SUBARU OPEN AT ANDOVER

 Andover Golf & Country Club

Lexington, Kentucky

June 28 – July 1,2004

 

MARTIN DRIVES TO TOP WITH OPENING 68

Freeman paces Girls Division

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Alex Martin of Middletown, Ohio, fired a first-round 4-under-par 68 to take the first round lead of the Subaru Open at Andover.  Ashley Freeman of Belleville, Ill., was the only player in the Girls Division to shoot under par, recording a 71 for a 2-stroke advantage.

               
The Subaru at Andover is a 54-hole stroke-play event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Andover Golf & Country Club.  The tournament includes 99 boy and girl junior golfers, ages 12-18, from 18 states, Canada, and Japan.  Four Rolex Junior All-Americans and 29 Kentucky natives highlight the field.

               
Martin, who originally grew up in Lexington playing at the Andover Golf & Country Club, was able to record identical nines of 34 to take an early 2-stroke lead.  Playing a brand new driver, Martin was able to hit nine fairways and 16 greens, leading to six birdies and just two bogeys in his first round.

               
“I really hit the ball well today, especially my irons,” Martin said.  “I was able to hit my approach shots close which allowed me to score well.”

               
Martin played the par-3s at Andover particulary well.  He began his round by knocking his tee-shot to 10 feet on the par-3 second hole and ran in the putt for birdie.  On Nos. 11 and 15, he was able to stick his iron shots to three feet, recording birdies on both. 

               
Martin, 17, came into this week fresh off a win in the Ohio State Junior Amateur shooting rounds of 69-67 for the tournament.  He also has a third place finish this season, at the PING Indianapolis Junior in Indiana.

               
Trailing the leader, is Billy McKay of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Marc Gladson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who both tallied 2-under-par 70s.  A group of boys are tied for fourth at 2-over-par.  The group includes Thomas Buran of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kyle Hodges of Hamilton, Ohio, Chase Carperter of Salyersville, Ky., Chip Brooks of The Woodlands, Texas, Jeff Hall of Franklin, Tenn., and Noah Goldman of Longwood, Fla.

               
In the Girls Division, Freeman got her day off right, sliding in a 20-foot birdie putt on her first hole of the day.  The birdie on the first hole was followed up with another on No. 3.  After a bogey on No. 7, she was able to get back her lost stroke with a birdie four on the par-5 eighth hole.

               
“The birdie on No. 1 was a great start to the day,” Freeman explained.  “It was a real boost of confidence that I carried with me the rest of the round.”

               
Her back nine 36 included back-to-back birdies on Nos. 14 and 15.  After knocking her approach close on No. 14 for birdie, the sixteen-year-old rolled in a downhill 20-footer for birdie on the next.

               
“On No. 15, I was just trying to lag the putt close,” Freeman laughed.  “I was really surprised when it rolled in.  I guess sometimes luck is on your side.”

               
Freeman came into this week with a little extra hop in her step, after qualifying for the United States Junior Amateur last week, in Lincoln, Neb.  Her best finish this season to date, is a tie for fourth at the TaylorMade-addidas Golf Junior at The Woodlands.  Last year, Freeman captured her first and only AJGA victory at the AJGA Chicago Junior at Bolingbrook.

               
Kentucky native Marci Turner of Tompkinsville, stands in second after the first round, recording a 1-over-par 73.  Following her in third position is Jennifer Hong of Windermere, Fla., who scored a 74. 


The second round of the Subaru Open at Andover will begin Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee.

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 Subaru Open at Andover, please contact tournament headquarters at (859) 263-3710.

 

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