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.

 
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. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
2. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
3. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
4. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
5. KK Limbhasut
Loma Linda, CA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
4. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
5. Amy Lee
Brea, CA
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 hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission
Boys
Total
1
Tyler Strafaci
66
2
Won Jun Lee
68
3
Eugene Hong
69
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
70
T
2
Amy Zhang
73
T
2
Gabriela Coello
73
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
67
T
2
J. J. Gresco
68
T
2
Zach Norris
68
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
66
2
Angella Then
71
3
Abigail Heck
72
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
68
T
1
Jacob Bergeron
68
T
3
Logan Watkins
70
T
3
Drew Jones
70
Girls
Total
T
1
Mia Ayer
74
T
1
Sydney Youngblood
74
T
1
Kie Purdom
74
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Conner Koberg
69
2
Andrew Beckler
71
T
3
Tanner Owen
72
T
3
Aaron DeNucci
72
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
71
T
2
Alison Chang
73
T
2
Meiqi Gao
73
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Marc Toma
69
T
1
Henry Cassriel
69
T
3
Mason Glinski
70
T
3
Taisei Negishi
70
T
3
Eric Ghim
70
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
67
T
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
68
T
2
Alyaa Abdulghany
68
AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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.