South Beach International: Richard James takes charge
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Dec. 20, 2014) -- Former
University of South Florida Golfer Richard James of
Wales followed up his 6 under par 65 at Miami Beach
Golf Club with a stellar 4 under par 66 at Normandy
Shores Golf Club to open up a 3 stroke lead (-10)
one of the world’s strongest fields on day two of the
South Beach International Amateur.
Liberty University bound high school senior and 2014
F lorida State Amateur Champion Gabriel Lench of
Lake Mary, Florida shot 66 at Miami Beach and sits
alone in second place at 7 under par. Barry
star, Canadian Adam Svensson and University of
North Carolina freshman Ben Griffin of Chapel Hill,
North Carolina are tied for third after shooting 67
70 respectively, and are 4 shots back.
An amazing 88 players (72 plus ties) will
move on to play Miami Beach Golf Club for the final
two rounds of the world’s 14th ranked amateur.
Included in the players to make the cut (+3) are
Francis Berthiaume of Canada who shot the round of
the day, firing a 64 at Normandy Shores to rebound
from his opening day 75 at Miami Beach.
Fifty Eight year old 2014 BritishSenior
Amateur Champion Brady Exber of Las Vegas,
continued to his stellar play in 2014 making the cut
1 under par.
Conditions got more difficult as both
Normandy Shores and Miami Beach got faster and
firmer as the wind picked up. Both course played a
stroke more difficult than day one.
Executive Director Jeff Hunt said, “It is an
amazing field and not a surprise with so many world
class players that 88 get to move on to the final two
rounds.” “As the wind continues to pick up and the
courses speed up I expect that the scores will
continue to rise, guaranteeing that once again the
SBIA will deliver a truly tested world class champion
on Monday afternoon,” Hunt added.
Tee times start at Miami Beach Sunday
Monday morning for the final two rounds and
spectators are welcome. Admittance is free.
Story courtesy tournament committee