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Tight Leaderboard Heading into Final Round at Sage Valley

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Graniteville, SC – April 26, 2014 – The second day at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club showcased another exceptional round of golf for the nation’s top juniors. Tournament leader Scottie Scheffler had a solid front 9 with a birdie on 6 and 8 and followed that up with an eagle at 15, and a birdie at 17, the hardest hole on the course. With only a small stumble on 18, he turns in our lowest 36-hole total at -4.

First round leader Theo Humphrey got off to a torrid start with an eagle at 4, birdie at 6 and 8 to make the turn at 33. He then birdied 10 and 15, but combined that with 3 bogeys and a double bogey, to come in the clubhouse at an even par 72, one shot behind the leader.

Low round of the day and tournament went to freshmen standout Wilson Furr. He shot a 68 with 5 birdies and only one bogey to launch into fifth place after shooting a 77 on Thursday. However, the biggest turnaround of the tournament goes to thirteen-year-old Wo Cheng (Aden) Ye, who came in with an even par 72 after finishing round 1 with an 84. Ye surpassed 2013 Master’s phenom Tian Lang Guan, when at the age of 12 he became the youngest player ever to start in a European Tour event – the 2013 Volvo China Open.

Other exceptional rounds for Friday belong to Robin Wang, Luis Gagne and Kristian Caparros. All three bounced back from slow starts to shoot 70, putting them within striking distance of tournament leaders.

Starting times for tomorrow are from 9:00am - 12:00pm and pairings can be found at www.juniorinvitational.com.

The gates of Sage Valley will open at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, April 26th. Patron tickets are $5.
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