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Green Grabs the Creed Junior Boys' Lead

 

CAMDEN, S.C. (September 19, 2020) -- First round results of the 8th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational at Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C. on September 19, 2020. The field is competing at 6,372 yards, par 35-35--70. 

 

The CGA is conducting this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

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Max Green of Hilton Head, S.C. carded 3-under-par, 67 in the opening round to take a one shot lead over the rest of the pack. 

 

Green started with a birdie on No. 2 that was quickly pushed back by a bogey on No. 3. He said he had a “rough start”, sitting even-par through No. 10, however his momentum picked up after a birdie on No. 11. 

 

“I had it rolling on the back,” said Green. “I knew I was hitting it well coming down the stretch. After birdieing 11 and 14, No. 17 is a pretty simple hole, so I was feeling comfortable and confident.”

 

A birdie on No. 17 left Green 3-under-par with five birdies on the day, which he attributed to his strong putting. 

 

“I am feeling pretty good about tomorrow,” he said. “I am going to try to hit more greens and just keep that putter going.”

 

Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Nathan Franks of Roebuck, S.C. are tied for second after carding 2-under-par, 68’s in the first round. Both Griz and Franks played aggressive golf today and it paid off.

 

Griz had a similar fate to Green on the front nine, making the turn at even-par, 35 and that is when he started taking his aggressive approach.  

 

“I hit a few good shots on the front nine, but I was pretty frustrated honestly,” said Griz. “I was even through nine because I left a lot of opportunities out there. In a sense, I think that gave me a bit of an angry energy and I took that to my advantage to fire off three birdies on the back.”

 

After a bogey on No. 18, Griz finished at 2-under-par, 68, well within striking distance of the lead. 

 

Franks earned his position on the leaderboard after capitalizing on two out of the three par-5s with birdies Nos. 7 and 13. He made several great birdie putts today and also felt confident on the tee. 

 

“I was hitting my driver well, which always helps and then I made most of the putts within 15 feet,” said Franks. That combination set him up for four birdies throughout his round and he is hoping to stay consistent with those strengths tomorrow. 

 

Zach Adams of Charleston, S.C., Andrew Swanson of Bluffton, S.C. and Josh Buxbaum of Wake Forest, N.C. shot the only other rounds under-par, finishing 1-under-par, 69 today. 

 

The final round will begin tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. and starting times will continue until 1:20 p.m. 

 

8th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational

Camden Country Club, Camden, S.C.

First Round Results

 

