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Bellefonte Country Club
Ashland, Ky. • June 21 - 24

Girls Division tied going into final round

ASHLAND, Ky.—Travis Smith of Terre Haute, Ind., held onto the lead in the Boys Division after shooting a 1-under-par 69 at the second round of the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior. Jessica Smith of Louisville, Ky., fired an 8-over-par 78 to share the lead with three others.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event and is being held at the Bellefonte Country Club. The tournament features 90 boys and 30 girls, ages 12-18, from 22 states and Canada.

Smith, 18, carded four birdies and 29 putts to hold on to the lead. Smith says his putting is what got him through and he is now focusing on his long game.

“I putted well today,” Smith said. “Tomorrow I just want to play smart and I want to hit a few more fairways than I did today.”

Tied for second place are Drew Ernst of Seneca, S.C.,and Doug Wilkinson of Louisville, Ky., both three strokes behind Smith with 137s. Starting off the day with an eagle on No.1 and six birdies helped Ernst secure a strong second place position after shooting a 36 on the front nine and 29 on the back nine.

Shooting a second day score of 69 to tie for third was Cody Gribble of Dallas. Josh Jones of The Colony, Texas, carded out with a 66 to tie with Gribble going into Friday's final round.

Jessica Smith's short game kept her in contention for the lead in the Girls Division. Smith ended with three birdies, putting her 8-over on the day and 10-over-par through the second round.

“Today was tougher,” said Smith. “My chipping has been really good, it saved me on some sprayed tee shots, my short game has been there for me.”

Smith shares the lead with three others, all 10-over for the two days. Unlike Smith, Ashley Baker of Dublin, Ohio, who shot a 76 to go 10-over, said her short game was not what helped place her at the top.

“Thirty-Eight putts killed me,” Baker said. “I want to be more consistent tomorrow.”

Also sharing the lead with Smith and Baker are Tanya Wadhwa of Bradenton, Fla., and Whitney Neuhauser of Barboursville, Va. Neuhauser shot a 5-over-par 75 and Wadhwa carded a 3-over-par 73 to place them both in contention for the lead in the Girls Division.

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, the largest Association of its kind, 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, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

Final-round tee times begin at 7:00 a.m. Friday on the No. 1 tee at Bellefonte Country Club. For more information, call tournament headquarters at (606) 324-2107 ext.252.


ASHLAND, Ky. — Second-round results from the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Bellefonte Country Club. Par: Boys: 35-35—70; Girls: 35-35—70. Yardage: Boys: 6,045; Girls: 5,605.


Travis Smith, Terre Haute, Ind. 65-69—134

Doug Wilkinson, Louisville, Ky. 71-66—137

Drew Ernst, Seneca, S.C. 72-65—137

Cody Gribble, Dallas, Texas 69-69—138

Josh Jones, The Colony, Texas 72-66—138

Jonathan Bowers, Upper Arlington, Ohio 71-71—142

Matt Becker, Columbia, S.C. 68-74—142

Matthew Broome, Barrington, R.I. 74-69—143

Karsten Clements, Elizabethtown, Ky. 71-72—143

Matt Savage, Louisville, Ky. 70-73—143

Arnond Vongvanij, Bradenton, Fla. 71-72—143

Freddie Janneck, Madison, Miss. 74-70—144

Thomas Buran, Scottsdale, Ariz. 75-70—145

Robert Newbold, Greenwood, Ind. 73-73—146

Warren Straub, Apex, N.C. 74-72—146

Tommy Chung Hao Mou, Bradenton, Fla. 74-73—147

Fielding Brewbaker, Salem, Va. 76-71—147

Dustin Stovall, Scottsville, Ky. 74-73—147

Chase Carpenter, Salyersville, Ky. 71-76—147

Kent Bulle, Glasgow, Ky. 74-73—147

Sean Brannan, Hollidaysburg, Pa. 73-74—147

Jonathan Wade, Greensboro, N.C. 76-71—147

Wyatt Worthington II, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 74-74—148

