Benjamin Shipp, Won Jun Lee shoot 4-under-par 66 to share lead at FJ Invitational

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FJ INVITATIONAL
Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course
Greensboro, N.C.
June 8 – 12, 2015

Two first-time participants lead FJ Invitational
Benjamin Shipp, Won Jun Lee shoot 4-under-par 66 to share lead at Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Benjamin Shipp of Duluth, Georgia, and Won Jun Lee of Wesley Chapel, Florida, each carded a 4-under-par 66 to lead after the first round of the FJ Invitational at Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course. They lead by two strokes over four players leading into Wednesday’s second round.

The tournament was played at similar yardages and hole locations to the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship, which has been held at Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course since 2008. The par-70 layout played at 7,097 yards.

Lee played in the eighth group of the day and claimed the early clubhouse lead after shooting a bogey-free back nine. The 16-year-old is playing in his third Invitational of 2015. Lee, a rising junior at Saddlebrook High School, won his first tournament at the 2014 Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf and has already added two top-four finishes early in the 2015 season.

Lee credited his impressive round to staying loose out on the course.

“I hit my driver and my irons with good accuracy all day,” said Lee, who is No. 29 in the Polo Golf Rankings. “I just enjoyed it out there with my friends and that helped me shoot the 66 today.”

Shipp tallied six birdies – including four in a five-hole stretch – to finish the first round tied for the lead with Lee. The rising senior at Greater Atlanta Christian has finished in the top 10 in his past three AJGA tournaments. Shipp, a North Carolina State University verbal commit, believed his momentum began when he sunk a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 8 to get him under par for the first time all day.

“I’ve made big improvements this spring and coming into the summer I felt confident,” Shipp said. “But to shoot a 66 on a PGA TOUR-level course is obviously pretty special. It gives me a new outlook on getting there.”

Shrish Dwivedi of Redwood City, California, Andrew Kozan of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Garrett Barber of Stuart, Florida, and Michael Feagles of Scottsdale, Arizona, sit tied for third at 2-under-par 68.

Second-round tee times will run from 7-11:30 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course. For more information, 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 more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

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 fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo 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 600 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. — First Round results from the FJ Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 7107. Rating: 75. Slope: 143

