Alabama teammates hold Sunnehanna lead
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (June 14, 2012) -- Alabama teammates Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt set the pace Thursday in the Sunnehanna Amateur, posting 5-under 65s at Sunnehanna Country Club.
Thomas, a rising sophomore from Goshen, Ky., for the recent NCAA runners-up, was cruising along after five consecutive birdies on Nos. 8 through 12 before stumbling with a double bogey-7 at the 595-yard, par-5 15th. He birdied the 18th.
Wyatt, a rising junior from Mobile, Ala., offset two bogeys with an eagle at the 15th and five birdies.
Michael Kim of Del Mar, Calif., and Johannes Veerman of Sugar Land, Texas, are tied at 66.
Nathan Smith, the defending champion from nearby Pittsburgh, struggled to an opening 74.
The 72-hole tournament concludes Sunday.
ABOUT THE Sunnehanna Amateur
The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in
1954 -- it was the first country club
sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for
in the United States. The
tournament is played on a classic A.W.
design. Only one other amateur
tournament in the United States can list the
Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius
Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson,
Woods, and Rickie Fowler as
contestants: the United States Amateur. Its
format has been emulated by
countless amateur tournaments across the
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