GREATER HARTFORD JAYCEES JUNIOR PRESENTED BY ST. PAUL TRAVELERS QUALIFIER

Pistol Creek Golf Club

Berlin, Connecticut

July 31, 2004

 

LO CLAIMS BOYS MEDALIST HONORS AT WINDY HARTFORD QUALIFIER

Kim wins Girls Division as only player to break 80

  

BERLIN, Conn. – With little time to spare and no warm-up, Eric Lo of Yi-Lam, Taiwan, managed to battle the high winds at Pistol Creek Golf Club and take home the Boys Division medal by two strokes with a 2-over-par 74.

               

 Lois Kim of Bayside, N.Y., was the Girls Division medalist after shooting a 7-over-par 79 to successfully qualify for an AJGA tournament for the first time.

               

The Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers Qualifier was an 18-hole shotgun-start event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Pistol Creek Golf Club in Berlin, Conn. The event featured 95 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-18, from 14 states and three countries.  Twelve boys and four girls qualified for next week’s Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers.

               

 Arriving just minutes before his tee-time because of a delayed flight, Lo bogeyed his second hole of the day before bouncing right back to birdie the par-5 sixth hole. He then carded 12 straight pars en route to his second successful AJGA qualifying attempt in as many tries.

               

“It was a very difficult day,” Lo said. “We got in late and I had no shoes or clubs. 

               

“I didn’t know the course at all, so I relied on my skills and stayed calm.  Weather in Taiwan is very similar to this, so I knew how to adapt to it.”

               

Eugene Donnelly of Brewster, N.Y., Nick DeMatteo of Rome, N.Y., and Greg Feldmann of Wellesley, Mass., tied for second place at 4-over-par 76. 

               

The remaining qualifiers consisted of: Dave Christie of New Canaan, Conn.; Tommy McDonagh of Wilton, Conn.; J.F. Sorbella of Port Chester, N.Y.; Tyler Zara of New Canaan, Conn.; Eric Schultz of Raleigh, N.C.; Daniel Bruce of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Stephen Dressel of Malvern, Pa.; Davis Brown of Stamford, Conn.; Burt Bonk of Kamuela, Hawaii; Ben Stock of Wilton, Conn.; and Daniel Gordon of Woodbury, N.Y.

               

Kim started off slowly with a triple-bogey on her first hole, No 15.  Immediately finding her stroke, Kim played her next nine holes at even par, including a birdie on No. 17.

               

“The wind was crazy,” Kim said, “but it feels pretty good to qualify.”

               

Tying for second, Claire Sheldon of Milton, Mass., and Jaclyn Sweeney of Andover, Mass., shot rounds of 10-over-par and finished three strokes off the lead.  Isabelle Lendl of Goshen, Conn., and Julie Kim of Bayside, N.Y., also qualified.

               

Sorbella, Schultz and Dressel decided to opt out and add their tournament exemption to their player status, as did Sweeney in the Girls Division.         

 

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, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Grace Park, Christie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

               

The Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers will start at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee on Tuesday, August 3, at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, Conn. For more information about the Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers, please contact tournament headquarters at (860) 229-6100.

 

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216
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