DRISKELL TAKES MEDALIST HONORS BY ONE STROKE IN SRIXON QUALIFIER
Davis and Weathersby share medalist honors in Girls Division at Quail Ridge
BARTLETT, Tenn. β Blake Driskell of Cape Girardeau, Mo., carded a 3-under-par 67 to take top honors at the True Temper/David Gossett Junior Championship Srixon Qualifier. In the Girls Division, Sarah Beth Davis of Victoria, Texas and Hannah Weathersby of Belvidere, Tenn., shared medalist honors with 3-over-par 73s.
The True Temper/David Gossett Junior Championship Srixon Qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, was held at the Quail Ridge Golf Course. Sixteen boys and three girls gained entry into the 84-player event that begins on Tuesday, July 19, at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind.
Driskell carded one eagle and five birdies on the day, which led him to a one stroke victory over Ross Reed of Anderson, Ind. Driskell's goal for the day was qualify and he said he couldn't be happier with medalist honors.
βI thought I was pretty lucky, my shots were going straight. I want to play at Southwind pretty bad,β said Driskell.
Also qualifying to play in the Boys Division with a score of 68 was Reed. Rob Hudson of Fayetteville, Ark., Zachary Fischer of Wake Village, Texas, and Connor McHenry of Jefferson City, Mo., all qualified with scores of 1-under-par 69.
Jared Wolfe of Louisville, Ky., qualified with a 71, while David Zickler of Florence, Ala., Bobby Short of Nashville, Tenn., and Cory Atkins of Washington, Texas, all qualified with 72s. Zack Molnar of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Steven Young of Memphis, Tenn., both qualified with 73s. Jay Twitty of Springfield, Mo., Drew McLellan of Brookwater, Australia, J.B. Farrell of Collierville, Tenn., Jason Glass of Whitehouse, Ohio, and Will Hogan of Ozark, Mo., also qualified after shooting 4-over-par 74s.
Chung Lee of Suwanee, Ga., and Taylor Lucas of Collierville, Tenn., both shot 2-over-par 72s but decided to use the AJGA's opt out policy. Also choosing to opt out with a score of 74 was Andrew Glassell of Clarksville, Tenn. The players will receive one tournament exemption in lieu of playing in the tournament.
In the Girls Divison, Davis and Weathersby both ended with three birdies on the day to put them two strokes ahead of the next place qualifier. Davis said after Sunday's round she is looking forward to the upcoming tournament.
βI hope to do well and place in the top five,β said Davis.
Weathersby used the AJGA's opt out policy in lieu of playing in the tournament but said that she was happy with her score.
βI just wanted to break 75. I thought it would be a lot more difficult than it was,β said Weathersby.
Also qualifying after carding a 75, was Jamie Kuhn of Miami.
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First-round tee times for the True Temper/David Gossett Junior Championship will be off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind, beginning at 7:30a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2005.
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BARTLETT, Tenn. β Srixon Qualifier results from the True Temper/David Gossett Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association at Quail Ridge Golf Course. Par: Boys: 35-35β70; Girls: 35-35β70. Yardage: Boys: 6,433; Girls: 5,802.
1 Blake Driskell, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (2006) 33-34β67
2 Ross Reed, Anderson, Ind. (2005) 32-36β68
T3 Connor McHenry, Jefferson City, Mo. (2006) 36-33β69
T3 Zachary Fischer, Wake Village, Texas (2007) 35-34β69
T3 Rob Hudson, Fayetteville, Ark. (2006) 34-35β69
6 Jared Wolfe, Louisville, Ky. (2006) 37-34β71
T7 David Zickler, Florence, Ala. (2008) 37-35β72
T7 Bobby Short, Nashville, Tenn. (2008) 36-36β72
T7 Cory Atkins, Washington, Texas (2006) 37-35β72
T7 # Chung Lee, Suwanee, Ga. (2009) 37-35β72
T7 # Taylor Lucas, Collierville, Tenn. (2007) 37-35β72
T12 Zack Molnar, Cincinnati, Ohio (2006) 37-36β73
T12 Steven Young, Memphis, Tenn. (2005) 33-40β73
T14 # Andrew Glassell, Clarksville, Tenn. (2008) 36-38β74
