AJGA PRESEASON JUNIOR AT GAINESVILLE
University of Florida Golf Course
Gainesville, Florida
May 10-12, 2002

FLORIDA NATIVE SCORCHES COURSE AT AJGA PRESEASON JUNIOR AT GAINESVILLE
Giammaresi shoots a 5-under-par 65 for the first round lead

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Obviously immune to warm temperatures and breezy conditions, Tampa native Mike Giammaresi fired an impressive low round of 5-under-par 65 to garner the first-round lead at the AJGA Preseason Junior at Gainesville Saturday.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Preseason Junior at Gainesville held at the University of Florida Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., consists of a 84 player boys-only field (ages 13-18) representing 14 states and Canada. Eighteen juniors from Florida are competing in the 36-hole stroke-play event.

Right out of the gate, Giammaresi, a high school junior, began his impeccable performance with a birdie on the par-4, which set the tone for the day.

"I knew I was going to have a solid round when I started with a birdie," Giammaresi said. "I felt awesome during my entire round."

The 16-year-old credits his stellar performance to both the solid conditions of the course and to the Northern Florida climate. About six months ago, the University of Florida Golf Course reopened its doors after major renovations.

"I really like the changes made to the course. They have made the greens smaller and I was able to hit most of them which definitely helped my game," Giammaresi said.

Being a frequent player to the course and a Florida resident are two of Giammaresi's secret weapons that he has definitely used to his advantage.

"Some players who are not from this area probably considered it incredibly hot today, but I actually thought it was rather cool with the breeze," he said.

Despite finishing with a bogey on the par-4 18th, Giammaresi's scorecard includes six birdies and 11 pars.

Chasing Giammaresi in second place is Georgia native Benjamin Kishigian of Warner Robins. Kishigian finished the day four shots back after carding a 32-37-69, while Noah Goldman of Longwood, Fla., sits five shots off the pace. Warren Thomas of Columbia, S.C, Alex Debardeleben of Memphis, Tenn., and Chad Grimes of The Woodlands, Texas, are all tied for fourth at 3-over par 73.

The AJGA Preseason/Postseason Junior Series, a boys-only series, is expanding to eight tournaments in 2002 from the six featured last year. The series is designed to provide playing opportunities to juniors who have not yet played in an AJGA tournament. Players who finish in the top 15, including ties, receive one, two or three automatic entries into future AJGA tournaments, depending on their finish.

The final round of the AJGA Preseason Junior at Gainesville begins Sunday, with the first tee times set for 7:30 a.m. at the University of Florida Golf Course off the No. 1 and 10 tees.

 
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Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
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Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
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