South Beach Int'l Am: Wind gusts force suspension of Round 3
Update: The third round of the South Beach International Amateur was suspended Friday at 2:20 p.m. Wind gusts continued to strengthen to the point that play could not continue. Tee times for the continuation of Round 3 and the final round start at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The second-round scoring update is below.
Pierceson Coody (AJGA photo)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Two rounds into the South Beach International Amateur, the leaderboard is no less crowded than it was 24 hours earlier. Four players share the lead at 7 under after battling wind gusts of up to 38 mph to post rounds in the red.
, a freshman at Texas, tied for the best round of the day at Miami Beach Golf Club with a 67 to move into a share of the lead with first-round leaders Matt Walker
, who plays for Iowa, and Englishman Jake Burnage
. Coody’s second consecutive round of 67 went on the board early in the day and moved him to 7 under. Burnage and Walker each followed an opening 64 at Normandy Shores with a 1-under 70 at Miami Beach in the second round. Florida resident Tyler Strafaci
, who plays for Georgia Tech, followed his opening of 66 with a 68 at Normandy Shores to join the leaders.
, who plays for South Carolina, is in solo second at 6 under after posting an impressive 66 at Normandy Shores to follow up his 69 at Miami Beach. His round of 4 under is especially remarkable considering the constant battering of crosswinds that faced the golfers at the Shores, where scores skyrocketed.
, who plays locally for Lynn University, is in third place at 5-under par after following up his first-round 66 at Normandy with a 1-under 70 at Miami Beach. Khavish Varadan
of Malaysia is tied with Torres. The University of Alabama-Birmingham star fired a 67 at Miami Beach to tie Coody for the best round of the day there.
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72-hole event with 36-hole cut. Open to
ranked amateurs, college players, mid-amateurs
and juniors. Non-exempt players must submit a playing
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