AJGA BUICK JUNIOR OPEN
Boyne Highlands Resort, Heather Course
Harbor Springs, Michigan
July 8-11, 2002

BLANK TAKES FIRST-ROUND LEAD BY TWO STROKES
Burleigh and Creamer pace Girls Division at 1-over-par

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. -- Jeffrey Blank of Sylvania, Ohio, stands atop the Boys Division leaderboard after firing a 2-under-par 69 in the first round of the AJGA Buick Junior Open Tuesday. Dayna Burleigh of Horsham, Pa., and defending champion Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., lead the Girls Division carding a 1-over-par 72.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Buick Junior Open features 99 players, both boys and girls, representing 17 states and Canada with 27 participants hailing from Michigan.

Making his AJGA debut, the 17-year-old Blank paces the 75-player field in the Boys Division with the lone under-par score on the day. Blank was also the first player to birdie the No. 18 hole on the day.

"My approach shots were good," Blank said. "I hit the ball better on the front nine but I played better on the back nine. My putting was solid as I missed only four greens today."

Arriving an hour early to practice hitting balls and putting, Blank will continue the same routine as he looks to maintain his lead Wednesday.

"The [boys] field is very solid," Blank continued. "There are a lot of good players here and I'm just happy to be ahead."

Tied for second place at even par are Ricky Romano of Murrieta, Calif., Ben Herrera of Waukee, Iowa, and Michael Schachner of Libertyville, Ill.

Co-leaders Burleigh and Creamer each fired a 1-over-par 72 to the take first-round lead in the Girls Division. Coming from a third-place finish at the Pete and Alice Dye AJGA Classic, July 1-4, in Bridgeport, W.Va., Burleigh seeks her first AJGA title of the season as she carded two birdies and three bogeys on the day.

"I struggled with my short game today," Burleigh said. "But I have been feeling very relaxed and comfortable with my game."

With little pressure lurking overhead to defend her title, the 15-year-old Creamer carded one birdie and two bogeys on the day.

"I putted well today," Creamer said. "But I was inconsistent hitting my irons. The greens were big and it made for really long putts."

"There are a lot of good players here and anything can happen with two days left."

Mandi McConnell of Grand Blanc, Mich., shot a 75 to round out the top three girls.

Second round action will run from 7:30 a.m. - 12:18 p.m. Wednesday off the No. 1 tee at Boyne Highlands Resort, Heather Course.

For more information on the Buick Junior Open, contact tournament headquarters at (231) 526-3189.

##AJGA##

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Sam Horsfield
Davenport, FL
3. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
4. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
5. Charles Huntzinger
Duluth, GA
Girls
1. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
2. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
3. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
4. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
5. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
Jake Carter
215
2
Henry Suman
217
3
Robert Quinilty
219
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
224
2
Elizabeth Doykan
227
T
3
Maddie White
229
T
3
Emma Ballard
229
T
3
Madison Kidd
229
Under Armour® / Jeff Overton Championship hosted by Otter Creek
Boys
Total
1
Rosswell Sinclair
211
2
Zach Norris
213
3
Tyler Green
214
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Hartlage
210
2
Maddie Rose Hamilton
214
3
Erica Shepherd
215
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
Boys
Total
1
Austin Jenner
214
2
Dylan Deogun
216
3
Andrew Walker
220
Girls
Total
1
Sarah Shipley
215
2
Megan Furtney
220
3
Jennifer Zhou
224
Junior All-Star at Ravenwood
Boys
Total
1
Peyton Callens
207
T
2
Joseph Pagdin
213
T
2
Alrik Pan
213
Girls
Total
1
Yu Wen Lu
218
2
Jennifer Rosenberg
220
3
Manuela Lizarazu
221
ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook
Boys
Total
1
Chris Mogg
207
T
2
Andrew Chin
210
T
2
Sam Warkentin
210
T
2
Perry Xin
210
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Goldstein
211
T
2
Ashley Fitzgibbons
216
T
2
Bibilani Liu
216
Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts
Girls
Total
1
Nelly Korda
206
2
Haley Moore
210
T
3
Andrea Lee
212
T
3
Mariel Galdiano
212
T
3
Angel Yin
212
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.