GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Golf Pride Junior Classic is being held at The Peninsula Club in
In just his third AJGA event, 17-year-old O’Mahony was pleased with his round and early two-stroke lead following his 5-under-par 66.
“I hit the ball really well today,” O’Mahony said. “The greens were perfect and I only missed one putt inside of six feet. I took advantage of shots when I had them all day today and will try to take advantage of those shots again tomorrow.”
“I’ve been working on my patience lately and it definitely paid off today,” O’Mahony said. “This event will give me great experience that will help me next year.”
Following a 3-under-par 68 in Tuesday’s first round, Timothy Tang of
In the Girls Division, 17-year-old Carter leads by one stroke following a first-round 37-35—72.
“My first nine was up-and-down but my back nine was a lot more consistent,” Carter said, who carded three birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey on the front nine.
The rising senior got her round going after recovering from a bad chip by draining a 15-foot putt from the fringe on No. 12.
“That putt really set the tone for the rest of my round,” Carter remarked. “I had less bogeys and more pars on the back because I putted well and was getting on the greens with my irons.”
Ashley Mylton of
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The Golf Pride Junior Classic will resume Wednesday with second-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing until 11:48 a.m. off the No. 1 tee. For more information on the Golf Pride Junior Classic, contact Tournament Headquarters at (704) 896-7060 or visit ajga.org.