AJGA HEATHER FARR CLASSIC
Vistal Golf Club
Phoenix, Arizona
April 18-20, 2003

MELCHER AND YOON PACE THE FIELD AT THE
AJGA HEATHER FARR CLASSIC WITH OPENING ROUNDS OF 4-UNDER-PAR 67

Cochran, Creamer and Joh lead the way in the Girls Division with round of 3-under 68

PHOENIX-Marty Melcher and David Yoon raced into the opening-day lead in the Boys Division at the AJGA's Heather Farr Classic after each shot a 4-under-par 67 Saturday, while three juniors share the lead in the Girls Division after rounds of 3-under-par 68 at Vistal Golf Club.

Amie Cochran, Paula Creamer and Tiffany Joh each shot 68 to position themselves in a tie for first place with 18 holes remaining in the event.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Heather Farr Classic features 144 juniors, 102 boys and 42 girls, from 13 states and Canada. Thirty-eight Arizona natives and 19 2002 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans are included in the field.

Melcher, from Redlands, Calif., made only one bogey in Saturday's round to come off the course tied with Yoon. The pair holds a two-shot lead over four golfers in third place. Melcher seeks his second career title after winning the 2001 Marsico Funds Colorado Junior Roundup. The 18-year-old admitted a touch of luck helped him in carding the day's best score.

"I had a couple lucky breaks out there today," Melcher said. "I had one drive that hit the rocks and then kicked back into the fairway. I putted pretty well, but for the most part it was my driver."
Yoon, from Irvine, Calif., made six birdies to match Melcher's score. The 17-year-old is looking for his first career title, having already earned two second-place finishes in his AJGA career. He said the course suits his game well.

"If you hit it straight, it's going to be easy," Yoon said. "If you don't, you'll mess up. Tomorrow I'm going to play it one stroke at a time."

Trailing Melcher and Yoon in a four-way tie for third place at 2-under-par 69 are Travis Esway of Granite Bay, Calif., Tom Glissmeyer of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ben Marsh of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Adam Porzak of Poway, Calif.

In the Girls Division, Tiffany Joh of San Diego, Calif., Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., and Amie Cochran of Torrance, Calif., enter the final round with a two-shot lead over the field after each carded a round of 68. Angela Park, also from Torrance, Calif., is in fourth place at 1-under-par 70.

Creamer opened the day with a bogey on the 379-yard, par-4 first hole, but quickly rebounded by making birdie on hole No. 2, a 345-yard par 4. She totaled five birdies in the opening round of her first AJGA event of the year.

"I haven't played in a tournament in a while," the 16-year-old Creamer said. "So I haven't been in competition mode. I've played well this week and I feel confident. I know I need to do the same tomorrow."
Cochran entered the day saying her goal was to hit 18 greens in regulation. Despite falling just short of that goal, the 17-year-old played her way into Sunday's final group.

"Tomorrow, I want my putting to stay where it is," she said. "I didn't miss any short putts today."
A model of consistency all day long, Joh topped off her round by finishing with birdies on her final two holes. She credited her ball-striking as her key to success Saturday.

"My hitting was good," she noted. "My putting was not great, but I am not complaining. Tomorrow, I need to work on reading the greens."

The AJGA is able to conduct the Heather Farr Classic with the continued support of Andrew Magee - an AJGA alumnus, PGA TOUR Player and former AJGA National Chairman - and the Santa Claus Classic, the fundraising pro-am tournament supported by many Phoenix area touring professionals. Heather Farr, a former AJGA and LPGA player, won the second-annual AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic and earned Player of the Year honors in 1980 and 1982. On November 20, 1993, Farr lost a valiant five-year battle with cancer.

Final-round tee times will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20, off the No. 1 and 10 tees at Vistal Golf Club.
For more information on the AJGA Heather Farr Classic, contact tournament headquarters at (602) 305-7755.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Final results from the Heather Farr Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Vistal Golf Club. Par: Boys:
35-36-71 Girls: 35-36-71. Yardage: Boys: 6,973 Girls: 6,024

