EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES JUNIOR OPEN
The Country Club of the South
Johns Creek, Ga. • April 15 - 17

Media Score JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- First Round results from the Exide Technologies Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Country Club of the South.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6927. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 141
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6057. Rating: 76.1. Slope: 136

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Joshua Chay
2011
Greer, S.C. 33-37--70
1 Joshua Martin
2015
Pinehurst, N.C. 32-38--70
3 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 34-37--71
T4 Justin Cho
2011
Norcross, Ga. 37-36--73
4 JD Tomlinson
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 36-37--73
6 Tanner Owen
2014
High Point, N.C. 37-37--74
T7 Preston Heyward
2012
Duluth, Ga. 38-37--75
7 Beau Titsworth
2012
Avon Lake, Ohio 39-36--75
7 Hager Collins
2012
Lexington, Ky. 39-36--75
10 Peter Mathison
2014
Jupiter, Fla. 38-38--76
T11 Davis Riley
2015
Hattiesburg, Miss. 36-41--77
11 Matthew Rushton
2013
(South Africa) Bluffton, S.C. 39-38--77
11 Ben Holm
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-39--77
11 Michael Hines
2012
Acworth, Ga. 39-38--77
T15 Matthew Beringer
2014
Macon, Ga. 39-39--78
15 Preston Riner
2012
Johns Creek, Ga. 38-40--78
15 Walker Purvis
2012
Huntsville, Ala. 37-41--78
15 Drew Johnson
2013
Oak Ridge, N.C. 38-40--78
15 Henry Mabbett
2011
Griffin, Ga. 39-39--78
T20 Grant Daugherty
2012
Alcoa, Tenn. 38-41--79
20 Ted Moon
2011
Lilburn, Ga. 40-39--79
20 Leighton Greer
2011
Madison, Miss. 43-36--79
20 John Voetsch
2012
New Vernon, N.J. 41-38--79
20 John Russo
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-41--79
20 David Yowell
2012
Marietta, Ga. 40-39--79
20 Andy Shim
2013
(South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 35-44--79
T27 Ben Dietrich
2013
Bluffton, S.C. 40-40--80
27 Michael Monroe
2012
Franklin, Tenn. 38-42--80
27 Zack Jaworski
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 39-41--80
27 Geoff Vartelas
2012
Cromwell, Conn. 39-41--80
27 Caleb Sturgeon
2011
Laurens, S.C. 37-43--80
27 Fletcher Johnson
2011
Belden, Miss. 39-41--80
27 Daniel Jaramillo
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 43-37--80
T34 Michael Hocker II
2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. 43-38--81
34 Corey Carlson
2015
Green Cove Springs, Fla. 36-45--81
34 Buster Bruton
2013
Dallas, Ga. 38-43--81
34 Marcus Plunkett
2012
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 37-44--81
34 Patrick Grahek
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-41--81
T39 Joshuah Klipstein
2011
Norcross, Ga. 41-41--82
39 Danny Guise
2013
Greenwich, Conn. 40-42--82
41 Zach Botts
2013
Jonesborough, Tenn. 41-42--83
T42 Landon Kowalski
2011
Buffalo Grove, Ill. 42-42--84
42 Trevor Smith
2012
Newnan, Ga. 43-41--84
T44 Elton Chang
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 42-43--85
44 Emerson Newsome
2012
Dacula, Ga. 42-43--85
44 Charles Clifton III
2011
Johns Creek, Ga. 41-44--85
T47 Seth Gandy
2013
Huntersville, N.C. 43-44--87
47 Daniel Pizetoski
2011
Davidson, N.C. 44-43--87
T49 C.J. Wagner
2013
Windermere, Fla. 40-49--89
49 Mark Kim
2012
Rome, Ga. 47-42--89
49 Clancy Waugh
2013
North Palm Beach, Fla. 45-44--89
49 Corbin Sellers
2012
Louisville, Ky. 43-46--89
53 Daniel Kim
2012
Kennesaw, Ga. 44-49--93
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Michael Werenski
2013
South Hadley, Mass.
-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Samantha Wagner
2015
Windermere, Fla. 32-40--72
2 Sophia Schubert
2014
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 38-38--76
T3 Allison Emrey
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 40-37--77
3 Jessica Haigwood
2013
Roswell, Ga. 39-38--77
3 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 39-38--77
T6 McKenzie Talbert
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 39-39--78
6 Jessica Hoang
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 38-40--78
6 Rinko Mitsunaga
2015
Roswell, Ga. 41-37--78
T9 Megan Wilshire
2012
Georgetown, Ky. 40-39--79
9 Mariah Stackhouse
2012
Riverdale, Ga. 39-40--79
T11 Taylor Ramsey
2012
Milledgeville, Ga. 40-41--81
11 Ana Ruiz
2014
(Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico 43-38--81
T13 Sloan Shanahan
2013
Suwanee, Ga. 41-41--82
13 Ri Hyang Park
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 40-42--82
13 Michaela Owen
2015
Suwanee, Ga. 43-39--82
T16 Emily Kurey
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 43-41--84
16 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 44-40--84
16 Lily Bartell
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 47-37--84
19 Minami Levonowich
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 39-46--85
T20 Amira Alexander
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 41-45--86
20 Kayla Jones
2014
Milton, Ga. 46-40--86
T22 Kaitlin Matheson
2012
Easley, S.C. 49-38--87
22 Isabella Skinner
2014
Cumming, Ga. 41-46--87
24 Cammie Gray
2012
Northport, Ala. 46-44--90
 

