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McKinney Maintains State Am Lead

Jun 21, 2016

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.

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