O’Leary Stumbles, But Takes Medalist Honors at RI Amateur
A day after tying the course record, defending champion Andrew O’Leary stumbled in round two of the Rhode Island Amateur stroke play qualifier, but still managed to take home medalist honors.
O’Leary shot a two-over par 71 in round two to finish the stroke play portion of the Amateur at six-under par, three shots ahead of Bobby Leopold.
The Amateur was delayed on two different occasions on Tuesday, with play finishing just before darkness.
Overall, the cut is projected at six-over par and there will be playoff on Wednesday morning for the 32nd and final spot in match play.
Not all players have finished the second round yet, but those still on the course will not catch O’Leary.
After lighting it up in round one, O’Leary got off to a shaky start in round two, making a seven on the third hole.
He would make par the rest of the way to stay at three over for the front nine.
He then bogeyed ten to drop to four over for the day, before making birdies at three and 16 to salvage the round.
His second round score of 71 was ten shots higher than that of his first round score.