RANDALL PARKER SHOOTOUT AT FIELDSTONE QUALIFIER
Wilmington Country Club â€“ North Course
June 28-July 1, 2004
GRANADA TAKES QUALIFIER FIELD BY STORM
Sherry posts top score in Boys Division
WILMINGTON, Del. â€“ In attempts to qualify for this weekâ€™s Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone, 61 boys and 8 girls took the course Monday at the Wilmington Country Club â€“ North Course. Patrick Sherry of Brookeville, Md., and Julieta Granada of Asuncion, Paraguay captured medalist honors in their divisions.
Sherry, who had not competed in an AJGA competition since a qualifier over two years ago, led the field with 1-under-par 70.
â€śI really played well today,â€ť Sherry said. â€śI only missed three greens, but I had a bunch of lipouts. They were some of the truest greens I have played.â€ť
Seventeen-year-old Sherry parred 13 holes and had three birdies on the day.
â€śI really just tried to take advantage of easy pars,â€ť stated Sherry about his game plan.
The upcoming high school senior chose to use his win to enhance his AJGA Performance Based Entry Status and will not be competing in this weekâ€™s tournament.
Those who did earn spots in this weekâ€™s tournament were Max Buckley of Rye, N.Y., Jason Cohan of Wayne, Pa., Brent Davis of Silver Spring, Md., Mike Meisenzahl of Medford, N.J., Andrew Osofsky of Huntington, N.Y., Federico Lopez-Douzoglou of Potomac, Md., Maxwell Wyndorf of Chadds Ford, Pa., Kyle Hall of Hockessin, Del., Mike McGann of Davie, Fla., Kellen Seligman of Hagarstown, Md., Patrick Fisher of Bethesda, Md. and Andrew Roach of Vienna, Va.
Ryan Shallcross of Westfield, N.J., Bennett Boyer of Millersburg, Pa., Chris Allan of West Chester, Pa. and Jordan Gibbs of Princeton, N.J. also chose to opt out of this weekâ€™s tournament after earning their way in.
Granada earned the top slot on the leaderboard in the Girls Division with consistent nines of 35-33â€”68.
â€śI had a pretty solid round today,â€ť the 17-year-old said. â€śThe front nine was pretty boring, but I really picked it up on the back with four birdies.â€ť
Granada, who recently won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship by nine strokes, defines boring as carding seven pars and a birdie in the first nine holes.
â€śI am just focusing on playing shot-by-shot and concentrating on my own game,â€ť Granada said.
Also qualifying for this weekâ€™s tournament are Brittany Benvenuto of Langhorne, Pa., Jessica Unger of Bethesda, Md., and Seung-Hyun Lee of Kennett Square Pa.
Titleist, the AJGAâ€™s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Associationâ€™s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
The first round of the Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone will be held Tuesday with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Fieldstone Golf Club.
For more information on the Randall Parker Shootout at Fieldstone, contact AJGA tournament headquarters at (302) 658-2600 ext. 14.