FJ Invitational:Connelly heads into final round with two-stroke lead and William Register from Burlington is just two back and on the attack

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Courtesy of Stephanie Dittmer with the American Junior Golf Association:

FJ INVITATIONAL
Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course
Greensboro, N.C.
June 9 – 13, 2014

Connelly heads into final round with two-stroke lead

Register, Hardy tied for second

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Austin Connelly of Irving, Texas, has the lead heading into the final round of the FJ Invitational, posting even-par 70 in the third round to bring his three-day total to 6-under-par 204.

Connelly, a rising senior at Red Oak Academy, stayed at 6-under-par for the tournament with his even-par third round. Connelly battled back birdying Nos. 5 and 17 after starting off the third round with two bogeys on Nos. 1 and 2. The future SMU Mustang is focused and excited to be in contention for the win heading into the final round after tying for third at the 2013 event.

“I didn’t feel that much pressure today,” Connelly said. “I won’t feel much pressure tomorrow and will try to play a good round of golf.”

William Register of Burlington, North Carolina, is tied for second with Nick Hardy of Northbrook, Illinois, at 4-under-par 206. Register carded a 2-under-par 68 in the third round. The recent graduate of Walter Williams High School fired four birdies during his consistent third round. Register is ready to compete for the title and knows what a win at the FJ Invitational would mean to him.

“It would mean a lot,” Register said. “I haven’t done too well in invitationals and I want to prove to myself that I can do it.”

Hardy shot even-par 70 to advance in the standings heading into the last day. Hardy, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Illinois, is ready to gain some ground in the final round.

“I’m two shots off going into the final round,” Hardy said “I’m going to play a little more aggressively and give myself some more opportunities.”

Andreas Halvorsen of St. Augustine, Florida, Benjamin Baxter of Flower Mound, Texas, Charles Kim of Cedar Park, Texas, Wes Artac of Kingwood, Texas, Isaiah Logue of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and KK Limbhasut of Loma Linda, California, are all tied for fourth carding 210 tournament totals.

Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Florida, Benjamin Griffin of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Spencer Soosman of Westlake Village, California, are all tied for tenth with a tournament total of 211.

Final-round tee times will run from 7-9:50 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Sedgefield Country Club. For more information, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (770) 601-5196.

About the AJGA

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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 Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Third Round results from the FJ Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 7110. Rating: 75. Slope: 143

