CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT
Midland Country Club
May 28-30, 2002
GIELOW, BROYLES, KIHARA
TIED FOR LEAD IN MIDLAND
Park fires 3-under-par 69 to grab big lead in Girls Division
MIDLAND, Texas -
Brendan Gielow of Muskegon, Mich., Clayton Broyles of West
Monroe, La., and Mitch Kihara of Vancouver, British Columbia
each fired 3-under-par 69s to tie for first after the opening
round of the Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Classic at Midland.
In the Girls Division, Angela Park of Torrance, Calif., also
fired a 3-under-par 69 at the par-72 Midland Country Club
to grab a seven-shot lead heading into the final round.
The 36-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, features 99 players representing 21 states and
Canada, and includes 55 Texas natives. Midland is the first
of seven stops for the Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Series,
designed specifically for boys and girls ages 13-15.
Gielow used five birdies to help him post a 35-34--69 and
set the tone early. Broyles and Kihara each posted their 69s
later in the day to create the three-way tie.
In his third AJGA event, Broyles posted birdies on Nos. 2,
6 and 7 to make the turn at 1-under-par 35.
"The key today was making my birdie putts," Broyles
said. "I played more break on my putts than I saw. I
was under-reading the break on my putts during the practice
Broyles stayed hot with his putter on the back nine to post
a bogey-free 34. The 15-year-old recovered from an errant
tee shot on the par-5 12th by sticking his third shot within
15 feet and two-putting for par and was able to keep the momentum
going with birdies on 13 and 15.
Although he was not used to the Texas heat, Kihara had an
impressive showing at his first AJGA tournament.
"We don't have heat like this in Canada, but it felt
good." Kihara said. "The ball goes a lot further."
Kihara used his length to birdie the 514-yard par-5 2nd hole
and would add four more birdies to help him grab a tie for
Tomorrow Kihara plans on focusing on every shot to keep his
Guillermo Chavez of Clovis, N.M., Kevin Schultz of Richardson,
Texas, and Chance Williams of Tyler, Texas, are tied for fourth
after 2-under-par 70s.
Park said she used the information that she learned at the
Day of Education with Chris Passarella of the David Leadbetter
Academy to help her score well. The Day of Education is hosted
by the AJGA the day before Callaway Golf Junior All-Star events.
Park's round was highlighted by back-to-back birdies on 12
"I am disappointed in my two bogeys," Park said.
"I chunked the chips, but overall I'm happy."
Jennifer Hong of Windermere, Fla., Kimberly Meck of Austin,
Texas, are tied for second at 76.
The final round of the tournament will begin tomorrow at 7:30
a.m with tee-times running until 12:18 p.m.
For more information regarding the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior
All-Star Classic, please contact our tournament headquarters
at (915) 684-6177.
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