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Wake Forest Golfer Is Likely Medalist in 86th U.S. Amateur When Skies Clear

August 28, 1986|United Press International

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Lenny Mattiace of Wake Forest appeared to secure medalist honors Wednesday for the 86th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship before rain interrupted the tournament for the second straight day.

Mattiace has a score of 71-66--137, and held off a challenge by teammate Tim Straub, who is second at 70-68--138.

A late-afternoon thunderstorm forced postponement of play with 47 golfers on the courses at the Country Club of Birmingham and Shoal Creek, which are being used for qualifying.

Once all of the players finish their rounds this morning, the low 64 scorers will begin match play, which continues through Sunday.

In third place with 140s are Ron McCann of Orlando, Fla., who shot rounds of 68-72, and Bryan Sullivan of Kitty Hawk, N.C., who had a 71-69.

At 141 was David Jackson of Monticello, Fla., after rounds of 70-71.

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