Fairway Oaks Country Club
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the
After placing second and carding his first career hole-in-one in the tournament qualifier on Sunday, Whitekiller came into Tuesday’s round with confidence.
“My practice round felt really good, which really set the tone for me coming into today’s round,” the
Whitekiller, who is playing in his second career AJGA event, is definitely playing well after he carded five birdies on Nos. 3, 4, 9, 12 and 14 and had only one bogey for the day.
“Before I birdied No. 4, I told (fellow competitor Austin Bowman) that I was going to chip it in,” the 17-year-old said. “And I did it.”
Trailing behind Whitekiller by only two strokes are
Rounding out the Boys Division top five at 71 is a quintet of Texans including Matteson Hamilton of Houston, Jonathan Shelley of Canyon,
Tomerlin’s round (36-39—75) was steady and strong for sixteen holes until she double-bogeyed the 374-yard par-4 17th hole.
“I played very well until No. 17,” the 16-year-old said. “My long game was a lot better than it has been. Today I just wanted to play well and have fun and I achieved both of my goals.”
Texans Meredith McMahan of San Antonio and Tracy Stanford of Midland round out the top three in the Girls Division at 76 and 77, respectively.
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 has a membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
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Second-round tee times will begin Wednesday at and conclude at at Fairway Oaks Country Club. For more information on the