Bryce Corbett (Radford Athletics Photo)
After three days of play at the 66th Eastern Amateur
at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Va., we now have had three different leaders following each round.
Radford senior Bryce Corbett
shot 3-under par 67 in the third round to take a one-shot lead at 9-under.
His scorecard was clean, and his lead was three at 10-under par until the long par-3 No. 16. He made a double bogey to drop back to 8-under.
Corbett bounced back with a nice chip from just right of the green to two feet on the par-5 18th hole for birdie and the lead.
Corbett has shot rounds of 65-69-67 to get to 9-under for the tournament.
However, the field is not far behind.
Christopher Newport’s Robb Kinder
, who tied for second place at the NCAA Division III National Championship this spring, is a shot back at 8-under. Kinder struggled in round one, carding a 3-over 73, but has since shot rounds of 65 and 64 to vault into contention.
Kinder had the low round of the day with the 6-under par 64. Kinder has made just one bogey over the last 38 holes, rebounding nicely from day one.
Second-round leader Jack Schoenberger
, a sophomore at Belmont University, bounced back from a slow start playing the last seven holes in 3-under to join Kinder in a tie for second place after an even-par 70.
Wake Forest incoming golfer Kyle Haas
shot 67 and is alone in fourth place at 7-under par. Brandon Robison
, a sophomore from the University of Utah, is fifth at 6-under par.
, former Temple University golfer, shot 5-under 65 and is joined in a tie for sixth place with Virginia Tech’s David Stanford
at 5-under par.
ABOUT THE Eastern Amateur
The Eastern Amateur is a 72 hole stroke play
event that perennially attracts a top-drawer field.
The tournament has been
played -- with the exception of 1977 and 1999 -- at
Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. Elizabeth
Manor is a par 70 Dick Wilson design in Portsmouth,
The impressive list of winners includes U.S. Open
winners Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Andy Bean,
Hubert Green, Jim Furyk and Steve Jones. Other
notables who have played in the Eastern Amateur
are Lanny Wadkins, Arron Oberholser, Steve Marino,
Scott Hoch, Clarence Rose, Gary Koch, Bob Tway,
John Rollins, Fred Funk, Carl Petterson, Chip Beck,
Jim Simons, Ben Crenshaw, Steve Melnyk, Andy
Bean and Steve Liebler. Liebler won the who the
Eastern in three different decades and is the only
golfer to have ever qualified for the USGA Junior,
USGA Amateur, USGA Open, USGA Public Links,
USGA Senior Open and USGA Senior Amateur as
as representing his state in the USGA Team
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