Cashiers, NC (Sports Network) - Daniel Arvanitis and David Szewczul shot 1- under 71 and 1-over 73, respectively, on Sunday to grab the clubhouse lead at the suspended USGA Senior Amateur Championship.
Arvanitis and Szewczul completed 36 holes at 2-over-par 146 before play was suspended due to darkness with 73 players still on the course, including first-round leader Chip Lutz. The second round will resume Monday at 7:50 a.m. ET, with the low 64 players at its conclusion advancing to the match play portion of the event, which will begin later Monday.
Peach Reynolds shot even-par 72 to reach 4-over 148 through 36 holes, while defending champion Paul Simson had yet to complete his second round when darkness halted play.
Arvanitis, 60, began his second round on the 10th tee and birdied four of his first six holes. He stumbled to bogeys at Nos. 16 and 18, but rebounded with a birdie at the first. From there, Arvanitis carded six pars and a pair of bogeys to wrap up his 71.
"I got off to a good start," said Arvanitis. "I was 4-under after six holes. It was really going well. Then I missed a couple of short ones."
Szewczul, 59, mixed a pair of birdies and three bogeys during his second-round 73.
"It's a step-by-step process in these things," said Szewczul. "To get here is one thing, to make match play is another thing. You just don't get too far ahead of yourself."