Snedeker Leads at Porter Cup 7/24/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former Vanderbilt standout Brandt Snedeker leads the prestigious Porter Cup after firing rounds of 63 and 62 in the first two rounds. The 45th Annual Porter Cup, which concludes with Friday's third round and Saturday's final round, is being played at the par-70 Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.

Snedeker recorded a 63 in the first round and then came back on the second day to post a round of 62. His two-round score of 15-under-par 125 leads the event by one stroke over Bill Haas, who has fired rounds of 66 and 60.

Twenty six of the top thirty two players as ranked by Golfweek/Titleist are participating in the 72-hole medal-play event.

The Porter Cup was first staged in 1959. It was originally known as the International Invitation at Niagara Falls Country Club and consisted largely of businessmen and college students from Western New York and Southern Ontario.

The following year, the tournament was expanded from 54 to 72 holes and renamed the Porter Cup in honor of Alex L. Porter, a prominent local businessman who donated the trophy. This new Porter Cup honored the winner by presenting him with a green blazer, a tradition adopted from the Masters Tournament.

Today the Porter Cup ranks as one of the top amateur tournaments in the world. Through the years, the Porter Cup is proud to have hosted many of the greats of the game. Current PGA stars such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, David Duval, Tom Lehman, Hal Sutton and Justin Leonard have played in the Porter Cup.

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