CLUBCORP JUNIOR AT MISSION HILLS
Mission Hills Country Club, Palmer Course
Rancho Mirage, California
June 24-27, 2002
HAN CONTINUES HOT STREAK AT CLUBCORP MISSION
Lee's 68 leads the way in Girls Division
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Seung Su Han of Chino Hills, Calif.,
fired a 6-under-par 66 to take the first-round lead at the
AJGA ClubCorp Junior at Mission Hills. In the Girls Division,
Jennie Lee of Huntington Beach, Calif., took the lead with
a 4-under-par 68.
The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association,
is being held on the par-72 Palmer Course at Mission Hills
Country Club. The 84-player field features players from eight
states, including 70 California natives and 13 Polo Golf Junior
Han got off to a good start with a birdie on the first hole
after his drive went left. He finished the front-nine at 1-under-par.
Han birdied the last three holes, including a 30-foot putt
and 20-yard chip-in for birdie, to finish the back nine at
5-under-par and card a first-round 66.
"I started off a little rough today, but overall I think
I played really well," Han said. "My drives off
the first few holes went left and I was getting frustrated.
Luckily, I was able to make up for it with decent putting.
However, I was disappointed that I had two three-putts from
about 15 feet."
Han, who hit 16 greens in regulation during his round, won
the inaugural Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational just two weeks
ago and the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Championship
Series last November. The 15-year-old said he wants to work
on his putting and hit more fairways during the second round.
"This course is really nice and fun to play," Han
said. "The greens are really fast so I had a lot of putts
go past the hole by about five feet. I'm going to try my best
again tomorrow and see what happens."
Pansing Singhaseni of Beverly Hills, Calif., is in second
place after shooting 67. The Texas A&M signee carded six
birdies and one bogey on the day.
California natives Daniel Im of La Mirada, Jay Choe of Yorba
Linda and Jimmy Harris of El Cajon round out the Boys Division
top five at 4-under-par 68.
Lee turned in a 68 after hitting every fairway and green in
regulation during her round. Her 1-under-par and bogey-free
front nine included a birdie on the par-3 137-yard fourth
hole. Four birdies and only one bogey on the back-nine helped
Lee to 4-under-par for the round.
"I set myself up well today," Lee said. "I
had some short putts for birdie and even made a few long ones."
Lee, who finished second at the AJGA Morgan Run Junior last
week, credited her field-leading round to safe and consistent
"My goal for today was to play safe and not go for it
all," Lee said. "I thought that I'd shoot around
par so I'm really happy with my round. Today I played really
consistent so I can't complain."
Three California natives are behind Lee at 71. Polo Golf Junior
All-American and University of Arizona signee Erica Blasberg
of Corona, Angela Park of Torrance, and Vanessa Brockett of
Los Angeles finished the day three shots behind Lee and tied
for second place.
For more information on the AJGA ClubCorp Junior at Mission
Hills, please call tournament headquarters at (760) 324-9400,