TELEPHONE COMPANY JUNIOR CLASSIC
Windstone Golf Club
June 8-12, 2003
HOLDS SECOND-ROUND LEAD IN AJGA DEBUT
Turner leads Girls Division at 4-over-par
Ga. - Travis Grote, of Birmingham, Ala., posted a 4-under-par
66 to take the second-round lead of the Ringgold Telephone
Company Junior Classic. Marci Turner of Tompkinsville, Ky.,
shot a 71 to take the top spot in the Girls Division.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Ringgold
Telephone Company Junior Classic features 101 players, 78
boys and 13 girls, ages 13-18, from 22 states, including 24
from the state of Georgia.
"I wasn't expecting to shoot this well today," said
17-year-old Grote. "I played good and stayed patient
throughout the round."
This week is the first time Grote has fired back-to-back rounds
under 70 in tournament play. He finished with six birdies
on the day, including a 10-footer on No. 16, to put him at
Mu Hu of Bradenton, Fla., Greg Forest of Palm City Fla., and
Ben Spickard, of Roswell, Ga., are tied for second at 136
going into the final round of play. Rounding out the top five
in the Boys Division is Kaylor Thomas of Fort Payne, Ala.,
In the Girls Division, Turner leads with a 2-over-par 142
and sits two strokes ahead of Jennifer Davis of Seymour, Tenn.
I was trying to bounce back from the front nine, and I finished
really solid on the back," the 17-year-old Turner said.
For the final round, her goal is to make 18 pars, stay focused
and be aggressive.
Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division is Liebelei
Lawrence of Bradenton, Fla. (73-74147).
The Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic will conclude
on Thursday with the first tee time set for 7 a.m. For more
information on the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic,
contact tournament headquarters at (706) 935-4355.