Denny McCarthy leads Porter Cup
Denny McCarthy
Denny McCarthy

LEWISTON, N.Y. (July 18, 2012) -- Denny McCarthy shook off a bogey on his first hole Wednesday to shoot 6-under 64 at Niagara Falls Country Club for the first-round lead at the 54th Porter Cup.

McCarthy, a sophomore at Virginia from Rockville, Md., birdied the three par 5s in an otherwise flawless opening round. He was No. 75 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings last year as a freshman.

Tyler Dunlap, a Texas A&M sophomore from Westlake, Texas, and Tyler McCumber, a Florida senior from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., are one shot back after posting bogey-free 65s.

Defending champion Patrick Rodgers, a Stanford sophomore from Avon, Ind., is tied for 10th at 67.

Thirty-seven of the 78 players broke par.

Results: Porter Cup
1MARichy WerenskiSouth Hadley, MA150066-62-67-68--263
2MDDenny McCarthyBurtonsville, MD100064-69-67-65--265
3INPatrick RodgersAvon, IN70067-65-69-66--267
4AustraliaCameron SmithAustralia70071-67-63-69--270
T5TXTy DunlapWestlake, TX70065-72-69-65--271

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ABOUT THE Porter Cup

**Cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

One of the premier amateur events in the nation, this 72-hole stroke play invitational has lots of extra activities that give this event a special flavor. The winning player receives a green blazer, as well as an invitation to the Master of the Amateurs tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Pre- tournament qualifying is a few weeks prior to the event and approximately five spots are available. The qualifying field is open to the first 90 entrants with handicaps less than 3.

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