Sunnehanna: Smith, Reach, Danielson share lead
12 Jun 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of

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Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

JOHNSTOWN, Penn. (June 12, 2014) -- Nathan Smith, Charlie Danielson and Nicholas Reach share the lead after two rounds of play at the 2014 Sunnehanna Amateur at Sunnehanna Country Club.

Reach, a rising golfer from the University of Georgia, fired a 1-under 69 on Thursday while Danielson, who plays at the University of Illinois, shot 2-under 68.

Smith, of course, is the four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion and a two-time U.S. Walker Cup team member. He shot 3-under 67 to climb the leaderboard and take a share of the lead.

The trio sits on a share of the 36-hole lead entering Saturday's third of four rounds.

First-round co-leader Sam Burns sits tied for fourth place. He shot a 1-over 71 on Thursday and is now part of a trio one shot back. Rising junior Doug Ghim of Illinois and recent Azalea Invitational champ Will Murphy of South Carolina, also sit tied for fourth place.

Georgia's Michael Cromie, a teammate of Reach, was tied for the lead after Round 1 but struggled to a 6-over 76 on Thursday. he fell to a 25th-place tie.

Three more players, including Texas' Kramer Hickock, are two shots off the lead while eight more are just three back. All told, there are 14 players inside of three shots of the lead shared by three golfers entering Friday's action.

Defending champion Steven Ihm of Iowa fell to a tie for 10th place. He opened with a 66 on Wednesday but shot 72 in Round 2.

For a full look at the leaderboard, follow the link below.

Results: Sunnehanna Amateur
1SCWill MurphyColumbia, SC100069-67-69-69=274
2LASam BurnsShreveport, LA70065-71-68-70=274
T3CAXander SchauffeleSan Diego, CA50071-67-69-68=275
T3PANathan SmithPittsburgh, PA50068-67-70-70=275
5CARico HoeyRancho Cucamonga, CA50069-69-71-67=276

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ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur

The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954 -- it was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. The tournament is played on a classic A.W. Tillinghast design. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list the likes of Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler as contestants: the United States Amateur. Its medal play format has been emulated by countless amateur tournaments across the country.

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