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.