Watabu struggles in Publinx
WHEATON, Ill. » Daniel Woltman of Beaver Dam, Wis., shot a 1-under-par 71 yesterday to lead the weather-delayed second round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship with an even-par 144.
Seventy-eight players completed their first round of stroke-play qualifying yesterday. Lightning forced second-round play to be suspended with just 26 players having completed the round.
Defending champion Casey Watabu of Kauai had a 10 on the par-5 7th in his 8-over 80. He had five birdies on his front nine before a double-bogey and a bogey preceded the lightning delay yesterday.
Max Bonk of Waimea was the only Hawaii player who completed the second round. He followed a first-round 81 with a 2-over 74. Sean Maekawa of Paauilo was in position to make the match-play field after an even-par 72 in the first round. Other local players in the field yet to play the second round are Samuel Cyr of Makawao (78) and Layne Morita of Kapaa (84).