RANDALL PARKER SAN ANTONIO
PRESENTED BY PARKER'S EXPRESS
Tapatio Springs Golf Resort
June 10-13, 2003
UP-AND-DOWN LAWNIN MOVES TO THE FRONT Espinosa shoots 69, overtakes Hines
BOERNE, TEXAS - Carter Lawnin, of Kingwood, Texas,
struggled at times but turned in a solid round and leads by
one shot in the Boys Division after the second round of the
Randall Parker San Antonio Shootout presented by Parker's
Express on Thursday.
Lauren Espinosa, who began the day in second place, fired
a 3-under-par 69 and surpassed first-round leader Caney Hines,
of San Antonio, Texas, in the Girls Division.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Randall
Parker San Antonio Shootout presented by Parker's Express
consists of 120 players from 10 states, including 103 from
Texas. The tournament is being contested at the Lakes and
Valley courses at Tapatio Springs Golf Resort. The course
plays to a par-71 for the boys and par-72 for the girls. Past
winners of the event include Tiger Woods, who won in 1992.
Lawnin, who began the day in second place, had to battle early
to keep himself afloat. Only six holes into his round, Lawnin
was 3-over-par; however, he righted himself and got back to
even-par 71 by the end of the day. He leads by one stroke.
"I knew there was a lot of golf left," Lawnin said
about his shaky start. "If I just made a couple birdies,
got around even-par, one-over (for the day), I'd be in an
Dos Goldsmith, of McAllen, Texas, also fired a round of even-par
71, and is 2-under-par for the tournament.
"I really didn't play that well, but I did just that;
I kept it at even-par," Goldsmith said. "I made
a couple good birdies, and I didn't really make any big mistakes.
I kept it in the fairways for the majority of the holes."
Ryan Kornmann, who is tied for second after shooting a 1-under-par
70, will join Lawnin and Goldsmith to form an inexperienced
final group. None of the three competitors have ever experienced
the pressure of the final grouping of the final round in an
Chad Follett, of El Paso, Texas, turned in the shot of the
day on the par-4 16th hole. Standing in the rough 145 yards
away, he punched a shot below an over-hanging tree, and it
rolled in for an eagle. Follett is alone in fourth, 1-under-par
for the tournament. Tom Gillebeau, of Hockessin, Del., rounds
out the top-five after shooting a 72. He is even-par for the
Despite trailing by five strokes after the first round, Espinosa,
of Irving, Texas, played the only round under par in the Girls
Division to vault past her good friend Hines. Espinosa's charge
to the front of the pack included four birdies, three of which
came on the back nine. She finished her day strong with a
birdie on No. 18 and had only one blemish, a bogey on the
"I'm impressed with (my round), but I think I could have
shot lower," Espinosa said. "I could have made more
putts because I was hitting everything good."
Espinosa is 1-under-par for the tournament, two shots better
than Hines, who faltered to a 3-over-par 40 the back nine
on Thursday. Hines bogeyed No. 11 through No. 13 as well as
No. 17 and finished with a 4-over-par 76. Espinosa and Hines
played together at the Justin Leonard/Deloitte & Touche
Junior Team Championship last week in Dallas.
Carling Coffing, of Middletown, Ohio, represents another challenger
to Espinosa. Coffing stands in third, eight shots off the
pace. She shot a 2-over-par 74 and is 7-over-par for the tournament.
Tee times will begin at 7 a.m. on Friday and conclude at 12:51
p.m. For more information on the Randall Parker San Antonio
Shootout Presented by Parker's Express, contact tournament
headquarters at 1-800-999-3299, ext. 181.
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