ASHWORTH JUNIOR AT
Belmar Golf Club
CROONQUIST AND STENSRUD GRAB SHARE OF THE LEAD AT
The Ashworth Junior at
In the Boys Division, Stensrud started strong by making birdie on his first two holes en route to an even-par 35 on the front side. Although pleased with his first-round performance, Stensrud felt that his round could have been even lower.
“I got up and down all day,” Stensrud said. “I thought I would make some more birdies since I started so well, though.”
Like Stensrud, Croonquist also recorded three birdies on the day, including two on the back nine. A 1-under-par 33 on the inward nine catapulted the
“I was just hitting my driver well, and when you do that here, you can shoot at a lot of the flags,” Croonquist said. “I always knew I could play this well, but it was just whether or not I could do it against this caliber of players.”
Sean Maekawa of Pa’auilo,
As play was finishing in the Girls Division, a heavy rain shower drenched the Norman area, making it a tough go on the last few holes.
When it was all said and done, Hensley had captured a three-shot lead by shooting matching 37s on each nine to finish with a 74. At one point, Hensley was 2-under-par on the front nine, but a double-bogey on No. 5 dashed her early momentum. However, the
“After the double-bogey on the front, I got into the mindset to turn things around and focus more,” Hensley said. “I didn’t worry about my score; I just tried to focus on each shot.”
Lydia Benitez of Dorado,
The Ashworth Junior series was created specifically for first-time AJGA members or those members who have not yet participated in an AJGA Open event, AJGA Invitational or Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series event in the current calendar year and/or the previous calendar year. Juniors ages 12-18 are eligible for entry into these events. For those who are eligible, participation is limited to one Preseason event and one Postseason event per calendar year as long as they have not yet participated in an AJGA Open event, AJGA Invitational or Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series event.
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
The final round will be an shotgun start Sunday at Belmar Golf Club. For more information about the Ashworth Junior at