AJGA CHICAGO JUNIOR AT BOLINGBROOK QUALIFIER
Water's Edge Golf Club
Worth, Illinois.
August 10, 2003

TOURNAMENT FIELD SET WITH BENJAMIN LEADING QUALIFIERS AT 72
Lederhausen shoots personal best and earns medalist honors at 76

WORTH, ILL.- Brad Benjamin of Rockford, Ill., carded an even par-72 to earn medalist honors in Boys Division of the AJGA Chicago Junior at Bolingbrook Qualifier. In the Girls Division, Rebecca Lederhausen of Hinsdale, Ill., shot 4-over-par 76 to lead the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Chicago Junior at Bolingbrook Qualifier allowed 93 juniors, 79 boys and 14 girls the opportunity to earn a spot into the tournament beginning on Tuesday.
Benjamin had three birdies for the day including a three-foot tap-in on the par-3 No. 7, Benjamin hit 11 fairways and 14 greens for the day.

"My iron play worked well for me today," said the 16-year-old. "I was lucky because I was unusually close on all my shots."
Benjamin recently played in the AJGA Kroger Junior Invitational and earlier this season in the AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship.

Rounding out the Boys Division qualifiers are Marty Hunter of Chillicothe, Ohio and Jeff Olisar of Naperville, Ill., at 73, Daniel Konow of Highland Park, Ill. and Dan Swomley of Hudson, Iowa, at 74. In a four-way tie for sixth are Thomas Wilson of Appleton, Wis., Nelson Mandrell of Chicago, Ill., Joe Kinney of Lake Villa, Ill., and Matthew Cermak of Chicago, Ill. at 75.

In the Girls Division, Lederhausen had a great start to her round after chipping in from 10 yards off the green on No. 1. She also had two birdies on Nos. 7 and 14. Lederhausen's round of 39-37-76, marks her personal record and her first score recorded with the AJGA.

"I felt great today," said the 14-year-old. "I kept the ball in the middle through the round and hopefully I can do the same during the tournament."

Rounding out the remaining Girls Division qualifiers are Kelly Jansen of Davenport, Iowa and Katie O'Donnell of Mount Prospect, Ill., at 80 and Jessica Hauser of Hartland, Wis., at 81.

The tournament field will feature 99 juniors, 75 boys and 24 girls, from 16 states and two from Canada. 46 of the juniors are from Illinois. The event features First-Team Polo Golf Junior All-American Jane Park of Beaumont, Calif., and honorable mention Polo Golf Junior All-American Cole Peevler of Keokuk, Iowa.

First-round tee times begin at 7 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at Bolingbrook Golf Club. For more information, contact tournament headquarters at (630) 771-9400.


 
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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Weekly Results
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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