3 tied for lead at Western Amateur
31 Jul 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Western Amateur Golf Championship, Sunset Ridge Country Club

ROLAND, Ark. (July 31, 2013) -- Two-time Walker Cup selection Patrick Rodgers shot a second-round 68 and jumped into a tie for the second-round lead at the 2013 Western Amateur.

At The Alotian Club, Rodgers paired his first-round 67 with a Wednesday 68. That was good enough to put him atop the leaderboard with Seth Reeves of Georgia Tech and Jordan Niebrugge, perhaps the hottest golfer in the tournament.

Niebrugge, of course, is fresh off wins at the U.S. Public Links and Wisconsin Amateur. He shot 66-69 over the first two rounds to reach 9-under.

Reeves, who was one of three players to share the lead after Round 1, shot 70 on Wednesday.

Cal senior and Walker Cup target Michael Weaver is tied for fourth after rounds of 68-69. He's joined by Michael Miller, Robby Shelton, David Snyder and Sean Dale. Miller and Dale were outside contenders for one of the remaining three non-mid amateur Walker Cup slots but a win at the Western Amateur could certainly shake up the current environment.

The Western Amateur features 56 of the world's top 100 players and is annually one of the season's best events.

The international event is a true test. Tuesday's first round began 72 holes of stroke play, which is followed by a 16-player match-play event.

For full field results, use the link below.

Results For Western Amateur Golf Championship
WinWIJordan NiebruggeMequon, WI150066-69-70-72--277
Runner-upFLSean DaleJacksonville, FL120069-68-76-70--283
SemifinalsTXKramer HickokPlano, TX90070-70-71-68--279
SemifinalsDenmarkSebastian CappelenDenmark90069-72-69-72--282
QuarterfinalsMexicoCarlos OrtizMexico70068-71-67-67--273

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ABOUT THE Western Amateur

Invitational event, known to many as the 'Masters of Amateur Golf.' Quite probably the hardest amateur tournament to win.

156 invited players come from across the globe to play one of the toughest formats in amateur golf. The tournament starts with 18 holes of stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday after which the field is cut to the low 44 scores and ties. Thursday it's a long day of 36 holes of stroke play to determine the “Sweet Sixteen” who compete at Match Play on Friday and Saturday (two matches each day if you're going to the finals) to decide the champion.

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