GENESIS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Sycuan Resort - Willow Glen Course
El Cajon, Calif. •
August 22 - 25
EL CAJON, Calif. --
results from the Genesis Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sycuan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6657. Rating: 72.4. Slope: 130 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6058. Rating: 75.4. Slope: 134
Dou, Moorhead start off strong at the Genesis Junior Championship Kaui sets course record, takes first-round lead at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course
EL CAJON, Calif. — Zecheng Dou of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Michael Moorhead of Newport Beach, Calif., tied for the first-round lead at 5-under-par 67, Tuesday at the Genesis Junior Championship. In the Girls Division, Alexandra Kaui of Las Vegas, fired a 5-under-par 67, setting the competitive course record and taking the lead at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course.
The Genesis Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course in El Cajon, Calif. The tournament field features 96 boys and 36 girls from nine states and seven countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,657 and the Girls Division is playing at 6,058 yards.
Dou fired seven birdies on the day, including four consecutive on the front nine. As a first year AJGA player, Dou has secured two third-place finishes at the AJGA Junior Challenge and the Emerson Junior Golf Classic.
Recording five birdies and an eagle, Moorhead got his round off to a strong start, making birdie on Nos. 1 and 2.
“I kept the same strategy throughout the round and will bring it tomorrow,” Moorhead said. “Be less aggressive and more conservative.”
Walker Huddy of Studio City, Calif., Drew Miller of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Robert Palacios of Chino Hills, Calif., are tied for third at 4-under-par 68.
Kaui carded four birdies and an eagle on the day to take the first-round lead. Kaui said her eagle on No. 17 kept her confident as she finished her round. Taking a two-stroke lead into the second round, Kaui said she's going to keep the same mindset.
“I'm going to take it easy on myself tomorrow,” Kaui said. “Not try too hard but let it come naturally.”
In second place for the girls is Jenny Hahn of Henderson, Nev., at 3-under-par 69. Marissa Hinchman of Lodi, Calif., recorded 1-under-par 71 for third place.
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Second-round tee times for the Genesis Junior Championship will run from 7:15 — 9:05 a.m. and noon — 1:40 p.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees, Wednesday at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course. For more information about the Genesis Junior Championship, contact Tournament Director Casey Ceman at (678) 327-6982 or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.
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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.