Marshallia Ranch Golf Course
Vandenberg AFB, California
July 20, 2003

Katnik and Punyasavatsut top Boys and Girls Divisions

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. - J.J. Katnik of Santa Ana, Calif., and Kimberly Punyasavatsut of Anaheim, Calif., lead a field of 12 boy and six girl qualifiers, all California residents, into this week's AJGA Marshallia Ranch Junior Classic.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, Sunday's shotgun qualifier featured a field of 88 boys and 12 girls from five states.

Katnik, 18, topped the Boys Division, carding a 3-under-par 69. Katnik, who will be attending USC in the fall, carded five birdies and only two bogeys for the round.

"I started off shaky with a bogey on my first hole," Katnik commented. " But, I battled back and had a good day."

Katnik credits his putting, where he had no three-putts, for Sunday's top finish.

"I had solid putting all day," Katnik remarked. "I drained a lot of 10 and 15 foot putts."

Heading into Tuesday's first round, and his fourth AJGA event, Katnik looks to improve on his best finish, 19th at the 2002 AJGA Marsico Funds Colorado Junior Roundup.

"I just want to keep hitting and putting the ball well," Katnik said. "Staying out of the trees and trouble is key."

Jason D'Amore of Manhattan Beach, Calif., took second in the qualifier shooting 1-under-par 71.

Third place went to Joseph Lopez of Chino Hills, Calif., and Jamie Lovemark of Ranch Santa Fe, Calif., who tied with matching 1-over-par 73s.

Joining Katnik, D'Amore, Lopez and Lovemark will be eight other boys. In a five-way tie for fifth, Jason Kang of Torrance, Calif., Larry Wong of Diamond Bar, Calif., Rory Hie of Cerritos, Calif., Albert Lee of Los Angeles and Christopher Gregoire of Santa Barbara, Calif., all posted rounds of 2-over-par 74.

A three-hole sudden-death playoff was needed to complete the field for the AJGA Marshallia Ranch Junior Classic. Andrew Mahnke of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Doug Fortner of Tustin, Calif., and Chris Satterlee of Santa Barbara, Calif., qualified in the playoff after carding rounds of 3-over-par 75.

In the Girls Division, first-time qualifier, 15-year-old Punyasavatsut carded a 74 to qualify. Punyasavatsut's round included three birdies and six bogeys.

"I hit almost all of my fairways today," Punyasavatsut said. "My putting was on and my woods and irons really helped me out today."

Punyasavatsut is looking forward to this week's tournament.

"Hopefully I can continue to play well the rest of the tournament," Punyasavatsut said. "I really want to keep putting well."

Kim Lorenzana of Long Beach, Calif., was one-shot-back, carding a 3-over-par 75. Sara Ovadia of Santa Barbara, Calif., qualified with a 6-over-par 78. Ovadia was followed by Melanie DeLeon of Santa Clarita, Calif., who carded a 79. Jenny Kim of Torrance, Calif., placed fifth, carding an 80, while Soo Cho of Glendale, Calif., placed sixth after carding an 81.

The first round of the AJGA Marshallia Ranch Junior Classic begins Tuesday with tee times starting at 6:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

For more information on the AJGA Marshallia Ranch Junior Classic, please contact tournament headquarters at (805) 606-6262.


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