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.
ABOUT THE Jones Cup
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
Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA
championships. The Jones Cup is yet another
of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf.
This 54-hole individual stroke-play event,
in 2001, is played at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The
Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the
Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999
Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001
Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of
finest amateurs from the United States and abroad
this three-day competition.
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