WOMBLE EARNS MEDALIST AT 5-UNDER-PAR 67 AT MID PINES GOLF CLUB
Kiser receives medalist honors for the AJGA Qualifier for the Golf Pride Junior Classic
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Davis Womble of High Point, N.C., shot a 5-under-par 67 to earn medalist honors at the AJGA Qualifer for the Golf Pride Junior Classic. The Girls Division medalist was Victoria Kiser of Orlando, Fla., who shot a 2-under-par 70 at Mid Pines Golf Club.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Qualifier for the Golf Pride Junior Classic was an 18-hole stroke play event held at Mid Pines Golf Club. The tournament field consisted of 91 boys and 8 girls, ages 12-18, from 9 states. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,508 yards, while the Girls Division was played at 5,864 yards.
Womble's bogey free round featured five birdies.
I pulled one left off the tee on No. 13, but chipped in for birdie, Womble said. I am excited to be medalist and to play in this week's tournament.
Also qualifying for the tournament were Ross Slaughter of Clemmons, N.C., Paul Howell of Wilson, N.C., Gate Jones of Durham, N.C., Austin Griswell of Charlotte, N.C., Wade Wawner of Virginia Beach, Va., Ryan Howard of The Woodlands, Texas, Jonathan Hammond of Raleigh, N.C., David Kostyal II of Wilmington, N.C., Richard Dearinger of Chapel Hill, N.C., Ben O'Greary of Henderson, N.C., and Zachery Munroe of Charlotte, N.C.
Qualifying, but opting to take a Tournament Exemption were Trevor Cone of Concord, N.C., Dylan Harris of Southern Pines, N.C., and Cole Childs of Holliston, Mass.
Kiser made three birdies to lead her to medaling in the Girls Division.
This is only my second qualifier, Kiser said. So it feels good to earn medalist and play in the Golf Pride Junior Classic this week.
Also qualifying for the tournament were Sarah Bae of Raleigh, N.C., Allison Emrey of Charlotte, N.C., Taylor Camany of Salinas, Calif., and Caroline Ellington of New Bern, N.C.
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First-round tee times for the Golf Pride Junior Classic will run from 7:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Tuesday off No. 1 tee at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. For more information, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (910) 692-7111 Ext. 2222.