Zoske takes control at 74th Herman Sani Tournament

The second round of the 74th Herman Sani Tournament presented by Coppola Enterprises at Hyperion Field Club (above) proved just as difficult as the first day, if not more so.

Solon’s Isaiah Zoske (right) fired yet another (-5) 67 to take the lead at 10-under heading into Sunday’s final round. Port Byron’s Anthoney Ruthey sits in second at -9 after also carding a (-5) 67. Norwalk’s Patrick Hall, Ventura’s Thomas Storbeck, and Waverly’s Hogan Hansen are tied for third at -7.

The Open Overall field was cut to 53 players at +7.

The Senior Amateur Division is led by Adel’s Jon Brown, who seized the lead with a (-1) 71. Lineville’s Jay Gregory falls to second with a (+2) 74, sitting at -1 after two rounds. Ottumwa’s Jeff Collett and Waukee’s Dave Cunningham are within striking distance at even-par.

Eighteen players remain in the Senior Amateur Division with the cut at +12.

Des Moines’ Robert Pomerantz leads the Super Senior Amateur Division at +4 after a strong (E) 72, the lowest round of the tournament in his division. Day one leader Rob Christensen, of Marshalltown, follows at +5 with Polk City’s Joe Ward next at +6.

The Super Senior Amateur Division cut at +16 trims the field down to twelve competitors.

The final round on Sunday will feature Zoske in the final pairing as he attempts to protect his lead from the four current or former collegiate golfers hot on his heels.

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