New Year's Invitational: Chris Selfridge holds slim lead
Chris Selfridge
Chris Selfridge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2015) — University of Toledo senior Chris Selfridge posted two-under par 70 for the second consecutive day and grabbed a one-shot at the halfway point of the New Year's Invitational.

This 72-hole event is being played at St. Petersburg Country Club and is the second major amateur event of the calendar year in the United States.

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Selfridge, who is a native of Northern Ireland, won the North of Ireland Amateur and made it to the round of 32 at the British Amateur in 2014.

First-round leader Kyle Weldon, a senior at Kansas State University, struggled in his second round on Friday, shooting 80 to fall nine shots behind the current leader.

Michael McGowan, a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina, shares second place at 141 with Brandon Pierce, a sophomore from LSU.

Notable players in the top-10 include 2014 U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang who after rounds of 74-69 is just three back in a tie for sixth at 143 while defending champion Sam Horsfield, a soon-to-be freshman at the University of Florida, is also tied for sixth.

Results For New Year's Invitational Golf Tournament
1EnglandSam HorsfieldEngland70072-71-68-69=280
2LABrandon PierceCovington, LA50071-70-71-69=281
T3KoreaGunn YangKorea40074-69-68-72=283
T3NCMichael McGowanSouthern Pines, NC40072-69-70-72=283
T5GADrew CzuchryAuburn, GA40073-72-70-70=285

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ABOUT THE New Year's Invitational

Historic invitational golf tournament that originated on the Lakewood golf course in 1927. This same amateur invitational tournament -- which attracts top Florida amateurs and a strong group of out-of- state players as well -- continues, unbroken, each year although the club name was later changed to St. Petersburg Country Club.

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