Denver Haddix maintains lead at Lupton Invitational
Denver Haddix
Denver Haddix

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. — Scores were higher on another difficult day of golf at The Honors Course, but one thing did remain the same — a two-stroke lead for Denver Haddix.

The Lexington, Ky. native, despite a second-round 77, maintained his two-shot advantage, and will take it into Sunday's final round at the John T. Lupton Invitational. Charles Waddell, the 2014 Timuquana Cup winner, is tied for second place along with Joseph Deraneuy, whose 73 was tied for lowest round of the day.

Haddix, who won the 2014 Kentucky Match Play title, reached the quarterfinals in last year's U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Haddix's first-round 70 led Craig Smith by two after Friday's first round. Smith shot 78 on Saturday, and is three shots back in fourth place.

In the Senior division, Allen Barber and Michael Mercier are tied for first at 71 points. Both the Senior and Super Senior flights are playing a Stableford format. Doug Hanzel is just a point behind while Bob Kearney is two points back and Paul Simson, the 2013 winner, is three back.

In the Super Senior division, Don Kuehn leads first-round leader Bob Kain by one with a two-round total of 66.

Results: Lupton Memorial Invitational
1ILCharles WaddellChicago, IL30074-75-73=222
2MSJoseph DeraneyBelden, MS20076-73-73=222
3KYDenver HaddixLexington, KY10070-77-77=224
T4TXAndrew LawsonDallas, TX10075-77-76=228
T4TNCraig SmithNashville, TN10072-78-78=228

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ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational

This event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here despite a final round 80. 54 hole individual event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke play format for the Championship division and Stableford format for the Senior division. Committee will invite 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

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