The Legend at Brandybrook
Wales, Wis. • June 26 - 29
REINERTSON HOLDS ON FOR VICTORY AT FUTURE LEGENDS
WALES, Wis. - Jordan Reinertson of Gibbon, Neb., held on for a one stroke victory after firing a 219 tournament total at Future Legends. In the Girls Division, Brianna Do of Lakewood, Calif., picked up her second win in as many weeks when she carded a 216.
Future Legends was a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Legend at Brandybrook in Wales, Wis. The field of 63 boys and 21 girls boasted juniors from 16 states.
As Reinertson walked to the 17th hole he knew he had a three-stroke lead on the field, but quickly saw that dwindle to only one after finding trouble off the tee. Beginning to feel the pressure and not knowing his closest competitor had already missed a birdie to tie, Reinertson left his approach shot left of the green in a spot he hadn't seen since the practice round. Reinertson, who knew he needed at least a par, collected himself and knocked his chip to within two feet, leaving a tap-in for the win.
“Today was unbelievable. Coming in I just wanted to play a solid round and have a chance in the end,” said Reinertson. “I didn't chip well, but to have a good one when I did was a relief.”
Finishing in second was Tain Lee from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., with a tournament total of 220. In a three-way tie for third were Luke Carson of Des Moines, Iowa, Andrew Patipaksiri of Cypress, Calif., and Brady Keegan of Eau Claire, Wis., who all fired tournament totals of 221.
In the Girls Division, Do, coming off a victory at the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior last week, began the day slow, but turned it on in the end to run away from the field by nine strokes. Carding a final round 70, she collected the only round under par in the Girls Division for the tournament.
“I was able to put it all together and played really well today,” said Do. “It feels great to win back-to-back. This gives me a ton of confidence going into the rest of the summer tournaments.”
Finishing in a tie for second were Ashley Freeman of Belleville, Ill., and Danielle Frasier of Encinitas, Calif., with tournament totals of 225.
Emily Johnson of Warsaw, Ind., aced the 156-yard, No. 6 with an 8-iron. The hole-in-one was the third of the Future Legends tournament.
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 USA, in its third decade of support, 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, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.
For more information about the Future Legends please call National Headquarters at 770-868-4200.