Chris Stork leads BCGA Amateur Championship after two rounds

Chris Storck picked up where he left off on Saturday.

After finishing the first round tied for first at 3-under, Struk put in another strong performance in Saturday’s second round. Burkes County Golf Association Amateur Championship at Golden Oaks Golf Club.

“My chipping was really good,” Storck said. “I was able to make the par putts I needed to keep the momentum going.”

Defending champions Stoke hit even par 36 on the front nine on Saturday. He made his three birdies and at the back he scored two bogeys.

“I didn’t play well from fairway to green,” Stoke said. “My irons the way he plays, for me he’s one of the worst rounds he’s had in a year but one of the best things I’ve done today is him going up and down for the missed green I was able to do it.”

The 55-year-old Storck, who has won the event three times, including in 2008 and 2018, will tee off in the final group at 10am on Sunday.

“I have experience[playing]in that last group,” Stoke said. “I hope it helps me. I’m where I want to be.”

Second place went to RJ Wren, who hit 69 on Saturday after posting an even-par 72 on Friday. Wren is the biggest mover at the top of the leaderboard, moving up six places.

“It’s definitely been a day of ups and downs,” Ren said. “(I) hit the ball well.

The 24-year-old was well positioned on the front nine, scoring four birdies and finishing the turn with a 3-under 33.

“I might be a little better putter tomorrow,” said Ren, who recently qualified for the U.S. Amateur later this month. “(I) shoot him one at a time.”

Four golfers are tied for third at 2-under: Alex Seelig (73), Michael Fioravante (71), Tyler Kipp (72) and Matt Dolinski (72).

Seelig, who tied for first place after the first round, won this year’s BCGA Match Play Championship. Fioravante teamed with Tyler his Mersigner to win his BCGA Panthers his championship last month. Dolinsky recently won the title of Berks County Public Links.

Chris Stork leads BCGA Amateur Championship after two rounds

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