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

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2013) -- Toni Hakula remains in the lead after three rounds of play at the 2013 New Year's Invitational at St. Petersburg Country Club.

Hakula, of the Texas Longhorns, fired a 70 on Saturday, which followed up a red-hot 65 in Round 2. He leads by two entering the final round on Sunday.

Lee McCoy, one of the first-round leaders, is two shots back after a third-round 71.

David Lee shot a second straight 69 and trails by three in third place. Michael Miller and first-round co-leader Blake Morris are four shots behind Hakula and tied for fourth place.

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

Joe Alfieri and Matt Giovannelli are tied atop the mid-am division while Tom Hyland holds a 10-shot lead 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

View full results for New Year's Invitational Golf Tournament

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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