AJGA FIRST AMERICAN TITLE AVILA JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Tampa, Florida
June 29, 2003

TANG SHOOTS 71 TO EARN MEDALIST HONORS
Durham and Fricton guide way in Girls Division at 76


TAMPA, Fla.-Timothy Tang of North Charleston, S.C. leads the way in the Boys Division for the AJGA First American Title Avila Junior Classic Qualifier with an even par 71. In the Girls Division, Rebecca Durham of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Mandy Fricton of Merritt Island, Fla., received medalist honors with a 76.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA First American Title Avila Junior Classic Qualifiers featured 80 players, 59 boys and 21 girls from more than 12 states Paraguay and South Korea.

Although Tang, 16-years-old, played an even par 71, he had some missed opportunities. He missed a 1-foot putt for eagle on No. 9 after being 155-yards out and instead tapped in for a birdie. Tang also carded a birdie on No. 11, and back-to-back birdies on Nos. 16 and 17.

"I had a sloppy round, but I am happy to qualify," Tang said.

Rounding out the Boys Division qualifiers are Jeffery Dennis of Parkland, Fla., and Andrew Maronek of Stillwater, Okla., at 72. Greg Williams of Lake Mary, Fla., Kyung Chong of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Mick Partridge of Los Angeles, Calif., and Michael Blodgett of San Luis Obispo, Calif., at 73. Chad Gates of Palm City, Fla., Youngmin Cha of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Kodi Merrell of West Palm Beach, Fla., at 74. Sungwon Jeon of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Takeshi Fuchigami of Tampa, Fla., James Whitehurst of Williston, Fla., and Ryan LeFevre of Boca Raton, Fla., at 75.

In the Girls Division, Durham relied heavily on her short game and was consistent off the tee in qualifying for her first AJGA event.

"I missed all the bunkers on the course, so I was very happy with my play today, I really lucked out," Durham said.

Rounding out the Girls Division qualifiers are Hannah Brabb of Maitland, Fla., at 77 and Yu-Jin Bang of Bradenton, Fla., at 78.

The tournament field will feature 84 players, 63 boys and 21 girls from 16 states, New Zealand and Bermuda. First-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Avila Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

For more information, contact tournament headquarters at (813) 968-5285.


 
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