Northeast Amateur: Jolly extends lead in Round 2
Stewart Jolly
Stewart Jolly

RUMFORD, R.I. (June 19, 2014) -- The wind died down and rain softened the greens but scoring remained at a premium Thursday in the second round of action at the 2014 Northeast Amateur at Wannamoisett Country Club.

LSU's Stewart Jolly fired a second straight 2- under 67 and extended his lead to three shots over one of the summer circuit's best fields.

Jolly, a U.S. Palmer Cup team member, broke through with the round of the day on Wednesday in windy conditions. On Thursday, he kept pace with some improved scoring under better conditions but with rather tricky pins.

Starting on No. 10, Jolly went out in 2-under 33 thanks to consecutive birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 -- both par 4s.

He holds a three-shot lead over recent Mercer graduate Hans Reimers, who followed his opening-round 68 with an even-par 69 on Thursday.

Kurt Kitayama of UNLV and Georgia Tech's Seth Reeves are tied for third at even par for the tournament while four players, including Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge, sit just five shots off the pace and tied for fifth place.

Five more players, including recent Sunnehanna Amateur champion Will Murphy of South Carolina, and reigning U.S. Junior champion Scott Sheffler are tied for ninth place at 2-over.

Scheffler shot 2-under 67 Thursday while Murphy carded a 1-under 68 despite a double-bogey on his final hole.

Mid-amateur Patrick Christovich, who recently won the Coleman Invitational, shot the round of the day -- and tournament so far -- with a 3-under 66 to move into a tie for 14th place.

For a full look at the Northeast Amateur leaderboard, follow the link below. AmateurGolf.com will continue to provide coverage from the event, including live and in-person coverage of the final round on Saturday.

Results For Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament
1ALStewart JollyBirmingham, AL150067-67-69-71=274
2WIJordan NiebruggeMequon, WI100071-68-65-72=276
T3GALee McCoyClarkesville, GA70070-73-68-68=279
T3NHChelso BarrettKeene, NH70071-69-70-69=279
T3TXScottie SchefflerDallas, TX70073-67-70-69=279

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ABOUT THE Northeast Amateur

The Northeast Amateur has a historic list of winners, including Ben Crenshaw, Dustin Johnson, Luke Donald, Scott Hoch, John Cook, Hal Sutton, and David Duval. It has been annually held at the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett Country Club since 1962. The event is limited to 90 elite players; there is a cut after 54 holes and the entire tournament is played in twosomes.

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