FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Zachary Wright of Phoenix shot a 3-under 69 Wednesday to take a five-stroke lead on the boys’ side of the Junior PGA championship.
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand leads the girls’ competition at 7 under after a second-round 68, putting her three strokes up on Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga.
Wright opened the 156-player tournament with a 66 – one stroke off the record on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course – and started fast in the second round.
He eagled the par-5 second hole, after his 6-iron shot from 200 yards came to rest inches from the hole. He also eagled the par-5 fifth hole with a putt from beyond 50 feet.
Daniel Chian of Covina, Calif., is in second after a 70.