PING JUNIOR AT SUNRIVER RESORT
Sunriver Resort, Meadows Course
August 26-29, 2003
TAKES A TWO-SHOT LEAD IN BOYS DIVISION AT SUNRIVER
Johns maintains three stroke lead among girls
- Lucas Lee of Torrance, Calif., followed his course record
65 with a 2-under-par 69 in the second round of the AJGA PING
Junior at Sunriver Resort for a two-day total of 8-under-par
134. In the Girls Division, Stephanie Johns of Ashland, Ore.,
will take a three stroke lead into the final round after a
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the PING
Junior at Sunriver Resort features players from eight states,
including 16 from the state of Oregon. The inaugural 54-hole
tournament is being held on the par-71 layout of the Meadows
Course at Sunriver Resort.
Lee carded six birdies en route to a round of 35-34-69, including
a chip-in for birdie on No. 7. He also made a 10-foot birdie
on No. 2.
"I had a tough round today," Lee, 16, said. "I
did not get to the course early enough this morning to practice.
I stroked the ball very well and I made a lot of putts for
"Today was windy compared to yesterday," he continued.
"My goal for tomorrow is to win my first AJGA tournament."
Tying Lee's course record that he set Wednesday was Kevin
Chappell of Fresno, Calif. He carded eight birdies, including
six on the back nine, en route to a 35-30-65 and is tied for
sixth place at even-par 142.
Two strokes off the pace at 6-under-par 136 with a second
round of 69 is Nick Geyer of Agoura Hills, Calif. Alone in
third place is Matt Marshall of Los Gatos, Calif., with consistent
rounds of 69-69-138. Rounding out the top five in the Boys
Division are Sasan Shahi of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Craig
Leslie of Spokane, Wash., at 1-under-par 141.
In the Girls Division, Johns, who is playing in her first
national event, finished the day with two birdies on her way
to a two-day total of even-par 142.
"It was a good round today," the 16-year-old said.
"I just made a lot of pars. I was hitting greens and
two-putting every hole. I felt confident all day and all aspects
of my game were consistent. Tommorrow I plan to do the same
thing and just stay in it."
Tied for second place at 145 are Jennifer Yoo of Cerritos,
Calif., and Kim Shin of Shoreline, Wash. Allison Goodman sits
in fourth place at 149 and rounding out the top five is Soo
Cho of Glendale, Calif., at 150.
Final-round tee times will begin Friday at 7 a.m. off the
Nos. 1 and 10 tees on the Meadows Course of Sunriver Resort.
For more information on the AJGA PING Junior at Sunriver Resort,
please contact tournament headquarters at (541) 593-7880.