Sam Fidone surges up the leader board at the 2020 Texas State Open

Sam Fidone surges up the leader board at the 2020 Texas State Open

TYLER, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin golfer Sam Fidone made a surge up the leader board on day two of the Texas State Open, making him a contender heading into round three on Thursday.

Fidone, coming off a -2 on Tuesday. Fidone started his day on the back nine with a -4 including an eagle on the par 5 14th hole.

“I just plodded on it so I just really played well,” Fidone said. “I didn’t make a bogie today, I started off yesterday pretty poor, lost three of my first six holes and just continued to fight back and today was just a good grind couple of good putts for par. I made a 50 foot eagle putt to start the day and get under par , get a good score under my belt, we got a few days left so I’m hoping to do that again.”

On the more challenging front nine Fidone went -1, bringing him to -7, just shots behind the leaders. Cory Churchman of Fort Worth, TX fired a 4-under 66 and Aaron Terrazas of El Paso, TX carded a 9-under 61 during Round Two of the 50th Texas State Open to share the lead at 9-under-par.

“I got plenty of time left but yeah man it was a good fight, last few days have been awesome and I’m making a lot of putts which is good.”

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