NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT QUAD CITIES
Glynns Creek Golf Course
HOFFMAN CLAIMS TOP SPOT AFTER SECOND ROUND 70 AT QUAD CITIES
Do scorches course and leads field by 8 strokes
Brianna Do of
The Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Glynns Creek Golf Course. The tournament features 84 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-15, from 24 states and
Hoffman entered the second round in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard, but fired a 2-under-par 70 to put him ahead of Jace Long of
“I felt like today was a moving day,” Hoffman said. “I knew if I did well today, I would put myself in a real good position for tomorrow.”
Hoffman opened the round with a bogey on hole No. 2 and a double bogey on No. 6, but bounced back to birdie five of his next seven holes.
“I felt like I had salt in my veins. I was extremely upset,” Hoffman said. “I told myself if I wanted to win I had to make some birdies.”
Josh Jones of The Colony,
After opening the tournament with an even par 72, Do caught fire at Glynns Creek Golf Course and played bogey-free golf.
“I putted really good today,” Do said. “Playing with good competition makes me play better.”
Do had wanted to skip the tournament to attend her eighth grade graduation, but now has had a change of heart.
“I’m happy to be here now,” said Do. “I just kind of forgot about what was going on.”
Woods and Tia Gannon of
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 AJGA has a 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
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, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
Final round tee times will begin at Thursday off of Nos. 1 and 10 tees. For more information on the Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities, contact the AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (563) 328-3284.