The Wyndham Invitational AJGA/American Junior Golf Association Results: Vilips’ cards course record 62 to take control at Sedgefield Country Club

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WYNDHAM INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY BB&T
Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C.
June 11 – 15, 2018
**********Vilips takes control with record-tying 8-under-par 62
Australian cards 10 birdies for career-low round**********

GREENSBORO, N.C. – After starting the day with a one-stroke lead, Australian Karl Vilips ripped off 10 birdies, including five straight from Nos. 7-11, to take control heading into the final round at Sedgefield Country Club’s Pete Dye Course.

With an 8-under-par 62, Vilips tied the competitive course record, set in 2017 at a G Pro Tour event. Vilips is the No. 1 player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

“I didn’t notice how low I was until I made a bogey on 13 and looked at the standard bearer to see where I was at,” said Vilips. “My lowest was a 63, also in an AJGA event, in a Junior All-Star. That putt on the last was to beat my personal best which is pretty cool.”

The Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T is in the midst of its 17th year in Greensboro, North Carolina, with 72 of the top boys in the country. Seventy-eight alumni of the Invitational have gone on to compete on the PGA TOUR, including Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed, along with past champions Justin Thomas and Brian Harman.

The Stanford verbal commit out of Wesley Chapel, Florida, sits at 13-under-par 197 and is looking to win his fifth AJGA tournament and third Invitational.

Orlando’s Eugene Hong sits in solo second at 4-under-par 206, nine strokes off the lead. The University of Florida signee won the Wyndham Invitational in 2016 and finished runner-up last year.

South Korea’s Jeewon Park, playing out of Lake Mary, Florida, is in solo third at 3-under-par 207 after a bogey-free third round. 15-year-old Gordon Sargent of Birmingham, Alabama, climbed to solo fourth at 2-under-par 208. George Duangmanee of Fairfax, Virginia, is in fifth at 1-under-par 209.

Final-round tee times will run from 7 a.m. ET to 9:50 a.m. ET on Friday, June 15.

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

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, 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 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 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 and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.


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