GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
The Peninsula Club
Cornelius, North Carolina
July 19-22, 2004

O’MAHONY STRIKES AGAIN; FIRES 6-UNDER 65 TO RETAIN LEAD
LaCrosse takes over lead in Girls Division at The Peninsula Club

CORNELIUS, N.C. – After carding a 5-under-par 66 in the first round, Gregory O’Mahony of Tequesta, Fla., finished one better in the second round with a 6-under 65 for a two-round total 11-under-par 131. Cynthia LaCrosse of Tampa, Fla., posted a 2-under-par 70 in the second round to finish the day leading the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Golf Pride Junior Classic is being held at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius, N.C.  The 54-hole stroke play event features 99 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-18, from 13 states, including 41 North Carolina residents. The Boys Division is playing at 6,972 yards (par 71),while the Girls Division is playing at 5,979 yards (par 72). 

O’Mahoney, who will be playing at the University of South Florida in the fall, carded an eagle and six birdies during Wednesday’s round.

“I love the greens here,” said O’Mahony. “I like the way they look and I’m reading them really well.”

The 17-year-old believes that the key to getting through the final round lies in consistency.

“I’ve got to play my game and not get caught up in other people’s games,” said O’Mahoney. “I just need to play another solid round and not get ahead of myself.”

Sitting six strokes behind O’Mahony is Hayes Brown of Atlanta, with a 5-under-par 137. David Holzworth of Chapel Hill, N.C., finished the day two strokes behind Brown with a 3-under-par 139.

Rounding out the top 10 in the Boys Division are Will Shambley of Cary, N.C., and Bryant Hare of St. Simons Island, Ga., with 2-under-par 140s.

After starting the day in a tie for fifth and two strokes out of the lead, LaCrosse fired a 2-under-par 70 to finish the day with a three-stroke lead.

“My putting was helping me so much today,” said the 17-year-old LaCrosse. “I really like the greens here, I’ve been reading them well and they are a good speed for me.”

The Florida native, who’s best AJGA finish is a tie for 10th at this year’s Fore!Kids Junior at TPC of Louisiana, finished the day with an eagle and four birdies.

“I’m excited about being in the leader group. I’ve got to go out there tomorrow and just do what I did yesterday and today,” said LaCrosse. “I need to hit it like I’ve been hitting it, don’t try too hard and just let it happen.”

Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division are Laura Crawford of Lancaster, S.C., and first-round leader Dori Carter of Valdosta, Ga., with 147s.

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 largest association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch U.S.A., a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became an AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

The Golf Pride Junior Classic will resume Thursday with final-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing until 11:48 a.m. off the No. 1 tee. For more information on the Golf Pride Junior Classic, contact Tournament Headquarters at (704) 896-7060.

 
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Boys
1. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
2. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Andy Zhang
(China) Winter Garden, Fla.
4. Norman Xiong
Canyon Lake, Calif.
5. Noah Goodwin
Corinth, Texas
Girls
1. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
2. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
3. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
4. Alyaa Abdulghany
Newport Beach, Calif.
5. Elizabeth Wang
San Marino, Calif.
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Rolex Tournament of Champions
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
274
2
John Pak
279
3
Kaiwen Liu
283
Girls
Total
1
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
283
2
Yu Sang Hou
286
T
3
Rachel Heck
289
T
3
Gina Kim
289
AJGA Junior at Owensboro
Boys
Total
1
*Robin Williams
206
2
Cooper Parks
206
3
Canon Claycomb
210
Girls
Total
1
Kanyanat Saithip
217
2
Kristin Engle
221
3
Yang Liu
225
St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
*Cade Kiser
221
2
Pone Pyae Han
221
3
Kritchayapol Sinchai
222
Girls
Total
1
Hannah Levi
218
2
Beryl Wang
220
T
3
Brooke Tyree
222
T
3
Julia Johnson
222
Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Gavin Noble
206
2
Benjamin James
209
T
3
Jackson Rivera
212
T
3
Nathan Han
212
T
3
Christopher Vandette
212
Girls
Total
1
Phoebe Brinker
225
2
Jin Yu Wu
226
T
3
Emma Zhao
229
T
3
Brianna Park
229
AJGA Junior All-Star at Diablo Grande
Boys
Total
1
Brian Stark
210
2
Gunil Moon
214
3
Kristopher Stiles
216
Girls
Total
1
Yu Wen Lu
210
T
2
Natasha Andrea Oon
212
T
2
Therese Warner
212
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.