Denny McCarthy leads Porter Cup
LEWISTON, N.Y. (July 18, 2012) -- Denny McCarthy shook off a bogey on his first hole Wednesday to shoot 6-under 64 at Niagara Falls Country Club for the first-round lead at the 54th Porter Cup.
McCarthy, a sophomore at Virginia from Rockville, Md., birdied the three par 5s in an otherwise flawless opening round. He was No. 75 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings last year as a freshman.
Tyler Dunlap, a Texas A&M sophomore from Westlake, Texas, and Tyler McCumber, a Florida senior from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., are one shot back after posting bogey-free 65s.
Defending champion Patrick Rodgers, a Stanford sophomore from Avon, Ind., is tied for 10th at 67.
Thirty-seven of the 78 players broke par.
ABOUT THE Porter Cup
One of the premier amateur events in the
nation, this 72-hole stroke play invitational has
extra activities that give this event a special
The winning player receives a green blazer, as
invitation to the Master of the Amateurs
tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Pre-
tournament qualifying is in early July and
approximately five spots are available. The
field is open to the
first 90 entrants with handicaps less than 3.
Please contact tournament committee for more
or visit the tournament website at portercup.com
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