ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Hiwan Golf Club
Evergreen, Colo. • June 12 - 15
 

Rah Tames Hiwan for Day's Only Under-Par Round

HIWAN, Colo.β€”Jane Rah, of Torrance, Calif., finds herself in a familiar situation after the first round of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. Last year at Hiwan Golf Club, Rah led after the first round of the Rolex Tournament of Champions by firing a 2-under-par 68.

β€œA lot of the girls were having problems with the way the greens break out there,” Rah said. β€œI remember all the breaks from playing here last year. The greens are small, so the hole locations can't help but be similar to the ones I remember from playing here before.”

Last year, Rah followed her 68 with a disappointing 79 and eventually finished 11th. This time around, Rah plans a different approach to the second round.

β€œAfter last year, I know I need to not think about my score and just have fun again,” Rah said. β€œI've learned that's what really works the best for me.”

Rah, who narrowly missed the cut at sectional qualifiers for the U.S. Women's Open Monday, discussed the difference between her strong round Wednesday and the way she played earlier this week.

β€œI really couldn't figure out what was going on Monday,” Rah said. β€œI completely lost any feel for my swing.”

In contrast with that round, Rah talked about the assets of her game as well as the characteristics of the course that contributed toward her low score.

β€œI was putting really consistently,” Rah said of her 27-putt round. β€œI love playing the fast greens they have here.”

Mina Harigae of Monterey, Calif., came in two strokes behind Rah with an even-par 70. Posting a 1-over-par 71, Allie White of Lancaster, Ohio, currently sits in the third spot. Rounding out the top five, Diane Kwon of Fremont, Calif., and Jaclyn Sweeney of Bradenton, Fla., carded 2-over-par 72s.

Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. Along with sponsoring the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, Rolex is also the title partner of the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the proprietors of the Rolex Junior All-America Teams.

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Thursday's second round begins at 7:30 a.m. at Hiwan Golf Club, and will be available in real-time through FootJoy Live Scoring.

 
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