Carrigan extends lead at BC Amateur
Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (July 25, 2012)-After round two, Victoria's Kevin Carrigan stretches his lead to two strokes at the 110th BC Amateur Championship at Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Country Club.
Following an opening round 67, Carrigan started his round shaky, going out in three-over-par 39 before turning on the heat for his back nine. Carrigan made four birdies on his inward half, starting on the par 5, 535-yard 10th hole. He would post a one-under-par 71, good enough for a -6 total (67-71-138).
Sitting in a log-jam at tied for second are Chemanius' Dustin Yeager, North Vancouver's Bryan Lichimo and Team Canada Development Squad member Riley Fleming of Airdie, Alberta.
Yeager and Lichimo both finished their second rounds with even-par 72's bringing their two-round totals to -4 (68-72-140). Fleming started the day one back of Lichimo and Yeager, forcing him to post a one-under-par 71 to get to -4, one of eleven scores under par on the day. Fleming, who recently won the Sunlife Financial Alberta Men's Amateur, has now shot rounds of 69-71.
Sitting in fifth place and five back of Carrigan after an even-par 72 second round is Vancouver's Doug Roxburgh. The 13-time BC Amateur champion has a two-day total of 143, -1 (71-72).
Rounds of the day go to Penticton's Cory Hilditch and Yohann Vora who both shot blistering five-under-par 67's, trampolining them back into contention for the Championship at even par.
The Zone Championship was decided following round two as the team from Zone 5 won by a ten-shot margin over Zone 4. Representing Zone 5 is a trio from Victoria in Alex Cartwright, Bryan Toth and Paul Hansen as well as Yeager.
The field of 156 at the 110th BC Amateur Championship was cut to the low 70 players and ties who sit at 156 or better after the second round.
Round three is slated to begin tomorrow at 7:30am using a split tee start.