HARGRAY JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Palmetto Hall Plantation – Robert Cupp Course
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
July 5–9, 2004

CHUNG WINS MEDALIST HONORS AT PALMETTO HALL
Kim takes home Girls Division medalist honors

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – David Chung of Fayetteville, N.C., was the only qualifier competitor to shoot under par on the day, and he took home medalist honors in the Boys Division by carding a 1-under-par 71.  In the Girls Division, Joy Kim of Lawrenceville, Ga., shot a 3-over-par 75 to capture medalist honors in the Hargray Junior Classic Qualifier.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Hargray Junior Classic Qualifier featured 76 boys and 6 girls looking to qualify for this week’s 54-hole stroke play tournament.  For the first time, the Hargray Junior Classic is being held at the Palmetto Hall Plantation’s Robert Cupp Course on Hilton Head Island.

With temperatures rising into the mid-90’s under a sweltering late-morning sun, Chung overcame the heat to post the low-round of the day, a 1-under-par 71.

“I think the key to my round was hitting greens in regulation,” said Chung.  “You have to hit them to make par because of the difficulty of the putts.”

Chung shot 36-35—71, including four birdies, three of them coming on par-5’s.

“I’m pleased with the way I played today,” said the 14-year-old Chung. “I kept my driver fairly straight all day, and I think I played solidly.”

Chung chose to use his exemption to enhance his AJGA Performance Based Entry status and will not be competing in this week’s tournament.

Boys earning spots in this week’s tournament were South Carolina natives Sean Goshert of Conway, and John Montgomery of Hilton Head Island; Georgia natives Thomas Mathiassen of Roswell and David Kim of Lawrenceville; North Carolina natives Charlie Ipock and Ryan Bell of Charlotte, Alexander Retsch-Bogart of Chapel Hill, Ryan Kerns of Davidson, and Josh Brock of Wilmington; David Maslen of Merrimak, N.H., and Eric Anderson of Holland, Ohio.

Kim earned the top slot on the leaderboard in the Girls Division with a consistent 38-37—75.  Kim had two birdies on the day coming on Nos. 5 and 8.

Also qualifying for this week’s tournament are Seung-Hyun Lee of Kennett Square, Pa., and Patricia Kim of Midland, Ga.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

The first round of the Hargray Junior Classic will be held Wednesday with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Palmetto Hall Plantation’s Robert Cupp Course.

For more information on the Hargray Junior Classic, contact AJGA tournament headquarters at (678) 617-2425.

 
Polo Golf Rankings
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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