AJGA ROLEX TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
The Desert Mountain Club, Cochise and Geronimo Courses
Scottsdale, Arizona
July 7-12, 2002

LOWRY'S 65 LANDS HIM IN FRONT OF BOYS DIVISION AT ROLEX
Lincicome grabs Girls Division lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Randy Lowry of Spring, Texas, shot a 7-under-par 65 to take a one-stoke lead in the Boys Division at the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Brittany Lincicome of Seminole, Fla., moved to the front of the Girls Division as she carded a 2-under-par 70.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 25th annual Rolex Tournament of Champions is being held on the par-72 Cochise and Geronimo courses at The Desert Mountain Club. The 72-hole event features 169 players - 109 boys and 60 girls - from 30 states and five foreign countries, and includes 57 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans. Past champions include Charles Howell III, David Duval, Phil Mickelson, Kellee Booth and Grace Park.

Lowry's bogey-free round included five birdies and an eagle on the 533-yard, par-5 ninth hole. His drive off the No. 9 tee landed in the middle of the fairway and he hit a 3-wood to within three feet of the hole. The 15-year-old shot a 69 in the first round for a two-day total of 134.

"I drove the ball well today and hit 16 greens in regulation," Lowry said. "The front nine did not go as well for me, but I was patient and the putts started to fall. I finished my round well today and the key for tomorrow will be to hit all the fairways and greens in regulation."

A second round score of 64 catapulted Vargas from a tie for 10th to second place after two rounds. The University of Florida signee started his round off with birdies on holes No. 1 and 2. He finished the front nine at 5-under-par and three more birdies on the back nine carried Vargas to 8-under-par for the round and 135 for the championship.

"It's amazing how fortunate I was today," Vargas said. "I was in the desert three times and played those holes at 1-under-par. Geronimo is tough because the desert comes into play a lot off the tee. I need to stay consistent off the tee and set myself up for nice shots into the green."

University of Georgia-bound Kevin Kisner of Aiken, S.C., and future University of Southern California Trojan Taylor Wood of Laguna Niguel, Calif., are tied for third at 136.

In the Girls Division, Lincicome turned in six birdies and two eagles in the second round, but inconsistent play plagued the 16-year-old. She started her round with an eagle on the first hole after she hit a 6-iron five feet from the hole. Lincicome also carded an eagle by holing out from 170 yards on the 324-yard, par-4 14th hole for a two-day total of 73-70-143.

"Today was a total roller coaster," Lincicome said. "I have been hooking my driver the past week or so and it was on and off today. In my practice round Geronimo seemed tough, but today I realized that it is beatable. I just want to remain around par and see what happens."

Erica Blasberg of Corona, Calif., Christine Fernandez of Henderson, Nev., and Margaret Shirley of Roswell, Ga., are tied for second at 145.

Fifty-four boys and 30 girls survived a cut after the second round. Third-round action begins Thursday at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 and 10 tees of the Geronimo course.

For more information about the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (480) 488-1362 ext. 1028, or visit the Association's Web site at ajga.org.

## AJGA ##

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog 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
1. Scott Scheffler
Dallas, TX
2
Jorge Garcia
3
Austin Connelly
4
Austen Truslow
5
Cameron Young
1. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
2
Andrea Lee
3
Nicole Morales
4
Amy Lee
5
Bethany Wu
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
Please check back later! In the meantime visit our tournament sites for results.
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.