Taylor Down 4 Holes After First 18 At Publinx
NORMAN, Okla. -- Brad Benjamin took a 4 up lead over Husky golfer Nick Taylor in the first 18 of the 36-hole final round of match play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
Taylor entered the final round having trailed for just a total of three holes during his first five matches, but Benjamin, a 2009 graduate of the University of Memphis, came out undaunted.
Benjamin grabbed a 1 up lead on the par-3 No. 2 hole after Taylor bogeyed. He would extend his lead to 2-up on the other front-nine par-3 No. 6 with a birdie, while Taylor parred. Taylor would gain a hole back on the very next hole with a birdie to Benjamin's bogey, but he would hand it right back on the No. 8 with a bogey.
Once again, the par 3's on the back nine would prove to be the difference for Benjamin, as he gained another hole on No. 12 with a birdie 2 and No. 15 when Taylor bogeyed.
The second 18 will begin at 10:15 PT.
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