Martinez's Emmanuel Kountakis and Augusta's Greyson Sigg help Georgia team earn tie

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Martinez’s Emmanuel Kountakis and Augusta’s Greyson Sigg helped Georgia tie South Carolina in the first day of of the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match at Cuscowilla in Eatonton, Ga.

In the match-play singles format, each of the eight matches were worth a point for a win and half point for a half, the teams tied 4-4. The final round, also consisting of eight singles matches, will be played today.

Kountakis beat Trace Crowe, of Easley, 1-up and Sigg halved with Beaufort’s J.D. Lehman, earning a half-point.

Aiken’s Ryan Carpenter, the only local player on the South Carolina team, lost 1-up to Harry Lambert, of Suwanee.

In today’s matches, Kountakis will take on Lehman, Sigg meets Crowe and Carpenter takes on Christopher Guglielmo of Cumming.

Georgia leads the series 22-13-1.

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