Josh Fickes of Clemson takes lead at CCNC Amateur
Josh Fickes
Josh Fickes
PINEHURST, N.C. (Dec. 18, 2014) — Clemson University freshman Josh Fickes posted the lowest round of the Country Club of North Carolina Amateur through two rounds, a 68, to take a one-shot lead into the final round.

First-round leader Will Long, a sophomore at Auburn, matched his one-under par round of 71 from Wednesday to sit one shot behind Fickes. Long's teammate, freshman Ben Schlottman, is also tied for second place at 142 after a two-under 70 on Thursday.

Three players are tied for fourth place at 146. Ryan Cole of James Madison, Josh Stockwell of UNC-Greensboro, and Blake Fiest of Virginia Tech sit five back.

The 54-hole tournament concludes Friday in Pinehurst, N.C. at the Country Club of North Carolina.


54-hole stroke play event with no cut. The 2nd. annual 54 hole collegiate/amateur tournament, presented by the Tarheel Golf Foundation, will be played solely on the championship Dogwood course. The Dogwood has hosted many CGA and USGA events, including six Southern Amateurs and a US Amateur. The Dogwood course, with a course rating of 74.9, will test the best amateur players. The top 8 finishers will qualify to play in the “Pinehurst Shootout” at nearby Pinehurst No. 2. The famed No.2 course will host the 2014 US Open and the 2014 US Woman’s Open.

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