NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
South Padre Island Golf Club - The Bay Course
South Padre Island, Texas • May 12 - 14
HERNANDEZ GRABS FIRST-ROUND LEAD AT
Aoki sits atop leaderboard in Girls Division
Conducted by the
Despite a double bogey on No. 15, the five birdies carded by Hernandez were enough to propel him to the top of the leaderboard.
“I played pretty well today despite the double (bogey) on the par-3 sixth,” commented Hernandez. “It was very windy, which made the greens fast, but I feel that I controlled the ball well and had a good round overall.”
Hernandez, 15, is looking to improve on his best AJGA finish to date, second at the 2005 Nike Golf Junior at Fox Hills.
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In the Girls Division, Aoki, a 2008 graduate, carded four birdies in her first AJGA event and is excited with her first round.
“I really enjoyed my time out here today,” remarked Aoki, who had only 1 bogey during Saturday’s round. “Despite the wind, everything went really well and I hope to play even better tomorrow.”
With an opening-round 74, Victoria Fallgren of
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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
The Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series is a collection of 10 events specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12 – 15 years old. The competitions provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and earn entry into open tournaments The series concludes with an invitation-only Nike Golf Junior Championship, September 1 – 3, 2006, at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore.
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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 compiles more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.
Final-round tee times begin at Sunday off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at South Padre Island Golf Club. For more information on the Nike Golf Junior at