GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Southern Pines, N.C. •
August 11 - 14
BECK LEADS GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC AT 4-UNDER-PAR 138 Kiser leads Girls Division at 4-over-par 146 at Pine
Needles Lodge & Golf Club
PINES, N.C. — Evan Beck
Beach, Va., leads the Boys Division at 4-under-par
138 at the Golf Pride Junior Classic. Victoria Kiser of Orlando, Fla., grabbed the lead at 4-over-par 146 in
the Girls Division at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Golf Pride
Junior Classic is a 54-hole stroke-play event being held at Pine Needles Lodge
& Golf Club, the host to three U.S. Women’s Opens in the past 12 years. The
tournament field consists of 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 15 states.
The Boys Division is playing the par-71 course at 6,902yards, while the
Girls Division is being played at 6,002 yards.
Beck’s second round of 2-under-par 69 in continuous rain featured three
birdies and only one bogey that included a tight approach on the par-3 No. 13
to eight feet for birdie.
“The course conditions were not the best today,” Beck said. “But I
really could not have played any better. I want to win and am just going to
keep playing as I have been tomorrow.”
Zachary Blair of Ogden, Utah, and Chase Parker of Augusta, Ga., sits in second at 3-under-par 139. In a
tie for fourth at 2-under-par 140 are Will Jones of Rome, Ga., and Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C.
Kiser leads the Girls Division after a 2-over-par 73 second round
that included two birdies, one on the tight par-5 15th.
“On No. 15 I hit in from about 60 yards to five feet for birdie,”
Kiser said. “I hope the conditions will be better tomorrow so I can shoot even
In a three-way tie for second at 7-over-par 149 are Sarah Bae of
Raleigh, N.C., Katie Kirk of Davidson, N.C., and Courtney Gunter of Matthews,
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 AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior
membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers
from 49 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, which is in its third decade of AJGA
support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12
years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson,
Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula
Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.
Final-round tee times for the Golf Pride Junior
Classic will run from Thursday off the No. 1 tee at Pine Needles
Lodge & Golf Club. For more information, please call AJGA Tournament
Headquarters at (910) 692-7111, ext. 2222, or visit the AJGA Web site.
The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
What is Leadership Links?
Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.
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.