June 16, 2004
(St. Simons Island-AP) -- Michael Smith of Lafayette, Louisiana, shot a tournament-low round of 68 and has a one shot lead inthe Southern Junior Golf Championship.
Smith's playing partner, Cameron Hooper of Jacksonville, Florida, is in second place after he shot a one-under 69 in the second round.
Hooper is one of eight players within four strokes of Smith as the tournament headed into Thursday's final round.
The champion earns an automatic exemption into the Southern Golf Association's 98th Southern Amateur next month at the Honors Course near Chattanooga, Tennesseee.
Harris English of Moultrie leads the 13-14 age division. English shot an even par 70 in the second round and has a three shot lead with a two-day score of 143.
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