AJGA TOLDO GROUP EASTERN CANADIAN JUNIOR
Roseland Golf and Curling Club
June 24-27, 2002
HARMON STRIDES AHEAD TO TAKE BOYS DIVISION
McConnell one day short of garnering her first AJGA Girls
WINDSOR, Ontario - A pair of Michigan natives shine
atop their respective fields Wednesday in the second round
of the Toldo Group Eastern Canadian Junior. Matthew Harmon
of Grand Rapids, Mich., fired his second under-par round to
seize the Boys Division lead. Mandi McConnell of Grand Blanc,
Mich., remains atop the Girls Division shooting another 1-over-par
The 54-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, features 99 players from 10 states, Canada and
Bermuda, including 34 Ontario natives.
Harmon matched the lowest score of the day firing a 3-under-par
68. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native shined on the course carding
eight birdies and five bogeys despite overcast weather conditions
and imminent rain.
"I made a lot of birdies today because my putter was
working," said Harmon. "It wasn't tough playing
out there. The greens were great. They were perfect."
Standing at 3-under-par 139 and in a four-way tie for second
place are Matthew Hiatt of Sylvania, Ohio; Jason Kokrak of
Warren, Ohio; Kevin Bryce of Mississauga, Ontario and Richard
Scott of Kingsville, Ontario.
McConnell carded duplicate rounds of 73-73-146 to lead the
Girls Division by one stroke. The 17-year-old will rely on
her strengths and consistent play as she looks to capture
her first AJGA title Thursday.
"I have the ability to focus very well," said McConnell.
"I can block out pressure and what people say.
"I plan on playing the same game on Thursday by remaining
calm and staying focused. It'll happen when it's supposed
Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., trails in second place
by one stroke and Kelly Robb of Concord, Mass., shot rounds
of 76-73-149 to stand alone in third.
The final round tee times will run from 6:30 - 11:18 a.m.
off the No. 1 tee at Roseland Golf and Curling Club.
For more information on the Toldo Group Eastern Canadian Junior,
please contact tournament headquarters at (519) 969 - 5740.