BURGETT H. MOONEY, JR. ROME CLASSIC PRESENTED BY STATE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
Coosa Country Club
Rome, Ga. •
June 11 - 14
ROME, Ga. --
results from the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Coosa Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 6815. Rating: 71.9. Slope: 129 Girls Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 6025. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 126
Connelly captures Boys Division at Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company
Lellyo survives four-hole playoff to take Girls Division at Coosa Country Club
ROME, Ga. — Justin Connelly of McDonough, Ga., carded a 6-under-par 65 in the final round of the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance to take first place in the Boys Division with a tournament total of 10-under-par 203. The Girls Division had an exciting four-hole playoff that resulted with Madison Lellyo of Windemere, Fla., coming out on top. Lellyo finished at 5-over-par 218 for the tournament.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company was a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-71, Coosa Country Club. The event featured 72 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 12 states Mexico and Argentina. The Boys Division played the course at 6,815 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 6,025 yards.
Connelly was excited to earn his first AJGA victory, especially given his final round.
“It means so much to win an AJGA event,” said Connelly. “Everyone who plays junior golf wants to have that AJGA logo on their Titleist ball and only the best are on this tour.”
Jared Bettcher of Auburn, Ala. finished second at 7-under-par 206. Clay Brown of Davidson, N.C., Ben Schlottman of Advance, N.C., David Mackey of Bogart, Ga. and Ryan Stachler of Alpharetta, Ga. in third at 4-under-par 209.
Lellyo was able to keep her stamina and came through in the playoff to earn her first AJGA victory.
“I didn't play as well as I wanted to during the round today,” Lellyo said. “As soon as we went to a playoff I knew I needed to turn it up and I was able to play the best I had all day.”
Sophia Schubert of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Michaela Owen of Suwanee, Ga. also finished at 5-over-par 218 tournament totals.
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.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
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.
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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.