Trinidad and Tobago's Matthew Marquez had a good start to Junior Orange Bowl on Thursday at the Biltmore Golf Club in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, and finished the day tied for second after carding a four under par 67 on the par-71 course.
The T&T golfer, who made his senior national debut this year, ended Thursday tied for second with US competitor Johan Texeira, who also stroked 67, and two shots off the lead, held by England's Patrick Kelly, who carded 65.
The four-day tournament, which ends tomorrow, comprises a field of some of the top junior golfers around the world.
Yesterday, however, Marquez had slipped to tied eighth at the end of his round, with a number of golfers still to complete their rounds, owing to a double bogey on the final hole.
He finished with one-over 72, which made his overall score 139, six off the lead.
Alongside him is Haydn Porteous of South Africa, who shot even par 71 yesterday.
Kelly was also likely to hang on to the top of the leaderboard after carding three under 68 to gross 133.