AJGA GOLFWEEK CHICAGO JUNIOR QUALIFIER
ClubCorp Qualifier Series
Bittersweet Golf Club
Gurnee, Illinois
June 10, 2002

THIRTEEN BOYS, TWO GIRLS QUALIFY FOR GOLFWEEK CHICAGO JUNIOR
Andy Shiels, Ali Griffin medal in Boys and Girls Division, respectively

GURNEE, Ill. -- A qualifier held at Bittersweet Golf Club Monday, June 10 gave 15 players entry into the Golfweek Chicago Junior that will take place at Winnetka Golf Club in Winnetka, Ill., June 11-14.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Golfweek Chicago Junior Qualifier allowed 13 boys and two girls the opportunity to "play their way" into the 54-hole Championship event. Bittersweet Golf Club is an 18-hole par-72 course spreading over 6,684 yards for Boys and 5,733 yards for Girls.

Medalist honors in the Boys Division went to Andy Shiels of Rockford, Ill., who was the only player out of 104 qualifier participants to shoot under par, with a 3-under-par 69. Ali Griffin of Edmond, Okla., fired a 6-over-par 78 to capture the Girls Division.

Shiels got off to a fast start, as he birdied Nos. 12 through 14, after recording a par on his first hole at the par 5, 530 yard No. 11. The key to his round was consistent play as he navigated through the demanding layout of the course.

"I got off to a good start," Shiels said. "My putter was really working today, and that's why I was able to birdie three of the first four holes."

He minimized on errors and maintained his consistent play throughout the day as he fended off the possibility of a disappointing drive home.

"I was just here to qualify today, then I got off to a good start," Shiels said. "At Winnetka, I just want to place well so I can get into the next tournament."

The other qualifiers for the Boys Division include: Nick Johnston of Louisville, Ky.; Robbie Scheele of Indianapolis; Anthony Gillick of Arlington Heights, Ill.; John Pryce of East Lansing, Mich.; Beau Crawford of Laplata, Mo.; Joe Kinney of Lake Villa, Ill.; Stuart Lindgren of Richfield, Minn.; Robert Sherman of Chicago; Steven Mroczkowski of Muskego, Wis.; Todd Barkelar of Schofield, Wis; Matthew Cermak of Chicago; and Ian Springer of River Forest, Ill., who qualified via a three-hole, sudden-death playoff.

In the Girls Division, Griffin used her cerebral approach towards the game as she fought through all 18 holes to claim low-round honors.

"It was a very tight and difficult course to play, but that's what made it really fun out there today," Griffin said. "I'm just having a lot of fun out there right now. I have a long stretch of tournaments coming up, and I'm thinking through things really well right now."

Lauren Pappas of Sewickley, Pa., clinched the other remaining qualifying spot in the Girls Division by shooting a 39-43-82.

The Golfweek Chicago Junior will feature 99 players, both boys and girls, representing 20 states and Canada, with 42 participants hailing from Illinois.

First round tee times will begin at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday off the No. 1 tee at Winnetka Golf Club.

For more information on the Golfweek Chicago Junior, contact tournament headquarters at (847) 501-5796.

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