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Aug. 7, 2005

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – Rising Carolina sophomore Warren Thomas (Columbia) shot a 66 in Sunday’s final round and finished second at the 2005 South Carolina Golf Association State Amateur Championship, played at the Beresford Creek Course (7,073 yards, Par 72), Daniel Island Club.

Despite turning in his best round of the weekend on Sunday, Thomas was just two strokes behind champion Emmett Turner (Spartanburg), who capped the tournament at eight-under (67-71-71-64=274). Thomas finished at six-under par (67-74-69-66=276).

Incoming freshman Allen Koon (Bamberg), rising sophomore Mark Anderson (Beaufort) and redshirt freshman Patrick Cunning (Aiken) all finished in the top 25, while incoming freshman Baker Elmore (Cheraw) was just one stroke back in a tie for 31st.

Koon finished in 14th with a total score of 287 (72-74-69-72). Anderson tied for 16th (72-76-69-72=289), and Cunning tied for 25th (72-76-73-74=295). Elmore, who tied a competitive course record of eight-under par in the first round of the event, carded rounds of 64-76-75-81=296.

2005 Carolina graduate and 2004 State Amateur Champion Alex Hamilton (Aiken) finished tied for seventh (72-70-73-70=285). Another recent USC grad, Jake Thompson (Greenville) tied for 18th-place (71-70-79-70=290).

A total of 140 players began the competition on Thursday with the field being cut to the low 70 and tied after Friday’s round.

A complete list of results can be found at: