Vogel takes early lead in Junior PGA Championship


MAINEVILLE, Ohio - T.J. Vogel shot a 6-under 66 on Wednesday to take a one-stroke lead in the boys division in the Junior PGA Championship, while Danielle Frasier had a 68 to top the girls competition.
Pretty much everything went right, especially my putting, said Vogel, from Lauderdale, Fla. I drove the ball really well off the tee also to be honest. I missed a few fairways, but when I did, I made a few birdies even from the rough. I am just comfortable at this place.
Clark Fry of Manhattan, Kan., was second, and Cody Martin of Union, Ky.; Tyler McCumber of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; and Anthony Paolucci of Dallas opened with 68s at TPC Rivers Bend.
Frasier, from Encinitas, Calif., is coming off a two-stroke victory last week in the Emerson Junior Golf Classic in Santee, Calif.
I shot a good score today, and I really put a lot of good swings on the ball, but I want to go out tomorrow and forget about it and keep it going for all four rounds, Frasier said. I want to walk away from this week and feel good about my game.
Katie Sylvan of San Diego was a stroke back.
Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla., the winner last year, shot a 74.
My putting on the front nine was bad. There were some easy holes that I could have birdied and I did not, the 13-year-old Thompson said. I started to putt better on my back nine and just hit the ball better overall. I am confident going into the weekend and I am going to try and shoot under par the rest of the week.