TRUE TEMPER JUNIOR OPEN
Diablo Grande – The Ranch Course
SUPER 70S ENOUGH TO TAKE LEAD IN BOYS AND GIRLS DIVISIONS
Mindirgasov and Woo prepare for second round at the True Temper Junior Open
The True Temper Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Ranch Course at Diablo Grande. The tournament features 144 players, ages 12-18, from eight states and three foreign countries. One-hundred and twenty-two
Mindirgasov, 16, originally from
As a result of his attitude and focus, he made birdie on Nos. 5, 9, 11 and 16.
“My putting at the end was really good,” Mindirgasov said. “I kept hitting it pretty close, and hitting 14 greens also helped.”
Mindirgasov said he’s keeping the same strategy for Wednesday’s round.
“I can’t think about my scores,” he said. “I just have to make every shot the best I can.”
Tied for second behind Mindirgasov are Matthew Shaw of
Woo, 16, said her driver was working well for her the whole day. She said she made some bad shots, but was always able to make up for them.
“On No. 5, I went in the bunker, made my shot, which hit the lip and went back in,” she said. “Then I hit my fourth shot on the green and made a 21-footer for par.”
Her strategy consists of concentrating on the feel of her swing rather than the mechanical aspect of it.
“The beginning of this year, I focused on thinking about too many things when I went to hit my driver,” she said. “My scores reflected that. I do a lot better when I just let it happen and feel the swing.”
Woo said she’s confident she can score low Wednesday if her driver and putter behave.
“I’m out to win, so watch out,” she said.
Tied for second behind Woo are Grace Chung 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 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.
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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.
The second round of the True Temper Junior Open will consist of two waves of tee times from the first and 10th tees. The first starts at and concludes at The second wave begins at and concludes at For more information on the True Temper Junior Open, call tournament headquarters at (209) 892-4653.