AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS BLUEGRASS JUNIOR INVITATIONAL
Bellefonte Country Club
June 16, 2003
FIELD SET WITH TALLMAN LEADING THE WAY FOR QUALIFIERS AT
Girls Division qualifier Scholl takes medalist honors
- 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
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
"I was nervous coming out, but came back on the last
few holes," Scholl said. "I'm glad I made it into
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)
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4. Eugene Hong
5. Won Jun Lee
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|| 4. Andrea Lee
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