TAYLORMADE-adidas GOLF JUNIOR AT THE WOODLANDS

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center – Panther Trail Course

The Woodlands, Texas

April 9-11, 2004

 

WARD, PRESSEL TAKE VICTORIES AT THE WOODLANDS

Inclement weather hampers competitors on both days of event

 

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Amid steady rain and threatening conditions, Christopher Ward of McKinney, Texas, defeated Ryan Myers of Flint, Texas, on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Boys Division of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at The Woodlands.  Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., took a four-stroke victory in the Girls Division.  The poor weather caused the event to be shortened to 18 holes in the Boys Division and 27 holes in the Girls Division.


Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at The Woodlands was held at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center’s Panther Trail Course. It featured 156 players from 19 states and Canada, including 102 players from the host state of Texas.


Entering second-round play in the Boys Division, Ward and Myers were tied for the lead after shooting first-round 70s.  However, due to the weather, the final round was cancelled and the pair of 16-year-olds was forced into a playoff to determine the champion.


On the first hole of the playoff, which started on No. 18, Myers’ second shot came up just short and found the water in front of the green. 


“I was just trying to play it like a match-play tournament,” Ward said. “After Ryan went in the water, I just wanted to hit the green and two putt.” 


That is exactly what the junior did, as he played a safe shot to the center of the green and two-putted for the par, and the victory in the 20th year of the AJGA’s Easter Weekend event in Texas.


“This was definitely my biggest tournament win ever,” Ward said. “I have always wanted to play in Invitationals and this win will allow me to do that.”


Finishing behind Ward and Myers in a five-way tie for third place at 1-under-par 71 were Stephen Cox of Jonesboro, Ark., Michael Knight of Calgary, Alberta, Ryan Spears of Del City, Okla. Paul Haley of Dallas and Michael Schachner of Libertyville, Ill.


In the Girls Division, Pressel fired a 1-under-par 71 in the first round, which was completed Sunday morning, before closing with a 1-over-par 37 on Sunday’s final nine holes.  The 15-year-old’s 27-hole total of 108 was good enough for a four-shot victory. 


“I totally changed my style of play this weekend,” Pressel said. “I’m usually more aggressive, but because of the weather, I had to be much more conservative.”


Coming in second behind Pressel was local junior Stefanie Page of The Woodlands, Texas.  Page shot 74 in the first round and 38 in the rain-shortened second round for a total of 112. 


“We play our qualifiers here for high school,” Page said. “It really helped me to know the course because it is a really strategic setup.” 


Behind Pressel and Page in third place was Amber Lundskog of San Diego, Calif., who finished with a 27-hole total of 114 while playing in her first AJGA event. 


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 AJGA has a membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.


Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989.  Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.


For more information on the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at The Woodlands, contact the AJGA’s National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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