Curtis Thompson leads at Jones Cup
SEA ISLAND, Georgia (Feb, 3, 2012) – After the opening round of the 8th playing of the Jones Cup Invitational, the leader in the clubhouse is Curtis Thompson from Coral Springs, Fla. Thompson, a 19 year old freshman who plays for LSU, shot a 2-under-par 70 and sits one ahead of Manav Shah of Bakersfield, Calif. a sophomore at the UCLA.
Thompson, last year’s Dixie Amateur champion, carded 6 birdies and three bogeys in his round at the Reese Jones designed Ocean Forest Golf Club.
Sitting alone in third is Justin Thomas of Goshen, KY at even par 72. There is a three way tie at 73 between Michael Hebert of Orlando, FL, Ben Taylor or Leatherhead, England and Cory Whitsett of Houston, TX.
Play continues tomorrow with the second round of the 54-hole championship.
ABOUT THE Jones Cup
The Jones Cup was born from a deep commitment to
amateur golf by the A.W. Jones family, who founded
the Cloister and Sea Island Golf Club in 1928. The
Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA
championships. The Jones Cup is yet another
of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf.
This 54-hole individual stroke-play event,
in 2001, is played at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The
Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the
Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999
Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001
Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of
finest amateurs from the United States and abroad
this three-day competition.
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