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Juan Salcedo, who plays for McClendon Junior College out of Waco, Texas. begins to swing his club toward the ball from a fairway in the back-9 of the Washita Valley Golf Tournament Sunday at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. Salcedo enters Monday's final round with a five-shot lead in the Championship Flight.


Juan Salcedo didn't just tear up the course at Cottonwood Creek Sunday, he outdid what his outing from the previous day, increasing his advantage from one to five shots in the 83rd Annual Washita Valley Golf Tournament. 

Salcedo, a Mexican native, who grew up in The Woodlands, Texas, led off his second round with back-to-back birdies. He finished with four for the day and no bogeys, carding 67 shots. All birdies came on the front-nine, including five-yard putt on the second hole. Salcedo currently stands atop the leaderboard with a 6-under-136. He shot 69 in the first round, which included birdies on four straight holes in the front-nine on Saturday.


"I just stick to my game and try not to get nervous," Salcedo said. 


Matt Charleson and Kirk Maynord, last year's champion, tied for the second best rounds of the day with 68 swings. Charlson and Jamie Gray are tied for for second with 1-under-141, while Maynord is at even-par-142

The Final round begins Monday, 4th of July, at 7 a.m. 

Flight leaders are listed below:


Championship Flight

Juan Salcedo 67-69—136

Jamie Gray 71-70—141

Matt Charlson 73-68—141


Kirk Maynord 74-68—142


A Flight


Erik Mottinger 70-70—140

B Flight

Shelby Crawford 73-77—150


C Flight


Mike Hestand 80-79—159



D Flight

Jack Tully 84-84—168


E Flight

Kenny Howell Jr. 91-89—180




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