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Hampton Hall Club
Bluffton, S.C. • July 23, 2007



Martin finishes first in Girls Division at Hampton Hall Club


BLUFFTON, S.C. – Tom Drill of Jacksonville, Fla., Luke Bobrowski of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert Burrow of Charlotte, N.C., shot 2-under-par 70s to earn medalist honors in the Srixon Qualifier for the Heritage Junior Championship. Anna Martin of Piedmont, S.C., medaled in the Girls Division after posting a 3-over-par 75.  

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Heritage Junior Championship Srixon Qualifier was an 18-hole stroke play event held at Hampton Hall Club. The 80-player field featured juniors from 13 states and Canada. The course was played at 6,951 yards in the Boys Division and 5,969 yards in the Girls Division.

                Burrow and Bobrowski not only shot 2-under-par 70s Monday, but they are also both members at the same country club in Charlotte, N.C. Burrow said he hit the ball erratically today, but luckily was still able to make some putts.

                “I’m going to try and keep it more in play and do the same thing as today in the tournament,” Burrow said. “To win the tournament you’re going to have to go low everyday on this course.”

                Bobrowski started his round with a bogey on No. 14 in the shotgun start event, but warmed up when he got to the front nine. He carded a 4-under-par 32 and posted five birdies on Nos. 1 through 9.

                “If I hit it on the green, I was going to make the putt today,” Bobrowski said. “I learned you have to stay in it while you’re out there and keep your head up. You can make birdies on this course.”

                Drill, like Bobrowski, is going to be playing in his first AJGA event this week. He said he feels good after Monday’s round and has confidence heading into this week’s tournament.

                “This course is set up real nice,” Drill said. “It was just fairways and greens for me today, and I made the putts.”

                Zachary Capps of Easley, S.C., Daniel Dippel of Arden, N.C., Will Murphy of Columbia, S.C., Michael Montgomery of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Ryan Vince of Charlotte, N.C., and Joseph Lynch of Kansas City, Kan., all qualified to play in the tournament this week. Gate Jones of Durham, N.C., and Brandon Jobe of Fayetteville, N.C., also qualified but opted to take a tournament exemption in place of playing this week.

In the Girls Division, Martin will also be playing in her first AJGA event after winning the qualifier by two strokes. She said she hit the ball well today and felt good on the course.

                “Hopefully I can hit the ball the same in the tournament as I did today,” Martin said. “I like the course a lot. I’m just going to work on my short putts before Wednesday.”

                Casey Ann Kennedy of Venice, Fla., and Elizabeth Wendt of Houston both qualified in the Girls Division. Courtney Rousse of Holly Springs, N.C., also qualified but took a tournament exemption in lieu of playing in this week’s 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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 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, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

The first round tee times of the Heritage Junior Championship begin at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, off of Nos. 1 and 10 tees. For more information about the Heritage Junior Championship, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (843) 706-5670.