AJGA PING JUNIOR AT TROPHY LAKE
Trophy Lake Golf & Casting
Port Orchard, Wash.
June 17-20, 2002

DEFENDING CHAMP CREAMER WIDENS LEAD AT TROPHY LAKE
Can takes two-shot lead into final round of Boys Division

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., and Tarik Can of Douglaston, N.Y., lead their respective divisions of the AJGA PING Junior at Trophy Lake through two rounds after carding 3-under-par 69s Wednesday.

The 54-hole stroke play tournament, one of five AJGA tournaments sponsored by PING, includes 84 players from 12 states, Canada and Malaysia, and runs through Thursday. Trophy Lake Golf & Casting has hosted the event since its inception in 1999.

Creamer (71-69-140) proved why she is one of the country's top juniors as she increased her lead to four shots with her second straight sub-par round. The 15-year-old recorded three birdies in her bogey-free second round and hit 15 greens - 17 if you count the fringe.

"I gave myself plenty of opportunities to make putts today," said Creamer, who is a first-team Polo Golf Junior All-American. "I'm not disappointed with my round but it could have been a lot lower."

Creamer, whose three second-round birdies all came on the front nine, is 18 holes away from her second straight title at Trophy Lake. Last year's runner-up, Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana of Long Beach, Calif., is lurking in second place after consecutive even-par 72s. Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division is Katie Brophy (72-74-146) of Spokane, Wash.

In the Boys Division, Can's (71-69-140) sizzling back nine earned him a place atop the leaderboard heading into Thursday's final round. After a 38 on the front side, Can caught fire on the back nine with five birdies en route to a 5-under-par 31.

"I was hitting the ball well on the front nine but just got some bad breaks," Can said. "On the back nine you can score really well if you are hitting the ball well."

Can opened the back nine with birdies on 10 and 11, added two more birdies on 14 and 15, then punctuated his round with a birdie on the par-5 18th hole.

Mike Fiedler (73-69-142) of Faribault, Minn., jumped into second while first-round leader Erik Olson (67-76-143) of Renton, Wash., is still within striking distance, just three shots off the pace.

Chris Scott (72-73-145) of Valley Springs, Calif., is alone in fourth place, while Steven Dales (76-70-146) of Abbotsford, British Columbia, and Ben Leong (76-70-146) of Sabah, Malaysia, are tied for fifth at six shots back.

The PING Junior at Trophy Lake concludes Thursday, with tee times at 7-9 a.m. off the first and 10th tees. For more information, please contact the AJGA headquarters at (360) 874-8337.


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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - Second-round results from the PING JUNIOR AT TROPHY LAKE conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting. Par: Boys: 36-36-72; Girls: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,846; Girls: 5,859.


