Abacoa Golf Club
July 7-10, 2003
LAUER LEADS BOYS
FIELD AFTER DAY ONE AT 1-UNDER-PAR 71
Chudy, Weintraub, and Lopez Moreira in first place of Girls
Division after round one
JUPITER, Fla. -
Tiffany Chudy of Miramar, Fla., shot a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday
to claim the Girls Division lead after the first round of
the Abacoa Junior Classic. Seath Lauer of Bradenton, Fla.,
opened with a score of 1-under-par 71 to stand in first place
in the Boys Division.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Abacoa
Golf Club, the Abacoa Junior Classic features a field of 84
competitors. The event is a 54-hole stroke-play tournament
with 57 players from the state of Florida.
Chudy, who competed at the AJGA's First American Title Avila
Junior Classic last week, said she was pleased with her first-place
"Everything was going well today, I was driving the ball
great off the tee. My putts were great and normally I don't
putt that well," Chudy said. "It just all fell together."
Following closely in second place at 2-over-par 74 are Hagen
Weintraub of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Natasha Lopez Moreira
of Asuncion, Paraguay.
Weintraub, who tied for 10th at last year's event, stated
she is confident in her playing ability for the second and
third rounds of play.
"My putting was definitely working well," Weintraub
said. "I shot the same score last year, I just want to
Lopez Moreira is one shot back of the lead with 36 holes to
play. She closed her day by chipping in from 40 feet for birdie
at the par-4, 391-yard ninth hole.
"I like the course and I'm playing it safe," Lopez
Moreira said. "I just want to do my best and have fun."
Lauer, also fresh off an appearance at the First American
Title Junior Classic, leads the Boys Division. He said the
conditions of the greens led to his solid putting and first-place
"I putted really well," Lauer said. "I rolled
in six birdies, these are the best greens I've played all
Jamie Wallace of Moorestown, N.J., and Chappell Brown of West
Palm Beach, Fla., are tied for second place at even-par 72.
Sean Hedden of Palm City, Fla., Noah Goldman of Longwood,
Fla., Lanny Benson of St. Louis, Mo., and Jaime Zabala of
Naples, Fla., Brent Herlihy of Glen Falls, N.Y., all share
fourth place at 1-over-par 73.
The Abacoa Junior Classic continues at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday
off of the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Abacoa Golf Club. For more
information on the tournament, call (561) 622-0036.