NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT TOFTREES
Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
State College, Pa. • August 1 - 4
 

LODGE SETS PACE WITH A 2-OVER-PAR 146 AT THE NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT TOFTREES
Brown hanging on to one-stroke lead in Girls Division

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -Eric Lodge of Houston, shot a 76, which, combined with a 2-under-par 70, kept him ahead in the Boys Division after two rounds. Sarah Brown of Stewartsville, N.J., remains in the lead of the Girls Division at with a two-day total of 6-over-par 150 heading into the final round at the Nike Golf Junior at Toftrees.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Nike Golf Junior at Toftrees is being held at the Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center. Ninety-one junior golfers from 18 states and Ontario, including 19 from Pennsylvania, are competing in the 54-hole stroke play event.

Playing in his last Nike Golf Junior event due to age eligibility, Lodge said he played par golf, hitting 10 fairways and seven greens. He said a sub-par final round could be what it takes to claim his first AJGA tournament victory.

“Fairways and greens,” he said about his final round strategy. “I'm going to go out there and, we'll see.”

On the front nine, Lodge was 1-over-par with two bogeys on Nos. 5 and 9, and a birdie on No. 8. On the back nine, Lodge recorded a double bogey on No. 15, bogeys on Nos. 12 and 18, and a single birdie on No. 16.

“I didn't play that great, but not that bad,” he said. “I wasn't playing well at the beginning of the summer. I've progressed a lot. I'm two over for the tournament, but this is a harder course.”

Tied at 4-over-par 148 are Anthony Aloi of Plainsboro, N.J., Andrew Glassell of Clarksville, Tenn., and John Popeck of Washington, Pa. In a three-way tie with 6-over-par 150s are Sam Jandel of Dayton, Ohio, Simon Reyers of Kingston, Ontario, and Andrew Wyatt of Lake Forest, Ill.

In the Girls Division, Brown, who tied for 12th at the 2004 Nike Golf Junior at Toftrees, has carded 75-75—150 for the tournament. She ended the second round with a double bogey on No. 15, two bogeys on Nos. 5 and 8, and a birdie on No. 17.

“I was happy to get a birdie on No. 17,” she said. “I had a good drive and second shot and made a 30-foot putt.”

To maintain her lead and win the tournament, Brown said smart play and solid putting will be crucial.

“I'm going to try not to make any bogeys and get my putts within two feet,” she said. “I left four birdie putts a foot short today.”

Molly Plomaritis of Eden, N.C., a co-leader after the first round, is one stroke behind Brown with a 151. In third after two rounds, with a 157, is fellow North Carolina native Stephanie Wagstaff of Asheville.

The Nike Golf Junior Series was created in 1998 to give younger AJGA members more opportunities to play competitive golf. This collection of events, designed for boys and girls ages 12 - 15, was a resounding success in its first year and it expanded to eight events in 2003. In 2005, there are 10 tournaments which feature three rounds of stroke play competition and a Day of Education organized by AJGA staff.

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, the largest Association of its kind, 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, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

Final-round tee times will begin off the No. 1 tee Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center. The boys will start first followed by the girls from 10:18 — 10:45 a.m., followed by the leader groups of boys from 10:54 - 11:30 a.m. For more information on the Nike Golf Junior at Toftrees, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (814) 234-8000 and ask for the AJGA.

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Scott Scheffler
Dallas, TX
2. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
4. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
5. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
3. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
4. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
5. Amy Lee
Brea, CA
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Davis Love III Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Will Chandler
204
2
Joshua Martin
205
3
Kyle Sterbinsky
206
Girls
Total
1
Kelly Whaley
211
2
Emilia Migliaccio
216
3
Latanna Stone
217
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
*Blaine Hale Jr.
210
2
Brandon Smith
210
3
Triston Fisher
211
Girls
Total
1
Katharine Patrick
214
T
2
Julia Johnson
219
T
2
Hanna Alberto
219
T
2
Courtney Bryant
219
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Winston Margaritis
207
T
2
Pierce Aichinger
212
T
2
Walker Kesterson
212
Girls
Total
1
Madeline Chou
216
T
2
Youngin Chun
218
T
2
Athena Yang
218
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
209
2
Glenn Piot
212
T
3
Cameron Michalak
217
T
3
Elliott Grayson
217
T
3
Jeg Coughlin III
217
Girls
Total
1
Lexie Toth
219
2
Sybil Robinson
223
T
3
Lois Kaye Go
224
T
3
Molly Skapik
224
Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
Boys
Total
1
Andrew Spiegler
207
2
Hoke Carlton
209
3
Zach Norris
215
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Graebe
214
2
Julia Calbi
217
3
Jiayu Kong
225
BBCN Bank Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Issei Tanabe
206
T
2
Davis Holman
209
T
2
Justin Kim
209
Girls
Total
1
Kornkamol Sukaree
209
2
Haley Moore
213
T
3
Kelly Lee
216
T
3
Jocelyn Chia
216
* Won via sudden-death playoff
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
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.