AJGA FRANKLIN JUNIOR PRESENTED BY FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY
Vanderbilt Legends Club
Franklin, Tenn. •
July 26 - 29
FRANKLIN, Tenn. --
results from the AJGA Franklin Junior presented by Franklin American Mortgage Company conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Vanderbilt Legends Club.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 7041. Rating: 74. Slope: 130 Girls Par: 35-37--72. Yardage: 6100. Rating: 75. Slope: 128
Career-Low 65 by Fischer Tops Boys Division at AJGA Franklin Junior presented by Franklin American Mortgage Company Then holds three-shot lead in Girls Division at Vanderbilt Legends Club
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Six birdies propelled Chandler Fischer of Nicholasville, Ky., to card a career-low 65 to lead the Boys Division at 8-under-par 134 after round two of the AJGA Franklin Junior presented by Franklin American Mortgage Company. Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., shot a 4-under-par 68 to hold a three shot lead in the Girls Division.
The AJGA Franklin Junior presented by Franklin American Mortgage Company is a 54-hole stroke-play tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Vanderbilt Legends Club — South Course. The field features 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states and Mexico. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 course at 7,041 yards. The Girls Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,100 yards.
A bogey-free day gave Fischer his first ever lead in a tournament. He birdied three of the last five holes and was able to utilize his wedge to put him in position.
“My wedge game was really good today because I was able to get up and down from the middle of the fairway,” Fischer said. “I really felt like things were going well for me after No. 7. It's a really hard hole and I was able to hit [the green] from about 200 yards and make my putt.”
In second from Lilburn, Ga., is Ted Moon who shot a 4-under-par 67 to hold a two-day total of 6-under-par 136. Tied for third are Cameron Beal of Bowling Green, Ky., and Korey Ward of West Chester, Ohio, who hold a tournament total of 4-under-par 138. Alec Tahy of Dayton, Ohio is in fifth place after shooting a 5-under-par 66 to bring his total to a 3-under-par 139.
Then capitalized on great approach shots to put her in position for birdie opportunities throughout the round.
“I thought that No. 10 was a good hole for me,” Then said. “I laid up and hit my approach shot to eight feet and putted for birdie. I knew after that hole that I would have a chance to go low.”
Janie Jackson of Huntsville, Ala., and Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City, Tenn., are tied in second with even-par 144.
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Thursday's final-round tee times run from 7 a.m. — 12:20 p.m. off No. 1 tee at Vanderbilt Legends Club — South Course. For more information on the AJGA Franklin Junior presented by Franklin American Mortgage Company, please call Tournament Director Rachel Graves at (770) 861-0519.
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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.