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Sam Horsfield is making his third appearance this year at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Sam Horsfield is making his third appearance this year at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

Sam Horsfield and Brad Dalke know a thing or two about contending in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

Horsfield tied for second a year ago in his second Junior Invitational start while Dalke has two top-16 finishes in two previous starts.

Friday, the three-time participants will play in the last group alongside leader and first-timer Theo Humphrey. Horsfield and Dalke are tied for second at 2 under, one shot back of Humphrey at 3 under. The trio will tee off at 11:50 a.m. Eastern.

Here are the tee times and pairings for Friday's second round of ...

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Julie Williams
Brad Dalke fired a 2-under 70 on Thursday during the first round of the 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Brad Dalke fired a 2-under 70 on Thursday during the first round of the 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – For Oklahoma boy Brad Dalke, Sage Valley Golf Club is feeling about as close to home as anywhere in the Deep South could.

Dalke now has logged seven competitive rounds here in three years. The Junior Invitational gets a perennial star on his calendar for its depth of field and general extravagance. In terms of good omens, his opening 2-under 70 on Thursday included three birdies (one, at No. 12, from a chip-in), a near eagle at No. 15 and only one bogey. It’s his best round since a second-round 67 two years ago, and left ...

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Cassie Stein
Kyle Sterbinsky finished with a 1-over 73 during Thursday's first round of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Kyle Sterbinsky finished with a 1-over 73 during Thursday's first round of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. –– Kyle Sterbinsky played alongside two top-10 players in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings during Thursday's first round at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

Grouped with Brad Dalke and Sam Burns, Sterbinsky, a Wake Forest commit, said it felt like he was part of the featured pairing on Day 1.

“It was good, both good players and good guys,” Sterbinsky said. “Everyone had a good vibe going.”

After making the turn at 1 over, the 5-foot-10, Peddie School (Hightstown, N.J.) junior made birdies on Nos. 10, 13, 15 and 16 to get to 2 under ...

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Brentley Romine
Scottie Scheffler hits a drive on the par-4 18th hole during the first round of the 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C.
Scottie Scheffler hits a drive on the par-4 18th hole during the first round of the 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – Scottie Scheffler and Andy Zhang each held at least a share of the lead at one point Thursday at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

But one bad hole by Scheffler and a poor closing stretch by Zhang cost both a chance to have their name atop the leaderboard after the first round.

Scheffler, the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, jumped out front early thanks to birdies at Nos. 4, 6 and 9. But a triple-bogey at the par-4 13th – he was left off the tee and four-putted on the green – dropped him out ...

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April 24, 2014 | 8:02 a.m.

LIVE SCORES: Junior Invitational, Round 1

Follow the Round 1 leaderboard from the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
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Brentley Romine

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. –– It was a phone call he didn't expect, but one he's glad he answered.

Keenan Huskey of Greenville, S.C., got the call Sunday telling him he was invited to play in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club. He got the spot after George Cunningham withdrew with a wrist injury.

"I'm just fortunate to be here," said Huskey, who is signed to play college golf at South Carolina in the fall.

The decision to accept the invitation was a no-brainer for Huskey, who had heard about the tournament but had never been ...

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Julie Williams
Fifty-four of the world's top juniors made their way up to the sage Tuesday night at the Junior Invitational Opening Ceremony where Gary Player was the guest speaker.
Fifty-four of the world's top juniors made their way up to the sage Tuesday night at the Junior Invitational Opening Ceremony where Gary Player was the guest speaker.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – By the time Gary Player danced his way up to the front of the Sage Valley Gun Club’s al fresco banquet room on Tuesday evening, he was nearly out of breath. But Player, 78, was not to be stopped.

Player’s welcome message at the opening banquet for the Junior Invitational was both riveting and energetic. He did it after making a Mic Jagger-like entrance complete with high kicks and dance steps with wife Vivienne as a quick South African beat played in the background. During a week when junior golfers are made to feel like ...

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Golfweek Staff
Sam Horsfield is making his third appearance this year at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Sam Horsfield is making his third appearance this year at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

The fourth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley begins Thursday. Of the 54 players in the field, there are 35 Americans and 19 internationals.

Golfweek staffers Lance Ringler, Brentley Romine, Cassie Stein and Julie Williams take a closer look at the field and make predictions for the 2014 tournament:

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Lance Ringler

FAVORITE: Jorge Garcia. He tied for 10th at the 2013 Junior Invitational and is no stranger to winning big events. Garcia, a 2015 graduate who has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Florida, won the 2013 AJGA Thunderbird Invitational. Garcia, a native of Venezuela, also won ...

