Patrick Cover Extends Lead at Southern Amateur

July 20, 2018

 Patrick Cover of Cornelius, N.C. extends lead to five strokes


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Round three results of the 112th Southern Amateur Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky. on Friday, July 20, 2018 (7337 yards, par 36-36—72, 75.8/139).


The 112th Southern Amateur Championship continued today at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green. 76 players faced much tougher conditions on day three with high winds throughout the day resulting in a scoring average a couple of shots higher than the previous two rounds.

Overnight leader Patrick Cover of Cornelius, N.C. extended his lead to five strokes following a two-under par 70. His round included five birdies and nines of 36-34. Cover has carded a total of eighteen birdies over the 54 holes played so far and stands with a tournament total of 202 (-14). He will play in the final group tomorrow teeing off from hole number one at 9:30a.m.

In a tie for second place are S.M. Lee of Buford, Ga., Eric Ansett of Spokane, Wash., and Taylor Bibbs of San Diego, Calif. Lee climbed up the leaderboard with a three-under par 69 which included five birdies. Ansett carded a one-under par 71. After a shaky start, Bibbs fired a back nine two-under par 34 to get in the clubhouse with a one-over par 73 to remain in a tie for second place. Lee and Ansett will join Cover in the final group tomorrow.

The final round will begin tomorrow at 7:30a.m. from the first and tenth tees. 

Round 3 Notes:
•    36 players are under par through 54 holes with field average score of 74.211
•    68 (-4) was the low round of the day carded by Aman Gupta and Rhett Rasmussen
•    216 birdies and 2 eagles posted in round three
•    Blake Collyer of Australia has made three consecutive eagles on the 347-yard drivable Par 4 14th hole
•    Easiest hole: No. 14, 347-yard par 4, 3.724 scoring average
•    Hardest Hole: No. 13, 189-yard par 3, 3.434 scoring average

Visit for live scoring and photographs from the third round.


This championship is conducted by the Southern Golf Association.


