Moving Day at the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions
Shipley continues to stay atop the Leaderboard at Grand Cypress, while Hsieh puts up Red Numbers and continues her Lead
Orlando, FL: The International Junior Golf Tour resumed play for the second round of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions on Sunday morning at Grand Cypress. While the starting time was adjusted due to potential severe weather from the surging tropical storm, it was a select group of players storming in their own way up the leaderboard as this was the unofficial moving day of the flagship event.
Neal Shipley continued to stay consistent and now sits alone atop the leaderboard after the initial 36-holes with a round two score of 71 (1-under par). Shipley began his weekend with another under-par score of 68 on Saturday.
Shipley, a native of Pittsburgh, PA hopes to take home the top prize come Monday but a number of players are still in the hunt and within striking distance entering the final round at Grand Cypress.
Kaleb Palm is now in sole possession of second-place after a round two score of 74 on Sunday. The local product that calls Orlando, FL home shot an opening round of 68 on Saturday and will be part of the lead group come Monday morning.
Clawing back into contention during the second-round was Dongjin Park of Seoul, South Korea, after having the overall low for the second-round in the Boys 15-19 Division. Park put together a round of 70 (2-under par) on Sunday morning and will look to go low again on Monday, looking to complete his Spring season in winning fashion.
The Girls Division Player of the Year was once again the star-of-the-show on Sunday, as Ying-Ting Hsieh posted a low-round of 69 (3-under par) Sunday at Grand Cypress. The two-time player of the year from Huantan Township, Taiwan put together an opening round of 75 on Monday, and will look to go for another big win on this Memorial Day.
Behind Hsieh and continuing her impressive weekend is Jessica Meyers of Wexford, PA. Meyers has been steady all weekend long with scores of 76 and 73, and will look to make another surge up the leaderboard come Monday morning’s final round. In third-place is Tianyi Zhuang of Windermere, FL. Zhuang had an excellent second-round as well with a score of 73 to pair with her opening round score of 78.
For the Boys 14-Under Division, many players are within reach of first-place leader Koshiro Yagisawa. The resident of Tokyo, Japan has played well all weekend with scores of 76 and 84 entering Monday’s final round. The players following closely behind Yagisawa are Zoravar Singh Star and Sumaer Dhalla. Singh Star, of Punjab, India only trails by 5-shots after scores of 83 and 82. Dhalla of Princeton, NJ, holds position in third-place with scores of 85 an 82.
Final Round coverage begins bright and early on Memorial Day with an 8 a.m. Shotgun start at Grand Cypress.
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