AJGA MARSH JUNIOR AT HAWK POINTE
Hawk Pointe Golf Club
Washington, New Jersey
August 19-22, 2002
DORE CLOSES DOOR, EDGES TEXTER IN PLAYOFF
AT HAWK POINTE
Reed cruises to nine stroke Girls Division win
WASHINGTON, N.J. - Kevin Dore of Dundas, Ontario,
surpassed Jarred Texter of Millersville, Pa., on the second
hole of a sudden-death playoff for the Boys Division victory
Thursday at the AJGA Marsh Junior at Hawk Pointe. In the Girls
Division, Christie Reed of Coral Springs, Fla., extended a
four-shot lead to nine shots and won her third AJGA event
of the summer.
The 54-hole event, sponsored by Marsh and conducted by the
American Junior Golf Association, was held at par-72 Hawk
Pointe Golf Club. The field of 102 players included participants
from 14 states and Canada.
On the challenging 18th hole - a 442-yard par-4 with a large
tree in the center of the fairway - Dore won the playoff thanks
to a hooking approach shot around the fairway tree onto the
center of the green. Dore (74-71-68-213) then two-putted for
the victory after Texter made bogey after driving into the
"This is the highlight of my summer so far," said
Dore, who will be making his next appearance close to home
at the AJGA's Ontario event next week. "After regulation
I was excited just because I was in the playoff."
"I made a downhill 10-footer on No. 1 to get started,"
said Dore, who shot a 4-under-par 68 with an impressive 5-under
31 on the front nine.
Texter (74-72-67-213) started the day three shots off the
lead in seventh place and charged forward with a tournament
low-round score 67 on an eagle and five birdies.
Adam Cohan (73-70-72-215) of Wayne, Pa., took third; first-
and second-round leader Tyler Witman (70-73-74-217) of Rehoboth,
Del., finished fourth, and Joe April (71-73-74-218) of Sewell,
N.J., placed fifth to round out the Boys Division top five.
In the Girls Division, Reed (73-70-70-213) shot 2-under-par
Thursday to win back-to-back national victories. Last week
she won the AJGA John Deere Classic Junior Championship in
Reed's third victory of the summer, it was the first time
she finished the tournament in the red. "Aside from winning
the tournament, I really wanted to have a tournament total
Six birdies and nine pars carried Reed to the tournament low-round
score en route to the victory. "The course set up nicely
for me," Reed said. "I was able to cut off the holes
with solid drives off the tees and, after a few three-putts
in the first round, I was able to make some putts and have
some good ups and downs."
Sujkin Wuesthoff (73-74-75-222) of Toms River, N.J., and Jennie
Suh (74-75-74-223) of Fairfax, Va., finished the tournament
in second and third place, respectively.
Rounding out the top five in the Girls Division were Sookhee
Baek (76-73-77-226) of Bradenton, Fla., and Nannette Hill
(78-74-83-235) of Pelham Manor, N.Y.
For more information, please contact AJGA National Headquarters
at (770) 868-4200.