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Jack Burke Jr. Invitational

Smith leads after 36 holes at #JackBurkeJr

Coming down to the end of the round, Smith eagles final hole to secure the lead
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Houston, Texas- Camden Smith of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. went bogey-free to lead the second round of the Jack Burke Jr. Invitational.

The 2023 graduate shot 5-under-par 66 in the second round to take the lead at 6-under-par 136.

The second annual Jack Burke Jr. returned to the notable Champions Golf Club. The 72-player field consisting of boys ages 12-19 features 42 college commits, 28 players ranked in the top-100 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings, and 47 AJGA champions.

The field is comprised of four different countries, 21 different states and currently has 16 boys at even-par or better following the second round.

Smith started the first eight holes, off of ten, at even par with a birdie on the last hole of his front nine, starting the round off strong at 1-under-par 34. Smith added two more birdies on the back along with an eagle on the last hole to shoot even par 32. The No. 30 ranked player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings finished the day at 5-under-par 66 to grab the lead.

I knew my game was in a good spot but I didn't know how good it really was...I started off a little rough but after the first couple of holes it just clicked
Camden Smith
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Connor Williams of Escondido, California is one stroke behind first at 5-under-par 137.

Williams came into the day at shooting even par after the first round. The Arizona State commit followed that up by shooting 5-under-par 35 on the front nine with birdies on No. 5 and No. 9. The No. 88 ranked player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings finished strong with birdies on Nos. 10, 13, 14 and 18 to finish the day at 5-under-par 66.

Williams is seeking his first invitational win.

The 2nd Jack Burke Jr. Invitational continues tomorrow with tee times from 8:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. off the Champions Golf Club's No. 1 tee.

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