ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

LPGA International – Champions Course

Daytona Beach, Florida

June 14-17, 2004

 

GRANADA WINS ROLEX GIRLS AT 15-UNDER-PAR, BREAKING TOURNAMENT RECORDS

Lincicome and Pressel tie for second at 6-under

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Racking up a personal-low competitive round and a first Major win, Julieta Granada, 17, of Asuncion, Paraguay, finished 15-under-par Thursday at the final round of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. In doing so, Granada shattered the tournament-low 18- and 54-hole scoring records, previously held by Aree Song at 67 and 206, respectively.

               

 In second place with tournament finishes of 6-under-par 210 were Brittany Lincicome, 18, of Seminole, Fla., and Morgan Pressel, 16, of Boca Raton, Florida. 

 

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 54-hole stroke-play invitational event was held at LPGA International’s Champions Course, the same venue as the LPGA’s Qualifying School. The event featured 77 girls from 21 states and four foreign countries (Canada, Japan, Mexico and Paraguay) who were invited based upon past top national junior golf tournament finishes.

 

The tournament, one of two girls-only AJGA Majors, brought 18 Rolex Junior All-Americans to Daytona Beach, including Granada, Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Florida natives Lincicome, Jennifer Pandolfi of Navarre, Pressel, and Dolores White of Lakeland. Granada, Blumenhurst, Lincicome and Pressel are all first-team Rolex Junior All-Americans.

Granada entered the final round at 7-under-par after first- and second-round totals of 68 and 69, respectively. 

 

Following her second round, however, Granada was disappointed by her short game, faulting it for a higher score than she felt capable of.  Despite fatigue, she spent extra time on the putting green in preparation for the final round of the tournament and managed to fix the glitch in her game.

 

“I was making putts from the start,” she said of her final round performance.  Granada carded for birdie on No. 1 and 2, two of eight birdies that put her at an 8-under-par 64 for the day.

 

Winning a Major had been Granada’s goal for the summer. “Now that I’ve accomplished that – let’s make it another,” she said.

 

Next week, Granada will attempt to reach another milestone in her career when she participates in the second stage of qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open.  She said she also hopes to earn the AJGA’s highest honors for a junior golfer: Rolex Junior Player of the Year.

 

Also with a personal-low competitive round was Lincicome who said she was exhausted from the start of the tournament after participating in the U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier Monday and Tuesday near Orlando.  Lincicome qualified for the event that will be held during the first week of July. 

 

“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet that I’m in,” Lincicome said.  “Maybe I’ll think about it tonight.”

 

At 1-over-par entering the final round, Lincicome said she had simply hoped to shoot something under par during the final round.  She carded six birdies and an eagle with only one bogey to card a 7-under-par 65. 

 

Pressel, who also competed in the U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier Monday but failed to make the cut, said she played “almost miserably” her first few holes, hitting two balls into hazards and missing several putts within five feet. 

 

“I’ve gotten quite nervous standing over the short five-foot putts,” she said.  “But I made four birdies by draining putts from at least 15 feet.”

 

Pressel shot a 4-under-par 68 to tie Lincicome for second place.  Rounding out the top five finishers of the tournament were Amber Lundskog of San Diego, and Jennifer Pandolfi of Navarre, Fla., who each carded tournament totals of 211. 

 

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 about the Rolex Girls Junior Championship or any of the AJGA’s events, contact AJGA National Headquarters at (877) 373-2542.

 
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