McCoy, Christovich share lead at Crane Cup
Mike McCoy
Mike McCoy
PALM CITY, Fla. (Nov 15, 2014) — Scores were lower on Saturday at Floridian as two players as two players who entered the second round three or more shots back of the lead are now sharing a two-shot advantage with 18 holes to play at the Crane Cup.

The 2012 champion Patrick Christovich (right), as well as 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Mike McCoy are three-under through 36 holes and lead by two over two first-round co-leaders, Jamie Miller and Skip Berkmeyer.

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Miller, Berkmeyer, as well as Dan Keogh, carded 68's on Friday and together held the first- round lead by one.

McCoy, a native of West Des Moines, Iowa, posted the lowest round of the tournament thus far, a 67, while Christovich, who won the event in November of 2012, put up a 68.

Defending champion Colby Harwell bounced back from an opening-round 74 with a 69 on Saturday. He is just four shots back in a tie for eighth place.

In the senior division, Rick Woulfe (left) put a 69 up on the board for the second straight day and he will take a one-shot lead over Doug Hanzel into the final round.

Hanzel's 67 was the lowest senior score of the day.

Peter Wegmann is in third place at one-under, three shots behind Woulfe.

Results For Crane Cup Invitational Golf Tournament
1IAMike McCoyW. Des Moines, IA30072-67-69=208*
2LAPatrick ChristovichNew Orleans, LA20071-68-69=208
3TXAaron HickmanTyler, TX10072-70-67=209
T4NYDarin GoldsteinNew York, NY10078-68-68=214
T4MORichard (Skip) BerkmeyerTown & Country, MO10068-73-73=214

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54-hole scratch stroke play event with Mid-Amateur and Senior Divisions, hosted by the recently redesigned (Tom Fazio) Floridian in Palm City, Florida. Tournament Director Kevin Marsh is a USGA Mid-Amateur champion and has helped attract a strong field of committed players for this invitational tournament.

Jim Crane hoists the World Series 
Jim Crane holding the Commissioner's Trophy
The Crane Cup was started in 2012 by Houston business magnate Jim Crane, who in the previous year took control of the Floridian on the same day that he closed the deal to purchase the Houston Astros baseball team. Crane created his namesake tournament to be a celebration of competitive amateur golf, and has competed himself in the senior division. Five years later, both ventures had grown to be huge successes: the Crane Cup as an important national mid-amateur/senior championship, and the Houston Astros as World Series champions, the first in the history of the franchise.

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