AJGA CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT JACKSONVILLE
Paradise Point Golf Club - Gold Course
Jacksonville, North Carolina
July 29-31, 2002

PICKETT, HAMMOCK BATTLE FOR FIRST AJGA TITLES AT JACKONSVILLE
Tomimbang and Niederkohr both lead in the Girls Division with 75

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Different type of shots were fired Tuesday on the Camp Lejeune military base as the nation's top junior golfers (ages 13-15) invaded Paradise Point Golf Club for the inaugural AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Classic at Jacksonville.

The 36-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, at Paradise Point Golf Club's Gold Course, in Jacksonville, N.C., features 87 juniors representing 15 states. Twenty-three North Carolina natives are included in the field.

The ultimate goal of the Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Series is to give younger AJGA members more opportunities to compete against players from across the country. The AJGA is conducting seven Junior All-Star Series events this season, which is now in its fifth year of existence.

Leading the recruits after the first-round of tournament play in the Boys Division are North Carolina native Marshall Pickett of Wilmington and Matthew Hammock of Hinesville, Ga., who both carded 2-under-par 70s while Mayule Tomimbang of Kissimmee, Fla., and Holly Niederkohr of Marysville, Ohio, heated up the Girls Division with rounds of 75.

Pickett, who started the day off the back nine, sunk a 50-foot putt on the tenth hole that propelled him through his remaining round.

"Overall, I felt that my wedge game was playing the best," the high school sophomore said. "But after nailing that long putt on No. 10, I just concentrated on taking one shot at a time."

Entering the final-round, Pickett's strategy is rather simple.

"I am going to go home and just sleep. In the morning, I will probably hit about 10 range balls. I just want to have fun and play the same way I did today."

Joining Pickett for the lead is Georgia native Matthew Hammock of Hinesville, who posted three birdies on Nos. 5, 16 and 17 to finish at 35-35-70.

Gerald Henderson of Blue Bell, Pa., shot a 1-under-par 71 to place him behind Pickett and Hammock, while Paul Haley of Dallas, Bobby Hudson of Memphis, Tenn., North Carolina natives Christopher Evans of Greensboro and Philip Chauncey from Durham, Luke Hopkins of Greer, S.C., and Jake An of Chantilly, Va., all fired even-par 72s to round out the top 5.

In the Girls Division, the 15-year-old Tomimbang (38-37-75) hit 12 out of 18 fairways and hit 14 greens to list her atop of the leaderboard.

"I struck the ball very well today," the soon-to-be sophomore said. "I hit the majority of my drives straight down the middle of the fairway, which helped me to remain focused."

Not only were her tee shots solid, but her putter was hot as well as she made birdies on No. 4, as well as back-to-back birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 for a 1-over-par 37 on the back nine.

"My putting was also very consistent," the Florida native said. "I had several 6-foot putts that saved me for par."

Niederkohr started off the round with a double-bogey, but turned it around quickly to garner a (39-36-75) and place her in contention for tournament honors.

"After my double-bogey on No. 1, I forced myself to keep my head in the game," the fifteen-year-old said. "On the front nine, I started to play my irons very well and it really helped me to gain some momentum."

Tia Gannon of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Jordyn Wells of Bethel Park, Pa., finished with 77s for a tie for third.

Final-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, off the No. 1 and 10 tees at Paradise Point Golf Club's Gold Course.

For more information about the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star at Jacksonville, please call Tournament Headquarters at (910) 451-2273.

#AJGA#

 

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
4. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
5. KK Limbhasut
Loma Linda, CA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
4. Maddie Szeryk
Allen, TX
5. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Randy Wise Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
133
2
Kevin Gordon
137
T
3
Winston Margaritis
139
T
3
Tyler Pearson
139
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Gonzales
142
T
2
Riley Rennell
143
T
2
Madasyn Pettersen
143
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
Boys
Total
1
Chad McCann
138
2
Luke Schaap
141
T
3
Graham Hutchinson
142
T
3
Nathan Chuwait
142
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
137
2
Julie Luo
145
T
3
Brynn Walker
149
T
3
Delaney Shah
149
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
T
1
Charles Sun
73
T
1
Tianlin Zhang
73
3
Nelson Pang
74
Girls
Total
1
Madeleine Garay
78
2
Belinda Hu
79
T
3
Brooke McDougald
80
T
3
Jiayu Kong
80
T
3
Veronica Joels
80
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Ricky Castillo
65
T
2
Gabe Spach
69
T
2
Clay Seeber
69
T
2
Joseph Chun
69
T
2
Eddy Lai
69
Girls
Total
1
Carolyn Zhao
70
2
Brittany Park
72
3
Yealimi Noh
73
Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Scott Roden
146
2
Charlie Dubiel
147
3
Won Jun Lee
150
Girls
Total
1
Lindsay May
157
2
Christine Shao
160
3
Hailey Jones
161
PBE Qualifier - California
Boys
Total
T
1
Kevin An
71
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
T
3
William Draper
72
T
3
Yu-Jen Cheng
72
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
T
2
Waverly Whiston
74
T
2
Ty Akabane
74
T
2
Samantha Gong
74
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
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.