June 13, 2018 09:42 PM
Youth was served on the first day of the 2018 Monroe Invitational Championship.
Jake Carter has one-shot lead after firing an opening round four under par 66 at Monroe Golf Club on Wednesday. Carter, a sophomore at Florida State, carded eight birdies and two bogies on the par 70 championship layout. Ryan Gerard, a freshman at North Carolina, is in second place after a 67.
Gerard’s college coach at UNC is Rochester native Andrew DiBitetto.
Pittsford native Will Thomson, still in high school, is in third after shooting two under 68. Thomson, who grew up playing at Monroe, now lives in Florida and is committed to play for the University of Texas golf team.
Five players; Ben Reichert, Bryce Hendrix, Michael Perras, Patrick Welch and Zach Healy are tied for fourth at one under par 69.
Welch, who just completed his high school baseball season, plays cross handed.
Second round play begins Thursday morning at 7:30 at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford.
For a complete leaderboard click here.
Thursday 6/14: 7:30 A.M second round (play ending around 2:00 pm)
Friday 6/15: 7:30 A.M third round (play ending around 2:00 pm)
Saturday 6/16: 7:30 A.M final round (championship ceremony around 2:00 pm)
Monroe Pro shop: 585-586-3608
JP Kircher, Tournament Director: 585-613-6824 (cell)
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