Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C. •
June 13 - 17
GREENSBORO, N.C. --
results from the FJ Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 7116. Rating: 75. Slope: 143
Kennerly Leads After First Round of FJ Invitational Clemson signee leads by two strokes at Sedgefield Country Club
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Billy Kennerly of Alpharetta, Ga., fired a 7-under-par 63 at Sedgefield Country Club and holds a two-shot lead after the first round of the FJ Invitational. Connor Black of Katy, Texas, and Robby Shelton IV of Wilmer, Ala., are just shy of the lead in second place.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the FJ Invitational is a 72-hole stroke play event at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The 99-player field features golfers from 23 states and ten foreign countries. Home of PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, the par-70 course plays at 7,116 yards. The winner of the FJ Invitational will receive a sponsor's exemption into the Wyndham Championship in August.
Kennerly is a 2010 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American making his third appearance at the FJ Invitational. Kennerly finished second at this year's Thunderbird International Junior and at Exide Technologies Junior Open. After carding seven birdies, Kennerly sits atop the leaderboard going into the second round.
“I birdied Nos. 4, 5 and 6 today which was nice and was a good start to get off to after a couple pars,” Kennerly said. “It was just one of those days where it all worked out.”
Following the leader just two strokes behind, Black and Shelton are tied for second at 5-under-par 65. In fourth is Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., carding a 3-under-par 67. Byron Meth of San Diego, Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., and Donald Stimble of Shell Knob, Mo., are tied for fifth at 2-under-par 68.
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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.