MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -
Rigel Fernandes followed up his 1st round 65 with a 2nd round 67 to build himself a 5 shot lead at -12 over 2nd place Carter Page at the Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday.
The South Florida golfer heated up on the back 9 birding holes 10, 12, 13, 15 to help extend his lead.
Page, from NC State, shot -1 on Thursday to go to -7 through 2 rounds. James Madison's Ryan Cole is 1 shot behind Page at -6.
William Betts and Rhyne Jones are tied for 4th place at -5.
Other notables include Mt. Pleasant's Andrew Novak at -4, Wando alum and CSU golfer Jarrett Swan at -2, Bishop England's Jamie Wilson at -1 and PGA Tour sons Scotty Verplank (Scott Verplank) and Dru Love (Davis Love III) at +1.
Round 3 will be Friday starting at 8 am. The field will be cut to the low 54 and ties after Friday in preparation for Saturday's final round.
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