PLANO, Texas (April 14, 2012) -- Ryan Burgess of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., sits atop of the leaderboard with a two-round total of 145 at the Under Armour ® / Hunter Mahan Championship. Summar Roachell of Conway, Ark., was the best in the Girls Division for Saturday's 36 holes, firing a two-round score of 148.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-71 Gleneagles Country Club. The event features 48 boys and 23 girls, ages 12-18, from 13 states and four countries. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,837 yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 5,971 yards.
Burgess, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to Southern Methodist University in nearby Dallas, shot the only round under par in the Boys Division on Saturday with a second round of 1-under-par 70 to give him a one-shot lead.
On the day, Burgess made four birdies and his second round ended with 15 consecutive holes of bogey-free golf. He will be seeking his first career AJGA victory on Sunday.
Hayden Wood of Edmond, Okla., who was tied for the lead after 18 holes with an even-par 71, is alone in second place at 147. Grant Bennett of Prosper, Texas, and Zachary Coats of Springdale, Ark., are tied for third place at 149. Rounding out the top five at 150 is Dillon Van Essen of Austin, Texas.
Roachell led the Girls Division after both the first and second rounds with scores of even-par 71 and 77.
“I'm glad that I've put myself in a good position to win because I haven't won an AJGA event before,” said Roachell, a 2011 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American. “I didn't play all that well in the afternoon so hopefully I'll play well tomorrow.”
Maddie Szeryk of Allen, Texas, and Robynn Ree of Redondo Beach, Calif., are tied for second place, a shot back of Roachell at 149.
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