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 said.

Second on the leaderboard, Henry (67-73--140) said although he was disappointed with his play today, he hit the ball better than yesterday.

"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. 1 tee.

For more information regarding the Texace San Antonio Shootout or other AJGA events, please contact our tournament headquarters at (210) 414-4649.

#AJGA#

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram 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
Boys
1. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Sam Horsfield
Davenport, FL
3. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
4. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
5. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
4. Lauren Stephenson
Lexington, SC
5. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
Complete Rankings
Upcoming Events
(Upcoming Events)  
January 16- 18 EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Championship
January 16- 19 Puerto Rico Junior Open presented by EaglesDream Golf Academy
January 17- 19 Preseason Junior at Morongo
February 13- 16 AJGA Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
February 13- 16 ANNIKA Invitational
February 13- 16 Junior All-Star at Innisbrook
March 27- 29 Preseason Junior at Ocala
Complete Schedule
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
AJGA Senior Boys Championship
Boys
Total
1
*Colin Hamilton
141
2
Andrew Chu
141
T
3
Matthew Mourin
143
T
3
C.J. Coleman
143
AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championship
Boys
Total
1
Henry Hui
143
2
Travis Winn
146
3
Cody Renfro
147
Girls
Total
1
*Hannah Haythorne
147
2
Rebeca Maruri
147
3
Jenny Zhang
149
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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.