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Lecroy shoots 82 at Torrey

[corner-ad id=2]Donoho ninth-grader improves 5 shots over opening round in Junior Worlds; local tournament notices

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

SAN DIEGO – If Jacob Lecroy could avoid the big number and find an answer for No. 1, he’d be a whole lot happier with his score in the IMG Academy Junior World Championship.

Lecroy posted a better score (82) in Wednesday’s second round at Torrey Pines than the day before, but it included two triple-bogey 7s, including one on No. 1 for the second day in a row. He stands at 169 for 36 holes with a cut coming after Thursday’s play.

“My biggest thing is I have to avoid the big number,” the Donoho ninth-grader said. “I played better today. I got up and down aside of those two holes. I think it’s the best I played all week beside those two holes.”

Lecroy, one of the five youngest players in the field, shot 41 on each side. He made his 7s at No. 15 – after his only birdie of the round on 14 – and No. 1 with a four-putt from four feet on putts that just didn’t break.

“It was my short game on both of them,” he said. “My short game was good today. I just messed up two times.”

If he doesn’t make the cut Thursday, Lecroy and his family will have some extra free time before the Veritas World Junior next week just outside Los Angeles. But he plans to make a run at it.

“I’ve still got to play well to impress the coaches,” he said. “There are a lot of coaches out there. That’s a big reason I want to play good.”

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS: A limited number of spots remain for the Over-The-Hill-Gang Golf Tournament July 24 at Pine Hill CC. Entry fee for the three-player scramble is $60 per player (includes 2 mulligans). Cash prizes are awarded in three places in three flights.

Proceeds benefit the needs of the White Plains community, including senior scholarships and WPHS athletics. The event typically raises between $8,000 and $10,000.

Entries will be accepted up to the start of the tournament. For more information call Jeff Barnwell (310-4000) or Donnie Ford (499-0207).

Players who came to the fifth tee at Cider Ridge during last weekend’s Sunny King Charity Classic were introduced to the annual AUSA Outing, Sept. 18, at Anniston CC. Playing ($75) and sponsorship ($225-$500) opportunities are available for the event supports active and non-active U.S. Army personnel and their families.

For more information contact David Sanders (235-9728, 453-4133 or david.sanders@baesystems.com)

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