AJGA BUICK JUNIOR OPEN
Boyne Highlands Resort, Moor Course
Harbor Springs, Mich.
August 20-23, 2001

TRIO SHARE LEAD AT THE AJGA BUICK JUNIOR OPEN
Creamer grabs lead in the Girls Division

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. - A trio of contenders sit atop the leaderboard at the 17th annual AJGA Buick Junior Open. Mike Rim of Lakewood, Calif., Danny Zimmerman of Verona, Wis., and Ryan Lenahan of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., each fired a 2-under-par 70 to share the first-round lead in the Boys Division. Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., carded an even-par 72 to secure the Girls Division lead.

The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Boyne Highlands Resort, par-72 Moor Course, features 99 players representing 19 states and includes 33 Michigan natives. Past winners include Phil Mickelson and Mt. Pleasant, Mich., native Kelly Robbins.

Rim recovered nicely from a bogey on No. 7, with an eagle on the 479-yard, par-5 eighth hole. The 17-year-old faded his second shot over trees on the left-hand side from 210 yards away to within 15 feet of the flagstick. Rim rolled in the putt to move him to 1-under-par and followed it up with a birdie on No. 9 for a front-side 34.

"I'm happy with the way I'm putting," said Rim, who finished eighth earlier this year at the AJGA Quail Ranch Junior Classic. "The greens can cost you strokes if you don't manage them well."

Zimmerman carded five birdies on the day en route to his 34-36--70.

"This is my type of course," Zimmerman said. "It's tree-lined but you can still hit the ball out and there's a good variety of holes that call for many different shots."

Lenahan set the tone early with a 20-foot birdie putt off the fringe on the first hole. The 17-year-old collected three more birdies on the day to gain confidence heading into the second round.

"I felt comfortable out there today," Lenahan said. "I'm just going to try to play one shot at a time and keep hitting my fairways and greens."

Jim Roney of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., is one-stroke back at 37-34--71, and 2000 runner-up Colby Beckstrom of North Muskegon, Mich., and Ryan Brehm of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., round out the top-5 at even-par 72.

Creamer collected three birdies on the day and saved 12 pars for a 36-36--72. The recently turned 15-year-old hit her approach shots on Nos. 4 and 14 to within five feet to set-up routine birdie makes.

"I played pretty steady today," said Creamer, who has posted three national victories this year. "My irons put me in good position and I hit fairways and greens most of the day."

Honorable mention Polo Golf Junior All-American Lisa Tyler of Lighthouse Point, Fla., is three strokes back at 37-38--75. Seema Sadekar of Bradenton, Fla., and Beth Marushak of Northhampton, Pa., are tied in third place at 4-over-par 76.

Second-round action begins Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. For more information on the AJGA Buick Junior Open, please contact tournament headquarters at (231) 526-3168.

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HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich.
-- First-round results from the BUICK JUNIOR OPEN conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort, Moor Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,802 Girls: 5,910


BOYS DIVISION

Mike Rim (2002) Lakewood, Calif.* 34-36--70
Danny Zimmerman (2004) Verona, Wis.* 34-36--70
Ryan Lenahan (2002) Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.* 33-37--70
Jim Roney (2002) Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.* 37-34--71
Colby Beckstrom (2002) N. Muskegon, Mich.* 37-35--72
Ryan Brehm (2004) Mount Pleasant, Mich.* 37-35--72
Ryder Frerichs (2002) Edina, Minn.* 38-35--73
Clark Klaasen (2005) Ada, Mich.* 35-38--73
David Merkow (2003) Hartland, Wis.* 38-36--74
David Huestis (2001) Worthington, Ohio* 35-39--74
Matt Neusel (2003) Dearborn, Mich.* 36-38--74
Christian Vozza (2002) Traverse City, Mich.* 35-39--74
Renzi Lee (2002) Billings, Mont.* 38-37--75
Steven Bullock (2002) Dove Canyon, Calif.* 37-38--75
Kelbi Lee (2004) Billings, Mont.* 38-37--75
Mitch Pierce (2002) Fenton, Mich.* 39-36--75
Jesse Dixon (2002) Ann Arbor, Mich.* 34-41--75
Kyle Marcolla (2004) Chillicothe, Mo.* 40-36--76
Matt Harmon (2003) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 41-35--76
Justin Tulk (2002) Cheboygan, Mich.* 38-38--76
Steve Sass (2002) Mequon, Wis.* 39-37--76
Patrick Wilkes-Krier (2002) Ann Arbor, Mich.* 39-37--76
Joshua Dean (2002) Richmond Hill, Ontario* 39-37--76
Cole Isban (2003) South Bend, Ind.* 42-34--76
Patrick Weibel (2001) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 39-38--77
Jeff Nichols (2002) Rochester Hills, Mich.* 39-38--77
Alex Bidelman (2001) Cornelius, N.C.* 40-37--77
Bruce Svechota-Kingsbury (2002) Ann Arbor, Mich.* 37-40--77
Justin Bratkovich (2002) Hamilton, Ontario* 38-39--77
Steve Colnitis (2001) Baldwin, Md.* 41-36--77
Creighton Page (2001) Louisville, Ky.* 39-38--77
Eric Chang (2002) Chino Hills, Calif.* 40-37--77
Chris Schuler (2001) Minot, N.D.* 37-40--77
Garrett Green (2004) East Aurora, N.Y.* 38-39--77
Clay Poff (2002) Mio, Mich.* 39-39--78
Eddie Hsu (2002) Diamond Bar, Calif.* 35-43--78
Brian Riley (2002) Rochester, N.Y.* 40-38--78
Eamonn McLoughlin (2002) Amityville, N.Y.* 41-38--79
James Song (2002) Oxnard, Calif.* 43-36--79
Tyler Wright (2003) Walden, N.Y.* 36-43--79
Matt Amen (2002) Anaheim, Calif.* 36-43--79
Tyler Randol (2002) Lawrence, N.Y.* 42-37--79
Tristan Lester (2003) Plymouth, Mich.* 39-40--79
Adam Jagelewski (2002) Walkerton, Ontario* 39-40--79
Kyle Underwood (2003) Adrian, Mich.* 40-39--79
Daniel Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 37-42--79
Pepper Pharr (2003) Derby, N.Y.* 38-41--79
Jon Boguth (2002) Sterling Heights, Mich.* 38-42--80
Graham Bell (2002) Sarnia, Ontario* 43-37--80
Matthew Myers (2002) St. Joseph, Mo.* 41-39--80
Daniel Miller (2002) Paducah, Ky.* 40-40--80

