AJGA ASHWORTH POSTSEASON JUNIOR AT GAINESVILLE
University Golf Course
Gainesville, Florida
Sept. 26-28, 2003

WATTERS TAKES TWO-STROKE LEAD AFTER FIRST ROUND IN GAINESVILLE
Song, Fortner post even-par 70s at postseason event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Jack Watters of Tampa, Fla., carded four birdies in his first nine holes en route to posting a two-under-par 68. This score put him in the lead after the first round of the AJGA Ashworth Postseason Junior at Gainesville. Michael Song of Bradenton, Fla., and Sam Fortner of Fort Myers, Fla., each came in with even-par 70s to sit behind Watters going into the final round.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Ashworth Postseason Junior at Gainesville features 84 boys, ages 13-18 from 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The 36-hole stroke play event is taking place at the University Golf Course.

Watters, who is playing in his first AJGA event, carded birdies on Nos. 4,5,7 and 9. He made the turn with a four-under-par 31.

"I wasn't thinking about the score, just taking it one shot at a time," Watters said. His only bogeys in the round came on Nos. 15 and 17.

"I only missed two fairways today and my iron play was really good," Watters said. "I need to come back tomorrow with the same strategy of just taking everything one shot at a time and I think I'll be alright."

Finishing the first round two strokes behind Watters are Song and Fortner. Song (35-35-70) had three birdies while Fortner (34-36-70) had two.

"I saw a lot of trees during the practice round, so I tried to hit my driver good today and play it safe," Song said. "The greens are a good type for me as well. Tomorrow I need to try to hit as many fairways and greens as I can and concentrate on my short game and chipping around the green."

Fortner was also pleased with his play Saturday and is ready to come back for Sunday's final round.

"I made some good shots today and it gave me something to think about for tomorrow," Fortner said. "I'm excited to come back tomorrow because I think I can improve on a few areas."

Rounding out the top-five are Nicolas Donaldson of Windermere, Fla., and David Palm of Jacksonville, Fla., with one-over-par 71s. Nine players are tied for sixth with 72s.

The final round of the AJGA Ashworth Postseason Junior at Gainesville will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Sunday. For more information on this event, contact tournament headquarters at (352) 375-4863, ext. 4735.

 
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