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Greg Doherty Finishes Seventh at Rice Planters Amateur



MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – DePaul golfer Greg Doherty finished seventh on Saturday at the 37th annual Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament at Snee Farm Country Club. The rising senior on DePaul’s golf team posted an eight-under total of 280 over the four rounds of play.

Doherty carded rounds of 70 on Wednesday and Friday that surrounded his best 18-hole effort of 68 in Thursday’s second round. He totaled an even-par 72 in the final round on Saturday for his eight-under total of 280. In 2008, Doherty finished 23rd at the tournament with a three-under total of 285.

Earlier this summer, Doherty advanced to the Sectional Qualifying Round of the U.S. Open with a 68 in the Local Qualifying Round at Schaumburg GC in Schaumburg, Ill.

Brooks Koepka won the tournament with an 18-under four-round total of 270. He was two strokes ahead of Austin Cody.

The Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament was created by Dick Horne, a local amateur golfer, with hopes of establishing a competitive showcase of young talent in the South.  Thirty-seven years later, Horne’s vision continues to attract top players from around the world, and is considered one of the top 10 amateur golf tournaments in the southeastern United States.  The Rice Planters, a four-day invitational event at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., has hosted a great array of recognizable amateur players over the years.  Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Hal Sutton, Stewart Cink, Andy Bean, Scott Hoch and many others have enhanced their skills at this beautiful course.  With the effective combination of quality competition and thorough community involvement, the Rice Planters shall remain one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Southeast.