SCISSORTAIL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Golf Club of Oklahoma
Broken Arrow, Okla. •
August 9 - 12
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. --
results from the Scissortail Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Golf Club of Oklahoma.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6928. Rating: 74.1. Slope: 138 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6037. Rating: 75.7. Slope: 143
White Shoots Tournament-Low 66 to Take the Lead at the Scissortail Junior Championship Park emerges as the outright leader at the Golf Club of Oklahoma
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -Taylor White of Dakota Dunes, S.D., carded a 6-under-par 66, Wednesday to land atop the Boys Division leaderboard at the Scissortail Junior Championship. Kaitlin Park of Tustin Ranch, Calif., leads the Girls Division after posting a second-round score of even-par 72 for a two-round total of 2-over-par 146 at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.
The Scissortail Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Golf Club of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow, Okla. The tournament field consists of 99 boys and girls ages 12-18 from 15 states and Canada. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,928 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 6,037 yards.
White marked six birdies and no bogeys on his way to a tournament-low round of 66. White said that becoming more familiar with the course during the first round, helped his game during the second round.
“I put the ball more in play where I could take advantage of it today,” White said. “I put it on the correct side of the fairways and at the pins. I utilized the greens and understood the course more.”
Donald Stimble of Shell Knob, Mo., and Branson Davis of Mckinney, Texas will join White in the leader boys pairing tomorrow afternoon, finishing second and third, respectively. Dylan McClure of Argyle, Texas is in fourth while Jonathan Chang of Valencia, Calif., Jared Carver of Weston, Fla., Sam Humphreys of Edmond, Okla., and Luke Kwon of Carrollton, Texas sit in a tie for fifth.
In the Girls Division, Park will look to hold on to a 4-stroke lead heading into Thursday's final round. After going 3-over-par on the front nine Wednesday, Park drained three birdies on the back nine to finish the day at even-par. The 2012 graduate said she is building confidence heading into the final round.
“I feel pretty good,” Park said. I think that if I can keep my putting stroke and tempo, I can play pretty well.”
In second place, four strokes behind Park, is Christine Lin of Austin, Texas who sits at 6-over-par 150. Jennifer Park of Carrollton, Texas is third at 8-over-par 152.
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.
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The final-round tee times will run from 7:45 a.m. — 12:55 p.m. off the first tee at the Golf Club of Oklahoma. For more information about the Scissortail Junior Championship contact tournament headquarters at (918) 279-3568.
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The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
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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.