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Juan and Juan Jose Salcedo Lead After Round 2
Juan and Juan Jose Salcedo Lead after Round 2
Close Races in the Net Flights
Kingwood, TX – The team of Juan and Juan Jose Salcedo find themselves in a familiar spot after two rounds, atop the leader board in the Championship Flight. The Lake Course at the Clubs of Kingwood played more difficult during the second round of the Father-Son Championship, but many teams positioned themselves for a strong finish. The Salcedos will try to claim a second victory in this championship after numerous years of close finishes. The net flights battled extreme temperatures in the afternoon, but many teams remain in contention.
The Salcedos got off to a good start, as Juan Jose made three birdies in their first nine holes. They weren’t able to keep up that pace, as they could only get one birdie to drop after the turn. Their round of four under-par 68 was good enough for a one shot lead over fellow first round leaders Ken and Trent Redfern. The Redferns overcame two bogies in their round of 69 to keep pace heading into the final round. The Salcedos and Redferns pulled away from the field on day two, as the next closest team is five shots off the pace. Twenty teams made the cutoff for the Championship Flight at one under-par. The remaining teams will form the Presidents Flight for Sunday’s final round.
Craig and Scott Maurer jumped up the leader board in the Hogan Flight thanks to a ten under-par net round. The Maurer team’s rounds of net 68-62 give them a one shot lead heading into the final round. Douglas and Davis Northcutt find themselves in second place after rounds of net 65 and 66. In the Nelson Flight, the team of Randy Mattingley and Trey Rowe built a four stroke lead by following up their impressive first round net 59 with a second round of net 67. Mike and James LaRose will try to overcome that deficit in the final round after rounds of net 60 and 70 left them just off the pace.
Dennis and Mark Miller continue to lead in the Crenshaw Flight after posting the low round of the day with net 61 to go with their opening round of net 65. The Millers used a front nine of net 27 to increase their lead to five shots. Jacob and Skip Kaup face an uphill battle after rounds of net 66 and 65 leave them alone in second place. The team of Larry and James Caraway are tied with Jimmy and Ron Hill atop the Kite Flight. The Caraway team fired their second consecutive round of net 66, while the Hills jumped up the leader board with a second round of net 63. The two teams will likely battle it out on Sunday, as they are ten shots clear of the third place team.
The Championship Flight will play gross four-ball during the first two rounds. After two rounds, the top 20 teams and ties will play a combined score format for the final round to determine the overall champions. The remaining teams from the Championship Flight will form the Presidents Flight and play a third round of gross four-ball. All other flights (Hogan, Nelson, Crenshaw, and Kite) will play three rounds of net four-ball. All champions will be crowned based on their 54-hole total score.