FUTURE LEGENDS
The Legend at Brandybrook
Wales, Wis. • June 27 - 30
 

ELSEN, LUA LEAD FIELD AT FUTURE LEGENDS

Leaders are the only players to shoot sub-par rounds

 

Wales, Wis. – Jordan Elsen of Kenosha, Wis., fired a 2-under-par 69 to take the lead in the Boys Division of the Future Legends on Tuesday.  In the Girls Division, Tiffany Lua of Rowland Heights, Calif., sits at the top of the leaderboard after carding a 1-under-par round of 70.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Future Legends is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at The Legend at Brandybrook. The tournament features 64 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 14 states, including 31 from Wisconsin.

Elsen was pleased with his steady round, which featured a 34 on the front nine and a 35 on the back side with six birdies and four bogeys.

“I think my course management was really on today,” he said.  “I just did my routine, picked the right line and found the hole.”

Elsen contributed his solid play to his driver, with which he had been struggling recently, and his putter.  He finished strong with birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 17, a run that included holing out from the bunker on the par-3 16th.

Kyle Parsons of Wethersfield, Conn., stands alone in second place with an even-par 71.  Tied for third with 1-over-par 72s are Joe Kinney of Antioch, Ill., and A.J. Olson of White Bear Lake, Minn.  Peter Lucey of Winnetka, Ill., and JD Seymour of Naperville, Ill., are tied for fifth with 2-over-par 73s.

Lua, 14, also felt that course management was key to her round, which consisted of a 32 on the front nine a 38 on the back side.

“I knew I had to be careful out there today,” Lua said.  “I had to pay attention to the greens, because they have a lot of subtle breaks and are easy to three-putt.”

Lua’s strategy paid off as she needed only 25 putts on her round.  She found her stroke early on the first hole, where she put her approach shot in the greenside bunker and made a 20-footer to save par. 

In second place is Emily Johnson of Warsaw, Ind., with a 3-over-par 74.  Jennie Arseneault of Grinnell, Iowa, stands alone in third after carding a 4-over-par 75.

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. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

            Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

            AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

            Second-round tee times begin at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday on the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at The Legend at Brandybrook. For more information, call tournament headquarters at (262) 968-9717, ext. 211.

 
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Kyle Sterbinsky
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211
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Emilia Migliaccio
216
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214
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207
T
2
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212
T
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212
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1
Madeline Chou
216
T
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218
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2
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3
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217
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Sybil Robinson
223
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3
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224
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3
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207
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209
3
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215
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214
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217
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225
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206
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