Anthony Maccaglia grabs three-shot lead at Players Amateur
Anthony Maccaglia
Anthony Maccaglia

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.

Results For The Players Amateur Golf Tournament
1SCMatt NeSmithNorth Augusta, SC120068-72-66-65=271
2FLChase KoepkaLake Worth, FL90068-69-64-71=272
3CAShotaro BanSan Jose, CA70071-70-63-70=274
4TXScottie SchefflerDallas, TX70070-70-63-72=275
5KYHunter StewartNicholasville, KY70074-70-66-66=276

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ABOUT THE Players Amateur

While competing in the 1999 US Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, former US Walker Cup Team members, Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight discussed the formation of a premier 72-hole stroke play amateur golf tournament. The inaugural Players Amateur was held the next summer. Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis, was the winner of the 2000 event.  In 2004, the Heritage Classic Foundation began running the event. The Heritage Classic Foundation was formed in 1987 as a 501 (c) (3), not- for-profit organization, it serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic. The Foundation distributes all charitable funds generated from the tournaments to charity. The winner of The Players Amateur gets an exemption into the PGA Tour RBC Heritage Classic, as well as the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

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