AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS BLUEGRASS JUNIOR INVITATIONAL
Bellefonte Country Club
Ashland, Ky.
June 19-22, 2001

BLAKEFIELD SETS NEW TOURNAMENT RECORD TO TAKE BOYS DIVISION TITLE AT AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS BLUEGRASS JUNIOR INVITATIONAL
Turner holds on to win first career title with final-round 71 in Girls Division

ASHLAND, Ky.-Mark Blakefield of Maysville, Ky., set a new tournament record at the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational Friday with a 54-hole total of 6-under-par 204 to claim the Boys Division title. Marci Turner of Tompkinsville, Ky., shot 1-under-par on the front nine before finishing at 71 to claim the title in the Girls Division with a tournament total of 9-over-par 219.

The tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 120 golfers from 22 states and Canada. 31 Kentucky natives competed in the 20th edition of the 54-hole event.

In winning the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational, Blakefield (73-65-66--204) and Turner (76-72-71--219) join 1998 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Steve Flesch and two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion Vicki Goetze as champions of the event.

"I've been wanting to do this for a long time," Blakefield said about his first career AJGA victory. "I've always wanted to win (an AJGA tournament), especially in Kentucky. That makes it so much better."

Blakefield's 6-under-par tournament total was one shot better than the old record carded by Mike Austin of Ostrander, Ohio, in 1997.

The Kentucky native began both nines on fire, making birdies on Nos. 1, 2 and 4 and birdie, eagle to start the back, and then outlasted round two leader Cale Barr (68-68-70--206) down the stretch. Barr shot 3-under-par on the back nine to make a late push, yet was unable to retake the lead as the round wore on. The 18-year-old Blakefield sealed the win with a 20-foot putt for birdie on the 400-yard par-4 18th hole.

"I knew he (Barr) would make a run sooner or later," the Kentucky signee said. "I was expecting it. I just kept trying to make pars and make him come after me. I was grinding for the whole day and after that putt, I knew it was all over."

Barr, from Versailles, Ky., finished second at 4-under-par with a final-round 70. Chris Halkowitz of Johnson City, Tenn., shot 69 to join Jessie Mudd of Louisville, Ky., and Shawn Lafontaine of Cobourg, Ontario, in a tie for third at 2-under-par 208.

Heading into the final two holes of the tournament, Turner held a one-stroke lead in the Girls Division over Whitney Wade of Glasgow, Ky., and Beth Marushak of Northampton, Pa. She was able to hold off her challengers, making par on holes 17 and 18.

"I knew I always had a chance," the left-handed Turner said. "But to play so well the last two days, that really meant a lot."

The 17th hole proved crucial for the eventual champion. Turner hit her pitch shot from 30 yards to two feet from the hole. She proceeded to make the putt and preserve a one-stroke lead after watching Marushak sink a birdie putt to go to 10-over-par for the tournament.
Wade and Marushak shared second with scores of 10-over-par 220.

The Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational marks the first AJGA tournament title for Turner, her previous high finish was fifth at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Chateau Elan in April.

For more information on the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational or any AJGA event, please contact AJGA headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

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ASHLAND, Ky. -- Final results from the AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS BLUEGRASS JUNIOR INVITATIONAL conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Bellefonte Country Club. Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: Boys: 6,037 Girls: 5,413


BOYS DIVISION

Pos.
Name Class City State Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Total
1

Mark Blakefield

(2001)

Maysville

Ky.

73

65

66

204

2

Cale Barr

(2003)

Versailles

Ky.

68

68

70

206

T3

Jessie Mudd

(2003)

Louisville

Ky.

69

69

70

208

 

Chris Halkowitz

(2002)

Johnson City

Tenn.

73

66

69

208

 

Shawn Lafontaine

(2001)

Cobourg

Ontario

68

70

70

208

6

Justin Fender

(2002)

New Richmond

Ohio

71

67

71

209

7

Michael Haverfield

(2004)

Louisville

Ky.

75

69

69

213

T8

Brad Marek

(2002)

Arlington Heights

Ill.

72

73

70

215

Joel Kraner

(2002)

Dublin

Ohio

74

69

72

215

Brandon Duff

(2002)

Goodrich

Mich.

71

70

74

215

T11

Danny Dennis

(2002)

Collierville

Tenn.

74

73

70

217

 

Brian Kim

(2002)

Louisville

Ky.

72

73

72

217

T13

Colton Turnquist

(2002)

Austin

Texas

72

76

70

218

Scotty Campbell

(2003)

Conway

Ark.

