Rising Cartersville High School junior golfer and UGA commit Buck Brumlow shot an even par 72 Friday at the Georgia State Golf Association’s Amateur Championship for a tie for 31st place at the midway point of the tournament being played at Ansley Golf Club - Settindown Creek in Roswell.
Brumlow’s 36-hole total (148) stands at 4-over-par and qualifies for weekend play.
The 72-hole championship started Thursday with a field of 144 players that was cut to the low 70 players and ties after Friday’s round. The championship is being conducted at 7,150 yards to a par of 72 and continues through Sunday.
Bill Faith, an Atlanta resident and member of Cartersville Country Club, also made the 36-hole cut after shooting back-to-back rounds of 75 for a 6-over-par total. Faith is tied for 43rd.
The 36-hole cut was 9-over-par, 153. CCC member Harrison Gaylord shot 80-83 to miss the cut. Dalton resident Brendan Hughes, who grew up at Cartersville Country Club, shot 81-87 to also miss the weekend. Florida State golfer and Marietta native Jonathan Keppler leads the Georgia Amateur at the midway point. The Kennesaw Mountain High School graduate and rising senior for the Seminoles has a three shot lead after rounds of 68-66 (10-under-par). Columbus native and Georgia Southern junior Ben Carr is currently second at 7-under-par following rounds of 68-69.
Five players are tied for third place at 4-under-par including Spencer Ball, David Denham, Jack Larkin Sr., Grant Crowell, and Jackson Buchanan.
First round leader Andy Mao followed an opening round 66 with a 75 Friday and is tied for eighth with Timothy Schaetzel, Stan Gann, and Hogan Ingram.