AJGA CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR
ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT CHAMPAIGN
Champaign Country Club
August 19-21, 2002
SAVAGE FIRES 2-UNDER 69
TO GARNER LEAD AT CHAMPAIGN Arseneault leads Girls Division at 2-over-par
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Matt Savage of Louisville, Ky.,
fired a 2-under-par 69 Tuesday to claim the first-round lead
at the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Classic at Champaign,
held at the par-71 Champaign Country Club. Jennie Arseneault
of Grinnell, Iowa, posted a 2-over-par 73 to take a three-stroke
lead in the Girls Division.
The 36-hole Championship, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, is the final in a series of seven events
in the Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Series and features 84
players, ages 13-15, from 28 states, including 12 competitors
Savage, a 15-year-old sophomore-to-be, carded just one bogey
and three birdies en route to a round of 34-35-69. On the
par-4, 429-yard seventh, Savage sunk a 25-foot birdie putt,
the first of two birdies he posted on his last three holes
"I didn't really play all that great today, but I didn't
make any mistakes," Savage said. "I hit the ball
well and stayed out of the trees. The course wasn't playing
very easy today, and I was getting a little frustrated with
Savage, who is playing in his first AJGA Junior All-Star and
his sixth AJGA event over-all, is looking to better his best
finish of 11th at the 2002 Henry-Griffitts Rome Junior Classic.
"I don't usually get out to very good starts at these
tournaments," Savage said. "I am pleased with my
score today because I was looking to just keep myself in the
Cornelius Carroll of St. Simons, Ga., Dustin Garza of Edinburg,
Texas, and Matt Fast of Hattiesburg, Miss., are tied for second
place at 1-under-par 70. Rounding out the top five in the
Boys Division is Michael Quagliano of White Plains, N.Y.,
who posted even-par 71.
In the Girls Division, Arseneault began with a bogey on her
first hole, but bounced back with a birdie on the par-5, 474-yard
11th. Arseneault posted a round of 37-36-73.
"I knew I needed to get back that extra stroke I had
on the first hole," said the 14-year-old. "I played
well today and was able to place most of my shots to go right
where I wanted them, which helps on this course because it's
fairly narrow. I enjoy playing the Champaign Country Club
course because there are no hidden bunkers and the par-3s
Arseneault is coming off of an eighth place finish at the
AJGA John Deere Classic Junior Championship last week in Long
Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., is in sole possession of
second place at 5-over-par 76, and Mallory Blackwelder of
Versailles, Ky., is in third with a score of 7-over-par 78.
Final-round tee times will begin Wednesday, August 21, at
7:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Champaign Country
For more information on the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star
Classic at Champaign, contact tournament headquarters at (217)
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