Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club
Miromar Lakes, Fla. • June 12 - 15

Hester leads Boys Division by 1-stroke leading into final round

MIROMAR LAKES, Fla. — The sun broke through Wednesday for the second round of the Nike Golf Junior at Fort Myers as Kyle Roig of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Carlie Yadloczky of Casselberry, Fla., tied for the lead with a tournament total 149 in the Girls Division. In the Boys Division, Dean Hester of Dublin, Ga., topped the leaderboard and will go into the final round Thursday with a 1-stroke lead.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Nike Golf Junior at Fort Myers is a 54-hole stroke-play competition that features 76 boys and girls, ages 12-15, from 20 states and three foreign countries. The Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is hosting the event for the third consecutive year.

Roig carded a 37-35—72 and attributed her success to the advice she received from her father on the practice green Tuesday evening.

“He told me that every time I had a birdie or par putt, I should try to leave it short and let it die in the hole, and it worked,” Roig said.

Yadloczky also credited her lead going into the final round to her short game after firing a 39-36—75.

“I made two chip-ins to save par and the third one lipped out,” Yadloczky said. “In the final round I am going to try to hit more greens and concentrate more.”

Christina Miller of Bradenton, Fla., completed the day with a 157 tournament total, while Lauren English of Bloomington, Ill., and Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., finished the day with totals of 154 and 156, respectively.

In the Boys Division, Hester struggled to make long birdie putts, but relied on his accurate driver and irons to keep him on top going into the final round.

“I had to hit it stiff to make birdie,” Hester said, who had two birdies on the day. “I made the short putts, but I couldn't get any of the 15-footers to drop.”

Three juniors, Hojin Kang of Longwood, Fla., Kyle English of Bloomington, Ill., and Cameron Wilson of Rowayton, Conn., are tied heading into the final round with a tournament total 144.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

The Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series is a collection of 10 events specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12 — 15 years old. The competitions provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and earn entry into open tournaments The series concludes with an invitation-only Nike Golf Junior Championship, September 1 — 3, 2006, at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, 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, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.

The final round of the Nike Golf Junior at Fort Myers will be held at the Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees, Thursday, June 15, with tee times running from 7-8:48 a.m. For more information please contact tournament headquarters at (239) 482-7644 ext. 225.


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