PRESEASON JUNIOR AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN
Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. • May 29 - 31
 

Metro-Atlanta Trio Co-Medal at Preseason Junior at Château Élan
Crutchfield triumphs in Girls Division at Château Course

BRASELTON, Ga. — Heavy rain in the Atlanta area forced the cancellation of the final round of the Preseason Junior at Château Élan, making Sunday's top finishers the eventual medalists. David Yowell of Marietta, Ga., Zack Jaworski of Alpharetta, Ga., and Andy Shim of Lawrenceville, Ga., each carded a round of 2-under-par 69. Shane Crutchfield of St. Petersburg, Fla., earned medalist honors in the Girls Division with a 2-over-par 73.

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan was an 18-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Château Course in Braselton, Ga. The event featured 78 boys and 18 girls ages 12-18, from 17 states and the Philippines. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 6,689 yards and the Girls Division at 5,888 yards.

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan was one of eight events held as part of the Golf Academy of America Preseason Junior Series. The Golf Academy of America Preseason Junior Series is a series designed specifically for first-time AJGA members or those members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA Open event in the current calendar year and/or the previous calendar year.

Yowell and Jaworksi carded identical rounds of 35-34—69 in their first taste of AJGA competition.

“My first AJGA event was awesome,” Yowell said. “I got what I came for and that's great.”

Jaworksi mirrored Yowell's feelings about his finish and the tournament. He went on to talk about the weather.

“It feels good [to win], especially my first tournament,” Jaworski said. “I have been playing really well lately and this was a good place to start. I was looking forward to playing today and I think I could have gone out and posted a really good round.”

Shim was familiar with the Château Course, having played it in April in the Junior All-Star at Château Élan.

“In the Junior All-Star I played I got 11th,” Shim said. “I wanted to come here and win.”

Ben Reeves of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jake Tucker of Cullman, Ala., completed the top five in the Boys Division with 1-under-par 70s.

Shane Crutchfield was excited to get her first victory, even if it meant not completing her second round due to weather.

“Winning this event was important to me because it is such a major event and a part of the biggest junior tour in America,” Crutchfield explained. “I wanted to play, but [the rain delay] helped me meet new players. It was a really great time and we were not bored.”

Alexandra Farnsworth of Nashville, Tenn., Amanda Smith of Canton, Ohio, and Kaila Tuccio of Windermere, Fla., finished tied for second each posting rounds of 6-over-par 77 in the Girls Division.

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