CORNELIUS RESIDENT SHOOTS
68 FOR FIRST-ROUND LEAD
Park breaks personal record at 65 in Girls Division
CORNELIUS, N.C.- Colby Moore of Cornelius,
N.C., shot 3-under-par 68 to lead after the First Round in
the Boys Division of the AJGA PING Junior at The Peninsula
Club. In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla. leads the Girls Division
at 6-under-par 65.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association,
the PING Junior at The Peninsula Club features 99 players,
81 boys and 18 girls from 21 states and France. Former champions
in this event include Charles Howell III in 1995 and two-time
winner and current LPGA player Beth Bauer in 1995 and 1996.
Moore, member of The Peninsula Club, carded
five birdies on Nos. 3, 6, a 60-foot chip-in on No. 11, and
back-to-back birdies on Nos. 14 and 15.
"It was an advantage to be on my home
course," Moore said. "I know the lines well, and
I kept a lot of my shots in the fairway."
Rounding out the Boys Division top five are
Will Shambley of Cary, N.C. at 69, and in a four way tie for
third, are Ryan Solan of Charlotte, N.C., Reed Darsie of Chapel
Hill, N.C., John Saari of Lilburn, Ga. and Ryan Holler of
Morehead City, N.C. at 70.
In the Girls Division, 15-year-old Park, carded
seven birdies for the day, missing just three greens and totaled
29 putts for her round.
"I feel great," said the reigning
Polo Golf Junior Player of the Year. "This round gives
me a lot of confidence."
Rounding out the Girls Division top three
are defending champ Whitney Myers of East Berlin, Pa., at
71 and Shannon Boyle of Cary, N.C. at 72.
The second round will begin on Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., from the No. 1 tee. For more information on the AJGA PING Junior at The Peninsula Club, please contact tournament headquarters at (704) 896-7060.