Charleston, SC native Austin Cody never trailed in either match
today and has advanced to the finals on the South Carolina Amateur Match Play
Championship. "I scraped it around in qualifying and was 2 down with 3 to play
in my first match on Friday", Cody said. "I won the last 3 holes in that match
to win and have been playing solid since."
Cody will square off against 2011 runner-up Adam Goins in the championship match. "Back for revenge!" Goins joked as he left the course. The Gaffney, SC native won both his matches today in impressive fashion, ending up 9-under par over 34 holes of golf. "I hit it good today and really felt good about my game." He was 3-down in his Round of 16 match on Friday after 9 but won 3 holes in a row including 2 birdies that kick started his good play.
Interesting note of the day #1: Cody and Goins both played identical matches today. Both played 18 holes in the morning winning their respective matches 1-up; and both played 16 holes in the afternoon winning 4&2.
Interesting note of the day #2: Both players should be familiar with each other; they played 2 rounds of stroke play qualifying together on Wednesday & Thursday. Cody bested Goins by a shot in stroke play, and tomorrow should come down to the wire again.
Live hole-by-hole scoring for the final match can be found here: http://www.ghintpp.com/carolinasgolf/TPPOnlineScoring/MatchCard.aspx?ID=346&mgid=7&mid=87
For more information on the 2013 South Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship please visit: http://www.carolinasgolf.org/championship/home/scmatch/year/2013
The Championship Match will begin at 8:00 of the first tee.
This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is its 104th year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas.
Quarterfinal Match Results
Austin Cody, North Charleston, S.C. (8) def. Brad Thorne, Moore, S.C. (16), 1 up
Kyle Bearden, Barnwell, S.C. (4) def. Jon L Mathias, Columbia, S.C. (12), 1 up
Adam Goins, Gaffney, S.C. (10) def. Bryce W Howell, Blythewood, S.C. (15), 1 up
Dalton Ward, Sumter, S.C. (3) def. Andrew Ward, York, S.C. (22), 7 and 5
Semifinal Match Results
Austin Cody, North Charleston, S.C. (8) def. Kyle Bearden, Barnwell, S.C. (4), 4 and 2
Adam Goins, Gaffney, S.C. (10) def. Dalton Ward, Sumter, S.C. (3), 4 and 2
Championship Match Starting on #1 Tee, Sunday, June 16, 2013
8:00 am Austin Cody, North Charleston, S.C. (146) vs. Adam Goins, Gaffney, S.C. (147)