Chris Kim leads Jimmy Anderson Boys' Invitational
First round leader Chris Kim <br>(CGA Photo)
First round leader Chris Kim
(CGA Photo)

JACKSONVILLE, NC (April 1, 2017) -- Chris Kim of Cary, N.C. took advantage of perfect playing conditions shooting a first round of four under par 68 to take the lead in the 9th Jimmy Anderson Boys' Invitational.

Kim, a high school sophomore at Green Hope High School, got off to great start making birdies on the first two holes at Jacksonville CC in Jacksonville, N.C. "All my shots were good and my putting was great," said Kim.

Kim also birdied the first two holes on his second nine and then closed with seven straight pars to finish off his round. Logan McNeely of Conover, N.C. sits just one shot back after his opening round of 69. 2015 NC Junior Champion Jack Massei of Cary, NC and 2016 N.C. Men's Amateur champion Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, N.C. are tied for third place two shots back after rounds of 70.

The final round begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees with the leaders going off at 10:06 a.m. off No. 1.

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ABOUT THE Jimmy Anderson Invitational

36-hole stroke play tournament open to boys ages 13- 18 who have a USGA Handicap Index of 15.0 or lower. Boys compete in one age division.

This annual junior tournament was started by the alumni of the Jacksonville Country Club junior golf program in 2009 to honor their longtime teacher and friend Mr. Jimmy Anderson. Jimmy Anderson was the head golf professional at Jacksonville Country Club for over 25 years. Each Saturday morning, he conducted a junior golf clinic to help spread the game of golf to the next generation. During his tenure at Jacksonville CC, he taught many juniors including Mallory Miller, the 1987 N.C. Junior Champion and numerous future collegiate and golf professionals. Not only did he teach the game of golf, but was always there with a helpful word of encouragement to any young golfer.

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