Georgia Tech teammates James White and Richy Werenski haven't been able to catch Clemson's Corbin Mills so far this week -- nobody has -- but they've caught their share of fish after their rounds during the Players Amateur.
White said Werenski's girlfriend has a house in Moss Creek with a dock where the fishing has been hot in the evenings.
"They just have this honey hole, so to speak, where you just drop it in, and boom," White said. "They said recently a bunch of charter boats have figured out where the spot is, and they come to their dock and fish. We walked out there, and sure enough, there was a boat that had four lines going underneath their dock."
White has had his best luck catching redfish, but Werenski hauled in a couple black drum. Now they'll both try to reel in Mills during today's final round. White begins the day tied for eighth at 5 under par, seven shots behind Mills, and Werenski is 2 over.
Mills isn't the only South Carolina golfer playing well in one of his home state's premier amateur events.
Cody Proveaux, a 17-year-old rising senior at Pelion High School, matched the best score of Saturday's third round with a 5-under 67 and is tied for 13th at 4 under overall.
Other Palmetto State players who made the cut were Furman's Austin Reeves (T-27th), South Carolina's Wesley Bryan (T-30th) and Clemson's Crawford Reeves (T-34th).
LOCAL PLAYERS MISS CUT
None of the three local players in the field survived the cut after Saturday's round, though two of them barely missed the mark.
Former Hilton Head High and USC Beaufort golfer Chris Lane II came the closest to making it to today's final round, missing the cut by two shots after a 74 on Saturday left him at 6-over par. Fellow USCB graduate Jon Pannone was one more shot back after a 74 on Saturday, and their Sand Sharks teammate, Belfair club champion Coley Davis, closed with an 82 to finish at 18 over.
The cut fell at 4 over, leaving 50 players for today's final round.
RAY WRAPS UP MID-AM TITLE
No matter what he does in today's final round, Stanford men's golf coach Conrad Ray will win the mid-amateur title by virtue of being the only player over age 25 who made the cut.
Ray, 36, made the cut on the number at 4-over par by shooting 69 on Saturday, his best round of the week. The only other mid-amateurs in the field were Todd White, who finished at 10 over, and Arizona coach Rick LaRose, who wound up at 26 over.