AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
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AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Potter Sets Course Record to Take the Lead

Luke Potter of Encinitas, California, carded a 10-under-par 62 to set the course record at Carlton Woods.
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Luke Potter of Encinitas, California, set a course record 10-under-par 62 for a tournament total 15-under-par 129. Potter holds a three-shot lead heading into the final round.

Potter began the day with consistent pars on the first four holes. He picked up momentum on hole No. 5 where he poured in a birdie putt. He went on to birdie the next three holes to make the turn at 4-under par. He hit another birdie streak on the back nine through Nos. 10, 11 and 12. His final birdie streak began on No. 16 and closed with a one foot birdie putt on No. 18 to claim the course record.

“I just tried to keep it as consistent as yesterday and a few more putts fell so that’s good," Potter said. "I was swinging it really good, I’ve been working on my swing speed and it’s always fun when they’re going right at the flags. It’s not everyday I play like this so to do it in front of that many people was a great feeling. This momentum will be huge for me going in to tomorrow.”

Potter holds a three-stroke lead over first-round leader Joseph Pagdin of (United Kingdom) Orlando, Florida. Pagdin carded a 4-under-par 68 to get to a tournament total of 12-under-par 129. Pagdin continued his bogey-free tournament as he put in four more birdies to bring his tournament total to 12.

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