ASPEN GOLF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY JIM MCLEAN
Aspen Golf Club
Aspen, Colo. •
June 7 - 10
ASPEN, Colo. --
results from the Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Aspen Golf Club.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 7086. Rating: 72.3. Slope: 133 Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6100. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 134
Engel Posts a Tournament-Low 68 to Take the Lead at Aspen Golf Club
Lee takes the Girls Division lead at Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean
ASPEN, Colo. — Tyler Engel of Castle Rock, Colo., fired a 3-under-par 68 Wednesday to take the lead at the Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean with a two-round total of 2-under-par 140. In the Girls Division, Patricia Lee of Lone Tree, Colo., shot a 2-over-par 73 to finish with a two-day total of 4-over-par 146.
The Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean is a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Aspen Golf Club in Aspen, Colo. The tournament field consists of 99 girls and boys, ages 12-18, from 19 states, Canada, Mexico and China. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 course at 7,086 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 6,100 yards.
After sitting in a tie for fifth place after the first round, Engel posted the day's lowest round to take a three-stroke lead over the tournament field. Engel came to play from the very start of Wednesday's round, recording birdies three of his first four holes on his way to posting a 3-under-par 32. Though Engel finished with only 28 putts on the round, he attributed his second-round success to his shots from the tee.
“I played great on the front side,” Engel said. “I hit my driver in good position on just about every hole and gave myself a lot of good chances on the front side. I really struck the ball well off the tee today and gave myself great opportunities around the green.”
Second in the Boys Division is David Oraee of Greeley, Colo., who finished with a one-over-par 143. Andrew Cornella of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Brandon Liu of Fernandina Beach, Fla., are tied for third at 146. Jack Gibbs of Augusta, Ga., rounds out the top five with a total of 148.
In the Girls Division, Patricia Lee has combined two strong, consistent rounds of 73. She credits her long game to marking four birdies on her scorecard Wednesday.
“I was in the fairway a lot and it gave me a lot more opportunities to hit greens and not lay up,” Lee said.
Rounding out the top three, Brittany McKee of Chandler, Ariz., and Shannon Aubert of Orlando, Fla., will look to make up a 4-stroke deficit tomorrow after finishing at 8-over-par 150.
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The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.