TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Chateau Elan
Chateau Elan Resort, Chateau and Woodlands Courses
March 30, 2002
STORMS BRING EARLY END TO FIRST ROUND
OF TAYLORMADE-adidas GOLF JUNIOR AT CHATEAU ELAN
BRASELTON, Ga. - Lightning and downpouring rain took their
toll on Saturday's first round of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Junior at Chateau Elan, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association. With the entire 169-player field, consisting
of many of the nation's top junior golfers, still on the course,
the stormy weather forced an early end to the round.
As a result, the round will be completed Sunday morning
at 7:30 a.m.
It is the second straight year that weather has wreaked
havoc with the event. Last year, the Boys Division was reduced
to 18 holes when their second round was washed out. The Girls
Division managed to finish both rounds.
Both champions from last year, Kevin Silva of New Bedford,
Mass., and Brittany Lincicome of Pinellas Park, Fla., are
trying to defend their titles in similar weather conditions.
Saturday morning's storms delayed the start of play in both
divisions until 11 a.m., when play began in a shotgun format.
The calm weather lasted until just past 2 p.m., when the
players were forced off the course by a thunderstorm, which
halted play for the remainder of the day.
The Girls Division, playing on the Woodlands Course, has
five to six holes remaining, while the Boys Division has eight
to nine holes left to play on the Chateau Course.
First-round play will resume Sunday morning at 7:30 and,
if weather allows, the 36-hole championship will be completed
with a second-round shotgun following completion of the first
The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Chateau Elan is one
of three championships being conducted by the AJGA over Easter
Weekend. The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Bentwood near
Houston, Texas, and the Arizona Junior Classic also feature
top junior golf talent from across the country.