Two share New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Second Round lead
Lake Sunapee Country Club <br>(Lake Sunapee Country Club Photo)
Lake Sunapee Country Club
(Lake Sunapee Country Club Photo)

NEW LONDON, NH (September 30, 2016) -- Jim Cilley and James Pleat will both carry a piece of the lead into the final round of the New Hampshire Mid-Amateur at Lake Sunapee Country Club. The duo is 1-over and they hold a one shot advantage over Nick MacDonald.

Cilley carded a 72 on Thursday before bouncing back with a 1-under 69 Friday. For much of the day Cilley didn't have much going and through 14 holes he was 4-over for the tournament. However, in a flash Cilley rolled in three consecutive birdies from Nos. 15-17 to move to the top of the leaderboard.

Like his co-leader Pleat has carded rounds of 72-69. For Pleat it was a three birdie, two bogey day with the circles coming on the 5th, 6th and 17th holes.

MacDonald reached second place and 2-over with rounds of 72-70. Will McLaughlin is 5-over in fourth while Brett Wilson and first round leader Harvin Groft are fifth at 6-over.

Following the completion of the second round, the field was cut to the top-27 and ties for Saturday's final round.


Harvin Groft snagged the first round New Hampshire Mid-Amateur lead on Thursday thanks to 1-over 71. With 36-holes still remaining at Lake Sunapee Country Club Groft owns a slim lead over six golfers tied for second and a stroke back. A total of fourteen players are within four-strokes of the lead.

Groft bogeyed the 2nd hole before he bounced back with birdies on Nos. 3 and 11 to reach 1-under. A pair of bogeys followed on the way in which brought Groft back to the pack.

The second place half dozen at 2-over is comprised of Will McLaughlin, Joshua Chamberlin, Brett Wilson, Jim Cilley, Nick MacDonald and James Pleat.

Just two-strokes back in a tie for eighth are Phil Pleat and Bill Everett.

ABOUT THE New Hampshire Mid-Amateur

The tournament will consist of 54 holes stroke play with a cut for Saturday to low 27 players and ties. Entries are open to male members in good standing of member NHGA Clubs who are legal residents of New Hampshire. Applicants must be 30 years of age by the first day of the tournament.

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