MEDICUS PRESEASON JUNIOR IN THE CHICAGO SOUTHLAND
Green Garden Country Club - Blue Course
Frankfort, Ill. • May 4 - 6
 

PAIR OF BENS TIED FOR LEAD AT 3-UNDER-PAR 69
8 Players Within 3 Strokes of the Lead

FRANKFORT, Ill. — Ben Glatz of Kildeer, Ill., and Ben Peacock of Marshall, Mich., are tied for the lead at the Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland after opening-rounds of 3-under-par 69.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland is a 36-hole stroke play event being held at Green Garden Country Club — Blue Course. The 83-player field features players from 17 states and Canada. The course is playing at 6,587 yards.

For Peacock, the front nine was where he felt best. He birdied Nos. 1 and 2, made eagle on No. 6 and another birdie on No. 8 for a front nine score of 5-under-par 31. Peacock said he could see all of his short game practice paying off.

“I hit the ball well on the front,” Peacock said. “It seemed like I was hitting everything within five feet.”

On the other hand, Glatz showed his strength on the back side. After shooting even-par 36 on the front nine, Glatz went 4-under-par on his last four holes. His late run was keyed by an eagle on No. 17 that gave him a back nine total of 3-under-par 33. Despite his hot finish, Glatz said there were still some improvements he wanted to make.

“I want to work on my irons for tomorrow,” Glatz said. “They are a little out of control.”

Peter Korbakes of Lemont, Ill., is alone in third place after a round of 2-under-par 70. Michael Wuertz of Davenport, Iowa, Greg Meisner of Waterford, Mich., and Ben Westley of Minneapolis, Minn., are tied for fourth place after opening-rounds of 1-under-par 71.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 foreign countries.

Medicus Golf and The Medicus Golf Institute are dedicated to enabling all golfers to “Live Their Vision” in reaching their potential. By expanding its corporate vision, mission, products and services, Medicus Golf will enable golfers to learn and grow — both as a person and as a player — in a series of new and exciting developmental formats.

Medicus Golf enters its second year of sponsorship of the AJGA by supporting the Medicus Preseason Series. The Medicus Learning System, a comprehensive series of golf training aids, is dedicated to assisting golfers of all ages.

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 AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

Tee times for Sunday's final round begin at 7 a.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10. For more information about the Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland, please contact tournament headquarters at (815) 469-7048.

 
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