NEEDHAM SAN JOSE JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Coyote Creek, The Valley Course
August 11, 2002
CHO GOES LOW FOR MEDALIST HONORS WITH 5-UNDER-PAR
67 Gee shoots 1-over to snare honors in Girls Division
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Daniel Cho of Diamond Bar, Calif.,
claimed medalist honors with a 5-under-par 67 winning the
qualifier by four strokes. He heads a list of nine boys that
earned spots in the Needham San Jose Junior Classic, which
runs from Aug. 13-15. In the Girls Division, Casey Gee of
Sacramento, Calif., edged out the field to win by a stroke.
The 18-hole qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, allowed 90 juniors from two states, including
87 from Texas, the opportunity to earn one of 13 spots available.
Cho, 15, had the putter working early and often as he needed
only 11 putts on the front nine to make the turn at 5-under.
He then parred out the back nine to guarantee himself a spot
in the tournament.
"The greens were really quick, but I had the speed down
and everything was working for me," Cho said. "My
second shots were keeping me in it on the front side. I was
leaving myself with eight to 13-foot putts."
Cho said he had not been playing well recently but is looking
at this round to give him an extra boost as he gets ready
for the tournament.
"A 67 helps a lot," he said. "It gives me a
lot of confidence for the tournament. Now I have to go out
there and concentrate a little more."
With a score of 1-under par 71, James Ananian of Murrieta,
Calif. and Cameron Tringale of Laguna Niguel, Calif., placed
second in the qualifier and earned spots in the tournament.
Garrett Lipus of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Bryce Peters of Laguna
Niguel, Calif., and Chris Lavery of Irvine , Calif. also qualified
with scores of even-par 72. Ryan King of Rancho Santa Fe,
Calif., and Tim Cha of Chino Hills, Calif. survived a sudden-death
playoff to grab the final two qualifying spots.
In the Girls Division, Gee owned the slick greens of Coyote
Creek as she waltzed around the course to the tune of 1-over-par
73. Her round was basic in fundamentals as she scored by hitting
greens and two putting.
"Nothing really exciting happened out there," Gee
said. "It was a boring round. I would either get up-and-down
or two-putt. Putting definantly played a large role. If I
missed the green I was still able to score par. It would have
been a long day if I didn't putt that well."
Esther Choe of La Quinta, Calif., and Alice Kim of Los Angeles
shot 74 to qualify and Jill Womble carded a 3-over-par 75
to claim the final spot.
The 54-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, will feature 84 juniors from 10 states, 70 hailing
Firt-round action begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday with tee times
of the Nos. 1 and 10 tees. Tee times run until 9:30 a.m.
For more information on the Needham San Jose Junior Classic
please call the tournament headquarters at (408) 268-4653,
ext. 22 or log onto the Association's Web site at ajga.org.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Final results from the Needham San
Jose Junior Classic Qualifier conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association at Coyote Creek, The Valley Course. Par:
Boys: 35-37-72; Girls: 35-37-72. Yardage: Boys: 6,679; Girls:
* Won Sudden-Death Playoff
Daniel Cho, Diamond Bar, Calif. 35-32-67
James Ananian, Murrieta, Calif. 36-35-71
Cameron Tringale, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 35-36-71
Garrett Lipus, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. 36-36-72
Bryce Peters, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 32-40-72
Chris Lavery, Irvine, Calif. 35-37-72
Scot Miller, Muir Beach, Calif. 36-36-72
* Ryan King, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 36-37-73
* Tim Cha, Chino Hills, Calif. 37-36-73
