TEXACE SAN ANTONIO SHOOTOUT
The Club At Sonterra, South Course
San Antonio, Texas
June 18-21, 2002
ALCORN, HENRY BATTLE TO
PROVE WHO IS TEX "ACE"
Knoll consistent in round-two play of shootout
SAN ANTONIO -
After being an inspiration to a fellow competitor and friend
in the first round of play yesterday, Jeremy Alcorn of Brownwood,
Texas took the lead and showed how consistent play pays off
in the AJGA Texace San Antonio Shootout.
The 54-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, features 120 players representing 12 states.
Included in the field are 93 participants from Texas. The
event is being held on the South Course at The Club At Sonterra.
Yesterday, Ryan Henry of Broken Arrow, Okla., ousted Alcorn
for second place on the leaderboard, but said his tough competition
helped push him to that level of play. While this is the first
time Alcorn and Henry, both 17, have played together, it appears
that pairing has been beneficial.
"It's an advantage that we got to know each other and
have enjoyed playing with one another over the last two days,"
Alcorn (68-71--139) said. "It helps calm the nerves."
Alcorn's nerves were definitely calmed as he carded six birdies
on Nos. 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 and on 18 he sank a 20-foot putt for
his final birdie of the day to secure a one shot lead. He
added that the key to his success for the first two rounds
has been keeping it in the fairway and staying out of trouble.
"I made some long putts that really saved me," Alcorn
Second on the leaderboard, Henry (67-73--140) said although
he was disappointed with his play today, he hit the ball better
"I was leaving myself 10- to 12-foot putts while today
they were to 20 to 25 feet," Henry said.
"It's tough to follow up a great round like yesterday,
but I didn't shoot myself out of it and that's encouraging."
In the Girls Division, only one shot separates the top five
girls. Sitting on top of the leaderboard is Ashley Knoll of
The Woodlands, Texas, who shot a second-round 73. Her two-day
total of 147 helped her jump first-round leader, Ashley Rollins
(71-77-148) of Austin, Texas, who is now in third.
During the first two rounds of play, Knoll played with defending
champion Brittany Lang of McKinney, Texas and Taylor Leon
of Dallas, Texas, whom she said encouraged her top-notch play.
"It's always fun being in a good group because they push
you to do better," Knoll said. "Today I also had
a lot of good tee-shots. If you can get in a good position,
holes are easy."
Just last week, Knoll (74-73--147) won the AJGA GolfWeek Chicago
Junior and has two other AJGA championships to her resume.
Second on the leaderboard in the Girls Division, is Cindy
Shin (39-38--77) of Coppell, Texas.
After five consecutive bogies on the back nine, Shin pulled
herself up on No. 16 to pull out a 1-over-par 73 for the day.
"On 16 I used my pitching wedge on my second shot to
tap in for birdie," Shin,17, said. "Tomorrow I want
to just play very consistent and not be too greedy on myself."
After two rounds of intense competition, the final round of
play is shaping up to be a good ol' fashion Texas shootout.
Tee times begin at 7 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. off the No.
For more information regarding the Texace San Antonio Shootout
or other AJGA events, please contact our tournament headquarters
at (210) 414-4649.