CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR
CLASSIC AT KINGWOOD
Kingwood Country Club, Forest Course
July 15-17, 2002
AN VICTORIOUS AT WEATHER
Page nabs win in Girls Division
KINGWOOD, Texas - Jae An of Rotorua, New Zealand,
shot 4-under par 68 to win the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star
Classic at Kingwood while Stefanie Page, of The Woodlands,
Texas, won the Girls Division with a 3-over par 75.
The 18-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, featured 99 players representing 18 states, New
Zealand and Japan. Fifty-nine Texas natives were included
in the field. Kingwood was the fourth of seven stops for the
Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Series, designed specifically
for boys and girls ages 13-15.
The tournament, originally scheduled for 36 holes, was shortened
to an 18-hole shotgun after hard rain made the course unplayable
for the first round.
In his first AJGA event, An (31-37--68) started on No. 12
and showed he was ready to play his best.
"I birdied six holes, which helped me out a lot,"
An, 14, said. "My driver and irons helped me get to 68
even though I missed many putts."
An birdied Nos. 1, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 17.
Kyle Kelley of Houston, Texas, and Ryan Roberge of The Woodlands,
Texas, pulled in a second place finish shooting 1-under par
After a rocky start on his first nine holes, Kelley (34-37--71),
who started on No. 9, said he was able to get on top of his
game after a birdie on No. 17 and a chip in for par on No.
"Finally, on my back nine I was hitting fairways and
realized how to read the greens to start making some putts,"
Kelley, 15, said.
Meanwhile, Roberge (35-36--71) said he found his home on the
"I just waited for the par 5s," Roberge, 15, said.
"I played them 4-under today. I just kept telling myself
that I could make up shots there."
Rounding out the Top 5, Christopher Ward of McKinney, Texas,
Brett Kanda of La Crescenta, Calif., and Chris Huffer of Denver,
Colo., shot par 72 to tie for fourth place.
After a rough start to her game, Page, 15, said she was on
a streak of pars and then was able to drain a couple of birdies
to get her back to par after No. 10.
"I was really making my putts to help me get back to
par," Page said. "Overall I think I played well
with being so wet."
Today's win is Page's best finish in an AJGA event.
In the Girls Division, Hiroko Ayada of Takamatsu, Japan, came
in second place with a score of 5-over 77. Lauren Johnson
of The Woodlands, Texas, Ginny Brown of Austin, Texas, and
Meredith McMahan of San Antonio, Texas, tied for third at
For more information regarding the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior
All-Star Classic at Kingwood, please contact our headquarters
at (770) 868-4200 or visit our Web site at ajga.org.
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