Hopper Sits In Top 10 At South Carolina Amateur
USC Upstate golfer Matthew Hopper shot a one-under-par 70 Thursday and sits in a tie for eighth at the 79th South Carolina Amateur Championship as Friday's second round was washed away by poor weather conditions at the Columbia Country Club.
Although a few early pairings managed to finish their rounds on Friday prior to the bad weather rolling in, the vast majority of the field was unable to make it onto the course and finish their rounds. Therefore, all of the completed rounds on Friday have been washed away and the tournament will be shortened to a 54-hole event. The second round will be played Saturday with the cut made after the completion of play, setting up the final round on Sunday.
Hopper, a sophomore from Gaffney, S.C., opened the tournament with a 1-under 70 on Thursday. He stands just three shots out of the lead held by Wesley Bryan (67). Three players opened with a 68 and another three carded 69 on Thursday. Hopper is in a tie for eighth in the tournament along with three other players.
Hopper is not the only Spartan competing in the South Carolina Amateur Championship. Brad Sill, a Spartanburg native who is transferring to Upstate this fall after a year at Winthrop, opened with a 75. Incoming freshman Danny Brock, from Simpsonville, also opened with a 75. Tyler Comer, a redshirt sophomore out of Broome High School in Spartanburg, shot an 80 in his first round.