Two local golfers survive cut at Georgia Junior Open

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

By Doug Gorman


Two local golfers survived the second-round cut at the Georgia Junior Open at Augusta Country Club, and now they play today in the third and final round of the tournament.

McDonough native Justin Connelly is still in contention with 18 holes left to play after shooting a one over par 71. That leaves Connelly, who is also one over par for the tournament, just three strokes back.

Greyson Sigg leads the Georgia Junior Championship after shooting a 68 on day one of the tournament and firing a 70 on Tuesday. Sigg is one of two golfers who enters the last day of the three-round event under par (-2 under).

Christopher Guglielmo is one stroke back at one-under par.

Connelly had bogeys on No. 1 and No. 2. He had a birdie on the par fifth hole, then played par golf the rest of the way.

Locust Grove's Michael Sutton also made the cut. Sutton enters the final day at 12-over par.

Haley Austin in contention at Georgia Girls Championship

Ola High School student Haley Austin enters the final day of the Georgia Girls Championship at the Piedmont Driving Club in a tie for sixth place.

The McDonough golfer is tied with Kayla Jones at 6-over par. Austin shot a pair of 75s on the first day of the tournament.

Austin will begin her third round today at 10:20. Austin had a birdie on the par 4 14 as part of Tuesday's second round.

With 18 holes left to play, Rachel Dai has a comfortable lead over the rest of the field. Dai is the only golfer under par. Dai shot a 71 on the first day and a 69 Tuesday to enter day three of the tournament a 4-under par.

So Lee is in second place at 2-over. Rinko and Michaela Owen are tied for third place at 3- over. Brittney Jones is all alone on the leader board at 5-over.