NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT
Persimmon Ridge Golf Club
FOWLER ON FIRE WITH A 3-UNDER-PAR 69
Smith emerges as new Girls Division leader in second round of the Nike Golf Junior at Louisville
The Nike Golf Junior at
Fowler, 15, of
“It was a combination of everything that allowed me to shoot so well today,” Fowler said. “The best moment of the day was my 50-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 16th hole.”
This tournament marks Fowler’s first AJGA event. His strategy for the final round consists of concentrating on his own game and not getting caught up in anyone else’s score.
“I feel pretty good going into the next round,” he said. “I just want to have fun, play my own game, and concentrate on nothing but the course.”
Going into the final round with a 143 is Dusty Koth,
Smith, 15, of
“I feel really great,” Smith said. “I had no idea I’d play this well.”
Smith got off to a shaky start when she began her day on the back nine, but after carding a birdie on No. 15, she said the putts just started falling in.
“My short game was awesome,” she said. “I was able to get up and down often to save par.”
A total of six birdies, including a 30-footer on No. 8, helped Smith to gain the momentum she needed for a strong second-round finish.
“I just want to shoot another score in the 70s and stay focused,” she said. “There’s still one more day.”
Behind Smith is Shannon Fish of Spring,
Final-round tee times will run from , Thursday at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.
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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.
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