Houston, TX. – Zach Kingsland of Austin, Texas, pulled ahead during the second round of the inaugural Jack Burke Jr. Invitational, taking the solo lead heading into the final round. The Texas native shot even-par 71, keeping his tournament total to 6-under-par 136.
Kingsland started on hole No. 10 and birdied two of his first three holes, Nos. 10 and 12 to start his round. He later birdied No. 16 and closed out his round with a birdie on No. 9. Kingsland looks to secure his first AJGA career victory.
Jackson Koivun of San Jose, California, and Boyd Owens of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are tied for second at 5-under-par 137. Koivun recorded four birdies on the day, while Owens had five.
Aaron Pounds of The Woodlands, Texas, sits in solo fourth at 4-under-par 138. Currently No. 143 in the Rolex AJGA rankings, the Texan recorded four birdies on the day, including Nos. 13 and 18, both of which he also birdied in the first round.
Treed Huang of Katy, Texas, and Keaton Vo of Austin, Texas, shot 3-under-par 139 putting them T5. Huang recorded five birdies on the day, three of which were consecutive on hole Nos. 8, 9 and 10. Vo had four birdies on the day.
Final-round tee times will run from 8:35 - 10:25 a.m. off No. 1 and from 8:30 - 10:20 a.m. off of No. 10 at Champions Golf Club Cypress Creek on Friday, August 6.
History of Champions Golf Club
When Jack Burke and the late Jimmy Demaret opened Champions Golf Club in 1957, they dedicated themselves to keeping an active amateur golf program in the Houston area.
Four years later, they conceived the Champions Cup Invitational, four rounds of two-man, best ball stroke competition to be played by the country's outstanding amateur golfers. Participation would be by invitation and only to golfers with three handicaps or lower. Both members of the team must be over twenty-five (25) years of age and must also be from accredited USGA golf clubs.
Champions is a club solely devoted to golf, with an unusual number of low handicappers among its membership. The club has 400+ members with single digit handicaps and 150+ of those are five or below.
Since opening in 1957, Champions has been proud to host many national events.
1967: Ryder Cup
1969: U.S. Open
1966,1967,1968,1970,1971: Champions International
1990: Nabisco Championship
1993: U.S. Amateur
1998, 2017: U.S. Women's Mid Amateur
1997,1999,2001,2003: PGA Tour Championship
2020: U.S. Women's Open Championship