Alabama teammates hold Sunnehanna lead
Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

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.

Results: Sunnehanna Amateur
1ALBobby WyattMobile, AL100065-70-68-68--271
2NYMike MillerBrewster, NY70068-69-66-70--273
T3PANicholas ReachMoscow, PA50067-71-68-68--274
T3KYJustin ThomasGoshen, KY50065-69-70-70--274
T3MexicoSebastian VazquezMexico50067-69-67-71--274

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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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