RANDALL PARKER SHOOTOUT AT FIELDSTONE
Fieldstone Golf Club
June 28 â€“ July 1, 2004
Granada CAPTURES BACK-TO-BACK AJGA TITLES WITH WIN AT FIELDSTONE
May outlasts field for second AJGA win
GREENVILLE, De. â€“ Julieta Granada of Asuncion, Paraguay, won her second straight AJGA title after shooting a final-round 1-under-par 70 for a 4-shot victory. New York native David May of Auburn, took home the Boys Division title by five shots after carding a 2-over-par 73 in Thursday's final round.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone featured 84 players, 66 boys and 18 girls, ages 12-18 from 12 states and Paraguay. The 54-hole stroke play event returned to the Fieldstone Golf Club after a one-year absence.
Coming off of a victory at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, Granada continued her strong play at the demanding Fieldstone Golf Club, sinking 7 birdies during the final round en route to a tournament total of 208.
â€śThe course was very challenging all three days of the tournament,â€ť said Granada, who will play in the Rolex Tournament of Champions next week. â€śMy game has been pretty good for six months now, but this feels like the tournament where it all started clicking.â€ť
Second-round co-leader Nannette Hill of Pelham Manor, N.Y., had her game clicking during Wednesdayâ€™s second round, but couldnâ€™t keep up with Granada on the final day. She shot a final-round 74 and finished at even-par 212 for the tournament. Stephanie Connelly of Pasadena, Md., finished alone in third place with a tournament total of even-par 213.
May entered Thursdayâ€™s final round with a three-stroke advantage over the rest of the field, but saw that lead grow to six shots at the turn. Greg Carlin of Kensington, Md., made a late charge on the back nine, but had trouble on the final two holes of the day to finish at 220, six shots back. May carded a final-round 72 for a 214 total, and a 5-stroke victory.
â€śIâ€™m pretty excited about the win. Last year I got off to a slow start and didnâ€™t play that well,â€ť said May, last yearâ€™s champion at the Jeffery M. Isner Memorial Junior at New Seabury. â€śI got to play a little more this winterâ€”more than Iâ€™m used toâ€”so I think that helped me a lot. This win was a great way to start my summer and I hope to play well next week at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.â€ť
Finishing in second place was Lion Kim of Lake Mary, Fla., at 219. Carlinâ€™s trouble on Nos. 17 and 18 dropped him into a tie for third with Ryan Heisey of New Bern, N.C., at 220. First-round leader Kyle Davis of Kennett Square, Pa., finished alone in fifth place with a tournament total of 221.
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 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.
For more information on the Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone or the AJGA, please call AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200 or visit ajga.org.