THE WOODLANDS, TX (July 28, 2016) -- Heavy rain and
lightning halted play once again in the second round of
the 90th Texas State Junior Championship presented by
The first round, which was suspended due to
darkness at 8:20 PM on Wednesday, resumed at 8:00
AM on Thursday. Those players that finished their first
round Thursday morning then started their second
round right away. They were able to get in between 5-
11 holes before play was halted again at 11:50 AM.
Mansfield’s Peyton Coursey was able to finish his
opening round, posting a score of 5-under 67 at The
Woodlands Country Club’s Tournament Course. Coursey
made seven birdies in his first round, including four in a
row on holes No. 13-16.
Trailing Coursey by one stroke is Plano’s Parker
Coody, The Woodlands’ Shuai Ming Wong, Houston’s
William Moll, Mission’s Jun Min Lee and Richmond’s
Logan Pate. Coody and Wong finished runner-up and
third, respectively, in the Byron Nelson Junior
Championship last month.
Plano’s Pierceson Coody, who is the reigning Boys
15-18 Division Player of the Year, and Fort Worth’s
Zachery Cole sit three strokes back at 2-under 70 after
the completed first round. McKinney’s Jake Kuwitzky,
Austin’s Michael Anthony Rome and Boerne’s Jake
Stevenson are at 1-under 71.
The Legends Junior Tour Championship staff
shortened the championship to 36 holes once play was
suspended for the day. Play will resume at 8:00 AM on
Friday for players that started their second round on
Thursday. Tee times for the second wave of the second
round begin at 10:00 AM on Friday and continue until
This is the first time in more than 10 years that the
Texas State Junior Championship has been shortened
due to rain.
DAY ONE RECAP
round of the 90th Texas State Junior Championship
presented by Merrill Lynch saw two separate rain
delays, but Richmond’s Logan Pate and Houston’s
William Moll finished at 4-under 68. The first round was
suspended at 8:20 PM due to darkness and will continue
Thursday at 8:00 AM.
The 120-player field was split into two waves of 60
players. The morning wave teed off at 7:30 AM before
rain hit. Play was suspended at 9:30 AM due to heavy
rain and lightning in the area. Play resumed back at
12:20 PM and players were able to get in almost of hour
of play before the horns were blown at 1:30 PM again.
The lightning let up at 2:40 PM and players were let
back out on the course for the remainder of the day.
Moll , who teed off at 8:00 AM, started his day with
five birdies in his first 16 holes before making bogey on
the par-3 eighth hole. Pate, whose original tee time
was 12:30 PM, made six birdies on Wednesday,
including three of his last four holes. He shot 32 on the
back side at The Woodlands Country Club’s Tournament
Course. He tee off at 4:00 and was the last group to
finish, nearly four hours and 30 minutes later.
Parker Coody currently sits at 4-under, but the
Plano native is only through 16 holes in his opening
round. Coody was the runner-up in the Byron Nelson
Junior Championship last month. Shuai Ming Wong, who
finished behind Coody in the Byron Nelson, is tied with
the leaders through 16 holes also.
Zachery Cole of Fort Worth finished his first round
2-under, 70, while Jake Stevenson of Boerne, Jake
Kuwitzky of McKinney and Michael Anthony Rome of
Austin finished at 1-under 71.
Play will resume at 8:00 AM for those players that
did not finish their first round. Tee times for the second
round will be delayed one hour and 30 minutes and will
start at 9:00 AM off the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.
The Woodlands Country Club is hosting the Texas
State Junior Championship after the tournament spent
six years at Horseshoe Bay Resort and Country Club.
The Tournament Course is host to numerous
tournaments throughout the year, including the
Insperity Invitational on the Champions Tour.
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