Brad Wilder takes lead at Azalea
30 Mar 2012
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Azalea Invitational Golf Tournament, Country Club of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 30, 2012) -- Brad WIlder leads the loaded field at the 2012 Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston.

Wilder, who was tied for the lead after Round 1, fired a 1-under 70 to take a one-shot lead over Rob Simmons, Uly Grisette and Conor Richardson. Simmons had shared the first-round lead with Wilder before shooting an even-par 71 Friday.

On a day that could be classified as moving day, the first-round leaders were able to remain relevant despite a number of solid rounds.

Grisette paired a first-round 69 with a 66 Friday while Richardson went low, firing a 6-under 65 in Round 2.

Nicholas Reach shot 64 Friday and sits in a sixth-place tie along with three other players, including Michael Cromie, who shot 66 in the second round.

Three-time U.S. Mid-Am champion and 2005 Azalea winner Nathan Smith moved up to a tie for 17th after shooting a second-round 69.

Wales native Rhys Enoch followed up a tough first round with a two-under 69 and is tied for 38th.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback, who played with Tiger Woods in the recent Pebble Beach Pro Am improved on his opening-round 77 with a 1-over 72.

Play continues with the third round beginning Saturday morning. Click here for the Saturday pairings.

Results For Azalea Invitational Golf Tournament
1SCMatt NeSmithNorth Augusta, SC100072-66-66-66--270
2NYJim LiuSmithtown, NY70065-72-68-68--273
3TNKeith MitchellChattanooga, TN50070-69-70-65--274
T4KYBrad WilderFort Wright, KY50064-70-71-70--275
T4NYMike MillerBrewster, NY50068-69-69-69--275

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ABOUT THE Azalea Invitational

72 hole stroke play with a 54 hole cut on a 1925 Seth Raynor design. Good mix of college players, juniors and mid amateurs. 7 spots available in a qualifier. Impressive list of past champions at this traditional event. Reigning USGA champs often use this tournament as a tune-up for the Masters.

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