Aiken’s Stephen Poole is the top area golfer through three rounds of the eGolf Tour’s Southern Open, which is being played at the Club at Irish Creek in Kaanapolis, N.C.
Poole had even-par 71 on Friday and is tied for 19th place at 205, or eight shots behind leader Drew Weaver.
Former Augusta State golfer Major Manning also had 71 and is at 206, David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., had 72 and is at 207. Former Augusta State golfer Henrik Norlander also had 72 and is at 210.
Weaver, who has a victory and four runner-up finishes in his past six starts, had 68 and is at 16-under 197.
He has a three-shot lead over Michael Sims (70 on Friday after his 59 on Thursday), Dustin Bray (65), Clark Klaasen (65) and Chip Lynn (67).