BOYS DIVISION
1 Tarik Can, Douglaston, N.Y. (2004) 71-69--140
2 Mike Fiedler, Faribault, Minn. (2003) 73-69--142
3 Erik Olson, Renton, Wash. (2002) 67-76--143
4 Chris Scott, Valley Springs, Calif. (2004) 72-73--145
T5 Steven Dales, Abbotsford, B.C. (2003) 76-70--146
T5 Ben Leong, Sabah, Malaysia (2004) 76-70--146
T7 Todd Sapiro, Chandler, Ariz. (2003) 72-75--147
T7 Do Ha, Kent, Wash. (2003) 75-72--147
T7 Alex Coe, Danville, Calif. (2002) 74-73--147
10 Rui Takamatsu, Rowland Heights, Calif. (2005) 75-73--148
T11 Nicholas Schenk, Batavia, Ill. (2002) 75-74--149
T11 Christian Akau, Waipahu, Hawaii (2002) 72-77--149
T13 Luke Johnson, Federal Way, Wash. (2003) 76-74--150
T13 Darren Schwartz, Westlake Village, Calif. (2003) 72-78--150
T15 Brady Sharp, Port Orchard, Wash. (2003) 77-74--151
T15 Alex Prugh, Spokane, Wash. (2003) 78-73--151
T15 Soo Kyo Ahn, Tacoma, Wash. (2003) 73-78--151
T15 Eric Hastings, Spokane, Wash. (2003) 72-79--151
T19 Jacob Kimball, Star, Idaho (2003) 75-78--153
T19 Connor Donnelly, Seattle, Wash. (2004) 75-78--153
T19 Will Mast, Scottsdale, Ariz. (2003) 76-77--153
T22 Blake Lugar, Hayden Lake, Idaho (2002) 73-81--154
T22 Tyler Hairston, Las Vegas, Nev. (2003) 77-77--154
T24 Shawn Tonkin, Mercer Island, Wash. (2006) 80-75--155
T24 Craig Leslie, Spokane, Wash. (2004) 78-77--155
T24 Fred Schlect, Yakima, Wash. (2003) 80-75--155
T27 Don Seol, Surrey, B.C. (2003) 76-80--156
T27 Matt Jorgensen, Spokane, Wash. (2003) 78-78--156
T27 Reid Rader, Kenmore, Wash. (2003) 81-75--156
T27 Patrick Cooper, Mill Creek, Wash. (2003) 80-76--156
T27 Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash. (2006) 77-79--156
T32 Sean Packer, Sumner, Wash. (2003) 83-74--157
T32 Matthew Fladwood, Redmond, Ore. (2003) 75-82--157
T32 J.J. Scurich, Corralitos, Calif. (2003) 75-82--157
35 Charles Koh, Bellevue, Wash. (2003) 75-83--158
T36 Ryan Aker, Port Orchard, Wash. (2003) 80-79--159
T36 Brandon Graspointner, Turlock, Calif. (2002) 81-78--159
T36 Daniel Jorgensen, Spokane, Wash. (2003) 80-79--159
T36 Trevor Loe, Sammamish, Wash. (2003) 74-85--159
T40 Brady Johnson, Mill Bay, B.C. (2005) 82-78--160
T40 Nicholas Janneck, Sherman Oaks, Calif. (2003) 81-79--160
T42 Tom McAndrews, Colbert, Wash. (2003) 75-86--161
T42 Brandon Beck, Oak Park, Calif. (2003) 84-77--161
T42 Kevin Chen, Alamo, Calif. (2003) 82-79--161
T45 John Laws, Edmonds, Wash. (2002) 88-74--162
T45 Cody Hayes, Caldwell, Idaho (2002) 78-84--162
T45 Kevin Farmer, Blaine, Wash. (2003) 81-81--162
T48 Evan Hreha, University Place, Wash. (2004) 83-80--163
T48 Tyler Giesbrecht, Chilliwack, B.C. (2003) 83-80--163
T50 Jeffrey Franks, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (2003) 83-81--164
T50 Nick Green, Las Vegas, Nev. (2003) 86-78--164
T50 Matt Marshall, Los Gatos, Calif. (2004) 81-83--164
T50 Kevin Lim, Woodinville, Wash. (2004) 80-84-164
T54 Ben Coleman, Hoover, Ala. (2003) 86-79--165
T54 Billy Candler, Boulder, Colo. (2003) 82-83--165
T56 Michael Marr, Calgary, Alberta (2002) 81-85--166
T56 Logan Toskey, Kirkland, Wash. (2003) 85-81--166
58 Richard Woo, Mukilteo, Wash. (2004) 85-82--167
T59 Sean Riley, Kennewick, Wash. (2003) 80-88--168
T59 Dean Delaye, Woodinville, Wash. (2002) 90-78--168
T61 Andrew Tolman, Poulsbo, Wash. (2003) 82-88--170
T61 Danny Min, Placentia, Calif. (2003) 88-82--170
63 Ryan Morton, Dalton Gardens, Idaho (2004) 87-85--172
64 Shawn Bystrom, Pocatello, Idaho (2003) 90-86--176
65 Jay Slavin, Issaquah, Wash. (2002) 93-88--181
66 Drew Wandell, Aberdeen, Wash. (2003) 97-98-195

GIRLS DIVISION
1 Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif. (2005) 71-69--140
2 Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Long Beach, Calif. (2003) 72-72--144
3 Katie Brophy, Spokane, Wash. (2002) 72-74--146
4 Alice Kim, Los Angeles, Calif. (2003) 76-76--152
5 Courtney McCracken, Eagle, Idaho (2003) 78-75--153
6 Alissa Kuczka, Phoenix, Ariz. (2002) 81-73--154
7 Kristen Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash. (2003) 82-77--159
8 Kelly Nakashima, Wailuku, Hawaii (2004) 77-85--162
9 Sarah Bassett, Spokane, Wash. (2002) 78-85--163
10 Amy Wang, Kirkland, Wash. (2003) 79-85--164
11 Ellie Brophy, Spokane, Wash. (2004) 90-78--168
12 Carlee Hanson, Bremerton, Wash. (2002) 85-84--169
13 Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, Nev. (2002) 86-86--172
14 Alyssa Olson, Discovery Bay, Calif. (2004) 96-88--184
15 Molly Lindbloom, Richland, Wash. (2004) 90-98--188
16 Candie Castonguay, Apple Valley, Calif. (2003) 93-96--189
17 Cameron Barber, Lone Tree, Colo. (2003) 109-85--194
18 Leslie Brown, Prosser, Wash. (2002) 97-99--196



 
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