GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Southern Pines, N.C. • August 11 - 14
BECK WINS GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC AT 7-UNDER-PAR 206
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Golf Pride Junior Classic was a 54-hole stroke-play event held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, the host to three U.S. Women’s Opens in the past 12 years. The tournament field consisted of 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 15 states. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 6,902 yards, while the Girls Division was played at 6,002 yards.
Beck, who is competing in next week’s U.S. Amateur at nearby Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, closed out the event with a round of 3-under-par 68 that featured four birdies and one bogey. He was the only player in the field to record three rounds in the 60s.
“I just felt like I was in control the whole day,” Beck said. “This is pretty good momentum for me. I’m really excited about the U.S. Amateur.”
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Kiser’s victory did not come easy, as she came to the short par-3 16th ahead by only one stroke.
“I knew I had to make birdie on one of the final three holes,” Kiser said. “On No. 16 I hit a little 9-iron to about 20 feet and the birdie putt was a left-to-right putt that went dead center.”
Finishing tied for second at 11-over-par 224 were Christina Miller
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.
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AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.For more information on the Golf Pride Junior Classic, please call AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200, or visit the AJGA Web site.