TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF JUNIOR AT INNISBROOK HOSTED BY SEAN O'HAIR
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Palm Harbor, Fla. •
April 5 - 8
PALM HARBOR, Fla. --
results from the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 7325. Rating: 76.7. Slope: 144 Girls Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 5800. Rating: 74.5. Slope: 135
Wagner leads heading into final round at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Newell goes low to lead in the Girls Division
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — On the Copperhead Course Ethan Wagner of Port Orange, Fla., carded a 2-under-par 69 in the second round of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair to take the lead in the Boys Division with a two-day total of 2-under-par 140. Anna Newell of Tampa, Fla., pulled ahead in the Girls Division shooting 4-under-par 66 to bring her to a 1-over-par 141 for the tournament.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par- 71 Copperhead and the par- 70 North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The event features 135 boys and 72 girls, ages 12-18, from 27 states and 16 countries and Puerto Rico. The Boys Division played the Copperhead Course at 7,325 yards while the Girls Division played the North Course at 5,800 yards.
Wagner felt confident going into the second round, played the wind to his advantage and made important putts to save par.
“I was able to sink all my putts inside 8-feet,” Wagner said. “I was really able to capitalize on a lot of birdies and par-saving opportunities.”
This is Wagner's first time playing in the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair.
“Everyone comes into the tournament hoping to end on top,” Wagner said. “It feels good to be in this position going into the final round.”
Jake McBride of Hartville, Ohio trails Wagner with an even-par 142 after the second round. Theo Humphrey of Greenwich, Conn., and James Yoon of Bradenton, Fla., are both tied for third with 1-over-par 143 for the tournament.
At the North Course, Newell pulled ahead of the pack carding a second-round 4-under-par 66 with six birdies in the round.
“My putting and iron shots were the strong part of my game,” Newell said. “I figured out the wind and I never doubted myself.”
This is Newell's first time leading the field going into the final round.
“I've never been in this position before,” she said, “I just hope to play my best tomorrow.”
Maria Torres of San Juan, Puerto Rico trails by one with 2-over-par 142. Lina Aguillon of Bogota, Colombia, Sarah Schmelzel of Phoenix and Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., are tied for third at 4-over-par 144.
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About the AJGA
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 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 more than 40 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.
Final-round tee times for the Boys Division will be off Nos. 1 and 10 tees on the Copperhead Course and run from 8 — 9:53 a.m. On the North Course, the Girls Division tee times run from 8 — 9:39 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees. For more information, please contact tournament headquarters at (770) 601-8922, or visit ajga.org.
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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Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.
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.