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Tight at the Top Heading Into the Final Round of the Boys' Junior

July 7, 2024

Ocala, Fla. – Today was moving day at the 70th Boys’ Junior Championship. Despite Club Adena continuing to pose challenges for the field, the players were able to successfully navigate the course's difficulties and post impressive scores.

What Happened?

Palmer Haynes, who matched the best round at Adena yesterday, continued his ascent up the leaderboard with a bogey-free round carding six birdies for a score of 66 (-6). He now stands at 10-under par after 36 holes, tied for first place with Jessy Huebner. Huebner, of Port Saint Lucie, eagled the 16th hole and birdied the 18th, positioning himself perfectly for tomorrow's final round.

In solo third place stands Sohan Patel, who fired a 67 (-5) to reach a total of 9-under par. The fourth position is shared by four players. Ryan Nicholson of Ponte Vedra had a standout performance, including an albatross on the 16th hole and four birdies. His impressive round epitomized 'moving day', climbing 50 spots on the leaderboard. Also tied for fourth are Clipper Salmon, Jaspreet Kondal, and Henry Robards. Salmon shot a 66 (-6), advancing 24 spots and putting himself in contention. Kondal started strongly with two early birdies and maintained his position throughout. Robards joined the fourth-place tie with six birdies and just one bogey, finishing his round with a birdie to build momentum heading into the final day.

Jessy Huebner currently leads in the (13-15) division at 10-under. Trailing closely behind is Sohan Patel at 9-under, and Jaspreet Kondal at 8-under. 

What’s Next?

The field has been cut to the low 70 overall players & ties. The final 18 holes will take place tomorrow, Monday, July 8th at Club Adena. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. 


  • Ryan Nicholson had the low round of the day shooting a 64 at Glenview. Nicholson played his last three holes 4-under par. 
  • At Club Adena, 17 players shot below par, and 17 players shot under 70. 
  • At Glenview, 33 players shot below par, and 18 players shot under 70.
  • Through 36 holes, 12 eagles or better have been recorded


“I did not get a practice round on this course (Adena). But going into tomorrow I’m not really going to do anything differently. It definitely helps knowing the course now. This course is not like any other course you see in Florida, so it definitely helps having another round in there but I’m going to keep my mindset the same- play steady golf and let the course come to me.” – Jaspreet Kondal on no getting a practice round at Club Adena

“I just played pretty solid golf, tried to hit the fairways, hit some greens, make some putts, kept it simple. I tried to save anything I could, just the main game plan this weekend has been to try not to make bogey. As long as you keep the ball in play out here, the course plays pretty short, it’s a lot of wedges. As long as I hit some solid shots and play some good golf, I should be good.” Jessy Huebner on his second round 66

“I plan to focus on myself and run my own race and play my own game and we’ll see what happens after 54 holes. I’m trying to stay pretty aggressive out there because I feel like if you can hit your driver good you can give yourself a lot of wedge opportunities, so that’s kind of what I did and I’ll try to stick with that for the last 18 holes.” – Sohan Patel on his mindset going into the Final Round