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Former Salpointe and Arizona golfer Trevor Werbylo takes 2nd in first pro outing

Former Salpointe and University of Arizona standout Trevor Werbylo shot a 16-under-par 272 to take second place at the L&J Golf Championship played at the Jennings Mill Country Club in Georgia.

Werbylo tied former New Mexico standout Samuel Saunders after shooting a 6-under 66 on Saturday but Saunders went on to capture the playoff. Saunders won $20,000 and Werbylo took home $12,000.

The tournament is the first stop on the newly-created Forme Tour. Golfers from 21 different countries are taking part in the tour that consists of eight tournaments with the next stop slated to take place at the Auburn University Club Invitational in Alabama from June 30 to July 3.

Werbylo is currently tied for 24th in Alabama after the first round with a 4-under 68. The leaders shot a 6-under 66 with three rounds left.

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