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Korn Ferry Tour event in Maine is being co-led by an amateur … from Maine

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An amateur shares the lead after three rounds of the Korn Ferry Tour Live and Work In Maine Open.

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And understand: he actually lives in Maine!

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Cole Anderson, a rising junior at Florida State University, sacked 7-64 at Falmouth Country Club on Saturday to move to the age of 15 and share the lead with recent Texas alumnus Pearson Cudi.

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“I said this earlier in the week, you couldn’t think of a better scenario for my first professional tournament,” said Anderson, a native of Camden, Maine, an hour and a half north of Falmouth. . “I’m at home, it’s comfortable here, I played on the golf course, there are a lot of familiar people around me, and I feel good.”

In the third round, Anderson had five birdies on his last seven holes as he pissed off the home crowd late.

“Miners support miners, that’s what we do,” said Anderson, whose gallery was large by KFT standards.

Anderson, a multiple Maine amateur champion, finished in the top 20 three times in nine starts last season for the Seminoles. He is trying to become the fourth amateur to win the KFT and the first since Harris English at the 2011 National Children’s Hospital Championship.

Russell Henley in 2011 and Daniel Summerhayes in 2007 also won KFT titles as amateurs, while Collin Morikawa lost in the playoffs at the 2016 Air Capital Classic.


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Another co-leader, though, has something to say about Anderson’s chances of making it into the history books. Cudi earned his KFT status this summer by finishing first on the PGA Tour University rankings. After leading Texas to an NCAA championship, Cudi turned pro and has now made three starts on the development track. Cudi missed his pro debut and finished fourth last week at Wichita.

If he wins on Sunday, Kudi is predicted to move up to 31st in KFT points. The top 25 receive their PGA Tour cards at the end of the regular season, while the top 75 advance to the KFT Finals with 25 more cards at stake.

Fabian Gomez is in third place, two shots back, and John VanDerLaan is two shots back, 11 points back.



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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