New Year's Invitational: Toni Hakula takes lead
Toni Hakula
Toni Hakula

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2013) -- Toni Hakula fired a second-round 65 and took a one-shot lead after two rounds of play at the 2013 New Year's Invitational tournament at St. Petersburg Country Club.

Hakula managed a first-round 73 but tied for the tournament's low round Friday.

He leads Adam Schenk (72-67--139) and first-round co-leader Lee McCoy (69-70--139) by one shot.

Michael Monroe, M.J. Maguire and Blake Morris, the other first-round leader alongside McCoy, are three shots behind Hakula and in fourth place.

The event features many of the country's top NCAA and upcoming elite amateur golfers.

In the mid-am division, Kenny Cook took the lead from first-round leader Matt Giovannelli thanks to a second-round 70 and enters Saturday's third-round with a one-shot advantage.

Tom Hyland is one shot ahead in the senior division.

Results For New Year's Invitational Golf Tournament
1FinlandToni HakulaFinland70073-65-70-68--276
2EnglandJoshua WhiteEngland50070-73-70-67--280
T3NYMike MillerBrewster, NY40073-69-70-70--282
T3TXDavid LeeHouston, TX40073-69-69-71--282
5GALee McCoyClarkesville, GA40069-70-71-73--283

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ABOUT THE New Year's Invitational

Historic invitational golf tournament that originated on the Lakewood golf course in 1927. This same amateur invitational tournament -- which attracts top Florida amateurs and a strong group of out-of- state players as well -- continues, unbroken, each year although the club name was later changed to St. Petersburg Country Club.

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