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      Boonsboro Country Club Hosting VSGA Juniors Golf

      From the VSGA:LYNCHBURG -- Defending champion Mark Lawrence Jr., 17, of Richmond and Fitz Woodrow IV, 16, of Charlottesville each shot 2-under-par 69 to lead the first day of stroke-play qualifying at the 24th Virginia State Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship being conducted at Boonsboro Country Club.Lawrence and Woodrow were the only competitors to post a subpar round on the opening day. Northern Virginian Ian Hildebrand, 17, of Purcellville signed for even-par 71, while seven other competitors returned scores of 1-over 72.Lawrence's day got progressively better compared to how it started. He missed breakfast and was basically playing on an empty stomach for much of the first nine. But he fueled up on the eighth hole and soon thereafter, his round gained momentum, logging three straight birdies at Nos. 9-11, all inside 3 feet. He added another from 20 inches at the last to equal the low round."I really struggled early on in the front nine because I was pretty hungry and wasn't hydrated," said Lawrence, a rising senior at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond. "After No. 8, I started hitting the ball where I needed to." Boonsboro requires exacting shot placement and Lawrence was in position for much of the final 10 holes."You have to put the ball in the right spots," Lawrence said of the classic layout. "If you miss in the wrong spot, you have no chance of getting it up and down. You have to be consistent."Lawrence knows a whole new event, of sorts, begins with the start of match play on Thursday, which follows Wednesday's second day of stroke play qualifying."The first two days, you focus on playing solid golfnot 'I'll be aggressive and shoot 65,' " said Lawrence, who owns a win at The Signature Invitational at The Federal Club and a second at the Kenridge Invitational this season. He is fifth among points leaders in the VSGA player rankings entering the championship. "You're just trying to make match play because it's a whole different type of golf."Woodrow is looking for a spot on the match play bracket for the first time in three starts in the event. He missed out in a playoff last year, but his first round performance all but assures his place in the round of 16. A rising junior at St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Woodrow accounted for three birdies and a bogey. He made two short putts at Nos. 5 and 6, was one under par through nine and dropped in a 20-footer at the par-3 13th hole for his final birdie of the day."I hit the ball pretty well and hit a bunch of greens," Woodrow said. "I had a lot of good looks for birdie, but honestly, it could've been lower. It was fun out there." Hildebrand, a quarterfinalist at last year's VSGA Junior Match Play, made a late birdie at No. 17, his third of the round, to offset a bogey and a double bogey. Following the first day of qualifying, the field was reduced to the low 75 competitors and ties with 77 players at 11-over 83 advancing to Wednesday's second round.After the second round of stroke play qualifying, the top 16 players will advance to the opening round of match play on Thursday, June 19. The quarterfinals will also take place on Thursday followed by the semifinals and scheduled 