PRESEASON JUNIOR AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN
Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. • May 29 - 31

Media Score BRASELTON, Ga. -- First Round results from the Preseason Junior at Château Élan conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Château Élan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 6689. Rating: 72.3. Slope: 133
Girls Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 5888. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 134

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Zack Jaworski
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 35-34--69
1 Andy Shim
2013
(South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 33-36--69
1 David Yowell
2012
Marietta, Ga. 35-34--69
T4 Jake Tucker
2011
Cullman, Ala. 35-35--70
4 Ben Reeves
2012
Knoxville, Tenn. 34-36--70
T6 Greyson Sigg
2013
Augusta, Ga. 35-36--71
6 Parks Brown, IV
2011
Marietta, Ga. 36-35--71
6 Cory Sciupider
2012
Etowah, N.C. 36-35--71
T9 Hayden Morgan
2011
Brentwood, Tenn. 38-34--72
9 Charlie Martin
2011
LaGrange, Ga. 36-36--72
9 Jackson Stroup
2013
Naples, Fla. 37-35--72
T12 Joshuah Klipstein
2011
Norcross, Ga. 37-36--73
12 Tyler Young
2014
Kennesaw, Ga. 38-35--73
12 Jake Staiano
2015
Cherry Hills, Colo. 38-35--73
12 Michael Borton
2011
Winston Salem, N.C. 35-38--73
12 Benjamin  Dulin
2011
Bloomington, Ind. 39-34--73
12 Robby Prater
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 37-36--73
12 Freddie Mitchell
2012
Oneonta, Ala. 37-36--73
12 Michael Monroe
2012
Franklin, Tenn. 37-36--73
T20 Angelo Jose Gandionco
2012
Cebu City, Philippines 38-36--74
20 Jared Bettcher
2013
Auburn, Ala. 38-36--74
20 Preston Heyward
2012
Duluth, Ga. 40-34--74
20 Cameron Rutherford
2011
Nicholasville, Ky. 38-36--74
T24 A.J. Wilkerson
2013
Sparta, Tenn. 39-36--75
24 Jack Smith
2013
Knoxville, Tenn. 39-36--75
24 Andrew Fowler
2011
Cary, N.C. 39-36--75
24 Braden Galyon
2011
Powell, Tenn. 40-35--75
24 Zachary Bryant
2011
Buckhead, Ga. 40-35--75
24 Joe Philaphet
2014
Riverdale, Ga. 38-37--75
T30 Eli Gomez
2013
Costa Mesa, Calif. 41-35--76
30 Alex Grossman
2011
Acworth, Ga. 40-36--76
30 Christopher Gonzalez
2013
Coconut Creek, Fla. 38-38--76
30 Robert Swift
2011
Columbus, Ga. 37-39--76
30 Clifton Jordan II
2011
Cordova, Tenn. 37-39--76
30 Cody Sapp
2011
Sharpsburg, Ga. 36-40--76
30 Tate Miller
2011
Covington, Ga. 37-39--76
30 Weston Bell
2012
Piedmont, S.C. 37-39--76
30 Christopher Jodis
2011
Savannah, Ga. 39-37--76
T39 Connor Smith
2014
Birmingham, Ala. 40-37--77
39 Spencer Honey
2012
Chattanooga, Tenn. 36-41--77
39 Brian McCormick
2011
Kensington, Md. 36-41--77
39 Will Barr
2011
Watkinsville, Ga. 35-42--77
39 Ben Holm
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-37--77
39 Will Frankum
2011
Gainesville, Ga. 39-38--77
T45 Taylor Dickson
2011
Gastonia, N.C. 44-34--78
45 Buster Bruton
2013
Dallas, Ga. 40-38--78
45 Corbin Sellers
2012
Louisville, Ky. 42-36--78
45 Zachary Healy
2014
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 37-41--78
T49 Mills Poynor
2014
Birmingham, Ala. 42-37--79
49 Thomas Whelan
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 40-39--79
49 John Patterson
2011
Johns Creek, Ga. 39-40--79
49 Carter Gaskill
2011
Newport Beach, Calif. 39-40--79
49 Preston Cole
2012
Greer, S.C. 39-40--79
49 Dalton Skinner
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 40-39--79
49 Jonathan Cook
2013
Kennesaw, Ga. 43-36--79
56 Ben EuDaly
2011
Bloomington, Ind. 42-38--80
T57 Michael Williams
2011
Royal Palm Beach, Fla. 42-39--81
57 Nicholas Mineo
2015
Cumming, Ga. 39-42--81
57 Adam Sanders
2011
Oxford, Ala. 39-42--81
T60 John Michael Corum
2011
Powell, Tenn. 45-37--82
60 Jeffrey Shapiro
2012
Atlanta, Ga. 43-39--82
T62 Jacob Paquet
2012
Kennesaw, Ga. 41-42--83
62 Warren Hill
2012
Charleston, S.C. 43-40--83
T64 Colin Kopsky
2012
Chesterfield, Mo. 43-41--84
64 Ben Huckaby
2016
Bishop, Ga. 41-43--84
64 Jake Leonard
2014
Fort Wayne, Ind. 44-40--84
64 William Grotto
2012
Savannah, Ga. 39-45--84
64 Blake Brumbelow
2011
Douglasville, Ga. 43-41--84
64 Joey Manzinger
2011
Marshall Township, Pa. 44-40--84
T70 Kevin Richmond
2011
Savannah, Ga. 42-43--85
70 Lee Ramsey
2010
Charlotte, N.C. 42-43--85
70 Jake Brooks
2011
Clarkesville, Ga. 43-42--85
70 Tanner Landry
2012
Marietta, Ga. 44-41--85
74 Spencer Scarbrough
2013
Crossville, Tenn. 43-43--86
75 Peter Harrill
2013
Hickory, N.C. 46-41--87
76 Justin Finigan
2013
Greer, S.C. 43-45--88
77 Blake Greer
2011
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 48-42--90
78 Ryan Shaw
2012
Rock Hill, S.C. 48-48--96
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Shane Crutchfield
2012
St. Petersburg, Fla. 35-38--73
T2 Alexandra Farnsworth
2014
Nashville, Tenn. 40-37--77
2 Kaila Tuccio
2011
Windermere, Fla. 38-39--77
2 Amanda Smith
2011
Canton, Ohio 36-41--77
T5 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 37-41--78
5 Logan Chaney
2012
Scottsboro, Ala. 43-35--78
5 Kayla Jones
2014
Milton, Ga. 36-42--78
T8 Emily Stallings
2011
Brooks, Ga. 42-37--79
8 Ji Eun Baik
2013
Newnan, Ga. 40-39--79
10 Taylor Blair
2011
Roswell, Ga. 39-41--80
T11 Madison Kerley
2015
Scottsdale, Ariz. 43-38--81
11 Allyson Dunn
2014
Kingsport, Tenn. 42-39--81
13 Tatum Jackson
2014
Mountain Brook, Ala. 42-41--83
T14 Kate Cho
2011
Cumming, Ga. 45-41--86
14 Tina Chang
2012
Mineola, N.Y. 48-38--86
16 Madi Mae West
2014
Shrewsbury, Mass. 46-43--89
17 So Jeong  Lee
2014
Duluth, Ga. 47-43--90
18 Clarice Cannon
2012
Marietta, Ga. 48-48--96
 

