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.
|Atlanta - WP: E. Stults||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Chamberlain||2|
|Washington - LP: X. Cedeno||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha||6|
|Miami - LP: D. Haren||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: R. Montero||7|
|Colorado||2||Top 9th Inning|
|LA Angels - LP: N. Tropeano||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: T. Walker||5|
|Kansas City||9||Top 9th Inning|
|Toronto||4||Top 4th Inning|
|Minnesota||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Boston||8||1st Qtr 9:08|
|LA Lakers||2||1st Qtr 10:06|
|Tampa Bay||6:30 PM|
|Los Angeles||7:30 PM|
|Dayton||13||1st Half 15:23|
|(6) Tennessee||8:00 PM|