AJGA McDONALD'S BETSY RAWLS GIRLS NATIONAL
DuPont Country Club
July 28-31, 2003
JANE PARK CARDS 8-UNDER-PAR
134 TO HOLD ON TO LEAD AT BETSY RAWLS
Creamer fires a 6-under-par 136 after two rounds in Wilmington
- Jane Park of Beaumont, Calif., shot a 2-under-par 69 in
the second round of the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls
National Championship to retain her top spot on the leader
board. Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., also carded a
2-under-par 69 to move two strokes behind Park.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the tournament
features 71 girls, ages 13-18, representing 20 states and
Canada. The 54-hole event is being held at the par-71, 6,036-yard
DuPont Course at the DuPont Country Club. The invitation-only
tournament also features 20 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.
"I played consistent," Park said. "I hit greens
and fairways all day."
Park, who placed 14th in this tournament two years ago, had
three birdies on the day but wasn't pleased with her putting.
"I three-putted No. 16 for par and then went on to three-putted
the next hole," she said. "Those were two very bad
shots. I just wasn't thinking. But there are a lot of putts
to be made tomorrow so we'll see what happens."
Creamer, on the other hand, accredits her good round to her
"My short game saved me," Creamer said. "I
didn't hit the ball well and was constantly long. I must have
been judging the wind too much."
Creamer birdied Nos. 9, 11 and 15 and only had one bogey Wednesday.
The 16-year-old is looking for her seventh national victory
of 2003. She also recently made the cut in two LPGA Tour events
and will be competing in the U.S. Women's Amateur next week.
"I definitely want to win this tournament," she
said. "But I also just want to play good golf. If someone
plays better, so be it. It's a strong field and the scores
show it. It is going to take three back to back rounds to
know who is going to win."
Following one stroke behind Creamer with a 5-under-par 137
is another California native, Amie Cochran of Torrance.
"I only had one bogey and only missed one green and that
was on the first hole," the 17-year-old said. "Everything
just kind of fell into place today. I'm going to go into the
final round with the ultimate goal of winning. I'll do the
best I can and that's good enough for me."
Sitting three spots behind Park at 4-under-par 138 is Sukjin
Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J. Just behind Wuesthoff are In-Bee
Park of Eustis, Fla., and California natives Angela Park of
Torrance and Ki-Shui Liao of Alameda all at 144.
Final-round tee times will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday off
the No. 1 tee at the DuPont Course at the DuPont Country Club.
For more information on the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls
National Championship, contact tournament headquarters at