Rice Planter's Amateur: USF's Fernandes leads by 5
20 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: Snee Farm Country Club
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 20, 2014) -- University of South Florida star Rigel Fernandes shot an even-par 72 Friday and maintains a five-shot lead entering Saturday's final round at the 2014 Rice Planter's Amateur at Snee Farm country Club.
Fernandes has led from the start thanks to a 65-67 effort in his first two rounds.
Zhongyang Fu and Travis Smyth are tied for second at 7-under. Smith shot 67 on Friday while Fu turned in a 69 to climb the leaderboard.
Ryan Cole is fourth at 6-under while a group of four players, including Dru Love, the son of Davis Love III, is at 5-under.
The Atkinson Cup, which is awarded to the low three-person team made up of players from the same college golf team, was won by Charleston Southern.
ABOUT THE Rice Planters Amateur
The Rice Planters Amateur was the inspiration of
amateur golfer, Dick Horne. During his first Porter
at the Niagara Falls Country Club in 1973, Horne
befriended the tournament's chairman Dick Harvey.
Harvey encouraged a receptive Horne to develop his
own southern tournament and, consequently, along
with other Porter Cup officials, shared enough useful
information to get Horne started in the South. The
Rice Planters quickly grew to become one of the top
amateur events in the country.
FORMAT AND ENTRY
Like the Porter Cup, the Rice Planters is played over
72 holes of stroke play. While
by invitation only, the tournament typically
holds a 90-player qualifier for the final five spots in
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