CHRYSLER AJGA BOYS INVITATIONAL
The Cardinal Golf & Country Club
June 10 -14, 2002
LANGE TAKES MEDALIST HONORS
Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational adds 15 to field through
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Brett Lange of Atlanta fired an
even-par 70 Sunday to earn medalist honors at the Chrysler
AJGA Boys Invitational Qualifier held at the par-70 Cardinal
Golf & Country Club.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Chrysler
AJGA Boys Invitational Qualifier allowed 15 juniors to earn
a spot into the 72-hole Championship event, which runs Tuesday
through Friday in Greensboro.
The inaugural event will feature 99 players representing 21
states, Canada and Singapore. The field also includes 22 Polo
Golf Junior All-Americans and 17 North Carolina natives. Rocco
Mediate, two-time champion of the PGA TOUR's Greater Greensboro
Chrysler Classic, will serve as honorary chairman for the
Lange followed his only bogey of the day with a birdie on
the 152-yard, par-3 third. Lange finished his even-par round
by making par on the remaining 15 holes.
"I played a solid round," Lange said. "I followed
that bogey with a good birdie on No. 3. I hit every fairway
and didn't miss many greens. My course management was my strongpoint
Ryan Holler of Morehead City, N.C., finished two shots behind
Lange after shooting a 2-over-par 72. Holler shot a 2-over-par
37 on the front and carded a bogey-free back nine.
"I played pretty steady and never really got in a lot
of trouble," said Holler, who hit 15 of 18 greens on
the day. "I hit the ball well, but I need to be more
aggressive with my putts."
Brad Dilen of Cary, N.C., finished third with a 3-over-par
73. Dilen posted birdies on Nos. 1, 2, 6, 12 and 13 to secure
his spot in the tournament field.
Also qualifying in a tie for fourth at 74 were Daniel McGurk
of The Woodlands, Texas, Parker McKoy of Raleigh, N.C., Martin
Ureta of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Shawn Hardesty of High Point,
N.C., Ryan Leveque of Charlotte, N.C., Garrett Dysart of Raleigh,
N.C., and Joshua Chong of Alpharetta, Ga.
Jake Hur of Fullerton, Calif., Robert Riesen of Pinehurst,
N.C., Chad Fultz of Staunton, Va., and Brad Robinson of Columbia,
S.C., tied for 11th at 75. Will Shambley of Cary, N.C., survived
a three-way playoff to claim the final qualifying spot with
First-round tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
June 11 off the No. 1 tee at The Cardinal Golf & Country
For more information on the Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational,
contact tournament headquarters at (336) 668-2746, ext. 215.