WINN GRIPS HEATHER FARR CLASSIC HOSTED BY LONGBOW GOLF CLUB
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Ariz. •
April 1 - 4
MESA, Ariz. --
results from the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Longbow Golf Club.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6999. Rating: 72.7. Slope: 132 Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6150. Rating: 75.5. Slope: 135
Kang Fires 67 and Moves Into Top Spot at Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club
Alison Lee takes three-stroke lead at Longbow Golf Club
MESA, Ariz. – Jeffrey Kang of Fullerton, Calif., recorded a 4-under-par 67, one of 10 rounds in the 60s, to take the lead at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., sits on top of the leaderboard in the Girls Division after a 2-under-par 69.
The 12th-annual Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club is a 54-hole stoke play event being held at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The 144-player field features 15 Rolex Junior All-Americans and 37 college signees. In all, 13 states are represented along with Switzerland, Canada and Mexico. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 course at 6,999 yards, while the Girls Division yardage is set at 6,150.
The day consisted of several low rounds, but Kang came out on top at the end of the second day. With a bogey-free round, Kang posted a two-day total 6-under-par 136 to pull ahead of the field by one stroke. Changing strategies from Friday, he hit more short shots today and said his play off the tee was key to his success.
“I hit really good drives and really good second shots,” Kang said. “I just hit everything the same. Hopefully I can do that again tomorrow.”
A high school senior and two-time Rolex Junior All-American, this is Kang's fifth and final year playing in the event.
“I just like this course,” the University of Southern California signee said. “Every hole has unique characteristics. It's very risk-rewarding.”
AJ McInerney of Henderson, Nev., and Anton Arboleda of La Canada, Calif., sit tied for second, each at 5-under-par 137. Andrew Levitt of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., is in fourth place with a 4-under-par 138 and Alberto Sanchez of Nogales, Ariz., holds the fifth spot at 3-under-par 139.
In the Girls Division, Lee moved out of a three-way tie for second to take sole possession of the lead. Ranked sixth in the Polo Golf Rankings, Lee bogeyed her first two holes but stayed focused and did not let it affect her round. The two-time first-team Rolex Junior All-American carded four birdies on her way to a two-day 3-under-par 139.
“I didn't have a very good start, but I tried my best to get over it,” Lee said. “On No. 14 I usually hit a 3-wood off the tee, but today I decided to hit driver. After that birdie, I forgot about my bogeys and started playing a lot better.”
Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., and Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Calif., are tied for second at even-par 142.
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The final round of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club will tee off at Longbow Golf Club's Nos. 1 and 10 tees from 7- 8:39 a.m. For more information on the event, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (480) 807-5400.
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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.