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Two Tied for Lead at Mid-Amateur After Round Two
Author: Kate Kellar
September 30th 2016 - New London, NH –  Jim Cilley (Ridgewood CC) and James Pleat (Nashua CC), playing in the same pairing group, each carded a one-under par round on the second day of the Mid-Amateur Championship at Lake Sunapee Country Club.  After 36-holes, 28 players with two-day totals of 156 and lower are advancing on to the final round being held Saturday, October 1st.
After nine holes, Cilley remained steady at even-par knowing that his fellow competitor, James Pleat, was sitting at one-under par heading into the back nine.  Cilley went on to make holes 15, 16, and 17 seem easy as he birdied all three.  He finished out the round with a par, along with some momentum, as he enters the final round tied for the lead.  Pleat opened and closed his round with a bogey, but that didn’t slow him down on his way to one of the two under-par rounds in the tournament thus far.  With three birdies on his card for the second round, he currently sits in a position to potentially earn his first Mid-Amateur Championship title. 
Following just one shot behind is Nick MacDonald (Hanover CC) who improved upon his two-over par round from day one with an even-par, 70 in his second round.  A highlight in MacDonald’s round was an eagle on the par 5, 17th hole.  Also finding some excitement in round two was Josh Chamberlain (Stonebridge CC) with a hole-in-one on the 181 yard, par 3 8th hole.  Chamberlain enters the final round tied for 8th place at nine-over, 149.
The Robert H. Elliott Mid-Amateur Championship is a 54-hole, individual stroke play event.  Competitors play 18 holes each of the first two days with a cut to the low 27 players plus ties after 36 holes.  Those players ages 25 and above with a handicap not exceeding 12.0 are eligible to compete in this Championship.
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