AJGA BOYNE HIGHLANDS JUNIOR
Boyne Highlands Resort, Heather Course
Harbor Springs, Michigan
July 7-10, 2003

BLUMENHERST TIES CAREER LOW 65 WHILE DOMINATING DIVISION IN HARBOR SPRINGS
Alafoginis soars to the top of the Boys Division after second round

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. - Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz., fired an impressive round of 6-under-par 65 Wednesday, tying her career low round that she recorded last week at the AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship in Lake Geneva, Wis. Frank Alafoginis of Potomac, Md., pulled ahead in the Boys Division after also carding a career low of 4-under-par 67.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the tournament features 143 boys and girls, ages 13-18, representing 25 states and Canada. The 54-hole event runs Tuesday through Thursday at the Boyne Highlands Resort, Heather Course in Harbor Springs, Mich.

Blumenherst (71-65-136) garnered seven birdies on the day to retain control of the Girls Division. Being in the lead is not a new feeling for the 16-year-old. She has already added three wins to her name at the AJGA Southwestern Junior Classic, AJGA PING/Marsico Funds Colorado Junior Roundup and last week at the AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship.

"I played very well today," Blumenherst said. "I started off strong and kept on going. I nailed a 25-foot putt for birdie on No. 10 and it felt great. It's been awhile since I have done that."

Blumenherst's second round 65 not only tied her personal record, but also broke the women's competitive 18-hole record at the Heather Course by two strokes. AJGA members Jenny Tangtiphaiboontana of Long Beach, Calif., and Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., previously held the course record, which was posted last year.

"I focused on each shot and I just wanted to go out to play my best," Blumenherst said. "I also came here to win."
Challenging the Arizona native Blumenherst for the title with 152s are Allison Goodman of San Diego, Calif., and Jordyn Wells of Bethel Park, Pa.

Alafoginis (73-67-140) took the lead in the Boys Division after nailing five birdies. He also hit all 18 greens and had only one 3-putt.
"I hit my driver really well today," the 17-year-old said. "I never got into trouble. Irons tend to be my strength and if I can get off the tee, I won't miss the greens."

Alafoginis, a rising high school senior, indicated that he was nervous going into Wednesday's round after an awkward morning on the practice green and driving range.

"My swing felt bad warming up," he said. "It made me nervous because I wasn't sure how I'd play. It feels good to finally be in the lead. Tomorrow I hope to play well, but if I get beat, I get beat. I just don't want to give it away."

Michael Schachner (66-76-142) of Libertyville, Ill., carded a 5-over-par 76 to trail Alafoginis by two strokes.

"Today was a little more windy than yesterday," the 17-year-old said. "The course played tough. I played the exact same as yesterday from tee to green, but I had 10 more putts. Overall, I felt very well, but I started out with a 4-putt and I just couldn't get it back."

Also in contention for the Boys Division title at 143 is David Shearer of Charlevoix, Mich., while Kevin Bryce of Mississauga, Ontario sits at 144. Tied at 145 heading into the final round are Randy Hutchison of Traverse City, Mich., and Andrew Milloy of Lasalle, Ontario.

Final-round tee times will begin at 8 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Thursday off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Boyne Highlands Resort, Heather Course.

For more information on the AJGA Boyne Highlands Junior contact tournament headquarters at (231) 526-3105, Conference Room A.

#AJGA#


 

 
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
2. Norman Xiong
Canyon Lake, Calif.
3. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, La.
4. Andy Zhang
(China) Winter Garden, Fla.
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
Girls
1. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
2. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
3. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
4. Alyaa Abdulghany
Newport Beach, Calif.
5. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Complete Rankings
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Rolex Tournament of Champions
Boys
Total
T
1
Davis Shore
67
T
1
Norman Xiong
67
T
3
JonErik Alford
68
T
3
John Pak
68
Girls
Total
1
Gina Kim
69
2
Maria Balcazar
70
T
3
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
71
T
3
Xin (Cindy) Kou
71
AJGA Junior at Owensboro
Boys
Total
1
Braden Jones
68
T
2
Robin Williams
69
T
2
Alex Jamieson
69
T
2
Max Ting
69
Girls
Total
1
Kristin Engle
70
T
2
Lauren Chappell
74
T
2
Kanyanat Saithip
74
St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
Pone Pyae Han
143
T
2
Joey Kirkland
145
T
2
Cade Kiser
145
Girls
Total
1
Beryl Wang
142
2
Brooke Tyree
145
3
Julia Johnson
147
Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
T
1
Jimin Jung
69
T
1
Benjamin James
69
T
1
Jackson Rivera
69
T
1
Edward Wu
69
Girls
Total
1
Phoebe Brinker
73
T
2
Selina Li
74
T
2
Brianna Park
74
AJGA Junior All-Star at Diablo Grande
Boys
Total
1
Brian Stark
68
2
Gunil Moon
69
T
3
Rohan Dalal
71
T
3
Ethan Ashbrook
71
Girls
Total
1
Natasha Andrea Oon
67
2
Yu Wen Lu
68
T
3
Alexa Melton
71
T
3
Therese Warner
71
T
3
Makenzie Niblett
71
AJGA U
The 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.