Hoey, Dornes share lead at North and South Amateur

Rico Hoey

Rico Hoey followed his first-round 3-under 68 with a second-round 68 and shares the lead with J.D. Dornes entering Thursday's final round of stroke play at the North and South Amateur.

Hoey, a rising sophomore at USC, carded three birdies Wednesday at Pinehurst (N.S.) Resort's No. 8 course and is 3 under through 36 holes. Also at 3 under overall, Dornes, who plays collegiately at Penn State, shot 4-under 67 in his second round.

Georgia Tech's Chris Petefish is solo third at 2 under while first-round leader Will Seger of Indiana shares fourth with Georgia's Michael Cromie and Houston's Blair Hamilton at 1 under.

The top 16 players make match play, with the Round of 16 and quarterfinals taking place Friday and the semifinals and final being held Saturday.

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