AJGA GOLFWEEK CHICAGO JUNIOR
Winnetka Golf Club
Winnetka, Illinois
June 11-14, 2002

PERSONS CLINCHES BOYS TITLE BY ONE STROKE
Ashley Knoll claims her second AJGA Girls Division title

WINNETKA, Ill. -- Players and spectators braved through delays and intermittent thunderstorms Friday during the final round of the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior at Winnetka Golf Club in Winnetka, Ill. Josh Persons of Fargo, N.D., won his first AJGA title by one stroke in a very close battle. Texas native Ashley Knoll of The Woodlands maintained her lead to claim her second AJGA individual title.

The 54-hole tournament hosted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 99 players from 19 states and Canada, including 42 Illinois natives.

Josh Persons remained under-par through most of the day but almost lost his momentum. Persons started off the day a little shaky, and carded four bogeys and one birdie. In the end, the 18-year-old prevailed shooting a three round total of 70-69-73-212, to claim his first AJGA victory.

"It feels great to win," Persons said. "There's nothing better than winning."

Hometown local, Matthew Slovitt, gave Persons some tough competition as the two tipped the scale in an up-and-down game that was anybody's for the taking. Slovitt finished second at even par 213.

"It was frustrating," Slovitt said. "I tried to play the course and not the player. [Persons] definitely won the match today."

Fellow Illinois native Rob Grube of Hinsdale shot a 4-under-par 216 to finish in third place. Patrick Herzog of Red Wing, Minn., finished alone in fourth at 217. Defending champion Randy Lowry of Spring, Texas, and Kyle Nathan of Winnetka, Ill., tied for fifth and rounded out the top five boys at 219.

Honorable mention Polo Golf Junior All-American Ashley Knoll dominated the Girls Division in all three rounds to take medalist honors. The 17-year-old struggled in the final round carding three bogeys, but was able to keep pace ahead of the competition and win her second AJGA title.

"My goal was to play consistent," Knoll said. "I wanted to come in with a solid round and make the other players outplay me.

"I've been looking for my second win and this feels awesome," she said.

Noriko Nakazaki of Hanover Park, Ill., and Second-Team Polo Golf junior All-American Whitney Wade of Glasgow, Ky., finished second and third, respectively.

For more information on the Golfweek Chicago Junior, please contact our national headquarters at (877) 373-2542.

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