BRIELLE, N.J. (July 11, 2012) -- Amateur Benjamin Smith from Little Mill Country Club leads the 92nd playing of the New Jersey Open Championship at 6-under after two rounds.
Fellow amateur Niall Handley of Essex Fells Country Club is tied for second at 4-under while Brandon Dalinka, also an amateur, is alone in fourth place at 3-under.
Smith fired a first-round 4-under 68 to pace the field and followed it up in the second round with a 2-under 70 at Manasquan River Golf Club.
Handley shot consecutive rounds of 70 while Dalinka followed up his first-round 69 with an even par 72 in Round 2.
All told, there are eight amateurs in the top 20 spots on the leader board heading into Thursday's final round.
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