Porter Cup: Haley leads after first round

LEWISTON, New York (July 27, 2011) --Paul Haley birdied three of his first four holes Wednesday en route to a bogey-free 6-under 64 at Niagara Falls Country Club and the first-round lead in the Porter Cup.

Haley, 23, a recent Georgia Tech graduate from Dallas, won the ACC Championship this year and tied for 20th at the NCAA Championship.

Daniel Nisbet, an Australian who recently completed an 18-month international suspension for possession of an anabolic steroid, shot 65 and was tied with Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ontario, for second place. Rank was 7 under through 14 holes before bogeys on Nos. 15 and 16.

Cody Gribble, a Texas junior from Dallas, rebounded from a double bogey at the par-4 fifth hole to play his final 13 holes in 6 under and shoot 66 to stand alone in fourth place.

Corbin Mills, who had two big victories – the U.S. Amateur Public Links and The Players Amateur – in consecutive weeks this summer, was among nine players tied for fifth at 67.

The 72-hole Porter Cup, regarded as one of the top 10 international amateur events of the year, continues Thursday morning and concludes Saturday.

Results For Porter Cup Invitational Golf Tournament
1INPatrick RodgersAvon, IN150068-63-69-68--268
2SCWesley BryanChapin, SC100069-70-63-66--268
T3South AfricaDylan FrittelliSouth Africa70068-68-68-65--269
T3TXPaul HaleyDallas, TX70064-66-69-70--269
5NCBen KohlesCary, NC70067-71-64-68--270

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ABOUT THE Porter Cup

One of the premier amateur events in the nation, this 72-hole stroke play invitational has lots of extra activities that give this event a special flavor. The winning player receives a green blazer, as well as an invitation to the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Pre- tournament qualifying is in early July and approximately five spots are available. The qualifying field is open to the first 90 entrants with handicaps less than 3.

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