Trio Shares Lead at the Preseason Junior at Château Élan
Crutchfield sets pace in the Girls Division at Château Course

BRASELTON, Ga. — David Yowell of Marietta, Ga., and Zack Jaworski of Alpharetta, Ga., both of whom are making their first appearances in an American Junior Golf Association event, and Andy Shim of Lawrenceville, Ga., all carded 2-under-par 69s Sunday to share the lead after the first round of the Preseason Junior at Château Élan. In the Girls Division, Shane Crutchfield of St. Petersburg, Fla., leads by four shots after opening with a 2-over-par 73.

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is a 36-hole tournament conducted by the AJGA at Château Élan in Braselton, Ga. The 96-player field consists of 78 boys and 18 girls from 17 states and the Philippines. The boys are playing the Château Course at 6,689 yards and the girls are playing at 5,888 yards.

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is one of eight events held as part of the Golf Academy of America Preseason Junior Series. The Golf Academy of America Preseason Junior Series is a series designed specifically for first-time AJGA members or those members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA Open event in the current calendar year and/or the previous calendar year.

Yowell wasted little time getting his round going in his AJGA debut as he quickly grabbed a birdie on the par-4 1st hole. Yowell then strung together 12 straight pars before snagging his second birdie of the day on the par-4 14th en route to a bogey-free opening round.

“I had a great time and I am looking forward to tomorrow,” Yowell said. “I am going to try and keep under par and keep high numbers away.”

One pairing after Yowell, Jaworski matched with a 69 of his own, carding three birdies and a bogey. Before Sunday, Jaworski said he had never shot in the 60s in a tournament, but now that it's out of the way, he will look to do much of the same in Monday's final round.

Shim, who tied for 11th in his AJGA debut in April at the Junior All-Star at Château Élan, was the third player in the trio to card a 69 as he tallied birdies on three of his first four holes. Bogeys at Nos. 17 and 18 brought his round to a halt but afterward Shim said those two holes wouldn't rattle his confidence.

“I'm just trying to make birdies and if I make bogeys, I won't worry about it,” Shim said.

Ben Reeves of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jake Tucker of Cullman, Ala., are tied for fourth at 1-under-par 70.

Crutchfield got her day going with two birdies on the front but a mid-round rain delay disrupted the momentum she built up early. Crutchfield made the turn at 3-over-par to finish with a 73, but was perfectly content to have her first-ever lead heading into the final round.

"I'm just going to go into it how I did today, focus on playing one hole at a time and shooting as low as I can,” Crutchfield said.

Kaila Tuccio of Windermere, Fla., Alexandra Farnsworth of Nashville, Tenn., and Amanda Smith of Canton, Ohio, are tied for second at 6-over-par 77.

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The final round of the Preseason Junior at Château Élan will get underway Monday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, please call the AJGA Tournament Director at 678-617-2427.

 
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