KREPS FIRES 1-UNDER-PAR TO TAKE MEDALIST HONORS
Ormson wins by five-strokes at Srixon Qualifier
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. â€” Justin Kreps of Pittsburgh,
Pa., fired a 1-under-par 71 to take medalist honors in the Srixon
Qualifier for the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. In
the Girls Division, Anne Ormson of Granger, Ind., carded a 2-over-par
74 to finish five strokes ahead of the field.
The Srixion Qualifier Series for the Coca-Cola Junior Championship
at Boyne Highlands was an 18-hole shotgun qualifier presented by the
American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor
Springs, Mich. The 99-qualifier field boasted 83 boys and 16 girls from
14 states and two countries.
Kreps strung together three consecutive birdies on the back nine en
route to besting the field by two strokes taking medalist honors. The
win was his first in a Srixon Qualifier event. He will turn his
attention to the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands which
he will play in this week.
â€śI felt really good today and things really began to click,â€ť Kreps
said. â€śI had some good up and downs that really helped me out there.â€ť
Also qualifying in the Boys Division were Nicholas Carbary of
Kalamazoo, Mich., Cabe Prieskorn of Texarkana, Texas, Alexander Lyall
of Novi, Mich., Robert Blaker of New Castle, Ontario, Andrew Mackessy
of Dublin, Ohio, Peter Jensen of Okemos, Mich., Benjamin Yacko of
Toledo, Ohio, Nicholas Marshall of Grand Ledge, Mich., and Mark
Reinhold and Rob Stewart both of Cincinnati.
In the Girls Division, Ormson was able to take advantage of good breaks to earn her first
Srixon Qualifier medal. She will now play in the Coca-Cola Junior
Championship at Boyne Highlands, as she is in search of her first AJGA
â€śI putted very well today and got a lot of shots up and down,â€ť
Ormson said. â€śIt really felt like a practice round and hopefully it
will help in the tournament.â€ť
Alex Brown of Potomac, Md., and Colleen
Lienesch of Centerville, Ohio, qualified for the Coca-Cola Junior
Championship at Boyne Highlands.
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 a junior 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.
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 Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir,
Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung
and Paula Creamer.
First round action will begin Tuesday, July 4 with an 8:30 a.m.
start off Nos. 1 and 10 tees. For more information about the Coca-Cola
Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands please call tournament
headquarters at (231) 526-3102.