AJGA TRANSAMERICA JUNIOR AT DENVER QUALIFIER
Applewood Golf Course
Golden, Colorado
August 4, 2003

10 BOYS AND THREE GIRLS QUALIFY AT APPLEWOOD
Shahi and Shin take top spots

GOLDEN, Colo. - Sasan Shahi of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Nara Shin of Chula Vista, Calif., won the Boys and Girls Divisions of the AJGA Transamerica Junior at Denver qualifier. Shahi carded a 4-under-par 66, while Shin carded a 3-over-par 74.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, Monday's shotgun qualifier was held at the par-70/71, Applewood Golf Course and featured a field of 71 boys and 14 girls from 19 states.

Shahi carded an eagle on the par-5, 474-yard seventh hole, three birdies and one bogey.

"I just tried to hit the ball straight today and drive the ball well," commented Shahi who hit every fairway in regulation Monday. "My putting really helped me too. I didn't miss any putts under six feet. Everything went really well today"

The AJGA Transamerica Junior at Denver will mark Shahi's third AJGA event of his career, as he looks to improve on his best AJGA finish, 18th at the 2003 AJGA Lockton Kansas City Junior.

"I really want to play well," remarked Shahi. " I'm looking to finish in the top-10 at this week's tournament."

Steve Saunders of Albuquerque, N.M., carded a 3-under-par 67 to finish one stroke back of Shahi, placing second and qualifying for the AJGA Transamerica Junior at Denver. Tying for third with matching rounds of 2-under-par 68, were Ryan Husted of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Blake Chrisman of Tulsa, Okla. Charles Wehr of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lee Harris of Fort Morgan, Colo., carded equal rounds of 1-under-par 69.

Four juniors carded even-par 70s to round out Monday's qualifying field. Aaron Sundberg of Lincoln, Neb., David Tregemba of Castle Rock, Colo., James Dalthorp III of Los Angeles and Nick Simmons of Greenwood Village, Colo., all shot even rounds to qualify.

By carding a 74 Monday, 13-year-old Nara Shin will be making her first appearance in an AJGA open event.

"I was nervous all round today," Shin said. "I'm very excited to win and qualify for my first AJGA event. I really hope that I do well."

Shin's round included one birdie and four bogeys.

"I putted pretty well all day today," Shin commented. "I focused very well today and played with a lot of confidence. I think that my confidence really helped me a lot."

A sudden-death playoff was needed to determine the final two qualifying spots in the Girls Divison. Becca Huffer of Denver and Brittany Skoda of Chagrin Falls, Ohio grabbed the final spots of the qualifier by making pars on the first hole of the playoff after carding matching rounds of 6-over-par 77.

The first round of the AJGA Transamerica Junior at Denver begins Wednesday with tee times starting at 7 a.m. off the first tee.

For more information on the AJGA Transamerica Junior at Denver, please contact tournament headquarters at (303) 674-3366.

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