70

75

73

218

Tommy Wiegand

(2003)

Avon Lake

Ohio

68

76

74

218

T16

Will Dottley

(2003)

Greenville

Miss.

74

72

73

219

 

Matthew Hiatt

(2002)

Sylvania

Ohio

73

70

76

219

 

Colin Biles

(2003)

Upper Arlington

Ohio

72

70

77

219

T19

Steve Lohmeyer

(2001)

Dayton

Ohio

74

75

71

220

Robby Shaw

(2002)

Louisville

Ky.

75

74

71

220

John Saari

(2003)

Lilburn

Ga.

70

77

73

220

Blake Sattler

(2002)

New Philadelphia

Ohio

73

74

73

220

Drew Whitten

(2001)

Hurricane

W.Va.

71

73

76

220

Bryan Beymer

(2002)

Huntington

W.Va.

70

73

77

220

T25

Tyler Riffe

(2002)

Byron

Ill.

78

72

71

221

 

Andy Brown

(2002)

Ironton

Ohio

74

74

73

221

 

Barr Blanton

(2002)

Louisville

Ky.

73

73

75

221

 

Adam Hovermale

(2001)

Lexington

Ky.

72

72

77

221

 

Chris Wilson

(2003)

Dublin

Ohio

72

71

78

221

T30

Kyle Reifers

(2002)

Dublin

Ohio

79

68

75

222

Wes Homan

(2002)

Cincinnati

Ohio

71

75

76

222

T32

Spencer Wilson

(2002)

Lawrence

Kan.

72

77

74

223

 

Gabriel Borrud

(2002)

Beaver Dam

Wis.

71

76

76

223

 

Paul Miller

(2002)

Wheelersburg

Ohio

69

77

77

223

 

Jason Gerken

(2002)

Logan

Ohio

75

68

80

223

T36

Tyler Cain

(2002)

Richmond

Ky.

76

77

71

224

Matt Cooperrider

(2002)

Thornville

Ohio

74

76

74

224

T38

Shawn Marshall

(2002)

North Vernon

Ind.

73

78

74

225

 

T.J. Shelton

(2001)

Saline

Mich.

75

74

76

225

 

Jeff Nichols

(2002)

Rochester Hills

Mich.

71

78

76

225

 

Brad Kopsick

(2002)

Lake Forest

Ill.

75

74

76

225

 

Aaron Kim

(2003)

Clifton

Va.

74

73

78

225

 

Jared Jones

(2003)

Kenova

W.Va.

71

76

78

225

T44

Mark Bixler

(2001)

Toledo

Ohio

79

75

72

226

John Clubb

(2002)

Charleston

W.Va.

76

76

74

226

David Huestis

(2001)

Worthington

Ohio

78

73

75

226

Adam Young

(2002)

Stephenville

Texas

75

74

77

226

Matt Amis

(2001)

Terrace Park

Ohio

76

72

78

226

John Locke

(2002)

Ashland

Ohio

75

73

78

226

T50

Matthew Britt

(2001)

Louisville

Ky.

72

80

75

227

 

Jonathan Burnside

(2001)

Fairmont

W.Va.

75

74

78

227

 

Richard Scarborough

(2001)

Dublin

Ohio

74

75

78

227

 

Joe Scheffres

(2002)

Rockville

Md.

73

76

78

227

T54

Kris Shepherd

(2001)

Evans

Ga.

82

74

72

228

Brian Roberts

(2001)

Eagan

Minn.

75

79

74

228

Scott Redmond

(2002)

Barboursville

W.Va.

82

71

75

228

Andrew Deye

(2001)

Cincinnati

Ohio

75

74

79

228

T58

Chris Childs

(2002)

Jefferson

Ohio

74

80

75

229

 

C.J. Gatto

(2003)

Columbus

Ohio

78

75

76

229

 

Charlie Mueller

(2003)

Charleston

W.Va.

74

78

77

229

 

Cameron Weis

(2004)

Russell

Ky.

73

78

78

229

 

Alex Stege

(2001)

Louisville

Ky.

76

75

78

229

T63

Kyle Shirley

(2002)

Fountain Run

Ky.

78

75

77

230

Andrew Rindfleisch

(2002)

West Chester

Ohio

79

73

78

230

Charlie Hendrickson

(2006)

Columbus

Ohio

75

75

80

230

Rush Janes

(2003)

Fairmont

W.Va.

70

78

82

230

Jamie Frazier

(2002)

Glasgow

Ky.

