LU LEADS AT ROLEX GIRLS, SECOND ROUND WAITS ON RAIN
Inclement weather forces delays, second round to be finished Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. In just her second AJGA tournament, Hsiao-Ching Lu of Taipei, Taiwan, leads during the second round of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship with a two-round score of 70-69-139. Inclement weather forced the committee to suspend play, leaving 35 rounds to be completed Friday morning.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship is one of 11 Invitationals on the AJGA schedule, highlighting 76 of the nation's best junior girl golfers, 14 of which are Rolex Junior All-Americans. The 54-hole event is being played on the LPGA International Legends Course and features junior golfers from 21 states and four foreign countriesCanada, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan.
With a sixth-place finish at the Thunderbird International Junior in her first AJGA event, Lu earned her spot in this week's field. After playing junior tournaments in Asia, Lu came to the United States looking for a higher level of competition.
There are so many great players that come from the AJGA, Lu said. I see this as an opportunity to gauge my level of skill.
Her skill shined brightly in the hot and humid Florida morning, as Lu hit her first 11 greens and eight of her first nine fairways. A front-nine 33 propelled her to a second consecutive sub-par round, the only player in the field to accomplish this feat thus far.
Lu enters the final round with a slim one-shot lead over four-time Rolex Junior All-American Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla. Pressel, the first-round leader, shot a 73 that included 15 pars and one birdie.
I got a little anxious today when things didn't go well, Pressel said. I got too far ahead of myself today. I need to stay calmer and keep firing.
Of the 41 players who completed the second round, only five posted 36-hole scores under par. Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., sits in third at 72-69-141, In-Bee Park of Las Vegas is in fourth at 70-72-142, and Catherina Wang of Orlando is in fifth after posting 72-71-143.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501c(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 USA, which enters its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 280 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
Players will complete the second round at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start, while the final round also will be a shotgun start beginning at 10 a.m. at the LPGA International Legends Course. For more information on the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, please contact Tournament headquarters at (386) 274-1549.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. PARTIAL second-round results from the Rolex Girls Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at LPGA International - Legends Course. Par: 36-3672. Yardage: 6,188.
1 Hsiao-Ching Lu, Taipei, Taiwan (2005) 70-69139
2 Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla. (2006) 67-73140
3 Megan Grehan, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (2007) 72-69141
4 In-Bee Park, Las Vegas, Nev. (2006) 70-72142
5 Catherina Wang, Orlando, Fla. (2006) 72-71143
6 Kimberly Donovan, Hopkinton, Mass. (2007) 73-72145
T7 Mallory Hetzel, Summerville, S.C. (2005) 76-70146
T7 Vicky Hurst, Melbourne, Fla. (2008) 73-73146
9 Dolores White, Lakeland, Fla. (2006) 75-72147
T10 Won Joo Choi, Murrieta, Calif. (2009) 75-73148
T10 Lila Barton, Dallas, Texas (2008) 73-75148
T10 Taylore Karle, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2008) 74-74148
