EMERSON JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC
Maderas Golf Club
Poway, Calif. •
August 23 - 26
POWAY, Calif. --
results from the Emerson Junior Golf Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Maderas Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7094. Rating: 74.1. Slope: 138 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6113. Rating: 75.7. Slope: 143
Slides into Lead at Emerson Junior Golf Classic
leads by three, sits in familiar place at Maderas Golf Club
– Jonathan Sanders of Chatsworth, Calif., takes the lead for the Boys Division
at the Emerson Junior Golf Classic after shooting a 1-under-par 71 in the
second round of play. Esther Lee of Los Alamitos, Calif., also carded a 1-under-par
71 to take a three-stroke lead in the Girls Division heading into the final
round on Thursday.
Emerson Junior Golf Classic is a 54-hole stroke play tournament conducted by
the American Junior Golf Association at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, California.
The tournament field consists of 134 boys and girls ages 12-18 from eight
states. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,094 yards while the
Girls Division is playing at 6,113 yards.
who is battling a foot injury, pushed away the pain to go under par for the
second day in a row, giving him the lone spot atop the leaderboard. He sits at
3-under-par 141 for the tournament.
hit every fairway today,” said Sanders. “This course plays to my game, taking
away a lot of distance so it works to my advantage.”
countered two bogeys with three birdies, giving him a 1-shot cushion.
Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., sits in second with a 2-under-par
142. Daniel Lee of Valencia, Calif., is 1-under-par and alone in third. KK
Limbhasut of Loma Linda, Calif., Andrew Lister of Haymarket, Va., and Zane
Thomas of Las Vegas are all tied in fourth at even-par 144.
has played in the Emerson Junior Golf Classic for all three years and now finds
herself in a familiar spot, leading by three strokes going into the final round
of play. In 2008, she had a two-shot lead after 36 holes of play but fell to Stanford
commit Danielle Frasier in the final round.
been in this position before,” Lee said. “I’ve learned that I just need to
focus on my own game.”
a steady second day with only one bogey, the 15-year-old looks to continue her
don’t mind the narrow fairways,” Lee said. “It gives me a place to aim. I hit
12 fairways today and hope to do the same tomorrow.”
Park of Tustin Ranch, Calif., who recently won the Scissortail Junior
Championship sits in second at 3-over-par 147 while eighth-grader Amy Lee of
Brea, Calif., is in third at 4-over-par 148.
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
AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an
annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000
junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship
opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the
Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial
assistance to young players in need.
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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
alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf.
Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA
Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie
Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.
round tee times will run from 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Maderas
Golf Club. For more information about Emerson Junior Golf Classic contact
Tournament Headquarters at (678) 617-2424.
The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
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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.