By: Ian Yelton, AJGA Communications
The final round of the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno ended in dramatic fashion as both Cindy Ha of Demarest, N.J., and William Register of Burlington, N.C., prevailed in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff to secure their respective titles. Ha finished at 3-over-par 147 to win wire-to-wire, while Register finished at 1-over-par 145.
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Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno was a 36-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72 course at The Country Club of the South. The event featured 51 boys and 27 girls, from 15 different states, Mexico and Taiwan. The Boys Division played the course at 6,916 yards, while the Girls Division played the course at 5,945 yards.
Copy Cats: Extra holes were needed in both the Boys and Girls Divisons to see who would take home the hardware at The Country Club of the South. In the Girls Division, Cindy Ha of Demarest, N.J., and Rinko Mitsunaga of Roswell, Ga., went to a playoff that lasted two holes. Ha prevailed sinking a birdie putt on the second playoff hole for her first ever AJGA victory. In the Boys Division, William Register of Burlington, N.C., and Tiger Lee of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., also went to a playoff that lasted two holes. Register came out on top by also sinking a birdie putt on the second playoff hole for his first ever AJGA victory.
With A Little Help From My
Friends: This year's tournament wouldn't have been possible
without the help from all of the volunteers during the week. Tournament Chairman Chuck Strong and Volunteer Chairman Dave Nelson organized a total of 59 volunteers to help out at timing stations, live scoring stations, shuttling golfers to and from holes, and much more. Pictured below from the left is, Reggie Kratzer, Cindy Ha, William Register, Senior Tournament Director Chris White and Tournament Chairman Chuck Strong celebrating the fifth year of the Exide Technologies Junior Open in front of the electronic scoreboard, truly unique to this event.
A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words: Take a look at the "photo of the week." To view the entire album of photos from the tournament, click here.
Players got to unwind and have a little fun after their first round by partaking in the chipping and putting contest.