North & South Junior: 36-holes down, 18-holes remain on Wednesday
Cooper Sears is one off the pace heading into the final round <br>(Golfweek Photo)</br>
Cooper Sears is one off the pace heading into the final round
(Golfweek Photo)
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, NC (July 5, 2016) -- After two rounds of play at the Pinehurst Resort Stephen Carroll is 2-under and ahead by one in the North & South Junior Amateur Boy's Division. Carroll currently leads a trio of players at 1-under and tied for second place.

One day after shooting 4-under 68 on Pinehurst No. 8 Carroll carded a 2-over 72 on Pinehurst No. 2. During his Tuesday round the East Carolina commit rolled in three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey. The three birds came on holes 3, 5 and 9.

The group at 1-under includes Alberto Martinez, Cooper Sears and Mason Williams who shot the round of the day, a 3-under 67.

Williams, from Bridgeport, WV was the only player under-par on Tuesday as he tallied five birdies and two bogeys. His most impressive stretch of golf came on the back nine when he posted a bogey-free 4-under 31.

James McHugh and JonErik Alford are tied for fifth at even-par while Connor Creasy and Clay Feagler are 1-over and in a tie for seventh.

Wednesday's final round will return the Boy's Division to Pinehurst No. 8 with the final group set to tee off at 9:36 a.m.

With two rounds complete in the Girl's Division Lauren Beaudreau and Micheala Williams share the lead at 1-over.

On Monday, playing on Pinehurst No. 2, Beaudreau opened with a 4-over 76 before turning things around Tuesday with a 3-under 69 on Pinehurst No. 6. Beaudreau, from Lemont, IL tallied four birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey. However, the hands down highlight of the day came on the 413 yard par-5 15th when she walked away with a an eagle.

Williams followed up a Monday even-par 72 with a Tuesday 1-over 73. The Athens, AL resident was struggling though her first 14 holes of the day and was 3-over with only four holes remaining. Then like Beaudreau, Williams took advantage of the par-5 15th as she carded an eagle of her own.

Brooke Sansom, Kathryn Carson and Julia Johnson are tied for third at 3-over while another three players are 4-over and tied for sixth.

The final round of the Girl's Division will be played Wednesday on Pinehurst No. 6 and the final pairing will tee off at 9:36 a.m.


Four players share the first round lead in the Boy's Division of the North & South Junior Amateur at the Pinehurst Resort. Competing on Pinehurst No. 8 JonErik Alford, Stephen Carroll, Clay Feagler and Cooper Sears all shot opening round 4-under 68's.

The first place quartet will carry a two-stroke lead into Tuesday's second round when play will shift to Pinehurst No. 2. Six players presently share fifth at 2-under while another four are 1-under and tied for 11th, only three back.

In the Girl's Division Brooke Sansom is 3-under and leading the way after a 69 on Pinehurst No. 2. Kathryn Carson, the only other player under-par, is 2-under and in second place.

Three players are tied for third following opening even-par 72's.

On Tuesday the Girl's Division will make their way to Pinehurst No. 6 for the second round.

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