Ashley Chesters takes lead at Portuguese International Amateur
PALMELA, Portugal — Ashley Chesters, of England, shot 66 on day two of the Portuguese International Amateur after an opening 70 to take a one-shot lead into the halfway point. He leads over four players — Peter Baek and Christoffer Bring of Denmark, Edgar Catherine of France, and Paolo Ferraris of Italy.
The 72-hole event features a wide-ranging international field, including more than 10 European countries. Golfers are tested to Montado Golf Resort in Palmela, just outside Lisbon.
Chesters, who finished in a tie for fifth in last year's event, is the No. 2 ranked amateur in the world according to the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com rankings thanks to a win in 2014 at the European Amateur, as well as three other top-five finishes. He kicked off 2015 with a top-10 (8th) at the South American Amateur in Peru.
ABOUT THE Portuguese International Amateur
72 hole stroke play championship. The 40 lowest
scores over the first 54 holes including ties shall
qualify for the 4th and final round.
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