NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT QUAD CITIES

Glynns Creek Golf Course

Long Grove, Iowa

June 7-10, 2004

 

3-WAY TIE ATOP BOYS DIVISION LEADERBOARD IN QUAD CITIES

Woods takes a 1-stroke lead after firing opening-round 71

 

LONG GROVE, Iowa – Three players are jammed atop the boys division leaderboard at the Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities. Scott Pinckney of Anthem, Ariz., Michael Amato of Highland Mills, N.Y., and Morgan Hoffmann of Wyckoff, N.J., each shot rounds of 4-under-par 68.

Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, Ariz., fired a 1-under-par 71 and holds a 1-stroke lead in the girls division. Brianna Do of Lakewood, Calif., and Tia Gannon of Hilton Head Island, S.C., shot even-par 72 and are tied for second.

The Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Glynns Creek Golf Course.  The tournament features 84 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-15, from 24 states and Canada.

“I played really solid,” said Hoffmann, the who is making just his third AJGA appearance. “I wasn’t driving the ball that well but my irons were perfect.”

The 14-year-old Hoffmann had five birdies and one bogey while hitting 15-of-18 greens in regulation, but couldn’t wrestle away sole possession of first place. After starting on hole No. 10, Amato had six one-putt greens and fired a 3-under-par 33 on the front-nine. Pinckney matched a front nine 34 with a 34 on the back to complete the three-way tie at 68.

“I had a lesson with my coach before coming here and he got me thinking the right way to make putts,” Amato said. “Now I have to forget about today and stay in the present.”

            Woods, the niece of former AJGA Player of the Year and current PGA Tour star Tiger Woods, said consistency was the reason she was able to post the day’s low round.

            “I had a birdie at No. 4 but three-putted No. 8 to drop me to even,” said Woods, who is playing in just her second AJGA tournament. “I was really consistent on the back-nine.”

            All players battled a course made difficult by thick rough and gusty winds, which put a premium on accuracy from tee to green.

            “The wind was really a factor today,” Hoffmann said. “But some people do play better in this kind of weather.”

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.  The AJGA has a membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries. 

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

Second-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday off of Nos. 1 and 10 tees.  For more information on the Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities, contact the AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (563) 328-3284.

 
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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.
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Weekly Results
Rolex Tournament of Champions
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
134
2
Norman Xiong
139
3
Garrett Barber
140
Girls
Total
1
Yu Sang Hou
141
2
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
142
3
Gina Kim
143
AJGA Junior at Owensboro
Boys
Total
1
*Robin Williams
206
2
Cooper Parks
206
3
Canon Claycomb
210
Girls
Total
1
Kanyanat Saithip
217
2
Kristin Engle
221
3
Yang Liu
225
St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
*Cade Kiser
221
2
Pone Pyae Han
221
3
Kritchayapol Sinchai
222
Girls
Total
1
Hannah Levi
218
2
Beryl Wang
220
T
3
Brooke Tyree
222
T
3
Julia Johnson
222
Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Gavin Noble
206
2
Benjamin James
209
T
3
Jackson Rivera
212
T
3
Nathan Han
212
T
3
Christopher Vandette
212
Girls
Total
1
Phoebe Brinker
225
2
Jin Yu Wu
226
T
3
Emma Zhao
229
T
3
Brianna Park
229
AJGA Junior All-Star at Diablo Grande
Boys
Total
1
Brian Stark
210
2
Gunil Moon
214
3
Kristopher Stiles
216
Girls
Total
1
Yu Wen Lu
210
T
2
Natasha Andrea Oon
212
T
2
Therese Warner
212
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.