WOODWARD VIDEO JUNIOR AT THE GREENBRIER
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. •
September 3 - 6
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. --
results from the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Greenbrier.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6732. Rating: 72.6. Slope: 129 Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 5938. Rating: 74.7. Slope: 130
Johnson, Jr. Clenches Solo Lead Following Second Round at the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier
Mai and Martindale co-lead the Girls Division at The Greenbrier Resort - The Meadows Course
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. Stanhope Johnson, Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., fired a second-consecutive sub-par round for a 3-under-par 139 and the solo lead in the Boys Division at the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier. In the Girls Division, Brittany Mai of Poway, Calif., and Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City, Tenn., share the lead at 6-over-par 148 at The Greenbrier Resort The Meadows Course.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier is a 54-hole stroke play event with a 36-hole cut held at The Greenbrier Resort The Meadows Course. The 131-player field features 99 boys and 32 girls, ages 12-18, from 24 states, South Africa and Italy. The par-71 course is playing at 6,732 yards in the Boys Division and 5,938 yards in the Girls Division.
Admitting that the conditions were tougher during the first round, Johnson, Jr. utilized accurate and smart tee shots and a precision iron game to post a second sub-par round at 1-under-par 70. He carded five birdies on the day to post a two-day total 3-under-par 139.
I hit a lot of fairways and I also left myself with good three-quarter wedges, Johnson, Jr. said.
Playing in significantly less wind than the first round, Johnson, Jr. said he still played with a similar strategy today.
I still kept the same mindset as yesterday, Johnson, Jr. said. I tried to keep the ball low and out of the wind.
Behind Johnson, Jr. in second place is Brendan Connolly of Castle Rock, Colo., who fired a second round 6-under-par 65, just one stroke off the course record, for a 1-under-par 141. In third is Chris O'Neill of Glen Allen, Va., with an even-par 142. In a tie for fourth place are Cory Sciupider of Etowah, N.C., and Grant Daugherty of Alcoa, Tenn., with a 1-over-par 143.
In the Girls Division, Mai is now joined by Martindale for the co-lead after Mai carded a 4-over-par 75 and Martindale fired a 1-over-par 72 in the second round. Martindale, who improved her first-round score by four strokes, said she hit greens and gave herself good chances which helped her shoot low.
I played better today than yesterday, Martindale said. I hit more greens and I gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities. It was just an all-around simple day.
Mai also said she played a good round of golf in the second round. Keeping herself out of trouble and not making any big mistakes helped her stay on top of the leader board.
I didn't make any dramatic mistakes today, Mai said. Overall I thought I was swinging really well.
In third place is Clare Connolly of Chevy Chase, Md., with a 7-over-par 149, one shot behind Mai and Martindale. 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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.