PING JUNIOR AT THE WOODLANDS
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center - Panther Trail Course
The Woodlands, Texas • April 13 - 16
 

BURLISON TAKES COMMANDING EIGHT-STROKE LEAD IN THE GIRLS DIVISION
Vongvanij holds steady in first position for the Boys Division

THE WOODLANDS, Texas â€” Despite increasing winds throughout the morning, Sydney Burlison of Salinas, Calif., shot 6-under-par in the second round to take the Girls Division lead of the American Junior Golf Association's PING Junior at The Woodlands. In the Boys Division, Arnond Vongvanij of Bradenton, Fla., shot a 4-under-par 68 to remain in first place with a two-day total of 135.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the PING Junior at The Woodlands is being held at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center on the Panther Trail Course. The par-72 course is set up at 6,837 yards for the Boys Division and 6,001 for the Girls. The tournament field consists of 90 boys and 45 girls from 19 states and Canada, including 21 residents from the state of Texas.

Burlison's front nine included three consecutive birdies on Nos. 4-6. She completed the front side at 3-under-par 33. At that point, she had yet to score worse than par in 27 holes.

“My first bogey of the tournament was on No. 10,” Burlison said. “I thought it was going to go downhill from there, but I was able to keep hitting the ball close.”

Burlison rebounded from her bogey with a birdie on No. 14 and three more consecutive birdies on the back nine (Nos. 16-18), helping her to card a 66 for the round, bringing her two-day tournament total to 135.

“I was hitting more club today overall,” said Burlison of the windy conditions. “My setup was better into the greens, which made the course play a lot easier for me.”

With a second round tournament total of 143, Lalita Patipaksiri of Cypress, Calif., holds the number two spot. Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division is defending champion Sarah Zwartynski of Allen, Texas, who carded a 144 two-day total.

In the Boys Division, Vongvanij shot a 1-under-par 35 on the back-nine, followed by a front-side 3-under-par 33, including an eagle on No. 9.

“I tried to give myself a chance for birdie on every hole,” said Vongvanij, “but I just couldn't get it going today.”

Starting on No. 10 Saturday, Vongvanij made par on eight of his first nine holes, the exception being a birdie on No. 14. He finished his 18 holes with just one bogey, which was on No. 7.

Paul Haley of Dallas and Patrick Reed of Baton Rouge, La., are tied for second, each posting a tournament total of 138. In fourth is Josh Jones of The Colony, Texas, at 139 for the tournament, and tied for fifth are Kevin Tway of Edmond, Okla., and Cody Gribble of Dallas with a tournament total of 140.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501c(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 a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 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 enters its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 280 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

Final-round tee times will be Sunday from 7:30 â€” 9:00 a.m. and 12 â€” 1:39 p.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Panther Trail Course.

For more information, please call tournament headquarters at (678) 571-7994, or visit the AJGA Web site at ajga.org.

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