HARGRAY JUNIOR CLASSIC
Srixon Qualifier Series
Hampton Hall Club
Bluffton, S.C. • June 19, 2006
 

CHUNG, HAYASHIDA PREVAIL AT SRIXON QUALIFIER
Leading juniors rely on good iron play for entry into Hargray Junior Classic

BLUFFTON, S.C. — Jin Chung of Duluth, Ga., and Kiara Hayashida of Hilton Head Island, S.C., claimed medalist honors at the Srixon Qualifier for the Hargray Junior Classic at Hampton Hall Club Monday due to their excellent iron play.

The 18-hole Hargray Junior Classic Srixon Qualifier was conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Hampton Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C. Fifty-eight junior golfers from 14 states, including nine from South Carolina, competed for 18 spots in the upcoming Hargray Junior Classic. Fourteen boys and four girls earned entry into the event that will feature 84 players June 20 — 23, 2006, at Hampton Hall Club.

Chung's consistent iron play, four birdies, and an eagle on No. 15 led to his 1-shot victory.

“I hit my 5-iron four or five times onto the green close to the hole,” Chung said.

The 13 remaining qualifiers in the Boys Division were Bobby Bode of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Michael Lee of Columbus, Ga., Matthew Schovee of Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Scott Hopkins of Smithfield, Va., Evan White of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Justin Harding of Fredericksburg, Va., Beau Schoolcraft of Englewood, Colo., Matt Yost of Matthews, N.C., Charles Smith of Concord, N.C., Franklin Dolan of Augusta, Ga., Sam Kaiser of Fortville, Ind., Joseph Yoo of Orange Park, Fla., and Garrett Vilcheck of Bluffton, S.C.

In the Girls Division, Hayashida attributed her victory to solid iron play.

“A week ago, my iron shots were not close to the flagstick, but this round I had six birdie opportunities,” Hayashida said, who played in her first Srixon Qualifier Monday. “I had short putts because I was hitting my irons well onto the green.”

The additional qualifiers for the Hargray Junior Classic in the Girls Division were Austin Ernst of Seneca, S.C., Monica Kelsey of Windermere, Fla., and Julia Strandberg of Greensboro, N.C.

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First-round tee times begin Wednesday from 7:30 — 9:27 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Hampton Hall Club. For more information about the Hargray Junior Classic please contact tournament headquarters at (843) 706-5670.

 
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