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Cassie Stein
Zachary Bauchou is playing in his second Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Zachary Bauchou is playing in his second Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – In three years of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club, only rookies have come away victorious.

Past champions Zachary Olsen (2012) and Carson Young (2013) each won in their first attempt, joining inaugural winner Nicholas Reach (2011) as first-time winners at the South Carolina golf course.

This year's 54-player field includes 34 rookies.

Second-year participant Zachary Bauchou doesn't think newcomers have any real advantage. He believes the fourth player to win the tournament this year will have executed his plan to the fullest.

“Whether a player is coming out here for the fourth ...

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Brentley Romine
Jorge Garcia is one of three players from the Class of 2015 currently committed to play college golf at the University of Florida.
Jorge Garcia is one of three players from the Class of 2015 currently committed to play college golf at the University of Florida.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – Buddy Alexander's announcement Tuesday that he would retire as Florida men's head coach at the end of the season surprised much of the college golf world, including the three commits from the Gators' 2015 recruiting class and a 2014 signee.

But on Wednesday at Sage Valley Golf Club, two of the commits – Sam Horsfield of Davenport, Fla., and Jorge Garcia of Miami – said they don't have plans to withdraw their commitments. The third commit, Kristian Caparros of Hollywood, Fla., and 2014 signee Alejandro Tosti of Argentina are also playing in the Junior Invitational this ...

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Cassie Stein
The 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley will take place on April 24-26.
The 2014 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley will take place on April 24-26.

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – As many of best players in the world did two weeks ago at Augusta National for the Masters, many of the top junior players from around the world will play about 15 miles away.

The fourth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley is set to begin play on Thursday with nine of the 10 top in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings in the field in South Carolina.

Preview: Another deep field takes aim at Junior Invitational

Some notables tee times for the first round are 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur champion Scottie Scheffler, who will tee off ...

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Julie Williams

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – As spring approached, Corey Shaun was glued to Golfweek’s junior rankings. Shaun, of Encinitas, Calif., teetered on the edge of an invitation to the Junior Invitational. All the 17-year-old knew was that by the time the azaleas bloomed at Sage Valley Golf Club, he wanted to be secure in that field.

Shaun, who this spring moved safely up the rankings to secure his invitation, had hoped for a spot in this event for the past two years. The Junior Invitational, relatively young in golf history, has drawn the strongest field according to Golfweek’s rankings since ...

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April 21, 2014 | 4:11 p.m.

Player of the week: K.K. Limbhasut

Golfweek Staff

K.K. Limbhasut of Loma Linda, Calif., birdied his final hole to win the AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic April 18-20 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The Thailand native shot rounds of 69-66-70 to finish at 8-under 205, one shot better than Gordon Neale and two shots ahead of third-place Daniel Wetterich.

Brentley Romine
Forsyth Country Day School of Lewisville, N.C., won its second straight Palmetto High School Championship title March 19, while senior Ben Schlottman (third from left) took medalist honors for a second straight year.
Forsyth Country Day School of Lewisville, N.C., won its second straight Palmetto High School Championship title March 19, while senior Ben Schlottman (third from left) took medalist honors for a second straight year.

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – Eric Mitchell, a senior at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, N.C., is signed to play college golf at Princeton in the fall. So, it's a bit puzzling that the future Ivy Leaguer has been struggling with the mental part of his golf game.

"The past few rounds I played, I probably felt more lost than I ever had on the golf course," said Mitchell, who shot 82 in the qualifying round of the Palmetto High School Championship on Thursday before carding an 86 in Friday's first round.

"I've been struggling a ...

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Brentley Romine
Ben Schlottman, a senior at Forsyth Country Day School and an Auburn signee
Ben Schlottman, a senior at Forsyth Country Day School and an Auburn signee

OCEAN ISLAND BEACH, N.C. –– Ben Schlottman has grown quite fond of the Palmetto High School Championship, and for good reason.

The Forsyth (N.C.) Country Day School senior is making his fourth appearance in the tournament this year. He tied for 12th as a freshman, finished T-22 as a sophomore, won team and individual titles as a junior, and now he has the first-round lead after a 7-under 65 Friday at Ocean Ridge Plantation's Lion's Paw course.

"I love this tournament," said Schlottman, an Auburn signee from Advance, N.C. "I've played it four years now ...

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