NeSmith increases lead to four strokes in third round:Yeung, Pisciotta hold steady in the top three

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NeSmith increases lead to four strokes in third round
Yeung, Pisciotta hold steady in the top three

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Matthew NeSmith of North Augusta, S.C., improved his lead
to four strokes in the third round of the FJ Invitational, scoring 1-under-par 69 to
tally a tournament total of 206. The leaderboard stayed consistent as Motin Yeung
and Michael Pisciotta remained in the top three.

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. Following
the third round the field was cut to the top-50 and ties.

NeSmith shot 1-under-par 34 on the front nine and carded a birdie on No. 3. He
recorded an even-par 35 on the back nine with birdies on No. 11 and 15 to end the
round at 1-under-par 69. The 18-year-old feels confident heading into the final
round on Friday.

“I feel really good, if I can just play the way I’ve been playing,”
NeSmith said. “Plotting my way around, picking my spots to be aggressive and
making some putts like I’ve been doing, I should be good to go.”

The stakes of this tournament are high with an exemption into the Wyndham
Championship on the line. NeSmith, who stands No. 2 in the Polo Golf Rankings, has
been motivated by this factor all year.

“It was one of my goals early this year to play in a pro event and you can do
that two ways: you can win Rolex Player of the Year or you can win FootJoy,”
NeSmith said. “I still have two chances to do that this year. It’s very
motivating.”

Motin Yeung of Orlando, Fla., is in second at even-par 210 after shooting an
even-par 70 in the third round. Michael Pisciotta of Alpharetta, Ga., is in third at
1-over-par 211 with a third-round score of 1-over-par 71.

Final-round tee times will run from 7-9:40 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.

#AJGA#

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Third 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) 70-67-69–206 -4
Motin Yeung, Orlando, Fla. (2012) 66-74-70–210 E
Michael Pisciotta, Alpharetta, Ga. (2014) 69-71-71–211 +1
Andy Shim, Duluth, Ga. (2013) 71-74-68–213 +3
Jack Maguire, St Petersburg, Fla. (2013) 73-69-71–213 +3
Tae Wan Lee, Orlando, Fla. (2013) 70-71-72–213 +3
Corey Carlson, Green Cove Springs, Fla. (2015) 73-69-71–213 +3
Zachary Bauchou, Forest, Va. (2015) 71-73-70–214 +4
Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. (2012) 71-72-71–214 +4
Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (2015) 69-73-72–214 +4
Jordan Niebrugge, Mequon, Wis. (2012) 72-69-73–214 +4
Henry Davis, Queretaro, Mexico (2013) 73-68-74–215 +5
Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2014) 72-72-72–216 +6
Tyler McDaniel, Manchester, Ky. (2015) 72-72-72–216 +6
Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (2014) 71-71-74–216 +6
Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (2014) 73-69-74–216 +6
Scott Scheffler, Dallas, Texas (2014) 74-75-69–218 +8
Woody Woodward, Fairmont, W.Va. (2013) 75-73-70–218 +8
Peter Kim, Metuchen, N.J. (2013) 72-75-71–218 +8
Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. (2013) 76-70-72–218 +8
Henry Do, Ypsilanti, Mich. (2013) 70-73-75–218 +8
Jin Zhang, Beijing, China (2015) 70-78-71–219 +9
Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C. (2015) 72-76-71–219 +9
Rigel Fernandes, Bradenton, Fla. (2013) 75-73-71–219 +9
Austin Padova, Hudson, Fla. (2012) 75-72-72–219 +9
Maclain Huge, Lovettsville, Va. (2012) 72-75-72–219 +9
Vincent Martino, Southlake, Texas (2012) 71-74-74–219 +9
Jake McBride, Hartville, Ohio (2013) 75-70-74–219 +9
Anthony Alex, Wayne, N.J. (2013) 74-71-74–219 +9
Zecheng Dou, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2015) 73-71-75–219 +9
Shun Yat Hak, Lake Mary, Fla. (2012) 69-71-79–219 +9
Nicolo Galletti, Pleasanton, Calif. (2013) 74-75-71–220 +10
Kyle Kochevar, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (2012) 73-72-75–220 +10
Cody Proveaux, Leesville, S.C. (2012) 75-75-71–221 +11
Connor Black, Humble, Texas (2014) 72-77-72–221 +11
Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. (2012) 75-74-72–221 +11
Zachary Herr, New Hope, Pa. (2013) 74-75-72–221 +11
Jared Carver, Weston, Fla. (2012) 71-77-73–221 +11
Chad Cox, Charlotte, N.C. (2012) 76-72-73–221 +11
Greyson Sigg, Augusta, Ga. (2013) 74-72-75–221 +11
Will Long, Gastonia, N.C. (2013) 72-71-78–221 +11
Tee-k Kelly, Wheaton, Ill. (2012) 73-79-70–222 +12
William Register, Burlington, N.C. (2014) 75-76-71–222 +12
Ryan Burgess, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2012) 77-73-72–222 +12
Chad Merzbacher, Dublin, Ohio (2012) 74-76-72–222 +12
James Yoon, Bradenton, Fla. (2012) 72-77-73–222 +12
Jake Shuman, Needham, Mass. (2014) 70-78-74–222 +12
Tanner Owen, High Point, N.C. (2014) 78-70-74–222 +12
Stanhope Johnson, Jr., Greensboro, N.C. (2012) 76-72-74–222 +12
Taichi Nabetani, Osaka, Japan (2015) 71-74-77–222 +12
Harrison Shih, Saddle River, N.J. (2012) 71-74-77–222 +12
Eric Ricard, Shreveport, La. (2013) 74-74-75–223 +13
Juan Yumar, Miami, Fla. (2014) 72-82-70–224 +14
Max Donohue, Sioux Falls, S.D. (2014) 73-80-71–224 +14
KK Limbhasut, Loma Linda , Calif. (2014) 81-71-72–224 +14
Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (2014) 76-75-73–224 +14
Taylor Montgomery, Henderson, Nev. (2013) 76-75-73–224 +14
Grant Daugherty, Alcoa, Tenn. (2012) 71-78-75–224 +14
William Starke, Chapin, S.C. (2012) 71-74-79–224 +14
Zack Jaworski, Alpharetta, Ga. (2012) 79-75-72–226 +16
Matt Gilchrest, Southlake, Texas (2013) 81-73-72–226 +16
Michael Decker, Pebble Beach, Calif. (2013) 76-74-76–226 +16
Thomas Lim, Moorpark, Calif. (2013) 80-74-73–227 +17
Skyler Finnell, Carmel, Calif. (2012) 79-74-74–227 +17
DJ Loypur, Melbourne, Australia (2013) 74-75-78–227 +17
Nick Rodriguez, Shrewsbury, Mass. (2013) 72-76-79–227 +17
Brad Dalke, McKinney, Texas (2016) 83-73-72–228 +18
Clancy Waugh, North Palm Beach, Fla. (2013) 75-77-76–228 +18
Ben Dietrich, Bluffton, S.C. (2013) 75-73-80–228 +18
Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. (2012) 75-72-81–228 +18
Parker Derby, Columbus, Ga. (2013) 76-78-76–230 +20
John Lee, Los Alamitos, Calif. (2012) 75-79-76–230 +20
Corey Shaun, Encinitas, Calif. (2014) 83-73-77–233 +23
Papito Gonzalez, McAllen, Texas (2013) 77-77-80–234 +24
Cody Cox, Milford, Pa. (2013) 84-77-76–237 +27
Jose Montano, Miami, Fla. (2014) 80-78-79–237 +27
Kristian Caparros, Miami Lakes, Fla. (2015) 82-78-77–237 +27
Jake Goodman, San Antonio, Texas (2013) 83-83-72–238 +28
Diego Gudino, Queretaro, Mexico (2013) 77-77-85–239 +29
Conor Richardson, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2012) 85-81-79–245 +35
Nick Duffield, Chesapeake, Ohio (2013) 80-88-77–245 +35
Luke Park, Fullerton, Calif. (2013) 82-78-85–245 +35
David Pompey, Clarks Summit, Pa. (2013) 77-85-85–247 +37

