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Cincinnati's O'Kelley on top at Spirit of America
04 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: Burningtree Country Club

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DECATUR, Ala. (July 4, 2014) -- After 36 holes, Jared O'Kelley of the University of Cincinnati is on top at the 2014 Spirit of America Golf Classic.

At Burningtree Country Club, O'Kelley shot a second straight 68 and sits at 6-under entering the third round of the 72-hole stroke-play event.

Matt Gourgeot and John Michael O'Toole, also of Cincinnati, are tied for second place at 3-under. O'Toole matched O'Kelley with a 68 on Friday while Gourgeot carded a 69.

Tied for fourth place are Forrest Gamble (University of Mississippi), defending champion Alex Mahlik and Will Sundvold (University of Missouri). The trio sits four back of O'Kelley's pace entering Round 3.

For a full look at the Round 2 leaderboard, follow the results link below.

ABOUT THE Spirit of America

The Spirit of America Golf Classic is Burningtree Country Club's long-running, fundraising tournament held annually in conjunction with Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival, which itself is one of the largest, free Fourth of July festivals in the south. Established in 1967, this unique "college team and individual" format event has been home to collegiate players and top amateur players from across the nation. The format is 72-holes of stroke play, with a 54-hole collegiate team division. The "Spirit" tournament boasts many top graduates, like 1995 Champion-turned-PGA tour player Heath Slocum, and 1989 Junior Champion-turned-PGA tour player Stewart Cink.

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Results For Spirit of America Golf Classic
Place  PtsScores
1ALJohn Michael O'ToolePinson, AL30071-68-65-70=274
T2ALForrest GambleBirmingham, AL20068-72-67-70=277
T2ALMatt GourgeotDecatur, AL20070-69-68-70=277
T4ALWoodie EubanksTrussville, AL10073-70-69-66=278
T4ALBen WoodFlorence, AL10072-70-67-69=278

View full results for Spirit of America Golf Classic

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