Sebastian Pinzon leads by four shots at Dixie Amateur

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2011) -- Sebastian Pinzon exploded out to an impressive four-shot lead after firing a first-round 63 at the 81st Dixie Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club.

Pinzon of La Calera, Colombia, leads Derek Ernst, who fired a 67, by a commanding four shots heading into Round 2 play. Ernst, of Clovis, Calif., has had a spectacular 2011 year, reaching the semifinals at the U.S. Public Linksand a fourth-place tie at the Pacific Coast Amateur and should be in the hunt throughout the event.

Motin Young of Orlando and Tom Lovelady of Birmingham, Ala. each shot 68 and sit in a third-place tie following the first day of play.

ABOUT THE Dixie Amateur

Open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers of major amateur championships. Traditionally strong field due to college break, the Dixie has a past- champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs like Peter Uihlein (2010 champion).

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