79

68

83

230

T68

Brian Matlock

(2003)

Cincinnati

Ohio

83

75

73

231

 

Tyler Wilson

(2002)

Lexington

Ky.

81

72

78

231

 

Mo Littleford

(2001)

Johnson City

Tenn.

72

77

82

231

T71

Mark Erlewine

(2002)

Union

Ky.

78

83

71

232

Will Cox

(2002)

Paducah

Ky.

80

78

74

232

Blake Isernhagen

(2002)

Lexington

Ky.

75

80

77

232

Aaron Green

(2002)

Tipp City

Ohio

83

72

77

232

Alex Zega

(2006)

Louisville

Ky.

74

79

79

232

Adam Woodcock

(2001)

Glennville

Ga.

78

74

80

232

Brad Tweel

(2001)

Huntington

W.Va.

76

75

81

232

Charlie Throgmorton

(2003)

West Paducah

Ky.

75

73

84

232

T79

Chris Gilles

(2002)

Owensboro

Ky.

78

80

75

233

 

Grant Rafield

(2005)

Birmingham

Ala.

77

78

78

233

 

Drew Maliniak

(2005)

Collierville

Tenn.

74

80

79

233

 

Ryan Wilson

(2002)

Dayton

Ohio

74

75

84

233

83

Joe Shaffer

(2003)

Bryan

Ohio

70

79

85

234

84

Mark Perry

(2003)

Atlanta

Ga.

78

80

77

235

85

Phillip Mesch

(2003)

Arlington

Texas

80

76

80

236

86

Tyler Stapleton

(2004)

South Point

Ohio

78

81

78

237

T87

Reiss Bright

(2003)

Paducah

Ky.

80

79

79

238

Casey Rigsby

(2002)

Boaz

Ala.

80

80

78

238

Josh Lykins

(2003)

Flatwoods

Ky.

81

80

77

238

Adam Shipp

(2002)

Arlington

Va.

76

82

80

238

91

Ross Beal

(2003)

Uniontown

Ohio

82

77

80

239

T92

Nick Petro

(2002)

Louisville

Ky.

81

81

80

242

Paul Humbert

(2002)

Miami

Fla.

85

77

80

242

94

Joe Misleh

(2002)

Cincinnati

Ohio

79

84

83

246

95

Joseph Christine

(2002)

Orefield

Pa.

84

86

81

251

96

Josh Hendrix

(2003)

Mount Sterling

Ky.

81

83

90

254

97

Brett Carlson

(2002)

Lake Forest

Ill.

92

84

84

260

Lenny Park

(2002)

Rowland Heights

Calif.

78

WD

Anthony Gillick

(2002)

Arlington Hts

Ill.

DQ

GIRLS DIVISION

Pos.
Name Class City State Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Total
1

Marci Turner

(2004)

Tompkinsville

Ky.

76

72

71

219

T2

Beth Marushak

(2002)

Northampton

Pa.

77

72

71

220

Whitney Wade

(2003)

Glasgow

Ky.

74

76

70

220

4

Jennifer Selfinger

(2001)

Columbus

Ohio

75

75

73

223

5

Amanda Blumenherst

(2005)

Fort Wayne

Ind.

73

75

78

226

6

Laura Caniff

(2004)

Russell

Ky.

81

74

73

228

7

Brittany Adams

(2002)

Huntington

W.Va.

72

76

81

229

8

Brittany Lincicome

(2004)

Pinellas Park

Fla.

76

79

75

230

9

Laura McCaslin

(2001)

Cookeville

Tenn.

80

78

73

231

T10

Mandy Goins

(2003)

Frankfort

Ky.

76

81

75

232

 

Robin McCarley

(2001)

Johnson City

Tenn.

80

75

77

232

T12

Brandi Zielinski

(2002)

Sylvania

Ohio

76

79

78

233

Mary Ann Plunkett

(2002)

Fort Thomas

Ky.

78

76

79

233

14

Jenna Schmidt

(2002)

Lenoir

N.C.

76

79

79

234

15

Allyson Hatcher

(2003)

Wheeling

W.Va.

76

83

80

239

T16

Lauren Scholl

(2004)

Liberty

Ky.

80

80

80

240

 

Joy Juskowich

(2002)

Morgantown

W.Va.

78

82

80

240

 

Audrey Gale

(2002)

Clayton

N.C.

81

81

78

240

19

Casey Rotella

(2001)

Keswick

Va.

84

80

79

243

20

Caitlin Ogren

(2002)

Daphne

Ala.

81

84

82

247

21

Katie Dixon

(2001)

Ashland

Ky.

85

82

81

248

 
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