Missed Cut

Eric Ricard, Shreveport, La. (2013) 74-74-75–223 +13
Juan Yumar, Miami, Fla. (2014) 72-82-70–224 +14
Max Donohue, Sioux Falls, S.D. (2014) 73-80-71–224 +14
William Starke, Chapin, S.C. (2012) 71-74-79–224 +14
Grant Daugherty, Alcoa, Tenn. (2012) 71-78-75–224 +14
Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (2014) 76-75-73–224 +14
KK Limbhasut, Loma Linda , Calif. (2014) 81-71-72–224 +14
Taylor Montgomery, Henderson, Nev. (2013) 76-75-73–224 +14
Zack Jaworski, Alpharetta, Ga. (2012) 79-75-72–226 +16
Matt Gilchrest, Southlake, Texas (2013) 81-73-72–226 +16
Michael Decker, Pebble Beach, Calif. (2013) 76-74-76–226 +16
Thomas Lim, Moorpark, Calif. (2013) 80-74-73–227 +17
DJ Loypur, Melbourne, Australia (2013) 74-75-78–227 +17
Nick Rodriguez, Shrewsbury, Mass. (2013) 72-76-79–227 +17
Skyler Finnell, Carmel, Calif. (2012) 79-74-74–227 +17
Brad Dalke, McKinney, Texas (2016) 83-73-72–228 +18
Ben Dietrich, Bluffton, S.C. (2013) 75-73-80–228 +18
Clancy Waugh, North Palm Beach, Fla. (2013) 75-77-76–228 +18
Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. (2012) 75-72-81–228 +18
Parker Derby, Columbus, Ga. (2013) 76-78-76–230 +20
John Lee, Los Alamitos, Calif. (2012) 75-79-76–230 +20
Corey Shaun, Encinitas, Calif. (2014) 83-73-77–233 +23
Papito Gonzalez, McAllen, Texas (2013) 77-77-80–234 +24
Cody Cox, Milford, Pa. (2013) 84-77-76–237 +27
Kristian Caparros, Miami Lakes, Fla. (2015) 82-78-77–237 +27
Jose Montano, Miami, Fla. (2014) 80-78-79–237 +27
Jake Goodman, San Antonio, Texas (2013) 83-83-72–238 +28
Diego Gudino, Queretaro, Mexico (2013) 77-77-85–239 +29
Nick Duffield, Chesapeake, Ohio (2013) 80-88-77–245 +35
Luke Park, Fullerton, Calif. (2013) 82-78-85–245 +35
Conor Richardson, West Palm Beach, Fla. (2012) 85-81-79–245 +35
David Pompey, Clarks Summit, Pa. (2013) 77-85-85–247 +37
Lee McCoy (2012), Clarkesville, Ga. 71-JWD


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