After 36 holes, Keegan McKinney, Avon, is the only player under par at the 116th Indiana Amateur Championship. McKinney paired yesterday’s 69 with a 73 today at Elcona CC, for a two-day total of 2-under-par, 142. He leads by two-shots over Keegan Bronnenberg of Muncie.
“Today was honestly a struggle for the most part,” McKinney said. “I got into tree trouble off the tee for the majority of the day, but I played conservative and managed to get myself back into position.”
McKinney, now a senior at Ball State University, suffered a hip injury during his sophomore year of college and is starting to feel back on track.
“I finally feel like my game is back to where it was before I had surgery,” McKinney said. “Coming back from an injury has been a struggle, but I do believe I can win if I play how I am capable.”
18 year-old Keegan Bronnenberg of Muncie currently trails by two after posting back-to-back rounds of even-par, 72.
“I struggled off the tee a little bit today, but my putter was working,” Bronnenberg said.
The soon-to-be freshman at IPFW says he’s excited about his current position, but did not expect it.
“I didn't think I would be as high up on the leaderboard as I am,” Bronnenberg said. “This is probably one of the more loaded fields I have been a part of and I’m looking forward to playing with the top players the next couple of days.”
Matt Christensen, Elcona member, is currently third after posting a two-day total of 2-over-par, 146. He trails by four.
After today’s round, the field was cut to the low 60 players, including ties at 14-over, par 158.