FOOTJOY INVITATIONAL
Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C. • June 14 - 18

Media Score GREENSBORO, N.C. -- First Round results from the FootJoy Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 7116. Rating: 75. Slope: 143

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Jeffrey Kang
2010
Fullerton, Calif. 33-32--65
1 Anthony Paolucci
2011
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 33-32--65
T3 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 33-33--66
3 Matthew Mabrey
2011
Little Rock, Ark. 32-34--66
3 Denny McCarthy
2011
Burtonsville, Md. 36-30--66
3 Will Zalatoris
2014
Plano, Texas 33-33--66
3 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 31-35--66
T8 Justin Thomas
2011
Goshen, Ky. 33-34--67
8 Grayson Murray
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 30-37--67
8 Sean Bosdosh
2010
Clarksburg, Md. 33-34--67
T11 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 34-34--68
11 Cyril Suk
2011
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 33-35--68
11 Theodore Lederhausen
2010
Hinsdale, Ill. 34-34--68
11 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 35-33--68
11 Wesley McClain
2010
Diboll, Texas 34-34--68
11 Preston Valder
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 34-34--68
T17 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 34-35--69
17 Andrew Knox
2010
Cary, N.C. 36-33--69
17 Tom Lovelady
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 35-34--69
17 Davis Womble
2012
High Point, N.C. 36-33--69
17 Carl Jonson
2011
Bainbridge Island, Wash. 36-33--69
17 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 34-35--69
17 Sam Straka
2011
Valdosta, Ga. 35-34--69
T25 Smylie Kaufman
2010
Birmingham, Ala. 36-34--70
25 Rak Cho
2011
Brea, Calif. 36-34--70
25 Juan Benitez
2011
Puebla, Mexico 33-37--70
25 Kramer Hickok
2011
Plano, Texas 35-35--70
25 Payne Denman
2010
Riverwatch, Tenn. 35-35--70
25 Tyler Dunlap
2011
Westlake, Texas 36-34--70
25 Hunter Stewart
2011
Nicholasville, Ky. 35-35--70
25 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 32-38--70
25 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 36-34--70
25 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 36-34--70
T35 Curtis Thompson
2011
Coral Springs, Fla. 37-34--71
35 Jeff Wibawa
2010
Encino, Calif. 37-34--71
35 Zachary Herr
2013
New Hope, Pa. 35-36--71
35 Eli Juren
2011
Austin, Texas 35-36--71
35 Alberto Sanchez
2012
Nogales, Ariz. 34-37--71
35 Nicholas Reach
2011
Moscow, Pa. 35-36--71
35 Kyle Lewis
2010
Shawnee, Okla. 35-36--71
35 Stephen Behr, Jr.
2011
Florence, S.C. 35-36--71
35 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 34-37--71
T44 Brandon Dalinka
2011
Newtown, Pa. 35-37--72
44 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 36-36--72
44 Jordan Janico
2010
Duluth, Ga. 34-38--72
44 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 35-37--72
44 Anders Albertson
2011
Woodstock, Ga. 35-37--72
44 Anthony Alex
2013
Saint Augustine, Fla. 36-36--72
44 James  Chapman
2010
Gastonia, N.C. 37-35--72
44 Ben  Palanszki
2010
Bradenton, Fla. 37-35--72
44 Sean Romero
2011
Texarkana, Ark. 35-37--72
44 Ji Soo Park
2011
Clifton, Va. 38-34--72
44 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 36-36--72
T55 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 35-38--73
55 Kyle Wilshire
2010
Georgetown, Ky. 37-36--73
55 Drew Czuchry
2010
Auburn, Ga. 37-36--73
55 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 37-36--73
55 Jay Hwang
2011
San Diego, Calif. 37-36--73
55 Konosuke Nakazato
2011
Tokyo, Japan 36-37--73
55 Stanhope Johnson, Jr.
2012
Greensboro, N.C. 41-32--73
T63 Ian McConnell
2010
Riverview, Fla. 37-37--74
63 Curtis Reed
2010
Castroville, Texas 37-37--74
63 Reeves Zaytoun
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 40-34--74
63 Simon Miller
2011
Albuquerque, N.M. 36-38--74
63 James Monnerville
2011
Vero Beach, Fla. 36-38--74
T68 Blake Morris
2011
Waterbury, Conn. 38-37--75
68 Daniel Lee
2011
Valencia, Calif. 38-37--75
68 Bryce Chalkley
2010
Richmond, Va. 35-40--75
68 Jack Watson
2010
Lincolnshire, Ill. 40-35--75
68 Zachery Munroe
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 37-38--75
68 Drew Johnson
2013
Oak Ridge, N.C. 36-39--75
68 Marcel Puyat
2011
Indio, Calif. 35-40--75
68 Jeffrey Lee
2010
Overland Park, Kan. 38-37--75
68 Matias Dominguez
2011
Santiago, Chile 38-37--75
T77 Blake Biddle
2010
St. Charles, Ill. 38-38--76
77 Sam Bernstein
2010
Riverdale, N.Y. 39-37--76
77 Rocky Khara
2010
Sebring, Fla. 41-35--76
77 Nick McLaughlin
2012
New Castle, N.H. 40-36--76
77 Andrew Decker
2011
Greenville, N.C. 36-40--76
77 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 38-38--76
77 Daniel Berger
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 38-38--76
77 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 38-38--76
77 Alex Lloyd
2012
Virginia Beach, Va. 39-37--76
T86 Matthew Hansen
2010
Los Osos, Calif. 36-41--77
86 Austin Romeo
2011
Erie, Pa. 39-38--77
86 Jason Roets
2011
(South Africa) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 35-42--77
86 Clancy Waugh
2013
North Palm Beach, Fla. 35-42--77
86 Nick Tremps
2011
Williamsburg, Va. 40-37--77
86 Peter  Eiler
2010
Holland, Pa. 39-38--77
86 Kelby Burton
2010
Evans, Ga. 37-40--77
93 Takaya Suzuki
2011
Ibaraki, Japan 38-40--78
94 Carlos Solis
2011
Morelia, Mexico 41-38--79
95 Colton Staggs
2011
Tulsa, Okla. 43-38--81
96 Macgregor Hoobery
2011
Santa Maria, Calif. 40-42--82
97 Ben Itterman
2010
Carlsbad, Calif. 45-40--85
98 Brandon Pederson
2011
Austin, Texas 43-46--89
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Matthew Ceravolo
2011
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
73-74-JWD
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Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla.
69-69-JWD
         
