KENNEDY TAKES EARLY LEAD AT WOODWARD VIDEO JUNIOR AT THE GREENBRIER
Play suspended in the Boys Division
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Thunderstorms in the area forced the American Junior Golf Association Tournament Committee to suspend first-round play in the Boys Division at the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier Saturday. Shawn Yim, 17, of Buford, Ga., shot a 4-under-par 67 to lead the Boys Division at the suspension of play. In the Girls Division, Casey Ann Kennedy, 17, of Venice, Fla., shot a 1-under-par 70 to take the early lead.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier features 99 players from 25 states and Canada. The field consists of 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 Greenbrier — Meadows Course at 6,756 yards, while the Girls Division is playing the course at 6,068 yards.
The remainder of the first round will resume Sunday morning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Second-round starting times will be delayed one hour.
In the Girls Division, Kennedy, who fired the only under-par round of the day, played solid. She carded birdies on Nos. 3 and 13.
“I hit a really good drive [on No. 13] and stuck my approach shot to about 2 feet which set me up for an easy birdie,” Kennedy said. “There are a lot of good players here, so I'm just looking to play my own game.”
Stani Schiavone of Bangor, Pa., is just one stroke back in second place after shooting an even-par 71. Hannah Kim of River Edge, N.J., sits in third after posting a 1-over-par 72.
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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership — boys and girls ages 12-18 — of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 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.
AJGA 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.
The second round of the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier is Sunday, August 31 with tee times running off the first tee from 8:30 a.m. — 1:18 p.m. at The Greenbrier — Meadows Course. For more information about the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier, please contact Tournament Director Adam Johnson at (678) 485-1135.