BLYTHEWOOD -- Drew Ernst, of Seneca, shot the round of the tournament with a 7-under par 64 to soar to the top of the leaderboard Saturday at the SCGA Amateur Championship with a two-day total of 132.
First-round leader Wesley Bryan shot an impressive round of 66 to finish one shot behind at 133 while McCuen Elmore finished at 137 at the Columbia Country Club.
Ernst had eight birdies and one bogey, including a back nine score of 31, en route to his 64. Bryan had a bogey-free round that started with a 31 of his own on the front nine.
Tied for fourth are the second-ranked player in the SCGA points list, Brent Roof, and the 2008 Amateur champion Lee Palms.
The Citadel Club of Charleston will host its annual Shrimp & Beer Night on Aug. 19 at The Citadel Beach House on the Isle of Palms.
Football coach Kevin Higgins will be the featured speaker. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free to members of The Citadel Club of Charleston. The costs for non-members is $25. For additional information, contact Scott Hairfield at (843) 514-0291 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charleston County Gamecock Club will host its annual Beach Bash on Friday at The Sand Dunes Club on Sullivans Island.
Tickets are $40 per person and include a full dinner, open bar, and entertainment by The East Coast Party Band. Tickets must be purchased in advance at George's in West Ashley, The Point Grill in Mount Pleasant, or Pinckney-Carter Insurance on Remount Road.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
There will raffles and auctions featuring autographed national championship items.
Cash or checks only. All proceeds go the USC Athletic Department.
For more information go to charlestoncounty.gamecockclubs.com.