Austin Graham, San Clemente, Calif. 73-75—148

John Willis, Lexington, Ky. 79-69—148

Tain Lee, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 73-75—148

Jesse Massie, Louisville, Ky. 79-70—149

Raffi Simel, Greensboro, N.C. 79-70—149

Varun Wadhwa, Bradenton, Fla. 75-75—150

Skyler Hong, San Diego, Calif. 74-76—150

Eric Williams, Huntington, W.Va. 75-75—150

Adam McDonald, Franklin, Ky. 76-75—151

Brooks Herrick, Prestonsburg, Ky. 73-78—151

Elliott Lopez, Chapin, S.C. 72-79—151

Hunter Ford, Paducah, Ky. 80-72—152

Ryan Smith, Ardmore, Okla. 74-78—152

Tanner Murphy, Columbus, Ohio 72-80—152

Joseph Barr, Versailles, Ky. 76-76—152

Zane Hall, Clermont, Fla. 82-70—152

Rob Satzger, Centerville, Ohio 79-74—153

Michael Perlmutter, Rockville, Md. 79-74—153

Ross Reed, Anderson, Ind. 78-75—153

Tyler Current, Louisvlle, Ky. 76-77—153

Kevin Paul, Lexington, Ky. 82-72—154

Clark Mitzner, McKinney, Texas 78-76—154

Eifion Hughes, Johnson City, Tenn. 74-80—154

Zachary Kozuchowski, Fraser, Mich. 79-76—155

Kevin Lim, La Canada, Calif. 77-78—155

Gavin Green, Wilmette, Ill. 77-78—155

Max DeSpain, Greensburg, Ky. 80-75—155

Sean Leslie, Prestonsburg, Ky. 80-75—155

David Chung, Berkeley Heights, N.J. 84-71—155

Derek Strohm, Watertown, Wis. 78-78—156

Benjamin Bershad, Titusville, N.J. 82-74—156

Matthew Stauch, Dublin, Ohio 80-76—156

Matt Tierney, Burlingame, Calif. 73-83—156

Ryan Mollenkopf, Winchester, Ky. 78-78—156

Nicholas Petrangelo, Feeding Hills, Mass. 79-77—156

Alex Zega, Louisville, Ky. 77-79—156

Derek Oldham, Lexington, Ky. 79-78—157

Matthew Langan, Prospect, Ky. 82-75—157

Tom Wimsatt II, Union, Ky. 77-80—157

Andrew Phelps, Goshen, Ky. 79-78—157

Cameron Bailey, Hazard, Ky. 81-76—157

Blake Yu, Alameda, Calif. 73-84—157

Alex Feld, Winnetka, Ill. 77-81—158

Zachary Kain, Glencoe, Ill. 80-79—159

Kevin Dunn, Prospect, Ky. 80-79—159

Nicholas Sutter, Cincinnati, Ohio 82-77—159

Ryan Hocker, Prospect, Ky. 79-80—159

Seth Christian, Ironton, Ohio 82-77—159

Evan LaRocque, Toronto, Ontario 81-79—160

Scott Muzenski, Racine, Wis. 77-83—160

Adam Bliwas, Upper Arlington, Ohio 78-82—160

Peter Lucey, Winnetka, Ill. 81-80—161

Matthew Vodde, Fort Wayne, Ind. 79-82—161

James Connolly, Wilmette, Ill. 83-78—161

David Brellenthin, Loveland, Ohio 86-75—161

Brad Gardner, Huntington, W.Va. 79-83—162

Samuel Johnson, Goshen, Ky. 84-78—162

Michael Hartman, Pittsburgh, Pa. 86-76—162

Curtis Mitchell, Cadiz, Ky. 81-82—163

Kevin Heitz, Louisville, Ky. 85-79—164

Craig McGlothlin, Huntington, W.Va. 81-84—165

Lawrence Nuzzo, Louisville, Ky. 88-77—165

Colin McKenney, North Olmsted, Ohio 87-80—167

Jeremy Kom, Louisville, Ky. 79-88—167

Derek Adams, Lexington, Ky. 87-81—168

Alex Brown, Ironton, Ohio 97-88—185

Chuckie Spaine, Moundsville, W.Va. 82 DQ (6-3A)


Tanya Wadhwa, Bradenton, Fla. 77-73—150

Ashley Baker, Dublin, Ohio 74-76—150

Jessica Smith, Louisville, Ky. 72-78—150

Whitney Neuhauser, Barboursville, Va. 75-75—150

Jennifer Johnson, Carlsbad, Calif. 75-77—152

Brianna Do, Lakewood, Calif. 78-74—152

Mallory Blackwelder, Versailles, Ky. 74-79—153

Lindy Duncan, Plantation, Fla. 79-78—157

Leslie Grabeman, Springboro, Ohio 78-82—160

Courtney Figueroa, Naples, Fla. 78-84—162

Jordan Magruder, Louisville, Ky. 83-79—162

Lindsay Salsburg, Navarre, Ohio 80-82—162

Alexandra Lederhausen, Hinsdale, Ill. 85-78—163

Colleen Cully, Mason, Ohio 84-80—164

Gina Besozzi, Columbus, Ohio 83-82—165

Larissa Lynch, Huntington, W.Va. 87-80—167

Maggie Watts, Paris, Ky. 80-87—167

Kaci Boyd, Ashland, Ky. 83-85—168

Rebecca Lederhausen, Hinsdale, Ill. 86-82—168

Calle Nielson, Nashville, Tenn. 86-83—169

Charity Evans, Oldtown, Ky. 89-82—171

Eleanor Costello, Wilmette, Ill. 87-84—171

Carolyn Levy, Knoxville, Tenn. 87-85—172

Megan Curran, Dublin, Ohio 85-88—173

Emily Bachert, Bowling Green, Ky. 89-84—173

Lydia Kim, Edison, N.J. 82-91—173

Lauren Clark, Columbus, Ohio 83-93—176

Clare Huffman, Lima, Ohio 90-90—180

Colleen Lienesch, Centerville, Ohio 92-88—180

Steffany Krieg, Elida, Ohio 95-89—184