Popeck leads West Penn Amateur

Posted July 6, 2010 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

University of Maryland golfer and Washington native John Popeck leads after two rounds in the West Penn Amateur Championship at Sewickley Heights Golf Club. Popeck shot rounds of 66-74 - 140 and takes a one-shot lead into the final round. Tied at 141 are all previous champions: David Brown, 2004, Nathan Smith, 2007-09, and Sean Knapp, 1988 and 1998-2002. Brown recorded scores of 69-72, Smith 71-70, and Knapp 70-71.

Popeck, along with Ohio State's Rachel Rohanna, were this years recipients of the Frank Fuhrer, III Award for outstanding collegiate performance.

The 36-hole cut for the low 32 players and ties fell at 153, and 33 golfers will compete in the final round.