ABACOA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Abacoa Golf Club
July 6, 2003
GOLDMAN LEADS BOYS QUALIFIERS
WITH 4-UNDER-PAR 68
Bollinger and Bang qualify in Girls Division
JUPITER, Fla.-Fifteen boys and two girls gained entry
into the Abacoa Junior Classic Sunday through a qualifying
round at the Abacoa Golf Club. The field consisted of 79 juniors,
70 boys and 9 girls.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Abacoa
Junior Classic will take place July 7-10 at Abacoa Golf Club.
The three-round event will feature an 84- player field, 66
boys and 18 girls, with 57 participants hailing from Florida.
Noah Goldman of Longwood, Fla., took medalist honors in the
Boys Division. Goldman finished with a 4-under-par 68 to qualify
for his second AJGA event this year.
"I hit everything pretty well and made the putts when
I had to," Goldman said. "If I hit the ball with
consistency, I should put myself in contention in the tournament.
That's what I did today."
Jeremy Evans was the second-place finisher in the Boys Division
firing even-par 72. Evans of Palm Harbor, Fla., shot 2-over-par
38 on the front nine and 2-under-par 34 on the back nine to
par the course.
Tying for third were Youngmin Cha of Wesley Chapel, Fla.,
and Nick Park of Ithaca, N.Y. Also qualifying were Kevin Streakin
of Wellington, Fla., Will Little of Jonesboro, Ark., Robbie
Wight of West Palm Beach, Fla., J.T. Hoffman of Alpharetta,
Ga., Nestor Delgado of Miami, Fla., Sean Hedden of Palm City,
Fla., Adam Shniderman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Lion Kim of
Lake Mary, Fla., Kyung Chong of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Mike
McGann of Plantation, Fla., and Lanny Benson of St. Louis,
Jade Bollinger of Wellington, Fla., qualified for her first
AJGA event and brought home medalist honors in the Girls Division
at 4-over-par 76. Bollinger shot 38 on both the front and
back nines to finish one stroke ahead of second-place Yu-Jin
Bang of Bradenton, Fla.
"I made a lot of good putts today and hit my drives long
and straight," Bollinger said. "I'd like to improve
on my wedges for the tournament, but I'm excited to qualify
for my first AJGA event."
First-round tee times will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
July 8, off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Abacoa Golf Club.
For more information on the Abacoa Junior Classic, call tournament
headquarters at (561) 622-0036.