AJGA CLUBCORP JUNIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Homestead Resort, Lower Cascades Course
Hot Springs, Virginia
July 28-31, 2003
MILES SOARS TO VICTORY ON EAGLES WING
Granada takes title and tournament record at 216
HOT SPRINGS, Va. - Tom Miles of Dublin, Ohio, shot
7-under-par 209 to win the Boys Division with a four-stroke
margin for the victory. Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla.,
shot a tournament record even par 216 to become the Girls
Division 2003 AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship champion.
The 10th AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship featured
123 players, 99 boys and 24 girls, from 21 states, including
30 players from the state of Virginia. The field also included
defending Boys Division champion Jared Jones of Kenova, W.
Va., 2001 Girls Division champion Whitney Myers and AJGA Polo
Golf Junior All-American Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla.
Miles had a strong start with birdies on Nos. 1, 3 and 5.
On No. 7 Miles hit a long drive leaving him with only a punch
six iron to the green, which left his second shot 15 feet
for an eagle. On the back nine, Miles had another eagle on
No. 11 where he drove the green 357 yards, 10 feet from the
hole. He ended his round with birdies on Nos. 13 and 16.
"Not only today, but this entire tournament went well
for me," Miles (66-76-67-209), said. "My wedges
and driver worked well for me all week."
The win gives 16-year-old Miles his first AJGA title and third
top fifteen finish for the 2003 season.
Rounding out the Boys Division top five are tied for second,
Clint Smith of Asheboro, N.C., (68-75-70-213) and Skip Clasper
of Gaithersburg, Md., (72-74-67-213). In fourth is Chad Fultz
of Staunton, Va., (66-74-74-214) and fifth is Robert Reisen
of Pinehurst, N.C., (71-76-68-215).
In the Girls Division, Granada (73-74-69-216) started off
her round with her first birdie on No. 4 then shooting par
through No. 14 where she birdied the hole. After another birdie
on No. 15, Granada chipped in 15 yards from the green for
another birdie on No. 17.
"I played pretty solid today," said the 16-year-old.
"I was hitting the greens and fairways and was two putting
This tournament marks Granada's second AJGA win and sixth
top five finish of the 2003 season. Granada was the champion
in the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic. Granada also broke the
AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship tournament record
by two strokes, previously set by Mollie Fankhauser in 1998.
Rounding out the Girls Division top three in second place
is Ann Laney of Charlotte, N.C., at 75-75-75-225 and tied
for third are Jennifer Davis of Seymour, Tenn., at 76-76-75-227,
Caterina Wang of Sarasota, Fla., at 71-76-80-227 and Eleanor
Tucker of Wilson, N.C., at 74-73-80-227.
For more information on the AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship,
please contact AJGA headquarters at (770)868-4200.