GREATER HARTFORD JAYCEES JUNIOR PRESENTED BY ST. PAUL TRAVELERS

Shuttle Meadow Country Club

Kensington, Connecticut

August 2-5, 2005

 

ZOLOTAS AND CURRAN TIED FOR THE LEAD IN HARTFORD

Lee opens one-stroke lead in the Girls Division

  

KENSINGTON, Conn. – George Zolotas of Peabody, Mass., and Jon Curran of Hopkinton, Mass., fired rounds of 5-under-par 66 and opened a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers.

               

In the Girls Division, Kasi Lee of Paramus, N.J., shot a 2-over-par 73 pulled into a one-shot lead over Mayule Tomimbang of Kissimmee, Fla.

               

The Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers is a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, Conn. The tournament features 99 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-18, from 14 states and three countries, including 31 from Connecticut.

               

Zolotas was even par through six holes before making his move. A birdie at No. 7 got him started and a driver from 250 yards out to within 10 feet of the hole set up an eagle at the 544-yard par-5 eighth hole.

               

“That was the best shot I’ve hit all year,” said Zolotas, who is chasing his first AJGA crown. “After that driver on No. 8, I was firing for everything.”

               

Zolotas made the turn in 3-under-par 34, then made a 20-foot putt for his second eagle of the day to finish the back-nine in 2-under-par 32.

               

 “I knew somebody would go low today,” said Zolotas, who played the five par-5 holes at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in a combined 6-under-par. “I knew I needed to just keep making birdies.”

               

Curran, a second-team Rolex All-American, started his round with four straight birdies, and after a birdie on No. 7 had quickly moved to 5-under-par.

               

“I couldn’t have had a better start,” he said. “I made a long putt on No. 2 and a 20-footer on No. 4.

               

“I was just playing good. I hit 17 greens (in regulation) today, and the one I missed I only missed by about two feet. I was able to take advantage of a lot of those birdie putts.”

               

After a bogey at No. 8, Curran birdied Nos. 13 and 14 to move to 6-under-par. A bogey at the par-3 15th, which ranked as the most difficult hole during the first round, was Curran’s only blemish on the back nine.

 

Mu Hu of Shen Zhen, China, and David Holzworth of Chapel Hill, N.C., fired rounds of 4-under-par 67 and are tied for third. Tyler Zara of New Canaan, Conn., is in fifth after a 2-under-par 69.

 

Lee used three birdies over her first seven holes to get started, then birdied the par-3 13th, en route to the day’s low round in the Girls Division.

 

“You really have to know the greens out here,” said Lee, who finished second two weeks ago at the Marsh Junior at Apawamis. “My putting was pretty good today.”

 

Despite taking the first-round lead, Lee said she still has plenty of room for improvement.

 

“You never know about the first round, so I want to do better tomorrow,” she said. “In golf, you always want to do better.”

 

Tomimbang played perhaps the day’s most consistent round, recording three bogeys and one birdie, to sit one-stroke back in second place. Isabelle Lendl of Goshen, Conn., and Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., are tied for third after rounds of 4-over-par 75.

 

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 largest association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

              

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

               

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Grace Park, Christie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

               

Second-round tee times begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday off the No. 1 tee at Shuttle Meadow Country Club. For more information about the Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers, please contact tournament headquarters at (860) 225-7030.

 

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