Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C. •
June 14 - 18
GREENSBORO, N.C. --
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
Kesterson Uses 6-Under-Par 64 to Emerge from the Field at FootJoy Invitational Four players, including reigning champion, Thomas, tied for second
GREENSBORO, N.C. Tanner Kesterson of Plano, Texas, fired a 6-under-par 64 and holds a two-shot lead at7-under-par 133 after the second round of the FootJoy Invitational. Kesterson turned in a scorecard that showed nothing higher than a four as he was able to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
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 26 states, Chile, Japan and Mexico. The field includes 25 players who have already signed National Letters of Intent as well as 23 Rolex Junior All-Americans. Home of the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, the par-70 course is played at 7,116 yards. Past champions of this event include Justin Thomas, Brian Harman, Daniel Woltman, Andrew Yun and Peter Uihlein.
Currently ranked 38th in the Polo Golf Rankings, Kesterson made an impressive jump up in the standings after starting the day tied for 17th. He had six birdies, including four on the back nine, and plans to come out tomorrow using the same game plan he had today.
I had the putter rolling a little bit, Kesterson said. Once you get that putter rolling, it can be good. I was also able to keep the ball below the hole. These greens are really fast so you have to be able to keep the ball below the hole to score well.
Reigning FootJoy Invitational champion Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., finds himself in four-way tie for second place. Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville Md., Chad Cox of Charlotte, N.C., and Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., are all knotted up at 5-under-par 135.
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Third-round tee-times will run from 7 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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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.