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Dedham Country & Polo Club
Dedham, Mass. • July 20 - 23


Morris follows suit to lead by seven in the Girls Division at Dedham Country & Polo Club


DEDHAM, Mass. – Remaining on top in the Boys Division is Andrew Cho of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., who carded a 3-under-par 67 in Wednesday’s second round and is currently at 3-under-par 137 for the tournament. On top in the Girls Division is Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Calif., who bettered her score from Tuesday’s first round by two strokes to post a 1-over-par 71 in the second round and sits at 4-over-par 144.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out is a 54-hole stroke-play event held at Dedham Country & Polo Club. The 99-player field features players from 21 states, Taiwan and South Korea. The Boys Division is playing the par-70 Dedham Country & Polo Club at 6,079 yards, while the Girls Division is playing it at 5,563 yards.

With a score of 4-under-par 32 on the front nine, Cho was able to keep his focus and shoot another low round to further increase his lead.      

“I had a bogey on No. 11 and I realized at that point I needed to focus more,” Cho said. “I need to play smarter and not rush myself.  I wanted to shoot even par again, but this 67 makes me confident.”

Moving up in the standings to second place is Theodore Lederhausen of Hinsdale, Ill., who now trails by only four strokes after a second-round 2-under-par 68 to leave him at 1-over-par 141.  Three players are tied for third at 3-over-par 143 and they include Joshua Feinberg of Hudson, Mass., Andrew Goodman of Palm City, Fla., and Richard Lamb of South Bend, Ind.   

Morris, who led after Tuesday’s first round by three strokes, has extended her lead to seven strokes with one round left to play.   

“My drives and irons were better than yesterday and I didn’t make too many mistakes,” Morris said. “I hit five more greens in regulation today, but I had a lot of close putts that hopefully can drop tomorrow.”

Sitting in second in the Girls Division is Jacqueline Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa., with a 5-over-par 75 in the second round and an 151 total.  Rounding out the Girls Division at 153 is Jordan Lippetz who bettered yesterday’s score by one stroke and had a 6-over-par 76 in the second round.   

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 50 states and 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 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 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 Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out will run from 7 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at Dedham Country & Polo Club. For more information contact tournament headquarters at 678-315-3446 or visit ajga.org.


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