AJGA SOUTHWESTERN JUNIOR CLASSIC
University of New Mexico Golf Course
Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 24, 2003

QUALIFIERS COMPLETE FIELD FOR AJGA SOUTHWESTERN JUNIOR CLASSIC
Californians steal show at qualifier

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Two Californians took top billing at Saturday's qualifying tournament, to gain entry into the AJGA Southwestern Junior Classic, scheduled for May 27-30.

Forty-nine juniors battled for eight Boys Division spots and three Girls Division spots. The 11 juniors complete a field of 99 players in the tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association.

Ryan Dunham, of West Covina, Calif., won the Boys Division by shooting a one-under-par 71. Ashley Childers, of Menifee, Calif., fired a 77 to win the Girls Division.

Dunham opened his round on a high note, making birdie on his opening hole, No. 13. The 17-year-old proceeded to record four more birdies including a 60-foot putt on No. 7.

"Everything went right," Dunham said. "Some people have their days. So, (Saturday) was mine, I guess."

Seven other qualifiers will join Dunham in Wednesday's tournament. Chad Selzler, of Osceola, Wis., took second with a 74; Robert Streb, of Edmond, Okla., finished third with a 75. Shane Jonnsson, of Centennial, Colo., and Tyler Darden, of Lubbock, Texas, tied for fourth with 76s. Andrew Ok, of Grenada Hills, Calif., and Stephen Evans, of Tulsa, Okla., shot 77 to qualify.

Kent Yamane, of San Jose, Calif., garnered the eighth and final qualifier spot by winning the first playoff hole. Yamane, who shot a 78, buried a 35-foot birdie putt to edge out Stephen Cox, of Jonesboro, Ark.

Childers birdied her second hole to rebound from a three-putt bogey on the first hole. Childers, who also birdied the 17th, said her round pleased her.

"It was pretty good," Childers said. "My practice round wasn't too good because my putting was off, but my putting was awesome (Saturday)."

Two other girls shot under 80 and qualified for the tournament. Giselle Claux, of Lima, Peru, finished\\ second, shooting a 78, and Alexandra Phelps, of Albuquerque, N.M., took third with 79.

The AJGA Southwestern Junior Classic is a 54-hole, stroke play tournament being played at the Isleta Eagle Golf Course that begins Wednesday. For more information, contact the AJGA at (770) 601-8922.

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