ASHWORTH POSTSEASON JUNIOR AT HAGERSTOWN
Black Rock Golf Course
October 3-5, 2003
AN TAKES LEAD WITH 71 IN HAGERSTOWN
First round of Ashworth event features rain, cold and
Md. - Jake An of Chantilly, Va., shot an even-par 71
to take a 3-stroke lead after the first round of the AJGA
Ashworth Postseason Junior at Hagerstown. An overcame low
temperatures, rain and wind en route to the first-round
by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Ashworth
Postseason Junior at Hagerstown was held at the par-71 Black
Rock Golf Course and featured a field of 68 boys from 11
eight grader at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, An credited
solid drives and approaches for his even-par performance.
missed a couple of short putts, but I was hitting good drives
and good approaches," An said.
the early morning rain, the Black Rock greens dried quickly
and presented several problems for the golfers, including
"It was tough," An said. "The greens were
tricky, it was hard to control the distance."
14-year-old made two birdies and two bogeys on both the
front and back nines to earn his even-par 71.
took up golf five years ago after going to a driving range
with his dad in Korea. An, his mom and sister moved to America
so he could pursue his dream of playing golf, a dream he
hopes to take to the professional level.
Sunday's final round, An hopes to again keep the ball in
the fairway and on the green as he works for his first AJGA
a three-way tie for second at three-over-par 74 are Tony
Jaffa of Owings Mills, Md.; Brandon Detweiler of Lancaster,
Pa.; and June Lee of Berke, Va.
AJGA Ashworth Preseason/Postseason series is a boys-only
series designed specifically for first-time AJGA members
or those who have yet to compete in an AJGA Open event,
AJGA invitational or AJGA Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series
event. For those who are eligible, participation is limited
to one Preseason event and one Postseason event per calendar
year as long as the junior did not participate in any of
the aforementioned events.
in its fourth year, the series has grown to 10 events nationally,
all conducted by the AJGA. Other Postseason events are located
in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; South Padre Island, Texas; Gainesville,
Fla.; and Norman, Okla.
American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to the overall growth and development
of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships
through competitive junior golf. The largest association
of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership of approximately
5,000 juniors (boys and girls ages 13-18) from 50 states
and 30 foreign countries.
more information on the AJGA Ashworth Postseason Junior
at Hagerstown, or any other AJGA event, please call tournament
headquarters at (240) 313-2820.