JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT PENN STATE
Penn State Golf Course
State College, Pa. •
July 26 - 29
Humphrey Keeps Strong Lead Heading into the Final Round at Junior All-Star at Penn State White remains the leader in Girls Division at the Penn State Golf Courses – Blue Course
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. –Theo Humphrey of Greenwich, Conn., will be heading into the final round as leader in the Boys Division after firing an 8-under-par 136 tournament total. Leading in the Girls Division is Alexandra White of Honolulu, Hawaii, with a 6-over-par 150 two-day total. The Junior All-Star at Penn State is one of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger members to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events. The Junior All-Star at Penn State is a 54-hole stroke play event with a cut after 36 holes conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Blue Course at Penn State Golf Courses. The 142-player field features 110 boys and 32 girls, ages 12-18, from 20 states, Canada and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,709 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 5,970 yards. After recovering from some driver trouble early in the round, Humphrey kept a stable mental game and carded five birdies for the second round. “I was really good at recovering from trouble today,” Humphrey said. “My mental game was consistent from yesterday and I have learned that you can’t get angry after a bad shot because it will just lead to another.” Carding a 3-under-par 69 for the round, Colton Wiggins of Indiana, Pa., sits in second at 4-under-par 140. Will Thomas of Cary, N.C., also shot a 3-under-par 69 to bring him from eleventh to third with a tournament total of 2-under-par 142. In fourth is Sam Humphreys of Edmond, Okla., with an even-par 144. Max Greyserman of Boca Raton, Fla., and Ian Holt of Stow, Ohio, are tied for fifth at 1-over-par 145. Continuing to focus on her short game from Tuesday’s first round, White strived to remain consistent while making several putts. “I really want to focus on improving my chipping and pitching for the final round,” White said. “I hope to place in the top three and I am really looking forward to coming out and playing tomorrow.” Sitting at 8-over par 152 Lindsey Murray of Tipp City, Ohio, follows in a close second. In third is Gabrielle Weiss of Macungie, Pa., at 9-over-par 153. GARY GILCHRIST GOLF ACADEMY, a full-time signature golf instruction program with campuses located in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., and in Arroyo Grande, Calif., began as an Official Partner of the AJGA in 2009. The partnership features an endowment of an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant and the naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series, which provides juniors ages 12-15 access to national competitive golf opportunities. 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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need. Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner. AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel. Final-round tee times for the Junior All-Star at Penn State will run from 7:30 – 9:09 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Penn State Golf Courses – Blue Course. For more information about the Junior All-Star at Penn State please contact Tournament Director Julie Kickbusch at (814) 865-4653.
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.