AJGA BANK OF MONTREAL FUTURE LINKS JUNIOR AT DUNCAN MEADOWS
Duncan Meadows Golf and Country Club
Duncan, British Columbia
August 19-22, 2002
CREAMER CONTINUES TO DOMINATE IN GIRLS
Seann Harlingten takes over Boys Division lead heading
into the Final Round
DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Paula Creamer of Pleasanton,
Calif., shot the only under-par round in the Girls Division
again to continue her demanding lead at the AJGA Bank of Montreal
Future Links Junior at Duncan Meadows. Seann Harlingten of
Rancho Mirage, Calif., who was in second after the first round,
moved to the front of the Boys Division field by carding a
Hosted by the American Junior Golf Association in conjunction
with the Royal Canadian Golf Association, this week's tournament
field boasts some of the best juniors North America has to
offer. Eight states and four provinces are represented, including
20 British Columbia natives. This 54-hole event is being held
at the par-71 Duncan Meadows Golf and Country Club on Vancouver
Creamer continued to meet her pre-tournament goals by having
another round with no three putts. This, and her ability to
hit 15 greens in regulation, helped her finish 36-34-70 for
a 2-under-par 140 tournament total.
"I did everything well again," she said of her one-bogey,
two-birdie round. "I want a bogey-free round tomorrow,
but the main thing I want to do is have fun."
Creamer is accustomed to leading going into the last round
of national events. Her three victories at national tournaments
in 2002 has Creamer ready to close the door once again.
"All I can do is go out there and play the golf course,"
she explained. "Like I said, though, if you're not going
out there to have fun, then there's really no point in being
The rest of the Girls Division has a formidable task in front
of them if they expect to catch Creamer. Kelly Robb of Concord,
Mass., trails by nine at 149, and Kristen Svicarovich of Hillsboro,
Ore., is 15 back at 155.
Harlingten took control of the Boys Division despite a turbulent
round. He began the day with a birdie on the par-4 2nd hole,
but followed that double-bogey, double-bogey, bogey on hole
Nos. 4,5 and 6, respectfully.
His four birdies on the day, though, saved him from his early-round
turmoil. Harlingten's 39-34-73, 144 tournament total, was
enough to take the lead away from Matthew Fladwood of Redmond,
Ore., who slipped into second position with Mitch Berg of
Gresham, Ore., Jordan Mason of Delta, British Columbia, and
Joseph Kim of Laguna Niguel, Calif., The foursome is at 145
after two rounds.
"I enjoy coming from behind," Mason, 16, said. "It
puts more pressure on [Harlingten]. He may end up playing
a little too conservative. I'm not too far back and I'm not
going to hold back much tomorrow."
Final-round tee times will be off the No.1 and 10 tees Thursday,
August 21 from 7 - 8:57 a.m.
For more information about the AJGA Bank of Montreal Future
Links Junior at Duncan Meadows, or any AJGA event, call Tournament
Headquarters at (250) 701-9043.