Sunnehanna: Ihm, Lovelady share lead
JOHNSTOWN, Penn. (June 14 2013) -- Steven
Ihm gained some company atop the
leaderboard at the 2013 Sunnehanna
Tom Lovelady, of the NCAA Champion
Alabama Tide, fired a red-hot 3-under 67 to
jump into a share of the lead with Ihm
entering Saturday's third round.
Ihm led outright with a 66 on Thursday. He
shot 71 to keep pace with a surging field on
Lovelady's 67 tied for the round of the day
with former Penn State golfer and current
Walker Cup hopeful Mike Miller.
Miller bounced back from a 2-over 72 on
Thursday to shoot his 67, which moved him
into a tie for fourth place.
Stewart Jolly of Birmingham, who sat alone in
second place after Round 1, shot an even par
70 Friday and is in third place,
just one shot off the lead.
In fourth, Miller is joined by Matthew NeSmith,
Patrick Newcomb, Cory Whitsett and Cameron
The Sunnehanna Amateur features one of the
season's top fields. Notable players include:
Cal's Brandon Hagy (70-72,
T15), Dykes Harbin (70-73, T24), Cal's
Shotaro Ban (70-74, T31), Porter Cup winner
Richy Werenski (71-74, T36) and four-
time and defending U.S. Mid-Amateur
champion Nathan Smith (73-73, T42).
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
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
format has been emulated by
countless amateur tournaments across the country.
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