ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida – (Oct. 14, 2011) –- Local high school senior A.J. Crouch leads the St. Augustine Amateur with 2-under-par 68 today. Crouch, 18, of The Bolles School shot 35-33 for a 68 to finish Friday’s play. Crouch had 4 birdies and an eagle to take a one stroke lead over Jim Liu.
Liu, 16, of Smithtown, NY shot 34-35 to finish with a 1-under-par 69. Liu, the 2010 USGA Junior Amateur Champion had 3 birdies in his round to match Crouch as the only two players in the field under par.
The talented field features 14 players trailing Crouch by no more than 4 strokes. Prem Samritpricha of Bradenton, Florida finds himself currently in 3rd place at an even par 70. Samritpricha came back from a double bogey on his 7th hole of the day with a 1-under-par 34 on the back to match his 1 over par 36 on the front.