ASU Summer Golf Notebook No. 9

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Several Augusta State golfers are near the top of the leaderboard heading into Sunday’s final round of the Oglethorpe Invitational at Wilmington Island Club in Savannah, Ga.

ASU rising sophomore Carter Newman leads the Jaguar contingent in a tie for fifth at five-under 137. He followed his opening-round 68 with a two-under 69 Saturday and is seven shots back of Mark Anderson of Beaufort, S.C.

ASU’s Brendan Gillins, who redshirted last season as a true freshman on the Jaguar golf team, is tied for ninth and one shot back of Newman at four-under 138 along with head coach Josh Gregory. Gillins has signed for rounds of 71 and 67, with Gregory posting a pair of two-under 69’s.

Gillins, along with rising junior Mitch Krywulycz, tied for the best round of the day. Krywulycz, who opened with a 74, is tied for 18th after bouncing back with a four-under 67 of his own.

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In Austin, Texas, former ASU All-American Emmett Turner is just two shots off the lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the NGA Hooter’s Tour Onion Creek Classic at Onion Creek Club Original.

A two-time All-American for the Jaguars, Turner opened with rounds of 66 and 64, then booked a one-under 69 Saturday. He stands in a five-way tie for fifth at 11-under 199, two strokes behind Dawie Van der Walt and Bronson La’Cassie.

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Earlier this week, ASU’s Carter Newman carded rounds of 70-71 in a U.S. Amateur qualifier at Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Newman’s two-round total of one-under 141 on Tuesday and Wednesday was just a single stroke out of a playoff for the final two qualifying spots. He earned the second alternate spot.

ASU head coach Josh Gregory booked rounds of 74-71 for a three-over 145 total. Jaguar incoming freshman Taylor Floyd shot 71-75 while rising junior Mitch Krywulycz turned in a six-under 77 and didn’t advance to the second round of the qualifier.

South Carolina golf team member Mark Silvers of Savannah, Ga., claimed medalist honors with a 36-hole total of four-under 138.

Piedmont Driving Club hosted the first of two U.S. Amateur qualifiers in Georgia. The second takes place August 4- 5 at The Standard Club in Duluth.

The 108th annual U.S. Amateur Championship will be held at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Village of Pinehurst, N.C., August 18-24.

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