AJGA NIKE GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Langdon Farms Golf Club
August 29 – September 1, 2003
HU, RESURRECCION TAKE LEAD INTO FINAL
ROUND AT LANGDON FARMS
Nakagawa maintains lead in Girls Division at AJGA Nike
Golf Junior All-Star Series Championship
AURORA, Ore. — Mu Hu of Bradenton,
Fla., and Alex Resurreccion of Long Beach, Calif., are tied
for the lead at 1-under-par 141 after two rounds of the AJGA
Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series Championship. In the Girls
Division, Ami Nakagawa of Osaka, Japan, carries a four-stroke
lead heading into Monday’s final round.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 54-hole
national golf tournament features 77 boys and girls (13-15
year olds) representing 26 states, Canada and Japan. The event
is being held at the par-71 layout of Langdon Farms Golf Club.
To qualify for this season-ending championship, the participants
needed to garner top finishes in 2003 Nike Golf Junior All-Star
Hu, a 2007 high school graduate, carded seven birdies en
route to 4-under-par 67 and two-day total of 1-under-par 141.
“I made a lot of birdies today,” the 13-year-old
said. “I did not hit the ball well at all, but it was
better than yesterday. I hit eight fairways today and only
three yesterday. The key to my round today was my putter.”
After making four birdies in-a-row on Nos. 1-4 to start his
back nine, Hu was feeling confident and knew he could shoot
“I could not believe myself after those birdies,”
Hu continued. “Those are not easy holes to make birdie,
especially the par-3 No. 3. Tomorrow my goal is to shoot in
the 60s and win.”
Resurreccion, who was a first-round co-leader, followed his
first round 2-under-par 69 with a 72, which included birdies
on Nos. 6 and 7.
“I started off slow,” Resurreccion, 14, said.
“I was 3-over after 14 holes but then I made two birdies
in-a-row. I was kind of scrambling all day but at the end
I was getting better. My driver was the only thing that was
working well today. I need to work on my putting for tomorrow
and my goal is to finish under-par for the three days.”
One-stroke off the pace at even-par 142 is Daniel Miller
of Santa Maria, Calif. Tied for fourth with two-round totals
of 144 are Craig Cerbins of Portage, Wis., Sihwan Kim of La
Mirada, Calif., and Jonathan Khan of Tucson, Ariz.
In the Girls Division, Nakagawa shot 4-over-par 75.
“I am very happy with my round today,” Nakagawa
said. “My putter was the key to my round and I need
to work on my driver for tomorrow.”
Four strokes back is Yuki Sakurai of Kyoto, Japan, at 153.
In third with a two-day total of 158 is Alina Lee of Bradenton,
Fla., and Melissa Mabanta of Phoenix is in fourth at 159.
Rounding out the top five are So-Hyun Park of Bradenton, Fla.,
and Brittany Nelson of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., at 160.
The tournament concludes Monday with final-round tee times
beginning at 7:30 a.m. off the first and 10th tees.
For more information on the AJGA Nike Golf Junior All-Star
Series Championship, please contact tournament headquarters
at (503) 678-3262 ext.105, or visit the American Junior Golf
Association’s Web site at ajga.org.