STARS OF TEXAS JUNIOR
Srixon Qualifier Series
The University of Texas Golf Club
Austin, Texas • July 4, 2005
CAUSEY SHOOTS 67 TO LEAD QUALIFIERS IN
10 boys, six girls qualify for the Stars of
The 18-hole event, part of the Srixon Qualifier Series, was conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Jimmy Clay Golf Course and featured 100 players representing six states,
The Stars of Texas Junior Championship begins Wednesday, and will be held at The University of Texas Golf Club in
Causey’s day got off to a rocky start with a bogey on his second hole, but after that his card was mistake-free, as he scattered four birdies and an eagle on his remaining holes.
“I absolutely tore up the par fives today,” said Causey, who played Jimmy Clay’s five-pars in 4-under.
The 67 was a career tournament-low for Causey, and he said it couldn’t have come at a better time.
“I really wanted to play in this week’s event because I’m a huge UT fan,” Causey said.
Nine other boys qualified for the event, led by Zach Rezentes of
Michael Whitehead of
Like Causey in the Boys Division, Kim struggled early before fighting her way back to the top of the leader board. When she was 6-over through six holes she drew on previous experience to play her final 12 holes in 3-under-par.
“It happened to me before at a tournament and I finished poorly,” Kim said. “And I told myself I would never finish like that again.”
Continuing the theme of her fellow medalists, Ashley Watkins was 4-over after four holes before making back-to-back birdies on her fifth and sixth holes of the day to get back on track. Watkins took advantage of the par-fives, playing them in 3-under on the day.
Filling the remaining spots in the Girls Division were Paige Martin of
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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, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
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