AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Palm Valley Golf Club
March 23-24, 2002
PUTERBAUGH LEADS PACK OF FINAL AJGA ARIZONA
JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIERS
Nine more players earn spots in Easter Weekend Tournament
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The final nine names were added
Sunday to the Boys Division for next weekend's fourth annual
AJGA Arizona Junior Classic at Thunderbirds Golf Club. Eight
boys and five girls earned places in the field in Saturday's
Jason Puterbaugh of Carlsbad, Calif., finished with a 71
Sunday, garnering him not only a qualifying spot, but also
Puterbaugh's strategy was fairly simple - he focused strictly
on playing one shot at a time.
"I made some important putts today which boasted my
confidence," Puterbaugh said.
Puterbaugh, who will be attending the University of Southern
California in the fall, did more than just make impressive
putts; he carded six birdies.
"I was pleased with my up and downs and towards the
end I just wanted to finish the race," the 18-year-old
California natives joining Puterbaugh as qualifiers Sunday
include his brother, Jamie, Trevor Schultz of San Dimas; Aaron
Goldberg of Encinitas; Taylor Neal of Thousand Oaks; Jason
Wilk of Agoura Hills; and Paul Brown of South Pasadena. Two
Arizona natives, Jake Yount of Paradise Valley and Drew Kittleson
of Scottsdale, also qualified Sunday.
The first round of the AJGA Arizona Junior Classic will begin
Saturday, March 30 with a 7:30 a.m. start at Thunderbirds