STANFORD FINANCIAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
HOSTED BY DAVID GOSSETT
Memphis, Tenn. • July 28 - 31
COOK AND LYONS TIED FOR LEAD AT 3-UNDER-PAR 68 AT TPC SOUTHWIND
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Stanford
Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett is a 54-hole stroke play
event being held at TPC Southwind. The tournament field consists of 60 boys and
21 girls, ages 12-18, from 20 states and
Hester’s round included five birdies and two bogeys. He said solid play from the tee was the difference in his round.
“I hit a lot of fairways and that was the key,” Hester said. “The greens here are so fast it’s tough to scramble around here.”
“I had about a 40-footer for eagle and when I hit I thought it was
going to be really short,”
Cook’s day started ominously as he double bogeyed his first hole of the day. The medalist from Sunday’s Qualifier was able to turn his day around by recording four birdies and an eagle on his remaining holes.
“I just didn’t let my head and temper get in the way,” Cook said. “I really grinded it out.”
Zachary Butler of
Martindale made four birdies against two bogeys in the opening round. She said that almost every facet of her game was working well.
“I played really well except for the last few holes,” Martindale said. “Other than that it was perfect.”
Amelia Lewis of
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.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and
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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 Stanford Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett will start at Wednesday off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at TPC Southwind. For more information, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (901) 748-0534.