Shim leads Georgia Junior by nine strokes
ALBANY, GA (June 19, 2012) -- Andy Shim of Duluth added to his lead at the Georgia Junior Championship by posting a 3-under-par 69 in round two, giving him a 9-under-par 135 (66-69) total heading into the final day at Doublegate Country Club. He is seven strokes ahead of the closest competitor, as defending champion Greyson Sigg of Augusta fired a 3-under-par 69 of his own to make a charge up the leaderboard. Sigg sits at 2-under-par 142 (73-69) after 36 holes and will join Shim in the final group, set to go off at 9:50 a.m. Emmanuel Kountakis of Martinez (1-under-par 143; 71-72) rounds out the final grouping on Wednesday at Doublegate Country Club.

Seventy players made the 36-hole cut at the Georgia Junior Championship at 11-over-par 155 or better. Only three of the 70 players are under par after 36 holes, and five are even-par or better.

Shot of the day goes to Jim Beatty of Stephens as he recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3, 191-yard second hole with a 4-iron. Beatty made the cut and finished round two at 8-over-par 152 (78-74).

The top eight finishers will earn a spot on the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match team later this summer. The winner of the Georgia Junior Championship also receives an exemption into the 2012 Georgia Amateur Championship, which takes place at Ansley Golf Club-Settindown Creek in Roswell, July 12-15.

ABOUT THE Georgia Junior

Open to male amateur golfers between the ages of 14 and 18; a competitor must be at least 14 years old as of the first day of the competition and not be 19 as of the last day of the competition.

Field: 144 players with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes

Format: 54 holes of stroke play; field cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes; players must walk and carry their own clubs.

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