FIRST AMERICAN TITLE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Avila Golf & Country Club
Tampa, Fla. • June 23 - 26
 

THREE TIED ATOP LEADERBOARD AT FIRST AMERICAN TITLE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Drack and Yadloczky deadlocked for top position in Girls Division

 

TAMPA, Fla. - Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., George Letson of Tampa, Fla., and Carson Weinand of Naples, Fla., are tied for the lead at 1-under-par 71 in the Boys Division of the First American Title Junior Classic.  Kelly Drack of Melbourne, Fla., and Carlie Yadloczky of Casselberry, Fla., recorded rounds of 1-over-par 73 to tie for the lead in the Girls Division.

            Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the First American Title Junior Classic is a 54-hole stroke play event being played at Avila Golf & Country Club. The tournament field consists of 54 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 10 states and China. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,853 yards, while the Girls Division is being played at 6,114 yards.

            Hak made five birdies on his round, one of them a chip-in on the par-4 No. 15.

            “That was big for me because it got me to 1-under-par for the day,” Hak said.

            Letson said that consistent tee-to-green play was the key to his round.

“I just played really solid today and was able to hit a lot of greens,” Letson said.

Weinand is continuing to play well after finishing in fourth place last week at the Heritage Junior Championship.

“I just played really consistently today,” Weinand said. “Right now I’m riding a wave of confidence so hopefully I can break 70 tomorrow.”

Christopher Biuso of Tampa, Fla., and Max McKay of St. Augustine, Fla., are tied for fourth place at even-par 72.

Drack, who gained entry through the Qualifier, said she is very pleased to be on top of the leaderboard in only her second AJGA event.

“This is really important for me because I’m going into my last year of high school,” Drack said.

Yadloczky said that her best shot of the day came on the last hole where she salvaged par after a wayward tee-shot.

“On No. 18 I was behind a tree for my second shot,” Yadloczky said. “I was able to hit it over the tree to about 20 feet.”

Evan Jensen of Belleair, Fla., rounds out the top three at 2-over-par 74.

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 49 states and 30 foreign countries.  

First American Title Insurance company enters its fifth year as title sponsor of the First American Title Junior Classic.  First American Title is one of the nation’s leading, most experienced providers of title insurance, and number one in global title operations.

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 AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

Second-round tee times for the First American Title Junior Classic will run from 7:30 – 9:18 a.m. Wednesday off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Avila Golf & Country Club. For more information, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (678) 315-3446.

 
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