One of Tuesday's day's sub-par rounds at the Amateur was turned in by 15-year-old Cam Moore of Spencer.
After carding a 9-over-par 79 in Monday's opening round on the par-70 Old White TPC, the Roane County High School sophomore turned in a 2-under 68 on the par-72 Greenbrier Course. Moore made the cut, which includes the top 40 scores including ties after the first two rounds.
"It was really solid," Moore said of his second round. "I started off with a bogey and that kind of hurt because I was thinking I really needed to play good today to make the cut. Something just clicked. Coming in I had about four pars in a row, up-and-downs from some pretty crazy places.
"I putted really well. The first nine holes I hit a lot of drives in the fairway. I just hit the green and two-putted. Coming down the stretch I got kind of nervous, but I thought I handled it pretty good.''
Moore was part of Roane County's Class AA state championship team last fall as a freshman, earning all-state honors for finishing in the top 10 individually. The Raiders return Moore and his twin brother Cole plus another younger brother Caleb, who made the team as a freshman Monday, to go along with three returning players, including last year's individual champion Alston Spears.
"We're looking for a repeat,'' Moore said.
The top five finishers under the age of 21 at the Amateur will qualify for the 17th Faldo Series Grand Final Oct. 22-24 at The Greenbrier, an invitation-only event.
Faldo, a six-time major winner and now a commentator for CBS, created the series in 1996 to give young people opportunities through golf and nurture the next generation. There are now 38 tournaments in 28 countries worldwide for boys and girls ages 12-21. There is also a separate Faldo Series in Asia.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.