AJGA KROGER JUNIOR INVITATIONAL
Elks Run Golf Club
Batavia, Ohio
August 5-8, 2002

GRANADA SECURES FIRST AJGA VICTORY WITH WIN AT KROGER
Curran edges Cimarolli down the stretch to claim Boys Division crown

BATAVIA, Ohio - Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla., fired an even-par 71 Thursday at the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational to hang on for a wire-to-wire victory and her first AJGA title. In the Boys Division, Jon Curran of Hopkinton, Mass., posted a 2-over-par 73 to claim his first AJGA title.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational featured a 102-player field of 78 boys and 24 girls representing 18 states and Canada and was being held at the par-71 Elks Run Golf Club.

Granada, who entered the day with a one-shot lead over Mandy Goins of Frankfort, Ky., opened the day with a bogey-free 1-under-par 35 on the front nine thanks to a birdie on the 331-yard, par-4 seventh. The Polo Golf Junior All-American extended her lead to three after No. 16, but Granada found a green-side bunker on No. 17 to cause her first bogey of the day and cut her lead to two heading into the final hole.

"I was playing well today, but so was Mandy," the 15-year-old Granada said. "I never had a big lead, but I was able to maintain my lead all day."

Granada found herself in the bunker again on No. 18, but was able to make her biggest save of the tournament to par the hole and lock up her first career AJGA victory and first win since the 2001 Cleveland Golf/Joe Durant Southern Junior.

"It feels great to win," Granada said. "But it feels different than any other tournament I've won. It's more special. It's hard to win these tournaments. Any tournament you go to it's going to be hard to win because the competition is so good."

Goins finished alone in second at 221 after posting her second-consecutive 72. Jenny Suh of Fairfax, Va., finished in third place at 227 after ending with a final-round 73.

Curran, who entered the day tied for the Boys Division lead with Mark Cimarolli of Pittsburgh, Pa., got off to a solid start draining a 20-footer for birdie on No. 2, and adding back-to-back birdies on Nos. 7 and 8 to make the turn at 1-under-par. Cimarolli hung right with him with birdies on Nos. 7 and 9 to also make the turn at 1-under.

"He was hitting a lot of good shots, and I was hitting a lot of good shots," the 15-year-old Curran said. "The front nine was the key, to get off to a good start. It's what I did all three days. I wanted to build enough of a cushion on the front that I wouldn't have to worry about the back."

Cimarolli cut the lead to one after a birdie on No. 16 and a Curran bogey, but that was as close as he got as Curran held on for the two-shot victory.

"It's a good feeling," Curran said. "Especially under these conditions with a tough field and a good, tough course."

Cimarolli finished in a tie for second at 219 with James Sacheck of Zionsville, Ind., who fired the low round of the tournament with a 3-under-par 68. Ryan Lenahan of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., Cole Isban of South Bend, Ind., and Chris Wilson of Dublin, Ohio, tied for fourth at 221.

For more information on the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational, please contact AJGA national headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

## AJGA ##

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram 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. Sam Horsfield
Davenport, FL
3. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
4. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
5. Charles Huntzinger
Duluth, GA
Girls
1. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
2. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
3. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
4. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
5. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
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
Junior All-Star at Spring Valley
Boys
Total
1
Andy Mao
69
T
2
Thomas Hogan
71
T
2
David Morgan
71
Girls
Total
1
Savannah Grewal
69
2
Sophie Guo
70
3
Jenny Bae
71
Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities
Boys
Total
T
1
Joseph Wolcik
70
T
1
Sam Bennett
70
T
1
Andrew Fernandes
70
Girls
Total
1
Binny Lee
70
2
Monica Dibildox
71
3
Amber Park
73
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at Old South
Boys
Total
1
Rij Patel
67
T
2
Michael Jones
68
T
2
Peter Knade
68
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
69
2
Anina Ku
71
T
3
Sydney Mills
73
T
3
Carolina Andrade
73
T
3
Lin Meng
73
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Kyle Wilkinson
70
T
2
Noah Norton
71
T
2
Prescott Butler
71
T
2
Koichiro Sato
71
T
2
Brandon Jacobs
71
Girls
Total
T
1
Amanjoty Sangha
70
T
1
Yealimi Noh
70
T
3
Lois Kaye Go
71
T
3
Ty Akabane
71
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.