OSSO JUNIOR AT OAK TREE
Oak Tree Country Club, East Course
June 23-26, 2003
COOK ONE SHOT CLEAR OF CLUTTERED FIELD
Brown takes lead in Girls Division
EDMOND, Okla. - Jordan Cook of Edmond, Okla., fought
through the howling winds of the Oklahoma plains to take a
one-shot lead in the Boys Division of the OSSO Junior at Oak
Tree on Tuesday. In the Girls Division, Lacey Jones of Idabel,
Okla., also claimed a one-shot lead after the first round
by carding a 2-over-par 72.
The 54-hole competition, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, is being played at the Oak Tree Country
Club, East Course. The field consists of 145 players representing
14 states, including 58 players from the state of Texas. The
tournament contains two divisions consisting of boys and girls,
ages 13 to 18.
The Pete Dye-designed East Course played difficult as the
average score in the Boys Division ballooned to slightly more
than 10 shots over par. Cook, who started the day on the 10th
tee, was consistent from the start, making pars on his first
six holes before recording a birdie on the par-4 16th. This
consistency lasted throughout the day as Cook carded even-par
35s on both the front and back nine en route to claiming the
"I was just pretty consistent," Cook said. "I
didn't hit any bad shots and made a lot of putts."
The field follows closely behind Cook, however, as eight players
are within three shots of the lead. Robby Ormand of Austin,
Texas, and Trey Todd of Abilene, Texas, are only one shot
back of Cook after firing matching rounds of 1-over-par 71.
Austin Welch of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kevin Schultz of
Richardson, Texas, linger two shots behind the leader.
In the Girls Division, Jones took advantage of four birdies
to help her claim a one-shot lead.
"It went well," Jones said. "I just hit fairways
and greens and kind of worked with the wind. I'm hitting the
ball solid and I'm putting well, so hopefully I can keep my
Ashley Knoll of The Woodlands, Texas, trails Jones by one
shot. Knoll, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to
play at Oklahoma State University this fall, was even par
on her first nine before carding a 3-over-par 38 on her second
nine. Michaela Cavener of Ponca City, Okla., trails by two
shots after firing a 4-over-par 74.
The second round of the OSSO Junior at Oak Tree will consist
of two waves of tee times from the first and 10th tees. The
first starts at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 9:09 a.m. The second
wave will begin at noon and conclude at 1:39 p.m. For more
information on the OSSO Junior at Oak Tree, call tournament
headquarters at (405) 330-9545.