WELLSTONE COMMUNITIES JUNIOR AT CRAIG RANCH
TPC Craig Ranch
McKinney, Texas • April 11 - 13
 

MILLS HOLDS THREE-SHOT LEAD AT TPC CRAIG RANCH
Kang atop the Girls Division at the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch

MCKINNEY, Texas — Robert Mills of Houston leads the Boys Division at the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch with a two-round total of 5-under-par 139. In the Girls Division, Danielle Kang of Oak Park, Calif., holds a two-stroke lead after battling strong winds and tough competition.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch features 45 boys and 27 girls — ages 12-18 — from 14 states and four foreign countries. Past champions of the event include Rolex Junior All-Americans Cody Gribble, Peter Uihlein, Taylore Karle and Rachel Morris, who is currently in second place after the second round. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,983 yards while the girls are playing the course at 6,101 yards.

Mills is looking for his first AJGA victory after a third-place finish at the 2007 Randy Smith Classic presented by the Lubbock Sports Authority. He started the day with a first-round total of 2-under-par 70. He followed the first round with a strong second round, finishing with a 3-under-par 69. The 17-year-old posted 10 birdies on the day with seven of those coming in the second round of play including a chip-in on No. 10.

“I putted well today, especially in the second round,” said Mills. “Tomorrow I want to focus on playing steadier and making more pars. I want to continue to hit the fairways and greens.”

Behind Mills in second is Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash., with a two-round total of 2-under-par 142. In third is Talor Gooch of Midwest City, Okla. Gooch is at even-par with a two-round total of 71-73—144. Tied for fourth with 1-over-par 145s are Andrew Yun of Tacoma, Wash., Brad Mason of Dallas, Cabe Prieskorn of Texarkana, Texas, and Brian Carter of Augusta, Ga.

In the Girls Division, Kang finished the first round with the lowest score of the day with a 4-under-par 68. She posted seven birdies on the day including one on her second hole during her first round on the par-3, No. 17. In the second round, she finished with a 3-over-par 75 for a two round total of 1-under-par 143.

“I played how I wanted today. I hit the greens and played from accurate yardage,” said Kang. “Tomorrow I need to play safe. I can't make mistakes. I need to hit the greens and fairways and two-putt at every hole.”

Two shots behind Kang is last year's champion, Morris of Carlsbad, Calif. Morris finished the day with a two round total of 1-over-par 145. In third is Lila Barton of Dallas with a 6-over-par 150.

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 49 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, 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.

Final-round tee times for the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch will run from 7:30-9:09 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at TPC Craig Ranch. For more information on the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch, please call Tournament Headquarters at (770) 861-0519.

 

 
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