DUNLOP CAROLINA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Green Valley Country Club
June 1, 2003
LIM, STRUM TAKE MEDALIST
HONORS AS GREENVILLE FIELD TAKES SHAPE
Eleven boys and two girls qualify
Lim and Sarah Sturm led 13 qualifiers for the Dunlop Carolina
Junior Championships as they took medalist honors Sunday both
finishing at 2-over-par 74.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Green
Valley Country Club, the Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship
Qualifier allowed 99 juniors, 78 boys and 21 girls, the opportunity
to "play their way" into the three round championship
event starting on Tuesday.
Lim, who had never qualified for an AJGA event until Sunday,
said his goal for the upcoming week is to be in the top 10
and give himself opportunities to play in more tournaments.
"It feels great to qualify," said the 14-year-old.
"I worked hard. I kept my driver in the fairway and one
putted on many occasions."
Sam Holtsclaw of Spruce Pine, N.C., William Ely of Sparta,
N.J., Michael Saari of Lilburn, Ga., Patrick Rada of Anderson,
S.C., Adam Mitchell of Chattanooga, Tenn., Fielder Huntley
of Columbia, S.C., Justin Hare of Charleston, S.C., Gordon
Strother, Jr. of St. Simons Island, Ga., Eddie Brock, Jr.
of Wilmington, N.C., and Jack Ulrich of Southern Pines, N.C.,
rounded out the qualifiers in the Boys Division.
Sturm stated she is very excited to qualify, with her goal
for the tournament to play steady par golf.
"I am very pleased with my performance, I made two birdies
and four bogeys," said the 17-year-old.
Jessica Castle of Plantation, Fla., who shot a 77, also qualified
for the event.
"I want to play consistently throughout the tournament
and would like to get in the top five," the 18-year-old
The Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship will feature 99 players
from 13 states and the Bahamas, competing in 54 holes of stroke
J.D. Bass of Fairview, N.C., is the returning Boys Division
champion and Mallory Hetzel of Summerville, S.C., is the defending
Girls Division winner. Reigning Polo Golf Junior Player of
the Year In-Bee Park also highlights the Girls Division.
For more information on the Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship,
contact tournament headquarters at (864)246-3941.