Ga. Tech's Griffin shoots 4-under 67

Updated: July 14, 2010, 12:34 AM ET
Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Georgia Tech's John-Tyler Griffin, playing in his home state, secured medalist honors in the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday by shooting a 4-under 67.

Griffin, from Wilson, was 9-under 133 after two rounds of stroke play at Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center. That gave him a 1-stroke edge on three others and the top seed for match play.

First-round leader Derek Ernst, a UNLV golfer, shot a 69 to finish at 8 under. Augusta State's Patrick Reed and Fresno State's Bhavik Patel also finished stroke play at 8 under.

Play was suspended because of a dangerous weather warning with 18 players on the course. They will complete the round Wednesday. Match play for the top 64 qualifiers starts later in the day.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press