CHRYSLER AJGA BOYS INVITATIONAL
The Cardinal Golf & Country Club
Greensboro, North Carolina
June 9-13, 2003
HARMAN AND SUH LEAD AFTER RAIN-SOAKED
THIRD ROUND IN GREENSBORO
Gates, Saunders and Ureta tied for third at even-par
- Brian Harman of Savannah, Ga., and Giwon Suh of Orlando,
Fla., shot 67 and 69, respectively, to stay atop the leaderboard
after the weather-delayed third round of the Chrysler AJGA
Boys Invitational. The duo stands at 3-under-par 207 after
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the second-annual
event features 99 players representing 21 states, Chile
and Japan competing in 72 holes of stroke play. The field
also includes 14 of the nation's top ranked players. Hall
of Famer Arnold Palmer serves as honorary chairman for the
Play was delayed for 64 minutes after the leaders began
play because of intense rain and lightning in the area.
After winning the Thunderbird International Junior last
month in Scottsdale, Ariz., Harman (69-71-67-207) was once
again impressive in his third-round showing in Greensboro.
He putted well inside 15 feet while making three birdies
and no bogeys on the back nine.
"Today my goal was to put myself into position to be
in the last group," the 16-year-old said. "My
goal for tomorrow is to make a charge and put pressure on
the other leaders."
Suh (71-67-69-207) started the front nine by making four
birdies, placing him at 5-under-par for the tournament.
His putting was the key to success after he nailed a 30-foot
putt on the 569-yard, par-5 sixth hole. Overall, Suh said
he was pleased with his game.
"It was great to play with really good players,"
Suh said. "This was a great experience and I just try
to do my best. I am really happy with my performance. Tomorrow
I will be pleased if I shoot another 67."
Robert Gates, Jr. of Gainesville, Fla., Samuel Saunders
of Windermere, Fla., and Martin Ureta of Santiago, Chile,
are tied for third place after Thursday's competition.
Gates (73-68-69-210) felt that his success on the course
his was due to his mental gameplan prior to the round.
"I thought the game through and it worked," Gates
said. "I positioned the ball and kept it in play really
well today. Tomorrow I plan to hit all the fairways and
greens and hopefully the putts will go in, too."
Shooting 1-over-par 71 Thursday, Saunders (69-70-71-210)
said he is looking forward to tomorrow's competition.
"I had too many bogeys today," Saunders said.
"Now that I'm behind I've got to go low tomorrow. I'm
going to play aggressive, shoot at the pins and try to make
as many birdies as possible. I'll try to cut out the stupid
mistakes that caused me to make bogeys today."
Ureta (71-71-68-210) posted 1-under-par 34 on both the front
and back nines. His performance Thursday included five birdies
to put him at even par for the tournament, leaving him three
shots off the pace.
Final-round tee times will begin Friday at 7:30 a.m. off
the No. 1 tee at The Cardinal Golf and Country Club.
For more information on the Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational,
contact tournament headquarters at (336) 668-2746, ext.