AJGA BURGETT H. MOONEY, JR. ROME CLASSIC
Coosa Country Club
Rome, Georgia
August 14-17, 2003

SUCHER FIRES CAREER-BEST 66 TO TAKE LEAD IN ROME
Wright takes two-stroke lead with first-round 70

ROME, Ga. -- Zack Sucher of Mobile, Ala., shot an opening-round 66 Friday at the AJGA Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic to take a one-shot lead over Atlanta's Tim Schaetzel. Heather Wright of Houston jumped out to a two-stroke lead in the Girls Division with a two-under-par 70.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic features players from 13 states, including 39 from the Peach State. The 54-hole tournament, held at Coosa Country Club, returns to Rome for its eighth year.

Sucher is fresh off a tie for third at the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational, where he shot rounds of 70-71-75-216 during the first week of August. Friday's round of 6-under-par 66 was the 2005 high school graduate's best score in a competitive round of golf.

"I only had 10 putts on the front nine," Sucher said. "I made all kinds of 10 and 20 footers, I just made everything. At Kroger everything was lipping out, but today they were all rolling in."

After starting out with two straight birdies, the 16-year-old added two more in the next seven holes to craft a bogey-free 32 on the front nine. Sucher's back nine was also bogey-free and was highlighted by birdies on Nos. 12 and 13.

Schaetzel's 67 stands alone in second, while Benjamin Kishigian of Warner Robins, Ga., and John Turnipseed of Rainbow City, Ala., fired 68s to finish the first round tied for third. Rounding out the Boys Division tied at fifth are Joshua Chong of Alpharetta, Ga., Justin Hare of Charleston, S.C., Nathan Spoon of Graham, N.C., and William Wilcox of Pell City, Ala., all at 3-under-par 69.

Wright's round saw her collect four birdies, including a blistering four-hole stretch in which she birdied three of the final four holes on the front nine.

"It felt good to finally sink some putts and be consistent with my game," Wright said. "My putter is really working for me and I'm putting my irons close."

Just two shots back of Wright is Sharla Cloutier of Niceville, Fla., who was 1-under par through 17 holes until a bogey on No. 18 put her back to even-par 72. Whitney Sylvan of Columbia, S.C., sits in third after an opening-round 74.

Second-round tee times will begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Coosa Country Club.
For more information on the AJGA Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic, please contact tournament headquarters at (706) 234-2200.

 
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. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
4. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
5. KK Limbhasut
Loma Linda, CA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
4. Maddie Szeryk
Allen, TX
5. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
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
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
Boys
Total
1
Luke Schaap
67
T
2
Graham Hutchinson
68
T
2
John Pak
68
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
68
2
Julie Luo
71
T
3
Ami Gianchandani
73
T
3
Krystal Sung
73
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
T
1
Tianlin Zhang
73
T
1
Charles Sun
73
3
Nelson Pang
74
Girls
Total
1
Madeleine Garay
78
2
Belinda Hu
79
T
3
Brooke McDougald
80
T
3
Jiayu Kong
80
T
3
Veronica Joels
80
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Ricky Castillo
65
T
2
Clay Seeber
69
T
2
Gabe Spach
69
T
2
Joseph Chun
69
T
2
Eddy Lai
69
Girls
Total
1
Carolyn Zhao
70
2
Brittany Park
72
3
Yealimi Noh
73
Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Charlie Dubiel
72
2
Won Jun Lee
73
T
3
Andrew O'Leary
75
T
3
Scott Roden
75
Girls
Total
1
Christine Shao
74
2
Lindsay May
78
3
Lauren Peter
79
PBE Qualifier - California
Boys
Total
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
1
Kevin An
71
T
3
William Draper
72
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Yu-Jen Cheng
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
T
2
Ty Akabane
74
T
2
Waverly Whiston
74
T
2
Samantha Gong
74
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.