AJGA KROGER JUNIOR INVITATIONAL
Elks Run Golf Club
Batavia, Ohio
August 6-9, 2001

MOORE BREAKS COURSE RECORD TO CLAIM BOYS DIVISION TITLE
Pressel takes first AJGA win at Kroger with even-par final round

BATAVIA, Ohio-Blake Moore of Monrovia, Calif., scorched the par-71 Elks Run Golf Club Thursday by firing a course record 5-under-par 66 in the final round at the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational. Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., fired a final-round 71 to take the Girls Division title.

The 54-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 99 players representing 16 states and Canada, including 41 Ohio natives.

Moore, 17, thought he would have to get things going on the front nine and protect on the back nine to come close to the lead down the stretch. Moore did just that by making an eagle on the 513-yard, par-5 third hole when he holed a 25-foot chip shot from the heather. Moore added birdies on Nos. 6, 8 and 9 for a 5-under 31 on the front nine.

"I just wanted to hit the fairways," Moore said. "I ended up missing only one green the whole day and I was glad to be able to score so well on the front nine because I wanted to start things early."

Moore (75-69-66--210) shot even-par on the back nine to cap his record-setting performance and win the title by one stroke.

"This win gives me the confidence I need to play out here." Moore said. "It can be intimidating playing against some of the top players but now I feel I belong out here. This was definitely a huge confidence boost for me. I'm very happy with the way my game has improved this summer."

Moore came from three shots back to win the championship over second-round leader Cale Barr of Versailles, Ky., and Joel Kraner of Dublin, Ohio, who finished in a tie for second at 2-under-par. Barr carded a final-round 70 while Kraner posted a 3-under 68.

Dublin, Ohio, natives Blake Russell and Chris Wilson finished in a tie for fourth at 215.

In the Girls Division, the 13-year-old Pressel (73-72-71--216) got things started early with a birdie at the 325-yard, par-4 first hole. Pressel carded a 1-under 35 on the front nine and looked to post the low final-round score of the day.

"I knew I had a four shot lead after I birdied No. 1," Pressel said. "After that, I just wanted to keep it around par. I really wanted the Oreo award for low final round so I could guarantee a win."

Moah Chang of Los Angeles, carded a final-round 77 to finish in second place at 224 while Mandi McConnell of Grand Blanc, Mich., finished in third place at 225 after a 75 in the final round.

In other action, Matt Amis of Terrace Park, Ohio, made a hole-in-one on the 210-yard, par-3 17th hole using a 3-iron. Amis fired a 1-under 70 in the final round.

For more information regarding the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational or other AJGA events, please contact our national headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

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BATAVIA, Ohio -- Final results from the AJGA KROGER JUNIOR INVITATIONAL conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Elks Run Golf Club. Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: Boys: 6,623 Girls: 5,720


BOYS DIVISION

Pos.

Name

Class

City

State

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Total

1

Blake Moore

(2002)

Monrovia

Calif.

75

69

66

210

T2

Cale Barr

(2003)

Versailles

Ky.

73

68

70

211

Joel Kraner

(2002)

Dublin

Ohio

69

74

68

211

T4

Blake Russell

(2003)

Dublin

Ohio

68

77

70

215

 

Chris Wilson

(2003)

Dublin

Ohio

74

69

72

215

6

Mike Calkin

(2002)

St Charles

Ill.

75

73

69

217

T7

Drew Bowen

(2002)

Monroe

Ga.

80

67

73

220

 

Michael Haverfield

(2004)

Louisville

Ky.

74

73

73

220

 

Brad Marek

(2002)

Arlington Heights

Ill.

74

70

76

220

T10

Matt Amis

(2001)

Terrace Park

Ohio

76

75

70

221

Kyle Reifers

(2002)

Dublin

Ohio

68

82

71

221

Bennett Smith

(2002)

Pittsburgh

Pa.

75

72

74

221

13

Matt Savage

(2005)

Louisville

Ky.

74

74

74

222

T14

Andrew Stephens

(2002)

Fort Mitchell

Ky.

73

75

75

223

David Dankmyer

(2002)

Gibsonia

Pa.

77

69

77

223

T16

Nick Kenney

(2002)

Etobicoke

Ontario

75

76

73

224

 

Darren Blair

(2003)

Coto De Caza

Calif.

74

74

76

224

 

Matthew Hiatt

(2002)

Sylvania

Ohio

74

74

76

224

 

Chris Leake

(2002)

Centerville

Ohio

75

72

77

224

T20

Brian Carroll

(2002)

Crystal Lake

Ill.

82

70

73

225

Andy Pope

(2002)

Glen Ellyn

Ill.

71

79

75

225

Brian Kim

(2002)

Louisville

Ky.

71

77

77

225

T23

Justin Kruse

(2001)

Toledo

Ohio

79

75

72

226

 

Chris Brock

(2002)

Chillicothe

Ohio

77

77

72

226

 

Tommy Wiegand

(2003)

Avon Lake

Ohio

73

81

72

226

 

Justin Fender

(2002)

New Richmond

Ohio

75

73

78

226

27

Michael Bruhn

(2002)

Delaware

Ohio

76

74

77

227

T28

Matt Neusel

(2003)

Dearborn

Mich.

74

80

74

228

 

CJ Gatto

(2003)

Columbus

Ohio

83

72

73

228

 

Ben Stewart

(2002)

Maineville

Ohio

78

75

75

228

 

Shawn Marshall

(2002)

North Vernon

Ind.

79

78

71

228

 

Matt Cooperrider

(2002)

Thornville

Ohio

73

76

79

228

T33

Kyle Bush

(2002)

Carmel

Ind.

