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Harrison Rhoades continues to lead North Carolina Amateur
Harrison Rhoades <br>(CGA Photo)
Harrison Rhoades
(CGA Photo)

WALLACE, NC (June 15, 2018) - Harrison Rhoades of Raleigh, N.C. maintained his lead after the second round of play at the 58th N.C. Amateur Championship. His second round score of five-under-par, 67, put him at 12-under-par overall. Rhoades kept a clean scorecard with five birdies, four of them coming on the back nine.

Rhoades admitted he didn't really know what was propelling him on the back nine in the first two days of the tournament. "You know, I'm not sure," said Rhoades, "I just keep giving myself chances and eventually they go in."

Rhoades also said he isn't worried about what his competitors are doing, because he focuses on his game. "Typically, I don't look at scoreboards. I can't control what the other guys are doing and looking at it is just going to tighten me up."

The N.C. State junior was relaxed about the next two days, not getting too caught up in the pressure. "I feel pretty good. I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing, and hopefully it'll go in the right direction."

Paul Slomkowski of Colfax, N.C. held on to his second place position by a thread, posting a one-over-par, 73 to put him at six-under-par for the tournament. Clemmons, N.C. native Brandon Einstein shot a one-under-par, 71 to come to a tie with Slomkowski in second on the leaderboard. Timothy Driver of Holly Springs, N.C. and AJ Beechler of Pinehurst, N.C. are both tied for fourth at five-under-par.

There were two delays for heavy rain and lightning in the early morning and afternoon, forcing a suspension of play for darkness at the end of the day. There will be seven groups left to finish on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Round three is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. off both one and ten.

The North Carolina Amateur Championship is a 72-hole, stroke play event. The field is cut to the top 60 players and ties after 36 holes.

ABOUT THE North Carolina Amateur

Open in all amateur male golfers age 13 or older. Must be a resident of North Carolina and a member of a CGA member club with an index 7.4 and below. An 18-hole sectional qualifier is required for those that do not meet the exemption criteria. Format consists of 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes.

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