Pevarnik and Matneja co-leaders in Boys Division at Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay presented by Golf Performance Center. Muhlbauer leads Girls Division after first round.
First Round Results
AJGA Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club May 2-3
RISING SUN, Md. — Brady Pevarnik of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and Milan Matneja of Fairfax, Virginia, are tied for the lead in the Boys Division after shooting a 1-over-par 72 at the Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay presented by Golf Performance Center. In the Girls Division, Lauren Muhlbauer of Newtown, Pennsylvania, leads after shooting a 7-over-par 78 at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun.
Pevarnik and Matneja went neck-and-neck throughout most of the day, both carding three birdies on the back nine. Pevarnik’s putting was crucial to his co-leader position after the first round.
“The back nine I was able to make a couple of birdies. Once I started making putts on the back, my game turned around,” Pevarnik said. “I bogeyed No. 18 after hitting it in the water. Tomorrow I plan on aiming left off that tee, and just going out there to play my game.”
Ryan Lee of Norwood, New Jersey, and Leo Oyo of (Japan) Lake Mary, Florida, are tied for second at 2-over-par 73. Zachary Barbin of Elkton, Maryland, and Bruce Shober of Appomattox, Virginia, are tied for 5th at 3-over-par 74.
In the Girls Division, Muhlbauer’s consistent play helped her card eleven pars to finish the first-round with a one-stroke lead.
“My drives were key today. I made quite a few putts that really helped me keep some pars,” Muhlbauer said of her first-round at an AJGA event. “Tomorrow, I’m just going to do what I did today. I need to keep my swing at a steady pace and maintain a positive mindset.”
Lauren Freyvogel of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, holds second place at 8-over-par 79. Carolyn Wang of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is in third at 9-over-par 80.
Final-round tee times will run from 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM off the No. 1 tee at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun. For more information, please contact Tournament Headquarters (828)-399-0341.
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