Ben Wong leads Haas Family Invitational heading into final round at Sedgefield Country Club

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HAAS FAMILY INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY BB&T
Boys Division (top-five players)
1 Shuai Ming Wong, (Hong Kong) The Woodlands, Texas (2018) 68-68-67–203
2 Eugene Hong, Orlando, Fla. (2018) 69-64-71–204
T3 Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. (2018) 69-70-66–205
T3 Carson Barry, Eagle, Idaho (2018) 65-67-73–205
T3 Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2018) 66-68-71–205
T6 Alexander Vogelsong, Palm City, Fla. (2019) 71-65-72–208
T6 Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020) 66-69-73–208
T8 Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019) 69-73-68–210
T8 Scott Roden, Dallas, Texas (2020) 72-69-69–210
T8 Cameron Sisk, El Cajon, Calif. (2018) 69-71-70–210
T8 Joseph Pagdin, (United Kingdom) Orlando, Fla. (2020) 69-70-71–210
T8 Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (2018) 69-68-73–210

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

Wong leads after third round

3-under-par 67 puts him in position heading to final round

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Shuai Ming (Ben) Wong of (Hong Kong) The Woodlands, Texas, leads the Haas Family Invitational presented by BB&T heading into the final round. He carded five birdies in the third round for a score of 3-under-par 67 and three-day tournament total of 7-under-par 203.

Wong has been in this position before, The Southern Methodist University verbal commit started the year off strong with second-place finishes at the CB&I / Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and the Bishops Gate Academy Junior at Horseshoe Bay.

Wong talked about heading into the final round as the leader, “I was in this position in February for the CB&I, and I learned a lot from that. Hopefully I can just play my game tomorrow and come out with a win.”

Wong is currently No. 11 on the AJGA Rankings and is looking for his first AJGA and Invitational win.

Jacob Bridgeman of Inman, South Carolina, carded six birdies for a third-round score 4-under-par 66. He moved up six spots on the leaderboard from T9 to T3 with a three-day total of 5-under-par 205. This is the University of Clemson verbal commit’s first AJGA event.

North Carolina Player Update

Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, carded an even-par 70 in the third round to move up two spots to No. 13. Ryan Gerard of Raleigh, North Carolina, scored a 2-under-par 68 and sits at T14.

The final round tee times will be from 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. on June 16, off Nos. 1 & 10 tees at Sedgefield Country Club.

