AJGA JUNIOR AT STEELWOOD PRESENTED BY AT&T
Steelwood Country Club
Loxley, Ala. •
June 6 - 9
LOXLEY, Ala. --
results from the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Steelwood Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6995. Rating: 72.8. Slope: 130 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5932. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 138
AJGA JUNIOR AT STEELWOOD PRESENTED BY AT&T Steelwood Country Club
June 6-9, 2011
McBride Takes Lead in Boys Division After Second Round at Steelwood Country Club
Weather delay keeps Girls Division from finishing second-round play in AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T
LOXLEY, Ala. — Jake McBride, of Hartville, Ohio, finished the second round of the AJGA Junior at Steewood presented by AT&T at the top of the Boys Division with a 1-under-par 71 bringing his tournament total to 3-under-par 141. Due to a four hour weather delay, the Girls Division was unable to finish the second round and will continue play Thursday.
The AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala. The tournament field consists of 72 boys and 24 girls. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,995 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 5,932 yards.
After playing a solid round on Tuesday, McBride kept the same strategy in order to maintain his position within the Boys Division and finished the round with the lead. He struggled at the beginning, but was able to turn it around on No. 7.
“Everyone else seemed to have some difficulty [on No. 7] but for some reason I hit a pretty good 9-iron shot and then putted in for a birdie,” McBride said. “That turned things around for me and put me in a good spot for the rest of the day.”
Hank Lebioda of Winter Springs, Fla., sits in a close second with a 5-under par 67 second round score, bringing him to 2-under-par 142. Benjamin Wood of Florence, Ala., and Justin Cho of Norcross, Ga., tied in third with a 1-under-par 143. Robby Shelton, IV of Wilmer, Ala., is in fifth place with a 1-over-par 145.
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The Girls Division will resume play on Thursday with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. The final round will begin with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun for both Boys and Girls Divisions. For more information about the AJGA Junior at Steelwood Presented by AT&T, please contact the Tournament Headquarters at (678) 315-3446 or visit ajga.org.
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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.