BOYS DIVISION

T1 Marty Melcher, Redlands, Calif. (2003) 33-34-67
T1 David Yoon, Irvine, Calif. (2003) 34-33-67
T3 Ben Marsh, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (2003) 34-35-69
T3 Travis Esway, Granite Bay, Calif. (2004) 34-35-69
T3 Adam Porzak, Poway, Calif. (2005) 35-34-69
T3 Tom Glissmeyer, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2005) 34-35-69
T7 Nicholas Shimon, Peoria, Ariz. (2006) 36-34-70
T7 Kevin Chappell, Fresno, Calif. (2004) 34-36-70
T7 Ryan Henry, Broken Arrow, Okla. (2003) 35-35-70
T7 Brandon Beck, Oak Park, Calif. (2003) 34-36-70
T11 Ryan Citarella, Santa Ana, Calif. (2004) 36-35-71
T11 Lucas Lee, Torrance, Calif. (2005) 35-36-71
T11 Ryan Brooks, Mesa, Ariz. (2004) 36-35-71
T11 Brent Hook, Mesa, Ariz. (2004) 35-36-71
T11 Anthony Verna, Orinda, Calif. (2004) 35-36-71
T11 James Lee, Indio, Calif. (2005) 35-36-71
T11 Derek Tolan, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (2004) 38-33-71
T11 Jake Grodzinsky, Cornville, Ariz. (2003) 36-35-71
T11 Elliott Wainwright, Hillsborough, Calif. (2003) 35-36-71
T11 Erik Flores, Grass Valley, Calif. (2005) 37-34-71
T11 Seann Harlingten, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (2005) 36-35-71
T22 Ben Choe, La Quinta, Calif. (2003) 36-36-72
T22 Jacob Kimball, Star, Idaho (2003) 36-36-72
T22 Jeremy Bovill, Agoura Hills, Calif. (2004) 35-37-72
T22 David Dragoo, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2004) 37-35-72
T22 John Chin, Temecula, Calif. (2005) 39-33-72
T22 Tim McKenney, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2006) 33-39-72
T22 Chris Lavery, Irvine, Calif. (2003) 38-34-72
T22 Garrett Sapp, Cerritos, Calif. (2004) 36-36-72
T22 Hector Diaz-Ceballos, Bradenton, Fla. (2003) 38-34-72
T22 Josh Esler, Wauconda, Ill. (2003) 35-37-72
T32 Billy-Bob Hoyt, Payson, Ariz. (2004) 40-33-73
T32 Will Mast, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2003) 36-37-73
T32 Matt Savage, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2003) 34-39-73
T32 Kevin Lozares, Mountain View, Calif. (2004) 35-38-73
T32 David McDaniel, Tucson, Ariz. (2004) 39-34-73
T32 Sihwan Kim, La Mirada, Calif. (2007) 34-39-73
T32 Chase Bingham, Mesa, Ariz. (2004) 33-40-73
T32 Colin Wilcox, Camarillo, Calif. (2004) 39-34-73
T32 David Stewart, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (2004) 36-37-73
T32 Michael Baird, Castle Rock, Colo. (2003) 38-35-73
T32 Philip Francis, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2007) 35-38-73
T32 Clay Ogden, West Point, Utah (2003) 36-37-73
T32 Neno Boonyaplanun, Irvine, Calif. (2003) 36-37-73
T32 Taylor Tryhus, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (2005) 38-35-73
T46 Blair Myers, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2004) 39-35-74
T46 Matt Marshall, Los Gatos, Calif. (2004) 35-39-74
T46 Matthew Shin, Cerritos, Calif. (2003) 35-39-74
T46 Scott Spiewak, Prescott, Ariz. (2008) 37-37-74
T46 Trev Schultz, San Dimas, Calif. (2003) 36-38-74
T46 Michael McRae, Salt Lake City, Utah (2004) 36-38-74
T46 Jason Woyak, Pace, Fla. (2003) 38-36-74
T46 Brandon Lawson, Elburn, Ill. (2003) 38-36-74
T46 Tarik Can, New York, N.Y. (2004) 37-37-74
T46 Daniel Im, La Habra, Calif. (2004) 39-35-74
T56 Drew Kittleson, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2007) 39-36-75
T56 Meen Huh, La Palma, Calif. (2004) 39-36-75
T56 Michael Jensen, Los Altos, Calif. (2004) 36-39-75
T56 Steele DeWald, Park City, Utah (2004) 36-39-75
T56 Michael Cavallari, Laguna Beach, Calif. (2003) 37-38-75
T56 Chad Wilcox, Peoria, Ariz. (2003) 40-35-75
T56 Jeff Vetterick, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2003) 37-38-75
T63 Brandon Holub, Higley, Ariz. (2005) 40-36-76
T63 Jamie Puterbaugh, Carlsbad, Calif. (2003) 40-36-76
T63 Mark Yates, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2005) 40-36-76
T63 Pat Strandemo, Encinitas, Calif. (2003) 38-38-76
T63 Erik Coover, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2005) 39-37-76
T63 Taylor Brown, Phoenix, Ariz. (2004) 41-35-76
T63 Justin Silverstein, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2004) 37-39-76
T63 Bucky Coe, Encinitas, Calif. (2004) 40-36-76
T63 Jordan Irwin, Calgary, Alberta (2003) 38-38-76
T63 Bobby Martin, Bakersfield, Calif. (2005) 39-37-76
T63 Brian Kim, Cerritos, Calif. (2006) 39-37-76
T63 Kenny Palmer, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2004) 40-36-76
T63 Jared Hoffman, Phoenix, Ariz. (2005) 37-39-76
T63 Robin Yoo, Buena Park, Calif. (2005) 39-37-76
T77 Joseph Roca, Sunland, Calif. (2003) 36-41-77
T77 Heejoo Son, Carson, Calif. (2006) 39-38-77
T77 Jonathan Khan, Tucson, Ariz. (2007) 41-36-77
T77 Seung Su Han, Chino Hills, Calif. (2005) 38-39-77
T77 John Skelton, La Verne, Calif. (2003) 36-41-77
T77 Daniel Kim, Cerritos, Calif. (2004) 40-37-77
T83 Nathan Phan, San Diego, Calif. (2005) 39-39-78
T83 Karl Katnik, Santa Ana, Calif. (2005) 43-35-78
T83 Ryan Farb, Tucson, Ariz. (2003) 39-39-78
T83 Kurt Nino, Honolulu, Hawaii (2005) 37-41-78
T83 Pat Collogan, Ponca City, Okla. (2004) 40-38-78
T83 Andrew Temple, Berkeley, Calif. (2003) 39-39-78
89 Scott Aydelotte, Apache Junction, Ariz. (2004) 38-41-79
T90 Ari Goott, Sandy, Utah (2004) 38-42-80
T90 Kyung Min, Fullerton, Calif. (2004) 40-40-80
T90 James Fahselt, San Diego, Calif. (2004) 39-41-80
T93 Kenny Kim, Cerritos, Calif. (2004) 40-41-81
T93 Joseph Kim, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (2003) 39-42-81
T95 Chris Carson, Tempe, Ariz. (2004) 41-41-82
T95 Soo Ahn, Tacoma, Wash. (2003) 40-42-82
T97 Andrew Mahnke, Laguna Niguel, Calif. (2005) 39-44-83
T97 Austin Uhl, Phoenix, Ariz. (2007) 44-39-83
T97 John Kostis, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (2006) 44-39-83
100 Blake Shinoda, Santa Ana, Calif. (2006) 43-41-84
T101 J.J. Katnik, Santa Ana, Calif. (2003) 41-44-85
T101 Wahn Jae Kim, Buena Park, Calif. (2005) 40-45-85

