ROLEX TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Sunriver Resort -
Sunriver, Ore. •
June 27 - July 1
SUNRIVER, Ore. --
results from the Rolex Tournament of Champions conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sunriver Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7542. Rating: 75.9. Slope: 144 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6463. Rating: 77.9. Slope: 146
Proveaux remains atop Boys Division after second round Then ties course record to take the lead
SUNRIVER, Ore. – Cody Proveaux of Leesville, S.C., stayed atop the Boys Division shooting even-par 72 for a two-round tournament total of 140 in Wednesday’s second round of the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., fired a 5-under-par 67, tying the competitive course record at the Crosswater Course at Sunriver Resort to take the lead in the Girls Division.
The Rolex Tournament of Champions is a 72-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sunriver Resort - Crosswater Course in Sunriver, Ore. The tournament field features 77 boys and 66 girls from 31 states, Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Martinique, Philippines, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,542 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 6,463 yards.
Proveaux's 30-footer from off the green on No.10 fueled his momentum and pushed him through to successfully hold his lead through the second round.
“I just kept the ball in front of me. I didn't really hit it out of play that much,” Proveaux said. “I scrambled a little bit on the front and backside, but when I could, I made birdies.”
Heading into the third round with a one-shot lead, Proveaux said, “It's not my first time. Hopefully I can take grasp of that and shoot low again the next few days.”
Tied for second place is Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., and Kyle Kochevar of Glen Ellyn, Ill., with 3-under-par 141 after the second round. David Faraudo of Guadalajara, Mexico sits in fourth with a two-day tournament total of 142, while Lee McCoy of Clarkesville, Ga., sits in fifth with a two-round total of 143.
In the Girls Division, Then captured the lead after carding a two-day total of 139 at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
“I started on the back nine today, but the birdie I had on No. 10 out of the bunker was a turning point in my game,” Then said.
Going into the third round, Then, who carded five birdies on the day, feels the most important attribute of her game is her putting.
Tied for second place are first-round leader Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand and Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., both shooting 2-under-par 70 with a two-round tournament total of 140.
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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
Rolex, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. Along with sponsoring the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, Rolex is also the title partner of the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the proprietor of the Rolex Junior All-America Teams.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, 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.
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The third round tee times of the Rolex Tournament of Champions are from 7 - 9 a.m. and noon - 1:40 p.m. on Nos. 1 and 10. For more information about the Rolex Tournament of Champions, please contact AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (541) 593-3409.
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