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Weather Shortens Championship to 36 Holes
July 28th 2016 - The Woodlands—Heavy rain and lightning halted play once again in the second round of the 90th Texas State Junior Championship presented by Merrill Lynch.

The first round, which was suspended due to darkness at 8:20 PM on Wednesday, resumed at 8:00 AM on Thursday. Those players that finished their first round Thursday morning then started their second round right away. They were able to get in between 5-11 holes before play was halted again at 11:50 AM.

Mansfield’s Peyton Coursey was able to finish his opening round, posting a score of 5-under 67 at The Woodlands Country Club’s Tournament Course. Coursey made seven birdies in his first round, including four in a row on holes No. 13-16.

Trailing Coursey by one stroke is Plano’s Parker Coody, The Woodlands’ Shuai Ming Wong, Houston’s William Moll, Mission’s Jun Min Lee and Richmond’s Logan Pate. Coody and Wong finished runner-up and third, respectively, in the Byron Nelson Junior Championship last month.

Plano’s Pierceson Coody, who is the reigning Boys 15-18 Division Player of the Year, and Fort Worth’s Zachery Cole sit three strokes back at 2-under 70 after the completed first round. McKinney’s Jake Kuwitzky, Austin’s Michael Anthony Rome and Boerne’s Jake Stevenson are at 1-under 71.

The Legends Junior Tour Championship staff shortened the championship to 36 holes once play was suspended for the day. Play will resume at 8:00 AM on Friday for players that started their second round on Thursday. Tee times for the second wave of the second round begin at 10:00 AM on Friday and continue until 11:30 AM.

This is the first time in more than 10 years that the Texas State Junior Championship has been shortened due to rain. Past champions of this championship include Ben Crenshaw, Jeff Maggert, Scott Verplank, Clay Hodge, Stratton Nolen and Will Griffin.

For more information about the 90th Texas State Junior Championship, click here.

To see all the scores from the first round, click here
 
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