AJGA CLUBCORP JUNIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Homestead Resort, Lower Cascades Course
Hot Springs, Virginia
July 28-31, 2003

CARLIN PACES HIMSELF, BOYS DIVISION WITH TOURNAMENT-LOW 65
Girls Division to come down to final day with three-way tie

HOT SPRINGS, VA.- Greg Carlin of Kensington, Md., carded a tournament- and career-low 7-under-par 65 to take the lead in the Boys Division of the AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship. In the Girls Division, Catherina Wang of Sarasota, Fla., Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla., and Eleanor Tucker of Wilson, N.C., are in possession of the lead at 3-over-par 147.

The 10th AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship features 123 players, 99 boys and 24 girls from 21 states, including 30 players from the state of Virginia. The field also includes defending Boys Division champion Jared Jones of Kenova, W. Va., 2001 Girls Division champion Whitney Myers and AJGA Polo Golf Junior All-American Granada.

Carlin, playing in his fourth AJGA event this summer, entered the second round seven shots off the lead at 1-over-par 73. He took a simple approach into Wednesday's round.

"I just wanted to go out and play," said the 17-year-old. "After each birdie I wanted to calm down, not get too excited and keep playing."

Carlin's second round featured seven birdies and 11 pars. His previous career-low came earlier this year, with a 2-under-par 68 at the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Invitational in Ashland, Ky. Last year, he finished tied for fourth in this same tournament.

The previous tournament-low was Tuesday's first round leaders Tom Miles of Dublin, Ohio and Chad Fultz, of Staunton, W.Va., at 6-under-par 66. Fultz shot 2-over-par 74 to fall to second at 4-under-par 140.

In a tie for third are Nathan Kinker of Barboursville, W.Va., and Miles at 2-under-par 142. Rounding out the top-five in a tie for fifth is Clint Smith of Asheboro, N.C., and William Shriver, IV, of Silver Spring, Md., at 1-under-par 143.

Wang, the first-round leader at 1-under-par 71, will enter the final round as the leader for the first time in an AJGA event.

"I got some bad breaks today, but I still feel I putted well," said the 15-year-old. "Tomorrow I just want to take it step by step and make par all around the course."

By contrast, Granada will be making her fourth appearance in a final pairing this season. She won the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic in Hilton Head Island, S.C., earlier this summer. She entered Wednesday's round at 1-over-par 73, just one shot off Wang's lead.

"I struggled a little, but I hit the ball well on the last three holes," said 15-year-old Granada.

On the final three holes, Granada made par on No. 16, birdie on No. 17 and par on No. 18., for her round of 2-over-par 74.
Tucker will join the final group tomorrow after carding a 1-over-par 73. Her highest finish in an AJGA event was in 2002 at the Henry-Griffitts Rome Junior Classic with a fifth-place tie.

The final round of the 54-hole stroke play event will begin Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 a.m., off the No. 1 tee at The Homestead Resort, Lower Cascades Course. For more information on the AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship, please contact tournament headquarters at (540) 839-7708.

 
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Boys
1. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
2. Norman Xiong
Canyon Lake, Calif.
3. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, La.
4. Andy Zhang
(China) Winter Garden, Fla.
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
Girls
1. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
2. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
3. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
4. Alyaa Abdulghany
Newport Beach, Calif.
5. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
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Weekly Results
AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek
Boys
Total
1
Ashkaan Hakim
219
T
2
Mitchell Cornell
220
T
2
Joey Burlison
220
Girls
Total
1
Xinying (Miranda) Wang
216
2
Ty Akabane
220
3
Belinda Hu
227
AJGA Junior All-Star at Spring Valley
Boys
Total
1
Rodrigo Rodas
219
T
2
Alexander Vogelsong
220
T
2
David Colleran
220
Girls
Total
1
Rachel Kuehn
219
T
2
Wen Qi Zhu
225
T
2
Mimi Chen
225
Daniel Berger Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Chris Nido
210
2
Bryan Teoh Wiyang
212
3
Carlos Marrero
216
Girls
Total
1
*Sophie Guo
222
2
Julia Matzat
222
3
Taylor Roberts
224
KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
Boys
Total
1
*Karl Vilips
210
2
Canon Claycomb
210
3
Khavish Varadan
215
Girls
Total
1
Harmie Constantino
210
2
Jayna Choi
216
T
3
Michaela Morard
219
T
3
Ya Chun Chang
219
Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf
Boys
Total
1
Levi Valadez
207
2
Tommy Boone
209
T
3
Shuai Ming Wong
217
T
3
Cody Banach
217
T
3
Chad Sewell
217
Girls
Total
1
Beryl Wang
218
2
Jennifer Zhou
223
3
Greta Bruner
224
Mill Creek Foundation Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Maxwell Moldovan
202
2
Tyler Isenhart
208
T
3
Marcus Smith
209
T
3
William Huang
209
T
3
N. Nels Surtani
209
Girls
Total
1
Reese Guzman
204
2
Sarah Beqaj
209
3
Kristen Chen
211
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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