DUNLOP CAROLINA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
Green Valley Country Club
Greenville, S.C.
June 1, 2003

LIM, STRUM TAKE MEDALIST HONORS AS GREENVILLE FIELD TAKES SHAPE
Eleven boys and two girls qualify

GREENVILLE, S.C.-Kevin 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 said.

The Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship will feature 99 players from 13 states and the Bahamas, competing in 54 holes of stroke play.

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.



 
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Boys
1. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
2. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Noah Goodwin
Corinth, Texas
4. Min Woo Lee
Perth, Australia
5. Wilson Furr
Jackson, Miss.
Girls
1. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
2. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
3. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
4. Yujeong Son
(South Korea) Norman, Okla.
5. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
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Boys
Total
1
Logan McAllister
196
T
2
Palmer Hays
205
T
2
Yuxin Lin
205
Girls
Total
1
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208
2
Joan Soewondo
208
T
3
Libby Winans
215
T
3
Yang Liu
215
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Boys
Total
1
Andy Mao
203
2
Mason Lenhart
206
T
3
Sutthinun Sinsuntites
209
T
3
Austin Fulton
209
T
3
Ethan Shepherd
209
Girls
Total
1
Kristin Engle
209
2
Erica Shepherd
212
3
Katie Hallinan
217
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Boys
Total
1
Clay Merchent
204
2
Caleb VanArragon
209
T
3
Tucker Clark
215
T
3
Bobby Park
215
Girls
Total
1
Virginie Ding
220
2
Lauren Metcalf
222
3
Selina Li
224
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Total
1
Bryan Teoh Wiyang
206
2
Michael Zhang
207
T
3
Raymond Navis
209
T
3
Aaron Chen
209
Girls
Total
1
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211
2
Elizabeth Lu
211
3
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Boys
Total
1
Kyle Vance
211
2
Rij Patel
213
3
Ambrose Abbracciamento
215
Girls
Total
1
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209
2
Holly McCann
221
3
Brynn Walker
222
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