AJGA hp BOYS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort - Copperhead and Island Courses
Palm Harbor, Florida
July 27-August 1, 2003

DAVIS COMES FROM DOWN UNDER TO WIN hp BOYS
Gandranata finishes one shot off the pace

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - In just his second AJGA event, Tom Davis of Burgengary, Australia, took the Copperhead Course by storm in Friday's final round of the AJGA hp Boys Junior Championship. Davis' 2-under-par 69 was enough to earn him championship honors with a four-day total of 2-over-par 287.

The 72-hole stroke play event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 143 boys from 29 states and two foreign countries. The event was held at the Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort, Copperhead and Island Courses. Past champions of the event include David Duval, Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods.

Coming into the final round, Davis was four shots behind third-round leader Trent Leon of Dallas. He played in the third to last group on Friday and came into the day with a target score in mind.

"At the start of the day I just thought if I could get to 1-over par, I would have a good chance to win; maybe a playoff at worst," Davis said.

Davis started the day at 4-over-par for the tournament and wasted no time charging toward his goal. Davis birdied the first two holes en route to a 1-under-par 35 on the front nine.

"I started birdie birdie and just played pretty steady after that," Davis said. "I wasn't hitting the driver great, but I got a few good breaks and capitalized with my putter."

Davis continued his solid play on the back nine, collecting birdies on hole nos. 12 and 13. However, an errant tee shot on the par-4 18th found Davis in trouble to the right of the fairway. Davis had to navigate his second shot underneath a set of overhanging branches to have a shot at par. He was able to hit the front of the green; however a three-putt resulted in a bogey on the last final hole.

Fortunately, the bogey was just enough to ensure the one-shot victory.

"It's great to win," Davis said. "It still hasn't sunk in yet because I kind of came from nowhere; and all of a sudden I've won."

"These events are really fun, you don't know how good you have it over here," Davis said. "I advise everyone to come over here from back at home."

Finishing one shot behind Davis was George Gandranata of Bradenton, Fla., whose 1-over-par 72 left him with a four-day total of 3-over-par 288.

Third-round leader Leon was in position to win coming down the stretch. However, Leon's final-round 4-over-par 75 was not enough to overcome the streaking Davis. Leon's four-day total of 4-over-par 289 earned him a third-place tie with Kevin Schultz of Richardson, Texas. Schultz fired a 1-over-par 72 in the final round. Mark Anderson of Beaufort, S.C., rounded out the top five with a 3-over-par 74 on Friday, finishing at 5-over-par 290 for the tournament.

For more information on the AJGA hp Boys Junior Championship, contact the Association's National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

Complete Results

 
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. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
3. Sam Horsfield
Davenport, FL
4. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
5. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
3. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
4. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
5. Lauren Stephenson
Lexington, SC
Complete Rankings
Upcoming Events
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
Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Boys
Total
1
Norman Xiong
204
T
2
Garrett Barber
205
T
2
Kaiwen Liu
205
Girls
Total
1
Yujeong Son
207
2
Youngin Chun
208
T
3
Allyson Geer
217
T
3
Isabella Fierro
217
The PING Invitational
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
140
2
Brad Dalke
143
3
Austin Connelly
145
Girls
Total
1
Kaitlyn Papp
139
2
Angel Yin
145
T
3
Lilia Vu
146
T
3
Jillian Hollis
146
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.