MIDWEST JUNIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Pine Meadow Golf Club
Mundelein, Ill. •
July 20 - 23
MUNDELEIN, Ill. --
results from the Midwest Junior Players Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Pine Meadow Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7131. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 136 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6198. Rating: 75.6. Slope: 132
Konieczki Takes the
Boys Division Lead at Midwest Junior Players Championship Lin
and Sitompul sit atop Girls Leaderboard at Pine Meadow Golf Club
MUNDELEIN, Ill. – Corey Konieczki of Rockford,
Ill., took an early one-shot lead at the Midwest Junior Players Championship
shooting a 3-under-par 69. Christine Lin of Austin, Texas, and Bernice Sitompul
of Jakarta, Indonesia, are tied for the lead in the Girls Division at
1-over-par 73. The Midwest Junior Players
Championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament conducted by the American
Junior Golf Association at Pine Meadow Golf Club. The tournament field features
57 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states, Canada, Taiwan, Thailand and
Indonesia. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,131 yards while
the Girls Division is playing at 6,198 yards. Finishing the round with five
birdies and an eagle, Konieczki credited his successful round to putting. “My short game was on today,” Konieczki
said. “My chip in on Nos. 5 and 9 gave me the confidence to finish the round strong.” In the Boys Division, Scott
Cahill of Carpentersville, Ill., and KK Limbhasut of Loma Linda, Calif., are
tied for second at 2-under-par 70. Sean Jones of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and
Tyler Gentilella of Parkland, Fla., are tied for fourth at even-par 72. Lin was consistent on the front
nine and kept a strong mental game throughout the round to card a 1-over-par 73
in the Girls Division. Sitompul said she started off rough, but her game picked
up on the back nine after a good birdie shot on No. 12. “I made very few mistakes on
the back nine, but I still want to improve on my bunker shots and chipping for
the tournament,” Lin said. “I hope I can just stay calm and play my own game
during the next two days.” “It was rough out there at the
beginning of the round for me,” Sitompul said. “I would have liked to sink more
putts but my mental game picked up and I finished strong.” Han Wu of La Mirada, Calif.,
sits in third place at 2-over-par 74. 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 30 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 Watch USA, which is in its third decade
of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007,
after 12 years of support, Polo 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 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and
Morgan Pressel. Second-round tee times for the
Midwest Junior Players Championship will run from 7 a.m. – 8:48 a.m. off the Nos.
1and 10 tees at the Pine Meadow Golf Club. For more information about the
Midwest Junior Players Championship please contact Tournament Director Lauren
Shelly at (770)298-4411.
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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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.