by George Bryan

Caleb Proveaux of Lexington placed third in the Palmetto Amateur by shooting a four round total of 278. His USC Gamecock teammate Jamie Wilson won the event two shots ahead. Proveaux was in contention from the opening round when he shot 68. He followed it with 66 and closed with an even par 70. His game is solid heading into this weeks SCGA State Amateur Championship at Thornblade Club in Greenville. Proveaux joins other local exempt players including Michael Sims, Zach McLain, and Mark Swygert. 

One of the most encouraging facts about golf is how long one can continue to grow and improve. 61 year old Bernhard Langer won the British Senior Open this past week in difficult weather conditions. Typically weather exposes all physical and mental weakness but the two time Masters Champion and most dominant player in Senior PGA Tour history seemed to get stronger as winds with rain got worse. Golf is quite unique and a game that experience matters much. 

Now for some local youth golf news:

Jimmy Koosa’s is teaming up with Grow Golf Now to present a Junior golf camp at Timberlake Country Club August 5 – 7. Camp will start at 9 am. For more information call 803-781-2063.

The SCJGA Tri County Chapter played last Thursday at Mid Carolina Club. In the Boys 7-9 Division Trust Winters was medalist with an Even Par 36. Gage Gaskins show a one under 35 to win the Boys 10-12 Division. In the Boys 13-14 Division Roman Mullinax shot two over par to take the medalist honors. Jacob Fuller shot even par to wint the Boys 15-18 Division. In the Girls 10-12 Division Mia Andrade of Chapin was medalist. Lindsey Hoile took medalist honors in the Girls 13-18 Division.

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