Richard James in control at South Beach Intl Am
Richard James
Richard James

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (December 21, 2014) -- Richard James of Ceredigion, Wales has led the South Beach International from the first round on and his one over par 72 (-9) at Miami Beach Golf Club sets him up with a two stroke lead going into the final round. The former University of South Florida star has a two stroke lead over the upstart high school senior Gabriel Lench of Lake Mary, Florida. Lench’s even par 71 puts him one shot closer to, and two shots back of James at 7 under par. Joining Lench at 7 under after rounds of 70 are UNC’s Ben Griffin of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Barry University’s Adam Svensson of Surry, Canada.

Three players tied for low round of the day at 67. VCU golfer Adam Ball’s 67 moved him up to a tie for 5th place with Edward Figueroa of Naples, Florida who shot a 2 under par 69. Tennessee golfer Kyle Kochevar of Glen Ellyn, Illinios and Andre Tourinho of Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil also carded the day’s best scores, moving them up to a tie for 9th and 12th respectively.

“Today’s results and the tightening of the field was to be expected, and has happened every year.” said SBIA Executive Director Jeff Hunt. “With this many of the world’s best amateur golfers, I can guarantee that tomorrow’s final round is going to be very exciting as the greens get even faster than the 11.5 they were rolling at today, and firmer,” Hunt added.

Sunday’s round four of South Beach International Amateur action starts at 7:30am with the final group teeing off at 11:37 at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Spectators are encouraged to come and watch and admittance is free.

Story courtesy Tournament Committee

Results For South Beach International Amateur
1FLGabriel LenchLake Mary, FL120068-66-71-67=272
2CanadaAdam SvenssonCanada90068-67-70-68=273
3CanadaBen GriffinCanada70065-70-70-69=274
4FLEdward FigueroaNaples, FL70068-70-69-69=276
T5IrelandJack HumeIreland70069-71-71-66=277

View full results for South Beach International Amateur

ABOUT THE South Beach International

72-hole event with 36-hole cut. Open to highly ranked amateurs, college players, mid-amateurs and juniors. Non-exempt players must submit a playing resume to be considered for the field.

View Complete Tournament Information

Latest in 

Amateurgolf.com, Inc.
6965 El Camino Real 105-631
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Facebook Twitter YouTube