76

79

74

229

Bruce Svechota- Kingsbury

(2002)

Ann Arbor

Mich.

79

73

77

229

Kenton Hobbs

(2001)

West Chester

Ohio

75

77

77

229

Timothy Moynihan

(2003)

Murrysville

Pa.

77

74

78

229

Tristan Lester

(2003)

Plymouth

Mich.

75

75

79

229

T38

Andrew Thoreson

(2002)

Marietta

Ga.

73

79

79

231

 

Charlie Denison

(2002)

Northbrook

Ill.

77

80

74

231

 

William Branch

(2003)

Rockwall

Texas

73

76

82

231

T41

Kyle Moore

(2004)

Dublin

Ohio

77

79

76

232

Charlie Throgmorton

(2003)

West Paducah

Ky.

83

77

72

232

T43

Gabriel Borrud

(2002)

Beaver Dam

Wis.

79

77

77

233

 

Scott Phegley

(2002)

Morton

Ill.

75

77

81

233

 

Greg Koch

(2002)

Witchia Falls

Texas

77

80

76

233

 

Louis Muir

(2002)

London

Ontario

80

80

73

233

T47

Paul Miller

(2002)

Wheelersburg

Ohio

78

78

78

234

Tony Bosken

(2003)

Fairfield

Ohio

79

82

73

234

T49

David Killion

(2002)

Bloomington

Ind.

78

77

80

235

 

Scott Szurek

(2002)

Bloomfield Hills

Mich.

82

79

74

235

T51

Shawn Standen

(2001)

Avon Lake

Ohio

79

75

82

236

Alex Knoll

(2003)

Bethlehem

Pa.

78

76

82

236

Matthew Slovitt

(2002)

Winnetka

Ill.

83

73

80

236

54

John Locke

(2002)

Ashland

Ohio

80

78

79

237

T55

Wes Homan

(2002)

Cincinnati

Ohio

79

82

77

238

Tim Seo

(2002)

Nashville

Tenn.

85

78

75

238

T57

Justin Wenger

(2002)

Indianapolis

Ind.

79

81

82

242

 

Hank Alexander

(2002)

Cincinnati

Ohio

80

83

79

242

 

Brian Matlock

(2003)

Cincinnati

Ohio

83

81

78

242

 

Todd Block

(2002)

Cincinnati

Ohio

82

84

76

242

61

Jon Merriott

(2003)

Erie

Pa.

81

85

77

243

62

Ross Beal

(2003)

Uniontown

Ohio

85

79

80

244

T63

Steven Crossley

(2002)

Las Vegas

Nev.

80

84

81

245

Gregg Martin

(2002)

Jefferson Hills

Pa.

84

84

77

245

T65

Jason Kokrak

(2003)

Warren

Ohio

74

82

91

247

 

Evan Lamone

(2004)

Weirton

W.Va.

83

83

81

247

67

Seth Winkle

(2002)

Ottawa

Ohio

82

88

80

250

68

Joey Buescher

(2004)

Cincinnati

Ohio

81

87

84

252

69

Jihwan Kim

(2002)

Irvine

Calif.

83

91

80

254

70

Tom Borda

(2002)

Northville

Mich.

89

88

78

255

71

Russell Filipski

(2002)

Short Hills

N.J.

92

82

87

261

72

Robert Landers

(2001)

The Woodlands

Texas

93

87

87

267

Nathan Shevchik

(2002)

West Chester

Pa.

88

92

WD

Nathan Gerth

(2002)

North Vernon

Ind.

DQ

David Newrath

(2002)

Cincinnati

Ohio

77

76

DQ

Chris Childs

(2002)

Jefferson

Ohio

93

WD

Hall Chaney

(2002)

Lothian

Md.

88

WD

Jared Cupp

(2003)

Warner Robins

Ga.

WD


GIRLS DIVISION

Pos.

Name

Class

City

State

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Total

1

Morgan Pressel

(2006)

Boca Raton

Fla.

73

72

71

216

2

Moah Chang

(2002)

Los Angeles

Calif.

74

73

77

224

3

Mandi McConnell

(2003)

Grand Blanc

Mich.

72

78

75

225

4

Julie Harder

(2002)

Holland

Ohio

75

74

80

229

T5

Laura Caniff

(2004)

Russell

Ky.

82

74

74

230

 

Mandy Goins

(2003)

Frankfort

Ky.

75

77

78

230

7

Carling Coffing

(2004)

Middleton

Ohio

74

74

88

236

8

Brittany Adams

(2002)

Huntington

W.Va.

82

79

76

237

T9

Romi Irons

(2001)

Dublin

Ohio

83

83

79

245

Elly Leonard

(2002)

Zionsville

Ind.

83

83

79

245

T11

Eunice Yum

(2003)

Torrance

Calif.

84

79

83

246

 

Lauren Gebauer

(2002)

Columbus

Ohio

80

80

86

246

13

Ana Brown

(2002)

Hamilton

Ohio

81

84

82

247

14

Haley Sawyer

(2002)

Dublin

Ohio

82

81

85

248

15

Brandi Zielinski

(2002)

Sylvania

Ohio

87

80

82

249

16

Kara Vaneck

(2002)

Westlake

Ohio

93

79

86

258

T17

Meghan Costello

(2002)

Copley

Ohio

90

89

86

265

Jenna Cox

(2002)

Lima

Ohio

94

85

86

265

19

Holly Jones

(2003)

Cincinnati

Ohio

90

92

87

269

Mary Ann Plunkett

(2002)

Fort Thomas

Ky.

DQ

Molly Smyth

(2001)

Cincinnati

Ohio

95

WD

 
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