Eighteen holes remain before crowning the 2022 International Mid-Am and Senior champions. Separating themselves from the pack, two men pulled away in the individual race.
Justin Young holds the mid-am lead. Following an opening 4-under 68 with a 69 on Saturday, Young jumped from T-2 to solo first. Opening up a four-shot lead, Young will have plenty of chasers pursuing him Sunday.
Among those chasing is first round leader Marc Engellener. Posting an opening 67, Engellener stumbled Saturday with a 2-over 74. At 3 under for the tournament, he leads a group of five players hot on Young’s heels.
Philip Reale and Travis Woolf are both at 2 under with three more players at even par.
The mid-am team portion is simply waiting for the fat lady to stop her vocal practice. Team West Virginia (9 under) commands a 10-shot lead over the nearest squad, Team North Texas. Cam Roam (T-2), Philip Reale (T-7) and Sam O’Dell (T-12) rallied together for a combined score of 2-under 213. After being a counting score on Friday, Pat Carter (T-9) carded a 75 on Saturday.
Team South Texas (2 over), Team Fort Worth (3 over) and Team Alabama (5 over) all lurk within striking distance.
On the senior side, Jon Lindstrom has continued to build on an impressive week. Kicking the tournament off with an event-best 6-under 66, Lindstrom stayed put with an even par 72 on Saturday. Losing no ground, Lindstrom holds a one-shot lead heading to the final round.
Nipping at his heels is Wes McNulty. He built upon his 3 under first round with another under-par round. Firing a 2-under 70, he now finds himself a shot back and in prime position to apply pressure to Lindstrom on Sunday.
Not only are the two duking it out for the individual title, they’re both leading their teams toward a shared title.
McNulty’s Team Arkansas squad, sitting at 2 under, holds a two-stroke advantage over Lindstrom’s Team Colorado. Team North Carolina (East) lurks three shots behind Arkansas while Team Missouri (East) and Team Georgia (South) both are at 4 over.
With 18 holes left, four championships will be claimed on some of the most beautiful golf property in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, come days end on Sunday.
Story originally appeared on GolfWeek