Engler, Simson lead George Coleman Amateur

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Despite following an opening-round 7-under 65 with a 3-over 75 on Friday, John Engler remains in the lead at the George Coleman Amateur Invitational. Engler, of Augusta, Ga., is at 4-under 140 for the tournament, hosted by Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

Engler leads Tim Jackson, who contended at the 2009 U.S. Senior Open, by three shots. Jackson shot 4-under 68 Friday for the lowest round of the day, and is at 1-under 143 for the tournament. Mike McCoy, the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur medalist, is another shot back in third.

In the senior division, Paul Simson put up a second-round 71 for a two-shot lead. Simson, of Raleigh, N.C., is at 2-over 146 for the tournament. Bill Zylstra, Golfweek’s top-ranked senior, trails by three shots.