AJGA JUNIOR AT STEELWOOD
PRESENTED BY AT & T

Steelwood Country Club
Loxley, Ala. • June 2 - 5
 

PARK TAKES EARLY LEAD AT AJGA JUNIOR AT STEELWOOD PRESENTED BY AT&T
Feng leads Girls Division by two strokes at Steelwood Country Club

LOXLEY, Ala. — Brandon Park of Weston, Fla., carded a 2-under-par 70 to lead the Boys Division by two strokes after Tuesday's opening round of play at the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T at Steelwood Country Club. In the Girls Division, Simin Feng of Orlando, Fla., shot an even-par 72 to lead the field.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T features 78 players from 13 states and Canada. The field consists of 54 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 Steelwood Country Club Course at 7,001 yards, while the Girls Division is playing the course at 6,043 yards.

Park, 17, registered six birdies and only four bogeys in his round and credited his solid play to consistency with his tee shots. Park said that keeping the ball in the fairway was a key thought for the day. He even chose to put his driver away in favor of longer irons to place the ball off the tee.

“Tee to green I was pretty solid all day,” Park said. “After that, it was all a matter of making putts.” There's a lot of trees out here, so putting the ball in the fairway was key to scoring.”

Ross Menard of Maurice, La., sits in second place after shooting an even-par 72. Alan Boutwell of Birmingham, Ala., is currently in third place after carding 1-over-par 73. Kevin Jorden of Juno Beach, Fla., Alabama-local Bobby Wyatt of Mobile, Cyril Suk of Bradenton, Fla., and Yinchi Liu also from Bradenton are tied for fourth after posting rounds of 2-over-par 74.

In the Girls Division, Feng, 13, notched four birdies and four bogeys en route to her even-par round. Feng said that her putting was a large contributor to her consistent round despite not being able to get in as much practice as she would have liked.

“I've been studying the whole time for my exams this week, so I didn't get to work on my game that much,” Feng said. “I made a 30-foot putt for birdie on No. 14, so that showed me that the work that I did do paid off.”

Emily Collins of Colleyville, Texas shot a 2-over-par 74 and is just two strokes off the lead. Fellow Texan Amy Ruengmateekhun, of Garland, and Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., sit just three strokes back after carding 3-over-par 75s in the opening round.

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The second round of the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T is Wednesday, June 4 with tee times running off the first and tenth tees from 8:30 a.m. to 10:18 a.m. at Steelwood Country Club. For more information about the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (770) 617-3050.

 
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Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
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Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
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