AJGA ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS JUNIOR QUALIFIER
Pepsi Qualifier Series presented by ClubCorp
Fairway Oaks Country Club
Abilene, Texas
July 15, 2001

VIRDELL GRABS MEDALIST HONORS IN ABILENE WITH A 2-UNDER-PAR 70
Hull secures top spot in Girls Division with an even-par 72


ABILENE, Texas-Nathan Virdell of Llano, Texas, fired a 2-under-par 70 to grab medalist honors in the Boys Division at the AJGA Abilene Reporter-News Junior Qualifier. Megan Hull of Mansfield, Texas, secured Girls Division honors with an even-par 72 at the Fairways Oaks Country Club.

The 18-hole qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, included 97 players representing six states and Switzerland. Ten spots were on the line in the Boys Division and three spots in the Girls Division for entry into the AJGA Abilene Reporter-News Junior to be held July 16-19 at the Abilene Country Club.

Virdell connected on four birdies, including three on the back nine. On the 150-yard, par-3 16th, the 17-year-old set-up his birdie with a 9-iron over the water to within three feet of the flagstick. Virdell rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to finish the backside at 1-under-par 35.

"I felt good today," Virdell said. "I was hitting the ball off the tee very well and I didn't three-putt all day."

Colton Turnquist of Austin, Texas, finished one stroke back at 35-36--71.

Also qualifying in the Boys Division were Justin Cole of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Martin Piller of Duncanville, Texas; Matt Page of The Woodlands, Texas; Derek Smith of Elk City, Okla; Jeff Kiecke of Austin, Texas; and Michael Douthit of Palestine, Texas.

Dustin Byrd of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cannon Cahill of Madisonville, Texas, each qualified through a sudden-death playoff.

In the Girls Division, Hull shot an even-par 72 to take medalist honors and earn entry into the tournament field.

"My putting was very good today," Hull said. "I'm going to try the best I can this week and have a good time while I'm at it."

Also qualifying in the Girls Division were Stacy Brown of The Woodlands, Texas, with a 77 and Brenda Norris of Spring Branch, Texas, at 78.

First-round action for the AJGA Abilene Reporter-News Junior begins at 7:00 a.m Tuesday at Abilene Country Club. For more information regarding the AJGA Abilene Reporter-News Junior, please contact tournament headquarters at (915) 692-2586.

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ABILENE, Texas -- Qualifier results from the ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS JUNIOR QUALIFIER conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Fairway Oaks Country Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,700 Girls: 5,927


BOYS DIVISION

Qualified
Nathan Virdell (2002) Llano, Texas* 35-35--70
Colton Turnquist (2002) Austin, Texas* 35-36--71
Justin Cole (2003) Horseshoe Bay, Texas* 37-35--72
Martin Piller (2004) Duncanville, Texas* 35-37--72
Matt Page (2002) The Woodlands, Texas* 37-35--72
Derek Smith (2003) Elk City, Okla.* 34-38--72
Jeff Kiecke (2002) Austin, Texas* 36-37--73
Michael Douthit (2003) Palestine, Texas* 34-39--73
x-Dustin Byrd (2001) Fort Worth, Texas* 35-39--74
x-Cannon Cahill (2001) Madisonville, Texas* 34-40--74

