Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., won the 100th Carolinas Amateur Championship at Greenville Country Club’s 6,834-yard Chanticleer Course on Sunday to become the first back-to-back winner of the tournament in 26 years.
Jenkins won with a 6-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with William Rainey of Charlotte, N.C. The players were tied at 5-under 283 through 72 holes.
Jenkins began the final round three shots out of the lead and made a triple bogey on his second hole, but he birdied holes 6, 7 and 8 and rallied to shoot a 2-under 70. Jenkins is the ninth person to win two consecutive Carolinas Ams, the last being Matt Peterson of Morganton, N.C., in 1987-88. Rion Moore of Georgetown and Derek MacLeod of Murrells Inlet both missed the cut after 36 holes.
Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe and Virginia Tech won the 15th annual Players Amateur presented by Nautica on Sunday at Berkeley Hall Club to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s 2015 RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, which will be held next April in Hilton Head Island.
He finished one stroke ahead of Garrett Rank of Ontario, Canada, and Vanderbilt University’s Hunter Stewart, the defending champion, with an 11-under 277. Vincent began the day six strokes behind Rank but got into contention after Rank made a quadruple bogey on the sixth hole en route to a 75. Vincent shot a final-round 68.
Robert Bartolomucci of Hilton Head became the first player in nine years to be the medalist and win six matches to be crowned the champion of the 37th South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship. He defeated Ryan Marter of Columbia 1 up in the championship match.