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Sekne joins Lewis atop the Sunnehanna Amateur leaderboard
16 Jun 2022
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

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Herman Sekne (Courtesy of Purdue Athletics)
Herman Sekne (Courtesy of Purdue Athletics)

Following an opening round of 6-under 64, Bryce Lewis may have come down to earth just a bit on Thursday but the Tennessee standout still has a share of the lead at the halfway point of the Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions being held in Johnstown, Pa.

Joining Lewis atop the leaderboard is Herman Sekne, who carded a 5-under 65 on Thursday to gain a share of the lead at 6-under 134.

Three players - Kelly Chinn (Duke), Jiri Zuska (Louisville) and Julian Perico (Arkansas) - are one back at 5-under while a total of 15 golfers are within four strokes of the lead at the 36-hole mark of the inaugural Elite Amateur Series event.

After carding a 6-under 64 on Wednesday, Lewis erased three bogeys with three birdies to sign for an even-par 70 at the Sunnehanna Country Club. Meanwhile, Sekne, who opened with a 1-under 69, had five birdies and an eagle on his card en route to a second-round 65 to move into a tie for first.

Sekne, who recently concluded his freshman season at Purdue, followed his eagle on 11 with birdies on 13 and 14 and after giving a stroke back on the par-5 15th, bounced right back with a birdie on 16 on his way to an inward nine of 31.

"I felt like I got off to a decent start on the front nine but couldn't really get anything going," said Sekne, a native of Oslo, Norway. "I knew the front nine was harder and when I made that putt on 11 (for eagle), it helped he get going and from there on out things felt pretty easy."

Sekne followed his eagle on 11 with birdies on 13 and 14 and after giving a stroke back on the par-5 15th, he bounced right back with a birdie on 16 on his way to an inward nine of 31.

The day's low round belonged to Nicholas Arcement, who shot a 6-under 64. The LSU junior went out in 1-over 36 but collected five birdies and eagle for a 28 on his second nine.

The third round of the Sunnehanna Amateur will get underway at 8:00 a.m. ET on Friday with final round action slated for Saturday.

Results: Sunnehanna Amateur
1TNBryce LewisHendersonville, TN120064-70-66-75=275
T2VAKelly ChinnGreat Falls, VA90067-68-71-70=276
T2GAMaxwell FordPeachtree Corners, GA90070-67-67-72=276
T4CAJackson RiveraRancho Sante Fe, CA70067-73-70-67=277
T4PAMark GoetzGreensburg, PA70068-71-69-69=277

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ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur

The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954 -- it was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. The tournament is played on a classic A.W. Tillinghast design. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list the likes of Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler as contestants: the United States Amateur. Its medal play format has been emulated by countless amateur tournaments across the country.

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