AJGA hp JUNIOR CLASSIC AT ENGLISH TURN
English Turn Golf & Country Club
New Orleans, La.
July 21-24, 2003

TROUTMAN WINS BOYS DIVISION WITH 3-STROKE LEAD AT ENGLISH TURN
Pandolfi claims Girls Division title at even-par 216

NEW ORLEANS, La. - In a weather-free round Thursday, Beck Troutman of Fernwood, Miss., claimed the Boys Division title at the AJGA hp Junior Classic at English Turn with a 2-under-par 214. Jennifer Pandolfi of Navarre, Fla., took home the Girls Division trophy with a final-round score of 1-under-par 71 and a tournament total of even-par 216.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the hp Junior Classic at English Turn featured a field of 84 competitors. The tournament consisted of 54 holes of stroke-play competition with 24 players from Louisiana.

When both Troutman and fellow competitor Eric Shriver of Cary, N.C., birdied the scenic island-green par-5 No. 15, Troutman recognized that the finish for the title was going to be close.

"We were tied going into the last hole," Troutman said. "I managed to par it, and to make par on No. 18 is great. It's such a tough hole; to par it means you beat 60 to 70 percent of the players out there. Winning this tournament means a lot to me and I've been playing AJGA tournaments for four years. Now that I've won here I'm looking forward to playing at next year's AJGA Thunderbird International Junior."

Finishing three strokes behind the lead at 1-over-par 217, the 17-year-old Shriver said he was glad to be able to play against Troutman during the final round.

"Beck's a fun player to watch," Shriver said. "A couple of chips and putts didn't go my way, but I still hit the ball a lot better today. I'm disappointed that it didn't go to a playoff, but I still finished second, and that's always good."

Admittedly playing a solid round all the way through the tournament, in third-place at 2-over-par 218 was 18-year-old Chase Watkins of Fort Collins, Colo.

"I played the same all week," Watkins said. "There are a lot of good players out here. These Bermuda greens have a different feel than what I'm used to; they're slower and hard to read."

Rounding out the Boys Division are Matt Fast of Hattiesburg, Miss., finishing in fourth-place at 3-over-par 219 followed by Ryan Spears of Del City, Okla., and Clay Hodge of Tyler, Texas, in a tie for fifth-place at 5-over-par 221.

In the Girls Division, 17-year-old Pandolfi finished in first place Thursday at even-par 216. With a commanding 14-stroke lead and consistency in her irons, Pandolfi started sailing shots at the pins.

"I played smart but aggressive," Pandolfi said. "I did miss a lot of short putts on the front nine, but that's something I can focus on for my next tournament. I like this golf course since it really sets up well for my game. In a way this is my tune-up for the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship."

Finishing at 14-over-par 230 is Sookhee Baek of Bradenton, Fla. With a posted (80-76-74), Baek attributed her first round difficulties to a change in her irons' shafts.

"I couldn't control them at first," Baek said. "I changed my irons from steel to graphite to get better play-making ability but I was having trouble hitting them. I went to the driving range every day and even at night, and things got better as the tournament went on. I did make some good putts for par, and that really helped my game."

Finishing in third-place in the Girls Division at 15-over-par 231 is Alexis Rather of Tupelo, Miss.

For more information on the AJGA hp Junior Classic at English Turn, call tournament headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

#AJGA#

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Scott Scheffler
Dallas, TX
2. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
4. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
5. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
3. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
4. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
5. Amy Lee
Brea, CA
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Davis Love III Junior Open
Boys
Total
T
1
Will Chandler
66
T
1
Scott Stevens
66
T
3
Alex Green
67
T
3
William Gordon
67
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
71
T
2
Harmanprit Kaur
72
T
2
Payton Schanen
72
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
Brandon Smith
66
2
Mason Greenberg
68
3
Hunter Hammett
70
Girls
Total
1
Maddie McCrary
71
T
2
Courtney Bryant
72
T
2
Julia Johnson
72
T
2
Kathleen Gallagher
72
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
66
2
Winston Margaritis
67
3
Kyle Covington
68
Girls
Total
T
1
Zijun Yin
70
T
1
Youngin Chun
70
T
3
Sun young Jung
72
T
3
Sara Riascos
72
T
3
Ashley Childers
72
T
3
Athena Yang
72
T
3
Taylor Black
72
T
3
Aubree Jones
72
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
T
1
Glenn Piot
140
T
1
Donnie Trosper
140
T
3
Cameron Michalak
144
T
3
Avery Schneider
144
T
3
Elliott Grayson
144
Girls
Total
T
1
Lexie Toth
147
T
1
Lois Kaye Go
147
3
Sybil Robinson
148
Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
Boys
Total
1
Andrew Spiegler
67
2
Wells Hooper
68
3
Zach Norris
69
Girls
Total
1
Julia Calbi
70
T
2
Bing Singhsumalee
72
T
2
Jiayu Kong
72
BBCN Bank Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Issei Tanabe
68
T
1
Dan Erickson
68
T
3
Davis Holman
69
T
3
Ari Gulugian
69
Girls
Total
1
Haley Moore
67
2
Morgan Goldstein
70
T
3
Kornkamol Sukaree
71
T
3
RuQing Guan
71
T
3
Sarah Cho
71
T
3
Kelly Lee
71
T
3
Grace Ferrell
71
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
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.