AJGA’s Hank Haney Junior Open Heads to Final Round

AJGA's Hank Haney Junior Open Heads to Final Round (Image 1)



Chechessee Creek Club
Okatie, S.C.
June 17 – 20, 2013

Ozaki gains second round lead with 1-under-par 69 at Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open
Stephenson shoots 71 to maintain lead at Chechessee Creek Club

OKATIE, S.C. — Shota Ozaki of Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan shot a 1-under-par 69 for the second day in a row, gaining the second-round lead by a stroke at the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open. In the Girls Division, Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., carded a 1-over-par 71, holding onto her first-round lead from round one at 3-under-par 137 for the tournament.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-70 course at Chechessee Creek Club. The event features 57 boys and 19 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states, Canada, Japan and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,502 yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 5,779 yards.

Ozaki, who started off No. 10 on Wednesday, shot 1-over-par 36 on his first nine holes. He finished with 2-under-par 33 on his second nine, with birdies on Nos. 4 and 5 en route to his two-day total of 2-under-par 138.

“I hit almost every fairway, so I didn't get into any trouble today,” said Ozaki, who birdied two of the three par 5s during the second round. “It was easy to hit greens”

Ozaki sits ahead of Davis Morrison of Charlotte, N.C., in second at 1-under-par 139 with rounds of 70-69 139. Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head, Island, S.C., is two strokes back with back-to-back rounds of 70. Ryan Dornes of Lancaster, Pa., shot a second-round 67 and is in fourth at 1-over-par 141. Tied for fifth is Philip Kelley III of Advance, N.C., and Logan Lanier of Saint Augustine, Fla., at 3-over-par 143.

In the Girls Division, Stephenson began the day with a two-stroke lead over the field. She shot a 1-over-par 137, solidifying her lead to three strokes.

“I hit the ball just as good as I did yesterday, I just didn't putt as well,” Stephenson said. “I mean I can't be too upset because you don't make them every day and I made all of them yesterday, so it gives me confidence going into tomorrow knowing that I'm still hitting the ball good and that I can shoot low out here. “

Stephenson, who also started on No. 10, birdied No. 18 on her front nine and the long par-4 No. 6 on her second nine. She hopes to build off the momentum from her two-round lead.

“I'm not too nervous because I've been in this situation before,” she said. “I've just got to go out there and have confidence in myself and just play one shot at a time, and not worry about everyone else.”

Aliea Clark of Carlsbad, Calif., trails Stephenson by three strokes at even-par 140 after rounds of 69-71. Clementina Rodriguez from Venezuela, playing out of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Ji Eun Baik of South Korea, playing out of Newman, Ga., are tied for third at 5-over-par 145.

Final-round tee times will run from 7:30 a.m.-9:18 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Chechessee Creek Club. For more information about the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (843) 987-1614. For more information about the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

About the AJGA

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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.





OKATIE, S.C. — Second Round results from the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Chechessee Creek Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 6502. Rating: 72.1. Slope: 136
Girls Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 5779. Rating: 73.7. Slope: 128

