Golf

Witcher keeps slim lead going into final round of eGolf Tour's Oldfield Open

sports@islandpacket.comFebruary 22, 2013 

Only six players managed to break 70 on Friday in a wet and windy third round of the eGolf Tour's Oldfield Open, allowing Brent Witcher to keep the lead for the third straight day after an even-par 72 at Oldfield Country Club in Okatie.

Witcher had four bogeys and four birdies -- including a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 -- to remain at 11-under par going into the final round. He has a one-shot lead over Jack Fields, who was one of the golfers to break 70 on Friday, carding a 68. Fields, of Southern Pines, N.C., played the final 13 holes at 5 under to get to 10-under 206 for the tournament.

The best round of the day came from Lanto Griffin, of Blacksburg, Va., who made seven birdies for a 6-under 66 that pushed him into third place at 8-under 208.

Four players are tied for fourth at 5 under, including Chris Epperson of Hilton Head Island.

Final-round play will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, but thunderstorms are in the forecast.

The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.

eGolf Tour Oldfield Open Scores

Friday, at Oldfield Country Club, Okatie; Par 72

Third Round

Brent Witcher 66 67 72 205

Jack Fields 69 69 68 206

Lanto Griffin 70 72 66 208

Peter Malnati 71 72 68 211

Jesse Smith 69 72 70 211

Birgir Hafthorsson 68 73 70 211

Chris Epperson 71 68 72 211

Travis Ross 73 70 69 212

Ryan Blaum 71 71 70 212

Ryan Sullivan 75 68 69 212

Cam Burke 67 73 72 212

Matthew Ryan 73 71 69 213

Taylor Floyd 72 69 72 213

Olafur Loftsson 68 69 76 213

Wes Worster 74 68 72 214

Mitchell Krywulycz 72 72 70 214

Kevin McLister 71 73 70 214

David Robinson 73 68 73 214

Ryan Nelson 68 70 76 214

Harold Varner 68 71 75 214

Joshua Brock 72 70 73 215

Nick Bova 75 67 73 215

Frank Adams III 75 70 70 215

Jonathan Cox 69 72 74 215

Fergal Rafferty 73 72 70 215

John-Tyler Griffin 70 70 75 215

Chip Lynn 70 73 73 216

Seamus Power 71 72 73 216

David May 71 70 75 216

Bryan Pierce 69 71 76 216

Stephen Poole 69 69 78 216

Christian Brand 74 68 75 217

Conrad Shindler 72 68 77 217

McCuen Elmore 72 70 76 218

Chris Baker 71 70 77 218

Jonas Enander Hedin 74 71 73 218

Tommy Biershenk 70 71 77 218

Garland Green 71 69 78 218

Drew Weaver 74 72 72 218

Fielding Brewbaker 71 75 72 218

Thomas Curtis 76 69 74 219

MacKenzie Hughes 73 73 73 219

Vaita Guillaume 72 74 73 219

Daniel Woltman 68 75 77 220

Cole Claassen 72 72 76 220

Ryan Gildersleeve 72 73 75 220

Tadd Fujikawa 75 71 74 220

Adam Long 76 70 74 220

Charlie Winegardner 74 71 76 221

Tim Hegarty 74 72 75 221

Timothy Madigan 75 71 75 221

Daniel Bowden 71 72 79 222

Sam Beach 71 71 80 222

Tanner Ervin 75 67 80 222

Barrett Kelpin 69 76 77 222

Scott Usher 74 72 76 222

Bruce Woodall 73 73 76 222

Bobby MacWhinnie 69 74 81 224

Paul Woodbury 70 76 78 224

Brett Munson 69 75 81 225

Ricky McDonald 74 70 81 225

Tripp McAllister 74 71 81 226

Michael Shrader 72 73 81 226

Ben Lee 73 73 88 234

Oldfield Open Tee Times

Saturday, at Oldfield Country Club

Final round

No. 1 tee

8 a.m.: Stephen Poole, Christian Brand

8:10 a.m.: Seamus Power, David May, Bryan Pierce

8:20 a.m.: Fergal Rafferty, John-Tyler Griffin, Chip Lynn

8:30 a.m.: Nick Bova, Frank Adams III, Jonathan Cox

8:40 a.m.: Ryan Nelson, Harold Varner, Joshua Brock

8:50 a.m.: Mitchell Krywulycz, Kevin McLister, David Robinson

9 a.m.: Taylor Floyd, Olafur Loftsson, Wes Worster

9:10 a.m.: Ryan Sullivan, Cam Burke, Matthew Ryan

9:20 a.m.: Chris Epperson, Travis Ross, Ryan Blaum

9:30 a.m.: Peter Malnati, Jesse Smith, Birgir Hafthorsson

9:40 a.m.: Brent Witcher, Jack Fields, Lanto Griffin

No. 10 tee

8 a.m.: Conrad Shindler, McCuen Elmore

8:10 a.m.: Chris Baker, Jonas Enander Hedin, Tommy Biershenk

8:20 a.m.: Garland Green, Drew Weaver, Fielding Brewbaker

8:30 a.m.: Thomas Curtis, MacKenzie Hughes, Vaita Guillaume

8:40 a.m.: Daniel Woltman, Cole Claassen, Ryan Gildersleeve

8:50 a.m.: Tadd Fujikawa, Adam Long, Charlie Winegardner

9 a.m.: Tim Hegarty, Timothy Madigan, Daniel Bowden

9:10 a.m.: Sam Beach, Tanner Ervin, Barrett Kelpin

9:20 a.m.: Scott Usher, Bruce Woodall, Bobby MacWhinnie

9:30 a.m.: Paul Woodbury, Brett Munson, Ricky McDonald

9:40 a.m.: Tripp McAllister, Michael Shrader, Ben Lee

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