Williams Four-Ball: John Hunter and Kyle Nathan move into 36-hole lead
No. 13 on the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club <br>(Oak Hill Country Club Photo)
No. 13 on the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club
(Oak Hill Country Club Photo)

ROCHESTER, NY (September 16, 2016) -- With a second round 4-under 66 John Hunter and Kyle Nathan have moved to 9-under and the top of the John R. Williams Four-Ball Invitational leaderboard.

On Friday play moved to the famed East Course at Oak Hill Country Club and it was Hunter (Houston, TX) and Nathan (Glenview, IL) improving on a tie for third at the start of the day.

A pair of teams will begin the final round one-stroke back and in second place at 7-under. Billy Hanes (Elma, NY) and Billy Gaffney (Williamsville, NY) shot a 5-under 65 while Eric Rustand (Tucson, AZ) and Clark Rustand (Tucson, AZ) put together a 4-under 66 to move into the second place position.

First round leaders Michael C. Carrig and Brian Kumiega, both from Buffalo, NY, struggled a bit on day two with 1-over 71 but they are still just two-strokes back and in fourth place.

Wade Sarkis (Canandaigua, NY) and James Scorse (Churchville, NY) are in fifth at 5-under following tallies of 67-69.

Heading into the final day nine teams are in red figures with six within five-strokes of the lead.


The Senior Division is being led by George Kavanagh (Rochester, NY) and Matt Clarke (Loudonville, NY) at 5-under. Following rounds of 68-69 the duo are ahead by one-stroke.

In second place are James McCord and John McCord of Tullahoma, TN at 4-under. Two other teams are within three shots of the lead --John Kircher (Pittsford, NY) and John Salamone (Sherborn, MA); Mark Chylinski (Pittsfield, MA) and Jim Mueller (Altamont, NY)-- who are both 1-under and tied for third.

Six teams will begin the final day within five shots of the lead.

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54-hole two man best ball format. By invitation only. Entrants must have a handicap of 3.4 or less, with the team total not to exceed 5.5. Both members of teams in the Senior Division must be 55 years of age by the first day of the tournament. Senior index requirements are 4.4 individual and 7.2 team.

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