ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (October 15, 2016) -- Brett Schell
and Ryan Mosley retained there share of the St.
Augustine Amateur lead, but they are now joined at the
top by Kyle Stiles. After 36-holes of play at St. John's
Golf Club all three players are 1-under and ahead of a
group of six players by three shots or less. The closest
pursuers are Michael Saccente and Brandon Mancheno,
both of whom are tied for fourth at even-par.
Schell, a sophomore at Bartram Trail High School,
followed up his 2-under 70 in the first round with a 1-
over 71. The round began slowly for Schell as he
bogeyed the first and double-bogeyed the 7th.
However, a 9th hole birdie stopped the bleeding and he
was able to get one more shot back with a birdie on the
Like Schell, Ryan Mosley has also posted rounds of
70-71. The Flagler College junior started quickly with
2nd and 4th holes to birdies to bring him to 4-under.
Now in the lead Mosley, gave all of his work back one
hole later with a double-bogey before finishing his day
with two bogeys and a birdie on the back nine.
Kyle Stiles was able to join the fray at the top of
the leaderboard with a 1-under 70 in the second round.
Stiles, who shot an even-par 71 Friday, fell to 2-over for
the week with back-to-back bogeys on the 7th and 8th
holes. Not one to give in, Stiles rebounded with an eagle
on the par-5 9th to turn in even-par 35. On the back
nine, fueled by the momentum gained from the eagle,
Stiles brushed off a bogey on the 11th by birdieing the
12th and 15th holes.
Michael Saccente has moved within one shot of the
lead thanks to consecutive even-par 70's while Brandon
Mancheno arrived at the number with tallies of 69-71.
First round co-leader Cole Castro and Kyle
Flexsenhar are tied for sixth at 1-over. Spenser Slayden
and Jeff Golden are only three behind at 2-over.