AJGA ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL JUNIOR
CLASSIC Magnolia Grove Golf Club
August 29 - September 1, 2003
ALABAMA NATIVE KIZZIRE ROLLS
TO BOYS DIVISION LEAD AT 6-UNDER PAR Park vs. Park battle awaits in Girls Division
MOBILE, Ala. - Second-round play brought a second
helping of weather delays at the AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf
Trail Junior Classic. The double weather suspension, spanning
more than three hours total, failed to wash out the second
round for both the Boys and Girls Divisions. Patton Kizzire
of Tuscaloosa, Ala., fired a second round 5-under-par 67 to
take a three-stroke lead at 4-under-par 138. In the Girls
Division, In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla., fired a 5-under-par
67 on the Crossings Course to move into first place at 3-under-par
141 and the 18-hole tournament record.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Robert
Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic features a field of
100 boys and 65 girls from 29 states and Mexico. 2003 marks
the 10th anniversary of the AJGA's summer-ending event in
Mobile. Past champions of the 54-hole tournament include the
PGA TOUR's David Gossett, Charles Howell III, Ty Tryon and
Beth Bauer of the LPGA.
With a victory tomorrow, the 17-year-old Kizzire would be
the first ever Alabama resident to win the AJGA Robert Trent
Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic. Kizzire certainly has his
fair share of experience on the course, playing the Falls
Course three times for AJGA events, as well as becoming the
Central Tuscaloosa High School State Champion at Magnolia
"My short game was great today," Kizzire said. "I
was able to get up and down and took advantage of every birdie.
Day to day my game has been different, but I just go out there
and play. I'm ready for tomorrow."
Tied for second place in the Boys Division are Webb Simpson
of Raleigh, N.C., and Christopher Anderson of Lake Mary, Fla.,
at 3-under-par 141. Rounding out the top five in the Boys
Division are Trent Leon of Dallas at 2-under-par 142 and Dan
Doyle of Rochester, Mich., at 1-under-par 143.
In the Girls Division, the 15-year-old Park's round was made
possible by hitting 13 fairways and 17 greens, combined with
six birdies and only one bogey.
"Yesterday my putting was bad but today I definitely
improved," Park said. "This course is very short
for me; I really like to hit from within 100 yards."
Winner of the 2003 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, Park
said she is excited about the prospects for next year's season.
"This tournament is a great close for my regular season,"
Park said. "If I finish well here, it will give me a
lot of confidence going into the AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic."
Jane Park of Beaumont, Calif., 16, carded a 2-over-par 38
on the front nine and a 1-under-par 35 on the back nine to
place her in second at even-par 144.
"I didn't get many good breaks today," Park said.
"I was going too fast today. Tomorrow I need to slow
it down and set a good tempo."
Sukjin Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J., is in third place at
1-over-par 145 with 18 holes remaining in the tournament.
Final-round play will begin with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start
for the Boys and Girls Divisions on the Falls and Crossings
Courses, respectively. For more information on the AJGA Robert
Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic, contact tournament
headquarters at (251) 645-0075.
Final-Round Groupings 8 AM Shotgun
Tee BOYS DIVISION
1A Charlie Holland, Dallas, Texas (2005) 69-78-147
Chase MacFarland, Savannah, Ga. (2005) 72-75-147
Jonathan Moore, Portland, Ore. (2004) 75-72-147
Tim Schaetzel, Atlanta, Ga. (2004) 73-74-147
1B Dan Doyle, Rochester, Mich. (2004) 70-73-143
Randy Lowry, Spring, Texas (2005) 73-71-144
Michael Green, Augusta, Ga. (2005) 70-74-144
Will Osborne, Wichita Falls, Texas (2004) 71-74-145
1C Patton Kizzire, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2004) 71-67-138
Christopher Anderson, Lake Mary, Fla. (2004) 69-72-141
Webb Simpson, Raleigh, N.C. (2004) 72-69-141
Trent Leon, Dallas, Texas (2005) 72-70-142
2 George Gandranata, Bradenton, Fla. (2005) 75-73-148
Teddy Collins, Louisville, Ky. (2004) 75-73-148
Luke Hopkins, Greer, S.C. (2005) 75-73-148
Matthew Swan, Montgomery, Ala. (2005) 77-71-148
3 Will Shambley, Cary, N.C. (2004) 75-73-148
Tarik Can, New York, N.Y. (2004) 76-73-149
Joshua Carr, Orlando, Fla. (2004) 72-77-149
Danny Zimmerman, Verona, Wis. (2004) 74-75-149
4 Mark Harrell, Hazlehurst, Ga. (2004) 74-76-150
Brett Lange, Atlanta, Ga. (2004) 78-72-150
Dave Tiffenberg, Tampa, Fla. (2004) 77-73-150
Philip Pettitt, Jr., Murfreesboro, Tenn. (2004) 73-77-150
4B Hunter Bronson, Mobile, Ala. (2007) 74-75-149
Matt Fast, Hattiesburg, Miss. (2005) 73-76-149
Tim Porter, Wilmington, Del. (2004) 75-74-149
Song Jeon, Ocala, Fla. (2004) 73-76-149
5 Gin Kim, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2005) 77-73-150
Ryan Holler, Morehead City, N.C. (2004) 72-78-150
Austin Bowen, Hattiesburg, Miss. (2004) 74-77-151
Noah Goldman, Longwood, Fla. (2005) 75-76-151
6B Bill Allcorn, Abilene, Texas (2004) 76-75-151
Greg Forest, Palm City, Fla. (2005) 78-73-151
David Marino, Cumberland, R.I. (2004) 75-77-152
Chip DeSelms, Wilmington, N.C. (2004) 75-77-152
7 Benjamin Kishigian, Warner Robins, Ga. (2005) 78-75-153
Matthew Van Zandt, Missouri City, Texas (2004) 78-75-153
Meen Huh, La Palma, Calif. (2004) 78-75-153
Chris Smith, Alpharetta, Ga. (2004) 75-78-153
8 Hunter Creekmore, Ft. Smith, Ark. (2004) 77-77-154
Peter Rhee, Duluth, Ga. (2004) 78-76-154
Ben Russell, Mobile, Ala. (2006) 81-73-154
J.T. Hoffman, Alpharetta, Ga. (2004) 78-76-154
8B Morgan Landry, Lafayette, La. (2004) 80-73-153
Warren Thomas, Columbia, S.C. (2004) 78-76-154
Joshua An, Bradenton, Fla. (2004) 79-75-154
Stephen Cox, Jonesboro, Ark. (2005) 76-78-154
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