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Proveaux Leads South Carolina Amateur

CLEMSON, SC – Cody Proveaux, who will begin classes as a freshman at Clemson in a couple of weeks, fired his second straight round of five under par 65 and has a four-shot lead entering the final round of the 81st annual South Carolina Amateur.  The event is being played at the par 70 Country Club of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC.

Proveaux has had rounds of 69-65-65 in recording a 199 score through 54 holes.  His second and third round scores of 65 were the low scores of the day.  He has a four shot lead over Caleb Sturgeon of Laurens, SC.

Crawford Reeves is tied for fourth with a 207 score.  After opening rounds of 64 and 70, the rising Clemson senior slipped to a 73 on Saturday.  He had the first round lead and was tied with Proveaux after the second round.

Stephen Behr, Jr, who will be a red-shirt freshman at Clemson this year, stands at even par 210 after three rounds and is in a tie for 12th place. The native of Florence has had consistent rounds of 69-72-69.

Clemson assistant coach Jordan Byrd had a 73 on Saturday and his 213 total is tied for 22nd.  Blake Kennedy, another entering freshman at Clemson this year, is at 215 after three rounds.

Proveaux will be looking to become the first Clemson golfer to win the South Carolina Amateur since Luke Hopkins in 2007. Other past Clemson golfers to win the event include Dillard Pruitt, Tommy Biershenk, Charles Warren, Lucas Glover and D.J. Trahan, all of whom have gone on to play on the PGA Tour.

The final round will be held Sunday. Proveaux is expected to tee off at 11:40 AM.