Georgia Junior Championship!

THE GEORGIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUED ITS RUN AT THE LANDINGS TUESDAY.  140 OF THE TOP JUNIOR PLAYERS IN THE STATE ARE TAKING PART IN THE 3-DAY TOURNAMENT.  ON THE PALMETTO COURSE AT THE PLANTATION CLUB... MATT NAGY OF BUENA VISTA WENT OUT EARLY AND POSTED A 72... AND IS EVEN PAR FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

EVEN FOUNTAIN OF GLENNVILLE WITH A GREAT APPROACH TO 18... HIS 9th HOLE OF THE DAY... AND HE WOULD PUT UP A STEADY 76... HE'S TIED FOR 13th PLACE AT 5 OVER PAR AND COULD MAKE A RUN AT THE TITLE IN WEDNESDAY'S FINAL ROUND.

THE OPENING ROUND CO-LEADER... BRENDAN GILLINS OF SAVANNAH HAD A PAIR OF DOUBLE BOGIES EARLY... BUT STARTED TO GET IT BACK WITH A BIRDIE PUTT AT THE PAR-3 FIFTH HOLE.  ON NUMBER 6... GILLINS ROLLS IN A 40-FOOTER FOR BIRDIE THAT HE SAID BROKE 6-FEET AND HE WAS JUST LUCKY TO MAKE... BUT DESPITE NOT PLAYING AS WELL TODAY HE'S STILL IN POSTION TO TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE.  Gillins said, "I didn't hit them as well today. I hit a couple of bad shots that cost me dearly on the back side. I played the front side pretty well. I think I have a good chance of maybe going home with the trophy. It just all depends on tomorrow's round. I'm looking forward to it and hopefully playing another good round and getting rid of this old round, it's a bad round."

GILLINS IS 2 SHOTS IN BACK OF NAGY.  JAMES WHITE OF ACWORTH MOVED INTO CONTENTION WITH A 67... WHILE RUSSELL HENLEY AND SAM BRAVER ARE 4 SHOTS OFF THE PACE.  SEVERAL OTHER AREA PLAYERS WILL BE PLAYING TOMORROW... LED BY EVAN FOUNTAIN OF GLENNVILLE AT 7-OVER... TIED FOR 11th.  ALSO MAKING THE CUT ARE BLAKE DEGENHART OF SAVANAH AND BLAINE BUNCH FROM RINCON... MYLES FELTMAN FROM JESUP... AND CHARLES PENNINGTON OF SAVANNAH AND STATESBORO'S CHARLES STANDRIDGE.