Elks Run Golf Club
Batavia, Ohio
August 4-7, 2003

Goins plays steady at 73 to lead Girls Division

BATAVIA, OHIO- Jeff Hall of Franklin, Tenn., and Dan Doyle of Rochester, Mich., are tied for the lead at 2-under-par 69 to lead the first round of the Boys Division in the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational. In the Girls Division, Mandy Goins of Frankfort, Ky. carded 2-over-par 73 to lead the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational features 102 players, 81 boys and 21 girls from 20 states. Five are from the Cincinnati area, with 28 from the state of Ohio.

Hall started his round out well on the front side with birdies on Nos. 1 and 4 and only one bogey on No. 8. On the tougher backside, Hall carded a birdie on No. 12 and also on No.17 after he knocked a four-iron off the tee four feet from the hole.

"I knew if I got threw Nos. 10-14 I would be fine for the day," said the 17-year-old. "If I am under par the next two rounds I will be happy."

Doyle birdied the first two holes of the day and finished the front nine with a birdie on No. 9. Beginning the back, Doyle made a 45-foot putt on No. 10 to put him at four-under. Doyle had bogeys on Nos. 15 and 18 to make him 2-under-par for the round.

"I hit my irons well today," said 17-year-old Doyle. "I feel like I could have shot better today. Hopefully I can pick it up early tomorrow on the easier front side."

Doyle placed third at the 2003 AJGA Buick Junior Open presented by Golfweek and 12th at the AJGA Boyne Highlands Junior.

Rounding out the Boys Division top five is Zack Sucher of Mobile, Ala. at 37-33-70, Brian DePaul of Bridgeville, Pa. at 34-37-71 and in a three-way tie for fifth is Chris Baker of Brownstown, Ind., Tom Miles of Dublin, Ohio at 35-37-72 and Andrew DiBitetto of Rochester, N.Y. at 36-36-72.

In the Girls Division, Goins had a bogey on No. 1, but came back with birdies on Nos. 3, 5 and 9. Goins had only one three putt for the day and three bogeys.

"After No. 9 I felt like I was in pretty good condition," said the 18-year-old. "Tomorrow I want to hit more greens and shoot for pars. Pars are great scores for this course."

Goins was the runner-up in the 2002 AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational. For the 2003 season, she has placed ninth at the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational and recently 29th at AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship.

Rounding out the Girls Division top three in a five-way tie is Jordan Craig of Connellsville, Pa., Katie Trachok of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Whitney Frykman of Acworth, Ga., at 38-38-76, Kelli Warner of Liberty, Ky. at 37-39-76, and Kelsey Lindenschmidt of West Chester, Ohio 39-37-76.

Second-round tee times for this 54-hole stroke-play event will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday off the No. 1 tee at Elks Run Golf Club. For more information on the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational, contact tournament headquarters at (513) 735-6600.

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