Newberry golfers compete with state's best amateurs
Sunday, August 7, 2005 | by by Scott McCain, Newberry Sports Information

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. - Three Newberry College men's golfers competed in the 74th annual South Carolina Golf Association men's amateur championship this past weekend.  Charles "Mac" Frye, Clinton Martin, and Brian Rush entered the tournament held at the Daniel Island Club but did not make the second-round cut.

Frye, an incoming freshman from Kiawah Island, S.C., had the best outing of the trio with rounds of 77 and 79, but shot a 73 at Shadowmoss Plantation in Charleston to qualify.  He missed the cut by four strokes.

Martin (Sumter, S.C.) had a low round of 75 at the University Club in Columbia, but could not duplicate that success, recording scores of 81 and 84.  Rush (Duncan, S.C.), a transfer from Spartanburg Methodist College, put together a 75 on day one, but could not sustain momentum in the second round and ending up with a 92.

Hunter Mengel (Snellville, Ga.) also competed in his home state's amateur open, but missed the cut with a 75--one stroke below the cutoff.  The 6'0" junior entered in the U.S. Men's Amateur Championship as well, carding a 72 and 77 in qualifying rounds.  Although he did not qualify, his performance was 30th out of 148 competitors.