Trey Crenshaw of Lancaster, S.C. birdied three of his first five holes on the back nine Wednesday, and held on for a one-stroke victory at the 62nd South Carolina Golf Association Junior Championship Presented by the Heritage Classic Foundation at Tradition Golf Club.
Crenshaw (-9) finished one shot clear of second-round co-leader Waymon Thomas (Mt. Pleasant) to hoist the Charles Rountree, Jr. Trophy.
Jerry Bruns (-7) of Beaufort, who captured the event’s Boys 13-14 division title in 2019, rounded out the top three finishers. William Jennings (-5) of Greenville captured this year’s Boys 13-14 division, finishing three shots clear of Tip Price (Greenville).
As among the event’s top eight finishers overall, Crenshaw, Thomas, Bruns and Jennings qualified for the 45th Annual Georgia-South Carolina Junior Team Matches along with Luke Walmet (Mt. Pleasant), Griffin Tarver (Tega Cay), Eric Nord (Blythewood) and Jonathan Brennan (Taylors). The Matches will be played June 31-August 1 at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Georgia.
In all, 18 of the top-25 ranked players in the SCJGA’s Heritage Classic Foundation rankings teed it up in the quest to become 2020 SCGA Junior Champion. One of the longest-running state championship events in the nation, the SCGA Junior Championship boasts a distinguished collection of past champions including Lucas Glover, Wesley Bryan, Charlie Rymer, Jack Lewis, and a multitude of other notable players who have hoisted the Charles Rountree, Jr. Trophy.
A continued partnership with the South Carolina Golf Association, The Heritage Classic Foundation is once more the presenting sponsor of the Junior Championship, showcasing the best players across the state. A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Heritage Classic Foundation is dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance quality of life and economic vitality by hosting the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR golf tournament.