Barry, Zhu lead Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T:AJGA event at the Sedgefield Country Club

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First-round results from the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T, a 72-hole stroke-play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.

Boys Division (top-five players)
T1 Carson Barry, Eagle, Idaho (2018) 32-33–65
T1 Alex Zhu, San Ramon, Calif. (2019) 32-33–65
T3 Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2018) 33-33–66
T3 Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020) 31-35–66
T5 Shuai Ming Wong, (Hong Kong) The Woodlands, Texas (2018) 34-34–68
T5 Eddy Lai, San Jose, Calif. (2017) 35-33–68
T7 Joseph Pagdin, (United Kingdom) Orlando, Fla. (2020) 34-35–69
T7 Eugene Hong, Orlando, Fla. (2018) 35-34–69
T7 Cameron Sisk, El Cajon, Calif. (2018) 34-35–69
T7 Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. (2018) 34-35–69
T7 Jackson Rivera, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2021) 34-35–69
T7 Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (2018) 35-34–69
T7 Alex Shead, Appling, Ga. (2017) 33-36–69
T7 Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019) 33-36–69
T7 Laken Hinton, Delray Beach, Fla. (2017) 32-37–69
T7 Thomas Allkins, (Canada) Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 33-36–69

HAAS FAMILY INVITATIONAL
PRESENTED BY BB&T
Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course
Greensboro, N.C.
June 12 – 16, 2017

Barry, Zhu lead after first-round

Two trail by one at the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Carson Barry of Eagle, Idaho, and Alex Zhu of San Roman, California, fired opening rounds of 5-under-par 65; both are playing their first Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T.

Barry, an Oregon State University commit, carded seven birdies during the first round. He is No. 103 in the AJGA Rankings and his best finish this season is at the 2017 AJGA Junior at Greenhorn Creek, where he finished third.

“I made the turn at 3-under and I was just feeling really good about my swing,” Barry said. “I just stayed confident about my game plan and figured I could put a low number out there. I putted really well today and that helped me a lot.”

Zhu carded four birdies during the round and one eagle on the par-5 fifth hole. He is No. T153 in the AJGA Rankings and has one top-10 finish in the 2017 season at the AJGA Junior at Greenhorn Creek.

“On the first hole I was kind of jittery and just wanted to put the ball in play, after I did that my body relaxed and I was able to focus more on my second shot which I hit to about six feet.” Zhu said about his birdie on the first hole, “After that I was just focused on being committed to my putt.”

Two players are T3 at 4-under-par 66: Trent Phillips of Inman, South Carolina, and Karl Vilips of Australia.

The 2016 champion, Eugene Hong of Orlando, Florida, sits at T8 at 1-under-par 69.

The second-round of the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T begins June 14 at 7 a.m. Pairings can be found at: https://www.ajga.org/microsite/index.asp?tn=2017044#R2Pairings

N.C. Natives Sanders, Gupta five off the lead

Michael Sanders of Davidson, North Carolina, and Aman Gupta of Concord, North Carolina, both carded rounds of even-par 70 to sit T17 after the first round of the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T.

“It’s nice to be close to home and it means a lot,” Sanders said.

Currently Sanders is No. 20 in the AJGA Rankings while Gupta is No. T167. Sanders finished T7 at the 2016 Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T, while Gupta finished T43.This season both Gupta and Sanders have two top-10 finishes.

Six other North Carolina natives are in the field: Viraj Garewal of Raleigh, Grayson Wotnosky of Wake Forest, Chris Kim of Cary, Fulton Smith of Pinehurst, Quinn Riley of Raleigh, Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest and Ryan Gerard of Raleigh.

About BB&T
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with approximately $222.6 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $30.6 billion, as of Sept. 30, 2016. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,220 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is recognized consistently for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates, and others. BB&T also has been named one of the World’s Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.

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 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 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.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — First Round results from the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club in 2017. | Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 7103. Rating: 75. Slope: 143

