You couldn't ask for a more perfect morning to be playing a national championship. The temperature is comfortable and the sun is out for our two U.S. Mid-Amateur finalists: Kenny Cook of Noblesville, Ind., and Randal Lewis of Alma, Mich.
The 36-hole final got underway at 7:30 a.m. CDT and it didn't take long for Lewis' sizzling putter to get going. He converted a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 opening hole to take an early 1-up lead.
Cook tried to reach the green in two from the fairway, but his approach went left into the water hazard. He took a drop and pitched to 12 feet, but never had to putt.
We'll keep you updated periodically through the match.