ASPEN GOLF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY JIM MCLEAN
Aspen Golf Club
Aspen, Colo. •
June 7 - 10
ASPEN, Colo. --
results from the Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Aspen Golf Club.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 7086. Rating: 72.3. Slope: 133 Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6100. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 134
Claims Second Title at Aspen Golf Club Lee Wins Girls Division
at Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean
ASPEN, Colo. – David
Oraee of Greeley, Colo., was victorious at the Aspen Golf Classic presented by
Jim McLean, carding a 1-under-par 212. Patricia Lee of Lone Tree, Colo., won
the Girls Division, shooting a 2-over-par 73 in the final round for a three-day
total of 8-over-par 221.
Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean was a 54-hole stroke play tournament
conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Aspen Golf Club in Aspen,
Colo. The tournament field consisted of 99 girls and boys, ages 12-18, from 19
states, Canada, Mexico and China. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at
7,086 yards while the Girls Division played at 6,100 yards.
finishing 3-over-par 74 in the first round, Oraee came back in the second two
rounds wanting another win at the Aspen Golf Club. He shot 2-under-par 69 in each
of the last two rounds to win the Boys Division by two strokes. Last year,
Oraee won the Junior All-Star at Aspen by 18 strokes, setting the AJGA record
for largest winning margin at a tournament, a record once held by Phil
Mickelson, who won the 1987 Rolex Tournament of Champions by nine strokes.
here again means I’m on the right track for the rest of the season,” Oraee
said. “This tournament means a lot to me because I was playing for my
grandmother who passed away recently.”
started the round with a bogey on No. 3, but two birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 set
him back on track. An eagle on No. 15 was a defining moment for Oraee, putting
him three strokes ahead.
got some breaks here and there,” Oraee said. “I did what I had to do, but the
eagle put my game over the top.”
Oraee on the leaderboard was Tyler Engel of Castle Rock, Colo., who placed
second with a 1-over-par 214 tournament total. Third place went to Andrew
Cornella of Colorado Springs, Colo who finished at 8-over-par 221. Cameron
Harrell of Colorado Springs, Colo., took fourth place at 9-over-par 222 and
Carson Jacobs of Hendersonville, Tenn., placed fifth at 11-over-par 223.
the Girls Division, Lee’s final round proved more difficult than the first two where
she carded 2-over-par 73 each day. She finished the final round 4-over-par on
Thursday and maintained her lead. Lee said the wind was a big factor on
Thursday and took caution on the greens.
“I tried to play just another round of golf,”
Lee said. “I knew what clubs to use and was confident with my decisions.”
Aspen Golf Classic presented by Jim McLean was Lee’s first AJGA Open event win
and she hopes that there are more to come in the future.
with good players put a lot of pressure on me,” Lee said. “But on No. 10, I
made par, so I gained more confidence and played for the win.”
Liu of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Shannon Aubert of Orlando, Fla., tied for
second at 224, three shots behind Lee. Liu had the lowest final-round score of
the Girls Division with an even-par 71.
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,
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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
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. For
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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.