 

Kang, Paolucci Lead After First Round at FootJoy Invitational
Two USC Commits Lead by One at Sedgefield Country Club

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Future college teammates Jeffrey Kang of Fullerton, Calif., and Anthony Paolucci of Del Mar, Calif., finished the first round of the FootJoy Invitational at 5-under-par 65. Five players are tied for third, and enter Wednesday's second round just one shot shy of the lead.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the FootJoy Invitational is a 72-hole stroke play event held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The 98-player field features golfers from 25 states, Chile, Japan and Mexico. The field includes 25 players who have already signed National Letters of Intent as well as 24 Rolex Junior All-Americans. Home of the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, the par-70 course is being played at 7,116 yards. Past champions of the event include Justin Thomas, Cameron Peck, Andrew Yun and Peter Uihlein.

Kang, who last competed in the FootJoy Invitational three years ago, tied for 21st at his first AJGA Invitational. But Kang said this year has been quite different, given that he finished his first round with six birdies and that he badly wants a win in his final AJGA event.

“It's kind of like a college field you'll see in a couple years,” said Kang, who is ranked No. 12 in the Polo Golf Rankings. “This is pretty much where I started playing Invitationals, so I'd like to end it with a win.”

Paolucci, who recently won the Thunderbird International Junior at Grayhawk Golf Club, is a veteran to the tournament, tying for second in 2009 and tying for 10th in 2008.

“After that win, you can't look back at the end of the summer and say you had a bad summer because you won Thunderbird,” Paolucci said. “But at the same time, you want to win more tournaments.”

Ranked No. 4 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Paolucci is looking for another Invitational win and is well on his way after carding five birdies in the first round.

“I left the ball where you're supposed to leave it and had a couple putts that I had last year and made a couple of those,” Paolucci said. “I was very comfortable because there were no surprises out there.”

Following the leaders by one stroke are Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., Chad Cox of Charlotte, N.C., Matthew Mabrey of Little Rock, Ark., Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville, Md., and Will Zalatoris of Plano, Texas. They are tied for third at 4-under-par 66.

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Second round tee-times will run from 7:00 a.m. — 12:20 p.m., off the No. 1 tee at Sedgefield Country Club. For more information about the FootJoy Invitational contact Tournament Headquarters at (336) 218-0077.

 
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1. Sam Burns
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Weekly Results
Preseason Junior at Château Élan presented by Halski Systems
Boys
Total
T
1
Michael Freeman
69
T
1
Eddie Karst
69
3
Logan Perkins
71
Girls
Total
1
Siarra Stout
72
T
2
Gypsie Hutchinson
73
T
2
Gracyn Burgess
73
Thunderbird International Junior
Boys
Total
1
Sam Burns
135
T
2
Sahith Theegala
137
T
2
Hidetoshi Yoshihara
137
T
2
Koichiro Ishika
137
Girls
Total
1
Robynn Ree
140
2
Lauren Stephenson
141
T
3
Mika Liu
142
T
3
Mariel Galdiano
142
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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.