Two lead as North and South goes to cut day

Jul. 03, 2013 @ 09:45 PM

PINEHURST - Indiana's new amateur champion joined one of Canada's top young amateur golfers atop the 113th Men's North and South Amateur Championship as the field got through most of the second round of stroke play at Pinehurst No. 4 on Wednesday.

Adam Schenk, a rising senior at Purdue from Vincennes, Ind., shot 69 on Tuesday and 67 Wednesday for a six-under par total to co-lead with Corey Conners, of Listowel, Ontario and Kent State, who was carded 65, to hold a one-stroke lead after round one, and 71.

Schenk started his second round with a birdie on the par-four 10th hole. He went on to birdie Nos. 13, 15 and 17. He birdied each of the three par fives on Pinehurst No. 4.

Schenk won the Indiana Amateur Championship in South Bend two weeks ago. Conners, a rising senior at Kent St., will represent Canada in the World Amateur Team Championship in Turkey in October.

Joseph Rice IV, of Dunkirk, Md., Mikey Moyers, Standardsville, Va., Richard Fountain, of Raleigh, and Andrew Bailey, of Rocky River, Ohio, are at five-under par through 36 holes.

Rain means some of the field will complete the second round of three stroke-play rounds this morning. The field will be cut to the top 60 after the second round. Sixty will be cut to 16 after the third round setting up four match-play rounds to be hosted on Pinehurst No. 2 Friday and Saturday.