AJGA HARGRAY JUNIOR CLASSIC
Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
June 25-28, 2002
PAIK SHOOTS LOW ROUND, GRABS
FIRST PLACE IN GIRLS DIVISION
Four boys tied for the lead going into final round
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Teresa Paik of
Silver Springs, Md., fired a 4-under-par 68 Thursday to climb
into the lead after the second-round of the AJGA Hargray Junior
Classic held at the par-72 Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo
Run. In the Boys Division, Ryan Hillstrom of Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., Robin Yoo of Bradenton, Fla., Mark Anderson of Beaufort,
S.C., and Joowon Ko of Temple Terrace, Fla., are tied for
the lead entering the final round at 1-under-par 143 for the
The Hargray Junior Classic, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, features 84 players, including boys and
girls representing 17 states. Seventeen players hail from
the state of South Carolina.
Paik, who finished in a tie for eighth at this tournament
last year, carded four birdies on the day after finishing
yesterday's first round with none. The 16-year-old senior-to-be
began her round on the back nine and made the turn at 3-under-par.
"I think that this is the first bogey-free round I've
ever had," said Paik (76-68-144). "I hit a lot more
greens today. If you can just do that, it makes everything
else much easier."
Monique Gesualdi of St. Augustine, Fla., and Nicole Hage of
Coral Springs, Fla., are in a tie for second place, two shots
behind the leader. Both players fired rounds of 75-71-146.
In the Boys Division, four players find themselves entering
the final round in a struggle to take sole possession of the
Yoo, 15, is playing in his first AJGA tournament and was 3-under
entering hole No. 15, but a missed second shot on the hole
contributed to one of his two bogeys on the day. Yoo carded
four birdies to post a 73-70-143.
"I scrambled around on a few holes, and I got lucky with
a few putts," Yoo said. "I'm really happy with where
I'm at right now, though. If I continue to play well, I'm
hoping that I can come away from here with a top-five finish."
Hillstrom, who was in second place after the first round,
finished the day at even-par 72. Ko posted three birdies and
two bogeys en route to a round of 71. Anderson grabbed one
birdie on each nine for a 73-70-143.
Kevin Kisner of Aiken, S.C., fired the low round of the day
in the Boys Division with a 4-under-par 68. After carding
a 76 in the first round, he now sits one-stroke back of the
leaders in a tie for fifth, along with Zack Siefert (72-72-144)
of Simpsonville, S.C., and Jake Creel (72-72-144) of Dothan,
Kisner, who will play golf at the University of Georgia in
the fall, bagged five birdies and one bogey on the round.
A series of birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 15 led to a 3-under-par
back nine for the 18-year-old.
"It's amazing what a day can do," Kisner said. "I
just tried to keep the ball in play today and I scored better
all-around. I'm think I'm in a pretty good position for tomorrow."
Final-round tee times will begin Friday, June 28, at 8 a.m.
off of the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Golden Bear Golf Club
at Indigo Run.
For more information on the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic, contact
tournament headquarters at (843) 681-8160.