Boys Division 

Shota Ozaki, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan (2014)      69-69–138     -2 
Davis Morrison, Charlotte, N.C. (2013)      70-69–139     -1 
Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      70-70–140     E 
Ryan Dornes, Lancaster, Pa. (2015)      74-67–141     +1 
Philip Kelley III, Advance, N.C. (2014)      74-69–143     +3 
Logan Lanier, Saint Augustine, Fla. (2013)      71-72–143     +3 
Steven Wysocki, Hoschton, Ga. (2015)      73-71–144     +4 
Matthew Giles, Louisville, Tenn. (2015)      73-71–144     +4 
Taiga Fujii, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2016)      68-76–144     +4 
Zach Seeler, Marion, Ind. (2015)      73-71–144     +4 
Billy Johns, Johns Creek, Ga. (2014)      77-68–145     +5 
Kobdech Rodrat, Bangkok, Thailand (2017)      72-73–145     +5 
Stanton Schorr, Columbus, Ga. (2015)      70-75–145     +5 
Matthew Plunkett, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      70-75–145     +5 
Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      73-72–145     +5 
Stefano Butti, Palm City, Fla. (2014)      72-73–145     +5 
Brennan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, La. (2014)      71-75–146     +6 
Saravit Kerdsinchai, Bluffton, S.C. (2014)      73-74–147     +7 
Jeffrey Alexander, Port Charlotte, Fla. (2014)      76-72–148     +8 
Cody Solomon, Norcross, Ga. (2013)      72-76–148     +8 
Jonathan Hsu, Atlanta, Ga. (2015)      78-70–148     +8 
Alec Weary, Bluffton, S.C. (2016)      72-76–148     +8 
Tennoshin Ogawa, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      70-78–148     +8 
Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      71-77–148     +8 
Andrew Eunice, Moultrie, Ga. (2014)      73-75–148     +8 
Walker Wise, Montgomery, Ala. (2015)      76-73–149     +9 
Andrew Arft, Casselberry, Fla. (2014)      74-75–149     +9 
Joshua Allen, Wilson, N.C. (2015)      75-74–149     +9 
Drew Minner, Alpharetta, Ga. (2014)      75-74–149     +9 
Zach McLain, Gilbert, S.C. (2016)      71-78–149     +9 
Luke Tetreault, Horsehead, N.Y. (2014)      73-76–149     +9 
Aaron Purviance, Winston Salem, N.C. (2014)      77-73–150     +10 
Evan Grenus, Glastonbury, Conn. (2014)      76-74–150     +10 
Nic Vandeventer, Bristol, Tenn. (2015)      73-77–150     +10 
Cody Lissner, Ellicott City, Md. (2014)      74-76–150     +10 
Austin Morrison, Charlotte, N.C. (2013)      79-72–151     +11 
Kyle Mueller, Watkinsville, Ga. (2014)      72-79–151     +11 
Rives Fleming, Richmond, Va. (2014)      77-74–151     +11 
Raj Ghosh, Duluth, Ga. (2015)      72-79–151     +11 
Richard Allen, Evans, Ga. (2014)      72-79–151     +11 
Andrew Purcell, Salisbury, N.C. (2013)      73-79–152     +12 
Thomas Hoemeke, Suwanee, Ga. (2013)      78-74–152     +12 
Philip Loeb, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      75-77–152     +12 
Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C. (2015)      77-75–152     +12 
Parker Gillam, Cary, N.C. (2017)      74-79–153     +13 
Patrick Hallisey, Wethersfield, Conn. (2014)      77-76–153     +13 
Thomas Burnett, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      75-78–153     +13 
Jacob Lehman, Guelph, Ontario (2014)      79-74–153     +13 
Austin Maher, Bluffton, S.C. (2013)      77-77–154     +14 
Evan Norfleet, Durham, N.C. (2014)      79-76–155     +15 
Jim Beatty, Stephens, Ga. (2013)      77-78–155     +15 
August Beisel, Savannah, Ga. (2014)      77-79–156     +16 
Francisco Contreras, Davie, Fla. (2013)      79-78–157     +17 
Brandon Greenplate, York, Pa. (2014)      79-79–158     +18 
Aaron Persily, Charleston, W.Va. (2014)      85-76–161     +21 
Will Franzen, Raleigh, N.C. (2014)      84-78–162     +22 
Spencer Turner, Amelia Island, Fla. (2014)      80-98–178     +38 

Girls Division 

Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (2015)      66-71–137     -3
Aliea Clark, Carlsbad, Calif. (2014)      69-71–140     E
Clementina Rodriguez, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      74-71–145     +5
Ji Eun Baik, Newnan, Ga. (2013)      77-68–145     +5
Anne Taylor Hough, Spartanburg, S.C. (2015)      68-78–146     +6
Lauren Gros, Windermere, Fla. (2014)      74-72–146     +6
Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand (2014)      77-70–147     +7
Rei Nakatani, Hilton Head Island, United States (2016)      73-75–148     +8
Ana Paula Valdes, Bluffton, S.C. (2016)      77-72–149     +9
Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, Ga. (2014)      78-72–150     +10
Katy Harris, St. Simons Island, Ga. (2013)      77-73–150     +10
Claire Hodges, Sorrento, Fla. (2017)      74-77–151     +11
Nikki Long, San Antonio, Texas (2014)      72-80–152     +12
Kate Harper, Isle of Palms, S.C. (2016)      74-80–154     +14
Phyllis Tang, Bluffton, S.C. (2014)      76-79–155     +15
Sarah Harrison, Martinez, Ga. (2015)      81-77–158     +18
Anna Eddy, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      79-82–161     +21
Kasidy Beckel, Okatie, S.C. (2015)      76-85–161     +21
Sophie Riegel (2014),  Cary, N.C.  104-JWD 

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