Sam Love leads rain-altered Palmetto
UPDATE: Due to Tropical Storm
Andrea, the third round has been canceled and
play will continue on Saturday. To
accommodate a two tee start on Saturday,
the field will be cut to the low 63 players and
ties, which will result in a field of 69 players
that have a score of 148 or better.
AIKEN, South Carolina (June 6, 2013) -- Sam
Love of Trussville, Alabama came out firing on
all cylinders on Thursday at the Palmetto
Not bothered by a rain-soaked Thursday
afternoon, Love birdied the first hole, and it
was a good omen for the day. Another birdie
on No. 5 and the rest pars gave him a 32 on
the par-34 front side.
But it wasn't until the back nine that Love
really caught fire. After a bogey on No. 10,
UAB golfer birdied 13, 14, 15 and 18 to post
under 33 on the back nine, vaulting him to the
top of the leaderboard.
First round leader Davin White struggle to a
to stand T8 at 1-under. But Carson Jacobs of
Hendersonville, TN, who was in second place
after round 1, shot 70 to sit in a tie for second
at 136 with Scott Stohmeyer (69-67) of
The 72-hole event continues on Friday with
the final round scheduled for Saturday, June
Highly-ranked junior and Clemson commit
Proveaux shot a second-round 71 and moved
up to a tie for eighth place. He's one shot
better than a group of four at even par 140
that includes Cal red shirt freshman and
Alameda Commuters winner Pace Johnson,
shot a 1-under 69 in Round 2.
Former PGA Tour pro John Engler is in a tie
23rd at 2-over. He shot his second straight 71
despite the lousy conditions.
Thomas Bradshaw, the defending Rice Planters
champion bounced back after an opening-
round 74 with a 1-under 69 and is tied for
31st. He sits alongside LSU ace Curtis
Thompson (69-74) and North Carolina mid-
amateur Matthew Crenshaw (71-72).