LESSING'S AJGA CLASSIC
The Links at Shirley
Shirley, New York
August 13, 2003

SNICKENBERGER EXTENDS LEAD TO FIVE STROKES IN BOYS DIVISION
Grehan takes one-stroke lead in Girls Division

SHIRLEY, N.Y. - Alex Snickenberger of Wellesley, Md., remains atop the Boys Division with a 2-under-par 142 after the second round of the Lessing's AJGA Classic on Wednesday. Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., holds a one-stroke lead in the Girls Division with an even-par 144.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Lessing's AJGA Classic has been competed August 12-14 at The Links at Shirley. The three-round event features an 84- player field, 66 boys and 18 girls, with 38 participants from New York.

The 17-year-old Snickenberger started his second round much like his first, on fire. He had three birdies on the front nine and made the turn at 2-under-par 34. Snickenberger finished the back nine with a 2-over-par 38 and owns a five-stroke lead in the Boys Division.

"I've gotten out to some great starts," Snickenberger said. "I think I have to change my mindset a little coming to the back nine. Instead of trying to hang on, I just need to start over."

Larry Haertel, 17, is in second place at 3-over-par 147. After a shaky start on the front nine, Haertel used his short game to make the turn at 2-over-par 38 after being 4-over-par after six.

"I struggled with my driver and that got me off to a bad start," Haertel said. "But I got up and down all day and putted well, that's what helped me hang on."

In the Girls Division, Grehan gained a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., and sits at even-par 144.

The 14-year-old Grehan came into the second round confident and used consistent golf to obtain the lead. Grehan parred her last seven holes and used two birdies and three bogeys to make her even-par 144.

"I came into today looking to shoot below 145," Grehan said. "The course played a little harder today and the wind was definitely a factor. I just played my game and was confident I could do well."

Creamer, 16, used nine consecutive pars, one birdie, two bogeys and a double to finish 1-over-par 145.

"My putting was good today and my short game was what really saved me," Creamer said. "I didn't give myself enough chances for birdie that's something I want to work on for tomorrow."

Final-round tee times will begin at 6:00-7:57 a.m. on Thursday, August 14 off the Nos. 1 and 10 tee at The Links at Shirley. For more information on the Lessing's AJGA Classic, call tournament headquarters at (631) 395-7272 or visit our web site at ajga.org.

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