THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Kevin Marsh shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday in the Southern Amateur, giving the 40-year-old Nevada developer a three-stroke lead in the event featuring college stars half his age.
Marsh had an 11-under 133 total on the Nicklaus Course at The Club at Carlton Woods.
"I just hope I can keep playing well, but it's two more days in this heat," said Marsh, the 2005 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion who won the Carlton Woods Invitational three of the past four years. "I love this place."
California senior Michael Weaver, the runner-up last summer in the U.S. Amateur, was tied for second with Georgia Tech senior Ricky Werenski. Weaver had a 67, and Werenski shot 71.
The winner will receive a spot next year in the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
|Cincinnati - M. Lorenzen||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke|
|Miami - M. Latos||6:05 PM|
|Washington - S. Strasburg|
|NY Yankees - M. Pineda||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - M. Estrada|
|Philadelphia - C. Billingsley||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - S. Miller|
|Baltimore - B. Norris||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - B. Colon|
|Tampa Bay - D. Smyly||6:10 PM|
|Boston - R. Porcello|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke||7:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - M. Garza|
|Cleveland - D. Salazar||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - J. Vargas|
|Detroit - S. Greene||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - J. Samardzija|
|Oakland - J. Chavez||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - T. May|
|Texas - W. Rodriguez||7:10 PM|
|Houston - S. Feldman|
|Chicago Cubs - K. Hendricks||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - T. Lyons|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Matzek|
|Seattle - J. Paxton||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - G. Richards|
|San Diego - A. Cashner||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong|
|San Jose||7:30 PM|