AJGA BOYS INVITATIONAL
The Cardinal Golf & Country Club
Greensboro, North Carolina
June 9-13, 2003
AND MOORE HEAD LEADERBOARD AFTER 36 HOLES IN GREENSBORO
Pierce and Saunders tied for third with two rounds to
N.C. Giwon Suh of Orlando, Fla., and Jace Moore
of Southlake, Texas, both stand at 2-under-par 138 after
two rounds of play to take the lead at the Chrysler AJGA
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the second-annual
event features 99 players representing 21 states, Chile
and Japan competing in 72 holes of stroke play. The field
also includes 14 of the nation's top ranked players. Hall
of Famer Arnold Palmer serves as honorary chairman for the
Suh made three straight birdies on the back nine to bring
him to 3-under-par 67 for the day. His 67 matches the best
round of the tournament and places him at the top of the
leaderboard after 36 holes.
played a weird front nine," the 17-year-old said about
his round that also included a 32 on the back nine. "I
hit it solid and had good putts after No. 13."
Suh said his motivation for doing well is to gain exemption
into future events.
came here to finish in the top 15 so I can go to the Polo
or Rolex invitationals," he said.
A birdie on the 410-yard, par-4 16th hole brought Moore
(67-71--138) back into a tie for the lead. Moore recently
placed third at the AJGA Southwestern Junior Classic in
Albuquerque, N.M. His round on Wednesday included 13 pars
and two birdies, resulting in a 1-over-par 71.
I just stayed patient and tried not to make any stupid mistakes,"
the 17-year-old said.
Matthew Pierce, Jr. (70-69139), of San Juan Capistrano,
Calif., and Samuel Saunders (69-70139) of Windermere,
Fla., are tied for third at 1-under-par 139 after two rounds.
The Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational is the first AJGA tournament
of the summer for Pierce, 14, whose short game helped place
him near the top of the leaderboard.
hope to get into the top 10 and be fully exempt for future
tournaments," he said.
Saunders said he did not play his best but was still happy
to post an even-par 70.
goal for the tournament was to be in the final pairing during
the third and fourth rounds," he said. "I've started
to do that so far. Tomorrow, my goal is to beat the players
in my pairing and to shoot under par."
tee times will begin Thursday at 7:30 a.m. off the No. 1
tee at The Cardinal Golf and Country Club.
For more information on the Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational,
contact tournament headquarters at (336) 668-2746, ext.