CHATEAU ELAN JUNIOR ALL-STAR
PRESENTED BY FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

Château Élan Resort - Château Course
Braselton, Ga. • April 9 - 12
 

TAYLOR RAMSEY TAKES OVER GIRLS LEAD FROM SISTER; STANHOPE SURGES ATOP BOYS DIVISION AFTER SECOND-ROUND 68 AT CHATEAU ELAN
Field cut to 46 boys, 21 girls at Chateau Elan Junior All-Star presented by Fellowship of Christian Athletes

BRASELTON, Ga. — Taylor Ramsey of Augusta, Ga., and Stanhope Johnson, Jr., of Greensboro, N.C., climbed into the second-round lead Saturday at the Chateau Elan Junior All-Star presented by Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Chateau Elan Junior All-Star presented by Fellowship of Christian Athletes features 90 boys and 42 girls, ages 12-18, from 26 states and Canada, Chile and Colombia. The 54-hole stroke play event is being staged on the par-71 Chateau Course at Chateau Elan Resort. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,607 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 5,826 yards.

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series is a collection of 10 events specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15 and presents opportunities for younger members to develop their skills and earn entry into Open tournaments. The series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

In the Girls Division, 14-year-old Ramsey raced past her sister and first-round leader Ashlan, to take over the lead with rounds of 73-72--145. With rounds of 71-76—147, Ashlan is just two shots off the pace.

The sisters, separated by just 16 months, will battle it out in the lead group Sunday.

“We play together a lot at home,” Taylor said. “I think she gets tired of playing with me. We're so close in age, and we get really competitive with each other.”

After going through a recent swing change, Taylor is hitting her irons more consistently and said she is playing better than ever. She also is a fan of the Chateau Course. “I really like the layout of this course,” she said. “I like the greens and it's kind of open on your drives.”

Taylor especially liked the green at the 151-yard eighth hole, where she carded one of two birdies. “I was just trying to keep it together and make par, and I drained a 30-footer.”

Six strokes behind in third place is McKenzie Talbert of Edgefield, S.C., at 151, while Collins Bradshaw of Columbia, S.C., is in fourth place at 152.

In the Boys Division, Johnson (73-68—141) started fast with three birdies on the front nine, including a 30-foot birdie putt at the par-3 eighth to match the girls' leader.

“That hole was playing really hard today — 190 yards into the wind,” Johnson said. “It was a double-breaker left to right and I drilled it right into the center of the cup.”

Entering the final round with a one-stroke lead at 1-under par, Johnson is already feeling the butterflies, but he has a proven method for dealing with nerves.

“I'm really nervous,” he said. “I've never been in the top 30 at and AJGA event. When I get nervous, I pull out the Latin cards and study my vocabulary.”

Trailing Johnson by a shot is Aaron George of Dahlonega, Ga., after rounds of 72-70—142 for an even-par total. In third place, three strokes back are Peter Mathison of Jupiter, Fla., and Alex Kang of Tigard, Ore., at 144.

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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a 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 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 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 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.

With the field cut to 46 boys and 21 girls for the final round, Sunday's tee times for the Chateau Elan Junior All-Star presented by Fellowship of Christian Athletes will run from 8 — 9:39 a.m. off the first and 10th tees at Chateau Course at Chateau Elan. For more information contact Tournament Headquarters at (678) 425-1802 or visit ajga.org.

GARY GILCHRIST GOLF ACADEMY, a full-time junior golf training and development program, enters its first year as an Official Partner of the AJGA. The partnership features an endowment of an AJGA Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant and the naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series, which provides juniors access to national competitive golf opportunities.

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