Tuten holds lead at Southeastern Amateur

Friday, June 13, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Shad Tuten fired a third-round 66 and will carry a one-shot lead into the final round at the 85th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus.

Tuten, who plays at Armstrong, shot 65-71 in Rounds 1 and 2.

Clemson's Cody Proveaux and John Jonas sit in second. Proveaux fired a 66 during Friday's play. It was the second straight 5-under 66 for the rising junior. Jonas, who transferred to the College of Charleston from LSU, has cards of 69-67-67.

Overnight leader Grant Hirschman fell to fourth place. He went 69-66 over the first two days of play and shot 2-under 69 on Friday, unable to keep up with the torrid paces of Tuten, Proveaux and Jonas.

The fourth and final round of the 85th Southeastern Amateur tees off Saturday morning from Columbus.

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