Porter Cup: Werenski maintains lead
Richard Werenski
Richard Werenski

LEWISTON, N.Y. (July 20, 2012) –- Richy Werenski maintained his four-shot lead in the Porter Cup, touring Niagara Falls Country Club for a third consecutive bogey-free round to post a 3-under 67 Friday.

Werenski, a Georgia Tech junior from South Hadley, Mass., enters Saturday's final round at 15-under 195. He leads Justin Thomas (67), an Alabama sophomore from Goshen, Ky., by four strokes. Thomas birdied his first four holes to pull even with Werenski but struggled over his next 13 holes before making birdie at the par-3 18th.

First-round leader Denny McCarthy (67), a Virginia sophomore from Rockville, Md., is tied with Scott Harvey (64), the reigning Carolinas Mid-Amateur champion from Greensboro, N.C., in third place at 10-under 200.

Defending champion Patrick Rodgers (69), a Stanford sophomore from Avon, Ind., is tied for fifth at 201 with Florida senior Tyler McCumber of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Australian Cameron Smith (63), who shot the low round of the day.

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

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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