Pair of 65's power North Carolina Duo to Cardinal Am lead
Ty Palmer <br>(Guilford Athletics Photo)
Ty Palmer
(Guilford Athletics Photo)

GREENSBORO, NC (July 28, 2017) - With matching 5-under 65s in the opening round, a pair of North Carolina natives –Ty Palmer and Jose Montano – co-lead the Cardinal Amateur at Sedgefield Country Club’s Dye Course.

Palmer, a native of Kernersville, NC carded six birdies on the day; his lone bogey came on the 188-yard par 3 16th hole.

Meanwhile, Montano, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, had the lone eagle of the day on the 15th hole, a 576-yard par 5. With a -4 under 66, Wake Forest’s Eric Bae is one shot back.

Within striking distance are a trio of players, who trail by three at -2 under (Bryce Hendrix, Thomas Lilly, and Luis Ruiz).

Founded in 1978, the competition is an integral part of the journey to the PGA, Senior PGA and Nationwide tours; former champions include William McGirt and Zach Sucher. The field consists of 78 contestants chosen among college level and mid - amateurs.

Results: Cardinal Amateur
1BoliviaJose MontanoBolivia50065-67-71=203
2NCJackson SpiresFayetteville, NC40070-66-69=205
T3NCBryce HendrixGreensboro, NC30068-69-69=206
5MexicoLuis RuizMexico30068-67-73=208
T3MAJack LangLexington, MA30069-70-67=206

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ABOUT THE Cardinal Amateur

The Cardinal Amateur, presented by McConnell Golf, is held at the Sedgefield Country Club, Pete Dye Course in Greensboro, NC. 54-hole stroke play tournament. Many former competitors are now on the PGA, Senior PGA and Nationwide tours. The field consists of 78 contestants, chosen among college level and mid-amateurs. Jay Sigel, a winner on the senior tour, has been quoted as saying that the Cardinal Am is one of the finest amateur tournaments in the country and one which he wishes he had won during his amateur career.

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