Tereshko 7th midway through Indiana Open
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Madison's Justin Tereshko shot a second round 69 and sits tied for seventh at the 99th Indiana Open currently being played at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus.
Tereshko, who recently graduated from Transylvania University and is competing as an amateur, followed a 71 in Monday's opening round with his three-under par effort on Tuesday. He is in a three-way tie for seventh with Carmel's Brad Gehl and Greenwood's Sean Rowen, nine strokes behind a scorching pace being set by leader Andy Winings of Fishers.
Winings broke the course record with an eight-under 64 to take an overall three-stroke lead in the four-round event. He paired his 64 on Monday with yesterday's 67 for a two-day total of 13-under-par 131.
"When I had a wedge in my hands today, I hit it really close," said Winings, a University of Kentucky graduate and former Web.com player. "When I gave myself those opportunities I converted the putts. I had an eagle on the par-5, first today and that definitely got me off to a good start."
Playing under pressure at Otter Creek the next couple of days will feel familiar for Winings after his victory here in the 2007 the Indiana Amateur Championship.
"I plan on treating the next couple of rounds no differently than I did today," Winings said. "I do my best not to focus too much on score and just play the best golf I possibly can. I am very happy with the position I am in, but there are still 36 holes left."
Craig Bowden of Bloomington sits three strokes back in second place and McCormick Clouser of Bluffton is four strokes back.
Four other players with Madison connections competed in the event but missed the first round cut and did not advance in the tourney. Former Madison resident Blair Shadday, now the head professional at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond, was seven-over while Brandon Tereshko, Justin's younger brother, was 12 over. Two recent Madison graduates, Jordan Griffith and Carson Wattenbarger, were 16-over and 19-over, respectively.
The third round will be contested today.