HABOIAN FIRES 4-UNDER-PAR 68 TO MEDAL IN SRIXON QUALIFIER SERIES
Warner claims Girls Division medalist honors by six strokes
GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Two Michigan natives,
Chris Haboian of Bloomfield Hills, and Shannon Warner of Livonia, each
took medalist honors in the Srixon Qualifier Series for the Buick
Junior Open presented by Golfweek
Monday at Flint Elks Lodge 222 Golf Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. Haboian
bested the Boys Division by a stroke, while Warner tallied a
1-under-par 71 to top the Girls Division.
The Srixon Qualifier Series for the Buick Junior Open presented by Golfweek
was an 18-hole qualifier presented by the American Junior Golf
Association at Flint Elks Lodge 222 Golf Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. The
100-player field boasted 84 boys and 16 girls from 10 states, Canada
On the front nine, Haboian birdied five holes to give him a
5-under-par 31. He then birdied two more holes on the back nine.
Haboian finished the day with a 4-under-par 68 to qualify for the Buick
Junior Open presented by Golfweek.
“This was my first tournament round of the year,” Haboian said.
“My short game was great today. I pitched in on No. 7 and had a 50-foot
putt on No. 9. This is a great confidence booster for the rest of the
Qualifying in the Boys Division from Michigan were Travis
Peitz of Fenton, Matthew Domagalski of Okemos, Nicholas Marshall of
Grand Ledge, Wesley Gates of Novi, Michael Lewis of Bloomfield, and
Zachary Kozuchowski of Fraser. Also qualifying were Jordan Lesansky of
Lesalle, Ontario, Curtis Carlson of East Gull Lake, Minn., and Kane
Volsky of Cleveland.
In the Girls Division, Warner birdied twice on the front nine
and once on the back nine en route to claiming her first Srixon
Qualifier Series medalist honor. She finished the day by posting a
1-under-par 71 on a course that ran 5,999 yards in the Girls Division.
“Overall today I played well,” Warner said. “I struck the
ball well and my putting was good. I only had one bad hole out there
Warner has opted out of this week's tournament due to prior commitments.
Other qualifiers in the Girls Division for the Buick Junior Open presented by Golfweek
were Amy Roberts of Toronto, Heather Grant of La Grange, Ill., Breanna
Patz Plain Field, Ind., and Jacqueline Schram of White Lake, Mich.
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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA
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, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung
and Paula Creamer.
First-round action will begin Wednesday, July 12 at 7 a.m.
off the No. 1 tee. For more information about the Buick Junior Open
presented by Golfweek, please call tournament headquarters at (678) 315-3446.