AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Mitch Krywulycz fired a four-under 67 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard in the 79th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.
A rising junior from Sylvania, Australia, Krywulycz (65-71-67) increased his advantage from one to four shots and stands at 10-under 203 heading into Sunday’s final round. Derek Chang (71-66-70) and Wesley Bryan (68-70-69) are tied for second at six-under 207, with South Carolina’s George Bryan IV (73-64-71) and Chris Piumelli (71-69-68) tied for fourth at five-under 208. Michael Green of Augusta is tied for seventh at three-under 210 after a three-under 68.
ASU’s Carter Newman, a rising sophomore from Evans, posted a four-over 75 and is 26th at two-over 215 (67-73-75). Jaguar signee Taylor Floyd of Macon, Ga., signed for a three-over 74 (72-72-74) and is tied for 35th at five-over 218.
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.
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