Black Rock Golf Course
Hagerstown, Maryland
September 20-22, 2002

The two AJGA first-timers excited to set pace for the field

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Brent Davis of Silver Spring, Md., and Clayton Rotz of Chambersburg, Pa., found the secret to scoring on the back nine Saturday at Black Rock Golf Course that helped them take the lead in the first round of the AJGA Ashworth Postseason Junior at Hagerstown. The two shot 3-under-par 68 to take three-shot leads going into Sunday's final round.

The 36-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, is being held at the par-71 Black Rock Golf Course in Hagerstown, Md. The boys-only tournament is one of eight tournaments in the AJGA Ashworth Preseason/Postseason Junior Series, designed to provide playing opportunities to juniors who have not yet played in an AJGA event.

What set the tandem apart from the field was their back-nine performance. Where most of the field struggled on their way in, Davis and Rotz poured it on.

Davis hit 16 greens in regulation and made par on his first 13 holes on his way to a 35-33-68. His conservative play, he said, helped him go on to birdie four holes on the back side.

"I hit a lot of 2-irons off the tee today," Davis, 16, said. "I just played smart and tried to keep the ball in play."

Rotz, just a freshman in high school, had an eagle on No. 3, a 479-yard par-5, and three consecutive birdies on the back on 13, 14 and 15.

"I was just trying to hit the greens and two-putt," Rotz, 14, said. "I was making putts that normally don't fall." His 60-foot birdie putt on No. 13 convinced him of this.

He went low differently than Davis, however. Rotz credits his aggressive play in his 33-35-68 performance.

"I'm not a long player, so I was hitting driver on every hole," he said of his career-low competitive round. "The only difference is that I was pretty straight. I'm going to come out tomorrow and do the same thing."

Both players are in the unique position of not only playing in their first AJGA event, but also leading going into the final round, not always an easy burden to bare.

"I was a little nervous on the first tee," Davis said. "But I'm more hyped for the exemptions into other tournaments, and that is what I'm focused on."

The medalist of the event will receive three automatic entries into AJGA events in 2003. The top-five finishers will receive two automatic entries, while those who place in the top 15 will be automatically accepted into one AJGA tournament.

Rounding out the top-five are David Holzworth of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Patrick Higgins of Phoenix, Md., at 71, and Matthew Mattare of Bethlehem, Pa., and William Culp III of Charlotte, N.C., at 72.

Final-round tee times will run from 7:30-9:36 a.m., off the No. 1 and 10 tees Sunday.

For more information on the AJGA Ashworth Postseason Junior at Hagerstown, please contact our tournament headquarters at (240) 313-2816.


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