Palmetto: Reach leads after 3rd round

AIKEN, SC (July 22, 2011) -- Nicholas Reach is on the verge of his second amateur title of the year, leading by one with one round to play at the Palmetto Amateur.

Reach, who also won the inaugural Junior Invitational this year, a gathering of the world’s top 54 juniors, leads Will McCurdy by one shot and Corbin Mills by two. Mills, who won this year’s U.S. Public Links Championship and Players Amateur, backed up his second-round 66 with a 68.

Reach bogeyed Nos. 3-5, but rebounded with birdies at three of the ensuing five holes. He turned in a third-round 69. Reach, 18, is an incoming freshman at Georgia.

Making the biggest move of the day was Malaysia’s Arie Ahmad Fauzi, who shot a 64 that included six birdies on the back nine at Palmetto Golf Club. Fauzi, a junior at Tulsa, won the Malaysian Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2008.

Results For Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament
T1ALWill McCurdyFt. Payne, AL70068-66-67-69--270
T1PANicholas ReachMoscow, PA50062-69-69-70--270
3MalaysiaArie FauziMalaysia40071-69-64-68--272
4SCCorbin MillsEasley, SC40068-66-68-71--273
T5SCMark JoyeColumbia, SC40068-72-69-67--276

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72-hole stroke play event held on a classic Alister MacKenzie design. The field of 84 is selected from applicants based on handicap, participation in amateur golf events and competitive record, in previous Palmetto Amateurs and other amateur tournaments.

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