Pos. Player City, State, Graduation To Par Total
1 Max Green Hilton Head, SC, 2021 -3 67
T2 Jonathan Griz Hilton Head Island, SC, 2022 -2 68
T2 Nathan Franks Roebuck, SC, 2021 -2 68
T4 Zach Adams Charleston, SC, 2022 -1 69
T4 Andrew Swanson Bluffton, SC, 2021 -1 69
T4 Josh Buxbaum Wake Forest, NC, 2021 -1 69
T7 Tyler DeChellis Clayton, NC, 2021 E 70
T7 Carter Busse Davidson, NC, 2021 E 70
T7 Cornell Beans Charlotte, NC, 2024 E 70
T10 Drew Van Dyke Charlotte, NC, 2022 +1 71
T10 Alan Van Asch Raleigh, NC, 2022 +1 71
T10 Owen Kose Holly Springs, NC, 2022 +1 71
T10 Aidan Browning Charlotte, NC, 2022 +1 71
T10 Timmy Gannon Charlotte, NC, 2021 +1 71
T10 Keenan Royalty Raleigh, NC, 2023 +1 71
T16 Kyle Haas Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +2 72
T16 Quinlan Polin Cary, NC, 2023 +2 72
T16 Barrett Josey Moore, SC, 2021 +2 72
T16 Robert Thompson Charlotte, NC, 2023 +2 72
T16 Langdon Aronson Raleigh, NC, 2021 +2 72
T21 Luke Walmet Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +3 73
T21 Will Tharin Rocky Mount, NC, 2023 +3 73
T21 Tyler Jones Jacksonville, NC, 2023 +3 73
T21 Branden Boyce Spring Lake, NC, 2022 +3 73
T21 Collin Adams Charlotte, NC, 2021 +3 73
T21 Bradley Davis, Jr. Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +3 73
T21 Walker Felton Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +3 73
T28 Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC, 2021 +4 74
T28 Benjamin Bailey Huntersville, NC, 2022 +4 74
T28 Spencer Turtz Charlotte, NC, 2022 +4 74
T28 Jerry Bruns Beaufort, SC, 2023 +4 74
T28 Oliver Rotermund Charleston, SC, 2021 +4 74
T28 Luke Sullivan Columbia, SC, 2022 +4 74
T28 Steven Shea Charlotte, NC, 2023 +4 74
T28 Daniel Brasington Woodruff, SC, 2021 +4 74
T28 Mason Tucker Lancaster, SC, 2021 +4 74
T28 Nicholas Smith Pickens, SC, 2022 +4 74
T28 Griffin Tarver Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +4 74
T28 Cole Rouse Kernersville, NC, 2024 +4 74
T28 Wills Kelly Camden, SC, 2021 +4 74
T28 Will Conway Weddington, NC, 2021 +4 74
T42 Braeden Barnett Galivants Ferry, SC, 2021 +5 75
T42 Daniel Adkins Holly Springs, NC, 2021 +5 75
T42 Tip Price Greenville, SC, 2025 +5 75
T42 Ayush Bodhale Huntersville, NC, 2021 +5 75
T42 Daniel Boone Fuquay Varina, NC, 2023 +5 75
T42 Calvin Hawkins Lexington, NC, 2023 +5 75
T42 Pake June Florence, SC, 2022 +5 75
T42 Colin Salema Matthews, NC, 2024 +5 75
T42 Caden Baker Mebane, NC, 2021 +5 75
T42 Andrew Gallagher Grimesland, NC, 2021 +5 75
T42 Rowan Sullivan Charleston, SC, 2023 +5 75
T42 Preston Howe Winston-Salem, NC, 2025 +5 75
T42 William Grasty Charlotte, NC, 2022 +5 75
T55 Jace Butcher Wake Forest, NC, 2023 +6 76
T55 Kareem Elkassem Raleigh, NC, 2023 +6 76
T55 Adam Hunt Columbia, SC, 2023 +6 76
T55 Parker Shimp Charlotte, NC, 2021 +6 76
T55 Jennings Glenn Raleigh, NC, 2021 +6 76
T55 David Oliver Pageland, SC, 2024 +6 76
T55 Dallas Johnson Mount Pleasant, SC, 2024 +6 76
T55 Waymon Thomas Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +6 76
T55 Burch Harrison Columbia, SC, 2022 +6 76
T55 Will Guthrie Charlotte, NC, 2025 +6 76
T55 Jeremy Edmunds Charlotte, NC, 2022 +6 76
T55 James Reames Camden, SC, 2024 +6 76
T55 Hunter Justice Cornelius, NC, 2024 +6 76
T55 Parker Cumbea Fuquay Varina, NC, 2021 +6 76
T55 Jack Wieler Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +6 76
T55 Nick Rubino Charlotte, NC, 2021 +6 76
