NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK - BLUMBERG GROUP JUNIOR CLASSIC
Richter Park Golf Course
Danbury, Conn. • August 5 - 8
 

MILLER LEADS AFTER FIRST ROUND OF NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK - BLUMBERG GROUP JUNIOR CLASSIC
Lee tops Girls Division leaderboard at Richter Park Golf Course

DANBURY, Conn. â€” Michael Miller, 16, of Brewster, N.Y., shot a 2-under-par 70 to lead the Boys Division by one stroke after Wednesday's opening round of play at the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network â€” Blumberg Group Junior Classic. In the Girls Division, Harin Lee, 15, of Bayside, N.Y., shot a 1-over-par 73 to lead the pack.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network â€” Blumberg Group Junior Classic features 144 players from 20 states, two foreign countries and the District of Columbia. The field consists of 108 boys and 36 girls, ages 12-18. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 Richter Park Golf Course at 6,699 yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 6,021 yards.

Miller, who is playing in his second AJGA event, hit fairways and greens, carded five birdies and made critical putts when he needed to. He noted the par-3 third hole as the one that changed the course during his round.

“I made a pretty good curler to save par,” Miller said. “From there I was able to rattle off a few more birdies.”

Mark Mumford of Rye, N.Y., James Pleat of Nashua, N.H., and Jim Liu of Smithtown, N.Y., are tied for second after posting 1-under-par 71s. David Zhang of South Glastonbury, Conn., Jeffrey Hsiao of San Diego, Matthew Ceravolo and Alec Ceravolo of Palm Beach Gardens and Michael McCarthy of Tolland, Conn., are tied for fifth after carding rounds of even-par 72.

In the Girls Division, Lee struggled at times with her tee shots, but found a way to scramble to save par. Lee earned a spot in the field after placing second in Monday's qualifier.

“My approach shots were really key today,” Lee said. “I wasn't driving the ball very well, but I was hitting those shots to like seven feet which saved me.”

Jessica Chung of Fayetteville, N.C., sits one stroke back in second place after shooting a 2-over-par 74. Brittany Altomare of Shrewsbury, Mass., Marisa Kamelgarn, Mahopac, N.Y., and Elizabeth Brightwell of Nellysford, Va., are tied for third after carding 3-over-par 75s.

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The second round of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network â€” Blumberg Group Junior Classic is Thursday, August 7 with tee times running off Nos. 1 and 10 tee from 7 â€” 8:39 a.m. and Noon â€” 1:39 p.m. at Richter Park Golf Course. For more information about the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network â€” Blumberg Group Junior Classic, please contact Tournament Director Lauren Shelly at (770) 298-4411.

 
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204
2
Joshua Martin
205
3
Kyle Sterbinsky
206
Girls
Total
1
Kelly Whaley
211
2
Emilia Migliaccio
216
3
Latanna Stone
217
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Boys
Total
1
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210
2
Brandon Smith
210
3
Triston Fisher
211
Girls
Total
1
Katharine Patrick
214
T
2
Julia Johnson
219
T
2
Hanna Alberto
219
T
2
Courtney Bryant
219
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Boys
Total
1
Winston Margaritis
207
T
2
Pierce Aichinger
212
T
2
Walker Kesterson
212
Girls
Total
1
Madeline Chou
216
T
2
Youngin Chun
218
T
2
Athena Yang
218
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
209
2
Glenn Piot
212
T
3
Cameron Michalak
217
T
3
Elliott Grayson
217
T
3
Jeg Coughlin III
217
Girls
Total
1
Lexie Toth
219
2
Sybil Robinson
223
T
3
Lois Kaye Go
224
T
3
Molly Skapik
224
Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
Boys
Total
1
Andrew Spiegler
207
2
Hoke Carlton
209
3
Zach Norris
215
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Graebe
214
2
Julia Calbi
217
3
Jiayu Kong
225
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Boys
Total
1
Issei Tanabe
206
T
2
Davis Holman
209
T
2
Justin Kim
209
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1
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209
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Haley Moore
213
T
3
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216
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3
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