Rain delay halts Round 3 at Azalea Invitational
CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 23, 2013) -- A
three-hour rain delay forced the top
portion of the Azalea Invitational leaderboard
to stop midway through the third
round Saturday at The Country Club of
Austin Langdale still holds the lead thanks to
rounds of 66-69 during the first two
days of play. The recent Clemson signee leads
by two over Scott Harvey, a
talented mid-am from North Carolina, who’s
alone in second at 5-under after his
Will Long, another junior, is in third place
after two-straight 69s to open the event.
Jim Liu, who fired a competitive course record
63 on Friday, remains in fourth
place midway through the third round and
hopes to make a move entering the final
day of play Sunday, which will consist of the
remainder of the 72-hole event.
The projected cut after three full rounds sits at
Among those that completed their rounds
today, Kevin Marsh, a former U.S. Mid-
Am champion, made a strong move. His 1-
under 70 put him at 6-over for the
week and in a position to get into the Top 20
with a strong final round.
Highly-ranked junior Tae Wan Lee shot an
even-par 70 in his third round and he’s
now 9-over for the week.
Being played for the 65th time, the Azalea is
one of the season’s most prized
tournaments. The prestigious event, held at a
club that was first established in
1786, attracts one of the top fields in amateur
golf. Past champions include Webb
Simpson, D.J. Trahan and Smith, one of the
top amateuris to ever play the game.
Amateurgolf.com will have continuing
coverage of the Azalea Invitational,
considered a ‘Major of amateurgolf.com’,
throughout the weekend.
ABOUT THE Azalea Invitational
72 hole stroke play with a 54 hole cut on a
Seth Raynor design. Good mix of college
and mid amateurs. 7 spots available in a
Impressive list of past champions at this
traditional event. The Country Club of
underwent a major renovation in 2006 (the
tournament took at one year hiatus) and was
ready for play for the 2007 Azalea.
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