Amazingly, Christian Salzer of Sumter found himself in the same precarious situation he was in about this time a year ago: watching beside the 18th green to see if Jack Parrott of Columbia would chip in to tie him for the lead.
Last summer in the 56th South Carolina Junior Championship at Willow Creek Golf Club in Greer, Parrott chipped in for an eagle to force a playoff and birdied the first hole to stun Salzer and seize the Charlie Rountree Trophy.
In the final round Thursday of the 57th S.C. Junior at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Parrott had a 25-foot uphill chip for a par that would have forced another playoff with Salzer.
“I was just laughing coming up to the green, thinking if I chip this in it’s going to be pretty funny,” Parrott said. “I gave it a good run.”