Jones Cup Invitational: Manav Shah leads

SEA ISLAND, Georgia (Feb. 4, 2012) -- Manav Shaw of Bakersfield, Calif., catapulted into the lead after two rounds of play at the 2012 Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club.

Shah, a sophomore at the UCLA, was one shot back after Friday's first round but fired a 1-under 71 in Saturday's second round and holds a three-shot lead over Curtis Thompson of Orlando, Fla.

Thompson, a junior at LSU and the reigning Dixie Amateur champion, struggled in the second round, shooting a 3-over, 75.

Michael Hebert (Orlando, Fla.) and Kevin Phelan (St. Augustine, Fla.) are tied for third place at 2-over.

The final round of the 54-hole invitational will be played Sunday.

Results For Jones Cup Invitational Golf Tournament
1KYJustin ThomasGoshen, KY100072-75-69--216
2CAManav ShahBakersfield, CA70071-71-76--218
3New ZealandBen TaylorNew Zealand50073-75-71--219
4IrelandKevin PhelanIreland50074-72-74--220
T5FLMichael HebertOrlando, FL50073-73-75--221

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The Jones Cup was born from a deep commitment to amateur golf by the A.W. Jones family, who founded the Cloister and Sea Island Golf Club in 1928. The Sea Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA championships. The Jones Cup is yet another extension of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf.

This 54-hole individual stroke-play event, inaugurated in 2001, is played at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The Rees Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the 1998 Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999 Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001 Walker Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of the finest amateurs from the United States and abroad for this three-day competition.

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