During the second round of the 51st Southern Junior Championship, which was held at Baton Rouge Country Club, Tyler Watts shot a score of 7 under par 65 to build up a dominating five-stroke lead over his nearest opponent. The first round of the tournament was postponed due to inclement weather.
Watts, who hails from Huntsville, Alabama, now has a score of 7 under 137. A future student at Georgia Tech, Kale Fontenot of Lafayette scored an even-par 72 and was in second place with a score of 142, two strokes better than par.
At a score of 143, one stroke under par, Cohen Trolio of West Point, Mississippi and Noah Kent of Naples, Florida were tied for third place. In the second round of competition, Trolio posted a 70, while Kent shot a 73.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Walter Anderson, of Baton Rouge, made a hole-in-one on the 14th hole, which is a par-3 and measures 195 yards.
After being delayed for two hours due to lightning from 11:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m., play was finally called off at 8:15 p.m. because it was too dark to see the field.
There were still ten players in the field of 156 who needed to conclude their second round, and they will continue play at seven in the morning on Friday. As soon as the second round is over, the players in the tournament will have their scores compared, and those with the lowest scores and any ties will advance to the third and final round of competition.