AJGA CLUBCORP JUNIOR AT MISSION HILLS
Mission Hills Country Club, Arnold Palmer Course
Rancho Mirage, California
June 24-27, 2002
BOGEY-FREE ROUND KEEPS HAN ATOP BOYS DIVISION Lee remains sub-par for Girls Division lead
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Seung Su Han of Chino Hills,
Calif., widened his lead in the Boys Division to four strokes,
carding a 5-under-par 67 in the second round of the AJGA ClubCorp
Junior at Mission Hills. In the Girls Division, Jennie Lee
of Huntington Beach, Calif., scored a 1-over-par 73 to maintain
the top spot.
The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association,
is being held on the par-72 Arnold Palmer Course at Mission
Hills Country Club. The 84-player field features players from
eight states, including 70 California natives and 15 Polo
Golf Junior All-Americans.
Han said his confidence carried him through the second round,
as he blasted five birdies in his bogey-free round to go 5-under-par
for a tournament total of 133.
"Right now I have a lot of confidence," he said.
"I feel great before I hit the ball."
The 15-year-old was 4-under headed to his last tee, and placed
a 7-iron three feet from the hole for an easy birdie on No.
9. Han nailed four putts from beyond 15 feet to tally birdies
on Nos. 5, 7, 13 and 15.
"This morning I had a good feeling with my putting,"
he said. "It was perfect putting."
Daniel Im of La Mirada, Calif., trails Han in second place
after shooting a 3-under-par 69. The 17-year-old made birdies
on Nos. 3, 13, 14, 16 and 18 but bogeyed the ninth and 15th
holes for a two-day total of 137.
With a lone bogey on No. 15, Kyle Gentry of Carmel, Calif.,
carded a birdie on No. 18 and added an eagle on the par-5
514-yard third hole to go 2-under-par and tally a 139 tournament
total for third. David Yoon of Irvine, Calif., is in fourth
after shooting 1-under-par 71 for a total of 140.
California natives Phillip Telliard of Riverside, Jay Choe
of Yorba Linda and Pansing Singhaseni of Beverly Hills are
tied for fifth at 141 to round out the Boys Division top five.
In the Girls Division, though Lee stumbled out of the starting
blocks with three bogeys on her first nine holes, she picked
up the tempo and fired birdies on Nos. 5, 8 and 9 to score
a 73 and finish with a two-day total of 141.
Angela Park of Torrance, Calif., is in second place, scoring
2-over-par 74 for a tournament total of 145. Hannah Jun of
San Diego, Calif., trails closely with a total of 146 to round
out the Girls Division top three.
Final round action begins Thursday at 6:30 a.m. off the No.
1 and 10 tees of the Palmer Course at Mission Hills Country
For more information about the AJGA ClubCorp Junior at Mission
Hills, or other AJGA events, please contact tournament headquarters
at (760) 324-9400, ext. 508.
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