Hudgens leads Lupton Inv.
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (May 25, 2013) -- Thad Hudgens fired a second-round 71 and leads by three shots entering the final round of play at the 2013 Lupton Invitational at The Honors Course.

Hudgens opened Friday with a 73 and trailed first-round leader Dalton Melnyk by three shots. Melnyk struggled to a Saturday 77, leaving the door open for Hudgens.

Melnyk is now in second place.

Defending champion Kris Mikkelsen is alone in third after rounds of 71-78.

The event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on the spectacular Pete Dye course outside Chattanooga. The U.S. Amateur and NCAA Championship have both been contested at the course.

The Lupton annually draws one of the top mid-amateur fields of the season.

Results: Lupton Memorial Invitational
1FLThad HudgensLongwood, FL40073-71-77--221
2GAKris MikkelsenAtlanta, GA30071-78-73--222
T3GABrendon WilsonRinggold, GA20074-76-74--224
T3ILCharles WaddellChicago, IL20072-78-74--224
T5GADalton MelnykAtlanta, GA20070-77-79--226

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ABOUT THE Lupton Memorial Invitational

This event, named after club founder John T. Lupton, debuted in 2005 on a spectacular Pete Dye golf course near Chatanooga. Mitch Voges won the 1991 U.S. Amateur here, and Tiger Woods won the 1996 NCAA Championship here despite a final round 80. 54 hole individual event with a 36 hole cut. Stroke play format for the Championship division and Stableford format for the Senior division. Committee will invite 72 mid ams and 54 senior ams. The field will be cut to approximately 75% in each division following the 2nd round.

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