Will Long holds lead at Palmetto Amateur
05 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament, Palmetto Golf Club, Will Long Rankings

AIKEN, S.C. (June 5, 2014) -- Auburn's Will Long shot a second-round 68 and extended his lead at the 2014 Palmetto Amateur.

Long, who 5-under 65 in Wednesday's first round, continued his solid play with a 2-under 68 and grew his lead from one to two shots entering Friday's third of four rounds at Palmetto Golf Club.

Trailing Long by two shots is Ted Moon of Belmont, who shot the round of the day, a 4-under 66 to stand alone in second place.

Moon shot 69 in the first round and managed to close his own gap on Long with his red-hot 66 on Thursday.

Mercer's Emmanuel Kountakis is third after rounds of 68-69. He's four back of Long's lead.

Ben Dietrich of South Carolina, who shared second place after Round 1 with Ole Miss signee Josh Seiple, shot 72 and fell to a tie for fourth place. He's tied with Jimmy Beck of Kennesaw State (68-70).

Seiple, meanwhile, shot 74 and fell to a tie for ninth place.

The leaderboard certainly opened up during Thursday's action but a number of notable competitors remain in contention with 36 holes still left to play, including: Azalea champion Will Murphy (T6), South Carolina's Mattew NeSmith (T9), LSU star Curtis Thompson (T13) and Memorial champion Cameron Champ (T33).

Results For Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament
1GAEmmanuel KountakisAugusta, GA70068-69-67-67-271
2GABilly KennerlyAlpharetta, GA50068-72-65-70-275
T3SCMatt NeSmithNorth Augusta, SC40072-68-68-70-278
T3NCWill LongGastonia, NC40065-68-73-72-278
5GAJimmy BeckColumbus, GA40068-70-69-72-279

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72-hole stroke play event held on a classic Alister MacKenzie design. The field of 84 is selected from applicants based on handicap, participation in amateur golf events and competitive record, in previous Palmetto Amateurs and other amateur tournaments.

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