Conley sizzles with 68 in SJGT event at Savannah Golf Club

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | June 10, 2024

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Richmond Hill's Ledger Conley continued his hot streak on June 10 in the first round of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour Savannah Golf Club Junior Classic being played this week at the Savannah Golf Club.

Conley, a rising junior at Richmond Hill High School, posted a score of 4-under 68 to lead all golfers in the field and take control of the Boys 16-19 age group. He holds a four-stroke lead over a group of players who carded scores of even par 72 that includes Savannah's Clayton Ruchalski, a member of the Class of 2024 at Benedictine Military School, and a five-stroke lead over a group who shot 1-over 73 that includes Savannah's Hamp Threlkeld, a rising junior at Benedictine.

In the Boys 14-15 age group, Savannah's Jack Weeks, a rising sophmore at Benedictine, carded a score of 1-over par 73 and is three strokes behind leader Grant Odom from Statesboro. Savannah's Kohki Maeda, an incoming freshman at Savannah Country Day, is five strokes behind Odom at a 3-over par 75, and Savannah's Charles Morris trails by six strokes after a 4-over par 76.

In the Boys 12-13 age group, Richmond Hill's Sahaj Patel went low with a score of 3-under par 69 to lead the age group by two strokes. In Girls 12-14, Savannah's Maya Lilja-Vazquez leads after a first-round score of 2-over par 74, and in the Girls' 15-19 age group, Guyton's Madi Saxton owns a four-stroke lead after posting 2-over 74 in the first round.


Go to SJGT Savannah Golf Club Junior Classic Leaderboard to view all scores from the first round and follow online scoring for the second round!

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