WINN GRIPS HEATHER FARR CLASSIC HOSTED BY LONGBOW GOLF CLUB
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Ariz. •
April 1 - 4
MESA, Ariz. --
results from the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Longbow Golf Club.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6999. Rating: 72.7. Slope: 132 Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6150. Rating: 75.5. Slope: 135
Levitt Cards 4-under-par to Take Lead at Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club Arizona native Weaver is on top in the Girls Division
MESA, Ariz. - Andrew Levitt of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., carded a 4-under-par 67 to take the early lead after the first round of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., is on top in the Girls Division after bringing in a 3-under-par 68.
The 12th-annual Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club is a 54-hole stoke play event being held at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The 144-player field features 15 Rolex Junior All-Americans and 26 college signees. In all, 13 states are represented along with Switzerland, Canada and Mexico. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 course at 6,999 yards, while the Girls Division yardage is set at 6,150.
Levitt, a high school sophomore, is currently ranked No. 28 in the Polo Golf Rankings. After winning two AJGA Open events in 2009, he is off to a strong start in 2010, leading the field by two strokes. He credited his accurate tee shots and a string of birdies on the back nine to a successful round.
“Everything was working well for me today,” Levitt said. “I was even through 12 holes and then something just clicked. I made three putts over 15 feet for birdies and got four birdies in my last six holes.”
Jeffrey Kang of Fullerton, Calif., sits behind Levitt in second place after carding a 2-under-par 69. A four-way tie for third leaves California natives Ki Taek Lee of La Quinta, Jeff Wibawa of Encino, Matthew Negri of El Cajon, and Jason Chen of Brea, three strokes back going into Saturday's second round.
In the Girls Division, Weaver's accuracy in the fairways set her up for nailing 17 greens. With four birdies on the day, the 2009 Rolex Junior All-American leads the seasoned girl's field by two strokes.
“My irons worked well for me today,” Weaver said. “I ended the day with a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 18. I think I was just really focused out there, thinking shot by shot instead of just the outcome.”
A three-way tie for second includes sixth-ranked Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., 44th-ranked Beverly Vatananugulkit of Cerritos, Calif., and 2008 champion Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz.
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The second round of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club will tee off at Longbow Golf Club's Nos. 1 and 10 tees from 7 a.m. — 8:39 a.m., with a second wave from 11:30 a.m. — 1:09 p.m. For more information on the event, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (480) 807-5400.
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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.