AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS BLUEGRASS JUNIOR INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER
Bellefonte Country Club
Ashland, Kentucky
June 16, 2003


FIELD SET WITH TALLMAN LEADING THE WAY FOR QUALIFIERS AT 68
Girls Division qualifier Scholl takes medalist honors

ASHLAND, Ky. - Chris Tallman of South Hadley, Mass., tops the list of 14 Boys Division qualifiers for the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational, with a 2-under-par 68 on Monday. Lauren Scholl of Somerset, Ky., is the top Girls Division qualifier with 4-over-par 74.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational Qualifier featured 62 players, 41 boys and 21 girls ages 13-18 from 12 states, including 24 from the state of Kentucky.

In the Boys Division, Tallman carded three birdies on the day to earn his way in to his first AJGA tournament.

"I felt smooth the whole round," said 16-year-old Tallman. "I had no trouble and kept the ball in the fairway through every hole."

The Boys Division qualifiers are Blake Russell of Dublin, Ohio and Jake Chominsky of Greensboro, N.C. with 1-over-par 71, Jordan Blann of Bowling Green, Ky., and Mark Phillips of Hilliard, Ohio at 72.

Todd Gambrell of Bay Village, Ohio, Tyler Cain of Ashland Ky., Charlie Hendrickson of Galloway, Ohio, and Brian Kohn of Cincinnati, Ohio with 3-over-par 73.

Shawn Sergent of Grayson, Ky., Joseph Barr of Versailes, Ky., Michael Beausejour of Cincinati, Ohio, Carlos Sainz of Elgin, Ill., with a 4-over-par 74.

Rounding out the qualifiers on the third hole of sudden death playoff is Brandon Berry of La Grange, Ky., with 5-over-par 75.
In the Girls Division, 17-year-old Scholl made two birdies back-to-back on Nos. 5 and 6, and another on No. 7 to take medalist honors.

"I was nervous coming out, but came back on the last few holes," Scholl said. "I'm glad I made it into the tournament."
Rounding out the five Girls Division qualifiers are Liebelei Lawrence of Bradenton, Fla., at 75, Maggie Cuningham of Knoxville, Tenn., at 76 and after a first hole sudden death playoff, Shalea Wolf of Cincinnati, Ohio at 82, and Katie Fraley of Elizabetown, Ky. at 82.

The AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Bellefonte Country Club, features 120 players from 19 states, including defending champions Jessie Mudd of Louisville, Ky., and Whitney Wade of Glasgow, Ky. The junior-am is slated for a 1 p.m. start on Tuesday at Bellefonte Country Club, with the 54-hole stroke play event set for a 7 a.m. Wednesday start.

For more information on the AJGA Henry-Griffits Bluegrass Junior Invitational, contact tournament headquarters at (606) 326-1741.

 

 
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