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 Invitational.

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, the UAB golfer birdied 13, 14, 15 and 18 to post 3- under 33 on the back nine, vaulting him to the top of the leaderboard.

First round leader Davin White struggle to a 74 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 Tuscaloosa.

The 72-hole event continues on Friday with the final round scheduled for Saturday, June 8.

Highly-ranked junior and Clemson commit Cody 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, who shot a 1-under 69 in Round 2.

Former PGA Tour pro John Engler is in a tie for 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).

Results For Palmetto Amateur Golf Tournament
T1PANicholas ReachMoscow, PA70071-66-68--205
T1ALScott StrohmeyerAuburn, AL50069-67-69--205
3SCBen FoglerElgin, SC40071-66-69--206
4ALSam LoveBirmingham, AL40070-65-72--207
T5GABilly KennerlyAlpharetta, GA40068-73-68--208

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ABOUT THE Palmetto Amateur

72-hole stroke play event held on a classic Alister MacKenzie design. The field of 84 is selected from applicants based on handicap, participation in amateur golf events and competitive record, in previous Palmetto Amateurs and other amateur tournaments.

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