EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES JUNIOR OPEN
PRESENTED BY MIZUNO

The Country Club of the South
Johns Creek, Ga. • April 13 - 15

Media Score JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- First Round results from the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Country Club of the South.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6893. Rating: 73.8. Slope: 141
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5941. Rating: 75.5. Slope: 135

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Brandon Pierce
2013
Covington, La. 32-35--67
T2 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 36-34--70
2 Joshua Martin
2015
Pinehurst, N.C. 36-34--70
2 Ryan Mondy
2013
Blacksburg, Va. 37-33--70
T5 Poom Pattaropong
2013
Bangkok, Thailand 34-38--72
5 Noah West
2012
Belden, Miss. 36-36--72
5 Zachary Healy
2014
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 37-35--72
5 Michael Pisciotta
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 36-36--72
5 Christopher Guglielmo
2013
Cumming, Ga. 39-33--72
T10 Ben Dietrich
2013
Bluffton, S.C. 38-35--73
10 Nick Hardy
2014
Northbrook, Ill. 35-38--73
10 Grant Daugherty
2012
Alcoa, Tenn. 36-37--73
10 Andrew Novak
2013
Mount Pleasant, S.C. 40-33--73
T14 Trevor Phillips
2016
Inman, S.C. 36-38--74
14 Andy Shim
2013
(South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 38-36--74
T16 Tyler Lail
2012
Conover, N.C. 38-37--75
16 Ben Holm
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 34-41--75
16 Ben Reeves
2012
Knoxville, Tenn. 39-36--75
16 Davis Riley
2015
Hattiesburg, Miss. 37-38--75
T20 Jackson Stroup
2013
Naples, Fla. 37-39--76
20 William Register
2014
Burlington, N.C. 39-37--76
T22 Stephen Stallings, Jr
2013
Louisville, Ky. 40-37--77
22 Tanner Owen
2014
High Point, N.C. 39-38--77
22 Chandler Morgan
2013
Lexington, Ky. 38-39--77
22 Matthew Mahle
2013
Lexington, Ky. 37-40--77
22 Noah Edmondson
2015
Davidson, N.C. 38-39--77
22 Corey Carlson
2015
Green Cove Springs, Fla. 39-38--77
22 Francesco Ruffino
2013
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 40-37--77
22 Henry Davis
2013
Queretaro, Mexico 39-38--77
T30 Luis Medina
2013
Jalisco, Mexico 38-40--78
30 Preston Riner
2012
Johns Creek, Ga. 42-36--78
T32 Clark Engle
2013
Springfield, Ohio 38-41--79
32 Will Long
2013
Gastonia, N.C. 34-45--79
32 Danny Walker
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 38-41--79
T35 Preston Heyward
2012
Duluth, Ga. 40-41--81
35 Johan Werge
2014
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 41-40--81
35 Cole Hunsucker
2013
Kennesaw, Ga. 41-40--81
T38 Shea Sylvester
2013
Roswell, Ga. 38-44--82
38 Satoshi Tanaka
2012
Dublin, Ohio 47-35--82
38 Jacob Choi
2014
Collierville, Tenn. 38-44--82
38 Juan Yumar
2014
Miami, Fla. 38-44--82
T42 Brendon Doyle
2014
Louisville, Ky. 39-45--84
42 Billy Johns
2014
Johns Creek, Ga. 38-46--84
T44 Jack Comstock
2015
Jacksonville, Fla. 41-44--85
44 Thomas la Morte
2014
Haworth, N.J. 45-40--85
44 Kameron Williams
2013
Braselton, Ga. 44-41--85
T47 David Pompey
2013
Clarks Summit, Pa. 41-45--86
47 Matthew Beringer
2014
Macon, Ga. 42-44--86
47 Jared O'Kelley
2013
Canton, Ga. 38-48--86
-
Wyatt Larkin
2014
Morganton, Ga.
-JWD
-
Archer Price
2014
Gastonia, N.C.
-DQ - Rule 6-6d
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Samantha Wagner
2015
Windermere, Fla. 34-34--68
2 Jessica Haigwood
2013
Roswell, Ga. 36-33--69
T3 Sophia Schubert
2014
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 34-38--72
3 Anna Sophia Bohmer
2013
Cali, Colombia 36-36--72
T5 Amira Alexander
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 35-38--73
5 Annie Park
2013
Levittown, N.Y. 35-38--73
T7 Caroline Araskog
2014
N. Palm Beach, Fla. 35-39--74
7 Jessica Hoang
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 38-36--74
7 Cindy Ha
2014
Demarest, N.J. 36-38--74
T10 Mariah Stackhouse
2012
Riverdale, Ga. 38-37--75
10 Jessica Vasilic
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 39-36--75
10 Rinko Mitsunaga
2015
Roswell, Ga. 37-38--75
10 McKenzie Talbert
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 37-38--75
10 Sarah Harris
2012
Hermitage, Tenn. 35-40--75
10 Taylor Tomlinson
2014
Gainesville, Fla. 37-38--75
T16 Katie Page
2013
Louisville, Ky. 38-38--76
16 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 34-42--76
16 Katelyn Dambaugh
2013
Goose Creek, S.C. 41-35--76
T19 Elisabeth Bernabe
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 36-41--77
19 Sloan Shanahan
2013
Suwanee, Ga. 39-38--77
T21 Bailey Tardy
2015
Norcross, Ga. 40-38--78
21 Janet Mao
2015
Johns Creek, Ga. 38-40--78
21 Daniela Darquea
2013
Quito, Ecuador 38-40--78
T24 Ju-Hee Bae
2014
Chantilly, Va. 41-38--79
24 Harley Dubsky
2014
Valparaiso, Ind. 42-37--79
26 Lauren Stephenson
2015
Lexington, S.C. 47-41--88
-
Marianne Li
2015
Bellevue, Wash.
-DQ Rule 3-2
 


EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES JUNIOR OPEN

The Country Club of the South

Johns Creek, Ga.

April 13-15, 2012

Pierce leads Boys Division heading into final round at Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno

Wagner sits atop Girls Division field with one-stroke lead

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.

 — Brandon Pierce of Covington, La. shot a 5-under-par 67 during Saturday's first round at The Country Club of the South to earn a 3-stroke lead in the Boys Division at the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno. In the Girls Division, Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., carded a 4-under-par 68 to hold the lead heading into Sunday's final round.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno is a 36-hole stroke play competition at The Country Club of the South. The boys played at par-72, 6,893 yards, and the girls played at par-72, 5,941 yards. The 78-player field features boys and girls from 17 states and eight foreign countries.

Pierce finished his first round with six birdies and only one bogey, including birdies on each of the course's four par-5 holes. When asked about what stood out during his first round, Pierce quickly noted his tee shots.

“Normally, every single time I play I don't hit my driver well,” he said. “I hit a good bit of fairways today, I never hit an OB ball or a lost ball and I've been doing that pretty much once a round, so I'm pretty glad I'm finally figuring my driver out.”

Pierce doesn't plan to change much to his game heading into the final round.

“It's not any different, it's just another round of golf. I just have to keep going out there and having fun,” he said. “Hopefully I'll go out there tomorrow and hit the ball well again, putt it well and get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible.”

In the Boys Division, three players are tied heading into the final round three shots off the lead held by Pierce. Joshua Martin of Pinehurst, N.C., Ryan Mondy of Blacksburg, Va., and Lee McCoy of Clarkesville, Ga. all shot a 2-under-par first-round 70. Michael Pisciotta of Alpharetta, Ga., Christopher Guglielmo of Cumming, Ga., Noah West of Belden, Miss., Poom Pattaropong of Bangkok, Thailand and Zachary Healy of Norcross, Ga. are all tied in fifth place after scoring an even-par 72.

Wagner has finished in second place the past two years at the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno, so she is definitely hoping to carry the momentum from her first round into Sunday.

“I had 27 putts and I hit 13 greens so I was getting up and down a lot,” she said. “I had two bogeys and six birdies so it was a pretty good round.”

Like Pierce, Wagner plans on sticking to what helped her play so well in the first round, without changing much.

“I'm just going to keep playing my game, hitting fairways and greens and make some putts,” she said.

In the Girls Division, Wagner has a one-shot lead over Jessica Haigwood of Roswell, Ga. Sophia Schubert of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Anna Sophia Bohmer of Cali, Colombia are tied in third place after shooting an even-par 72.

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 5,500 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.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

Final-round tee times will run from 8 to 10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at The Country Club of the South. For more information about the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (770) 601-5196.

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