FOOTJOY BOYS INVITATIONAL
Forest Oaks Country Club
Greensboro, N.C. • June 11 - 15
 

GRIBBLE CARDS 9-UNDER-PAR 135 TO MAINTAIN LEAD AT FOOTJOY BOYS INVITATIONAL

 Hoge pursues the lead after going low at Forest Oaks Country Club

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Cody Gribble of Dallas, once again controls the lead after the second round of the FootJoy Boys Invitational after recording a 9-under-par 135 tournament total. Tom Hoge of Fargo, N.D., trails close behind in second with a two-day total of 8-under-par 136. 

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the sixth-annual FootJoy Boys Invitational is a 72-hole stroke play event being held at Forest Oaks Country Club. The 99-player field features players from 24 states and seven countries. The course is being played at 7,280 yards. Past champions of this event include Seung-Su Han, Brian Harman, Daniel Woltman and Andrew Yun.

            Minutes before a 3-1/2 hour weather delay, Gribble completed his second round with a 2-under-par 70. He recorded three birdies on the front nine and stayed even-par on the back nine, putting well throughout the day. In his first time leading an event this size, Gribble said he feels confident about finishing strong in the final two days.

            “I’ve never had the lead in a major tournament like this before, so I guess I’m in new territory,” Gribble said. “I just have to loosen up tomorrow and hopefully I can get another good round in.”

            Hoge shot 3-under-par 69 to take second place. Also, Philip Chian of Covina, Calif., Jeffrey Kang of Fullerton, Calif., John Popeck of Washington, Pa., and Mu Hu of Shen Zhen, China, make up a crowded third place with 7-under-par 137s.

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Tee times for the third round of the FootJoy Boys Invitational will begin at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Forest Oaks Country Club. For more information about the FootJoy Boys Invitational, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (336) 674-4137.

 
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