T55 Daniel Jones Greensboro, NC, 2021 +6 76
T55 Luke Ward Arden, NC, 2021 +6 76
T73 Matthew Hutto Blythewood, SC, 2021 +7 77
T73 Logan Lutz Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +7 77
T73 Pearse Lucas Charlotte, NC, 2021 +7 77
T73 Ian Podziewski Waxhaw, NC, 2022 +7 77
T73 Sean Finan Winston-Salem, NC, 2022 +7 77
T73 Josh Lendach Raleigh, NC, 2021 +7 77
T73 Hudson Schulze Charlotte, NC, 2025 +7 77
T73 Matthew Messenger Raleigh, NC, 2021 +7 77
T73 Jones Saylor Bluffton, SC, 2023 +7 77
T82 Simon Wright Lancaster, SC, 2021 +8 78
T82 Alex Stephens Daniel Island, SC, 2021 +8 78
T82 Trey Crenshaw Lancaster, SC, 2021 +8 78
T82 Michael La Sasso Raleigh, NC, 2022 +8 78
T82 Coleman Ferguson Columbia, SC, 2024 +8 78
T82 Ryan Jahr Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 2022 +8 78
T82 Ryan McCarthy Cary, NC, 2022 +8 78
T82 Bizzell Pate Pinehurst, NC, 2024 +8 78
T82 Landon Merrell Salisbury, NC, 2024 +8 78
T82 Ryan Dunn Waxhaw, NC, 2023 +8 78
T82 Andrew Graham Asheville, NC, 2021 +8 78
T82 Evan Mendyk Summerfield, NC, 2021 +8 78
T82 Bryce Wittmer Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +8 78
T95 Mavrick Mullinax Lexington, SC, 2021 +9 79
T95 Miles Eubanks Warrenville, SC, 2023 +9 79
T95 Lukas Pokrzywinski Charlotte, NC, 2021 +9 79
T95 Andrew Gregory Inman, SC, 2023 +9 79
T95 Luke Guthrie Charlotte, NC, 2023 +9 79
T95 Wylie Nash Camden, SC, 2022 +9 79
T95 Sam Wilson Davidson, NC, 2021 +9 79
T95 Will Harrington Summerfield, NC, 2021 +9 79
T103 Hayden Mincey Mount Pleasant, SC, 2022 +10 80
T103 Ashton Eubanks Lexington, SC, 2023 +10 80
T103 Davis Oldenburg Asheville, NC, 2022 +10 80
T103 Landon Cooper Conway, SC, 2022 +10 80
T103 Nick Goellner Apex, NC, 2023 +10 80
T103 Keegan Brown Tega Cay, SC, 2021 +10 80
T109 Jay Lowder Greenville, SC, 2022 +11 81
T109 Grant Paolucci Blythewood, SC, 2024 +11 81
T109 Robert Gefaell Winston-Salem, NC, 2023 +11 81
T109 Peter Nusbaum Pittsboro, NC, 2022 +11 81
T113 Jay Wilkins Simpsonville, SC, 2022 +12 82
T113 Christian Conway Raleigh, NC, 2022 +12 82
T113 Chase Harris Pilot Mountain, NC, 2022 +12 82
T113 Connor Brown Cherryville, NC, 2021 +12 82
117 Ryan Curran Charlotte, NC, 2024 +13 83
T118 Tristen McKay Florence, SC, 2023 +14 84
T118 Evan Younghans Camden, SC, 2021 +14 84
T118 William Melvin Charlotte, NC, 2022 +14 84
T121 Max Rotermund Charleston, SC, 2023 +15 85
T121 Justin Jenkins Matthews, NC, 2022 +15 85
T121 Josh Newman Charlotte, NC, 2021 +15 85
T121 Guy Buffum Columbia, SC, 2021 +15 85
T125 Michael Switzer Charlotte, NC, 2025 +16 86
T125 Aidan Harrington Raleigh, NC, 2021 +16 86
T125 Luca Seccareccio Mount Pleasant, SC, 2023 +16 86
T125 Will Fowler Salisbury, NC, 2021 +16 86
T129 Alex Gould Greensboro, NC, 2022 +17 87
T129 Anderson Badgett Pilot Mountain, NC, 2023 +17 87
T129 Ethan Wooten High Point, NC, 2023 +17 87
T129 Drew Neal Camden, SC, 2021 +17 87
133 Samanyu Bedi Charlotte, NC, 2023 +18 88
T134 Aedan Barnes Charlotte, NC, 2023 +23 93
T134 Will Esmacher Greer, SC, 2021 +23 93


 

Schedule of rounds:

 

Sunday, September 20: Final Round

8:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Morning wave starting times off of #1 and #10

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Afternoon wave starting times off of #1 and #10


 

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