PECK LEADS FOOTJOY INVITATIONAL AT 5-UNDER-PAR AFTER THIRD ROUND
Peck regains one-shot lead heading into the final round
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash., holds the lead at 5-under-par 205 after Thursday's third round of the FootJoy Invitational.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the FootJoy Invitational is a 72-hole stroke play event being held at Sedgefield Country Club. The tournament field consists of 99 boys, ages 12-18, from 23 states and seven foreign countries. The field is playing the par-70 course, home of the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, at 7,065 yards. After Thursday's third round, the field was cut to the top 60 and ties.
Peck's third round featured five birdies, four of which came on his last eight holes. Of his four birdies, Peck said the par-4 No. 11 was his best hole of the day.
“I was 2-over-par through No. 10,” Peck said. “I hit a really good shot on No. 11. It built the momentum and pushed me forward to play well and claim the lead.”
Peck continued to play well on the back nine and made his final birdie of the day on the par-3 No. 16.
“I hit my 7-iron to four feet from the pin,” Peck said. “I needed that to tie for the lead at that point.”
Peck hopes to do his best and just continue playing well through the final round Friday. He has played with a lot of the players prior to the FootJoy Invitational in other AJGA events.
“There are a lot of great players out here that all could win,” Peck said. “I am just having a couple good days and leading right now.”
Rak Cho of Brea, Calif., sits in second at 4-under-par 206. Jordan Spieth of Dallas, is third at 2-under-par 208. William Sjaichudin of Carindale, Queensland, Chan Kim of Chandler, Ariz., and T.J. Vogel of Cooper City, Fla., all sit at 1-under-par 209 and are tied for fourth.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.
Final-round tee times for the FootJoy Invitational will start at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Sedgefield Country Club. For more information, please call Tournament Headquarters at (336) 299-0744.