AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Palm Valley Golf Club
Goodyear, Arizona
March 23-24, 2002

PUTERBAUGH LEADS PACK OF FINAL AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIERS
Nine more players earn spots in Easter Weekend Tournament Field

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 qualifier.

Jason Puterbaugh of Carlsbad, Calif., finished with a 71 Sunday, garnering him not only a qualifying spot, but also medalist honors.

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 said.

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 Golf Club.


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Bishops Gate Golf Academy Preseason Junior at Ocala
Boys
Total
T
1
Calle Hagstrom
141
T
1
Benjamin Hjort
141
3
Louis-Francois Charpentier
142
Girls
Total
1
Christina (Siqing) Lu
150
2
Rina Jung
155
T
3
Natalie Petersen
156
T
3
Christen Simons
156
Preseason Junior at North Hampton presented by the City of Jacksonville
Boys
Total
1
Logan Membrino
143
T
2
Cecil Wegener
149
T
2
Connor Futrell
149
Girls
Total
1
Alexa Rivas
152
2
Claire Fitzgerald
153
3
Kristin Whitehead
158
Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship
Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Smith
142
2
Riley Casey
142
3
Thomas Lewis
144
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Dow
142
T
2
Xinying Wang
145
T
2
Hailey Jones
145
T
2
Bailey Tardy
145
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Boys
Total
1
Ryan Grauman
145
2
Seldon Doyle
148
3
Zackary Kaneshiro
151
Girls
Total
1
Hannah Ko
145
2
Linyu Dong
150
3
Carol Cheng
151
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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