ASHWORTH JUNIOR AT DIABLO GRANDE

Diablo Grande – Legends West Course

Patterson, California

March 19-21, 2004

 

DOVERSPIKE TAKES FIRST-ROUND LEAD AT DIABLO GRANDE

Jarvey, McCready and Jenson in three way tie for second

 

PATTERSON, Calif. – Grant Doverspike of Bakersfield, Calif. got off to a bit of a slow start, but kicked it into high gear to take the lead during Saturday’s first-round of the Ashworth Junior at Diablo Grande.  The 15-year-old used three birdies in four holes on the back nine to produce a splendid opening-round score of 4-under-par 68. 

The fourth-annual Ashworth Junior at Diablo Grande is a 36-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Diablo Grande’s Legends West Course.  The tournament includes 87 players from 10 states, including 70 from the host state of California. 


The AJGA’s Ashworth Junior Series is designed specifically for first-time AJGA members or those members who have not yet participated in an AJGA Open event, AJGA Invitational or Nike Junior All-Star Series event in the current calendar year and/or the previous calendar year. 


“The rough is really tough here, and I was able to hit my driver straight and keep it in the short grass,” Doverspike said. His strategy proved to be a successful one, as the junior carded six birdies and only two bogeys on the way to his 68. 


Doverspike’s most important stretch of holes was undoubtedly the start of the back nine where he chipped in for birdie on  No. 10, before sinking birdie putts on Nos. 12 and 13. 


“I really stuck some iron shots today,” Doverspike said.

Finishing three shots behind Doverspike, in a three-way tie for second place were Erik Jarvey of Palmdale, Calif., Kenneth McCready of Placerville, Calif., and Dane Jenson of Pleasant Grove, Utah. Jarvey, McCready and Jenson each carded 1-under-par 71’s and will be paired with Doverspike in tomorrow’s final-round.

The final-round of the Ashworth Junior at Diablo Grande will begin with a 9:30 a.m. start Sunday morning.

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 has a membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 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, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.


For more information about the Ashworth Junior at Diablo Grande, please contact tournament headquarters at (209) 892-4653.

 
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Boys
1. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
2. Norman Xiong
Canyon Lake, Calif.
3. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, La.
4. Andy Zhang
(China) Winter Garden, Fla.
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
Girls
1. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
2. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
3. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
4. Alyaa Abdulghany
Newport Beach, Calif.
5. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
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Weekly Results
Rolex Tournament of Champions
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
134
2
Norman Xiong
139
3
Garrett Barber
140
Girls
Total
1
Yu Sang Hou
141
2
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
142
3
Gina Kim
143
AJGA Junior at Owensboro
Boys
Total
1
*Robin Williams
206
2
Cooper Parks
206
3
Canon Claycomb
210
Girls
Total
1
Kanyanat Saithip
217
2
Kristin Engle
221
3
Yang Liu
225
St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
*Cade Kiser
221
2
Pone Pyae Han
221
3
Kritchayapol Sinchai
222
Girls
Total
1
Hannah Levi
218
2
Beryl Wang
220
T
3
Brooke Tyree
222
T
3
Julia Johnson
222
Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Gavin Noble
206
2
Benjamin James
209
T
3
Jackson Rivera
212
T
3
Nathan Han
212
T
3
Christopher Vandette
212
Girls
Total
1
Phoebe Brinker
225
2
Jin Yu Wu
226
T
3
Emma Zhao
229
T
3
Brianna Park
229
AJGA Junior All-Star at Diablo Grande
Boys
Total
1
Brian Stark
137
T
2
Kristopher Stiles
143
T
2
Aditya Kumar
143
Girls
Total
1
Natasha Andrea Oon
136
2
Yu Wen Lu
138
T
3
Alexa Melton
141
T
3
Therese Warner
141
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.