STANFORD FINANCIAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTED BY DAVID GOSSETT
Memphis, Tenn. •
July 28 - 31
COOK AND LYONS TIED FOR LEAD AT 3-UNDER-PAR 68 AT TPC SOUTHWIND Defending champion
Martindale leads Girls Division at 1-under-par 70
MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Dean Hester of Dublin, Ga., Austin Cook of Jonesboro, Ark., and Landon Lyons of Baton Rouge, La., are tied for the lead at 3-under-par 68
after the first round of the Stanford Financial Junior Championship hosted by
David Gossett.Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City, Tenn., started strong in her title defense,
leading the Girls Division after a round of 1-under-par 70 on Tuesday.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Stanford
Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett is a 54-hole stroke play
event being held at TPC Southwind. The tournament field consists of 60 boys and
21 girls, ages 12-18, from 20 states and Canada. The Boys Division is playing the par-71
course at 6,944yards, while the Girls Division is being played at 5,990
Hester’s round included five birdies and two bogeys.He said solid play from the tee was the
difference in his round.
“I hit a lot of fairways and that was the key,” Hester said.“The greens here are so fast it’s tough to
scramble around here.”
Lyons’ round featured four birdies and one
eagle.The eagle, which Lyons described as “lucky”, came on No. 5, a
“I had about a 40-footer for eagle and when I hit I thought it was
going to be really short,” Lyons said. “It must have been more downhill
than I thought because it just kept rolling and went in.”
Cook’s day started ominously as he double bogeyed his first hole
of the day. The medalist from Sunday’s Qualifier was able to turn his day
around by recording four birdies and an eagle on his remaining holes.
“I just didn’t let my head and temper get in the way,” Cook said.
“I really grinded it out.”
Zachary Butler of Lexington, Ky., sits alone in fourth place after a
1-under-par 70.Tied for fifth place at
even-par 71 are Jacob Everts of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Myles Lewis of Metairie, La.
Martindale made four birdies against two bogeys in the opening
round.She said that almost every facet
of her game was working well.
“I played really well except for the last few holes,” Martindale
said. “Other than that it was perfect.”
Amelia Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla., is in second place after a round of
1-over-72.In third place at 5-over-par
76 is Heather Lott of Baton Rouge, La.
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.