William Rainey grabs lead at Cardinal Amateur
William Rainey
William Rainey

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Day two of the Cardinal Amateur saw much higher scores than the first round. But this year's Rice Planters Amateur champion William Rainey took advantage of the tough play and moved into the lead with a second-round 69.

The tournament, being played for the 38th time, was notably cancelled during the off-season before being brought back to life in January.

Rainey, a College of Charleston junior from Charlotte, N.C., posted 70 in the opening round and trailed leader Davis Womble by four. But after seven rounds in the 60s were carded on Friday, only Rainey's 69 was good enough to be in red numbers at the par-70 course on Saturday.

Womble, a senior at Wake Forest, shot 78 in the second round and fell back into a tie for ninth, five strokes behind Rainey.

Four players are tied for second place at even-par 140, including James Madison golfer Ryan Cole and University of Richmond sophomore Matthew Lowe.

The final round will conclude the event Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club, a Pete Dye design.

Results For Cardinal Amateur Golf Tournament
1NYMatthew LoweFarmingdale, NY50070-70-68=208
2NCMiller CappsDenver, NC40070-74-65=209
3NCVictor WigginsGastonia, NC30069-73-69=211
T4NCThomas EldridgeRaleigh, NC30070-72-72=212
T4FLJoe AlfieriTampa, FL30073-71-68=212

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ABOUT THE Cardinal Amateur

The Cardinal Amateur, presented by McConnell Golf, is held at the Sedgefield Country Club, Pete Dye Course in Greensboro, NC. 54-hole stroke play tournament. Many former competitors are now on the PGA, Senior PGA and Nationwide tours. The field consists of 78 contestants, chosen among college level and mid-amateurs. Jay Sigel, a winner on the senior tour, has been quoted as saying that the Cardinal Am is one of the finest amateur tournaments in the country and one which he wishes he had won during his amateur career.

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