Northern Amateur: Hernandez takes lead
Juan Pablo Hernandez
Juan Pablo Hernandez
CHESTERTON, Ind. (July 25, 2013) -- Juan Pablo Hernandez of Mexico and the University of Arizona, fired a second-round 7-under 65 and leads by a shot at the Northern Amateur.

Hernandez, who won last year's South Beach International, was even after Round 1 but exploded on Thursday for the event's lowest round yet and a lead entering Friday's final round at Sand Creek Golf Club.

Jack Perry, who led after the first round, is alone in second. He shot a second straight 69 in Round 2.

Chad Merzbacher bounced back in a big way after a first-round 73. He shot 66 on Thursday to shoot into third place.

The Northern Amateur is a popular national amateur tournament played from 1967-2001 with a solid list of past champions. It returned to the schedule in 2011 and is a 54-hole stroke-play championship with a field of 96 players.

Results For Northern Amateur Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1MexicoJuan Pablo HernandezMexico40072-65-74--211
2OHDavid TepeLiberty Township, OH30073-70-68--211
3CAJack PerrySanta Barbara, CA20069-69-74--212
T4MIReed HrynewichMuskegon, MI20075-69-69--213
T4MOMitchell RutledgeCreve Coeur, MO20072-74-67--213

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