W. Penn. Mid-Am: Stimmel leads Smith, field
27 May 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for WPGA Mid-Amateur, Longue Vue Club, Nathan Smith Rankings

Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

WEIRTON, W. Virg. (May 27, 2014) -- After one round of play, Rick Stimmel leads at the 2014 Western Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur Championship.

Stimmel shot 4-under 68 and leads by a shot at Williams Country Club.

He caught fire early and played a flawless back nine, totaling five birdies against just one bogey four on the par-3 eighth hole.

Tied for second place is a one of the nation's top mid-amateur golfers in two-time U.S. Walker Cup team member and four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith, who shot 69 and is tied alongside Artie Fink, Jr.

Smith birdied two holes late in his round to sneak back towards the top of the leaderboard.

David Antill is fourth after a 2-under 70 while Mike Marron, Kevin Heher, Arnold Cutrell and David Brown all shot 71 and sit tied for fifth place heading into the second and final round on Wednesday.

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The Mid-Amateur Championship was started in 1985 for amateur golfers residing in western Pennsylvania who are twenty-five years of age or older. The event is thirty-six holes of stroke play.

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