Engler, Zylstra lead Coleman Amateur

Thursday, April 28, 2011

John Engler took the early lead at the George L. Coleman Amateur Invitational, firing an opening 65 to claim a four-shot advantage on Mike McCoy.

Engler, of Augusta, Ga., is No. 190 in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com World Amateur Rankings. McCoy, of West Des Moines, Iowa, advanced to match play at last year’s U.S. Amateur and was medalist at the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Tim Jackson, who contended at the 2009 U.S. Senior Open as an amateur, sits in a tie for 11th after an opening 75.

Bill Zylstra, of Ocklawaha, Fla., shot 72 Thursday to lead the Senior division. Zylstra is Golfweek’s top-ranked senior player.