AJGA CB&I: Ghim, Yuan pace field
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Feb. 16, 2014) – Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Carl Yuan of Lake Mary, Fla., pace the field at 6-under- par 138 moving into the final round of the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72, 7,311-yard Fazio Championship Course at The Club at Carlton Woods. The 72-player field features players from 20 states, Colombia, China, Bolivia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Zimbabwe. The field includes 12 of the top 25 boys in the Polo Golf Rankings and 32 Rolex Junior All-Americans.

Ghim and Yuan battled back-and-forth in the lead group after being tied for second after the first round, each posting 4-under-par 68s. The score was the low round of the day and was matched by Jonah Texeira of Porter Ranch, Calif., and Justin Suh of San Jose, Calif.

Ghim opened the day with birdies on the first three holes as well as No. 10 and hit a personal-best 18 greens during the round.

“I don’t think I’ve had many rounds like this,” said Ghim, a senior chasing his first CB&I Boys Championship victory in three attempts. “I’m standing on the No. 4 tee in the lead and that’s a great way to start.”

Yuan, playing in his first CB&I Boys Championship, was 3-under-par through six holes with birdies on Nos. 1, 4, 7, 10, 11 and 12. The 2015 grad’s birdie streak included putts no longer than four feet. Yuan said his game plan for the final round was to stay relaxed.

“I’m going to play normal golf,” Yuan said. “I will play my game and there’s no pressure for me. [A win] would be my first for an AJGA Invitational and I think that would be a high point in my golf career.”

First-round leader Aaron Terrazas of Mexico, and Andy Zhang of (China) Reunion, Fla., are tied for third at 3-under-par 141.

Terrazas, who shot 1-over-par 73, made four birdies during the round including one on No. 18. Zhang was 6-under-par through seven holes (Nos. 6-12) and shared the lead with Ghim. The 2016 grad drained a 60-foot putt from the front of the green for birdie to begin the hot streak on No. 6.

Sam Burns of Shreveport, La., moved up the leaderboard from No. 16 to fifth with a tournament-total 2-under-par 142 on the strength of seven birdies during the second round.

ABOUT THE Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

One of the AJGA series of tournaments that require an invitation to participate. Format is 54 holes of stroke play. For boys ages 12-18. Field size is 78. Must be AJGA member.

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