Australians improve at Players Am

BY Bruce Young | US Mens Amateur Tour | 2013 Players Amateur | Round Two | 13 Jul 2013

The Players Am, one of the more significant events of the series of amateur tournaments during the US summer, is now back on schedule after weather delays during round one and several Australians have worked their way into contention.

Although the predicted storms did not arrive on day two, damp conditions prevailed all day, the carry over delay from round one made up for before the balance of round two play got underway mid morning at the Berkeley Hall Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina.

First round leader Hunter Stewart from Vanderbilt University still leads the event after his second round of 68 left him two ahead of Berkeley’s Michael Weaver and five ahead of Chase Koepka of the University of South Florida.

Several Australians though are working their way into contention, the best of them the Gold Coast’s James Gibellini who added a second round of 67 to his opening 72 to be in a share of 5th position although seven from Stewart’s lead.

West Australia’s University of Tennessee attendee, Oliver Goss, is one shot further back in a share of 7th position with highly talented American Bobby Wyatt while another West Australian and current 5th ranked world amateur, Brady Watt, and Victorian, Nathan Holman, share 12th position.

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    About the Author: Bruce Young

    A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of the game comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.


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