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The Macbeth: DJ Fernando and Stephen Hale lead by 2
DJ Fernando won his 3rd-straight Kern County Amateur in 2016
DJ Fernando won his 3rd-straight Kern County Amateur in 2016
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 27, 2017) -- DJ Fernando and Stephen Hale have posted 9-under 133 through 36 holes to hold a two shot lead at the Macbeth at Wilshire Country Club.

Fernando and Hale play out of Bakersfield Country Club, and both hold impressive resumes -- Fernando recorded four top-10 finishes in California tournaments last year including a win at the Santa Cruz City.

Hale is a former Cal Berkeley golfer who after graduation competed with status on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica circuit and PGA Tour Canada circuit. The longtime AmateurGolf.com member and "Tour" participant has recently become reinstated as an amateur and settled into a roll as a competitive mid-amateur golfer while working on the retail real estate team for Colliers International.

The pair will have to hold off a number of talented teams giving chase, including David Ober and Robert Funk of Bear Creek (6-under 136). Also in the field is golf apparel legends John and Hank Ashworth - they have posted an impressive total of 3-under 139 especially given the fact that John (who runs Linksoul and manages Goat Hill Park) plays with persimmons.

AmateurGolf.com will provide a complete wrap-up at the end of the day Sunday.

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ABOUT THE The Macbeth

The Macbeth was founded in 1950 and honors Norman Macbeth, one of Wilshire Country Club's most distinguished members. Macbeth was an outstanding amateur golfer, distinguished golf course architect, and a founding member of Wilshire.

The format is 54-holes of four-ball stroke play over three days. Members of the low net team will be declared the official Macbeth Champions. A 9-hole Scotch event takes place the Thursday prior.

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