Sebastian Pinzon leads by four shots at Dixie Amateur
-- Colombia Golf Federation
-- Colombia Golf Federation

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2011) -- Sebastian Pinzon exploded out to an impressive four-shot lead after firing a first-round 63 at the 81st Dixie Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club.

Pinzon of La Calera, Colombia, leads Derek Ernst, who fired a 67, by a commanding four shots heading into Round 2 play. Ernst, of Clovis, Calif., has had a spectacular 2011 year, reaching the semifinals at the U.S. Public Linksand a fourth-place tie at the Pacific Coast Amateur and should be in the hunt throughout the event.

Motin Young of Orlando and Tom Lovelady of Birmingham, Ala. each shot 68 and sit in a third-place tie following the first day of play.

Results: Dixie Men's Amateur
1FLCurtis ThompsonCoral Springs, FL70069-69-69-67--274
2FLDaniel BergerJupiter, FL50071-71-66-68--276
3FLMotin YeungOrlando, FL40068-71-69-70--278
4New ZealandBen TaylorNew Zealand40071-70-69-69--279
5ALTom LoveladyBirmingham, AL40068-71-71-71--281

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ABOUT THE Dixie Men's Amateur

Historic Florida amateur golf tournament that is open to former Dixie Amateur champions, tournament committee invitees and qualifiers for major amateur championships. The Dixie has a traditionally strong field due to college break, and a past-champions list that includes many PGA Tour players as well as top-ranked amateurs.

72-hole stroke play championship with a 54 hole cut down to 66 players and ties. The field limit will be 108 players. Played at Eagle Trace Golf Club. Apply for an invitation at

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