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Mainers Cole Anderson and Eric Dugas in contention at AJGA Championship

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME - Mainers Cole Anderson and Eric Dugas are in contention for one of the country's most prestigious junior golf titles as the second round of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship nears completion at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.

The pair are tied for fourth place, just four strokes off the lead, with Anderson in the clubhouse and Dugas with seven holes still to play.

Nicklas Staub of Boynton Beach, FL stands at 1 over par for the day with one hole reamaingin, and leads the three-day tournament, two strokes ahead of Chris Fosdick of Middlefield, CT.

Anderson, a high-school sophomore from Camden, ME, led the tournament after the first round on Tuesday, following a 2-over-par 74. Dugas, a senior from Pittsfield, began the day in a tie for 8th place and has steadily moved up the leader board throughout the day. He is currently at three-over-par for the day, with seven holes remaining.

Caleb Manuel of Topsham, ME stands tied for 13th with four holes left to play. Austin Legge of Cape Elizabeth, ME, is in a tie for 48th place and currently stands to advance to the final day of the tournament.

Mainers, Drew Powell of Bangor, Tom Higgins of South Portland, Max Altznauer of Cape Elizabeth, and Anthony Burnham of Scarborough all failed to make the cut for the final day of competition. Only the top 50 players in the field advance to the final day.

The AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event, spanning four days with three rounds of competitive play. The tournament field is comprised of more than 130 male and female competitors ages 12-18, hailing from 8 countries and 17 different states, including eight players from Maine, all in the boys field.

The championship concludes tomorrow, with players teeing off beginning at 7am.

The AJGA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Many of the top golfers on the PGA and LPGA are former AJGA members, including Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Davis Love III, and many others.

For results from the first round, please visit: https://www.ajga.org/Microsite/index.asp?TN=2015102#R2Results.

For additional information on the Sugarloaf Golf Club, please visit www.sugarloaf.com.

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Media Contact: Ethan Austin | Sugarloaf Communications Manager | eaustin@sugarloaf.com | 207.237.6899

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