AJGA CLUBCORP JUNIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Homestead Resort, Lower Cascades Course
Hot Springs, Virginia
July 28-31, 2003

FULTZ, MILES GET THEIR KICKS SHOOTING 66
Wang brings it all together on back-nine leads Girls Division at 1-under-par

HOT SPRINGS, VA.- Chad Fultz of Staunton, Va., and Tom Miles of Dublin, Ohio, shot 6-under-par 66 to take the early advantage in the Boys Division of the AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship. In the Girls Division, Catherina Wang of Sarasota, Fla., had a solid 1-under-par 71 to lead.

The 10th AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship features 123 players, 99 boys and 24 girls, from 21 states, including 30 players from the state of Virginia. The field also includes defending Boys Division champion Jared Jones of Kenova, W. Va., 2001 Girls Division champion Whitney Myers and AJGA Polo Golf Junior All-American Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla.

Fultz started off with a bogey on No. 1, but felt his round came alive after making birdie on No. 3 to get to even. Fultz carded eight birdies for the day including six alone on the back nine and had only 24 putts and hit 13 greens.

"I have not been playing well this summer," the 17-year-old said. "My game finally came alive today. Hopefully I keep my mind focused and keep playing solid the remainder of the tournament."

Miles had seven birdies, lipped out for eagle on No. 7 and made his lone bogey of the day on No. 12 after three-putting. Miles also hit all 14 fairways Tuesday.

"I don't want to put pressure on myself going into the next two rounds," said 16-year-old Miles. "I want to shoot even par and anything else is a bonus."

Fultz and Miles have a 2-stroke advantage over Clint Smith of Asheboro, N.C., at 68.

Rounding out the Boys Division top five are William Shriver, IV, of Silver Spring, Md. and Jake Chominsky, of Greensboro, N.C., at 69.

In the Girls Division, Wang had four birdies all on the back nine including back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10 and 11. Wang had a 12 foot putt for eagle on No. 15 but left it short for an easy birdie. Her other birdie came on No.13.

"I had a great round and played well," said the 15-year-old. "I was hitting the ball and putting good. Everything came together today.
Tomorrow I would like to play steady, play conservative, and hopefully finish the tournament in the top three."

Rounding out the Girls Division top three are Meredith McMahan of San Antonio, Texas and Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla., at 73.

The second round of the tournament will begin Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30 a.m., off the No. 1 tee at The Homestead Resort, Lower Cascades Course. For more information on the AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship, please contact tournament headquarters at (540) 839-7708.


 
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Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
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Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
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Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
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