AJGA CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR CLASSIC
PRESENTED BY MISSISSIPPI FARM BUREAU
Colonial Country Club
June 17-19, 2002
ORMAND, FRANCIS SHOOT 70, SHARE LEAD AT
Meck ahead by one stroke in Girls Division
JACKSON, Miss. - Robby Ormand of Austin, Texas, and
Philip Francis of Scottsdale, Ariz., both fired a 2-under-par
70 Tuesday to take the first-round lead at the AJGA Callaway
Golf Junior All-Star Classic at Colonial held at the par-72
Colonial Country Club. Kimberly Meck of Austin, Texas, shot
a 2-over-par 74 to take a one-shot lead in the Girls Division.
The tournament, presented by the Mississippi Farm Bureau and
conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, is the
second of seven events in the Callaway Golf Junior All-Star
Series and features 84 players, ages 13-15, from 26 states,
including two players from the Jackson area.
Ormand, who began the day on the 10th tee, opened with pars
on Nos. 10, 11 and 12 before making two of his five birdies
on Nos. 13 and 14. Ormand made another birdie on the par-3,
161-yard 16th, but a bogey on No. 17 kept him at 2-under-par
34 on the back nine.
"I played pretty good," said Ormand, who carded
two birdies and two bogeys on the front for a 36. "I
missed a lot of shots, but my putting really kept me going.
These greens are great and the ball rolled well on them."
Francis, 13, made five birdies and three bogeys for a 2-under-par
34-36-70. Francis made birdie on the par-3, 182-yard 12th
to get to 3-under-par, but was unable to stay there after
a bogey on No. 17.
"I played solid golf today," said Francis, who
is playing in his first AJGA tournament. "The only bad
shot I hit was my drive on 17, which caused me to make bogey."
Brennen Arndt of Weston, Fla., Sam Rosati of Oldsmar, Fla.,
Matthew Burrow of Jackson, Miss., and Austin Bowen of Hattiesburg,
Miss., are all tied for third place after carding even-par
In the Girls Division, Meck, who started on No. 10, made
a birdie and a bogey on the back nine for even-par 36. On
the front, Meck made only two bogeys.
"I hit the ball well, but missed some puts," Meck
said. "I only hit 10 greens, but I got up-and-down a
lot to save par today."
Lauren Mielbrecht of Gulfstream, Fla., is in second place
after shooting a 3-over-par 75. Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck,
N.Y., is two shots off the lead after ending the first round
Final-round tee times will begin Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30
a.m. off the No. 1 and 10 tees at Colonial Country Club.
For more information on the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star
Classic at Colonial, contact tournament headquarters at (601)
956-4655, or visit our Web site at ajga.org.