Patrick Cover Extends Lead at Southern Amateur


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).

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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 www.southerngolf.org 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)

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