T14 Jay Twitty, Springfield, Mo. (2006) 38-36β74
T14 Drew McLellan, Brookwater, Australia (2006) 34-40β74
T14 J.B. Farrell, Collierville, Tenn. (2007) 34-40β74
T14 Jason Glass, Whitehouse, Ohio (2006) 40-34β74
T14 Will Hogan, Ozark, Mo. (2007) 36-38β74
FAILED TO QUALIFY
T20 Doug Kenny, Roswell, Ga. (2007) 37-38β75
T20 Jordan Lewis, Marion, Ill. (2008) 36-39β75
T20 Corey Welch, Floyds Knobs, Ind. (2006) 37-38β75
T20 Sam Mysock, Tulsa, Okla. (2008) 39-36β75
T20 J. Erik Hearnes, Mayflower, Ark. (2009) 37-38β75
T20 Casey Patterson, West Helena, Ark. (2008) 39-36β75
T20 Luke Carson, Des Moines, Iowa (2006) 38-37β75
T20 Nathan Fredrick, Springfield, Mo. (2008) 35-40β75
T20 John Hennessey, Ozark, Mo. (2006) 34-41β75
T29 Kory Mumalo, Hoover, Ala. (2005) 41-35β76
T29 Landon DeStefano, Southaven, Miss. (2005) 39-37β76
T29 Nick Faitz, North Little Rock, Ark. (2006) 38-38β76
T29 Brent Porter, Nashville, Tenn. (2006) 39-37β76
T29 Ross Merrill, Kansas City, Mo. (2007) 37-39β76
T29 Derek Myers, Germantown, Tenn. (2006) 41-35β76
T29 Dylan Raines, Cave Creek, Ariz. (2007) 37-39β76
T29 David Corner, Republic, Mo. (2006) 38-38β76
T29 Chris Wilson, Tulsa, Okla. (2007) 37-39β76
T29 Dev Varma, Cordova, Tenn. (2007) 39-37β76
T39 Matthew Vodde, Fort Wayne, Ind. (2006) 39-38β77
T39 Kevin Paul, Lexington, Ky. (2007) 41-36β77
T39 Clay Myers, Memphis, Tenn. (2008) 39-38β77
T39 Greg McDonald, Lexington, Ky. (2007) 37-40β77
T39 Andrew Campbell, Overland Park, Kan. (2007) 40-37β77
T39 Timothy Freres, Kenosha, Wis. (2006) 40-37β77
T39 Danny Calway-Fagen, Nashville, Tenn. (2006) 37-40β77
T39 Clayton Lord, Fairfield, Conn. (2006) 39-38β77
T39 Kevin Doskocil, Hillsboro, Texas (2005) 38-39β77
T39 Zach Pharr, Brentwood, Tenn. (2005) 37-40β77
T39 Greg Zuccaro, Westlake, Ohio (2008) 39-38β77
T39 Timothy Kim, Rome, Ga. (2008) 41-36β77
T39 James Stevenson II, Hopkinsville, Ky. (2006) 39-38β77
T52 Joe Doramus, Little Rock, Ark. (2009) 39-39β78
T52 John Whiteman, Saco, Maine (2006) 40-38β78
T52 Rob Caldwell, Nashville, Tenn. (2006) 40-38β78
BOYS DIVISION CONTINUED
T55 Neil Dyer, Brentwood, Tenn. (2008) 39-40β79
T55 Sung Lee, Suwanee, Ga. (2007) 39-40β79
T55 Cody Johnson, Aurora, Ind. (2006) 41-38β79
T55 Tyler Mitchell, Cadiz, Ky. (2008) 41-38β79
T59 Curtis Mitchell, Cadiz, Ky. (2006) 38-42β80
T59 Bowers Clement, Memphis, Tenn. (2006) 43-37β80
T59 Alex Springer, Anthem, Ariz. (2007) 37-43β80
T59 Collier Jones, Little rock, Ark. (2008) 39-41β80
T59 Kyle Seibert, Hot Springs Village, Ark. (2006) 38-42β80
T64 Daniel Hill, Germantown, Tenn. (2006) 37-44β81
T64 Richard Blank, III, Little Rock, Ark. (2007) 39-42β81
T66 Hayden West, Belden, Miss. (2006) 40-42β82
T66 Bobby Fredeking, Huntington, W.Va. (2008) 40-42β82
T66 Jason Ryu, Flowood, Miss. (2008) 42-40β82
T66 Kaleb Nichols, Cordova, Tenn. (2006) 39-43β82
T66 Ronnie Herwig, Tulsa, Okla. (2007) 40-42β82
T71 Jacob Crowl, Collierville, Tenn. (2008) 37-46β83
T71 Timothy Walls, Memphis, Tenn. (2005) 42-41β83
T73 Bailey Childress, Memphis, Tenn. (2007) 44-40β84
T73 Jake Carroll, Counce, Tenn. (2007) 42-42β84
T75 William Kinney, Germantown, Tenn. (2005) 41-44β85
T75 Robbie Taylor, Brentwood, Tenn. (2009) 43-42β85
T77 Charles Smith, Bradenton, Fla. (2009) 42-44β86
T77 Alexander Cohen, Tampa, Fla. (2007) 40-46β86
T79 Charles Giraud IV, New Orleans, La. (2007) 43-46β89
T79 Neal Hasbrouck, Dawsonville, Ga. (2006) 43-46β89
Adam Dolezal, Lake Forest, Ill. (2007) DQ (6-3a)
T1 Sarah Beth Davis, Victoria, Texas (2009) 39-34β73
T1 # Hannah Weathersby, Belvidere, Tenn. (2008) 34-39β73
3 Jamie Kuhn, Miami, Fla. (2006) 37-38β75
4 Caitlin Fortner, Greeneville, Tenn. (2007) 39-41β80
FAILED TO QUALIFY
5 Abby Irwin, Germantown, Tenn. (2007) 42-43β85
6 Emily Potts, Springfield, Mo. (2008) 42-47β89
7 Amanda Martin, Germantown, Tenn. (2009) 47-43β90
T8 Lauren Spurlock, Germantown, Tenn. (2007) 44-47β91
T8 Katy Nugent, Wichita, Kan. (2008) 43-48β91
10 Hallie Cole, Atlanta, Texas (2006) 47-50β97
11 Danielle Terrell, Memphis, Tenn. (2006) 49-49β98
# - Player opted to take one AJGA Tournament Exemption in lieu of playing in this week's event