National Invitational at Whisper Rock: Hayes and Wood hold 36-hole lead
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (May 13, 2016) - After 36-holes at the Whisper Rock Golf Club Ben Hayes and Taylor Woods hold a one-stroke lead over the team of Kris Marshall and Andrew Price. Hayes, playing on his home course, and Woods have put together rounds of 65-69 to sit at 10-under and have led following each of the first two rounds at the 2016 National Invitational at Whisper Rock.
Marshall and Price moved into solo second place at 9-under after firing the round of the day on Friday, a 7-under 65 as they followed up their Thursday 2-under 70. Jonas Mikals and Nick Wood have shot back-to-back 68's and will begin tomorrow's final round 8-under, just two-strokes behind and in third place.
In all 23 teams made the 36-hole cut that came at even-par and will play in tomorrow's final round.
2012 winners Jerry Hudgins and Mike Rice are 8-under after 36-holes and will carry a one-stroke lead into tomorrow's final day of play. Hudgins and Rice have combined for back-to-back 4-under 68's.
Two teams are hot on the heels of the leaders. Bill Jackson and George Zahringer; Chip Lutz and David Nelson are tied for second at 7-under. The teams of Balatti and Randy Haag; Tom Musselman and Jim Volpenhein are only one shot further back at 6-under sharing fourth place.
Like the mid-amateur division the senior division cut came at even-par as well and 23 teams will be around for the final 18-holes.
-Information courtesy of Whisper Rock Golf Club
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A two man best-ball invitational event with
Am and Senior Divisions. Played at both lower
upper courses at the very highly acclaimed
Whisper Rock Golf Club, which boasts many
players among its membership, including both
Mickelson AND his caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay.
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