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Andrew Bailey of Shaker Heights, OH. shot a tournament low 5 under 67 to take the lead at the 117th Ohio Amateur at Canterbury Golf Club.
Bailey recorded five birdies in a six hole stretch to get all the way to 9 under par for the tournament after bogeying 18.
Bailey recorded seven birdies on the round, including holes No. 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15.
The 36-hole leader Scott Anderson of Columbus, OH., shot a 1 over 73 to sit at 4 under for the tounrament and T2 with Indiana' s Drew Salyers of Howard, OH. Salyers has already qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. later this month. Salyers is also the only player in the field to shoot under par in all three rounds.
Salyers and Bailey played the first two rounds together and will play together in the final round with Anderson.
Youngstown State's Cole Christman of Canfield, OH., recorded an albatross on hole No. 9 and finished with a round of 2 under 70.
The field has been cut to the low 40 players and ties for the final round.
ROUND TWO RECAP
On day one of the 117th Ohio Amateur Championship, players had to deal with heat. On day two, rain and wind was the main cause for concern at Canterbury Golf Club.
Day one leader co-leader Scott Anderson of Columbus, OH., was able to follow up his first round 3 under 69 with a second round 2 under 70 to lead the tournament by one shot at 5 under.
Recent Ohio State graduate JonErik Alford of Roswell, Ga., and Brendan Keating of Cincinnati, OH., are tied for second place at 4 under.
Andrew Bailey of Shaker Heights, OH., and Cleveland State graduate shot the round of the day with a 4 under 68 and sits tied for fourth at 3 under par with his playing partner of the past two days and current Indiana golfer Drew Salyers of Howard, OH.
The field was cut to low 60 players and ties after the first two rounds.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio has played host to many championships and major tournaments throughout its illustrious history.
This week, plays host to the 117th Ohio Amateur Championship.
Canterbury Golf Club has been nationally recognized as one of the top 100 golf courses in the U.S.and one of the top courses in Ohio along with the Inverness Club in Toledo.
Founded in 1921, it has a rich history of major golf championships including the US Open, PGA Championship, Senior Open, US Amateur Championship, and Senior PGA Championship.
Canterbury is only the second club in the country to have hosted all five of the major golf championships that are played throughout the country.
In the Fall of 2016, the course underwent a full renovation.
Canterbury Golf Club has been named one of America's Top 100 courses as rated by Golf Digest, Golf, and Golfweek magazines.
After one round of play at the 117th Ohio Amateur, Scott Anderson, Columbus, OH., Jack Garswood of Fairview Park, OH., and Justin Horn of Milford, OH. are all tied after rounds of 3 under 69.
Anderson got off to a slow start, as he was 2 over par standing on the No. 9 tee. He made five birdies on his last 10 holes, including on Nos. 11, 12 and 13, to propel to the top of the leaderboard.
Garswood made six birdies and three bogeys on his round and Horn eagled No 13, birdied No. 17 and made 16 pars to shoot a bogey free round.
Seven players are tied at 2 under par.
Indiana's Drew Salyers, who has already qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. later this month, finished with a round of 2 under 70, but made a 70 foot birdie putt on No. 17, a par-3 and two tiered green.
"I have been out here for 30 years and that is the longest putt I have ever seen made on this hole," said a Canterbury caddie.
After round two, the field will be cut to low 60 and ties and after round three, the field will be cut to low 40 and ties.