Bluffton's J.D. Hoft and Hilton Head Island's Will Miles are among six golfers within five shots of the lead held by Andrew Novak at the 83rd SCGA Amateur Championship on Saturday.
The third round at The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island was marked by two weather delays, which kept the field off the course for nearly four hours. A saturated course also forced tournament officials changing the short par-4 16th hole into a 135 yard par-3.
Novak chipped in three times on the front side en route to a 1-under 70 and a three-day total of 8-under 207.
Jonathan Hardee of Greer made seven birdies in a round of 65 to jump to second, two behind Mount Pleasant's Novak.
Hardee is headed to play for Alabama this fall.
Caleb Sturgeon (69) and Ross Thomson (67) are another shot back in third.
Hoft continued his strong play with a third-round 69 that left him tied for fifth along with Ben Fogler (69). Miles heads into the final round five shots off the pace after a third-round 71.
Sunday's tee times begin at 8 a.m. Pairings, scores and additional information are available on the SCGA Amateur web page.
SCGA Amateur Scores
Saturday; At The Reserve Golf Club of Pawleys Island
Novak, Andrew (Mount Pleasant) 65-72-70--207
Hardee, Jonathan (Greer) 73-71-65--209
Sturgeon, Caleb (Laurens) 71-70-69--210
Thomson, Ross (Daniel Island) 70-73-67--210
Hoft, J.D. (Bluffton) 72-70-69--211
Fogler, Ben (Elgin) 69-73-69--211
Miles, Will (Hilton Head Island) 73-68-71--212
Weiss, Jon (Florence ) 82-68-63--213
Carpenter, Ryan (Aiken) 69-72-72--213
Nimmer, Bryson (Bluffton) 76-68-72--216
Lehman, J.D. (Bluffton) 75-70-71--216
Hoisington, Tate (Hilton Head) 75-72-71--218
Nimmer, Tony (Bluffton) 76-76-73--225
Vilcheck, Chandler (Bluffton) 76-74-77--227
Williams, Tyler (Hilton Head) 75-73-80--228
Wong, Jeff (Bluffton) 78-76-74--228
Long, Wesley (Bluffton) 76-73-80--229
Fickes, Josh (Beaufort) 77-77-76--230