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TPC Southwind
Memphis, Tenn. • July 28 - 31

Martindale maintains lead in the Girls Division at the Stanford Financial Junior Championship

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Landon Lyons of Baton Rouge, La., leads the Stanford Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett at 2-under-par 140. Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City, Tenn., leads the Girls Division at 2-over-par 144 at TPC Southwind after Wednesday’s second round.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Stanford Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at TPC Southwind. The tournament field consists of 60 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 20 states and Canada. The Boys Division is playing the par-71 course at 6,944 yards, while the Girls Division is being played at 5,990 yards.

Lyons’ round of 1-over-par 72 consisted of four birdies and five bogeys. He played TPC Southwind’s demanding par-3s at 1-under-par for the day.

“My putting all week has been good and I have been hitting the ball better lately,” said Lyons. “I am really looking forward to tomorrow. I am just going to go out there and have fun.”

Brandon Rodgers of Knoxville, Tenn., is in second at 1-under-par 141. Rodgers’ 6-under-par 65 is the low-round of the tournament after two rounds. In third is Dean Hester of Dublin, Ga., at 2-over-par 144.

Martindale, the defending champion, maintained her lead with a second round score of 3-over-par 74 that featured two birdies.

“I struggled today with my putting,” said Martindale. “I did make a 25-foot putt from off the green for a birdie on the par-5 No. 5 though.”

Amelia Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla., is in second, two shots back, at 4-over-par 146. In third at 152 is Alyssa Randolph of Knoxville, Tenn.

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.

Final-round tee times for the Stanford Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett will start at 7:30 a.m. Thursday off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at TPC Southwind. For more information, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (901) 748-0534.