Sunnehanna Amateur: Ihm takes early lead
Steven Ihm
Steven Ihm

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. (June 13, 2013) -- "That other tournament" in Pennsylvania managed to get most its first round in despite the massive amounts of rain and wind to hit the region.

Steven Ihm leads one of the season's best fields by three shots after Round 1.

The Iowa State junior fired a 4-under 66 on the 6,868- yard Sunnehanna Country Club and leads a group of three at 1-under, including Cory Whitsett of Alabama, Cameron Wilson of Stanford and Shotaro Ban of top-ranked Cal.

With the NCAA Championship complete, the Sunnehanna annually features one of the best summer fields of any amateur tournament.

Notable names lurking after Round 1 include: Brandon Hagy of Cal (E, T4), defending Southeastern Am champ Dykes Harbin (E, T4), Tom Lovelady of NCAA Champion Alabama (E, T4), Alex Carpenter, former Southern Amateur winner, (+1, T14), Richy Werenski, the 2012 Porter Cup winner (+1, T14) and No. 6-ranked player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Rankings Mike Miller (+2, T25).

Hoping to make a move in Round be reigning Rice Planters champ Thomas Bradshaw (+3, T32), Nicholas Reach, who won the Palmetto Amateur last week (+3, T32), top-ranked Golfweek junior Robby Shelton (+3, T32) and Four-time and defending U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith (+3, T32).

Defending champion Bobby Wyatt of Alabama sits in a tie for 66th, 12 shots off the lead.

Second-round play is slated to begin following the completion of the first round. Four groups didn't complete first-round play.

Results For Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions
1IASteven IhmPeosta, IA100066-71-68-67--272
2TXCory WhitsettHouston, TX70069-70-68-67--274
T3INRick LambSouth Bend, IN50073-67-69-68--277
T3NYMike MillerBrewster, NY50072-67-70-68--277
5CTCameron WilsonRowayton, CT50069-70-71-68--278

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ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur

The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954 -- it was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. The tournament is played on a classic A.W. Tillinghast design. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list the likes of Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler as contestants: the United States Amateur. Its medal play format has been emulated by countless amateur tournaments across the country.

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