Boys Division – Donald Ross Course

1. Carson Barry, Eagle, Idaho (2018) 32-33–65
1. Alex Zhu, San Ramon, Calif. (2019) 32-33–65
3. Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2018) 33-33–66
3. Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020) 31-35–66
5. Shuai Ming Wong, (Hong Kong) The Woodlands, Texas (2018) 34-34–68
5. Eddy Lai, San Jose, Calif. (2017) 35-33–68
7. Joseph Pagdin, (United Kingdom) Orlando, Fla. (2020) 34-35–69
7. Eugene Hong, Orlando, Fla. (2018) 35-34–69
7. Cameron Sisk, El Cajon, Calif. (2018) 34-35–69
7. Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. (2018) 34-35–69
7. Jackson Rivera, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2021) 34-35–69
7. Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (2018) 35-34–69
7. Alex Shead, Appling, Ga. (2017) 33-36–69
7. Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019) 33-36–69
7. Laken Hinton, Delray Beach, Fla. (2017) 32-37–69
7. Thomas Allkins, (Canada) Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 33-36–69
17. Daulet Tuleubayev, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2018) 39-31–70
17. Michael Sanders, Davidson, N.C. (2018) 34-36–70
17. C.J. Easley, Oxford, Miss. (2019) 36-34–70
17. Preston Topper, Suwanee, Ga. (2019) 35-35–70
17. Cameron Frazier, Cincinnati, Ohio (2018) 32-38–70
17. Austin Murphy, Morgan Hill, Calif. (2017) 34-36–70
17. Cooper Parks, Campbellsville, Ky. (2019) 34-36–70
17. Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C. (2017) 37-33–70
17. Harrison Corbin, Inman, S.C. (2018) 35-35–70
26. Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) 34-37–71
26. Ben El Cohn, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2017) 34-37–71
26. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany (2017) 37-34–71
26. Alexander Vogelsong, Palm City, Fla. (2019) 36-35–71
26. Andrew Spiegler, Abingdon, Va. (2017) 34-37–71
26. Michael Shears, Franklin, Tenn. (2018) 36-35–71
26. Chris Kim, Cary, N.C. (2019) 34-37–71
26. Fulton Smith, Pinehurst, N.C. (2019) 33-38–71
26. Holden Wisener, Dallas, Texas (2019) 30-41–71
35. Sampson-Yunhe Zheng, (China) Kissimmee, Fla. (2020) 37-35–72
35. Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) 36-36–72
35. Logan McAllister, Oklahoma City, Okla. (2018) 37-35–72
35. Jake Beber-Frankel, Miami, Fla. (2020) 33-39–72
35. Chris Nido, Miami, Fla. (2017) 36-36–72
35. Scott Roden, Dallas, Texas (2020) 35-37–72
35. Ben Dunne, Cedar Park, Texas (2018) 36-36–72
42. Ryan Burnett, Lafayette, Calif. (2018) 38-35–73
42. Cullan Brown, Eddyville, Ky. (2018) 36-37–73
42. Fred Biondi, (Brazil) Port St. Lucie, Fla. (2019) 36-37–73
42. Canon Claycomb, Bowling Green, Ky. (2020) 37-36–73
42. Matthew Riedel, Houston, Texas (2019) 35-38–73
42. Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan (2017) 38-35–73
42. Will Thomson, Naples, Fla. (2019) 35-38–73
42. Connor Golembeski, Redmond, Wash. (2018) 37-36–73
42. Alex Ross, Atlanta, Ga. (2017) 36-37–73
42. Dawson Ovard, Frisco, Texas (2019) 36-37–73
42. Pone Pyae Han, Yangon, Myanmar (2017) 34-39–73
53. Austin Fulton, Villa Rica, Ga. (2017) 34-40–74
53. Alexander Yang, Carlsbad, Calif. (2021) 37-37–74
53. Mason Nome, Houston, Texas (2019) 35-39–74
53. James Piot, Canton, Mich. (2017) 36-38–74
53. Chris Lee, West Nyack, N.Y. (2018) 34-40–74
53. Connor Creasy, Abingdon, Va. (2019) 37-37–74
53. Evan Long, New Castle, Pa. (2017) 36-38–74
53. Sen (Tommy) Cao, (China) Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 38-36–74
53. Tucker Allen, Tolar, Texas (2019) 34-40–74
53. Ross Steelman, Columbia, Mo. (2019) 37-37–74
63. Ashwin Arasu, San Diego, Calif. (2017) 36-39–75
63. Grayson Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) 37-38–75
63. Daniel Core, (Canada) Sorrento, Fla. (2018) 38-37–75
63. Daniel Kim, San Jose, Calif. (2018) 35-40–75
63. Brendan Hy, San Ramon, Calif. (2019) 37-38–75
63. Jose Dibildox, Saltillo, Mexico (2019) 40-35–75
69. William Moll, Houston, Texas (2019) 36-40–76
69. Griffin Barela, Lakewood, Colo. (2017) 35-41–76
69. Andy Mao, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019) 38-38–76
69. Viraj Garewal, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) 40-36–76
69. Isiah Henderson, San Antonio, Texas (2018) 38-38–76
69. Nathan Han, Somers, N.Y. (2019) 37-39–76
69. Callum Davison, (Canada) La Quinta, Calif. (2018) 36-40–76
69. Crosby Guercio, Frisco, Texas (2019) 38-38–76
69. Quinn Riley, Raleigh, N.C. (2018) 38-38–76
78. Ryan Hall, Knoxville, Tenn. (2018) 39-38–77
78. Paul Swindell, Franklin, Tenn. (2017) 38-39–77
78. Robbie Latter, (Canada) Mississauga, Ontario (2019) 37-40–77
81. Cameron Henry, Los Gatos, Calif. (2018) 38-40–78
81. Ethan Ng, New York, N.Y. (2018) 38-40–78
83. Jake Kuwitzky, McKinney, Texas (2018) 38-41–79
83. Connor Burgess, Lynchburg, Va. (2017) 40-39–79


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