Son, Barbaree lead Junior PGA Championship

Ponca City Now - August 4, 2015 9:46 am

BRYAN, Texas (AP) – Yujeong Son matched the women’s course record with a 7-under 64 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Junior PGA Championship, and U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree topped the boys’ leaderboard at 66.

The 14-year-old Son, from Norman, Oklahoma, had eight birdies and a bogey to tie the Miramont Country Club women’s record set in the event last year by Ellen Takada.

Fai Khamborn of Cincinnati was second after a 67.

The 17-year-old Barbaree, from Shreveport, Louisiana, rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 9 and 10 with birdies on Nos. 12-14. Austin Eckroat of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Jack Snyder of Phoenix were a stroke back.

 

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