RINGGOLD TELEPHONE COMPANY JUNIOR CLASSIC
Srixon Qualifier Series
WindStone Golf Club
Ringgold, Ga. • June 4, 2006
LOVELY QUALIFIES FOR RINGGOLD TELEPHONE COMPANY JUNIOR CLASSIC AFTER 4-UNDER-PAR PERFORMANCE
Na finishes on top of Girls Division
Lovely fired a 4-under-par 66 and Na shot a 73 to finish 3-over-par to lead all qualifiers for the tournament that begins Tuesday.
The Srixon Qualifier is an 18-hole event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association. It was held at WindStone Golf Club, playing at par 70 and featured 68 boys and 14 girls, ages 12-18, from 12 states.
After a one hour, 54 minute weather delay, the round was barely completed by nightfall.
Lovely said he was happy with his overall round afterward.
“I think I only missed one fairway,” Lovely said. “I hit off the tee well, which is the biggest thing on this course.”
Although he shot the low round of the day, Lovely still found parts of his game that needed work.
“I need to work on the speed of the greens,” he said. “They were quick.”
Na was also able to put together a solid round.
“I played well off the tee,” Na said. “I was able to rely on the driver.”
Both players had to deal with the long delay. While Lovely said he stayed loose during the interruption, Na said she was nervous but determined not to let it bother her.
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Qualifying behind Na were Emilie Burger of
SRIXON Sports USA, Inc., based in
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
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 Paula Creamer.
First-round tee times for the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic begin at on Tuesday at WindStone Golf Club. For more information, call tournament headquarters at (706) 965-2542.