Texas N. Mid-Am: Gibson, Fitzgerald share lead
PLANO, Tx. (March 29, 2014) -- The second round of the 2014 North Mid-Amateur Championship presented by UST Mamiya was completed on Saturday at the Prestonwood Country Club, Hills course.

83 players returned to compete in the second round and were met with cool but sunny conditions. With only 36 holes left to play, those within range of the leaders were looking to make a move. Brad Fitzgerald of Sunnyvale opened the event with a 5-over par, 77, in round one, but followed it up with the low round of the day with a 3-under par, 69. Fitzgerald’s 36-hole total of 146 moved him into a tie for 14th place. Brad Gibson of Frisco recorded his second consecutive round of 1-under par, 71, on Saturday.

Gibson’s consistent play puts him into a tie for fourth place at 2-under par heading into the final round on Sunday. The 2012 Texas Mid-Amateur Champion, John Bearrie also fired his second consecutive round under par on Saturday. Bearrie followed up his first round of 2-under par, with a 1-under par round on Saturday. At 3-under par for the championship, Bearrie sits tied for second place with Michael Pruitt of Lubbock.

First round co-leader Lewis Stephenson went on to extend his lead on Saturday and currently sits atop the leaderboard by himself after following his 4-under par, 68, on Friday, with a 1-under par, 71, on Saturday. Stephenson will take a two shot lead into the final 18 holes.

ABOUT THE Texas North Mid-Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older by the tournament start date and residing in the North Texas region as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (North of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and north is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut. Field limit: 84 players.

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