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Evans, Ga. • July 6, 2008

Ramsey, Winnett tie for medalist in Girls Division in AJGA Qualifier for The Club Car Junior Hosted by Charles Howell III

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Ben Fogler of Elgin, S.C. claimed medalist in the Boys Division of the AJGA Qualifier for The Club Car Junior hosted by Charles Howell III with a 2-under-par 70. Molly Winnett of Gardendale, Ala., and Ashlan Ramsey of Augusta, Ga., were co-medalists in the Girls Division at 4-over-par 76.

                Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Qualifer Series for The Club Car Junior hosted by Charles Howell III was an 18-hole stroke play event being held at Forest Hills Golf Club. The tournament field consisted of 82 boys and 7 girls, ages 12-18, from 12 states and New Zealand. The Boys Division was playing the par-72 course at 6,846 yards, while the Girls Division played at 5,991 yards.

                Fogler, who opted to take a tournament exemption, made three birdies and an eagle, which came on the par-5 No. 9.

                “I just hit fairways and greens and didn’t get myself in much trouble,” Fogler said. “That’s always my game plan in a qualifier.”

                Qualifying for the tournament were Aaron Jeong of Alpharetta, Ga., Greg Carrier of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Will Evans of McDonough, Ga., Zi Ting Wang of Kissimmee, Fla., Hamilton Harbin of Augusta, Ga., William Gibbs of Evans, Ga., Komsith Huachai of Windermere, Fla., Brandon Squier of Advance, N.C., Austin Griswell of Charlotte, N.C., Jonathon Lilly of Evans, Ga., Brandon Jobe of Fayetteville, N.C. and Brant Patton of Evans, Ga.

                Also qualifying but opting to take a tournament exemption were Ralfe Hickman of Washington, D.C., Chul-Min Park of Auckland, New Zealand, Hunter Keener of Dalton, Ga., Richard Hubbard of Mt Pleasant, S.C., Daniel Kim of Kennesaw, Ga., Max Van Dresser of Alpharetta, Ga., and David Gosselin of Woburn, Mass.

                Ramsey, a local player, had one birdie on the day, which came on the par-4 No. 2. “I hit a 6-iron on No. 2 to about five feet to help make birdie,” Ramsey said. “It’s cool [to qualify] because I have played the tournament course and it’s a lot of fun.”

                Winnett, who elected to take the tournament exemption, had two birdies during the qualifier. She said a strong short game today helped to keep round low.

“I had a lot of missed greens and I wasn’t driving well either,” Winnett said. “But when I missed the green I was able to get it up and down.”

                Qualifying for the tournament are Ashlan Ramsey of
Augusta, Ga., and Kate Cho of Duluth, Ga.

Also qualifying but opting to take a tournament exemption was Taylor Ramsey of Augusta, Ga.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 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, 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.

First-round tee times for The Club Car Junior hosted by Charles Howell III will start at 7 a.m. Tuesday off No.1 tee at Champions Retreat Golf Club. For more information on The Club Car Junior hosted by Charles Howell III, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (706) 854-6997.