Recent Santa Barbara High graduate Jack Perry shot a 9-under par 133 to share the lead after the first two rounds of the Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championship at La Cumbre Country Club.
Perry, who helped the Dons win the CIF-State team title last month shot rounds of 66 and 67 on the first day of the 72-hole tournament. He’s tied with Scott Travers, the California Amateur champion, from Trabuco HIlls.
Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos and a graduate of Servite, who beat Perry in a playoff for the CIF State individual title is tied for third with Tim Hogarth of Northridge at 6-under 136.
It was a tough day for Santa Barbara area players as Kevin Marsh (tied for fifth at 4-under) and Niall Platt (1-over) were the only other locals to make the cut. Marsh, a graduate of Dos Pueblos, is a former U.S. Mid-Amateur champ.
The cut was at 3-over 145.
Perry, who is headed to Northwestern, had 12 birdies on the day and made an eagle on the par-5 10th hole during the first round. He had one double bogey and a bogey.
Perry will tee off at 9:30 a.m. today.
Marsh, who made four birdies on Friday, tees off today at 9:12. Platt goes off at 8:18 a.m.
The tournament runs through Sunday.