AJGA AVILA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Avila Golf & Country Club
July 1-4, 2002
PANDOLFI SETS WOMEN'S COMPETITIVE
TO SEIZE LEAD AT AVILA
Dottley holds a two-shot lead in the Boys Division
TAMPA, Fla. - Jennifer Pandolfi of Navarre, Fla.,
fired a bogey-free round of 5-under-par 67 Wednesday to take
the lead heading into the final round of the AJGA Avila Junior
Classic, held at the par-72 Avila Golf & Country Club.
Will Dottley of Madison, Miss., carded a 2-under-par 70 to
maintain his lead in the Boys Division.
The Avila Junior Classic, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, features 84 players, including boys and
girls representing 20 states, Mexico and Paraguay. Fifty-one
players hail from the state of Florida.
Pandolfi (74-67-141) birdied three of her first five holes
en route to a 3-under-par 33 front nine. On the back, she
pared the first three before making birdie on the par-4, 357-yard
13th. Pandolfi's fifth birdie came on No. 15, where she sank
a 35-foot putt to finish the back nine at 2-under-par 34.
"I played well today," said Pandolfi, who hit 14
greens on the day. "I was sticking my irons pretty close,
and the putts began to fall. It feels great to be the leader
heading into the final round."
Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla., is in second place at
1-under-par (71-72-143) after two rounds of play. Mallory
Code (72-76-148) of Tampa, Fla., Brittany Lincicome (75-73-148)
of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Morgan Pressel (76-72-148) of
Boca Raton, Fla., are stuck in a three-way tie for third at
In the Boys Division, Dottley, who started on No. 10, pared
his first eight holes before making birdie on the 18th to
finish with a 1-under-par 35 first nine. On his back nine,
he continued his solid play with eight pars and one birdie.
Dottley got up and down from a bunker on the par-5, 507-yard
third for his second birdie of the round.
"I played solid today," said Dottley, who is at
7-under for the tournament. "I really never gave myself
a chance for any birdies. My goal coming in was to be under
par for every nine holes and so far I've done that. I feel
good going into the final round, and I think I have a good
chance to win with the way I have been playing."
Nicholas Smith of Ocala, Fla., carded a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday
and is in second place for the tournament (70-69-139), while
Tyler Rucarean of Gainesville, Fla., is in third at 4-under-par
(70-70-140). Scotty Campbell of Conway, Ark., sits in fourth
place at 2-under-par (71-71-142), and Ryan Hillstrom Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., rounds out the top five at even (71-73-144).
Final-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday,
July 4, off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Avila Golf & Country
For more information on the AJGA Avila Junior Classic, contact
tournament headquarters at (813) 968-5285.