& TOUCHE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
June 2-5, 2003
PAIR OF TEXAS DUOS LEAD CLUSTERED BOYS
Underwood, Knoll Take Commanding Lead in Girls Division
DALLAS-- The team of Mark Conlon of Arlington, Texas,
and Martin Piller of Duncanville, Texas share a two-shot lead
with the tandem of Tyler and Trent Leon of Dallas after the
first round of the Justin Leonard/Deloitte & Touche Junior
Team Championship. In the Girls Division, the duo of Mallorie
Underwood of Montgomery, Texas, and Ashley Knoll of The Woodlands,
Texas, fired a 7-under-par 64 to take a commanding four-shot
lead after the first day of play.
The 54-hole team competition, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, is being conducted at the Northwood Club
in Dallas, home of the 1952 U.S. Open. The field consists
of 72 players representing 15 states, including 44 players
from the state of Texas and 13 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.
The tournament contains two divisions consisting of boys and
girls ages 13 to 18.
Past AJGA National Chairman Justin Leonard, fresh off an
11th-place finish at the Memorial, competed in the Junior-Am
event on Monday, and made an appearance during the cookout
festivities on Tuesday night.
Tuesday's first round was played as a team Modified Scotch
format. The format consisted of each player hitting his/her
own tee shot. Next, each competitor played his/her partner's
ball. From there, the team chose which ball they wanted to
play out. An alternate shot format was then used until the
ball was holed.
In the Boys Division, Conlon and Piller fired a 5-under-par
66 along with the Leon brothers to claim a 2-shot lead over
the team of Jeffrey Edelman of Southlake, Texas, and Scott
Barton of Dallas. Chad Wilcox of Peoria, Ariz., and Tarik
Can of New York City share the second place honors as well.
"I like the format, I can always bank on my brother.
You can have a good time (playing) it and be aggressive with
it," said the elder brother Tyler Leon regarding the
unique team competition format.
"We made a 15-footer on the first hole for birdie and
kind of relaxed and settled down after that," said Conlon.
"It got us under par and where we wanted to be."
In the Girls Division, Underwood and Knoll carded eight birdies
including a 20-foot putt on the 18th to cap off the scintillating
64. Lauren Todd of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brooke Todare of Paradise
Valley, Ariz., trail the lead duo by four shots after firing
a 3-under-par 68.
"We both hit the ball really well so we have confidence
for the rest of the week," Knoll said. "We thought
the format would be harder than it was, but it turned out
to be pretty good."
A four-ball format will be used in the second round on Wednesday.
Tee times will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11:50 a.m.
For more information on the Justin Leonard/Deloitte &
Touche Junior Team Championship, call tournament headquarters
at (972) 934-0544, ext. 105.
DALLAS - First-round results from the Justin Leonard/Deloitte
& Touche Junior Team Championship conducted by the American
Junior Golf Association at Northwood Club. Par Boys: 36-35-71,
Girls: 36-36-71. Yardage: Boys 6,793. Girls: 5,887.
Trent Leon, Dallas, Texas
Tyler Leon, Dallas, Texas -35-31-66
Martin Piller, Duncanville, Texas
Mark Conlon, Arlington, Texas -33-33-66
Scott Barton, Dallas, Texas
Jeffery Edelman, Southlake, Texas -35-33-68
Tarik Can, New York, N.Y.
Chad Wilcox, Peoria, Ariz. -34-34-68
Chris Kirk, Woodstock, Ga.
Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga. -34-35-69
Charlie Holland, Dallas, Texas
Will Osborne, Wichita Falls, Texas -36-33-69
James Minahan, Spring, Texas
Russell Chabaud, Spring, Texas -36-33-69
Sam Owen, Dallas, Texas
Garrett Merrell, Dallas, Texas -36-33-69
Jeremy Frye, Palestine, Texas
Jeffrey Frye, Palestine, Texas -34-35-69
Colt Knost, Pilot Point, Texas
Harris Graham, Argyle, Texas -36-33-69
Mitchell A. Cohlmia, Tulsa, Okla.
Brett Myers, Broken Arrow, Okla. -36-33-69
Michael Randle, Austin, Texas
Jeff Gerlich, Austin, Texas -38-31-69
Scooter Jefferson, Spring, Texas
Bronson Burgoon, The Woodlands, Texas -36-34-70
Ryan Henry, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Zac Reynolds, Edmond, Okla. -36-34-70
Paul Haley, Dallas, Texas
Mike Lester, Dallas, Texas -35-35-70
Tyler Peglow, Marshalltown, Iowa
Kyle Ritchie, Bedford, Iowa -36-34-70
Ryan Hillstrom, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Cam Rogers, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -36-35-71
Jack Freeman, Garland Texas
Brian Ault, Mesquite Texas -34-37-71
Matthew Van Zandt, Missouri City, Texas
Lance Lopez, Missouri City, Texas -35-36-71
Bo Stover, East Lansing, Mich.
James Kurek, Lothian, Md. -37-35-72
Trey Todd, Abilene, Texas
Jeremy Alcorn, Brownwood, Texas -36-36-72
Dos Goldsmith, McAllen, Texas
Blake Parks, Odessa, Texas -35-38-73
David Dragoo, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ben Marsh, Paradise Valley, Ariz. -39-34-73
Jake Creel, Dothan, Ala.
Brian Ricketts, Highland Village, Texas -38-36-74
Mallorie Underwood, Montgomery, Texas
Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas -33-31-64
Lauren Todd, Phoenix, Ariz.
Brooke Todare, Paradise Valley, Ariz. -35-33-68
Whitney Sylvan, Columbia, S.C.
Whitney Myers, East Berlin, Pa. -35-34-69
Taylor Leon, Dallas, Texas
Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif. -33-36-69
Kate Ackerson, Allen, Texas
Lacey Jones, Idabel, Okla. -38-32-70
Lila Barton, Dallas, Texas
Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif. -36-34-70
Leslie Wall, Dallas, Texas
Kelley Louth, Victoria, Texas -37-34-71
Michaela Cavener, Ponca City, Okla.
Ali Griffin, Edmond, Okla. -36-36-72
Jacquelyn Nemcik, College Station, Texas
Christa Spedding, Granbury, Texas -38-35-73
Lauren Espinosa, Irving, Texas
Caney Hines, San Antonio, Texas -37-36-73
Emily Hoeper, Kansas City, Mo.
Alyssa Otero, Sante Fe, N.M. -36-38-74
Stephanie Hickerson, Dallas, Texas
Lindsay Adams, Dallas, Texas -41-40-81