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Australia’s Min Woo Lee Takes the Lead at Junior Invitational

Tee Times Announced for Final Round

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2017) – Australia’s Min Woo Lee will take a one-shot lead into Saturday’s final round of the 2017 Junior Invitational. Lee shot a second-round 65 to finish at 8 under. Garrett Barber of Stewart, FL and Chile’s Joaquin Neimann are tied for second at 7 under.

The runner-up at the 2016 Junior Invitational, Lee became the first Australian to win the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in July 2016. To date in 2017, he was the runner-up in the Australian Men's Amateur, finished 3rd in Australia's Riversdale Cup and placed 5th in The Avondale Medal.

Rounding out the top finishers after Round Two of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club are:

T4John Axelsen (Denmark)-5
T4Davis Shore (Knoxville, TN)-5
T4Travis Vick (Houston, TX) -3
T6Matthew Wolff (Agoura Hills, CA)-3
T6Brandon Gillis (Nashua, NH)-3
T6Cameron John (Australia)-3
T6Adrien Pendaries (France)-3
T6Jacob Bergeron (Slidell, LA)-3
T6Karl Vilips (Australia)-3

View the full leaderboard at www.juniorinvitational.com, and follow scoring in real time on Saturday.

Tee times for the final round of the 2017 Junior Invitational on Saturday, April 22, are:

8:30 Edgar Catherine (France), Marcus Svensson (Sweden), Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen (Denmark)
8:40Thomas Mulligan (Ireland), Walker Lee (Houston, TX), Khavish Varadan (Malaysia)
8:50Ryan Gerard (Raleigh, NC), Falko Hanisch (Germany), Nicholas Lyerly (Salisbury, NC)
9:00Garrick Higgo (South Africa), Alejandro Aguilera (Spain), Patrick Welch (Providence, RI)
9:10Trey Winstead (Baton Rouge, LA), Ricky Castillo (Yorba Linda, CA), Kyle Vance (Audobon, PA)
9:20Brandon Mancheno (Jacksonville, FL), Justin Kim (Rome, GA), Jack Trent (Australia)
9:40Kaiwen Liu (China), Rayhan Thomas (India), Wocheng (Aden) Ye (China)
9:50Jeewon Park (South Korea), Matias Honkala (Finland), Mason Nome (Houston, TX)
10:00Fred Lee (Australia), Noah Norton (Chico, CA), Kristoffer Reitan (Norway)
10:10Kaito Onishi (Japan), Noah Goodwin (Corinth, TX), Max Schmitt (Germany)
10:20Trent Phillips (Inman, SC), Paul Chaplet (Costa Rica), Won Jun Lee (South Korea)
10:30Cole Hammer (Houston, TX), Wilson Furr (Jackson, MS), Eugene Hong (Orlando, FL)
10:50John Pak (Scotch Plains, NJ), Reese Ramsey (Austin, TX), Austin Eckroat (Edmond, OK)
11:00Sean Maruyama (Japan), Michael Sanders (Davidson, NC), Eddy Lai (San Jose, CA)
11:10Cameron John (Australia), Adrien Pendaries (France), Brandon Gillis (Nashua, NH)
11:20Matthew Wolff (Agoura Hills, CA), Jacob Bergeron (Slidell, LA), Karl Vilips (Australia)
11:30Travis Vick (Houston, TX), Davis Shore (Knoxville, TN), John Axelsen (Denmark)
11:40Joaquin Niemann (Chile), Garrett Barber (Stewart, FL), Min Woo Lee (Australia)

About the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club

Since 2011, the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club has been recognized as the most competitive junior golf event in the world. The game’s top 54 players are invited to participate in a professionally styled event, where they have the opportunity to meet sponsors and NCAA coaches, while playing one of the country’s most exciting courses. The generous support of tournament sponsors allows players to attend at no personal cost for travel or accommodations, and has raised nearly $1.5 million for the First Tee chapters in Aiken and Augusta. Tournament organizers look forward to supporting additional children's charities which now includes the Press On Fund. The 2017 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club will be held April 20 – 22. For more information, visit www.juniorinvitational.com.