FAILED TO QUALIFY
Andrew Ok, Granada Hills, Calif. 36-37-73
Sean Shahi, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 38-36-74
Eric Yoo, Cerritos, Calif. 33-41-74
Daniel Lim, Gilroy, Calif. 37-37-74
Andrew Mahnke, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 38-36-74
Karl Katnik, Santa Ana, Calif. 38-36-74
Brian Kim, Cypress, Calif. 37-37-74
Keith Liao, Alameda, Calif. 34-41-75
J.J. Katnik, Santa Ana, Calif. 35-40-75
James Williams, Vallejo, Calif. 38-37-75
Alex Madar, Alamo, Calif. 38-37-75
Grahame Skytte, Alamo, Calif. 35-40-75
Carl Smith IV, Laguna Beach, Calif. 36-39-75
Trevor Schultz, San Dimas, Calif. 38-38-76
Young Paek, Los Angeles, Calif. 37-39-76
Adam Kern, Castro Valley, Calif. 37-39-76
Brett Giurlani, Menlo Park, Calif. 39-37-76
Albert Lee, Los Angeles, Calif. 36-40-76
Kenny Kim, Cerritos, Calif. 37-39-76
John Chin, Temecula, Calif. 38-38-76
Tim Frohling, Newport Beach, Calif. 36-40-76
Rory Hie, Lakewood, Calif. 39-37-76
Jared Wise, San Ramon, Calif. 40-37-77
Peter Romanowsky, San Jose, Calif. 38-39-77
Justin Silverstein, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 38-39-77
Anthony Verna, Orinda, Calif. 37-40-77
Nick Green, Las Vegas, Nev. 40-37-77
Bruce Leong, San Mateo, Calif. 37-40-77
Anthony Cochrane, Saratoga, Calif. 40-37-77
Heejoo Son, Carson, Calif. 37-41-78
Brian Phan, Carlsbad, Calif. 39-39-78
Michael Benvenuti, Costa Mesa, Calif. 37-41-78
Billy Olsen, Fountain Valley, Calif. 38-40-78
Ben Choe, La Quinta, Calif. 39-40-79
Jake Hur, Fullerton, Calif. 37-42-79
Nick Jones, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 41-38-79
Brett Mormann, Santa Barbara, Calif. 40-39-79
Paredes Chris, Simi Valley, Calif. 39-40-79
Brian Archer, San Jose, Calif. 40-39-79
David Cline, Los Altos, Calif. 41-38-79
Jon Berger, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. 38-41-79
Nicholas Brassill, San Jose, Calif. 41-38-79
Jon Tringale, Laguna Niguel, Calif. 38-42-80
Ryan Minobe, San Jose, Calif. 41-39-80
Paul Grant, Goleta, Calif. 40-40-80
Jeff Steckmest, Pacific Palisades, Calif. 40-40-80
Kevin Merfeld, Pacific Grove, Calif. 38-43-81
James Dalthorp III, Los Angeles, Calif. 40-41-81
Kent Yamane, San Jose, Calif. 43-38-81
Brad Roemer, Piedmont, Calif. 42-39-81
Clark Mizono, San Francisco, Calif. 43-38-81
Reyn Murphy, Los Alamitos, Calif. 40-41-81
Kevin Horan, Marina Del Rey, Calif. 39-43-82
Adam Howard, Porter Ranch, Calif. 42-40-82
Andrew Livingston, Palo Alto, Calif. 40-42-82
Sam Hembree, Santa Barbara, Calif. 44-39-83
Ryan Citarella, Santa Ana, Calif. 43-40-83
Cameron DeVries, Santa Barbara, Calif. 42-42-84
John Hoppe, Irvine, Calif. 45-41-86
Jeff Warner, Coto de Caza, Calif. 42-44-86
Robbie Folena, San Jose, Calif. 40-47-87
Matthew Barzman, Santa Monica, Calif. 43-45-88
Tim Ohair, Elk Grove, Calif. 43-45-88
Geoffrey Lewis, RSM, Calif. 41-51-92
Sam Kestin, Los Angeles, Calif. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Regan Hickey, Danville, Calif. DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Kang Kim, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Josh Lottman, Chatsworth, Calif. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Casey Gee, Sacramento, Calif. 35-38-73
Esther Choe, La Quinta, Calif. 36-38-74
Alice Kim, Los Angeles, Calif. 36-38-74
Jill Womble, Pleasanton, Calif. 35-40-75
FAILED TO QUALIFY
Ada Lamela, Carson, Calif. 36-40-76
Minnie Choi, Fountain Valley, Calif. 37-39-76
Martha Burkard, Alameda, Calif. 39-39-78
Tina Eng, Monterey Park, Calif. 36-42-78
Michelle Camaione, Upland, Calif. 38-41-79
Erica Im, Cerritos, Calif. 41-38-79
Jennifer Osborn, Huntington Beach, Calif. 36-44-80
Julianna Uhrik, Modesto, Calif. 41-41-82
Eunice Yum, Torrance, Calif. 39-45-84
Madeleine Nguyen, Atherton, Calif. 44-46-90
Jasmine Koehler, Agoura Hills, Calif. 41-49-90
Desiree Del Rosario, Las Vegas, Nev. 41-53-94
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