NeSmith rallies for second-round lead at FJ Invitational(Cardinal Country Club Greensboro)

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NeSmith rallies for second-round lead at FJ Invitational
Yeung falls to second place with Hak and Pisciotta

GREENSBORO, N.C. Matthew NeSmith of North Augusta, S.C., jumped to the head
of the 84-player field at FJ Invitational after shooting 3-under-par 67 to bring his
tournament total to 137 through Wednesday’s second round. Leaders from the first
round stayed near the top of the leaderboard, as Motin Yeung, Shun Yat Hak and
Michael Pisciotta are tied for second at an even-par 140.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the FJ Invitational is a 72-hole
stroke play competition played on the par-70, 6,909-yard Cardinal Golf & Country
Club. The 84-player field features boys from 21 states and 9 foreign countries. For
the fifth consecutive year, the winner of the FJ Invitational will receive a
sponsor’s exemption into the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in August.

NeSmith started the tournament with an even par-70 and then rose to the challenge in
the second round with an eagle at No. 4 and a chip-in birdie at No. 9. He finished
with four birdies and an eagle to score a 3-under-par 67.

“I was just trying to plot my way around, maybe make a few birdies,”
said NeSmith, who was signed with the University of South Carolina. “I tried
to put myself in the middle of the fairway and make good putts.”

NeSmith, who stands No. 2 in the Polo Golf Rankings, attributed his iron game and
putting to his low score.

“I chipped in from 40 yards on No. 4 to make eagle and that got me off
rolling,” NeSmith said.

Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., Motin Yeung of Orlando, Fla., and Michael Pisciotta
of Alpharetta, Ga., are in second at even-par 140. Henry Davis of Queretaro, Mexico,
Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon, Wis., and Tae Wan Lee of Orlando, Fla., are in fifth at
1-over-par 141.

Third-round tee times will run from 7- 11:30 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Cardinal Golf
& Country Club. For more information about the FJ Invitational, please contact
Tournament Headquarters at 678-644-4258.

About the AJGA

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 provides
valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership
(boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,500 junior golfers from 49 states and
more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers
who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)
Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force
behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of
AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12
years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf.
Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours.
AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger
Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Second Round results from the FJ Invitational conducted by the
American Junior Golf Association at Cardinal Golf & Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 6909. Rating: 74.3. Slope: 141

