MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 27, 2014) — With 3,405 players broken down over 76 divisions at more than 50 different courses, there isn't a tournament like the World Amateur anywhere.
This year's event is different in that players who enter the brand new scratch flight play without handicaps, similar to any other major amateur event.
Lyon Lazare posted three solid rounds of 73-74-72 to jump out to an eight-shot lead in the new scratch division. Jason Miller and Mark Gardiner are in second place and are two shots ahead of Dennis Monahan in fourth place.. Gardiner, of Illinois, has been having a great summer after qualifying for the U.S. Senior Amateur and nearly making the US Mid Amateur as a first alternate.
Though there is no gross flight in the senior division, one player in particular is putting up impressive numbers in the top senior flight. Brian James is tied for seventh place in terms of net score, but his gross score of 221 leads by five. The net leader is Greg Corczynski, and he leads the his flight by two over Jon McClellan.
FUN CONTINUES OFF THE COURSE
Players gather in the Myrtle Beach convention center for all sorts of festivities including the "World's Biggest 19th hole" with Sirius-XM radio personalities Brian Katrek and John Maginnes broadcasting their "On Tap" program live each afternoon.
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