Halvorsen holds Florida Azalea lead
15 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for Florida Azalea, Palatka Golf Club, Andreas Halvorsen Profile

PALATKA, Fla. (March 15, 2014) -- Norway's Andreas Halvorsen fired a red-hot 5-under 65 to take a commanding four-shot lead into the final round of action at the 2014 Florida Azalea Amateur.

Halvorsen followed his first-round 67 with the 65 and sits at 8-under 132 after two rounds.

Dylan Newman, former Iona College standout and regular competitor in MET Association events, is alone in second place following rounds of 67-69.

Halvorsen trailed first-round leader Jordan Ebanks by a shot after play began Friday. Ebanks struggled with a Saturday 74, opening the door for a slew of players. Halvorsen, whose 65 is tied for the lowest round of the tournament (alongside Drew Czuchry's Saturday card), seized the opportunity.

Jack Davidson is third, five shots back of Halvorsen. Corey Carlson is fourth while Jack Comstock rounds out the Top 5.

Final-round action begins Sunday morning at Palatka Golf Club. AmateurGolf.com will have full final-round results and coverage.

Results: Florida Azalea
1NorwayAndreas HalvorsenNorway30067-65-73--205
2WalesJack DavidsonWales20069-68-70--207
T3NYDylan NewmanNew Rochelle, NY10067-69-75--211
T3FLCorey CarlsonGreen Cove Springs, FL10070-68-73--211
T3GADrew CzuchryAuburn, GA10075-65-71--211

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ABOUT THE Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea was started in 1958 as a two-man team tourney. The field has, over the years, boasted players who have gone on to greatness at the professional level. Tommy Aaron, who teamed with Dan Sykes for the 1960 Florida Azalea team title, went on to win the 1973 Masters. And Bob Murphy, winner of back-to-back Florida Azalea titles while playing for the University of Florida golf team in 1965-66, was an 11-time winner on the PGA Tour.

The 220-man Azalea field competes in one of six flights. The first flight is Championship, with a cut after 36-holes. The next five flights are Net.

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