|TOLDO GROUP EASTERN CANADIAN JUNIOR
Roseland Golf & Curling Club
June 23-26, 2003
GIELOW SOARS TO FIVE-SHOT ADVANTAGE AFTER SECOND ROUND
Prange and Pressel tie for first in the Girls Division
WINDSOR, Ontario - Brendan Gielow of
Muskegon, Mich., shot an impressive 5-under-par 66 in the
second round of the Toldo Group Eastern Canadian Junior
to take the lead in the Boys Division. Amber Prange of Noblesville,
Ind., and Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., fired even-par
72s to pull ahead in the Girls Division.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Toldo
Group Eastern Canadian Junior features 105 players with
boys and girls, ages 13-18, representing 13 states and Canada,
including 50 Ontario natives. The 54-hole event is being
held at Roseland Golf and Curling Club.
Gielow (67-66-133) fired a consistent 3-under-par 33 on
both the front and back nines. He made six birdies on the
round to put him at 9-under-par 133 for the tournament.
Gielow's only other AJGA competition experience was at the
AJGA Junior All-Star Classic at Midland last year.
"I hit the ball better today. My short game was really
good," the 15-year-old said. "I had lots of medium
length birdie putts. Tomorrow I need to go out and do the
same thing as today play a solid round."
After two rounds of play, Ryan Brehm of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.,
is in second followed by Andy Connell of Lima, Ohio, in
Brehm (67-71-138), 17, shot even-par 71 on the day to bring
his tournament total to 4-under-par 138. He struggled on
the par-5s but made an impressive four birdies to secure
his spot in the leader group.
"I had two 3-putts on holes 14 and 18 but I got up
and down when I needed to," Brehm said. "My short
game was on today. I am positive tomorrow will be a better
Connell (69-70-139) fired a 1-under-par 70 to put him in
contention heading into the final round. He made three birdies
on the back nine to lower his tournament score to 3-under-par
139 after two rounds of play.
"I pulled it together on the last four holes,"
the 17-year-old said. "I was 2-under for the last three
holes. I got my confidence back from my putting."
Prange (74-72-146) and Pressel (74-72-146) remain tied heading
into the final round. Prange made two birdies and only one
bogey on the round. She said she is looking for one last
victory before she heads to college at the University of
"Today it was just me, the course and my ball,"
she said. "I don't need to add pressure to myself.
I just need to play my own game. I am more confident now
and I want one more win before I go to college."
Pressel's key to success was making birdies on all of the
"I didn't hit a single fairway between the 5th and
17th holes," the 15-year-old said. "I made a few
short putts and some up-and-downs that saved me."
Final-round tee times will begin Thursday at 6:30 a.m. off
the No. 1 tee at Roseland Golf and Curling Club.
For more information on the Toldo Group Eastern Canadian
Junior, contact the AJGA at the Roseland Golf and Curling
Club at (519)-972-0910.