JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT PETERSBURG
Country Club of Petersburg
Petersburg, Va. • August 13 - 16
 

MURRAY AND WADKINS HOLD LEAD AT JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT PETERSBURG
The takes over top spot at The Country Club of Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. — Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., and Tucker Wadkins of Dallas, remained steady during the second round of the Junior All-Star at Petersburg, carding 1-under-par 71s to stay in the lead. Tessa The of Los Altos, Calif., shot a 1-under-par 71 to jump to the top of the leaderboard in the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Junior All-Star at Petersburg is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at The Country Club of Petersburg. The 93-player field features juniors from 26 states and Belgium. The course is being played at 6,778 yards in the Boys Division and 5,924 yards in the Girls Division.

Murray, playing in his first AJGA event, said he wasn't getting dialed in throughout the round when it came to 10-foot putts. However, the three-foot birdie putts he left himself on Nos. 16 and 17 were no trouble.

“Early on I was hitting the ball above the hole and didn't leave any good opportunities for myself,” Murray said. “At one point today I was 1-over-par, but I realized every hole is a birdie hole and didn't let it affect me.”

After hitting his irons well this week, Murray said he is going to work on his putting before tomorrow's round.

“I'm going to go out and try to play like I have been,” he said. “I want to keep giving myself opportunities for birdies on the par 3s.”

For the first time, Wadkins heads into the final round of an AJGA event with the lead, posting a two-day total of 6-under-par 138. He started the day well, burying a 35-foot putt for birdie on No. 1. Later he would add two more birdies on Nos. 10 and 11.

“I actually hit the ball better today than yesterday,” Wadkins said. “I just made more putts yesterday. I started to hit good shots after those birdies, but I couldn't get anything out of it.”

Also in the Boys Division, Larry Han of Raleigh is one shot back at 5-under-par 139. Ryan Simpson of Mechanicsville, N.Y., sits in fourth place after consecutive 2-under-par 70s. Rounding out the top five is Robert Register of Burlington, N.C., at 3-under-par 141.

In the Girls Division, The, 15, was the only girl in the field able to break par in the second round. She played the front nine well, shooting a 3-under-par 33 with three birdies Wednesday.

“My putting and short game are working well this week,” The said. “I just can't do anything on the back nine.”

When she made the turn, The said she tried to focus on her shots and not think about yesterday's score. She finished Wednesday with a two-day total of 1-over-par 145.

“Tomorrow I want to come out and have fun and try to maintain the lead,” The said.

Michelle Ahn of Chapel Hill, N.C., is alone in second place at 2-over-par 146. Kaitlyn Rohrback of Crofton, Md., shot 3-over-par 75 to round out the top three in the Girls Division.

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The final round of the Junior All-Star at Petersburg will be a 9 a.m. shotgun at The Country Club of Petersburg. For more information about the Junior All-Star at Petersburg, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (804) 733-4451.

 
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