Martin, Chay tie for the lead after the first round at The Country Club of the South
Wagner holds a four-shot lead in the Girls Division at Exide Technologies Junior Open

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Joshua Martin of Pinehurst, N.C., and Joshua Chay of Greer, S.C., each shot 2-under-par 70 to vie for top honors at the Exide Technologies Junior Open. Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., carded an even-par 72 to pull ahead in the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Exide Technologies Junior Open is a 36-hole stroke play competition played at The Country Club of the South. The par-72 course plays 6,927 yards for the boys and 6,057 yards for the girls. The 78-player field features players from 13 states, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Colombia and Mexico, with 32 participants hailing from Georgia.

Martin surged in the second half of his round by crafting accurate approach shots and making birdies on his last six holes. One of the youngest players in the field, the 14-year-old made it a point to be cool, calm and collected while out on the course.

“This course can be difficult if you get too aggressive,” Martin said. “I just tried to stay patient and let the game come to me.”

Chay, who has signed with Furman University, also kept a level head during the first round. The 17-year-old made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7, and stayed consistent despite some bad breaks.

“I had a couple hiccups, but I played the ball well and hit it well,” Chay said. “I have a lot of confidence in my putter and I plan on playing it easy tomorrow.”

Alpharetta, Ga. native Billy Kennerly shot a 1-under-par 71 to sit in second place one-stroke behind the lead after the first round. Justin Cho of Norcross, Ga., and JD Tomlinson of Gainesville, Fla., round out the top five in the Boys Division with matching 1-over-par 73s.

In the Girls Division, Wagner finished the front nine with three consecutive birdies to solidify her four-shot lead. After a second-place finish last year, the 14-year-old dealt with the windy conditions by staying consistent and focusing on her swing.

“Although I had some trouble with my driver, I felt pretty good about my round,” Wagner said. “I think that if I just keep steady I won't have any challenges tomorrow.”

Sophia Schubert of Oak Ridge, Tenn., sits in second place with a 4-over-par 76, followed by a three-way tie for third at 5-over-par 77 between Allison Emrey of Charlotte, N.C., Rachel Dai of Suwanee, Ga., and Jessica Haigwood of Roswell, Ga.

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Final-round tee times will run from 8-10 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at The Country Club of the South. For more information about the Exide Technologies Junior Open, contact tournament headquarters at (770) 601-5196.

 
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