Mike Wolgast (2003) Harbor Springs, Mich.* 41-39--80
Scott Larson (2002) Aurora, Colo.* 40-41--81
Chad Selzler (2003) Osceola, Wis.* 43-38--81
Scott Szurek (2002) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.* 41-40--81
Michael Belich (2002) West Allis, Wis.* 39-42--81
Benjamin Miller (2002) Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.* 39-42--81
Andrew Parr (2002) London, Ontario* 39-42--81
John Sessions (2003) Wheaton, Ill.* 39-43--82
Will Cox (2002) Paducah, Ky.* 43-39--82
Danny Allen (2001) Palm Harbor, Fla.* 39-43--82
Chad Horner (2002) Essexville, Mich.* 41-41--82
Ralph Martello (2002) White Lake, Mich.* 39-43--82
Jacob Abramson (2002) Saint Clair, Mich.* 42-41--83
Reid Hartley (2003) Aurora, Ontario* 42-41--83
Brandon Duff (2002) Goodrich, Mich.* 40-44--84
Corey Rudd (2002) Baudette, Minn.* 43-41--84
Cean Geronimo (2002) Redondo Beach, Calif.* 38-46--84
Nils Homer (2002) Brampton, Ontario* 43-42--85
Trevor Firstbrook (2002) Collingwood, Ontario* 40-45--85
Mike Gaffin (2002) Kentwood, Mich.* 42-43--85
Todd Barkelar (2003) Schofield, Wis.* 42-43--85
David Shearer (2003) Charlevoix, Mich.* 42-44--86
Michael Hornung (2002) Hartland, Wis.* 43-43--86
Ryan Otto (2003) St. Joseph, Mich.* 44-42--86
Matt Bartnick (2002) Livonia, Mich.* 45-42--87
Shaun Jahn (2002) Grand Blanc, Mich.* 41-48--89
Nick Wunder (2001) Cincinnati, Ohio* 43-47--90
Clark Stevenson (2002) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 46-46--92
Adam Dyer (2002) Clarksburg, W.Va.* DQ--Rule 6-3a
Matthew Mills (2002) Bradenton, Fla.* WD

GIRLS DIVISION

Paula Creamer (2005) Pleasanton, Calif.* 36-36--72
Lisa Tyler (2002) Lighthouse Point, Fla.* 37-38--75
Seema Sadekar (2003) Bradenton, Fla.* 39-37--76
Beth Marushak (2002) Northampton, Pa.* 38-38--76
Erin Borowiec (2001) South Lyon, Mich.* 40-37--77
Jenna Walter (2002) Burton, Mich.* 39-39--78
Elena Kurokawa (2002) Redondo Beach, Calif.* 38-40--78
Kelly Robb (2003) Concord, Mass.* 39-41--80
Samantha Braschler (2002) Red Wing, Minn.* 38-43--81
Caitlan Carr (2002) Portage, Mich.* 39-44--83
Kristen Polanski (2003) Livonia, Mich.* 42-41--83
Moira O'Connel (2001) Bloomfield, Mich.* 42-41--83
Mandi McConnell (2003) Grand Blanc, Mich.* 39-44--83
Heather Scholten (2003) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 40-46--86
Gretchen Zoeller (2002) Floyds Knobs, Ind.* 42-45--87
Caroline Haase () Culver, Ind.* 43-45--88
Meredith Johnson (2001) Fargo, N.D.* 44-45--89
Katie Strawser (2003) Flushing, Mich.* 45-48--93

 
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