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Leesville High golfer now 2-time champ of Rex Hospital Open Jr. Invitational

Grayson Murray earns exemption to Open for 2nd time in 3 years.

May 28, 2012

Contact: Alan Wolf
(919) 784-4467

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Rex Hospital Open, an official event on the PGA TOUR's Nationwide Tour, has again put the spotlight on North Carolina's top high school golfers during the Junior Invitational held Sunday, May 27 at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

The top 56 high school boys based on their current ranking by the Tarheel Golf Association, Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek or past performance in golf events over the last year were invited to participate in this 6th annual event.

Taking home honors this year was Leesville High's Grayson Murray, who shot a 5-under 137, during this 36 hole one day event. Grayson also won this event in 2010.

The junior with the lowest gross score to earn a sponsor's exemption to the 2012 Rex Hospital Open Nationwide Tour event, May 31 - June 3.

"The Rex Hospital Open Junior competition brings North Carolina's top high school young men and women to experience a great day of competition on a premiere course," said Rex Hospital Open Tournament Director Carson Gilbert. "This event is a wonderful opportunity to allow high schoolers the platform to compete for an exemption in the PGA TOUR's Nationwide Tour stop at the Open this week."

Grayson will compete alongside others on the Nationwide Tour. The first round honorary tee shot is at 6:45 a.m. Tournament play begins at 6:55 a.m.

Coming in 2nd place was Ben Schlottmann of Advance and 3rd place went to Kendrick Vinar of Chapel Hill.

Four Tarheel Golf Foundation girls qualified last Sunday to participate in the Monday Pink on the links Pro-Am at TPC Wakefield Plantation.

For ticket information and a schedule of events, please visit rexhospitalopen.com