Creighton Takes Eastern Amateur Lead Into the Final Round
Myles Creighton is looking for his third tournament win of the summer<br>(Eastern Amateur photo)
Myles Creighton is looking for his third tournament win of the summer
(Eastern Amateur photo)

PORTSMOUTH, VA (July 15, 2017) - Myles Creighton of Radford University has taken the lead of the 61st Eastern Amateur after posting a 3-under 67 in the 3rd round.

Creighton, with two tournament titles under his belt this summer including the prestigious Rice Planters, stands at 13-under par 197.

Creighton, from Nova Scotia, Canada has made just 3 bogeys through 54 holes.

The low round of the day went to Belmont Abbey’s Nick Stafford who posted 6-under 64 and moved 6 spots up the leaderboard. Stafford is tied for second with Rollins College golfer Barry Babbitt who had 5-under 65.

36-hole leader J.B. Williams slipped to 4th place at 10-under par after a 1-over 71.

Incoming Virginia freshman, Brandon Yoon (Loudon Co, VA) and Arizona State’s Ryan Douglass (Leesburg, VA) are tied for 5th at 8-under with East Tennessee golfer Ben Reichert. Douglass, runner-up in 2016, is playing in his 5th consecutive Eastern Amateur.

2017 Virginia Amateur Champion and Virginia Tech golfer Mark Lawrence (Richmond, VA) sits at 5-under, tied for 16th , after a 3rd round 65.

Among local golfers, Adam Horton of Chesapeake and John Rosenstock of Virginia Beach are 3-under and Suffolk’s Trey Wren is 1-under.

Final round play begins at 8am Sunday.

Results: Eastern Amateur
1FLBarry BabbittOrlando, FL50067-67-65-65=264
2VARyan DouglassLeesburg, VA40070-67-65-64=266
3CanadaMyles CreightonCanada30064-66-67-70=267
T4ILMatt MurlickWinnetka, IL30067-68-68-65=268
T4VABrandon YoonAshburn, VA30070-66-66-66=268

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ABOUT THE Eastern Amateur

The Eastern Amateur is a 72 hole stroke play event that perennially attracts a top-drawer field. The tournament has been played -- with the exception of 1977 and 1999 -- at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth Manor is a par 70 Dick Wilson design in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The impressive list of winners includes U.S. Open winners Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Andy Bean, Hubert Green, Jim Furyk and Steve Jones. Other notables who have played in the Eastern Amateur are Lanny Wadkins, Arron Oberholser, Steve Marino, Scott Hoch, Clarence Rose, Gary Koch, Bob Tway, John Rollins, Fred Funk, Carl Petterson, Chip Beck, Jim Simons, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Melnyk, Andy Bean and Steve Liebler. Liebler won the who the Eastern in three different decades and is the only golfer to have ever qualified for the USGA Junior, USGA Amateur, USGA Open, USGA Public Links, USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur as well as representing his state in the USGA Team competition.

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