PRESEASON JUNIOR AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN
Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. • May 28 - 30

Media Score BRASELTON, Ga. -- First Round results from the Preseason Junior at Château Élan conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Château Élan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 6645. Rating: 71.7. Slope: 132
Girls Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 5753. Rating: 73.7. Slope: 132

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Rhyne Jones
2013
Blowing Rock, N.C. 32-36--68
2 Ben Wood
2012
Florence, Ala. 34-35--69
3 Ryan Bowie
2012
Madison, Ala. 37-34--71
T4 Andrew Hans
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 36-36--72
4 Zachary Healy
2014
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 38-34--72
4 Austin Rose
2014
Tupelo, Miss. 36-36--72
T7 Josh Crawford
2014
Norcross, Ga. 38-35--73
7 Will Blalock
2014
Gastonia, N.C. 37-36--73
7 Nicholas Coupland
2013
(Canada) Duluth, Ga. 36-37--73
T10 Garrett Sweeney
2013
Salem, Va. 38-36--74
10 Jacob Paquet
2012
Kennesaw, Ga. 38-36--74
10 Brandon Lee
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-34--74
10 Anders Olsson
2012
Smyrna, Ga. 38-36--74
10 Max Weyrick
2013
Marietta, Ga. 38-36--74
10 Ryan Wenzler
2013
Dayton, Ohio 37-37--74
10 Brody Judd
2013
Marietta, Ga. 36-38--74
10 Justin Connelly
2013
McDonough, Ga. 37-37--74
T18 Harry Lambert
2013
Suwanee, Ga. 37-38--75
18 Gregory Sibick
2015
Williamsville, N.Y. 40-35--75
18 Nathan Mallonee
2013
Lexington, Ga. 40-35--75
18 Mitchell Sutton
2012
Locust Grove, Ga. 36-39--75
18 Sun Kim
2012
Buford, Ga. 39-36--75
18 Drew Rowland
2012
Johns Creek, Ga. 36-39--75
T24 Nathan Hodge
2012
Jefferson City, Tenn. 37-39--76
24 David James
2012
Columbus, Ga. 37-39--76
24 Charlie May
2013
Topsfield, Mass. 39-37--76
24 Carson Spears
2013
Augusta, Ga. 39-37--76
24 Mitchell Yates
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 39-37--76
24 Michael Toler
2012
Marietta, Ga. 41-35--76
24 Adam Wright
2013
Marietta, Ga. 38-38--76
T31 Patrick Newsom
2013
Decatur, Ala. 39-38--77
31 Christopher Holt
2015
St. Simons Island, Ga. 37-40--77
31 Logan Matthews
2013
Franklin, Tenn. 38-39--77
31 Austin Jackson
2013
Germantown, Tenn. 38-39--77
31 Ben Hartsell
2012
Maryville, Tenn. 41-36--77
T36 Will Essigs
2013
New Canaan, Conn. 37-41--78
36 Reid Rathburn
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-40--78
36 Carson Young
2013
Pendleton, S.C. 37-41--78
36 Robert Yates
2014
Atlanta, Ga. 40-38--78
36 Eric Little
2013
Flowery Branch, Ga. 39-39--78
T41 Joe Willenborg
2014
Knoxville, Tenn. 39-40--79
41 Nathan Ware
2013
Old Hickory, Tenn. 39-40--79
41 Blake Bodie
2013
Knoxville, Tenn. 40-39--79
T44 Robert Mahaffey
2014
Rogersville, Mo. 39-41--80
44 Zachary Pritchard
2013
Duluth, Ga. 41-39--80
44 Jeffrey Shapiro
2012
Atlanta, Ga. 37-43--80
44 Carson Willis
2013
Griffin, Ga. 44-36--80
44 Sam Buse
2013
Cincinnati, Ohio 42-38--80
44 Corey Labenz
2012
Lincoln, Neb. 40-40--80
44 Kevin Simpson
2012
Greenback, Tenn. 41-39--80
44 Blake Harris
2015
Tupelo, Miss. 41-39--80
T52 Justin Grimaldi
2013
Dacula, Ga. 39-42--81
52 Josh Rollins
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 42-39--81
52 Ty Hampel
2012
Smyrna, Ga. 40-41--81
T55 Matthew Brittain
2015
St. Simons Island, Ga. 40-42--82
55 Zac Thomas
2013
Lyles, Tenn. 43-39--82
55 Miller Jackson
2014
Huntsville, Ala. 42-40--82
55 Taylor Hall
2013
Bristol, Va. 43-39--82
T59 A.J. Wilkerson
2013
Sparta, Tenn. 40-43--83
59 Anthony Lechman
2013
Effingham, Ill. 40-43--83
59 Ryan Hancock
2013
Saint Louis, Mo. 40-43--83
T62 Corrie Kuehn
2015
Asheville, N.C. 48-36--84
62 Hunter Hale
2013
Franklinton, La. 42-42--84
62 Tanner Dixon
2013
Birmingham, Ala. 46-38--84
62 Andrew Colligan
2013
Evans, Ga. 39-45--84
62 Nicholas Ross
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 44-40--84
T67 Jordan McDavid
2013
Duluth, Ga. 45-40--85
67 Tyler Presley
2014
St. Simons Island, Ga. 45-40--85
67 Fischer Priestley
2016
Birmingham, Ala. 49-36--85
T70 Andy Farber
2013
Stamford, Conn. 47-39--86
70 Mitch Fenbert
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 48-38--86
T72 Jonathan Seymour
2012
Hampton Cove, Ala. 42-45--87
72 Colin Kopsky
2012
Chesterfield, Mo. 41-46--87
T74 Jack Stumpfig
2012
Villa Rica, Ga. 47-42--89
74 Mark David Wright
2013
Westerville, Ohio 47-42--89
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Anna Hack
2015
Murray, Ky. 37-35--72
2 Bailey Tardy
2015
Norcross, Ga. 36-37--73
T3 Avery George
2012
Cleveland, Tenn. 37-37--74
3 Lauren Stephenson
2015
Lexington, S.C. 36-38--74
3 Janet Mao
2015
Johns Creek, Ga. 39-35--74
6 Christina Yang
2016
Suwanee, Ga. 40-36--76
7 Katy Funk
2013
Spartanburg, S.C. 38-39--77
8 Katie Parrott
2012
Brentwood, Tenn. 37-41--78
9 Claire Hodges
2017
Sorrento, Fla. 41-38--79
T10 Sarahanne Vaughan
2013
Auburn, Ala. 41-39--80
10 Payton Schanen
2015
Milton, Ga. 39-41--80
T12 Jennifer Lee
2012
Rye, N.Y. 41-40--81
12 Camille Knable
2012
Chevy Chase, Md. 40-41--81
14 Jacqueline Bruns
2013
Burr Ridge, Ill. 42-40--82
15 Wallis Fairvalley
2012
Atlanta, Ga. 46-37--83
T16 Rachel Johnson
2013
Nashville, Tenn. 43-41--84
16 Sally Morgan
2013
Milton, Ga. 41-43--84
16 Lauren Lightfritz
2016
Suwanee, Ga. 44-40--84
19 Clarice Cannon
2012
Marietta, Ga. 45-41--86
20 Holly Cannon
2013
Marietta, Ga. 42-45--87
21 Imani Poindexter
2012
Washington, D.C. 59-57--116
 

