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Defending champ Brad Nurski grabs Midwest Cup lead
Brad Nurski
Brad Nurski
LARCHWOOD, Iowa — Midwest Cup defending champion Brad Nurski of Missouri is in position to repeat.

The 2015 event headed east to Iowa as the field is playing the newly opened Grand Falls Resort in Larchwood, Iowa, and after getting off to a hot start with 65 on day one, Nurski moved into the lead on Saturday. The 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up from St. Joseph posted 70 on Saturday and will take a one-shot lead into the final round over Kyle Nathan of Illinois.

First-round leader Chris Long of South Dakota struggled to a 76 on day two after carding a 64 on Friday. He's now five shots back in third place.

In the team race, Illinois has an 9-point advantage over Missouri with Kansas just two behind them in third place.

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ABOUT THE Midwest Cup

The Midwest Cup brings together the best players from eight Midwest states (Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Kansas) to compete in an interstate team event, as well as an individual event. Formerly a four-team event, the Midwest Cup expanded to eight teams in 2013. The mission of the Midwest Cup is to develop and foster goodwill between the eight states and raise money for youth in golf.

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