GENESIS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Sycuan Resort - Willow Glen Course
El Cajon, Calif. •
August 22 - 25
EL CAJON, Calif. --
results from the Genesis Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sycuan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6657. Rating: 72.4. Slope: 130 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6058. Rating: 75.4. Slope: 134
Shaun moves into lead at Genesis Junior Championship Kaui widens gap entering final round at Sycuan Resort - Willow Glen Course
EL CAJON, Calif. — Corey Shaun of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., fired a 4-under-par 68 Wednesday, making birdie on four holes on his back nine to move to 7-under-par through two rounds at the Genesis Junior Championship. In the Girls Division, Alexandra Kaui of Las Vegas extended her lead to three strokes after firing a second-round, 1-under-par 71 at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course.
The Genesis Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course in El Cajon, Calif. The tournament field features 96 boys and 36 girls from nine states and seven countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,657 and the Girls Division is playing at 6,058 yards. Following the second round, each division was cut to the top 50 percent and ties.
After shooting a first-round 69, Shaun began his round on the 10th hole and made the turn still at 3-under. Shaun went on to fire a bogey-free back nine, which included birdies on Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 8.
“At the beginning of my round I didn't make many putts, but I figured it out in the middle of my round,” Shaun said. “I've been hitting the ball well so I just want to keep hitting the ball like I have been, make some putts and I should be fine.”
Andrew Morgan of Long Beach, Calif., is in second place after he birdied three of his first five holes on the day en route to a 5-under-par 67. Morgan is one stroke back at 6-under-par 138.
First-round leader Michael Moorhead of Newport Beach, Calif., is in third place at 5-under-par 139. Charlie Benell of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Gordon Neale of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Alberto Sanchez of Nogales, Ariz., and Matthew Negri of El Cajon, Calif., are in fourth place at 4-under-par 140.
In the Girls Division, Kaui made three birdies on the day, bringing her tournament total to a 6-under-par 138. After an opening round 67, Kaui says she has the luxury of playing conservatively for the final round.
“I could have gotten a couple more birdies today, but not everything was there so I decided not to force anything,” said Kaui, who won the AJGA's Las Vegas Junior Open in June. “Tomorrow, I'm going to play like I did today.”
Jenny Hahn of Henderson Nev., and Marissa Hinchman of Lodi, Calif., are tied for second at 3-under-par 141. Hahn shot an even-par 72 during the second round while Hinchman carded her second consecutive sub-par round, going 71-70.
Lilia Vu Fountain Valley, Calif., carded a 5-under-par 67 to tie the competitive course record set by Kaui in the first round. After a first-round 77, Vu's second-round performance put her in a tie for fourth place, six strokes back of the lead.
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Final-round tee times for the Genesis Junior Championship will run from 7:15 — 8:55 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees, Thursday at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course. For more information about the Genesis Junior Championship, contact Tournament Director Casey Ceman at (678) 327-6982 or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.
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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.