18-hole championship final on Friday, June 20. LYNCHBURG -- Results from the first round of stroke play qualifying at the 24th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship at Boonsboro Country Club (6,669 yards, par 35-3671) on Tuesday, June 17. Mark Lawrence Jr. (Richmond), 36-3369Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville), 34-3569Ian Hildebrand (Purcellville), 35-3671Connor Messick (Oak Hill), 36-3672Brandon Weaver (Purcellville), 36-3672Tom Crow (Virginia Beach), 35-3772Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg), 34-3872Michael Mead Jr. (Spotsylvania), 37-3572Zachary Luttrell (Pounding Mill), 38-3472Bryce Johnson (Oakton), 38-3472Teddy Hoffmann (Virginia Beach), 36-3773Adam Hade (Glen Allen), 39-3473Peter Gasperini (South Boston), 36-3874Logan Yates (Ruckersville), 38-3674Gavin Hanks (Pulaski), 35-3974Ian Buchanan (Charlottesville), 39-3574Zeke Shen (Forest), 38-3674Joshua Irby (Clover), 38-3674Jake Miles (Spotsylvania), 38-3775Ryan O'Sullivan (Leesburg), 38-3775Matthew Brittain (Ashburn), 36-3975Garret Swanger (Chesapeake), 36-3975Andrew Spiegler (Abingdon), 38-3775Larkin Gross (Center Cross), 37-3875Isaac Simmons (Huddleston), 37-3875York Beights (Afton), 37-3976Trey Moon (Lynchburg), 37-3976Owen Carter (Richmond), 40-3676Sean Kessler (Fincastle), 39-3776Ty Olinger (Blacksburg), 38-3977Parker Graham (Leesburg), 39-3877Will Clark (Virginia Beach), 41-3677Alston Newsom (Chesapeake), 39-3877Kurt Funkhouser (Potomac Falls), 39-3877Carter Morgan (Tappahannock), 38-3977Rob Witherspoon (Richmond), 37-4077Derrick Chocklett (Roanoke), 36-4177Luke Gregory (Midlothian), 39-3877Joey Jordan (Glen Allen), 37-4077Prescott Terrell (Lynchburg), 38-3977Blake Hearn (Virginia Beach), 36-4177Gray Wiley (Lynchburg), 39-3978Parker See (Verona), 40-3878Sam Comer (Roanoke), 41-3778Zachary Gehr (Manassas), 37-4178Brandon Locke (Ashburn), 42-3779Jack Sweeney (Glen Allen), 40-3979Trey Wren (Suffolk), 37-4279Brian Touna (Forest), 40-3979Colton Grow (Henrico), 40-3979Evan Mason (Keysville), 38-4179A.J. Stouffer (Charlottesville), 38-4179Hunter Tuck-Duncan (Christiansburg), 39-4079Roland Beights (Afton), 39-4180Jack Klimek (Round Hill), 39-4180Samuel Smith (Chesterfield), 41-3980Will Snyder (Clifton), 41-3980L.J. Kruszewski (Chesapeake), 41-3980Kyle Landis (Charlottesville), 42-3981Curtis Pattillo (Spotsylvania), 40-4181Ford Zehner (Moseley), 39-4281Matthew Stanley (Forest), 42-3981Patrick Standley (Henrico), 39-4281Cullen Bruce (Chesapeake), 41-4081William Comer Jr. (Suffolk), 38-4381Dylan Carr (Roanoke), 40-4181Wesley Smith (Martinsville), 42-4082Tyler Presley (Abingdon), 42-4082Drew Lagan (Roanoke), 40-4282Boyd Peete (Richmond), 40-4282Christopher Zhang (Blacksburg), 42-4082Patrick Baly (Midlothian), 42-4082Brandon Munford (Zuni), 42-4082Scott Gullquist Jr. (Richmond), 44-3983Coleman Andrews (Richmond), 42-4183Travis Broome (Virginia Beach), 39-4483Marcus Johnston (Dublin), 42-4183-DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF STROKE PLAY QUALIFYING-Keith Cooper (Suffolk), 43-4184Austin Fockler (Richmond), 43-4184Taylor Cunningham (North Chesterfield), 39-4584Scott Gardner (Salem), 42-4284Josiah Singleton (Brookneal), 40-4484David Qin (Glen Allen), 42-4284Ben Reid (Midlothian), 40-4484Zac Mullins (Wise), 41-4384T.J. Osborne (Virginia Beach), 42-4284Jacob Laughlin (Massanutten), 42-4385Garrison Conner (Salem), 38-4785Ben Ailsworth (Lynchburg), 41-4485Austin Chocklett (Roanoke), 42-4385Chandler Wilkins (Danville), 44-4185Hunter Shelton (Dry Fork), 43-4285David Romig III (Midlothian), 39-4786Danny Vitkovski (Richmond), 44-4286Jared Shifflett (Stanardsville), 39-4786Charles Grubbs (Farmville), 45-4287Manny Nelson (Midlothian), 45-4287John Hatcher Ferguson IV (Rocky Mount), 45-4287Alec Terrell (Lynchburg), 44-4589Landon Moore (Forest), 46-4591Michael Sweeney (Glen Allen), 49-4594Louis Jordan (Virginia Beach), 53-4598Raul Viza-Fernandez (Berryville), 46-55101Basil Boyd (Martinsville), WDRyan Pace (Keswick), WDRyan Muthiora (Zion Crossroads), WDLYNCHBURG -- Groupings and starting times for the second round of stroke play qualifying at the 24th VSGA Junior Match Play Championship at Boonsboro Country Club (6,669 yards, par 35-3671) on Wednesday, June 18.Wednesday (June 18), Hole No. 17:30 a.m. - Carter Morgan (Tappahannock); Derrick Chocklett (Roanoke); Sam Comer (Roanoke)7:39 a.m. - Luke Gregory (Midlothian); Parker Graham (Leesburg); Rob Witherspoon (Richmond)7:48 a.m. - Will Clark (Virginia Beach); Kurt Funkhouser (Potomac Falls); Prescott Terrell (Lynchburg)7:57 a.m. - Blake Hearn (Virginia Beach); Alston Newsom (Chesapeake); Ty Olinger (Blacksburg)8:06 a.m. - Owen Carter (Richmond); Sean Kessler (Fincastle); Joey Jordan (Glen Allen)8:15 a.m. - Ryan O'Sullivan (Leesburg); Trey Moon (Lynchburg); York Beights (Afton)8:24 a.m. - Isaac Simmons (Huddleston); Larkin Gross (Center Cross); Matthew Brittain (Ashburn)8:33 a.m. - Jake Miles (Spotsylvania); Andrew Spiegler (Abingdon); Garret Swanger (Chesapeake)8:42 a.m. - Logan Yates (Ruckersville); Gavin Hanks (Pulaski); Joshua Irby (Clover)8:51 a.m. - Ian Buchanan (Charlottesville); Peter Gasperini (South Boston); Zeke Shen (Forest)9 a.m. - Brandon Weaver (Purcellville); Teddy Hoffmann (Virginia Beach); Adam Hade (Glen Allen)9:09 a.m. - Tom Crow (Virginia Beach); Jimmie Massie (Lynchburg); Michael Mead Jr. (Spotsylvania)9:18 a.m. - Connor Messick (Oak Hill); Zachary Luttrell (Pounding Mill); Bryce Johnson (Oakton)9:27 a.m. - Fitz Woodrow IV (Charlottesville); Mark Lawrence Jr. (Richmond); Ian Hildebrand (Purcellville)Wednesday (June 18), Hole No. 97:30 a.m. - Gray Wiley (Lynchburg); Parker See (Verona); Zachary Gehr (Manassas)7:39 a.m. - Brian Touna (Forest); Colton Grow (Henrico); Trey Wren (Suffolk)7:48 a.m. - Brandon Locke (Ashburn); Hunter Duncan (Christiansburg); Evan Mason (Keysville)7:57 a.m. - Jack Sweeney (Glen Allen); A.J. Stouffer (Charlottesville); Will Snyder (Clifton)8:06 a.m. - Roland Beights (Afton); Jack Klimek (Round Hill); L.J. Kruszewski (Chesapeake)8:15 a.m. - Samuel Smith (Chesterfield); Matthew Stanley (Forest); Kyle Landis (Charlottesville)8:24 a.m. - Patrick Standley (Henrico); William Comer Jr. (Suffolk); Ford Zehner (Moseley)8:33 a.m. - Cullen Bruce (Chesapeake); Curtis Pattillo (Spotsylvania); Dylan Carr (Roanoke)8:42 a.m. - Tyler Presley (Abingdon); Brandon Munford (Zuni); Wesley Smith (Martinsville)8:51 a.m. - Drew Lagan (Roanoke); Boyd Peete (Richmond); Patrick Baly (Midlothian)9 a.m. - Christopher Zhang (Blacksburg); Travis Broome (Virginia Beach); Coleman Andrews (Richmond)9:09 a.m. - Scott Gullquist Jr. (Richmond); Marcus Johnston (Dublin)
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