College of Charleston’s Rainey takes Rice Planters lead

College of Charleston junior William Rainey grabbed sole possession of first place Thursday at the midway point of the Rice Planters Amateur golf tournament being played at Snee Farm Country Club.

Rainey shot a 6-under-par 66 and is at 131 after 36 holes, two strokes in front of first-round co-leader R.J. Keur of Charleston Southern and Clemson’s Austin Langdale. Keur posted a 4-under 68 while Langdale carded a 65.

Scoring conditions were good Thursday as evidenced by David Mackey’s 63, which moved him into a tie for fourth at 135 with Bryson Nimmer, Jake McBride and Cameron MacKay.

Rainey had a strong start and finish. He birdied the first three holes, but bogeyed No. 4. He birdied 8 and 9, bogeyed 10, then birdied 11, 13, 16, 17 and 18.

Langdale, the 2014 Azalea Amateur winner, also birdied 1, 2 and 3. He bogeyed 9, then caught fire with five straight birdies on the back nine, starting at No. 12.

Keur made two bogeys, at 5 and 17,but in between birdied 8, 9, 12, 13 and 16.

Hale Furey made a hole-in-one during the tournament on Wednesday, using a 46-degree wedge from 134 yards on the 11th hole. His witnesses were playing partners Meechai Padungsiriseth and Parker Derby.

LEADERS

William Rainey 65-66—131

Austin Langdale 68-65—133

R.J. Keur 65-68—133

Bryson Nimmer 70-65—135

Jake McBride 68-67—135

David Mackey 72-63—135

Cameron MacKay 65-70—135

Jake Marriott 68-68—136

Harrison Shih 70-66—136

Hayden Wood 67-69—136

Hale Furey 69-68—137

Will Long 65-72—137

Evan Grenus 73-65—138

Parker Derby 71-67—138

Travis Williamson 74-64—138

Will Grimmer 66-72—138

Andrew Novak 68-70—138

Nate Yankovich 71-68—139

Jack Williams 71-68—139

Sebastian Smith 70-69—139

Maverick Antcliff 68-71—139

Johnny Decker 69-70—139

Keenan Huskey 70-70—140

Christian Salzer 73-67—140

Matthew Lisk 70-70—140

Christopher DeMarco 75-66—141

Eddie Wajda III 70-71—141

Carson Young 72-69—141

Ryan Cole 72-69—141

Michael Monroe 71-71—12

Joe Lewis 74-68—142

Josh Lorenzetti 71-72—143

Andy Chu 74-69—143

Ben Dietrich 75-68—143

Scott Verplank 77-66—143

Ethan Willis 74-69—143

Will Miles 71-72—143

Austin James 71-72—143

Will Betts 70-74—144

Ridge Purcell 70-74—144

Parks Brown 72-72—144

Tommy Schofield 70-75—145

Rohan Ramnath 75-70—145

Will Duma 73-72—145

Will Voetsch 75-70—145

Austin Morrison 73-72—145

Alastair Tidcombe 74-71—145

Meechai Padungsiriseth 77-69—146

Tee Opperman 79-67—146

Al Dickens IV 72-74—146

Rob Bovender 75-71—146

Michael Abrahamson 75-71—146

Zachary Bishop 78-68—146

Jarrett Swan 75-71—146

Garrett Atkinson 73-73—146

Alex Handy 73-74—147

Will Stewart 76-71—147

Jackson Moore 75-72—147

Taylor Davis 76-71—147

Clay Brown 78-69—147

Adam Walker 72-75—147

Philip Oweida 74-73—147

Matthew Mahle 73-74—147

Ben Skogen 75-73—148

Ian Hildebrand 71-77—148

Jamie Wilson 75-73—148

Pete Mathison 79-69—148

Josh Fickes 74-74—148

Christian Sease 77-71—148

Ryan Stachler 73-75—148

Mike Lund 75-73—148

Matthew Laydon 70-79—149

Jake Ezell 74-75—149

Trace Crowe 72-77—149

Allan Haughie 71-78—149

Paul Conway 76-73—149

Conner Dudley 77-73—150

Davis Morrison 76-74-150

Noah Edmondson 74-76—150

Priyanshu Singh 80-70—150

Nick Tremps 77-73—150

Walter Egloff 78-73—151

Blake Kennedy 78-73—151

Ryan Mondy 76-75—151

Wilson Day 79-73—152

Jackson Dick 79-74—153

Alec Tahy 77-77—154

Drew Johnson 78-76—154

Gus Beisel 79-75—154

Austin Fockler 78-77—155

Steven Vail 75-80—155

Bruce Fleming 76-81—157

Stanton Schorr 78-80—158

Christopher Ingraham 83-76—159

Sean deHerder 78-83—161

Carter Thompson 87-74—161

Bryce Chalkey 85-81—166

Dong-Jun Kim 86-80—166