LOST PINES, TX (August 6, 2016) -- Brady Price fired a
2-under par 70 in the second round of the 2016 South
Amateur Championship and maintains his lead. Price
sits at 5-under par 139 and he holds a one stroke lead
over Danny Simmerman and Andrew Jacobe.
Wolfdancer Golf Club, southeast of Austin in Lost Pines,
is the host site for this year’s Championship.
The Woodlands’ Price continued his stellar play
from the first round and carded two birdies in his
opening three holes. Price would go on to bogey the par
four eighth hole but he was able to post another birdie
on the par four ninth hole to turn at 5-under for the
Championship. After giving a stroke back on the par
four 10th hole, Price was able to string together seven
pars in a row. Price went on to close out his round with
a birdie on the par five 18th to finish with a 36-hole
total of 139, 5-under par. Price holds a tight lead over
Simmerman and Jacobe.
Shavano Park’s Simmerman also kept the
momentum going from the first round and he carded a
3-under par 69. The 2016 South Mid-Amateur
Champion had his lone bogey of the day on his opening
hole, the par four first. Simmerman birdied the par
three sixth hole to get back to 1-under par for the
Championship, and even par for the day. After turning,
Simmerman was able to fire three birdies on the inward
nine to finish with a 36-hole total of 140, 4-under par.
He will be paired with Price and Jacobe for the final
Houston’s Jacobe fired the low round of the
tournament after signing for a 5-under par 67. After a
1-over par 73 in his first round, Jacobe got off to a hot
start and made two birdies in his first three holes.
Jacobe gave one back on the par five fifth hole to drop
back to even par for the year’s final regional event. He
was able to register two more birdies on his opening
nine to turn at 2-under for Championship. Jacobe kept it
going and he rolled in three birdies in a row on holes
12-14. Jacobe stumbled with a bogey on both holes 16
and 17, but he was able to save his round with a birdie
on the par five 18th finishing hole. Jacobe finished with
a 36-hole total of 140 and he holds a share of second
place with Simmerman.
Brady Purdom, who held a share of the first round
lead, carded a 2-over par 74 and is currently tied for
fourth at 143, 1-under par. Joining Purdom at 143 are
Nicholas Cristea, of Houston, and Austin Cotton, of
Austin. The three who sit at 1-under will be paired
together and the will tee off at 9:48 a.m.
Wolfdancer Golf Club played host to the 2012 Texas
Senior Four-Ball. The Arthur Hills design, which is
situated at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa,
opened in 2006.
The final round of the 2016 South Amateur
Championship begins at 8:00 a.m. CDT, with the final
group scheduled to tee off at 9:57 a.m. on Sunday.
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