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Florence's Covar finishes atop US Mid-Amateur qualifying

Bryan Covar of Florence fired a 3-under-par 68 to pace the field and claim one of five spots in the upcoming U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at a one-day qualifier Monday at Callawassie Island Club.

Covar was one of only two players to shoot under par on Callawassie Island's Dogwood and Magnolia nines, along with Greenville Lee Palms, who shot 70.

Bluffton's Jordan Carpenter shot 71 to tie for third and claim one of the last qualifying spots along with Brad Jones of Augusta, Ga., and Savannah's Scott Weeks.

Beaufort's Rob Simmons, fresh off a win at the Beaufort City Championship on Sunday, narrowly missed qualifying, shooting 2-over 73.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which is open to amateurs age 25 and older, is set for Sept. 17-22 at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond, Texas.

USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifying

Monday at Callawassie Island Club, Dogwood and Magnolia courses; Okatie; Par: 71; Yardage: 6,922

Qualifiers

Bryan Covar (Florence) 68

Lee Palms (Greenville) 70

Brad Jones (Augusta, Ga.) 71

Jordan Carpenter (Bluffton) 71

Scott Weeks (Savannah, Ga.) 71

Alternates

Corey Huss (Evans, Ga.) 71

Michael Sweeny (Charlotte, N.C.) 72

Failed to Qualify

Robert Godfrey (Anderson) 72

Frank Ford III (Charleston) 72

Rob Simmons (Beaufort) 73

Michael Sims (West Columbia) 73

Jonathan Mackey (Pawleys Island) 73

Todd Fields (Aiken) 73

Richard Burgess Jr (Spartanburg) 73

Robert Wyrick II (Pooler, Ga.) 74

Robert Dargan (Columbia) 74

Kevin Hester (Blythewood) 74

Walter Todd (Laurens) 74

Tom Schreiner (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 74

Hugh Morrison (Macon, Ga.) 74

Brian Phillips (Hollywood) 74

John Blackwell (Wilmington, N.C.) 75

Matthew Molloy (Pinehurst, N.C.) 75

Billy Hall (Fort Mill) 75

Mark Keith (Bluffton) 75

Chris Mitchell (Prosperity) 75

Kyle Hougham (Greenville) 75

John Belicka (Mount Pleasant) 75

John Skeadas (Savannah, Ga.) 75

W Jay Degenhart (Savannah, Ga.) 76

T. J. O'Brien (Myrtle Beach) 76

Jim Young (Charleston) 76

Josh Lauener (Bluffton) 76

Gettys Glaze (Charleston) 76

Justin Hoft (Bluffton) 76

Winston Morris (Marietta, Ga.) 76

Dan Sullivan (Columbia) 76

Benji Gecy (Beaufort) 76

Matt Davis (Honea Path) 77

Tom Humphrey (Okatie) 77

Peter Brennan (Rincon, Ga.) 77

Eddie Hargett (Blythewood) 77

Steve Agazzi (Charleston) 78

Cary Phillips (Kershaw) 78

Jefferson Murray (Augusta, Ga.) 78

Mackey Miles (Conway) 78

Gordon Gourley (Hilton Head) 78

John Patterson (Bluffton) 78

Bill Turner (Charleston) 79

Chris Calabrese (Mt Pleasant) 79

Todd Hendley (Greer) 79

Ralph Ireland (Augusta, Ga.) 80

Scott Koenig (Johns Island) 81

Whitten Meares (Charleston) 81

Travis Rada (Anderson) 81

Marion Moore Jr (Georgetown) 82

Randall Teegardin (Charleston) 82

Matthew Musolf (Aiken) 83

Trey Keepers (Aiken) 83

William Garrett Parker (Wilmington, N.C.) 84

Matt Wilson (Spartanburg) 85

Jeff Burkett (Lexington) 86

Robert Fisher (Johns Island) 88

John Belicka (Woodstock, Ga.) 89

Jonathan Mathias (Columbia) DNS

Tee Opperman (Pawleys Island) NC

Brent Landry (Charlotte, N.C.) NC

Englis Glover (Murrells Inlet) NC

Steve Peterson (Columbia) WD

Toshi Hirata (Pooler, Ga.) WD

Sherrill Britt (West End, N.C.) WD

Tre Sheppard (Mount Pleasant) WD

Casey Smith (Abbeville) WD

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