Augsut 5-- Under partially cloudy skies and humid conditions, mini-tour professional Jimmy Beck of Columbus carded a second round of 5-under par 67 to move to 9-under par 135 take the lead after the second round of the 64th annual Drip Fusion Georgia Open presented by Gas South and  E-Z-GO which is being contested at The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill.

Beck, who played collegiate golf at Kennesaw State, started on the back nine first and went out in 4-under par 32.  He birded five of his first six holes and made one lone birdie on his inward nine.  Beck won the GSGA State Amateur title in 2013 while playing for the Owls.

Alone in second place at 7-under par is mini-tour professional Ted Moon of Lilburn.    Moon equaled Beck’s round of 5-under par 67, tying for the low round of the day.  In solo third place is Paul Claxton, club pro at Hawk's Point Golf Course in Vidalia, who shot a second round of 2-under par 70 and is at 6-under par 138 for the championship.  Claxton has qualified for next week PGA’s Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte. 

There is a three-way tie for fifth place at 5-under par 139, which includes mini-tour professionals Tim O’Neal of Savannah and first round leader Nathan Mallonee of Lexington and amateur David Mackey of Watkinsville who is a rising junior at the University of Georgia.  Defending champion, Shad Tuten of Savannah shot another round of 1-under par 71 and is in a tie for 12th place.

An online leader board, featuring all competitors’ complete scorecards, will be available during the tournament at www.georgiapga.com. The final two rounds will feature live, hole-by-hole scoring for all the competitors.  Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.


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