Gnam Starts With Style and Takes Lead at Southern Junior Championship


Jack Gnam of Ridgeland, Miss. Holds 36-Hole Lead

CHOUDRANT, La. – Round two results of the 46th Southern Junior Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 (7074 yards, par 36-36—72, 75.3/146).

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The 46th Southern Junior Championship continued today at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. Players competed in hot and humid conditions however were fortunate enough to escape nearby stormy weather.

Due to severe weather on Wednesday, round one of the Southern Junior Championship was resumed at 7:30a.m. with eighteen players remaining to finish their round. Upon completion, Charlie Flynn of Shreveport, La, led the 147 player field with a five-under par 67. One shot back were Kye Meeks of Walnut, Miss. and Jones Free of Marion Junction, Ala.

With a second-round score of five-under 67, Jack Gnam of Ridgeland, Miss. is leading by two shots going into the final round at 138 (-6). Gnam’s round included four birdies and a hole out eagle on his first hole of the day.

Two shots back at 140 (-4) in solo second is Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux, La. Arcement fired a three-under 69 in today’s round which included back-to-back birdies on his final two holes.

First round leader Charlie Flynn of Shreveport, La. posted a two-over 74 in the second round, falling in a tie for third at 141 (-3).

Defending champion Ethan Hagood of Birmingham, Ala. posted a second round score of 80 making the cut right on the number at 152 (+8).

The field of 147 players was cut to the low 66 players and ties. The cut line fell at 152 (+8) with 67 players advancing to Friday’s final round. State Team competition was also completed following round two. The lowest four cumulative scores from a U.S. state is the winner. Louisiana is this year’s champion with a team score of 570. Team members include: Nicolas Arcement of Thibodaux (140); Charlie Flynn of Shreveport (141); Jake Marler of Shreveport (143) and Joey Kirkland of West Monroe (146). State Team winners will receive trophies at the championship awards ceremony immediately following completion of play on Friday.

Round 2 Notes: • 12 players are under par through 36 holes with field average score of 77.2 • 67 (-5) was the low round of the day carded by Jack Gnam • 280 birdies and 5 eagles posted in round two • Easiest hole: No. 2, 528 yard par 5, 4.88 scoring average • Hardest Hole: No. 7, 464 yard par 4, 4.64 scoring average • Louisiana won the State Team competition with a score of 570

Visit www.southerngolf.org for live scoring and photographs from the second round.

This championship is conducted by the Southern Golf Association.

