AJGA I.R.I. GOLF GROUP OAKRIDGE JUNIOR
Oakridge Country Club
August 11-14, 2003
SCHULTZ DOUBLES LEAD ON DAY TWO AT OAKRIDGE
Kuhn takes four shot lead in Girls Division
GARLAND, Texas - Kevin Schultz of Richardson, Texas,
carded a 1-over-par 72 on Wednesday to extend his lead to
four shots going into the final round of the AJGA I.R.I. Golf
Group Oakridge Junior.
In the Girls Division, Rebecca Kuhn of Miami also doubled
her two-shot lead from the first round despite closing her
second round with a bogey and a triple bogey on the last two
The I.R.I Golf Group Oakridge Junior, conducted by the American
Junior Golf Association, is being contested at Oakridge Country
Club in Garland, Texas. The field consists of 99 juniors from
eight states, including 78 from the state of Texas. The Boys
Division measures out at 6,542 yards, and the Girls Division
plays to 6,038 yards.
In the Boys Division, Schultz continued his solid play which
included three birdies on the day. Schultz's 1-over-par 72
gave him a two-day total of 2-under-par 140 and left him four
shots clear of a three-way tie for second place. Although
Schultz was able to extend his lead on Wednesday, he said
he felt it could have been better.
"I'm pretty confident now, but it was kind of a struggle
the whole day," Schultz said. "I bogeyed two of
the par-5s and you can't really do that out here. I just need
to play the par-5s better tomorrow."
Three players are deadlocked in a tie for second place four
shots behind Schultz. Jeff Howard of Plano, Texas, finished
strong, shooting a 2-under-par 33 on the back nine and finishing
the day with a 1-under-par 70. Jace Moore of Southlake, Texas,
who played with Schultz in the first two rounds, topped his
fellow competitor Wednesday with a 1-under-par 70. Brian Ricketts
of Highland Village, Texas rounds out the tie after posting
a second-round even-par 71.
Rounding out the top five is Joseph Wieser of Las Vegas, Nev.
Wieser collected four birdies during his round of 2-under-par
69. He sits five shots behind Schultz.
In the Girls Division, Kuhn was well on her way to running
away from the field before errant shots on the final two holes
put a damper on an otherwise birdie-filled back nine. Kuhn
birdied the par-5 3rd en-route to a 1-over-par 37 on the front
nine. She was 3-under-par through five holes on the back nine
before a double bogey on the 15th dropped her back to even-par
for the round.
"I was putting really well," Kuhn said. "I
just made a lot of par-saving putts that were longer than
they should have been. I just hit two really bad shots coming
in. Other than that, I was on my way to being under par."
A bogey on the 17th and a triple bogey on the 18th contributed
to Kuhn's 3-over-par 74, which was still enough to earn a
four-shot lead going into the final round.
Taylor Leon of Dallas, who recently contributed to the West
team's victory in the 2003 AJGA Canon Cup, fired a 5-over-par
76 on Wednesday. The score left her in a second-place tie
with playing partner Stefanie Page of The Woodlands, Texas,
who fired a Girls Division-low 1-under-par 70 en route to
gaining a share of second place after two rounds. Page carded
three birdies and two bogeys on Wednesday.
The final round of the AJGA I.R.I. Golf Group Oakridge Junior
will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. Tee times will continue
until 12:18 p.m. For more information on the tournament, please
call tournament headquarters at (972) 530-8008.