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Owen takes amateur lead

Davis Rector follows his shot off the tee Saturday during the York County Amateur Golf Tournament at Spring Lake Country Club in York.
Davis Rector follows his shot off the tee Saturday during the York County Amateur Golf Tournament at Spring Lake Country Club in York.

Cut days in golf are usually pressure-packed with a lot of tension and anxiety, but that is not the case in the 2007 York County Amateur Golf Championship. The second of the three-day event was a fun and relaxing day on the links for the 53 participants.

For the championship light division of the tournament, Henry Owen shot a 67, which, paired with his 70 from Friday, gives Owen with a six-stroke lead heading into the championship round. He is ahead of Justin Napier and seven ahead of third-place Craig Hudson.

Paul Rehkow, the leader after day one, shot an 82 to drop to 11th place overall. Rehkow's two-day total was 151, nine shots ahead of the cut number.

Dan Prior, of Rock Hill, did not have the best day on the course, but was happy to be a part of the game. Prior shot a 97 after an 81 on Friday at Pinetuck.

Jay Wilson, of Tega Cay, fared a little better, coming up with an 84 on the day. Wilson was not optimistic about making the cut, but was equally impressed with the experience.

Today's tee times at the Rock Hill Country Club for the players who made the cut start at 8 a.m. and are paired in order of how they finished the first two days, with the higher scores teeing off earlier and the leaders with the later tee time. An awards ceremony will follow as soon as each foursome returns to the clubhouse.

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