Round 2 Results Place Competitor Score 1 Jack Gnam, Ridgeland, Miss. 71-67--138 (-6) 2 Nicholas Arcement, Thibodaux, La. 71-69--140 (-4) T3 Charlie Flynn, Shreveport, La. 67-74--141 (-3) T3 Brandon Cho, Suwanee, Ga. 69-72--141 (-3) T5 Matthew Riedel, Houston, Texas 69-73--142 (-2) T5 Jones Free, Marion Junction, Ala. 68-74--142 (-2) T5 Gavin Noble, Ringgold, Ga. 70-72--142 (-2) T5 Nicholas Dunlap, Birmingham, Ala. 71-71--142 (-2) T9 Cole Sherwood, Austin, Texas 72-71--143 (-1) T9 Reynolds Lambert, Birmingham, Ala. 73-70--143 (-1) T9 Takafumi Shimoji, Suwanee, Ga. 72-71--143 (-1) T9 Jake Marler, Shreveport, La. 70-73--143 (-1) 13 Ryan Goldfarb, Palm Beach, Fla. 73-71--144 (Even) T14 Johnny Bai, China, Fla. 73-72--145 (+1) T14 Hunter Battles, Tuscumbia, Ala. 71-74--145 (+1) T14 J. P. Cave, Mobile, Ala. 73-72--145 (+1) T14 Brooks Li, Irvine, Calif. 70-75--145 (+1) T18 Jimmy Meyers, Wexford, Pa. 76-70--146 (+2) T18 Nathan Petronzio, Bee Cave, Texas 75-71--146 (+2) T18 Lake Juban, Hallsville, Texas 73-73--146 (+2) T18 Tianyu Wu., Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 73-73--146 (+2) T18 Joey Kirkland, West Monroe, La. 76-70--146 (+2) T23 Will Stakel, Peachtree Corners, Ga. 71-76--147 (+3) T23 Randall Fojtasek, Jr., Dallas, Texas 75-72--147 (+3) T23 Matthew Garside, Vadnais Heights, Minn. 73-74--147 (+3) T23 Chance Queen, Alexandria, La. 75-72--147 (+3) T27 Simms Abney, Madison, Miss. 76-72--148 (+4) T27 Carson Whitton, Newnan, Ga. 74-74--148 (+4) T27 Matt Weber, Scott, La. 72-76--148 (+4) T27 Grayson Gilbert, Monroe, La. 75-73--148 (+4) T27 Sam Nicholson, Atlantic Beach, Fla. 75-73--148 (+4) T27 Myles Jones, Suwanee, Ga. 73-75--148 (+4) T27 Samuel Kim, Frisco, Texas 72-76--148 (+4) T34 Grant Drogosch, Windermere, Fla. 74-75--149 (+5) T34 Mac Scott, Birmingham, Ala. 72-77--149 (+5) T34 Evans Gross, Birmingham, Ala. 74-75--149 (+5) T34 Landon Carner, Birmingham, Ala. 75-74--149 (+5) T34 Rondarius Walters, Grand Prairie, Texas 73-76--149 (+5) T34 Kye Meeks, Walnut, Miss. 68-81--149 (+5) T40 Johnny Tucker, Jacksonville, Fla. 75-75--150 (+6) T40 Matt Stuart, Birmingham, Ala. 70-80--150 (+6) T40 Damin Strydom, Kingwood, Texas 78-72--150 (+6) T40 Jordan Sarhaddi, Land O'Lakes, Fla. 78-72--150 (+6) T40 Jackson Cross, Sugar Hill, Ga. 75-75--150 (+6) T40 Bennett Cotten, Winnetka, Ill. 76-74--150 (+6) T46 William Parker, Locust Valley, N.Y. 77-74--151 (+7) T46 Lindsey Cordell, Rome, Ga. 73-78--151 (+7) T46 Ryan Eshleman, Vestavia Hills, Ala. 76-75--151 (+7) T46 Jacob Lecroy, Anniston, Ala. 77-74--151 (+7) T46 Trevor Brunson, Lowell, Ark. 77-74--151 (+7) T46 Thomas Morrison, Pinehurst, N.C. 77-74--151 (+7) T46 T. Payne Johnson, Shreveport, La. 76-75--151 (+7) T46 Mason Roberts, Lubbock, Texas 77-74--151 (+7) T46 Julian Maxwell, Nashville, Tenn. 76-75--151 (+7) T46 Rustyn Goolsby, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 76-75--151 (+7) T46 Mikey Joseph Landry, LapPlace, La. 77-74--151 (+7) T46 Ben Brogdon, Little Rock, Ark. 75-76--151 (+7) T46 Johnathan Ellis, Baton Rouge, La. 74-77--151 (+7) T59 Ford Goldasich, Birmingham, Ala. 79-73--152 (+8) T59 Will Jacobe, Houston, Texas 76-76--152 (+8) T59 Joshua Braverman, Naples, Fla. 80-72--152 (+8) T59 Ethan Hagood, Birmingham, Ala. 72-80--152 (+8) T59 Britton Khalaf, Metairie, La. 76-76--152 (+8) T59 Jack McDonald, Dunwoody, Ga. 75-77--152 (+8) T59 King Grisanti, Germantown, Tenn. 72-80--152 (+8) T59 Brian Li, Warren, N.J. 73-79--152 (+8) T59 Shayler Dance, Dallas, Texas 76-76--152 (+8) Faled to Qualify for Final Round T68 Phil Jones, Alpharetta, Ga. 70-83--153 (+9) T68 Dax Weed, Dothan, Ala. 77-76--153 (+9) T68 Jacques Cutrer, Covington, La. 75-78--153 (+9) T68 Andrew Zobal, Flower Mound, Texas 76-77--153 (+9) T72 Brendan Reilly, Mobile, Ala. 80-74--154 (+10) T72 Landon Wockenfuss, Alabaster, Ala. 76-78--154 (+10) T72 Pieter DeGroot, Potomac, Md. 80-74--154 (+10) T72 Brian Boles, Lubbock, Texas 77-77--154 (+10) T72 Rohan Reddy Aerrabolu, Plano, Texas 75-79--154 (+10) T72 Slade McCraw, Birmimgham, Ala. 75-79--154 (+10) T78 Deven Ramachandran, San Rafael, Calif. 