Anthony Maccaglia grabs three-shot lead at Players Amateur
BLUFFTON, S.C. — Anthony Maccaglia grabbed a three-shot lead after the second round of the 16th annual Players Amateur at the Berkeley Hall Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina.
The Tampa, Fla. native started the day tied for the lead at 4-under and finished the day at 8-under. Chase Koepka shot two-under on Friday for a five-under, two-day total, putting him in second place.
Maccaglia’s only bogey came at hole 10, but was quickly erased by carding birdies on holes 11, 13 and 15.
“I managed to steal one on 13 which is a pretty tough par 4," said Maccaglia after his round. “When you can steal one like that it always helps the score.”
The Oglethorpe University graduate was a member of the 2014 Palmer Cup team, the first Division III golfer to receive an invite. He says putting is key to scoring well on Berkeley Hall’s North Course.
“You’ve got to be on the right side of the hole. If you are above the hole you are looking at a 6 to 7 footer coming back, no matter how soft you hit it.”
The third round begins tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend and admission is free.
ABOUT THE Players Amateur
While competing in the 1999 US Amateur
Championship at Pebble Beach, former US
Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom
discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole
play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural
Amateur was held the next summer. Former
Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of
2000 event. In 2004, the Heritage Classic
began running the event. The Heritage Classic
Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3),
for-profit organization, it serves as the
and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour
Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all
charitable funds generated from the tournaments
charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets
exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage
well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament
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