Round 3 Results
Place    Competitor    Score
1    Patrick Cover, Cornelius, N.C.    69-63-70--202  (-14)
T2    S. M. Lee, Buford, Ga.    67-71-69--207  (-9)
T2    Eric Ansett, Spokane, Wash.    69-67-71--207  (-9)
T2    Taylor Bibbs, San Diego, Calif.    68-66-73--207  (-9)
T5    Wilson Furr, Jackson, Miss.    69-68-71--208  (-8)
T5    Luke Long, Fayetteville, Ark.    66-68-74--208  (-8)
T5    Rhett Rasmussen, Draper, Utah    72-68-68--208  (-8)
T5    Brandon Smith, Frisco, Texas    70-66-72--208  (-8)
T9    Quade Cummins, Weatherford, Okla.    67-71-71--209  (-7)
T9    John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky.    71-66-72--209  (-7)
T11    Chandler Eaton, Alpharetta, Ga.    69-70-71--210  (-6)
T11    Kristoffer Reitan, Lorenskog, Norway    69-68-73--210  (-6)
T11    Malcolm Mitchell, New Germany, South Afri    69-68-73--210  (-6)
T14    Jack Tolson III, Opelousas, La.    68-70-73--211  (-5)
T14    Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C.    72-71-68--211  (-5)
T14    Hunter Richardson, Clarksville, Tenn.    65-70-76--211  (-5)
T14    Blake Taylor, Atkinson, N.C.    72-67-72--211  (-5)
T14    Blake Wagoner, Cornelius, N.C.    69-73-69--211  (-5)
T19    Michael Sanders Jr., Davidson, N.C.    69-70-73--212  (-4)
T19    Josh Armstrong, Nicholls, Australia    69-70-73--212  (-4)
T21    Cecil Wegener, Ridgeland, Miss.    69-69-75--213  (-3)
T21    Jorge Garcia, Doral, Fla.    70-69-74--213  (-3)
T21    Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C.    72-69-72--213  (-3)
T21    Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La.    65-74-74--213  (-3)
T21    Matt Saulez, KwaZulu Natal, South Afri    71-73-69--213  (-3)
T21    Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher, Okla.    72-69-72--213  (-3)
T21    Mitchell Meissner, San Antonio, Texas    69-70-74--213  (-3)
T28    Benjamin Shipp, Duluth, Ga.    71-66-77--214  (-2)
T28    Collin Clark, Mansfield, Texas    71-71-72--214  (-2)
T28    Oliver Whatley, Rockville, Md.    70-71-73--214  (-2)
T28    Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas    75-68-71--214  (-2)
T32    Jake Goodman, San Antonio, Texas    74-69-72--215  (-1)
T32    Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, S.C.    71-69-75--215  (-1)
T32    Blake Collyer, Australia    75-70-70--215  (-1)
T32    Billy Tom Sargent, Georgetown, Ky.    68-74-73--215  (-1)
T32    Blake Elliott, Bullard, Texas    73-66-76--215  (-1)
T37    Austin Squires, Union, Ky.    67-70-79--216  (Even)
T37    Pierceson Coody, Plano, Texas    70-70-76--216  (Even)
T37    Sean Wilcox, Frisco, Texas    72-71-73--216  (Even)
T37    Trey Bosco, Austin, Texas    72-70-74--216  (Even)
T37    Sean Carlon, Albuquerque, N.M.    74-71-71--216  (Even)
T37    Matt Hutchins, Naples, Fla.    73-70-73--216  (Even)
T37    Justin Perry, Bowling Green, Ky.    71-72-73--216  (Even)
T44    Peyton Wilhoit, Searcy, Ark.    71-72-74--217  (+1)
T44    Matt Liston, Louisville, Ky.    69-73-75--217  (+1)
T44    Marco Steyn, Cape Town, South Afri    71-70-76--217  (+1)
T44    Grant Sutliff, Cumming, Ga.    72-72-73--217  (+1)
T48    Mason Nome, Houston, Texas    71-74-73--218  (+2)
T48    Stewart Slayden, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    66-72-80--218  (+2)
T48    Ashton Poole, Charlotte, N.C.    75-69-74--218  (+2)
T48    Isaiah Jackson, Golden, Miss.    72-72-74--218  (+2)
T48    Kyle Michel, Kialla, Australia    74-71-73--218  (+2)
T48    Bryce Hendrix, Greensboro, N.C.    68-70-80--218  (+2)
T48    Charlie Hillier, Lawrence, Kan.    67-78-73--218  (+2)
T48    Andrew Spear, Flower Mound, Texas    75-69-74--218  (+2)
T56    Patrick Christovich, New Orleans, La.    75-69-75--219  (+3)
T56    Reese Ramsey, Austin, Texas    72-71-76--219  (+3)
T56    Kyle Cottam, Knoxville, Tenn.    70-71-78--219  (+3)
T56    Jake Fendt, Suwanee, Ga.    74-71-74--219  (+3)
T56    Brayden Garrison, Nolensville, Tenn.    73-72-74--219  (+3)
T56    William Buhl, Norway    72-72-75--219  (+3)
T56    Matthew Cole, Fayetteville, Ark.    71-73-75--219  (+3)
T56    McClure Meissner, San Antonio, Texas    71-74-74--219  (+3)
T64    James Piot, Canton, Mich.    71-73-76--220  (+4)
T64    Nick Giles, Germantown, Tenn.    74-70-76--220  (+4)
T64    Paul Huber, Edgewood, Ky.    70-73-77--220  (+4)
T64    Lukas Michel, Warragul, Australia    73-71-76--220  (+4)
T64    Koichiro Ishika, Tempe, Japan    69-72-79--220  (+4)
69    Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La.    72-73-76--221  (+5)
70    Thomas Johnson, Norman, Okla.    72-73-77--222  (+6)
T71    Brock Ochsenreiter, Nashville, Tenn.    74-71-78--223  (+7)
T71    Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala.    68-75-80--223  (+7)
T73    Hunter Dunagan, Martinez, Ga.    74-70-80--224  (+8)
T73    Chris Nido, Palmetto Bay , Fla.    70-72-82--224  (+8)
T75    Fred Allen Meyer, Nicholasville, Ky.    74-70-81--225  (+9)
T75    J. Michael Riley, Mobile, Ala.    74-69-82--225  (+9)


About the Southern Golf Association:
The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15 state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur. 


The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month”, to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.

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