Juan Carlos Benitez takes second-round lead at Terra Cotta Invitational
14 Apr 2012
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Naples National Golf Club, Juan Carlos Benitez Rankings, Juan Carlos Benitez Profile

Juan Carlos Benitez
Juan Carlos Benitez
NAPLES, Fla. (April 14, 2012) -- Juan Carlos Benitez made a valiant surge on early on Day 2 of the 2012 Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples National Golf Club.

Benitez fired a 2-under 70 on a day when some contenders floundered, Benitez came out firing with birdies on two of the first four holes.

First-round leader Curtis Thompson struggled in the second round. After a first-round 67, he ballooned with a 77, likely putting himself out of contention in the hotly-contested event.

Donald Constable and Jim Liu were knotted in a tie for second place at 4-under for the tournament, just one shot behind Benitez.

Tae Wan Lee and Danny Guise were well within striking distance following Round 2. Guise wasn't able to duplicate his first-round 68 but managed a 73 Saturday in the second round. Wan Lee shot a 71 to remain tied four fourth.

Nathan Kimsey at 2-under and Mike Miller at 1-under were the only other competitors under par heading into the final round.

Other notables include Matt NeSmith, who shot 73 and is now tied for 10th. Frank Vana, a longtime amateur star from Massachusetts, is tied for 28th.

ABOUT THE Terra Cotta Invitational

Former match play event was changed in 2006 to a 54-hole stroke play event. A national- level invitational with a Local Qualifier also held before the event. Interested players can submit a request for invitation via the website.

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Results For Terra Cotta Invitational Golf Tournament
1MNDonald ConstableWayzata, MN70069-71-72--212
T2KoreaTae Wan LeeKorea50070-71-72--213
T2NYJim LiuSmithtown, NY50068-72-73--213
T2NYMike MillerBrewster, NY50072-71-70--213
5SCMatt NeSmithNorth Augusta, SC40071-73-71--215

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