Rice Planter's Amateur: USF's Fernandes leads by 5
20 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Rice Planters Amateur Championship, 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.

Results For Rice Planters Amateur Championship
1IndiaRigel FernandesIndia70065-67-72-67=271
2SCAndrew NovakMount Pleasant, SC50071-69-71-67=278
T3NCDanny PizetoskiDavidson, NC40071-70-71-68-280
T3NCRhyne JonesBlowing Rock, NC40070-69-72-69=280
T5MTTom SwansonMissoula, MT40072-73-68-68=281

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ABOUT THE Rice Planters Amateur

The Rice Planters Amateur was the inspiration of amateur golfer, Dick Horne. During his first Porter Cup 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.

Like the Porter Cup, the Rice Planters is played over 72 holes of stroke play. While entries are by invitation only, the tournament typically holds a 90-player qualifier for the final five spots in the field.

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