Grillo leads Terra Cotta Invitational

NAPLES, Fla. (April 9, 2011) -- Emiliano Grillo, an 18 year-old from Argentina, shot a sparkling 67 in perfect weather Saturday to take the 2nd round lead of the prestigious Terra Cotta Invitational at 9-under 135.

One shot back, after a 3-under 69, is 32 year-old Nick Gilliam, former professional and winner of the 2001 NCAA Division I Individual National Championship while a member of the Florida Gators. Close on their heels are Patrick Reed, from Augusta, GA (a member of the reigning NCAA Div I National Champion Augusta State Jaguars) and Patrick Rodgers from Avon, Indiana (an AJGA star who will be attending Stanford in the fall).

ABOUT THE Terra Cotta Invitational

Former match play event was changed in 2006 to a 54-hole stroke play event. A national- level invitational with a Local Qualifier also held before the event. Interested players can submit a request for invitation via the website.

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