Evan Nash takes Texas Mid-Am lead
DALLAS, Texas (Sept. 22, 2012) -- Another day of blue skies and little wind welcomed the field for the second round of the 2012 Texas Mid-Amateur Championship. The Blue Course at Dallas Athletic Club saw players take advantage of moving day with Evan Nash taking a two stroke lead into the final round. Ten players sit within three shots. Nash started the day six shots back of the leader at even par 72 after the first round. The Dallas native grew up playing Dallas Athletic Club, recorded two birdies during his front nine to turn at two-under par 34. Nash continued his stellar play with four more birdies on the back nine, with his only blemish being a bogey on the par three 16th hole to post a second round score of 5-under par 67. His two-day total of 5-under par 139 has him two shots ahead of the field. Six players find themselves two strokes behind Nash heading the final round. Sitting at 3-under par 141 are Jordan Woolf, Mike Schrade, Lewis Stephenson, Doug Manor, Bryce Mueller and Danny Lovell. First round leader Joel Wofford, of Paris, found himself fighting on the back nine before turning in a second round 9-over par 81. The cut after 36 holes for the 2012 Texas Mid-Amateur was at 5-over par 149. There are 58 players vying for the final state championship of the season. Eligibility requirements for the 29th State Mid-Amateur are as follows: must be a male amateur golfer with a GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less; be 25 years of age or older by September 21, 2012; belong to a club that is a member in good standing of the Texas Golf Association; and a current resident of the state of Texas. For those not otherwise exempt, 18 hole qualifying will be held during the months of July and August at various sites across the state. Detailed championship and qualifying site information can be found by clicking on the links on the right hand side of the page. Entries open on May 21 at 9:00 am and close on July 18 at 5:00 pm. Format for the championship is 54 holes of individual stroke play, with the starting field cut to the low 54 and ties after the second round.

ABOUT THE Texas Mid-Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male golfers with a USGA Handicap index of 5.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older by the first day of championship qualifying.

Format: Scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play. Non-exempt players must attempt pre- qualifying.

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