Amateur Aman Gupta Holds 36-hole NC Open Advantage
Defending champion David Kocher is tied for second
(Maryland Athletics Photo)
KANNAPOLIS, NC (June 7, 2017) - Concord, NC local Aman Gupta leads the field after the first two rounds of competition at the 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid.
The eighteen year-old amateur entered the first round in a four-way tie for first after an opening 66 (-5). His second round started tough with bogeys on two of his first three holes, but he balanced the ship and carded a 35-32=67 (-4) to earn a three-stroke lead at 133 (-9) going into the third and final round.
Defending Champion David Kocher and fellow amateur Thomas Eldridge are tied for second at 136 (-6). Wake Forest University Men's Golf Coach Jerry Haas, PGA, sits alone in fourth at 137 (-5).
One hundred sixty-eight of the top playing PGA Professionals and amateurs in North and South Carolina have come together for the 54-hole championship. The low 64 scores survived the 36-hole cut.
The final round will commence at 7:30 AM from the first and tenth tees with the leaders beginning their rounds at 9:00 AM.
Editors Note: Article by Carolina PGA
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ABOUT THE North Carolina Open
The North Carolina Open is open to both
amateurs and PGA professionals. It is
by the Carolinas section of the PGA of
America. 54-hole stroke play. The field is
reduced to the low 60 contestants (or 1/3 of
the field if 140 or less) and ties after 36
run by the
Carolinas section, the North Carolina Open
the South Carolina Open, are the only ones in
the United States that prohibit non-PGA
professionals from competing. It has been
played annually since 1965 at a variety of
courses around the state.
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