GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Country Club of North Carolina - Dogwood Course
Pinehurst, N.C. • August 8 - 11
 

HADLEY FIRES 4-UNDER-PAR IN FIRST ROUND OF GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Carr and Uremovich tie for top of Girls Division at even-par

PINEHURST, N.C. â€” Chesson Hadley, 18, of Raleigh, N.C., opened the first round of the Golf Pride Junior Classic firing a 4-under-par 68 to lead the Boys Division at the Country Club of North Carolina's Dogwood Course. In the Girls Division, Corrine Carr, 16, of Pinehurst and Rachel Uremovich, 14, of Hilton Head, S.C., each shot even-par 72 on the round to tie for the top spot after 18 holes.

The Golf Pride Junior Classic is a 54-hole event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Country Club of North Carolina. The event features 99 players from 17 states as well as Peru, and includes 39 players from North Carolina.

The latter half of the first round of the Golf Pride Junior Classic was delayed for two and a half hours while storms moved into the area. Seven tee times were suspended to wait for better playing conditions before finishing their rounds.

Starting the day with a birdie on No. 1, Hadley would card five more birdies on the round, including three of the four Par-3 holes.

“I had a couple tap-in birdies,” Hadley said. “I just played the par-threes really well.”

Hadley hit 15 greens-in-regulation and nine fairways during the first round to lead the Boys Division by two strokes going into Wednesday's second round.

Two strokes behind Hadley and in second place after the first round are Brent Blaum of Miami, Fla., Hunter Hamrick of Montgomery, Ala., and Alan Lee of Lima, Peru, each with scores of 2-under-par 70. Tied for fifth with scores of 1-under-par 71 are Josh Griffin of Wilson, N.C., and Brian Kim of Yorba Linda, Calif.

Carr, who lives just blocks from the first tee, proved there is no place like home after missing only one fairway during her first round on her way to even-par. Two birdies and two bogeys, along with 14 greens-in-regulation, added up to her spot on the top.

“I played pretty solid golf today,” Carr said. “I'm going to try to do the same thing tomorrow.”

Carr has previously only finished as high as fourth place, both at the 2004 AJGA Richmond Junior and the 2004 Lockton Kansas City Junior.

Uremovich, who gained entry into the Golf Pride Junior Classic when she medaled in Sunday's qualifier, also sits at the top of the leader board for the first time at an AJGA event after shooting even-par during her first round.

Uremovich shot 1-under-par 35 on the front nine, and carded four birdies on the round.

“I want to keep the momentum going,” Uremovich said. “My goal is to shoot 72 or lower.”

One stroke behind Carr and Uremovich after the first round is Megan O'Donnell of Houston, with a score of 1-over-par 73 for third place.

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 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 280 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.

The second round of the Golf Pride Junior Classic will begin Wednesday off the first tee of the Country Club of North Carolina's Dogwood Course at 7 a.m. For more information on the Golf Pride Junior Classic, please call tournament headquarters at (910) 692-2176.

 
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