Bina maintains lead after windy third round at Dixie Amateur
Carey Bina (GAP blog photo)
Carey Bina (GAP blog photo)

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Three rounds into the Dixie Amateur, nobody can knock Carey Bina off the top of the leaderboard. Even as gusting winds in South Florida drove up scores across the board at Eagle Trace on Thursday, the advantage remained with Bina.

Bina, the 23-year-old from Villanova, Pa., started the week with a bogey-free, 6-under 66 at partner course Heron Bay. The golf has gotten harder, but Bina has managed to hold on. A 10th-hole eagle highlighted a second-round even-par 72, and on Thursday, Bina finished with 2-over 74 despite two double bogeys.

After graduating from Elon University last spring, Bina has temporarily moved to South Florida to work on his game in hopes of chasing a professional career.

Behind Bina, Linus Lo of Heathrow Florida posted an even-par 72 that was one of the best rounds of the day (no player went under par on Thursday). Lo is solo second, and trails Bina by two.

Two players are tied for third at even par. Nicholas Cummings, of Weston, Mass., is also a temporary Florida resident who is working on his game away from a harsh Northern winter. The 2015 U.S. Amateur qualifier will join the Boston College roster next fall. Jonathan Keppler, of Marietta, Ga., is a redshirt junior at Florida State.

Results: Dixie Men's Amateur
1GAJonathan KepplerMarietta, GA40068-72-76-75=291
2FLLinus LoHeathrow, FL30073-69-72-77=291
3PACarey BinaVillanova, PA20066-72-74-80=292
4SCJamie WilsonMt. Pleasant, SC20070-71-77-77=295
T5TXMichael CottonKaty, TX20071-75-77-74=297

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ABOUT THE Dixie Men's Amateur

Historic Florida amateur golf tournament that is open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers for major amateur championships. The Dixie has a traditionally strong field due to college break, and a past-champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs.

72-hole stroke play championship with a 54 hole cut down to 66 players and ties. The field limit will be 108 players. Played at Eagle Trace Golf Club. Apply for an invitation at

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