Texas State Amateur: Nolen shoots 66, leads by 3
13 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Texas Amateur Championship, Whispering Pines Golf Club, Stratton Nolen Rankings

Stratton Nolen
Stratton Nolen

DALLAS, Tx. (June 13, 2014) -- Stratton Nolen of Austin fired a second-round 66 to take the 36-hole lead at the 105th Texas Amateur Championship at historic Brook Hollow Golf Club.

Nolen was two shots back after a first-round 69 but stormed back for the day's best round on Friday. He'll start Saturday's third round up by three shots over Andrew Presley and the lead.

Presley shot 68 on Friday to move to second place.

Andrew Ertel, Mason Greenberg and Will Zalatoris are tied for third place and sit four shots back of Nolen's pace.

Nolen is the reigning State Public Links champion.

"My game is in a really good place,” Nolen told the Texas State Golf Association. "Sitting out a year at Oklahoma State isn’t something I wanted to do at first, but I’ve realized it was the best thing. I’ve been able to work on my game and not worry about playing in tournaments. It really helped me mature and realize that I can be a lot better.”

ABOUT THE Texas Amateur

72 hole walking-only championship first played in 1909.

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference “TGA State Championship Eligibility” for further eligibility details. In addition to TGA State Eligibility guidelines: College players are eligible if they hold playing privileges through their college golf team at a club or course which currently belongs to the Texas Golf Association.

Format: 72 holes of Stroke Play. At the completion of 36 holes the field is cut to the low 50 and ties plus all players within 10 strokes of the lead.

18 Hole Qualifying: All players who are not exempt under the above categories must participate in a 18 hole sectional qualifier.

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