Roundup: Defending champ Whitby leads Delaware Amateur

Delaware State News photos/Marc Clery

WYOMING — Halfway through the Delaware Amateur, defending champion Jay Whitby is back atop the leaderboard.

But the 29-year-old Wild Quail golfer still has his work cut out for him if he wants to claim his third title in the DSGA tournament.

Whitby owns a three-shot lead over Hartfeld National’s Liam Murphy going into today’s final day of the 72-hole event being played at Wild Quail Country Club.

Two rounds will be played today with the leaders slated to tee off their third rounds at 9:46 a.m.

Whitby, the defending champion, shot a 70 on Tuesday to sit at five-under par 139 for the event on his home course.

He started the round by birdying two of the the first three holes. Then, after his only bogey of the round on No. 13, the former Caesar Rodney High standout came right back with a birdie on No. 14.

Whitby, Murphy and third-place Ryan Rucinski of Fieldstone all shot 70 on Tuesday to tie for the low round of the day. Rucinski is four shots behind Whitby at 143.

Fourteen players are within eight shots of the lead going into the last two rounds.

Danny Dougherty, a 16-year-old from DuPont who shot a 67 on Monday to take the first-round lead, slipped to 80 on Tuesday. He’s one of six players tied for 10th place.

Tuesday’s round was delayed by a thunderstorm with three players eventually unable to complete their second rounds. Those players will finish their second rounds at 7 a.m. with the third round then slated to start at 7:30 a.m.

Thirty-six players are projected to make the cut at 11-over par for the tournament.

High school soccer

CR ranked ninth in region: Caesar Rodney High’s girls’ soccer team ended up ranked ninth in Region 1 in the final USA Today/NSCAA rankings of the year on Tuesday.

The Riders finished 17-2 after losing to Padua in the DIAA Division I state championship game. CR’s only two losses came against the Pandas, who were not only ranked No. 1 in the region but were rated as the No. 2 squad in the country.


Youth camp on tap: JRL Lacrosse still is taking registrations for its goalie workshop on June 27 at Wesley College.

The coed workshop is for children between 10 and 18 years old and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $80. Contact Jillian Lontz at or (717) 314-5785.

Those interested in attending can email to register and pay on site.

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