ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC
Hidden Creek Golf Course
Fort Worth, Texas • June 23 - 26
 

LEDET LEADS AFTER OPENING ROUND OF ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC
Yang has two-stroke advantage in Girls Division at Southern Oaks Golf Club

FORT WORTH, Texas — Tyler Ledet of Woodworth, La., carded a 4-under-par 68 to seize the lead after the opening round of the Elbit Systems of America Junior Golf Classic. Julie Yang of Phoenix, Ariz., posted a 3-under-par 69 to top the first-round leaderboard in the Girls Division Tuesday.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Elbit Systems of America Junior Golf Classic is a 54-hole stroke play event held at the Southern Oaks Golf Club. The 120-player field consists of 90 boys and 30 girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course 7,145 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 6,115 yards.

Ledet recorded five birdies and only one bogey on the day. While he made seven one-putts on the back nine, Ledet credits today's low round to the success of his driver.

“I was kind of scared because my driver was going everywhere,” Ledet said. “I was having trouble with it but I worked on it yesterday then came out and birdied Nos. 1, 5 and 8 on the front nine.”

Austin Beck of Coppell, Texas, trails Ledet sitting in second place at 3-under-par 69. Andrew Presley of Fort Worth, Texas, resides in third place at 2-under-par 70, followed by Chris Han of Carrollton, Texas, in fourth at 1-under-par 71. Johnathan Schnitzer of Houston, Ryan Dagerman of Dallas, Vincent Anagnos of Round Rock, Texas, Brandon Cauldwell of Ozark, Mo., and Alec Bruney of Nederland, Texas, are tied for fifth at even-par 72.

In the Girls Division, Yang got off to a slow start carding a bogey on her first hole. She made sure it was her only one of the day and quickly recovered to complete the front nine at 2-under-par.

“After my birdie on No. 5, I was back to even,” Yang said. “It was like a new start and then I birdied No. 9. My mood completely changed after No. 5.”

Melanie White of Colleyville, Texas, follows two strokes behind in second place at 1-under-par 71. Victoria Vela, of Mansfield, Texas and Kaira Martin of Paradise Valley, Ariz., sit tied for third place at even-par 72.

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The second round of the Elbit Systems of America Junior Golf Classic will be Wednesday, June 25 with tee times running off the No. 1 tee from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information about the Elbit Systems of America Junior Golf Classic, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (770) 617-3050.

 
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Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
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