Gray, Khamborn Grab Early Leads at the Sea Pines Junior Heritage
Tyler Gray battles the cold
HILTON HEAD, SC (February 4, 2017) -- Tyler Gray
(Lugoff, SC) lead a contingent of only four players to
shoot under-par during the opening round of the 2017
Sea Pines Junior Heritage at the newly renovated
Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love, III. His 4-under-par 68
was an outstanding round in the chilly and blustery
Fai Khamborn (Bluffton, SC) raced to the front of
the Girls’ field as she carded a 2-over-par round of 74.
Khamborn holds a three shot advantage heading into
the final round on the famed Harbour Town Golf Links
on Sunday, while Gray sits on a one shot cushion.
Gray made his round rather exciting throughout the
day. His front nine included four birdies, three bogeys
and only two pars, while the second nine included an
eagle, double-bogey and three birdies to post his
tournament low of 68.
“It was an overall good round. Didn’t make any bad
mistakes, didn’t do anything wrong,” Gray commented.
Michael Sanders (Davidson, NC) matched Gray on
the second nine posting a 3-under 33 and but coming
up one stroke short heading into the final round.
The other two players under-par include Shiso Go
(Bluffton, SC), who led after day one in the 2016 Sea
Pines Junior Heritage, and Joseph Pagdin (Orlando, FL)
who both sit two shots off the lead at 2-under 70.
Khamborn fired three birdies on the day but five
bogeys during her round, carding an opening round 2-
Reflecting on her round, Khamborn noted, “it was
pretty cold, I just told myself ‘play your game’ shot by
Numerous players are on the heels of Khamborn,
only three shots back at five over 77 including Baylee
Evans (Lancaster), Tracy Lee (Howey-in-the-Hills, FL),
Claire Hodges (Sorrento, FL) and Kathleen Sumner
(Daniel Island, SC).
The final round will be hosted by Harbour Town Golf
ABOUT THE Sea Pines Junior Heritage
36 hole stroke play tournament for junior boys and
girls. Entries are open to amateur golfers, who: (a)
not reach their 19th birthday on or before the start
the tournament and (b) are currently enrolled
grades 8-12 during the current academic school year
(c) otherwise accepted by the selection committee.
There are varous exemptions to gain entry into the
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