Thomas Morrison Maintains Lead at 48th Southern Junior Championship


Tommy Morrison, Round Two Leader of the 48th Southern Junior Championship

JOHNSON, AR (August 13, 2020) - Second round results of the 48th Southern Junior Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Blessings Golf Club in Johnson, AR on Thursday, August 13, 2020 (7063 yards, par 36—36—72, 75.8/152). Championship Links: Round 2 Scores | Round 3 Starting Times | Course Statistics | Photo Gallery Overnight leader, Thomas Morrison of Dallas, Texas, holds a one-stroke lead through 36-holes at the 48th Southern Junior Championship by posting a second round three-under 69. His conservative and relaxed strategy held his position atop the leaderboard. Overall, Morrison stands at eight-under 136 heading into the final round. “The biggest thing for me, today, was staying in the present, and that seemed to get me through the day pretty well,” Morrison said. One-shot back is Harris Barth of Atlanta, Georgia by carding a four-under 68. To begin the day, Barth was two-back of the lead coming into the second round. Barth stands seven-under 137 going into the final round. “I have a good game plan for the course,” Barth said. “I played up near the top of the leaderboard all day. I hope that if I could do that today, I can do that tomorrow.” Carter Loflin of Duluth, Georgia, fired the low round of the championship thus far with a six-under 66 to climb into contention with Morrison and Barth. Loflin capitalized on strong shots throughout his round carding nine birdies to find himself within striking distance at five-under 139. “In every part of my bag, today, I was doing well,” Loflin said. “The double on nine kind of hurt a little bit, because I was hoping that if I could make a birdie or par, I’d shoot 29 on the front. Everything overall flowed well today, and I feel pretty good heading into tomorrow.” The field of 120 players was cut to the low 48 players and ties after 36 holes. The cut line fell at 151 (+7) with 52 players advancing to the final round. The final round begins on Friday at 7:15 a.m. off the #1 tee at Blessings Golf Club. Round 2 Notes:

  • Field average score: 75.41

  • 8 eagles and 360 birdies posted in round two

  • 24 players broke par in round two versus only 3 in round one

  • Six players are under par through 36-holes

  • Easiest Hole: #2 - 545-yard par 5 (4.66)

  • Hardest Hole: #7 - 467-yard par 4 (4.47)

For more information about the Southern Junior Championship, including hole-by-hole scoring, please visit https://www.southerngolf.org/southern-junior. This championship is conducted by the Southern Golf Association. About the Southern Golf Association (SGA) The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15-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 storied Southern Amateur Championship and presents an international award, the “Amateur of the Month Presented by Global Golf Post”, to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.

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Media Contact: Audrey Ferguson SGA Communications 205-803-6524 audrey@southerngolf.org

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