RANDALL PARKER SHOOTOUT AT FIELDSTONE Fieldstone Golf Club Greenville, Delaware June 28 - July 1, 2004
Hill and Granada Share Top Honors Entering Final Round May leads Boys Division with two-round total of 141
GREENVILLE, De. â€“ Nannette Hill of Pelham Manor, N.Y., and Julieta Granada of Asuncion, Paraguay, each carded a two-day total of 138 to share the top spot on the Girls Division leaderboard. Seventeen-year-old David May of Auburn, N.Y., shot a 4-under-par 67 to distance himself from the rest of the Boys Division following the second-round of the Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone features 84 players, 66 boys and 18 girls, ages 12-18 from 12 states and Paraguay. The 54-hole stroke play event has returned to the Fieldstone Golf Club after a one-year absence.
Hill, who entered Wednesdayâ€™s round with a two-stroke advantage, completed the day 1-over-par.
â€śI was a little more mentally tired so today didnâ€™t come as easily to me. I went into the round with the plan to end at least even-par, but the back nine was hard on me,â€ť Hill said. â€śIâ€™m entering the final round with a conservative and smart approach.â€ť
The newly-crowned Rolex Girls Junior Champion, Julieta Granata, also felt that her game was weaker today and looks forward to re-focusing for the final round.
â€śIt was just not a good round for me. I was struggling on my first nine holes, but a birdie at the turn got me going again,â€ť said Granada. â€śMy putting was not very good but I held it together and ended up with five birdies. I am going to be more patient tomorrow and focus on my own gameâ€”not the other girls.â€ť
In third place behind Hill and Granada is Maryland native Stephanie Connelly of Pasadena, with a 144 two-round total.
May, the Boys Division leader, carded six birdies on his way to the low round of the day.
â€śI played very steady all day and hit 17 of the 18 greens,â€ť May said. â€śThe fast putting greens have been hard to get used to, but I managed to keep away from doubles and only had one 3-putt.â€ť
Sitting just back of Hill in second place after shooting back-to-back 1-over-par 72s is Lion Kim of Lake Mary, Fla., at 144. Greg Carlin of Kensington, Md., is in third after carding a two-round total of 147. First-round leader Kyle Davis of Kennett Square, Pa., fellow Pennsylvania native Maxwell Wyndorf of Chadds Ford, and Ryan Heisey of New Bern, N.C., are tied in fourth place with two-round totals of 148.
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.