Grant Hirschman shoots 66 to take Southeastern Amateur lead

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comJune 12, 2014 

Grant Hirschman of Collierville, Tennessee, shot a 5-under-par 66 in the second round of the Southeastern Amateur on Thursday to take a one-shot lead.

Hirschman stands at 7-under after two rounds on the par-71 Country Club of Columbus course.

He leads a trio of golfers -- John Jonas of Jacksonville, Florida, Charlie Martin of LaGrange, Georgia and Shad Tuten of Savannah, Georgia, -- by one shot.

Jones had a 67 on Thursday, and Martin had a second-straight 68.

Tuten, the first-round leader after shooting a 65, fell back with an even-par 71.

Cody Proveaux of Lexington, South Carolina, and Corey Carlson of Green Cove Springs, Florida, are tied for fifth at 5-under 137. Proveaux shot a 66, while Carlson had a 68.

Former Brookstone and current Georgia golfer Parker Derby is the leading local player. Derby is in a seven-way tie at 3-under 139.

Defending champion Seth Reeves leads a group of four at 2-under 140. Reeves shot a 68 after opening with a 72. Former Brookstone and current Columbus State golfer Cates Culpepper is also in that group. Culpepper shot a 72.

The best round Thursday was turned in by Michael Balzer of Bluffton, South Carolina. He shot a 65 one day after shooting a 79.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service