TRAVIS EARNS MEDALIST HONORS AT SRIXON QUALIFIER
Kummerfeld holds off field to earn medalist honors
DIABLO GRANDE, Calif. — Taylor Travis of Freemont, Calif., and Grace Kummerfeld of Riverside, Calif., collected medalist honors at the Srixon Qualifier for the CORE Realty Holdings Junior Classic. Travis was able to lead the field by one stroke with a 3-under-par 69 performance, while Kummerfeld held onto a two-stroke advantage.
The Srixon Qualifier for the CORE Realty Holdings Junior Classic, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, was an 18-hole stroke play event held at Diablo Grande Golf Resort's Ranch Course. The course played at par 72 for the Boys Division and par 71 for the Girls Division. The field included 85 players from eight states, with 74 from the host state of California.
Travis got off to a quick start, carding birdies on three of his first five holes. From there his confidence continued to build as he coasted his way home at even-par. Travis was able to meet his goals of avoiding big numbers and earning a spot in the CORE Realty Holdings Junior Classic to begin Tuesday.
“It means a lot to qualify for this field,” Travis said. “It will be nice to see where I compare with the rest of the field, but I'm confident about my chances.”
Other qualifiers in the Boys Division were Andrew Perez of Oxnard, Calif., with a 2-under-par 70. Ji Park of Fullerton, Calif., fired a 1-over-par 73. With 2-over-par 74s were Alexander Choi of Beverly Hills, Calif., Glen Scher of Agoura Hills, Calif., and Daniel Lee of Valencia, Calif. John Huh of Montrose, Calif. qualified with a 3-over-par 75 while Chris Crownover of Pleasanton, Calif., Allen Kelley of Veneta, Ore., Jay Lim of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Rak Cho of Torrance, Calif., Thomas Moore of Huntington Beach, Calif., and David Lee of Bradenton, Fla., all fired 4-over-par 76s.
Kummerfeld, who got off to a rocky start was able to recover and put together a stretch of quality golf, helping her earn medalist honors. She finished the day with an 11-over-par 82.
“This course is one of the toughest I've played,” Kummerfeld said. “I was able to keep the damage to a minimum. If I can tighten up my game, I believe I have a good shot this week as well.”
Other qualifiers in the Girls Division were Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash., Alice Kim of Diamond Dar, Calif., Janelle Song of Oxnard, Calif., Katia Joo of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Michele Chun of Ontario, Calif.
SRIXON Sports USA, Inc., based in Norcross, Ga., has been distributing premium golf balls and equipment in the U.S. since 1997 and is a subsidiary of SRI Sports. SRI Sports is one of the world's leading patent holders in golf ball technology and manufactures several golf balls played in the United States. SRI Sports-made balls have won 73 PGA TOUR events since 1989, including seven majors. For more information about SRIXON, please visit www.srixon.com
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, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.
First-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Diablo Grande Golf Resort. For more information on the CORE Realty Holdings Junior Classic, please call tournament headquarters at (209) 892-3885 ext. 206.