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 Sean Bosdosh
2010
Clarksburg, Md. 33-34--67
8 Grayson Murray
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 30-37--67
8 Justin Thomas
2011
Goshen, Ky. 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 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 34-35--69
17 Sam Straka
2011
Valdosta, Ga. 35-34--69
17 Carl Jonson
2011
Bainbridge Island, Wash. 36-33--69
17 Davis Womble
2012
High Point, N.C. 36-33--69
17 Tom Lovelady
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 35-34--69
17 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 34-35--69
17 Andrew Knox
2010
Cary, N.C. 36-33--69
T25 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 Smylie Kaufman
2010
Birmingham, Ala. 36-34--70
25 Payne Denman
2010
Riverwatch, Tenn. 35-35--70
25 Tyler Dunlap
2011
Westlake, Texas 36-34--70
25 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 36-34--70
25 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 36-34--70
25 Hunter Stewart
2011
Nicholasville, Ky. 35-35--70
25 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 32-38--70
T35 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 34-37--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 Jeff Wibawa
2010
Encino, Calif. 37-34--71
35 Curtis Thompson
2011
Coral Springs, Fla. 37-34--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 Anders Albertson
2011
Woodstock, Ga. 35-37--72
44 Anthony Alex
2013
Saint Augustine, Fla. 36-36--72
44 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 35-37--72
44 Ji Soo Park
2011
Clifton, Va. 38-34--72
44 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 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
T55 Stanhope Johnson, Jr.
2012
Greensboro, N.C. 41-32--73
55 Konosuke Nakazato
2011
Tokyo, Japan 36-37--73
55 Drew Czuchry
2010
Auburn, Ga. 37-36--73
55 Kyle Wilshire
2010
Georgetown, Ky. 37-36--73
55 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 37-36--73
55 Jay Hwang
2011
San Diego, Calif. 37-36--73
55 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 35-38--73
T63 Ian McConnell
2010
Riverview, Fla. 37-37--74
63 Reeves Zaytoun
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 40-34--74
63 Curtis Reed
2010
Castroville, Texas 37-37--74
63 Simon Miller
2011
Albuquerque, N.M. 36-38--74
63 James Monnerville
2011
Vero Beach, Fla. 36-38--74
T68 Matias Dominguez
2011
Santiago, Chile 38-37--75
68 Zachery Munroe
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 37-38--75
68 Marcel Puyat
2011
Indio, Calif. 35-40--75
68 Jeffrey Lee
2010
Overland Park, Kan. 38-37--75
68 Drew Johnson
2013
Oak Ridge, N.C. 36-39--75
68 Jack Watson
2010
Lincolnshire, Ill. 40-35--75
68 Bryce Chalkley
2010
Richmond, Va. 35-40--75
68 Blake Morris
2011
Waterbury, Conn. 38-37--75
68 Daniel Lee
2011
Valencia, Calif. 38-37--75
T77 Rocky Khara
2010
Sebring, Fla. 41-35--76
77 Blake Biddle
2010
St. Charles, Ill. 38-38--76
77 Sam Bernstein
2010
Riverdale, N.Y. 39-37--76
77 Andrew Decker
2011
Greenville, N.C. 36-40--76
77 Nick McLaughlin
2012
New Castle, N.H. 40-36--76
77 Alex Lloyd
2012
Virginia Beach, Va. 39-37--76
77 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 38-38--76
77 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 38-38--76
77 Daniel Berger
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 38-38--76
T86 Peter  Eiler
2010
Holland, Pa. 39-38--77
86 Kelby Burton
2010
Evans, Ga. 37-40--77
86 Austin Romeo
2011
Erie, Pa. 39-38--77
86 Nick Tremps
2011
Williamsburg, Va. 40-37--77
86 Clancy Waugh
2013
North Palm Beach, Fla. 35-42--77
86 Jason Roets
2011
(South Africa) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 35-42--77
86 Matthew Hansen
2010
Los Osos, Calif. 36-41--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
-
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
Randy Wise Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
133
2
Kevin Gordon
137
T
3
Winston Margaritis
139
T
3
Tyler Pearson
139
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Gonzales
142
T
2
Riley Rennell
143
T
2
Madasyn Pettersen
143
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
Boys
Total
1
Chad McCann
138
2
Luke Schaap
141
T
3
Graham Hutchinson
142
T
3
Nathan Chuwait
142
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
137
2
Julie Luo
145
T
3
Brynn Walker
149
T
3
Delaney Shah
149
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Nelson Pang
153
2
James Turner
154
T
3
Tianlin Zhang
155
T
3
Viraj Garewal
155
Girls
Total
1
Brooke McDougald
155
T
2
Belinda Hu
157
T
2
Jiayu Kong
157
T
2
Veronica Joels
157
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Ricky Castillo
135
2
Kyle Cox
136
3
Clay Seeber
137
Girls
Total
1
Carolyn Zhao
141
2
Brittany Park
144
T
3
Yealimi Noh
146
T
3
Ty Akabane
146
T
3
Waverly Whiston
146
Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Scott Roden
146
2
Charlie Dubiel
147
3
Won Jun Lee
150
Girls
Total
1
Lindsay May
157
2
Christine Shao
160
3
Hailey Jones
161
PBE Qualifier - California
Boys
Total
T
1
Kevin An
71
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
T
3
William Draper
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
T
3
Yu-Jen Cheng
72
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
T
2
Waverly Whiston
74
T
2
Ty Akabane
74
T
2
Samantha Gong
74
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