MARLTON, N.J. – Thomas Lee and Tyler Lee split medalist honors at Little Mill Country Club in the first of four qualifiers for the 101st New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship. Eight players and ties earned a spot at the historic event, which will be held from July 19-21 at Spring Brook Country Club.

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16-year-old Tyler Lee was the first golfer to break par for the day as he carded a 2-under 70 on the par 72, 6,841 yard course. Lee racked up five birdies on Wednesday afternoon.

“I tried to hit a lot of fairways and keep the ball in play,” explained Tyler Lee. “I went for the middle of the greens because the pins were pretty tough out there. Our group played pretty well. We had a lot of good shots out there, the rhythm was good and I was able to make some putts too.”

Later in the day, Thomas Lee matched Tyler Lee’s score of 70.

“This was my first time seeing Little Mill. I’ve never played it, so I was a bit cautious initially,” explained Thomas Lee. “I started out slow but was patient throughout since it’s a long day.”

On the front, Lee went 2-over, then proceeded to compile an impressive five birdies on the back nine, with just one bogey, which came on the 18th hole.

“Overall, I’m super please and excited to go to the State Open.”

Pat Wilson of Hamilton Farm Golf Club was just the third player in the field to break par, shooting a 1-under 71. 

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