16 Aug 2010

Senior Drew Kirby Ties for Third in AJGA Junior Tournament

CHS Senior Drew Kirby tied for third place in the AJGA Junior Tournament at River Creek Golf Club in Leesburg, Virginia held August 2 í 5, 2010 sponsored by the American Junior Golf Association. Kirby had six birdies to shoot 67 and finish tied for third at 4-under-par.

The AJGA Junior at River Creek was a 54-hole stroke play event shortened to 36 holes due to weather held at River Creek Club. The field featured 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 18 states, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Italy. The par-72 course was played at 6,986 yards in the Boys Division.

íÍI hit a bunch of good iron shots,íñ Kirby said. íÍThey werení´t extremely close, but I made everything and didní´t make any mistakes, and when I had a birdie opportunity, I made it.íñ

íÍIt means all my hard work is paying off and that feels really good,íñ Kirby said.

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 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 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.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.