AJGA TAYLORMADE-adidas GOLF JUNIOR AT BENTWOOD
Bentwood Country Club
March 29-31, 2002
DRESSER SCORCHES BENTWOOD WITH A 13-UNDER-PAR
Lang's consistency pays off
PORTER, Texas -- Andrew Dresser of Carrollton, Texas,
continued what he started in the first round to scorch Bentwood
Country Club with a 7-under-par 65 Sunday for a 13-under-par
two-day total at the AJGA TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at
Bentwood. Brittany Lang of McKinney, Texas, carded another
2-under-par round of 70 for a 4-under-par total and the win
in the Girls Division.
The annual 36-hole Easter Weekend event, conducted by the
American Junior Golf Association, featured 156 players from
14 states and Japan with a majority of Lone Star State natives.
The tournament, which began in 1985, was held at the par-72
layout of Bentwood Country Club for the first time. Past champions
of the event include Bob May, Emilee Klein, Kellee Booth and
The 18-year-old Dresser carded nine birdies and one double
bogey en route to his career-low round of 7-under-par 65 (30-35)
and his first national victory. This round followed up his
first round, which included five birdies, an eagle and a bogey
for a 6-under-par 66 and a three shot lead, very nicely.
After making the turn at 2-under-par, he birdied seven of
his next nine holes to come within one shot of the course
"I got off to a really great start," the Texas
Tech-signee said. "My game has been really good this
spring. I tried not to make mistakes and fortunately the putts
started to fall. I got into a groove and everything just clicked.
"I really like this course. The greens are large and
smooth and if stroke them (the ball) at the hole, they will
The key to Dresser's success was definitely in his putting.
After hitting 17 greens each day, he had very few birdie putts
outside 10 feet.
"I hit my irons close," he continued. "I
just played a normal round and made putts."
Eleven shots back and tied for second were Ryan Posey of
Dallas and Brett Myers of Broken Arrow, Okla., at 2-under-par
142. Jay Choe of Yorba Linda, Calif., placed fourth at 1-under-par
143, while Bill Gutknecht of The Woodlands, Texas, and Evan
O'Donnell of Palestine, Texas, rounded out the top five at
In the Girls Division, Lang notched her fourth career AJGA
victory with five birdies on the day, including birdies on
three of five holes on the front nine.
"I stuck a lot of iron shots close and made a lot of
putts," the 16-year-old Polo Golf Junior All-American
said. "I just played consistent. It was not anything
Lang finished up her first round Sunday morning after inclement
weather reaked havoc during Saturday's round forcing her and
71 other players to evacuate the course. Lang was forced to
mark a 4-foot par-putt on her 10th hole which she said helped
her focus more.
Ten shots off the pace were Lauren Espinosa of Irving, Texas,
and Ashley Knoll of The Woodlands, Texas, at 150. Tied for
fourth at 151 were Jane Lee of Rancho Palos Verde, Calif.,
and Konomi Yasuda of Tokyo, Japan.