Playing for the first time in the Junior Invitational young Meath golfer Thomas Mulligan is currently three over after his first round at the par 72 Sage Valley course just a few hours ago.
The joint-leaders are on five under and the second round continues tomorrow.
Mulligan went into the competition with a 2016 record that included a second place finish in the Irish Boys Amateur Open Championship and Top 10 wins at the Irish Amateur Close Championship and the Peter McEvoy Trophy.
Thomas was a 2015 member of the British & Irish Jacques Leglise boys team.
He is coached by Black Bush professional Shane O''Grady and will take up a golf scholarship in the USA later this year.
JUNIOR INVITATIONAL THURSDAY - SATURDAY
The Junior Invitational welcomes the very best junior golfers from around the world to Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, South Carolina.
Each year, at the end of a week of celebration and three days of intense competition, one of the players will earn the prestigious championship title.
ABOUT SAGE VALLEY
Sage Valley Golf Club is a private national membership golf club located just outside Augusta, Georgia.
The course and clubhouse are surrounded by several thousand acres of preserved southern pine forest providing a setting of serenity and tranquelness found in visions of life in the south.
Tom Fazio and his team of exceptional course designers and planners guided the design and construction of the course and grounds in 2001.