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The Elite Invitational: Drew Miller, Yeji Kwon lead after Round One
03 Nov 2023
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

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Yeji Kwon (Golf Canada Photo)
Yeji Kwon (Golf Canada Photo)

Drew Miller of East Lansing, Mich., leads the Boys Championship at The Elite Invitational by one shot after a first-round 4-under 68 at Tradition Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Miller started 1-over through his first three holes, but after a birdie on No. 4, Miller made five birdies and one bogey moving forward. Miller shot a 31 on the back nine, making five birdies. He birdies Holes No. 10, 11, 14, 16, and 17 coming into the clubhouse.

Blades Brown of Nashville, Tenn., Caden Lester of Bastrop, La., and Isaiah Ibit of Ontario, Calif., are all T2 at 3-under.

Brown has been one of the best juniors in the world this summer, winning the AJGA Invitational and was the low amateur at the U.S. Amateur, the youngest ever to earn that title.

In the Girls Championship, Yeji Kwon of Canada shot 4-under 68 as well and leads the field by three shots.

Kwon recorded six birdies and two bogeys. She started 3-under on the front nine, and even though she bogeyed Holes No. 11, and 12, she bounced back with birdies on No. 13, 15, and 18.

Five golfers are trailing Kwon as the field moves into round two.

Indiana, Wisconsin, TCU, Oklahoma, Purdue, and many other collegiate coaches were in attendance watching the field.

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