In Sea Island, Ga., University of New Mexico junior golfers Gavin Green and Victor Perez completed their first round in the prestigious Jones Cup Invitational, an event that comprises 90 of the top amateurs in golf.
Green is tied for 37th after shooting a 4-over 76 at the Plantation Course of the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Friday. He is six strokes behind a trio of leaders – Central Florida’s Greg Eason, Auburn’s Michael Johnson and LSU’s Curtis Thompson. The three each shot a 2-under 70.
After struggling through the front nine, Green settled down and shot 1 under par for the last nine holes.
Perez is tied for 60th at 6-over 78. He scrambled most of the day, having parred just nine of the 18 holes in the first round.
The 54-hole event resumes Saturday with the second round and concludes Sunday.