Florida Azalea Amateur: Russell Bowie Leads Way
Palatka Golf Club <br>(Palatka Golf Club Photo)</br>
Palatka Golf Club
(Palatka Golf Club Photo)

PALATKA, FL (March 19, 2016)--Russell Bowie (-5) has taken the lead at the Florida Azalea Amateur being contested at Palatka Golf Club. He will take a one stroke lead into tomorrow's final round.

Bowie (Mississauga, Ont.) who finished tied for 22nd in last year's Canadian Men's Amateur Championship followed an opening round 69 up with a second day 4-under par 66.

Daniel Brennan (Shannon, Ireland) will start one back at 4-under. First round leader Jackson Stoup (Naples, FL) starts one further back in third place at 3-under par after a 2-over day.


Former Augusta University golfer Jackson Stroup leads the Florida Azalea Amateur after a first round 65 (5-under) .

Stroup (Naples, Fla.) will take a two-shot lead into the 2nd round over a trio of players at 3-under including Daniel Brennan (Ireland), Spencer Schindler (Jacksonville, FL), and Austin Evans (St. Augustine, FL). Overall, twelve players are under-par and within four shots heading into the 36-hole weekend.

Results For Florida Azalea Amateur Golf Tournament
1FLDillon BoardJacksonville, FL30070-70-63=203
2FLJackson StroupNaples, FL20065-72-69=206
T3IrelandDaniel BrennanIreland10067-69-71=207
T3CanadaBaptiste MoryCanada10068-71-68=207
T5CanadaRussel BowieCanada10069-66-73=208

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ABOUT THE Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea was started in 1958 as a two-man team tourney. The field has, over the years, boasted players who have gone on to greatness at the professional level. Tommy Aaron, who teamed with Dan Sykes for the 1960 Florida Azalea team title, went on to win the 1973 Masters. And Bob Murphy, winner of back-to-back Florida Azalea titles while playing for the University of Florida golf team in 1965-66, was an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour.

More recently, there is the 1997 champ Ryuji Imada of Japan.

The 220-man Azalea field competes in one of six flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut after 36-holes. The next five flights are Net.

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