AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Mitch Krywulycz posted an even-par 71 Friday to claim the halfway lead in the 79th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.
A rising junior from Sylvania, Australia, Krywulycz (65-71) owns a one-shot lead over South Carolina’s George Bryan IV (73-64) and Derek Chang (71-66). ASU’s Carter Newman, a rising sophomore from Evans, notched a two-over 73 and is tied for sixth at two-under 140 (67-73).
Jaguar signee Taylor Floyd of Macon, Ga., booked his second straight one-over 72 and is tied for 28th at two-over 144. Bryan’s seven-under 64 marked the low round of the tournament, one stroke better than Krywulycz’s effort in the opening round.
Krywulycz played in 10 of 12 events for the Jaguars as a sophomore in 2007-08 and was a member of the ASU lineup in both the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships. Newman played in six events for the Jags and recorded one top-five finish.
Newman tied for sixth in the Southeastern last summer while Krywulycz tied for 41st.
The Southeastern Amateur was created in 1922 by Fred Haskins and the Country Club of Columbus is a Donald-Ross design. Among the winners are Doug Sanders, Tommy Aaron, Danny Edwards, Curtis Strange, Columbus native Kenny Knox, and 5 time champion Allen Doyle. Included on the runner-up list are Mason Randolph, Gardner Dickinson, Bert Greene, Steve Melnyk, Gary Koch, Ben Crenshaw, Fuzzy Zoeller, Andy Bean, Willy Wood, and Paul Azinger.
For full-field results and more information, visit http://www.southeasternamateur.com/scoring/stroke.html.