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Edwards moves up to third place at Carolinas Amateur

Staff report

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. —Salisbury’s Eric Edwards shot a second consecutive under-par round and moved up to third place Friday in the 103rd Carolinas Amateur Championship at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek.

Edwards, who shot a 4-under par 68 on Thursday, carded a stellar 69 yesterday. He is at 7-under, 137 for the tournament, six strokes behind leader Julian Keur, of Summerville, S.C.

Keur followed his opening-round 65 with a 66 on Friday. Ryan Marter, of Columbia, S.C., is second at 136 (67-69).

Edwards, a senior at George Mason University, made five birdies on Friday, shot 1-under par on the front nine (35) and 2-under on the back (34).

The cutline fell at 150 and the top 60 players move on to the final two rounds today and Sunday.

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Logan Shuping, of Salisbury, shot even-par 70 during the second round of the Eastern Amateur at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club on Friday.

Shuping, a sophomore at East Carolina and a former standout at East Rowan High School, is tied for 24th place and easily made the cut for the weekend.

Shuping fired a 2-under 68 in Thursday’s first round and his two-day total is 138. The cutline fell at 144 and 80 (out of 168) players will compete in the final two rounds today and Sunday.

Shuping had three birdies on Friday, including one on the par-5 18th hole.

J.B. Williams, of Danville, Ky., who had an 8-under par 62 during the first round, followed that up with a 67 yesterday and holds a one-stroke lead over Myles Creighton, who plays at Radford.

 

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