LESSING’S AJGA CLASSIC
The Links at Shirley
Shirley, New York
August 11-14, 2003

TARIK CAN AND DOES TAKE HOME BOYS TITLE
Creamer takes home top honors in Girls Division

SHIRLEY, N.Y. – Tarik Can of New York won the Boys Division of the Lessing’s AJGA Classic on Thursday with a 7-over-par 224. Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., was the top finisher in the Girls Division with a 1-under-par 215.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Lessing’s AJGA Classic was held August 12-14 at The Links at Shirley. The three-round event featured an 84- player field, 66 boys and 18 girls, with 38 participants from New York.

Can, 18, came into the final round nine strokes off the lead and used a play-off hole to seal the victory. Can battled with Billy Hanes of Elma, N.Y., on No. 18 and made par to assure his first win of the year.

“I was really nervous going into the playoff,” said Can. “I didn’t really think I had a chance coming into today but I just tried to play well and prepare for my next tournament. It seemed to work.”

Hanes, 17, used birdies on holes eight and nine to turn around his final 18 holes and save par on his front nine. Hanes made birdie on No.18 to force the playoff with Can and record his best finish of 2003.

“I had no clue where I stood on the last hole,” said Hanes. “I was just concerned with the leaders and tried to play better than them.”

Kyle Hartlaub, 16, of Summit, N.J., finished in third place in the Boys Division with a 10-over-par 226.

“I just played shot-to-shot,” said Hartlaub. “I knew I had a chance to win.”

Jeff Wolniewicz of West Seneca, N.Y., and Larry Haertel of Greenwich, Conn., fired an 11-over-par 227 to take fifth place in the Boys Division.

In the Girls Division, Creamer, 16, used steady golf to obtain her fourth AJGA win this season with a 54-hole total of 1-under-par 215.

“I had a lot of fun out there today,” said Creamer, a first-team Polo Golf Junior All-American. “This win brings back some confidence in my golf game.”

Fourteen-year-old Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., took second place with a 5-over-par 221.

“I knew I had to go out and play well to win,” Grehan said. “I putted poorly today and that hurt me the most.”

In third place in the Girls Division was Stephanie Connelly of Pasadena, Calif., who finished at 12-over-par 228.

“I came into today shooting for third place,” Connelly said. “My short game was amazing and I actually stuck a few shots on these hard greens.”

For more information on the Lessing’s AJGA Classic, call the AJGA national headquarters at (770) 868-4200.


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