AJGA KROGER JUNIOR INVITATIONAL
Elks Run Golf Club
Batavia, Ohio
August 4-7, 2003

SUCHER EDGES INTO BOYS DIVISION LEAD
Goins holds slim advantage in Girls Division

BATAVIA, OHIO- Zach Sucher of Mobile, Ala., carded an even-par-71 to sit atop the leaderboard in the Boys Division of the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational. In the Girls Division, Mandy Goins of Frankfort, Ky., retains the Girls Division lead by one stroke over Kelsey Lindenschmidt of West Chester, Ohio.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational features 102 players, 81 boys and 21 girls from 20 states. Five are from the Cincinnati area, with 28 from the state of Ohio.

Sucher, playing in his second-career AJGA event, entered the second round one stroke off the lead, held by Jeff Hall of Franklin, Tenn., and Dan Doyle of Rochester, Mich. Sucher (70-71-141) credits his steady ball-striking for his advantage in the Boys Division.

"For the last month, I have been striking the ball well," said 16-year-old Sucher, "it has continued into this tournament and I hope it continues tomorrow."

This will be the first time Sucher will enter the final round of an AJGA event with the lead. Asked if he will be nervous on Wednesday night, Sucher replied,

"I am going to an amusement park to take my mind off golf and relax."

Rounding out the Boys Division top five are Doyle at 69-73-142, Hall at 69-74-143, Tyler Current of Louisville, Ky., 73-71-144. In a five-way tie for fifth at 4-over-par 145 are Bradley Ruch of Louisville, Ky., James Sacheck of Zionsville, Ind., Pat Collogan of Ponca City, Okla., Tom Miles of Dublin, Ohio, and Ryan Brehm of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Goins entered Wednesday's second round with a three-stroke lead (73-75-148) over a five-way tie for fifth. She was the runner-up in the 2002 AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational and played in the event in 2001, which she credits to her success this year.

"It helps to play this course over and over," said the 18-year-old, who will be attending Wake Forest in the fall. "I didn't play as well as yesterday, but hopefully I will get more putts to fall tomorrow. I want to be mentally prepared for tomorrow's round and play as steady as I have the last few days."

Goins highest finish in 2003 was ninth at the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational in Ashland, Ky.

Lindenschmidt broke away from the five-way tie for second to claim the position by herself at 76-73-149. In third in the Girls Division is Jordan Craig of Connellsville, Pa., at 76-76-152.

Final-round tee times for this 54-hole stroke-play event will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday off the No. 1 tee at Elks Run Golf Club. For more information on the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational, contact tournament headquarters at (513) 735-6600.

 
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
1
Thomas Walsh
135
T
2
Will Chandler
136
T
2
Alex Green
136
Girls
Total
1
Kelly Whaley
141
2
Latanna Stone
144
3
Emilia Migliaccio
145
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
T
1
Brandon Smith
139
T
1
Triston Elston
139
T
1
Braden Bailey
139
Girls
Total
1
Katharine Patrick
143
2
Julia Johnson
145
T
3
Maddie McCrary
147
T
3
Hanna Alberto
147
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Winston Margaritis
136
2
Pierce Aichinger
140
T
3
Walker Kesterson
141
T
3
Brian Dolehide
141
Girls
Total
1
Madeline Chou
141
T
2
Zijun Yin
142
T
2
Aubree Jones
142
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
209
2
Glenn Piot
212
T
3
Cameron Michalak
217
T
3
Elliott Grayson
217
T
3
Jeg Coughlin III
217
Girls
Total
1
Lexie Toth
219
2
Sybil Robinson
223
T
3
Lois Kaye Go
224
T
3
Molly Skapik
224
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
RuQing Guan
71
T
3
Kornkamol Sukaree
71
T
3
Kelly Lee
71
T
3
Grace Ferrell
71
T
3
Sarah Cho
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.