Local roundup: Wolfe leads, Whitby tied for 4th at Delaware Amateur

Halfway through the Delaware Amateur, Greg Wolfe has the top spot all to himself.

But four more players are within two shots of the lead after the second round of the 68th annual DSGA golf tournament was played on Tuesday at Maple Dale Country Club.

And now comes the toughest day of the 72-hole tourney.

The 37 players who made the cut will play two rounds today as the tournament wraps up with 36 holes on a hot summer day in Dover. The leaders are slated to tee off their third rounds today at 10:24 a.m.

Wyoming’s Jay Whitby is still in contention after shooting a two-over par 74 on Tuesday. The 32-year-old former Caesar Rodney High standout, who has won the tourney three of the last four years, is tied for fourth at even par for the tournament.

Whitby is two strokes behind Wolfe, who carded a second-round 72. The 47-year-old from Wilmington sits at two-under par 142 for the tournament.

That’s one shot better than both Noah Moss of Rehoboth Beach and DuPont’s Evan Brown, who are both one shot back at 143.

Whitby and DuPont’s Danny Dougherty are then tied for fourth at 144. Dougherty, a 19-year-old from Wilmington, was the only player in the 63-player field to better par on Tuesday after shooting a 71.

After carding six birdies on Monday, Rehoboth’s Moss started his second round with two more before playing the final 16 holes at two-over par.

Wolfe had an up-and-down day after starting his round with a bogey and then a birdie. He finished with four birdies and four bogeys.

Whitby tallied 14 pars in his second round, playing the back nine at two over par.

Whitby, who has won the Amateur four times, and 2009 winner Wolfe are both past champions. Last year’s winner, Peter Barron of Mays Landing, N.J., isn’t in this year’s field.

The cut for the final day of the tourney came at 16-over par 160.

Pat Knight Tournament

M.O.T.-Red 17, Smyrna-Clayton 2: M.O.T. won again on Tuesday night to reach the losers’ bracket finals of the tournament in District I.

M.O.T. will play again today in Milford at 7 p.m. against either M.O.T.-Blue or Camden-Wyoming.

M.O.T.-Red 16, Dover 1: M.O.T.-Red stayed alive in the tournament with the win on Monday night.

Seth Correll and Tim Whichard had to hits apiece for the Middletown-area squad while Landyn Washington drove in three runs.

Cole Simpson pitched a no-hitter with four strikeouts.

American Legion baseball

Canal Post-25 5, Nanticoke Post-6 4: Canal (2-1) edged the Patriots (4-6) in a South Division game in Seaford on Tuesday night.

College athletics

UD’s Scanlon earns CAA honor: Delaware field hockey player Michaela Scanlon was honored by the Colonial Athletic Association as a CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award winner.

Scanlon is the first winner of a CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award from the University of Delaware.

Last month, Scanlon graduated cum laude as a double major in biology and neuroscience. She was a team captain for the field hockey program, where she was a part of three conference championships and the program’s first national championship in 2016.

She was a two-time Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a three-time member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad and piled up thousands of hours of community service during her four years as a Blue Hen.

“The first day I saw Michaela on the recruiting trails I knew she had strong leadership potential,” said Delaware coach Rolf van de Kerkhof. “She enjoyed and had a desire to look after others and wanted others to do well and have a positive experience. Her energy, passion, work ethic, humor and smile were contagious. During the years she represented the Blue Hens her desire to lead, to pay it forward, to serve the community only grew stronger and bigger.”

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