Gingerich pads St. Augustine Amateur lead to 6 shots
Ty Gingerich tees off on No. 1 at St. Johns GC
(St. Augustine Amateur photo)
shot a 3-under 67 to pad his lead to 6 shots heading into the final round of the St. Augustine Amateur at St. Johns Golf Club in St. Augustine, Fla.
Gingerich, a freshman at the University of Cincinnati, missed out on qualifying for with his team for the Hoosier Invitational, so he made the nine-hour journey to Florida and, after getting only four hours of sleep, set the course record in the first round with a 62.
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Playing with Sudarshan Yellamaraju of Canada and Paul Tesori, who caddies on the PGA Tour for Webb Simpson, Gingerich extended his lead with three birdies on the front nine. He took a seven-shot lead to the final hole but made his first bogey of the tournament to finish 11 under.
Yellamaraju shot an even-par 70 to fall into a third-place tie, while Tesori came in with a 72 which leaves him tied for ninth.
29-year-old Michael Smith of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. shot a 68 to pull into solo second, six shots behind Gingerich. At 5 under, Smith leads the Mid-Amateur competition by four shots over Tesori and Duke Butler IV of Ponte Vedra.
Ryder Sutcliffe of Jupiter, Fla. had the day's low round, a 6-under 64, to move into a third place tie with Yellamaraju and Juan Iturra of St. Augustine.
Play concludes with Sunday's final round. Gingerich, Smith and Yellamaraju will tee off in the final group at 10:39am.
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ABOUT THE St. Augustine Amateur
The St. Augustine Amateur is a national event
established in 2004 for top
amateur and collegiate players. The 54-hole
play, walking only,
competition is conducted over three days with no cut. The
caddies, walking referees, standard bearers and
forecaddies really add to the
experience. The field is
limited to 84 players whose golf resumes and
tournament experience have
earned them a spot in the field. The winner
the John C. Jennison III
is open to Amateurs only whose entry has been
accepted by the Tournament
Committee however there is an open qualifier prior
to the event.
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