The third time was the charm for USC Upstate golfer Taylor White in the Coca-Cola Spartanburg County Men’s Amateur Championship. White shot a final round 70 to win the title by four strokes at the Carolina Country Club Sunday.
White, who is from Duncan and played high school golf at Byrnes, finished in the Top 20 in his first appearance in 2013 and was eighth last year. This year, he was sensational en route to his first county amateur title. He opened the tournament with an even-par 72, but made his move to the top on Saturday. He carded a 4-under 68 Saturday to take the lead by a stroke entering Sunday’s final round.
Needing to hold off the field, White turned in a 2-under 70 Sunday to win the championship with a 6-under 210 total. He won by four strokes over Seth Robertson (Chapman HS, North Greenville) and Jonathan Costello (Byrnes HS, Erskine).
White has been one of the key players on the Upstate golf team since his freshman season. The rising junior has played in all 21 tournaments the Spartans have played during his time in the program. He has also ranked second on the team in stroke average each of his first two seasons, finishing just behind Ryan Cornfield, who earned an individual appearance in the NCAA Tournament/Chapel Hill Regional in 2015. White owns a 73.9 career stroke average with two Top 5 and six Top 10 individual finishes.
For more on the Spartanburg County Men’s amateur Championship, read the story at SHJ.com.