AJGA WINDY CITY JUNIOR

Winnetka Golf Club

Winnetka, Illinois

June 15-17, 2004

 

KAISER AND ROSIER TIED FOR LEAD ENTERING FINAL ROUND IN WINDY CITY

Bergeon’s lead swells to three after 1-under-par second round

  

WINNETKA, Ill.One is a 245-pound power lifter, the other a rising senior who admits he is a short-ball hitter. Neither player has won an American Junior Golf Association tournament. Yet Jeff Kaiser of Onalaska, Wis., and Cashel Rosier of Grand Ledge, Mich., are tied for the lead in the Boys Division entering the final round of the AJGA Windy City Junior.

               

Kaiser, who spends winters weightlifting, fired a second-round 71 to assure his place in Thursday’s final pairing. Rosier recorded his second sub-par round with a 1-under-par 70 just hours later.

               

Lindsey Bergeon of Sarasota, Fla., took command in the Girls Division after firing a 1-under-par 70. Bergeon, who will play college golf for Florida Southern this fall, leads Jennifer Hong of Windermere, Fla., by three strokes. Jennifer Cassidy is in third at 148.

 

The AJGA Windy City Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Winnetka Golf Club. The tournament features 100 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-18, from 26 states and Canada.

               

“My round was actually pretty boring,” Kaiser said. “It got a little exciting on the back when I missed a few greens, but I was able to keep out of trouble.

               

“I started putting pretty well for someone who usually doesn’t.”

               

 Rosier, who has never been in the final group in an AJGA event, had the opposite problem. He battled his putter most of the day, but was still able to post one of the day’s lowest rounds.

               

“I’m a short hitter, but this is a short hitter’s course,” said Rosier. “I missed just about every putt, but it’s good that I’m in there in contention.”

               

Twenty-four players are within five shots of the lead in the Boys Division. Michael Slovitt of Winnetka, Ill., who fired the day’s low-round of 67, is tied for third at 141 with Sungwon Jeon of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Peter Gobis of Racine Wis., Ryan Linton of Lake Forest, Ill., and Daniel Woltman of Beaver Dam, Wis.

               

Bergeon, who shot an opening-round 73, birdied two of her first three holes and made the turn at 3-under-par 33. Despite an up-and-down back nine, she remained the only player in the Girls Division to break par.

               

“I’m excited, nervous, all of it,” Bergeon said. “This is only my second AJGA event and I played awful at Mirasol.

               

“It’s going to be tough. There are a lot of great players, but I’m more looking forward to it than being nervous about it.”

               

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.

               

Final-round tee times begin at 7 a.m. Thursday off the No. 1 tee at Winnetka Golf Club. For more information about the AJGA Windy City Junior, please contact the tournament headquarters at (847) 501-2050.

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1
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T
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1
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208
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3
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210
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217
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220
T
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222
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