Jerry Haas Captures 69th PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com SC Open
September 15, 2020 (Pawley’s Island, SC) – The final round of the 69th PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com South Carolina Open is complete and a champion has been crowned. After rescheduling the event from late May, to early August, then to this week, The Reserve Golf Club opened up their arms with great hospitality to host this championship. There were many Professionals and Amateurs from all over North and South Carolina who came out to The Reserve Club for this great event and played hard for a chance to win the title.
The first-round leader, Jerry Haas, PGA played strong enough today to come out on top and earn himself an early birthday present with this win. Shooting one-over, 73 in today’s round, Haas coupled that with his first round, and tournament low round, 8-under-par to finish at 7-under-par after 36 holes. “This win really means so much to me. It is really special. Not to mention, tomorrow is my birthday!” said Haas. And truly special this win was. Haas even had some good mojo going on as he stayed with his brother, Jay Haas, this week in Pawley’s Island.
While Haas claimed the victory, it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. Amateur, Logan Sowell shot a stellar 6-under-par, 66 to move himself up the leaderboard 12 spots and finish in the T1 position with Haas. Sowell is currently a senior at the College of Charleston and plays on their golf team. After going to three playoff holes with the seasoned champ in Haas, Sowell fell just short, but was still able to walk away with the Low Amateur win.
Finishing only one shot back from the leaders, Brock Elder, PGA carded an incredible, bogey-free 65 to push himself over 20 spots up the leaderboard and earning the lone third place position. Two shots back from Elder and in the lone fourth place position is Blake McShea who shot 66, 74 to finish at 4-under-par for the 36 hole championship. Rounding out the top five is amateur, Tyler Gray who played consistent over the two days with two rounds of 70, 71 to finish at 3-under-par.
Along with our low amateur, Burke Cromer, PGA shot the low round of the day, featuring only one bogey and an eagle on the par-5, 13th hole, finishing with a 66. Cromer bumped himself way up the leaderboard to finish at T6 (-2) alongside four fellow PGA Professionals: Steve Scott, Seth Sweet, Jimmy Flippen, & Adam McLaughlin.
Two skins were won in the professional skins contest today. Congrats to Burke Cromer who eagled the par-5, 13th hole and Aaron Black who eagled the par-5, 18th hole. Nice job guys! Each won $810.
Donald Clement, PGA Director of Golf, and his entire staff were a phenomenal host for this championship and we are incredibly grateful for their generous hospitality this week.
The South Carolina Open is an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Award Presented by OMEGA points event. Additionally, PGA Professionals’ scores count toward the True Temper CPGA Johnny Palmer Trophy.
We could not conduct this event without the support from our partners. The CPGA sincerely thanks its event partners for their generous support.
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About The Reserve Golf Club
Established in 1998, The Reserve Golf Club is located inside a gated community on breathtakingly preserved acres of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Nestled between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, the property is a private golf sanctuary amongst the crowded beachfront courses of South Carolina’s coast. Complimented by best-in-class service, fine dining and a renowned practice facility, The Reserve’s cornerstone is a nicely-paced round of golf on a Greg Norman course that ranks #5 among the nearly one-hundred courses that bestrew the Grand Strand. Learn more about Membership.
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