Sophomore golfer William Holcomb turned in a strong performance this past weekend at one of the top amateur events in the country this past weekend.
Holcomb finished tied for third at the Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Holcomb shot a 68 on the final day of the event and carded a 279 over the four rounds of play.
He got off to a hot start in the fourth round, with three straight birdies on holes 2-4 and another on hole No. 9 to finish the front 9 at 4-under. A double bogey and two birdies on the back 9 gave him the third-best round of the tournament.
Holcomb opened the tournament with a 71 and a 69 in the second round, including an eagle on No. 16. He then shot a 71 in round 3 before the 68 for the final round.
Previous winners of this prestigious event include 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka (2009), Stewart Cink (1993), Tom Lehman (1982) and Hal Sutton (1979).
The Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament was the inspiration of amateur golfer Dick Horne. During his first Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club in 1973, Horne befriended cup chairman Dick Harvey. Harvey encouraged a receptive Horne to develop his own southern tournament and, consequently, along with other Porter Cup officials, shared enough useful information to get Horne started in the South.
The Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament celebrates its 44th straight year – all of them being held at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.