Jones, Hack Lead after First Round
at Preseason Junior at Château Élan
Players battle against the heat in tournament's opening round

BRASELTON, Ga. — Rhyne Jones of Blowing Rock, N.C., sits atop the leaderboard after Sunday's opening round of the Preseason Junior at Château Élan as he fired a 3-under-par 68. In the Girls Division, Anna Hack of Paducah, Ky., is pacing the competition after carding an opening-round, 1-over-par 72, giving her a one-stroke lead heading into Monday's final round.

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is a 36-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Château Élan in Braselton, Ga. The tournament field includes 75 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 Château Course at 6,645 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 5,753 yards.

Jones, who recorded six opening-round birdies, including five through the first seven holes, owns a one-stroke lead over Benjamin Wood of Florence, Ala., who carded a 2-under-par 69.

Jones found himself 4-under-par after his first nine holes but admits that Sunday's heat got to him and will affect how he prepares himself for Monday's final round.

“I'm going to have to go back and drink a lot of water and get some good sleep,” said Jones, who lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. “I'm pretty tired since I am not used to this hot weather. However, I hope to have similar success tomorrow by using the same game plan I used for today's round.”

Trailing Jones by one stroke is Wood, who shot a 2-under-par 69. Third place is currently possessed by Ryan Bowie of Madison, Ala., who finished at even-par 71, while Austin Rose of Tupelo, Miss., Andrew Hans of Birmingham, Ala., and Zachary Healy of Norcross, Ga., are tied for fourth at a 1-over-par 72.

In the Girls Division, Hack finds herself atop the leaderboard after posting a 1-over-par 72 in Sunday's opening round. Hack was 1-over-par after her first nine holes before she parlayed back-to-back birdies to begin her second nine. After playing in the AJGA's Taylor Made-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan in April, Hack will look to use her past experience to remain ahead of the competition heading into Monday's final round.

“I was really consistent today and I made a bunch of pars,” Hack said. “I feel that since I've seen the course a few times now that I will be able to play with more consistency.”

Hack currently holds a one-stroke lead over Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Ga., who posted a 2-over-par 73, while Janet Mao of Johns Creek, Ga., Avery George of Cleveland, Tenn., and Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., sit two shots back at a 3-over-par 74.

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