FIRST AMERICAN TITLE JUNIOR CLASSIC
TPC of Tampa Bay
Lutz, Fla. • June 26 - 29
 

LONG HOLDS 2-STROKE LEAD HEADING INTO FINAL ROUND
Duncan fires 68 in second round of the First American Title Junior Classic

LUTZ, Fla.— Adam Long of Defiance, Mo., and Lindy Duncan of Plantation, Fla., both moved into first Wednesday after the second round of the First American Title Junior Classic with 3-under-par 68s in their respective divisions.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the eighth-annual First American Title Junior Classic is a 54-hole stroke-play competition featuring 84 boys and girls from 12 states and five foreign countries. Home to the PGA TOUR's Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, TPC Tampa Bay is hosting the event for the first time.

In the Boys Division, Long, who carded a 139 tournament total, fired five birdies on the day and attributed his success to great putting.

“You have to putt well to shoot under par,” Long said. “I had a lot of good par putts.”

Besides his short game, Long said his irons were working in his 3-under-par round.

“I hit 14 greens and only missed two fairways,” Long said. “Lately, I have been strong with my irons.”

Following three strokes behind Long and tied for second are Carl Santos-Ocampo from Naples, Fla., and Fletcher Coonan of Maitland, Fla. Carding a 145 tournament total was Brooks Koepka of Wellington, Fla., while Chun Hung Chan took over fifth with a 146.

In the Girls Division, Duncan hit 17 greens to set herself up for birdie opportunities on almost every hole.

“My whole short game was on,” Duncan said. “My putting was a life saver.”

Duncan leads the field by two strokes with Sandra Changkija of Orlando, Fl.,close behind with a 144 tournament total. In third for the tournament after two rounds is Jaclyn Sweeney of Bradenton, Fla., with a 145.

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, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual 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 is in 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 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.

The final round of the First American Title Junior Classic will be held at TPC Tampa Bay off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees, Thursday, June 29, with tee times running from 7:00-8:57 a.m. For more information about the First American Title Junior Classic please contact tournament headquarters at (813) 949-0091, ext.207, or call Tournament Director Whitney Ross at (770) 861-0519.

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