79-76--155 (+11) T78 Ken Goforth, Birmingham, Ala. 79-76--155 (+11) T78 Connor Newton, Auburn, Ala. 75-80--155 (+11) T78 Harrison Davis, Fort Payne, Ala. 77-78--155 (+11) T78 Neal Shipley, Pittsburgh, Pa. 77-78--155 (+11) T78 Genki Sadato, Lithia, Fla. 78-77--155 (+11) T78 Cristian Del vecchio, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 81-74--155 (+11) T78 Zachary Fineberg, North Palm Beach, Fla. 78-77--155 (+11) T78 Ethan Ray, Collierville, Tenn. 77-78--155 (+11) T78 Ethan Miller, Round Rock, Texas 80-75--155 (+11) T78 David Brenner Rogers, Needham, Mass. 82-73--155 (+11) T89 Matthew Feste, Marietta, Ga. 78-78--156 (+12) T89 Cameron Spehar, Hartselle, Ala. 81-75--156 (+12) T89 Jacob Calamaro, Duluth, Ga. 78-78--156 (+12) T89 Christopher McDonald, The Woodlands, Texas 79-77--156 (+12) T89 Javier Vazquez, Bogota, Col 78-78--156 (+12) T89 Yezhao Ma, Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 81-75--156 (+12) T95 Forrest Park, Irving, Texas 81-76--157 (+13) T95 Owen Malcolm, Atlanta, Ga. 81-76--157 (+13) T95 Brian Jennings II, Dallas, Texas 82-75--157 (+13) T95 Sam Maze, Vestavia, Ala. 78-79--157 (+13) T95 Jack Pevny, Aspen, Colo. 81-76--157 (+13) T95 Andrew Hughes, Dawsonville, Ga. 80-77--157 (+13) T95 J C Wigglesworth, McKinney, Texas 81-76--157 (+13) T95 Mason Dropkin, Dallas, Texas 83-74--157 (+13) T103 Brice Warden, Fairhope, Ala. 79-79--158 (+14) T103 Jackson Buchanan, Dacula, Ga. 78-80--158 (+14) T105 Garrison Guthrie, Auburn, Ala. 82-77--159 (+15) T105 Isiah Henderson, San Antonio, Texas 79-80--159 (+15) T107 Harrison Williams, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 83-77--160 (+16) T107 Mason Mayfield, Fayetteville, Ga. 80-80--160 (+16) T107 Louie Perotti, Wildwood, Mo. 81-79--160 (+16) T107 Jack Watson, Dallas, Texas 84-76--160 (+16) T107 Rodrigo Rodas, Guatemala City, Guat 79-81--160 (+16) T112 Grayson Glorioso, Metairie, La. 83-78--161 (+17) T112 Tanner Guthrie, Auburn, Ala. 79-82--161 (+17) T112 Trey Morse, New Orleans, La. 80-81--161 (+17) T115 Edward Lee, Canton, Miss. 81-81--162 (+18) T115 Felix Ronderos, Mobile, Ala. 83-79--162 (+18) T115 Burke Arthur, Dallas, Texas 82-80--162 (+18) T115 Blake Benson, Austin, Texas 79-83--162 (+18) T119 Dylan Ford, Homewood, Ala. 79-84--163 (+19) T119 Matt Brown, Birmingham, Ala. 80-83--163 (+19) T119 Patrick Blaum, Covington, La. 83-80--163 (+19) T119 John Stollenwerck Jr, Dallas, Texas 76-87--163 (+19) T119 Gage Burnham, Homer, La. 77-86--163 (+19) T124 Dax Wilson, Mansfield, Texas 83-81--164 (+20) T124 Gabe Brooks, Helena, Ala. 82-82--164 (+20) T124 Matt Wilkinson, Ridgeland, Miss. 83-81--164 (+20) T124 Karan Patel, Alexandria, La. 84-80--164 (+20) T124 Harrison Hughston, Anniston , Ala. 84-80--164 (+20) 129 Siddarth Kalisetty, Flower Mound, Texas 81-84--165 (+21) T130 Chance Mulligan, Dallas, Texas 80-86--166 (+22) T130 Hank Payne, Belton, Texas 82-84--166 (+22) T132 Jack Lawlor, Austin, Texas 88-80--168 (+24) T132 Tyler Kenyon, Flower Mound, Texas 82-86--168 (+24) 134 Christian Wentzel, San Clemente, Calif. 83-86--169 (+25) 135 Spence Davis, Madison, Miss. 82-89--171 (+27) T136 Aidan Willcoxon, Lubbock, Texas 89-83--172 (+28) T136 Price Bryan, Jackson, Miss. 82-90--172 (+28) 138 Taylor Bentley, Monroe, La. 89-84--173 (+29) 139 Zach Bollinger, Alexandria, La. 84-90--174 (+30) 140 Reeves Pullin, Choudrant, La. 90-87--177 (+33) 141 Tj Armstead, Alabaster, Ala. 87-91--178 (+34) 142 Joey Perotti, Wildwood, Mo. 90-97--187 (+43) T143 Brendan Winters, Spanish Fort, Ala. 87-WD--WD (WD) T143 Dominic Scaletta, Inverness, Ill. 79-WD--WD (WD)

About the Southern Golf Association: The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 14 state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur.

The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month”, to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.

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