1. Won Jun Lee, (South Korea) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2017) 33-33–66
1. Benjamin Shipp, Duluth, Ga. (2016) 34-32–66
3. Michael Feagles, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2016) 34-34–68
3. Andrew Kozan, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (2017) 32-36–68
3. Shrish Dwivedi, Redwood City, Calif. (2015) 34-34–68
3. Garrett Barber, Stuart, Fla. (2018) 34-34–68
7. Jake Milanowski, Peachtree City, Ga. (2017) 32-37–69
7. Justin Kim, Fullerton, Calif. (2016) 34-35–69
7. Isidro Benitez, Puebla Mexico, Mexico (2017) 38-31–69
10. Timothy Colanta, Reunion, Fla. (2015) 36-34–70
10. Wilson Furr, Jackson, Miss. (2017) 33-37–70
10. S.M. Lee, Buford, Ga. (2016) 34-36–70
10. Matthew Wolff, Agoura Hills, Calif. (2017) 35-35–70
10. Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2018) 31-39–70
10. Reese Ramsey, Austin, Texas (2017) 35-35–70
10. John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016) 36-34–70
10. Andrew Spiegler, Abingdon, Va. (2017) 34-36–70
18. Charles Huntzinger, Duluth, Ga. (2015) 37-34–71
18. Norman Xiong, Canyon Lake, Calif. (2017) 37-34–71
18. Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017) 38-33–71
18. Stephen Franken, Raleigh, N.C. (2015) 37-34–71
18. Zhengkai Bai, (China) Lake Mary, Fla. (2016) 37-34–71
18. Reilly Erhardt, Greensboro, N.C. (2015) 35-36–71
24. John Pak, Scotch Plains, N.J. (2017) 35-37–72
24. Levi Valadez, San Antonio, Texas (2016) 36-36–72
24. Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (2017) 37-35–72
24. Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tenn. (2017) 36-36–72
24. Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La. (2017) 35-37–72
24. Jake Chanen, Phoenix, Ariz. (2016) 35-37–72
24. Alex Green, Fairhope, Ala. (2015) 37-35–72
24. Brendan O’Reilly, Hinsdale, Ill. (2017) 36-36–72
24. Chad McCann, Haymarket, Va. (2015) 36-36–72
24. Braden Bailey, Groves, Texas (2015) 36-36–72
24. Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015) 34-38–72
35. Andy Ogletree, Little Rock, Miss. (2016) 37-36–73
35. Mason Greenberg, Southlake, Texas (2016) 38-35–73
35. Jamie Cheatham, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2015) 36-37–73
35. Riley Casey, Abilene, Texas (2016) 35-38–73
35. Will Chandler, Atlanta, Ga. (2016) 36-37–73
35. Eugene Hong, Sanford, Fla. (2018) 37-36–73
35. Chandler Eaton, Alpharetta, Ga. (2016) 39-34–73
35. Noah Woolsey, Pleasanton, Calif. (2017) 38-35–73
35. Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2016) 37-36–73
35. Nathan Chuwait, Herndon, Va. (2016) 37-36–73
35. Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas (2016) 35-38–73
35. Clay Seeber, Newport Beach, Calif. (2019) 39-34–73
35. Ryoto Furuya, Alpharetta, Ga. (2016) 37-36–73
48. Charles Kim, (South Korea) Cedar Park, Texas (2015) 35-39–74
48. Austin Eckroat, Edmond, Okla. (2017) 34-40–74
48. Puwit Anupansuebsai, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand (2017) 36-38–74
48. Sean Carlon, Albuquerque, N.M. (2015) 38-36–74
48. Orion Yamat, Niles, Ill. (2015) 36-38–74
53. Tyler Moore, Escondido, Calif. (2015) 34-41–75
53. Doc Redman, Raleigh, N.C. (2016) 36-39–75
53. Spencer Soosman, Westlake Village, Calif. (2016) 35-40–75
53. Youxin (Robin) Wang, (China) Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 35-40–75
53. Sachin Kumar, Valsayn North, Trinidad and Tobago (2017) 38-37–75
53. Maxwell Miller, College Station, Texas (2015) 41-34–75
59. Alexander Lee, Sacramento, Calif. (2015) 36-40–76
59. Eric Ghim, Glendale, Ariz. (2016) 38-38–76
59. Zhijie (Tony) Jiang, (China) Bradenton, Fla. (2016) 40-36–76
62. Brent Ito, Ardsley, N.Y. (2016) 41-36–77
62. Triston Fisher, Southlake, Texas (2015) 38-39–77
62. Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (2018) 38-39–77
62. Michael Sanders, Davidson, N.C. (2018) 37-40–77
62. Charlie Miller, Jackson, Miss. (2017) 36-41–77
62. Colin Kober, Southlake, Texas (2016) 37-40–77
62. Harrison Ott, Brookfield, Wis. (2017) 39-38–77
62. Austin Hitt, Longwood, Fla. (2016) 39-38–77
70. Tyler Joiner, Leesburg, Ga. (2015) 40-38–78
70. Matthew Liston, Louisville, Ky. (2016) 37-41–78
70. Robert Eisch, Tampa, Fla. (2017) 39-39–78
70. Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017) 40-38–78
70. Drew Jones, Decatur, Texas (2016) 38-40–78
70. Max Siegfried, Villanova, Pa. (2016) 38-40–78
76. William Buhl, (Norway) Fairhope, Ala. (2016) 39-40–79
76. Colin Hamilton, Southlake, Texas (2015) 35-44–79
78. Alexander DeRosa, Atlanta, Ga. (2016) 39-41–80
79. Walker Kesterson, Hartsburg, Mo. (2016) 39-42–81
80. David Ricciardelli, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2016) 39-43–82
81. Winston Margaritis, Collierville, Tenn. (2018) 39-44–83
81. Triston Elston, Baton Rouge, La. (2015) 40-43–83
— Wocheng (Aden) Ye, (China) Lake Mary, Fla. (2018) DQ 6-6d


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