AJGA JUNIOR AT CENTENNIAL
Centennial Golf Club
Medford, Ore. •
July 11 - 14
MEDFORD, Ore. --
results from the AJGA Junior at Centennial conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Centennial Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7155. Rating: 74.8. Slope: 133 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6035. Rating: 75.3. Slope: 131
Finnell, Fu in search of first AJGA win at AJGA Junior at Centennial Li takes lead at Centennial Golf Club
MEDFORD, Ore. — Skyler Finnell of Carmel, Calif., and Lawrence Fu of Piedmont, Calif., each carded a 3-under-par 69 to grab a share of the lead at the AJGA Junior at Centennial at 6-under-par 138. In the Girls Division, Catherina Li of Kent, Wash., birdied her final two holes to take the lead entering the final round.
The AJGA Junior at Centennial is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Centennial Golf Club in Medford, Ore. The tournament field features 107 boys and 33 girls from 12 states and six countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,155 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 6,035 yards.
Finnell sunk a 20-foot eagle putt on the par-5 No. 9, his final hole of the afternoon. After two consecutive bogey-free rounds, Finnell says he will be going into the final round with an aggressive mentality.
“I'm going to keep gunning for birdies and not just stay content where I am,” Finnell said.
After hitting a wayward tee shot on No. 15 into the tall fescue grass, Fu made a 20-foot putt to save par and remain bogey-free on the back nine.
“It's the par putts that keep me going,” Fu said. “Instead of bogeying and going backwards, you really keep the momentum going.”
First-round leader Andrew Morgan of Long Beach, Calif., sits in third place with a tournament total of 5-under-par 139. Shearn Chua of Beaumont, Calif., will enter the final round in fourth place at 4-under-par 140. Frank Garber of Kirkland, Wash., is in fifth place at 3-under-par 141.
Li fired a 3-under-par 69, bringing her tournament total to 5-under-par 139. After finishing second at last week's W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek, Li says she is entering the final round determined to earn her first AJGA victory.
“Tomorrow I'm going to stay in the present and try to shoot the course record. I mean, why not?” Li said. “I'm just going to relax and have fun.”
Allisen Corpuz of Honolulu, moved into second place with a 3-under-par 141 tournament total. Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., is in sole possession of third place with a tournament total of 1-under-par 143.
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Final-round tee times for the AJGA Junior at Centennial are from 7 — 9:00 a.m off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees, Thursday at Centennial Golf Club. For more information about the AJGA Junior at Centennial, contact tournament headquarters at (678) 327-6982.
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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.