GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Southern Pines, N.C. • August 7 - 10
 

HOMETOWN BOY EXCELS IN FIRST-ROUND AT PINE NEEDLES

Carr, Harter shoot low to lead Girls Division

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Jack Fields of Southern Pines, N.C., came out firing in Tuesday’s first round of the Golf Pride Junior Classic to go 6-under-par 65.  Corrine Carr of Pinehurst, N.C., and Courtney Harter of Clearwater, Fla., lead the Girls Division after carding  2-under-par 69s to claim a three stroke lead.

The Golf Pride Junior Classic, hosted by the American Junior Golf Association, is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, home of the 2001 and 2007 U.S. Women’s Open. The field includes 99 players ages 12-18 from 20 states, Australia and Peru. Corrine Carr, 2005 champion, returns to defend her title in the Girls Division.

Fields carded eight birdies on the day to finish six strokes under par for first-round play. Starting the day with a 30-foot putt for birdie and missing, Fields said the miss is just what he needed to get motivated.

“I missed a putt on No. 1 and got pretty fired up after that,” Fields said. “I knew I could play well, I could take it deep all three days, I just had to hit the ball well.”

Going into second-round play, Fields says he knows he has to play another good round of golf to stay atop of the leaderboard.

“I need to keep playing like I did today,” Fields said. “I want to put a little heat on the rest of the guys.”

Rounding out the Boys Division were Hunter Hamrick of Montgomery, Ala., and David Palm of Jacksonville, Fla., both tied for second with a score of 5-under-par 66. Bruce Woodall of Yanceyville, N.C., and Matthew Stasiak of Clarence, N.Y., are tied for fourth after round-one play with scores of 3-under-par 68.

Defending champion Carr said she did not have many expectations coming into the tournament other than playing a solid round.

“I wanted to play well,” Carr said. “This is my last junior tournament and I wanted to come in with the same attitude as all my other tournaments to have a good round.”

Playing alongside Carr, Harter knew patience was going to be key to a solid round of golf.

“I just wanted to be patient,” Harter said. “You can’t win a tournament the first day, but you can lose it.”

Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division were Hannah Yun of Bradenton, Fla., and Christine Shimel of Kennett Square, Pa., both tied for third with scores of 1-over-par 72.

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.

                Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, 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 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.

                Second round tee times begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, off the No. 1 tee at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. For more information on the Golf Pride Junior Classic please contact tournament headquarters at (910) 692-7111.

 

 

 
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
T
1
Will Chandler
66
T
1
Scott Stevens
66
T
3
Alex Green
67
T
3
William Gordon
67
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
71
T
2
Harmanprit Kaur
72
T
2
Payton Schanen
72
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
Brandon Smith
66
2
Mason Greenberg
68
3
Hunter Hammett
70
Girls
Total
1
Maddie McCrary
71
T
2
Courtney Bryant
72
T
2
Julia Johnson
72
T
2
Kathleen Gallagher
72
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
66
2
Winston Margaritis
67
3
Kyle Covington
68
Girls
Total
T
1
Zijun Yin
70
T
1
Youngin Chun
70
T
3
Sun young Jung
72
T
3
Sara Riascos
72
T
3
Ashley Childers
72
T
3
Athena Yang
72
T
3
Taylor Black
72
T
3
Aubree Jones
72
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
T
1
Glenn Piot
140
T
1
Donnie Trosper
140
T
3
Cameron Michalak
144
T
3
Avery Schneider
144
T
3
Elliott Grayson
144
Girls
Total
T
1
Lexie Toth
147
T
1
Lois Kaye Go
147
3
Sybil Robinson
148
Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
Boys
Total
1
Andrew Spiegler
67
2
Wells Hooper
68
3
Zach Norris
69
Girls
Total
1
Julia Calbi
70
T
2
Bing Singhsumalee
72
T
2
Jiayu Kong
72
BBCN Bank Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Issei Tanabe
68
T
1
Dan Erickson
68
T
3
Davis Holman
69
T
3
Ari Gulugian
69
Girls
Total
1
Haley Moore
67
2
Morgan Goldstein
70
T
3
Kornkamol Sukaree
71
T
3
RuQing Guan
71
T
3
Sarah Cho
71
T
3
Kelly Lee
71
T
3
Grace Ferrell
71
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.