T13 Jane Rah, Torrance, Calif. (2009) 77-72149
T13 Marika Lendl, Bradenton, Fla. (2008) 74-75149
T15 Diana Cantu, Monterrey, Mexico (2006) 73-77150
T15 Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif. (2008) 76-74150
T15 Sarah Salvo, Glendale, Calif. (2008) 75-75150
T18 Yuki Sakurai, Kyoto, Japan (2007) 73-78151
T18 Alejandra Llaneza, Mexico City, Mexico (2007) 81-70151
T18 Kathleen Ekey, Wadsworth, Ohio (2005) 72-79151
21 Brianna Do, Lakewood, Calif. (2008) 81-71152
T22 Brittany Skoda, Chagrin Falls, Ohio (2005) 75-79154
T22 Kristin Wetzel, Middletown, N.Y. (2006) 78-76154
T22 Carly Truitt, Marysville, Ohio (2005) 74-80154
T22 Rebecca Durham, St. Simons Island, Ga. (2007) 77-77154
T26 Sarah Zwartynski, Allen, Texas (2007) 75-80155
T26 Kellye Belcher, Bartlett, Tenn. (2006) 77-78155
T28 Corrine Carr, Pinehurst, N.C. (2006) 80-76156
T28 Jennifer Adyorough, Atlanta, Ga. (2007) 77-79156
T28 Anita Gahir, Thornhill, Ontario (2006) 78-78156
T28 Alexandra Bodemann, Palm City, Fla. (2007) 78-78156
32 Michelle Grilli, Lutherville, Md. (2006) 80-78158
T33 MacKinzie Kline, Encinitas, Calif. (2010) 80-79159
T33 Holly Niederkohr, Marysville, Ohio (2005) 78-81159
T33 Sarah Thead, Poway, Calif. (2007) 80-79159
36 Mayule Tomimbang, Kissimmee, Fla. (2005) 83-77160
37 Kaitlin Conway, Wading River, N.Y. (2007) 83-78161
38 Hannah Brabb, Maitland, Fla. (2005) 82-80162
39 Lindsay Cullen, Allen, Texas (2006) 85-78163
40 Brittany Tomerlin, San Angelo, Texas (2006) 80-89169
41 Jacqueline Dickey, Davie, Fla. (2005) 84-94178
* Did not finish due to inclement weather
Piper Miller, Laguna Beach, Calif. (2007) 73 -- On Course
Courtney Harter, Clearwater, Fla. (2007) 79 -- On Course
Brooke Goodwin, Fuquay Varina, N.C. (2006) 80 -- On Course
Tiffany Lua, Rowland Heights, Calif. (2009) 75 -- On Course
Tyrette Metzendorf, Winter Haven, Fla. (2005) 76 -- On Course
Laura Ormson, Granger, Ind. (2006) 83 -- On Course
Ashley Baker, Dublin, Ohio (2006) 78 -- On Course
Amber Davis, East Point, Ga. (2005) 76 -- On Course
Ali Bode, Pittsburgh, Pa. (2005) 73 -- On Course
Renee Cloutier, Niceville, Fla. (2006) 83 -- On Course
Nara Shin, Chula Vista, Calif. (2008) 74 -- On Course
Calle Nielson, Nashville, Tenn. (2007) 84 -- On Course
Kristen Schelling, Mesa, Ariz. (2008) 69 -- On Course
Stacey Kim, Midland, Ga. (2009) 78 -- On Course
Candace Schepperle, Hoover, Ala. (2006) 76 -- On Course
Whitney Neuhauser, Barboursville, Va. (2006) 83 -- On Course
Rachel Ingram, Jonesborough, Tenn. (2005) 80 -- On Course
Stephanie Sherlock, Barrie, Ontario (2006) 80 -- On Course
Alexandrea Schulte, Broken Arrow, Okla. (2006) 73 -- On Course
Kristina Wong, Vestal, N.Y. (2009) 75 -- On Course
Jacqui Concolino, Orlando, Fla. (2005) 77 -- On Course
Sara Hemingway, Kingwood, Texas (2007) 78 -- On Course
Cydney Clanton, Concord, N.C. (2007) 76 -- On Course
Jessica Smith, Louisville, Ky. (2006) 85 -- On Course
Jenny Kim, Los Angeles, Calif. (2007) 79 -- On Course
Alexandra Gibson, Henderson, Nev. (2007) 88 -- On Course
Glory Yang, Murrieta, Calif. (2007) 72 -- On Course
Sara Gogolak, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (2006) 82 -- On Course
Joy Kim, Duluth, Ga. (2007) 77 -- On Course
Ashley Freeman, Belleville, Ill. (2006) 77 -- On Course
Natalie Sheary, West Hartford, Conn. (2007) 72 -- On Course
Angela King, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2006) 85 -- On Course
Brittany Nelson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2006) 77 -- On Course
Andrea Zwartynski, Allen, Texas (2005) 79 -- On Course
Kristin Ingram, Pasadena, Calif. (2006) 78 -- On Course
Jessica Yadloczky, Casselberry, Fla. (2007) 73 -- On Course