AJGA PRESEASON JUNIOR AT JEKYLL ISLAND
Jekyll Island Resort, Oleander Course
Jekyll Island, Ga.
February 23-25, 2001

 

SUNG BACK CAPTURES PRESEASON JUNIOR CROWN AT JEKYLL ISLAND
Top Fifteen Finishers Earn Exemptions into AJGA Events

Jekyll Island, Ga. -- Sung Back of Rossville, Ga., carded a final-round 2-under-par 70 to capture his first national victory at the AJGA Preseason Junior at Jekyll Island.

The 36-hole stroke play tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, was held on the par-72 Oleander Course at Jekyll Island Resort.

Back, a 17-year-old sophomore at Lakeview High School, started the final round one shot back of first-round leader Tommy Suri of Miami. After a 2-under 34 on the front nine Back took a one-shot lead and a birdie on the par 5, 11th hole sealed the victory.

"I think my key to victory was getting off to a great start today and putting pressure on Tommy," Back said. "I got my putter working early and hit a lot of key putts."

Back, who's only AJGA experience was the 2000 Taylor Made-adidas Golf Qualifier at Chateau Elan, recorded nine birdies in 36 holes en route to a 5-under-par 139 total.

"I came in this week hoping for a top-5 finish," Back said. "The victory is a big surprise and it gives me a lot confidence for my future at the national level," Back said.

Suri made a late run picking up two birdies in the final four holes to finish with an even- par 72 and 4-under-par 140 total.

Colin Floyd of Loris, S.C., joined Back and Suri as the only players to finish the event below par, garnering third place at 2-under 142. Fourteen-year-old Brian Harman of Savannah, Ga., finished fourth at 144 and Drake Bailey closed out the top five at 148.

The Jekyll Island event is the first of three Preseason Junior Series events conducted by the AJGA in 2001. The tournaments are aimed specifically at players who have tried, but have been unsuccessful in gaining entry into an AJGA tournament in the past. The AJGA has developed this series as an avenue for more members to earn playing opportunities at the national level and gain exposure for college golf scholarships.

By winning this event Back will be automatically accepted into three AJGA events, the top five finishers and ties will be accepted into two AJGA events, while the top 15 finishers and ties will be accepted into one AJGA tournament.

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -- (February 23-25, 2001) Final results from the AJGA PRESEASON JUNIOR AT JEKYLL ISLAND conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Jekyll Island Resort, Oleander Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,581.

BOYS DIVISION

Pos. Name Grad. Year City State Rd1 Rd2 Total

1

Sung Back

2003

Rossville

Ga.

69

70

139

2

Tommy Suri

2003

Miami

Fla.

68

72

140

3

Colin Floyd

2003

Loris

S.C.

73

69

142

4

Brian Harman

2005

Savannah

Ga.

73

71

144

5

Drake Bailey

2002

Hollywood

Ala.

72

76

148

6

Jay Moseley

2003

Bainbridge

Ga.

78

71

149

T7

Richard Lowe

2002

Johnson City

Tenn.

77

73

150

 

Chris McCartin

2004

Arlington

Va.

75

75

150

T9

Brett Marler

2002

Mobile

Ala.

77

74

151

David Gibson

2001

Stuart

Fla.

80

71

151

T11

Thomas Smith

2001

Harriman

Tenn.

79

73

152

 

Dustin Barr

2003

Mooresville

N.C.

77

75

152

     

Kellen Altman

2002

Myrtle Beach

S.C.

76

76

152

 

Charles Keener

2002

Jacksonville

Fla.

76

76

152

 

Ryan Holler

2004

Morehead City

N.C.

74

78

152

T16

Drew Bowen

2002

Monroe

Ga.

77

76

153

      

Mark Anderson

2004

Beaufort

S.C.

77

76

153

      

Matt Lawson

2002

Peachtree City

Ga.

72

81

153

T19

Chris Condello

2004

Longwood

Fla.

77

77

154

       

Ben Spickard

2004

Roswell

Ga.

76

78

154

      

Matthew Lyons

2002

Lakeland

Fla.

75

79

154

T22

Josh Thackerson

2002

Earl

N.C.

78

77

155

       

Clayton Gamber III

2002

Ft. Lauderdale

Fla.

78

77

155

    

Sam Audia

2001

Huntsville

Ala.

77

78

155

     

Josey Cameron

2002

Swainsboro

Ga.

