Posted: Wednesday, June 20th 2012 at 8:09am
Gainesville, Lumpkin Co. golfers to battle on in GSGA junior champs.
By Morgan Lee Editor
Members of the Gainesville boys golf team will battle for an individual title on Wednesday at the Georgia State Golf Association’s boys Junior Championship in Albany.
ALBANY -- Six area golfers remained in the battle for the Georgia State Golf Association’s boys Junior Championship on Tuesday.
Just over half of the area’s competitors playing at Albany’s Doublegate Country Club made the cut after the second of three rounds.
Gainesville’s Grant Lasseter maintained the top spot amongst northeast Georgia’s representatives on Tuesday, firing a 3-over 75 to move to 3-over for the tournament -- good enough to tie for 13th.
Red Elephants teammate Pep Brown put up the top round of the day for area competitors, carding a 1-over 73, putting him 8-over for the tournament -- two shots back of Gaineville’s Jackson Bishop, who is 6-over after firing a 77 on Tuesday.
All three have plenty of ground to make up in order to catch tournament leader Andy Shim.
The Duluth resident cooled off somewhat on Tuesday, firing a 3-under 69 -- one day after opening the tournament with a 6-under 66. Shim -- now 9-under -- leads Augusta’s Greyson Sigg in second place by seven strokes. Sigg also carded a 69 on Tuesday.
Play will continue in Albany on Wednesday and will feature two other Gainesville High golfers, including Reeves Bell and Lawson King, who are both 10-over after two days. Lumpkin County’s Joseph Jarrard will also continue his tournament on day three after carding a 4-over 76 for the second straight day. Jarrard is tied for 40th and is 8-over after two days.
Meanwhile, Gainesville’s Nathan Williams, White County’s Wilton Rowland, Habersham’s Jared Brooks and Tanner Batson and North Hall’s Hunter Young did not make the cut after Tuesday’s round.
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