AJGA MARSH JUNIOR AT HAWK POINTE
Hawk Pointe Golf Club
Washington, New Jersey
August 19-22, 2002
COHAN, WITMAN DEADLOCKED AFTER TWO DAYS
AT HAWK POINTE
Reed Builds Four-Shot Lead in Girls Division
WASHINGTON, N.J. - Adam Cohan of Wayne, Pa., and Tyler
Witman of Rehoboth, Del., are tied for the Boys Division lead
after solid second rounds Wednesday at the AJGA Marsh Junior
at Hawk Pointe. In the Girls Division, Christie Reed of Coral
Springs, Fla., has a four-shot lead as she tries to win her
second AJGA event in as many weeks.
The 54-hole event, sponsored by Marsh and conducted by the
American Junior Golf Association, is being held at par-72
Hawk Pointe Golf Club. The field of 102 players includes participants
from 14 states and Canada.
Cohan, who entered the second round tied for fifth, charged
into a share of the lead by recording a 2-under-par 70. He
recorded four birdies on the day, including three on the front
"I started off hot with a birdie on No. 1 and I was even
or better throughout the day," said Cohan, who took second
earlier this summer at the AJGA Fieldstone Junior Classic.
"My goal today was to get back to even par. Tomorrow
I want to hit greens and not miss them on the wrong side."
Witman, who took a one-shot lead into day two after opening
with a 70, didn't slip from the top of the leaderboard after
a second-round 73.
"I'm just trying to play solid golf," the 17-year-old
said. "You can be aggressive out here but you need to
know when to lay off when you have tough pins."
Rounding out the top five in a three-way tie for third are
Joe April (71-73-144) of Sewell, N.J.; Skip Clasper (75-69-144)
of North Potomac, Md.; and Jamie Wallace (71-73-144) of Moorestown,
In the Girls Division, Reed posted the lowest round of the
tournament in the Girls Division - a 2-under-par 70 - to take
sole possession of first place. It's a spot on the leaderboard
Reed's been before. Last week she won the AJGA John Deere
Classic Junior Championship in Iowa.
"The key to today was my driver," said Reed, who
made two birdies in her bogey-free round. "I had confidence
with it all day and I only missed one fairway. I'm going to
go out there tomorrow and give it my best."
Three other players are within six shots of Reed heading into
Thursday. Sukjin Wuesthoff (73-74-147) of Toms River, N.J.
is alone in second, while Jennie Suh (74-75-149) of Fairfax,
Va., and Sookhee Baek (76-73-149) of Bradenton, Fla., share
Final-round action gets under way at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at
Hawk Pointe. For more information, please contact tournament
headquarters at (908) 689-8303.