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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.

ABOUT THE Midwest Cup

The Midwest Cup is an eight-state team golf tournament (consisting of 10-players on each team) with the individual stroke- play champion recognized. States involved: Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota & Missouri. The event represents the best Mid-Amateur golfers in the Midwest with invitations based on the player-of-the-year points list provided by each state golf association.

The tournament focuses on excellence by striving for the best quality in the five C’s – Course, Competition, Camaraderie, Charity and Class. The event strives to represent the best in Midwest family values. The events’ focus on excellence is based on small- town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality and class.

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