75

80

155

Bryan Rozier

2003

Acworth

Ga.

75

80

155

Matthew Reed

2001

Cartersville

Ga.

81

74

155

J.D. Bass

2003

Fairview

N.C.

79

76

155

T29

Christopher Towery

2003

Greer

S.C.

75

81

156

 

Raman Luthra

2002

East Amherst

N.Y.

74

82

156

 

Garrett Runion

2003

Orlando

Fla.

79

77

156

T32

Eric Dodd

2003

Greensboro

Ga.

77

80

157

Dustin Howard

2003

Douglas

Ga.

77

80

157

Stefan Wistorf

2002

Niceville

Fla.

77

80

157

Michael Stiller

2002

Cambridge

Mass.

79

78

157

Mark Christman

2002

Duluth

Ga.

81

76

157

T37

Clay Willis

2002

Wilson

N.C.

79

79

158

 

Matthew Mincer

2003

Lenoir City

Tenn.

78

80

158

 

John Bovay

2003

Gainesville

Fla.

81

77

158

 

Kyle Collins

2004

Milledgeville

Ga.

81

77

158

 

Del Thebaud

2002

Severna Park

Md.

79

79

158

T42

Steven Rogers

2005

Bowling Green

Ky.

78

81

159

Joey Childers

2002

Elgin

Ill.

77

82

159

Chip Wedgeworth

2004

Hilton Head Island

S.C.

76

83

159

Wesley Hodges

2003

St. Simons Island

Ga.

74

85

159

Jonathan Pauli

2002

St. Johns

Mich.

80

79

159

T47

Robbie Ufford

2002

Roswell

Ga.

83

77

160

 

Brandon Katzeff

2003

Uniontown

Pa.

83

77

160

 

Ben Hartman

2002

Jupiter

Fla.

82

78

160

T50

Brad Callahan

2003

Charlotte

N.C.

78

83

161

Kelly Huff

2003

Lilburn

Ga.

77

84

161

Thomas Hagler IV

2002

Ringgold

Ga.

82

79

161

Cullen Toole

2002

Newnan

Ga.

81

80

161

Chris Smith

2003

Orlando

Fla.

75

86

161

T55

John Saari

2003

Lilburn

Ga.

79

83

162

 

Tyler Wilson

2002

Lexington

Ky.

84

78

162

 

Cole Stiles

2002

Athens

Ga.

79

83

162

T58

Thomas Skelton III

2002

Clemson

S.C.

78

85

163

Chris Dukes

2002

Kissimmee

Fla.

79

84

163

T60

Bill Menard

2002

Agawam

Mass.

83

81

164

 

Joshua Carr

2004

Orlando

Fla.

79

85

164

T62

Pete Kampmann

2001

Riverside

Conn.

85

80

165

Michael Belich

2002

West Allis

Wis.

84

81

165

T64

Devin Milowe

2002

Voorhees

N.J.

83

83

166

 

Kyle Stiles

2004

Athens

Ga.

82

84

166

T66

Paul Humbert

2002

Miami

Fla.

86

81

167

Todd Coggins

2002

Gaffney

S.C.

87

80

167

Matt Henderson

2002

Greenwood Village

Colo.

84

83

167

T69

Jason Parker

2003

Spartanburg

S.C.

82

86

168

 

Brice Schweitzer

2003

Knoxville

Tenn.

81

87

168

T71

Enobong Udo

2004

Greenwood

S.C.

84

85

169

Alex McNeel

2002

Mount Pleasant

S.C.

82

87

169

T73

Lance Adicks

2002

St. Matthews

S.C.

89

81

170

 

Austin Swanger

2002

Titusville

Fla.

84

86

170

 

Dustin Craney

2002

Ponte Vedra Beach

Fla.

82

88

170

76

Mike Gaffin

2002

Kentwood

Mich.

86

85

171

T77

Conor Mintzer

2002

Berwyn

Pa.

95

77

172

 

Winston Ball

2003

St. Pete Beach

Fla.

88

84

172

 

Stuart Buckley

2002

Roswell

Ga.

80

92

172

80

David Baker Jr.

2004

Alpharetta

Ga.

92

82

174

81

Andrew Davidson

2004

Windermere

Fla.

89

88

177

82

John Veith

2001

Lexington

Ky.

91

92

183

83

Josh Smith

2004

Savannah

Ga.

92

92

184

84

Nick Marsee

2002

Lancaster

Ky.

103

82

185

 

 
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