GIRLS DIVISION
T1 Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif. (2005) 35-33-68
T1 Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif. (2005) 34-34-68
T1 Amie Cochran, Torrance, Calif. (2004) 35-33-68
4 Angela Park, Torrance, Calif. (2006) 33-37-70
T5 Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif. (2005) 36-35-71
T5 Minnie Choi, Fountain Valley, Calif. (2003) 38-33-71
7 Tiffany Tavee, Gilbert, Ariz. (2003) 37-35-72
T8 Jane Park, Beaumont, Calif. (2005) 37-36-73
T8 Jennifer Osborn, Huntington Beach, Calif. (2005) 37-36-73
T10 Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif. (2008) 38-36-74
T10 Chaneng Joe, Poway, Calif. (2004) 38-36-74
T10 Esther Choe, La Quinta, Calif. (2007) 37-37-74
T10 Grace Woo, Burbank, Calif. (2005) 39-35-74
T10 Lauren Todd, Phoenix, Ariz. (2003) 37-37-74
T10 Vanessa Brockett, Los Angeles, Calif. (2004) 37-37-74
T10 Amanda Blumenherst, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2005) 34-40-74
T10 Alice Kim, Los Angeles, Calif. (2003) 38-36-74
T18 Marina Choi, Los Angeles, Calif. (2004) 38-37-75
T18 Ki-Shui Liao, Alameda, Calif. (2005) 37-38-75
T18 Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Long Beach, Calif. (2003) 39-36-75
T21 Sophia Choi, Chandler, Ariz. (2004) 39-37-76
T21 CJ Kim, Rowland Heights, Calif. (2004) 40-36-76
T23 Soo Cho, Glendale, Calif. (2005) 41-36-77
T23 Hannah Jun, San Diego, Calif. (2003) 39-38-77
T23 Whitney Myers, East Berlin, Pa. (2004) 40-37-77
T26 Jamie Oliver, Los Alamitos, Calif. (2003) 42-36-78
T26 Jane Lee, Palos Veerdes Estate, Calif. (2004) 39-39-78
T28 Brooke Todare, Paradise Valley, Ariz. (2004) 40-39-79
T28 Ashley Bickerton, Ottawa, Ontario (2003) 38-41-79
T28 Samantha Perlich, Tucson, Ariz. (2004) 42-37-79
31 Christina Schams, Chandler, Ariz. (2005) 40-40-80
T32 Mari Chun, Pearl City, Hawaii (2005) 41-40-81
T32 Michaela Cavener, Ponca City, Okla. (2004) 43-38-81
T32 Allison Martin, Bakersfield, Calif. (2003) 39-42-81
35 Stephanie Moore, Renton, Wash. (2004) 41-42-83
T36 Kali Quick, Nampa, Idaho (2004) 42-42-84
T36 Lauren Brown, Phoenix, Ariz. (2003) 39-45-84
T36 Annika Windon, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (2004) 42-42-84
T39 Nicole Dishman, Santa Barabra, Calif. (2004) 43-43-86
T39 Holly Niederkohr, Marysville, Ohio (2005) 43-43-86
41 Colette Lowe, Jacksonville, Fla. (2004) 43-44-87
Songyi Yi, San Diego, Calif. (2005) DQ (Rule 6-6d)

 
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