TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF JUNIOR AT CHATEAU ELAN QUALIFIER
Chateau Elan Golf Club - Chateau Course
Braselton, Georgia
April 13, 2003

JUNIORS VIE FOR REMAINING SPOTS AT TAYLORMADE-adidas GOLF JUNIOR AT CHATEAU ELAN

BRASELTON, Ga. -- Sungwon Jeon took advantage of picture-perfect conditions during Sunday morning's qualifying tournament, shooting a 67 to lead all qualifiers vying for entry into the American Junior Golf Association's 10th annual TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Chateau Elan, set for April 18-20 at Chateau Elan Resort.

More than 170 juniors battled for 18 Boys Division spots and five Girls Division spots on the Chateau Course at Chateau Elan Resort. The 23 juniors join a field that includes 31 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans, including Polo Golf Girls Junior Player of the Year In-Bee Park.

Jeon's 4-under-par 67 came in the first of two qualifiers held Sunday. A native of South Korea who has resided in Florida the last two years, Jeon said landing his approach shots close to the hole led to his five birdies.

In addition to Jeon, seven other boys survived the morning qualifier. Mac Michals of Concord, N.C., shot a 72, while knotted at 73 were Seth Brandon of Dalton, Ga., Michael Saari of Lilburn, Ga., Tal Everett of Sea Island, Ga., Adam Lambright of Easley, S.C., Robert Womble of Raleigh, N.C., and Andrew Freeman of Jensen Beach, Fla.

Abigale Schepperle of Hoover, Ala., qualified by firing a round of 5-over-par 76 to grab the top spot in the Girls Division.

Schepperle was joined by her younger sister Candace, whose 79 tied for second with Cindy Phillips of Johnson City, Tenn. Emily Simpson of Rutherfordton, N.C., put together an 80 to stand alone in fourth, while Sarasota, Fla., native Valerie Tan outlasted Laura Goodwin of Birmingham, Ala., and Kelly White of Moore, S.C., in a sudden-death playoff to grab the fifth spot.

"I hit a bunch of fairways, and my driver and irons off the tee probably were the best part of my game today," the elder Schepperle said.

The afternoon qualifier saw a three-way tie for first with even-par performances from Chase MacFarland of Savannah, Ga., Chris Smith of Alpharetta, Ga., and John Turnipseed of Rainbow City, Ala. The three co-leaders were joined by Joshua Chong of Alpharetta, Ga., and Patrick Gordon of Vincent, Ala., who both fired 2-over 73.

Deadlocked at 74 were eight players who broke the tie with a sudden-death playoff. The five top finishers of the playoff were Robbie Leonard of Moon Township, Pa., Kyle Lindgren of Marietta, Ga., Brian Miller of Rock Face, Ga., Jon Birdsong of Atlanta and Anthony Richey of Anderson, S.C.

The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Chateau Elan is a 36-hole stroke play tournament being played on the Woodlands and Chateau courses at Chateau Elan Resort next weekend.

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Boys
1. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
2. Norman Xiong
Canyon Lake, Calif.
3. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, La.
4. Andy Zhang
(China) Winter Garden, Fla.
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
Girls
1. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
2. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
3. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
4. Alyaa Abdulghany
Newport Beach, Calif.
5. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
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Weekly Results
AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek
Boys
Total
1
Ashkaan Hakim
219
T
2
Mitchell Cornell
220
T
2
Joey Burlison
220
Girls
Total
1
Xinying (Miranda) Wang
216
2
Ty Akabane
220
3
Belinda Hu
227
AJGA Junior All-Star at Spring Valley
Boys
Total
1
Rodrigo Rodas
219
T
2
Alexander Vogelsong
220
T
2
David Colleran
220
Girls
Total
1
Rachel Kuehn
219
T
2
Wen Qi Zhu
225
T
2
Mimi Chen
225
Daniel Berger Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Chris Nido
210
2
Bryan Teoh Wiyang
212
3
Carlos Marrero
216
Girls
Total
1
*Sophie Guo
222
2
Julia Matzat
222
3
Taylor Roberts
224
KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
Boys
Total
1
*Karl Vilips
210
2
Canon Claycomb
210
3
Khavish Varadan
215
Girls
Total
1
Harmie Constantino
210
2
Jayna Choi
216
T
3
Michaela Morard
219
T
3
Ya Chun Chang
219
Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf
Boys
Total
1
Levi Valadez
207
2
Tommy Boone
209
T
3
Shuai Ming Wong
217
T
3
Cody Banach
217
T
3
Chad Sewell
217
Girls
Total
1
Beryl Wang
218
2
Jennifer Zhou
223
3
Greta Bruner
224
Mill Creek Foundation Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Maxwell Moldovan
202
2
Tyler Isenhart
208
T
3
Marcus Smith
209
T
3
William Huang
209
T
3
N. Nels Surtani
209
Girls
Total
1
Reese Guzman
204
2
Sarah Beqaj
209
3
Kristen Chen
211
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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