STOCKTON SPORTS COMMISSION JUNIOR OPEN
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Stockton, Calif. •
August 2 - 5
STOCKTON, Calif. --
results from the Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Reserve at Spanos Park.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7037. Rating: 74.1. Slope: 131 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6241. Rating: 75.3. Slope: 128
Meth Strings Together Birdies to Take Lead in Second Round at Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open
Vu takes over lead in Girls Division at The Reserve at Spanos Park
STOCKTON, Calif. — Byron Meth of San Diego carded five birdies and an eagle on his way to shooting a 7-under-par 66 in the second round of the Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open, bringing his tournament total to 10-under-par 134. Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley, Calif., moved up one spot, sitting atop of the girls leaderboard at 2-under-par 142.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke-play event held at The Reserve at Spanos Park. The 99-player field features 72 boys and 27 girls, ages 12-18, from seven states, Mexico and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course from 7,037 yards and the Girls Division is playing from 6,241 yards.
In the Boys Division, Meth credits his low score to his putting and short game, recording only nine putts on the back nine of today's round.
“On No. 11, I hit a 3-wood from 256 yards to just inside 10 feet and was able to make the putt for eagle,” Meth said. “I was also able to make a key par on No. 17, sinking a downhill slider from 12 feet.”
Yi Keun Chang of Diamond Bar, Calif., Jonathan Lai of Arcadia Calif., and Brendan Connolly of Castle Rock, Colo., sit in second place at 4-under-par 140. Jonathan De Los Reyes of Antioch, Calif., Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., John Davenport of Newport Beach, Calif., and Andrew Morgan of Long Beach, Calif., share a four-way tie for fifth place at 3-under-par 141.
In the Girls Division, Vu fired a 1-under-par 71 on the day. She hopes to putt well and go low in tomorrow's final round.
“I birdied the first three holes to kick start my round,” Vu said. “The wind picked up on the back nine making it hard to control the ball, but I was able to make a late birdie on No. 16 and finish strong."
Hannah O'Sullivan of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Blair Lewis of La Mesa, Calif., are tied in second place at even-par 144.
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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.