About BB&T

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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. — Third 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. Shuai Ming Wong, (Hong Kong) The Woodlands, Texas (2018) 68-68-67–203
2. Eugene Hong, Orlando, Fla. (2018) 69-64-71–204
3. Jacob Bridgeman, Inman, S.C. (2018) 69-70-66–205
3. Carson Barry, Eagle, Idaho (2018) 65-67-73–205
3. Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2018) 66-68-71–205
6. Alexander Vogelsong, Palm City, Fla. (2019) 71-65-72–208
6. Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020) 66-69-73–208
8. Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019) 69-73-68–210
8. Scott Roden, Dallas, Texas (2020) 72-69-69–210
8. Cameron Sisk, El Cajon, Calif. (2018) 69-71-70–210
8. Joseph Pagdin, (United Kingdom) Orlando, Fla. (2020) 69-70-71–210
8. Reid Davenport, Austin, Texas (2018) 69-68-73–210
13. Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) 71-70-70–211
14. Ryan Gerard, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) 72-72-68–212
14. Logan McAllister, Oklahoma City, Okla. (2018) 72-71-69–212
14. Ross Steelman, Columbia, Mo. (2019) 74-68-70–212
14. Alex Zhu, San Ramon, Calif. (2019) 65-76-71–212
18. Cameron Frazier, Cincinnati, Ohio (2018) 70-72-71–213
18. Fulton Smith, Pinehurst, N.C. (2019) 71-70-72–213
18. Thomas Allkins, (Canada) Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 69-71-73–213
21. Ryan Burnett, Lafayette, Calif. (2018) 73-72-69–214
21. Daulet Tuleubayev, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2018) 70-73-71–214
21. Eddy Lai, San Jose, Calif. (2017) 68-70-76–214
24. Chris Kim, Cary, N.C. (2019) 71-74-70–215
24. James Piot, Canton, Mich. (2017) 74-70-71–215
24. Evan Long, New Castle, Pa. (2017) 74-73-68–215
24. Aman Gupta, Concord, N.C. (2017) 70-74-71–215
24. Cullan Brown, Eddyville, Ky. (2018) 73-71-71–215
24. Harrison Corbin, Inman, S.C. (2018) 70-73-72–215
24. Paul Swindell, Franklin, Tenn. (2017) 77-72-66–215
31. Connor Golembeski, Redmond, Wash. (2018) 73-72-71–216
31. Matthew Riedel, Houston, Texas (2019) 73-71-72–216
31. Chris Nido, Miami, Fla. (2017) 72-71-73–216
31. Jake Beber-Frankel, Miami, Fla. (2020) 72-71-73–216
31. Michael Shears, Franklin, Tenn. (2018) 71-72-73–216
31. Alex Ross, Atlanta, Ga. (2017) 73-69-74–216
31. Fred Biondi, (Brazil) Port St. Lucie, Fla. (2019) 73-69-74–216
31. Ben El Cohn, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2017) 71-69-76–216
39. Austin Murphy, Morgan Hill, Calif. (2017) 70-73-74–217
39. Tucker Allen, Tolar, Texas (2019) 74-75-68–217
39. Jackson Rivera, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2021) 69-73-75–217
39. Austin Fulton, Villa Rica, Ga. (2017) 74-66-77–217
43. Canon Claycomb, Bowling Green, Ky. (2020) 73-73-72–218
43. Jan Schneider, Erlangen, Germany (2017) 71-74-73–218
43. Callum Davison, (Canada) La Quinta, Calif. (2018) 76-71-71–218
43. Laken Hinton, Delray Beach, Fla. (2017) 69-73-76–218
43. Ethan Ng, New York, N.Y. (2018) 78-72-68–218
48. Michael Sanders, Davidson, N.C. (2018) 70-75-74–219
48. Dawson Ovard, Frisco, Texas (2019) 73-74-72–219
48. Andrew Spiegler, Abingdon, Va. (2017) 71-72-76–219
51. Ben Dunne, Cedar Park, Texas (2018) 72-72-76–220
51. Preston Topper, Suwanee, Ga. (2019) 70-77-73–220
51. Will Thomson, Naples, Fla. (2019) 73-77-70–220
54. Connor Burgess, Lynchburg, Va. (2017) 79-66-76–221
55. Alexander Yang, Carlsbad, Calif. (2021) 74-72-76–222
55. Andy Mao, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019) 76-70-76–222
55. Cooper Parks, Campbellsville, Ky. (2019) 70-77-75–222
55. Nathan Han, Somers, N.Y. (2019) 76-74-72–222
59. Sampson-Yunhe Zheng, (China) Kissimmee, Fla. (2020) 72-76-75–223
59. Ryan Hall, Knoxville, Tenn. (2018) 77-72-74–223

Missed Cut

MC Viraj Garewal, Raleigh, N.C. (2017) 76-75-73–224
MC Quinn Riley, Raleigh, N.C. (2018) 76-73-75–224
MC Jose Dibildox, Saltillo, Mexico (2019) 75-74-75–224
MC Grayson Wotnosky, Wake Forest, N.C. (2020) 75-75-74–224
MC Holden Wisener, Dallas, Texas (2019) 71-77-76–224
MC Alex Shead, Appling, Ga. (2017) 69-76-79–224
MC Ashwin Arasu, San Diego, Calif. (2017) 75-76-74–225
MC Tennoshin Ogawa, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan (2017) 73-77-75–225
MC Connor Creasy, Abingdon, Va. (2019) 74-74-77–225
MC Brendan Hy, San Ramon, Calif. (2019) 75-72-78–225
MC Griffin Barela, Lakewood, Colo. (2017) 76-76-74–226
MC Mason Nome, Houston, Texas (2019) 74-73-79–226
MC Daniel Kim, San Jose, Calif. (2018) 75-72-80–227
MC Sen (Tommy) Cao, (China) Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 74-73-80–227
MC Isiah Henderson, San Antonio, Texas (2018) 76-78-74–228
MC William Moll, Houston, Texas (2019) 76-78-74–228
MC C.J. Easley, Oxford, Miss. (2019) 70-80-78–228
MC Pone Pyae Han, Yangon, Myanmar (2017) 73-74-81–228
MC Robbie Latter, (Canada) Mississauga, Ontario (2019) 77-77-75–229
MC Chris Lee, West Nyack, N.Y. (2018) 74-76-80–230
MC Crosby Guercio, Frisco, Texas (2019) 76-79-76–231
MC Jake Kuwitzky, McKinney, Texas (2018) 79-83-69–231
MC Daniel Core, (Canada) Sorrento, Fla. (2018) 75-83-74–232
MC Cameron Henry, Los Gatos, Calif. (2018) 78-83-81–242


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