Florida Mid-Amateur: Joe Alfieri and Michael J. Connors share 36-hole lead
CORAL SPRINGS, FL (April 30, 2016) - Joe Alfieri and Michael J. Connors are the 36-hole co-leaders at the Florida Mid-Amateur at TPC Eagle Trace. Both are tied at 5-under heading into tomorrow's final round.
Connors shot the low round of the tournament on Saturday to move into a first place tie. The Palm Beach Gardens resident was an afterthought when the day began after an opening day 1-over 73. However, in round two he flipped the script and shot the low round of the tournament, a bogey-free 6-under 66.
On his first hole today Connors set the tone for his round with a birdie. He then went on to birdie holes 4, 14 and 15. His highlight came on No. 8 when Connors eagled the 548 yard par-5.
Alfieri, the 2013 Florida Mid-Amateur champion, followed up his 5-under 67 first round with an even-par 72 on day two. The first round leader by three-strokes had three birdies and three bogeys in the second round.
Connors and Alfieri are the only players in the field under-par and they lead a group five players tied for third at even-par.
ROUND ONE RECAP
2013 Florida Mid-Amateur champion Joe Alfieri is the first round leader of the 2016 edition being played at TPC Eagle Trace. Alfieri fired an opening round 5-under 67 and leads by three-strokes over four players tied for second at 2-under.
Alfieri shot a modest 1-under 35 on his first nine holes with two birdies and a bogey. However, once Alfieri made the turn he kicked his round into high gear with three straight birdies on holes 11, 12 and 13. Following a pair of pars Alfieri carded two more birdies on holes 16 and 17. Despite an 18th hole bogey Alfieri still shot an impressive 4-under 32 on the back nine.
The second place quartet at 2-under includes Thomas Parker, Marc Dull, Ryan Cobb and Marc France. Three others - Kyle Nathan, Daniel Eggertsson and Carl Santos-Ocampo - are tied for sixth and four behind at 1-under-par.
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ABOUT THE Florida Mid-Am Stroke Play
An estimated 300+ mid-amateurs (25 years of age
and older) will attempt to qualify for this premier
championship with a Championship field of 84 players.
Format is 36 holes of stroke play with the low 32
scores advancing to match play.
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