NATURAL RESOURCE PARTNERS BLUEGRASS JUNIOR
Srixon Qualifier Series
Bellefonte Country Club
Ashland, Ky. • June 20, 2005
 

HARTMAN, LEDERHAUSEN CAPTURE MEDALIST HONORS AT BLUEGRASS
Lederhausen wins Girls Division without own set of clubs

ASHLAND, Ky. — Michael Hartman of Pittsburgh fired a 4-under-par 66 Monday to take medalist honors in the Boys Division at the Srixon Qualifier for the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior. In the Girls Division, Alexandra Lederhausen of Hinsdale, Ill., playing without her own set of clubs, took medalist honors with a 7-over-par 77.

The 18-hole event, part of the Srixon Qualifier Series, was conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Bellefonte Country Club and featured 87 players from 15 states, including 35 from Kentucky.

Playing in his first AJGA event, Hartman got his round off to a solid start on the par-3 third hole. He drained a 50-foot putt that broke 10 feet on the difficult green.

“That started it for me, making it with that break,” he said. “It was the longest putt I've made in three years.”

Hartman, 17, felt his putter was the club working best for him, and he needed only 28 putts throughout the day. He also credited his short game for saving his round, as he hit only four fairways. From 100 yards out, Hartman hit several approaches to within four feet of the flagstick.

Eight other players qualified for the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior in the Boys Division. Matt Becker of Columbia, S.C., Max DeSpain of Greensburg, Ky., and Jonathan Wade of Greensboro, N.C., all shot 2-over-par 72s. Ross Reed of Anderson, Ind., and Travis Smith of Terre Haute, Ind., each shot 3-over-par 73. Cameron Bailey of Hazard, Ky., Zane Hall of Clermont, Fla., and Kevin Paul of Lexington, Ky., each qualified in a sudden-death playoff. Ethan Johnson of Nicholasville, Ky., and Jared Wolfe of Louisville, Ky., all qualified but optioned to take a Tournament Exemption toward their Performance Based Entry Status in lieu of playing in this week's event.

In the Girls Division, Lederhausen shot 40 on the front nine and 37 on the back side with one birdie. She said hitting the ball straight and solid putting were the keys to her round.

Lederhausen emerged victorious despite the obstacle of playing with a different set of clubs. The 16-year-old's clubs did not make it on her flight from Chicago on Sunday. When she contacted the airline, an employee who lives near Ashland and was traveling home offered to bring them to her. Lederhausen's clubs made it to the course five minutes after her tee time, and she had to complete her round with the set given to her by Bellefonte superintendent Dave Chasteen.

“I was mad and frustrated, and my confidence was really down yesterday,” she said. “But then I just decided I had to do it, there was no other choice. ”

Three other players qualified for the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior in the Girls Division. Charity Evans of Oldtown, Ky., and Jordan Magruder of Louisville, Ky., qualified with 83 and 84 respectively. Emily Bachert of Bowling Green, Ky., won a sudden-death playoff for the fourth qualifying spot. Meredith Swanson of Roanoke, Va., and Elisabeth Johnson of Nicholasville, Ky., also qualified but optioned to take a Tournament Exemption toward her Performance Based Entry Status in lieu of playing this week's tournament.

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The first round of the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior begins Wednesday, June 22, with tee times starting at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee. For more information about the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior, contact tournament headquarters at (606) 324-2107 ext. 252.

 
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