HEATHER FARR CLASSIC QUALIFIER #2
Longbow Golf Club
April 4, 2004
CASANO EARNS MEDALIST HONORS AT SECOND HEATHER FARR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Final qualifiers round out Easter Weekend tournament field
MESA, Ariz. â€“ Sebastian Casano of Phoenix fired an even-par 71 Sunday to earn medalist honors in the final qualifier for the Heather Farr Classic.
The 18-hole qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 40 players from five states and Canada, including 21 Arizona natives. The event, held at Longbow Golf Club, determined the final players for the Heather Farr Classic, which will be played April 9-11 and feature 120 of the nationâ€™s top junior golfers.
Casano, who started on No. 3, got off to a good start on the day with a birdie on his first hole. He was 2-under after three holes and made the turn at 3-under.
â€śI got off to a good start, but I only hit one green on the back nine because the wind made it really tough,â€ť Casano said.
The 18-year-old finished the day with four birdies en route to a 33-38â€”71.
â€śI had nine one-putts today,â€ť he said. â€śI did not have any really long putts and I got up-and-down a lot. The key to my round was definitely my short game and I drove the ball well too. I was rolling it well today and I think I have these greens down pretty well. I need to work on my iron play for next weekend.â€ť
Rounding out the qualifiers were Dane Bagnell of Edgewood, Wash.; Derek Adams of Lake Havasu City; Travis Gonda of Tucson; Jeff Krakowiak of Glendale; and Rui Takamatsu of Palm Desert, Calif.
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. The largest association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGAâ€™s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Associationâ€™s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
The first round of the Heather Farr Classic will begin Saturday, April 10 with a 7 a.m. start at Longbow Golf Club.
For more information on the Heather Farr Classic, contact tournament headquarters at (480) 807-5400 and ask for AJGA Headquarters.