THE CLUB CAR JUNIOR HOSTED BY CHARLES HOWELL III
Srixon Qualifier Series - Island and Creek Courses
Evans, Ga. •
July 6, 2008
TAKES TOP MEDAL AT 2-UNDER-PAR 70 AT FOREST HILLS GOLF CLUB Ramsey, Winnett tie
for medalist in Girls Division in AJGA Qualifier for The Club Car Junior Hosted
by Charles Howell III
Ben Fogler of Elgin,
S.C. claimed medalist in the Boys Division of
the AJGA Qualifier for The Club Car Junior hosted by Charles Howell III with a
2-under-par 70. Molly Winnett of Gardendale, Ala., and Ashlan Ramsey of Augusta, Ga., were co-medalists in the Girls Division
at 4-over-par 76.
Conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, the AJGA Qualifer Series for The Club Car Junior hosted by
Charles Howell III was an 18-hole stroke play event being held at Forest Hills
Golf Club. The tournament field consisted of 82 boys and 7 girls, ages 12-18,
from 12 states and New Zealand. The Boys Division was playing the par-72
course at 6,846yards, while the
Girls Division played at 5,991 yards.
Fogler, who opted to take a
tournament exemption, made three birdies and an eagle, which came on the par-5
“I just hit fairways and greens
and didn’t get myself in much trouble,” Fogler said. “That’s always my game
plan in a qualifier.”
Qualifying for the tournament
were Aaron Jeong of Alpharetta, Ga., Greg Carrier of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.,
Will Evans of McDonough, Ga., Zi Ting Wang of Kissimmee, Fla., Hamilton Harbin
of Augusta, Ga., William Gibbs of Evans, Ga., Komsith Huachai of Windermere,
Fla., Brandon Squier of Advance, N.C., Austin Griswell of Charlotte, N.C.,
Jonathon Lilly of Evans, Ga., Brandon Jobe of Fayetteville, N.C. and Brant
Patton of Evans, Ga.
Also qualifying but opting to take a tournament exemption were Ralfe
Hickman of Washington, D.C., Chul-Min Park of Auckland, New Zealand, Hunter
Keener of Dalton, Ga., Richard Hubbard of Mt Pleasant, S.C., Daniel Kim of
Kennesaw, Ga., Max Van Dresser of Alpharetta, Ga., and David Gosselin of
Ramsey, a local player, had one birdie on the day,
which came on the par-4 No. 2. “I hit a 6-iron on No. 2 to about five
feet to help make birdie,” Ramsey said. “It’s cool [to qualify] because I have
played the tournament course and it’s a lot of fun.”
Winnett, who elected to take the tournament
exemption, had two birdies during the qualifier. She said a strong short game
today helped to keep round low.
“I had a lot of missed greens and I wasn’t driving
well either,” Winnett said. “But when I missed the green I was able to get it
up and down.”
Qualifying for the tournament are Ashlan Ramsey of Augusta, Ga., and Kate Cho of Duluth,
qualifying but opting to take a tournament exemption was Taylor Ramsey of Augusta, Ga.
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Howell III will start at Tuesday off No.1 tee at Champions Retreat
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III, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (706) 854-6997.
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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.