AJGA GREATER HARTFORD OPEN JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Simsbury Farms Golf Club
West Simsbury, Connecticut
August 10, 2003
UIHLEIN, LENDL EARN MEDALIST HONORS IN
Twelve boys and two girls qualify for AJGA Greater Hartford
Open Junior Classic
WEST SIMSBURY, Conn. - Peter Uihlein of North Dartmouth,
Mass., carded four birdies en route to taking top honors at
the AJGA Greater Hartford Open Junior Classic Qualifier with
a 1-under-par 71. Marika Lendl of Goshen, Conn., fired a 77
to win the Girls Division.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA
Greater Hartford Open Junior Classic Qualifier gave boys and
girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to qualify for 14 spots,
12 boys and two girls, for Tuesday's start of the 54-hole
"I drove the ball well today and putted pretty solid,"
Uihlein said. Because of prior commitments, Uihlein will not
be competing in the championship tournament.
"I dropped a birdie on the first hole and was like, 'alright
I feel good now,'" Uihlein said. The 13-year-old had
birdies on Nos. 1,7,8 and 11.
Lendl used two birdies to take the win in the Girls Division
with a 5-over-par 77.
"I hit it okay today," Lendl said. "My putting
was not that great but I had some good shots and it got the
Lendl was tied with one of her playing partners, Chelsea Curtis,
going into No.16. Lendl made par on the hole to take the lead.
She followed it up with a birdie on No. 17 coupled with a
Curtis bogey to extend the lead to three strokes. Lendl bogeyed
the final hole to fall one back but still come away with the
"The turning point for me was on No. 16," Lendl
said. "We were all off the green and I was able to take
the lead on the hole."
Also qualifying in the Boys Division are Cody Paladino of
Kensington, Conn., and Kyle Parsons of Wethersfield, Conn.,
with even-par 72s. Kevin Fitzpatrick of Harrison, N.Y., Joey
Murphy of Vienna, Va., Timothy Hager of Ivyland, Pa., all
came in with 73s.
Conor O'Brien of Weatogue, Conn., Cory Thistlethwaite of Dundas,
Ontario, Scott Chacon of Pasadena, Calif., Edward Czajkowski
of Burlington, Conn., Josh Cumming of Wilton, Conn., Lane
Anderer of York, Maine, and John Murphy of Wilton, Conn.,
round out the Boys Division qualifiers with 2-over-par 74s.
Also qualifying in the Girls Division is Curtis of New Seabury,
Mass., with a 79.
First-round tee times will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday off
the No. 1 tee at the Hop Meadows Country Club.
For more information on the AJGA Greater Hartford Open Junior
Classic contact tournament headquarters at (860) 658-7623,
or visit our Web site at ajga.org.