AJGA HARGRAY JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
June 23, 2003


DILEN GUIDES WAY FOR QUALIFIERS INTO TOURNAMENT FIELD AT 71
Collins receives medalist honors for the Girls Division at 77

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.-Brad Dilen of Cary, N.C. shot a 1-under-par 71 to lead the Boys Division in the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic Qualifier taking place June 25-27 at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. Hilton Head Native, Brittany Collins, headed up the Girls Division at 77.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic Qualifier allowed 91 juniors, 81 boys and 10 girls the opportunity to earn a spot into the tournament beginning on Wednesday.

"I played good," said 16-year-old Dilen. "My swing worked for me today. I kept the ball in the fairway and hit every green."

Dilen had six birdies including back-to-back birdies on Nos. 8 and 9 to card a round of 33-38-71.

Rounding out the nine Boys Division qualifiers are C.J. Gatto of Cloumbus, Ohio at 72, Eric Shriver of Cary, N.C., Ty Callahan of Tampa, Fla. and Graham Shurley of Dunwoody, Ga. at 73, Mac Michals of Concord, N.C. and Kevin Lim of Eustis, Fla. at 74, and Justin Hare of Charleston, S.C. and Ryan Blackburn of Augusta, Ga. at 75.

In the Girls Division, 17-year-old Collins made four birdies to earn her way into her first AJGA event.

"I played good on the front nine, and finished strong on the back with a par on No. 18," Collins said. "Hopefully I can stay strong through the tournament and be in the top ten."

Rounding out the Girls Division qualifiers are Candace Schepperle of Hoover, Ala and Liebelei Lawrence of Bradenton, Fla. at 79.
The tournament field will feature 84 players, 63 boys and 21 girls from 17 states including 12 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans and nine South Carolina residents.

First Round tee times will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday off the No. 1 and No. 10 tees at Indigo Run.

For more information on the AJGA Hargray Junior Classic, contact tournament headquarters at (843) 689-2200.

 
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, Taiwan
2. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, La.
3. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
4. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
5. Andy Zhang
(China) Winter Garden, Fla.
Girls
1. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, Ariz.
2. Mika Liu
Beverly Hills, Calif.
3. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
4. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, Calif.
5. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
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Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Callaway Golf
Boys
Total
1
Chandler Eaton
170
2
Thomas Hogan
176
T
3
Alberto Martinez
177
T
3
Andy Mao
177
Girls
Total
1
Lei Ye
179
2
Jayna Choi
182
3
Auston Kim
183
AJGA Preview at The Glen Club
Boys
Total
1
Ryo Harada
147
2
Austin Freeman
148
T
3
Tyler Leach
149
T
3
Jason Folker
149
T
3
Stephen Kocerha
149
Girls
Total
1
Jocelyn Bruch
157
2
Hanna Tanaka
162
T
3
Julia Bower
166
T
3
Hadley Moritz
166
Justin Thomas Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
*Nicolas Osterburg
217
2
Michael Sass
217
3
Matthew Liston
219
Girls
Total
1
Allyson Geer
218
T
2
Julia Dean
224
T
2
Addie Baggarly
224
AJGA Preview at Worthington Manor
Boys
Total
T
1
Ward Wilkinson
151
T
1
Matthew Barnes
151
3
Ryan Hammer
152
Girls
Total
1
Cynthia Zhao
156
2
Molly Holbert
160
T
3
Grace Stillman
162
T
3
Jacqueline Cherry
162
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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