Eastern Amateur: Hickman pulls away
by Jack Persons, AmateurGolf.com

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 10, 2014) --

Through two rounds at the Eastern Amateur, Christopher Hickman is looking unstoppable.

Hickman posted 61-64 on Friday—he finished both rounds due to a storm delay on Thursday— for a 15-under 125 total at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club.

The East Tennessee State rising junior made ten birdies in the first round along with a lone bogey on the 14th, a 465-yard par-4, to post nine-under 61, good for a four stroke lead.

The lead jumped to six after he finished the second round, as he made eight more birdies en route to a six-under 64.

He leads Adam Ball of VCU, who sits in second place by himself at nine-under 131.

Ball fired the lowest second round score so far with a seven-under 63. He made seven birdies with no blemishes on the card.

Play was halted at 8:30 on Friday evening, with about half the field left on the course. The tournament will resume on Saturday morning, and once all players are finished, the cut will be made to the low 80 scores and ties.

Results are linked below.

Results For Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament
1MDChristopher HickmanCentreville, MD50061-64-65-68=258
2GARiley DavenportBallground, GA40065-65-67-69=266
T3VAAdam BallRichmond, VA30068-63-69-70=270
T3NYDerek BardNew Hartford, NY30068-64-68-70=270
T3PAChristopher CrawfordBensalem, PA30066-69-64-71=270

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ABOUT THE Eastern Amateur

The Eastern Amateur is a 72 hole stroke play event that perennially attracts a top-drawer field. The tournament has been played -- with the exception of 1977 and 1999 -- at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth Manor is a par 70 Dick Wilson design in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The impressive list of winners includes U.S. Open winners Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Andy Bean, Hubert Green, Jim Furyk and Steve Jones. Other notables who have played in the Eastern Amateur are Lanny Wadkins, Arron Oberholser, Steve Marino, Scott Hoch, Clarence Rose, Gary Koch, Bob Tway, John Rollins, Fred Funk, Carl Petterson, Chip Beck, Jim Simons, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Melnyk, Andy Bean and Steve Liebler. Liebler won the who the Eastern in three different decades and is the only golfer to have ever qualified for the USGA Junior, USGA Amateur, USGA Open, USGA Public Links, USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur as well as representing his state in the USGA Team competition.

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