DUNLOP CAROLINA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Green Valley Country Club
Greenville, South Carolina
June 2-5, 2003

THOMAS CAPTURES FIRST AJGA TITLE IN TIGHT BOYS DIVISION
Park cruises to 12-stroke victory at Green Valley Country Club

GREENVILLE, S.C.-Warren Thomas of Columbia, S.C., shot a final round 4-under-par 68 on Thursday and a 2-under-par 214 for the tournament to take the Boys Division of the Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship. In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla., coasted to her first victory of the season, shooting 9-under-par 207 to win the Girls Division by 12 strokes over second-place Sukjin Wuesthoff of Toms River, N.J.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Green Valley Country Club, the Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship boasted a total of 99 juniors, 75 boys and 24 girls ages 13-18, from 13 states and the Bahamas competing in a 54-hole stroke play event.

Thomas edged out Eddie Brock, Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., and defending champion J.D. Bass of Fairview, N.C., for his first career AJGA win. Brock finished the tournament at 1-under-par 215 and Bass notched an even-par 216 in the three-day event.

"Right now, I am shocked," said the 17-year-old. "I hit some solid iron shots and I was close all day with my putter. After yesterday's round, I worked for two hours on my putting stroke. The work paid off well for me."

Bass, a Polo Golf honorable mention All-American, was in contention all day until an unfortunate approach shot on No. 15.
"I air-mailed my approach shot to No. 15 and bogeyed the hole," he said. "Up until that shot, I was hitting the ball well all day."

Rounding out the top five in the Boys Division at 1-over-par 217 were Chris Anderson of Lake Mary, Fla., Nicholas Smith of Ocala, Fla., and Matthew Swan of Montgomery, Ala.

Park, the reigning Polo Golf Girls Junior Player of the Year, captured her sixth career AJGA tournament crown and her first this season. Park completed the tournament with one eagle, 11 birdies, two bogeys and only one double bogey during the three days.

"I didn't feel any pressure today," the 14-year-old said about playing with such a large lead. "I just tried to shoot even par today. The course was tough and the greens were fast, but I am happy with my performance."

Completing the top three in the Girls Division was Wuesthoff in second at 3-over-par 219 and Julieta Granada of Bradenton, Fla., in third at 5-over-par 221.

For more information regarding the Dunlop Carolina Junior Championship or other AJGA events, please contact our national headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
Polo Golf Rankings
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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