Boys Division – Donald Ross Course

Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas (2015) 66-68-70–204 -6
William Register, Burlington, N.C. (2014) 68-70-68–206 -4
Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. (2014) 68-68-70–206 -4
KK Limbhasut, Loma Linda, Calif. (2014) 69-74-67–210 E
Wes Artac, Kingwood, Texas (2014) 72-69-69–210 E
Charles Kim, Cedar Park, Texas (2015) 65-75-70–210 E
Andreas Halvorsen, St. Augustine, Fla. (2015) 69-69-72–210 E
Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, Pa. (2014) 67-71-72–210 E
Benjamin Baxter, Flower Mound, Texas (2014) 66-68-76–210 E
Spencer Soosman, Westlake Village, Calif. (2016) 71-73-67–211 +1
Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017) 69-73-69–211 +1
Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2014) 66-73-72–211 +1
Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. (2016) 70-66-75–211 +1
Cheng Jin, Singapore, Singapore (2016) 66-76-70–212 +2
Jose Montano, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 71-70-71–212 +2
Gray Townsend, Winston-Salem, N.C. (2014) 73-67-72–212 +2
Tyler Moore, Escondido, Calif. (2015) 71-68-73–212 +2
Luis Gerardo Garza, Leon, Mexico (2016) 77-67-69–213 +3
Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. (2015) 71-70-72–213 +3
Anton Serafini, Lake Mary, Fla. (2016) 69-71-73–213 +3
David Kim, Buena Park, Calif. (2014) 68-71-74–213 +3
Dean Sakata, Diamond Bar, Calif. (2014) 64-73-76–213 +3
Edwin Yi, Beaumont, Calif. (2015) 73-77-64–214 +4
Qi Wen Wong, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 74-71-69–214 +4
Andrew Walker, Battle Creek, Mich. (2016) 74-71-69–214 +4
Varun Chopra, Champaign, Ill. (2017) 72-72-70–214 +4
Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (2017) 72-72-70–214 +4
Kyle Sterbinsky, Yardley, Pa. (2015) 72-71-71–214 +4
Cameron Champ, Sacramento, Calif. (2014) 75-67-72–214 +4
Scott Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn. (2015) 71-70-73–214 +4
Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tenn. (2017) 71-71-73–215 +5
Youxin (Robin) Wang, Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 72-77-67–216 +6
Andy Ogletree, Little Rock, Miss. (2016) 76-74-66–216 +6
Ryoto Furuya, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2016) 74-75-67–216 +6
Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (2014) 72-73-71–216 +6
William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (2015) 74-70-72–216 +6
Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C. (2015) 73-72-72–217 +7
David Mackey, Bogart, Ga. (2015) 72-71-74–217 +7
Chandler Phillips, Huntsville, Texas (2015) 66-76-75–217 +7
Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La. (2017) 76-74-68–218 +8
Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas (2016) 70-72-76–218 +8
Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Okla. (2015) 75-75-69–219 +9
Justin Kim, Fullerton, Calif. (2016) 71-78-70–219 +9
Patrick Martin, Birmingham, Ala. (2015) 76-73-70–219 +9
Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (2014) 73-73-73–219 +9
Caleb Proveaux, Lexington, S.C. (2016) 71-71-77–219 +9
Tyler Joiner, Leesburg, Ga. (2015) 70-71-78–219 +9
Kristian Caparros, Hollywood, Fla. (2015) 73-74-73–220 +10
Chandler Blanchet, Gainesville, Fla. (2014) 72-71-77–220 +10
Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017) 75-75-71–221 +11
Daniel Wetterich, Cincinnati, Ohio (2015) 76-72-73–221 +11
Luis Gagne, Orlando, Fla. (2015) 69-78-74–221 +11
Mark Lawrence, Richmond, Va. (2015) 70-73-78–221 +11
Jeremy Wall, Brielle, N.J. (2014) 70-80-72–222 +12
Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2015) 74-76-72–222 +12
Zach Tracy, Houston, Texas (2015) 78-70-74–222 +12
Bennett Baker, Tallahassee, Fla. (2015) 73-71-78–222 +12
Michael Graboyes, Watchung, N.J. (2014) 78-74-71–223 +13
Brandon Smith, Frisco, Texas (2015) 75-75-73–223 +13
Charlie Kennerly, Jupiter, Fla. (2016) 79-69-75–223 +13
Spencer Ralston, Gainesville, Ga. (2016) 71-76-76–223 +13
Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017) 73-73-77–223 +13
Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2016) 69-75-79–223 +13
Eduardo Carrete, Queretaro, Mexico (2016) 79-74-71–224 +14
Jack Comstock, Jacksonville, Fla. (2015) 74-76-74–224 +14
Taisei Negishi, San Diego, Calif. (2016) 73-74-77–224 +14
Maxwell Miller, College Station, Texas (2015) 80-69-76–225 +15
Camilo Mexsen, Howey In The Hills, Fla. (2016) 75-74-76–225 +15
Payton Taylor, Vero Beach, Fla. (2014) 72-76-77–225 +15
Jonathan Rector, Hendersonville, N.C. (2015) 77-77-72–226 +16
Kevin Conners, Downingtown, Pa. (2015) 81-70-75–226 +16
Roberto Lebrija, Mexico City, Mexico (2016) 73-82-73–228 +18
Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (2015) 76-78-74–228 +18
Jackson Lang, Lexington, Mass. (2015) 76-77-76–229 +19
John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016) 81-72-76–229 +19
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (2014) 73-78-78–229 +19
Derick Kelting, Amarillo, Texas (2015) 78-77-75–230 +20
Justin Chong, Granada HIlls, Calif. (2015) 80-74-76–230 +20
Peter Griffith, Westlake Village, Calif. (2015) 72-83-76–231 +21
Sean Yu, Beaumont, Calif. (2015) 75-80-76–231 +21
Connor O’Brien, Rowayton, Conn. (2015) 76-78-77–231 +21
Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo. (2014) 75-77-79–231 +21
Graham Gosselin, Knoxville, Tenn. (2015) 81-75-76–232 +22
Jens Verhey, Reno, Nev. (2014) 79-73-81–233 +23
Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan (2015) 78-76-82–236 +26
Will Minton, Raleigh, N.C. (2015) 80-79-78–237 +27
Zach Partin, Lewisville, Texas (2014) 80-76-82–238 +28
Conor Rodrigues, Kingston, Ontario (2014) 80-76-82–238 +28
Jake Leavitt, Woodstock, Md. (2014) 81-81-80–242 +32