Boys Division

Matthew NeSmith, North Augusta, S.C. (2012) 70-67–137 -3
Motin Yeung, Orlando, Fla. (2012) 66-74–140 E
Shun Yat Hak, Lake Mary, Fla. (2012) 69-71–140 E
Michael Pisciotta, Alpharetta, Ga. (2014) 69-71–140 E
Henry Davis, Queretaro, Mexico (2013) 73-68–141 +1
Jordan Niebrugge, Mequon, Wis. (2012) 72-69–141 +1
Tae Wan Lee, Orlando, Fla. (2013) 70-71–141 +1
Corey Carlson, Green Cove Springs, Fla. (2015) 73-69–142 +2
Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (2014) 73-69–142 +2
Jack Maguire, St Petersburg, Fla. (2013) 73-69–142 +2
Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (2014) 71-71–142 +2
Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (2015) 69-73–142 +2
Will Long, Gastonia, N.C. (2013) 72-71–143 +3
Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. (2012) 71-72–143 +3
Henry Do, Ypsilanti, Mich. (2013) 70-73–143 +3
Zecheng Dou, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2015) 73-71–144 +4
Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2014) 72-72–144 +4
Tyler McDaniel, Manchester, Ky. (2015) 72-72–144 +4
Zachary Bauchou, Forest, Va. (2015) 71-73–144 +4
Jake McBride, Hartville, Ohio (2013) 75-70–145 +5
Anthony Alex, Wayne, N.J. (2013) 74-71–145 +5
Kyle Kochevar, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2012) 73-72–145 +5
Taichi Nabetani, Osaka, Japan (2015) 71-74–145 +5
Harrison Shih, Saddle River, N.J. (2012) 71-74–145 +5
Andy Shim, Duluth, Ga. (2013) 71-74–145 +5
Vincent Martino, Southlake, Texas (2012) 71-74–145 +5
William Starke, Chapin, S.C. (2012) 71-74–145 +5
Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. (2013) 76-70–146 +6
Greyson Sigg, Augusta, Ga. (2013) 74-72–146 +6
Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. (2012) 75-72–147 +7
Austin Padova, Hudson, Fla. (2012) 75-72–147 +7
Maclain Huge, Lovettsville, Va. (2012) 72-75–147 +7
Peter Kim, Metuchen, N.J. (2013) 72-75–147 +7
Tanner Owen, High Point, N.C. (2014) 78-70–148 +8
Stanhope Johnson, Jr., Greensboro, N.C. (2012) 76-72–148 +8
Chad Cox, Charlotte, N.C. (2012) 76-72–148 +8
Rigel Fernandes, Bradenton, Fla. (2013) 75-73–148 +8
Woody Woodward, Fairmont, W.Va. (2013) 75-73–148 +8
Ben Dietrich, Bluffton, S.C. (2013) 75-73–148 +8
Eric Ricard, Shreveport, La. (2013) 74-74–148 +8
Nick Rodriguez, Shrewsbury, Mass. (2013) 72-76–148 +8
Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C. (2015) 72-76–148 +8
Jared Carver, Weston, Fla. (2012) 71-77–148 +8
Jin Zhang, Beijing, China (2015) 70-78–148 +8
Jake Shuman, Needham, Mass. (2014) 70-78–148 +8
Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. (2012) 75-74–149 +9
DJ Loypur, Melbourne, Australia (2013) 74-75–149 +9
Zachary Herr, New Hope, Pa. (2013) 74-75–149 +9
Scott Scheffler, Dallas, Texas (2014) 74-75–149 +9
Nicolo Galletti, Pleasanton, Calif. (2013) 74-75–149 +9
James Yoon, Bradenton, Fla. (2012) 72-77–149 +9
Connor Black, Humble, Texas (2014) 72-77–149 +9
Grant Daugherty, Alcoa, Tenn. (2012) 71-78–149 +9
Michael Decker, Pebble Beach, Calif. (2013) 76-74–150 +10
Ryan Burgess, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2012) 77-73–150 +10
Cody Proveaux, Leesville, S.C. (2012) 75-75–150 +10
Chad Merzbacher, Dublin, Ohio (2012) 74-76–150 +10
Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (2014) 76-75–151 +11
Taylor Montgomery, Henderson, Nev. (2013) 76-75–151 +11
William Register, Burlington, N.C. (2014) 75-76–151 +11
KK Limbhasut, Loma Linda , Calif. (2014) 81-71–152 +12
Clancy Waugh, North Palm Beach, Fla. (2013) 75-77–152 +12
Tee-k Kelly, Wheaton, Ill. (2012) 73-79–152 +12
Skyler Finnell, Carmel, Calif. (2012) 79-74–153 +13
Max Donohue, Sioux Falls, S.D. (2014) 73-80–153 +13
Matt Gilchrest, Southlake, Texas (2013) 81-73–154 +14
Thomas Lim, Moorpark, Calif. (2013) 80-74–154 +14
Zack Jaworski, Alpharetta, Ga. (2012) 79-75–154 +14
Papito Gonzalez, McAllen, Texas (2013) 77-77–154 +14
Diego Gudino, Queretaro, Mexico (2013) 77-77–154 +14
Parker Derby, Columbus, Ga. (2013) 76-78–154 +14
John Lee, Los Alamitos, Calif. (2012) 75-79–154 +14
Juan Yumar, Miami, Fla. (2014) 72-82–154 +14
Corey Shaun, Encinitas, Calif. (2014) 83-73–156 +16
Brad Dalke, McKinney, Texas (2016) 83-73–156 +16
Jose Montano, Miami, Fla. (2014) 80-78–158 +18
Luke Park, Fullerton, Calif. (2013) 82-78–160 +20
Kristian Caparros, Miami Lakes, Fla. (2015) 82-78–160 +20
Cody Cox, Milford, Pa. (2013) 84-77–161 +21
David Pompey, Clarks Summit, Pa. (2013) 77-85–162 +22
Jake Goodman, San Antonio, Texas (2013) 83-83–166 +26
Conor Richardson, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2012) 85-81–166 +26
Nick Duffield, Chesapeake, Ohio (2013) 80-88–168 +28
Lee McCoy (2012), Clarkesville, Ga. 71-JWD


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