GREENSBORO, N.C. - Motin Yeung of Orlando, Fla., finished the first round of the FJ Invitational on top of the 84-player field after shooting 4-under-par 66, while three players stand in second after shooting rounds of 69.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the FJ Invitational is a 72-hole stroke play competition played on the par-70, 6,909-yard Cardinal Golf & Country Club.
The 84-player field features boys from 21 states and 9 foreign countries. For the fifth consecutive year, the winner of the FJ Invitational will receive a sponsor's exemption into the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship in August.
Yeung had a consistent round today, shooting 33 on both the front and back nine. The 18-year-old Hong Kong native finished the day with five birdies.
"I was able to keep the ball in the fairway all day; I didn't hit it into the water or out of bounds," Yeung said. "I made some putts and only made one bogey so that took me to 4-under today."
A two-time Rolex Junior All American, Yeung, who played for the victorious East Wyndham Cup team last year, will begin his collegiate career in the fall at Duke University.
"A win at the FJ Invitational would build my mind for playing under pressure," Yeung said.
Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., Michael Pisciotta of Alpharetta, Ga., and Sam Burns of Shreveport, La. are in second at 1-under-par 69.
Tae Wan Lee of Orlando, Fla., Matthew NeSmith of North Augusta, S.C., Jake Shuman of Needham, Mass., Jin Zhang of Beijing, China, and Henry Do of Ypsilanti, Mich., are in fifth at even-par 70.
Second-round tee times will run from 7-11:30 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Cardinal Golf & Country Club.
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