Missed Cut

Zach Tracy, Houston, Texas (2015) 78-70-74–222 +12
Jeremy Wall, Brielle, N.J. (2014) 70-80-72–222 +12
Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2015) 74-76-72–222 +12
Bennett Baker, Tallahassee, Fla. (2015) 73-71-78–222 +12
Brandon Smith, Frisco, Texas (2015) 75-75-73–223 +13
Charlie Kennerly, Jupiter, Fla. (2016) 79-69-75–223 +13
Spencer Ralston, Gainesville, Ga. (2016) 71-76-76–223 +13
Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017) 73-73-77–223 +13
Michael Graboyes, Watchung, N.J. (2014) 78-74-71–223 +13
Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2016) 69-75-79–223 +13
Taisei Negishi, San Diego, Calif. (2016) 73-74-77–224 +14
Eduardo Carrete, Queretaro, Mexico (2016) 79-74-71–224 +14
Jack Comstock, Jacksonville, Fla. (2015) 74-76-74–224 +14
Maxwell Miller, College Station, Texas (2015) 80-69-76–225 +15
Payton Taylor, Vero Beach, Fla. (2014) 72-76-77–225 +15
Camilo Mexsen, Howey In The Hills, Fla. (2016) 75-74-76–225 +15
Kevin Conners, Downingtown, Pa. (2015) 81-70-75–226 +16
Jonathan Rector, Hendersonville, N.C. (2015) 77-77-72–226 +16
Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (2015) 76-78-74–228 +18
Roberto Lebrija, Mexico City, Mexico (2016) 73-82-73–228 +18
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (2014) 73-78-78–229 +19
Jackson Lang, Lexington, Mass. (2015) 76-77-76–229 +19
John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016) 81-72-76–229 +19
Justin Chong, Granada HIlls, Calif. (2015) 80-74-76–230 +20
Derick Kelting, Amarillo, Texas (2015) 78-77-75–230 +20
Connor O’Brien, Rowayton, Conn. (2015) 76-78-77–231 +21
Sean Yu, Beaumont, Calif. (2015) 75-80-76–231 +21
Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo. (2014) 75-77-79–231 +21
Peter Griffith, Westlake Village, Calif. (2015) 72-83-76–231 +21
Graham Gosselin, Knoxville, Tenn. (2015) 81-75-76–232 +22
Jens Verhey, Reno, Nev. (2014) 79-73-81–233 +23
Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan (2015) 78-76-82–236 +26
Will Minton, Raleigh, N.C. (2015) 80-79-78–237 +27
Conor Rodrigues, Kingston, Ontario (2014) 80-76-82–238 +28
Zach Partin, Lewisville, Texas (2014) 80-76-82–238 +28
Jake Leavitt, Woodstock, Md. (2014) 81-81-80–242 +32


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