AJGA IRI GOLF GROUP HIGHLAND CREEK JUNIOR
Highland Creek Golf Club
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 20, 2003
HARE SHOOTS 69 TO TAKE MEDALIST HONORS IN QUALIFIER
White earns way into Girls Division field with 76
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Justin Hare of Charleston,
S.C., carded a 3-under-par 69 to take medalist honors in the
Boys Division in the AJGA IRI Golf Group Highland Creek Junior
Qualifier. In the Girls Division, Dolores White of Lakeland,
Fla., notched a 4-over-par 76 to qualify on Sunday.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association,
the IRI Golf Group Highland Creek Junior Qualifier gave 84
juniors, 72 boys and 12 girls, the opportunity to play for
a position in Tuesday through Thursday's 54-hole stroke play
Hare battled the course and the heat for a
total of seven birdies during his round.
"My stomach bothered me early, but I
pushed through it during the round," said the 16-year-old.
"I felt comfortable around the greens and can't wait
to see what happens on Tuesday."
Rounding out the remaining qualifiers in the
Boys Division are Phillip Mollica of Anderson, S.C., at 1-under-par
71, J.P. Kircher of Pittsford, N.Y., and Parker McKoy of Raleigh,
N.C., at 1-over-par 73.
In at 74 are Fielder Huntley of Columbia,
S.C., and James Brannen of Clarksville, Tenn. With a 75 on
the day are Jake Chominsky of Greensboro, N.C., Jayson Judy
of Gibsonville, N.C., and Anthony Richey of Anderson, S.C.
The final qualifiers in the Boys Division
were Shawn Hardesty of High Point, N.C., at 76 and Graham
Shurley of Dunwoody, Ga., and Noah Goldman of Longwood, Fla.,
White, reaching her third AJGA event this
year, credited her short game for pulling her through.
"I made putts when I needed to,"
said the 15-year-old White. "I don't know how strong
the tournament field will be, but I hope to make the top-five."
The other qualifier in the Girls Division
was Emily Simpson of Rutherfordton, N.C., with a 6-over-par
The inaugural AJGA IRI Golf Group Highland
Creek Junior will be a 54-hole stroke play event beginning
on Tuesday, July 22. The event will feature 99 players from
10 states and France. For more information on this event,
please contact tournament headquarters at Highland Creek Golf
Club at (704) 875-9000.