Failed to Qualify
Dillon Gooch (2003) Salado, Texas* 34-40--74
Greg Koch (2002) Wichita Falls, Texas* 33-41--74
Robert Kreiner (2003) Austin, Texas* 37-37--74
Todd Parks (2003) Carrollton, Texas* 36-38--74
Charlie Spence (2002) Austin, Texas* 36-38--74
John Cardinal (2003) Lubbock, Texas* 37-38--75
Ryan Eastman (2003) San Angelo, Texas* 36-39--75
Will Hanna (2002) The Woodlands, Texas* 35-40--75
Michael Randle (2004) Austin, Texas* 37-38--75
Kevin Welch (2004) Portales, N.M.* 37-38--75
Hunter Payne (2002) Lubbock, Texas* 36-39--75
William Allcorn (2004) Abilene, Texas* 36-39--75
Zachary Reeves (2003) Arlington, Texas* 38-37--75
Josh Webber (2003) Dallas, Texas* 38-38--76
Clay Parks (2003) Carrollton, Texas* 39-37--76
Zach Florence (2002) Garland, Texas* 39-37--76
Jonathan Buchanan (2003) Texarkana, Texas* 39-37--76
Jarryd Foreman (2002) Odessa, Texas* 38-38--76
Kevin Newman (2002) League City, Texas* 36-40--76
Luke Trammell (2001) Edmond, Okla.* 40-37--77
Matt Wakefield (2002) Carrollton, Texas* 37-40--77
Cole Kuykendall (2001) Sour Lake, Texas* 40-37--77
Blake Slaughter (2003) Rockwall, Texas* 37-40--77
Michael Haddock (2003) San Antonio, Texas* 39-38--77
Bryan Gutierrez (2001) Plano, Texas* 41-37--78
Ryan May (2003) Cedar Hill, Texas* 39-39--78
Joe Peebles (2002) Wylie, Texas* 40-38--78
Brian Fuller (2002) Farmers Branch, Texas* 39-39--78
David Kite (2003) Austin, Texas* 35-43--78
Preston Lancaster (2002) Dallas, Texas* 39-39--78
Robert Henson (2002) Sweetwater, Texas* 39-39--78
Miles Terry (2003) Oklahoma City, Okla.* 38-40--78
Pete Krupp (2003) Southlake, Texas* 38-40--78
Matthew Connor (2002) Tulsa, Okla.* 40-38--78
Jeff Howard (2004) Plano, Texas* 36-42--78
Michael Campbell (2002) Plano, Texas* 39-39--78
James Blair (2002) Madisonville, Texas* 38-40--78
Brandon Melville (2002) Lubbock, Texas* 38-40--78
Brad Gutierrez (2004) Plano, Texas* 38-40--78
Ryan Werner (2002) Dallas, Texas* 40-39--79
Raymond Cox (2003) San Antonio, Texas* 37-42--79
John Rogers (2002) Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas* 38-41--79
Matt Finneran (2003) Granbury, Texas* 38-41--79
Hunter McElhaney (2004) Plano, Texas* 42-37--79
Eric Anderson (2003) Plano, Texas* 38-41--79
Gatlyn McDonald (2002) New Braunfels, Texas* 40-40--80
Davey Davis (2003) Brownwood, Texas* 40-40--80
Kevin Dufour (2004) Austin, Texas* 41-39--80
Nick Brown (2002) Cody, Wyo.* 40-41--81
Hunter Mayes (2005) The Woodlands, Texas* 40-41--81
Cody Lannom (2003) Edmond, Okla.* 39-42--81
Arron-Jayce Garza (2004) Ozona, Texas* 39-42--81
Philip Brabec (2002) Vessy, Switzerland* 39-43--82
David Dunwoody (2002) Houston, Texas* 39-43--82
Marc Campbell (2003) Southlake, Texas* 43-39--82
Ronald Racho (2003) Ft. Worth, Texas* 41-41--82
Rob Krupp (2006) Southlake, Texas* 39-43--82
Ryan Brady (2003) Georgetown, Texas* 42-40--82
Chad Keesee (2002) Abilene, Texas* 40-43--83
Chace Crawford (2003) Plano, Texas* 41-42--83
Erin Rush (2002) Liberal, Kan.* 42-41--83
Chase Butler (2001) Bonham, Texas* 42-42--84
Dee Alston (2003) Wheeler, Texas* 40-44--84
Rode McElreath (2003) Merkel, Texas* 41-44--85
William Kim (2002) Del Rio, Texas* 39-46--85
Blake Ashcraft (2003) Tahoka, Texas* 39-46-85
Austin Hill (2003) Dallas, Texas* 41-44--85
Bryan Foreman (2006) Odessa, Texas* 39-48--87
Josh Irving (2005) Mansfield, Texas* 46-41--87
James Smith (2005) San Angelo, Texas* 40-48--88
Steven Smith (2002) Canyon, Texas* 42-46--88
Chad Spruell (2002) San Angelo, Texas* 41-47--88
Ryan McCarley (2002) Colorado Springs, Colo.* 48-41--89
Jonathan Cook (2002) Burleson, Texas* 44-45--89
Greg Baker (2002) Sunnyvale, Texas* 43-47--90
Paul Schaub (2003) Lubbock, Texas* 42-49--91
Praneeth Perera (2004) Lewisville, Texas* 44-53--97
Aaron Hudson (2002) Lewisville, Texas* 48-52--100
Justin Mendoza (2003) Abilene, Texas* --DQ (Rule 6-8a)

GIRLS DIVISION

Qualified
Megan Hull (2001) Mansfield, Texas* 36-36--72
Stacy Brown (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 38-39--77
Brenda Norris (2002) Spring Branch, Texas* 39-39--78

Failed to Qualify
Traci Robison (2002) Arlington, Texas* 39-43--82
Whitney McComis (2002) Bridgeport, Texas* 42-44--86
Jennifer Foote (2003) Conroe, Texas* 42-44--86
Traci Horany (2002) Olney, Texas* 45-46--91
Courtney McWhirter (2003) Plano, Texas* 56-53--109

x-qualified via playoff

 
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