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.


 
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Boys
1. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, La.
2. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, Taiwan
3. Eugene Hong
Sanford, Fla.
4. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
5. Won Jun Lee
(South Korea) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Girls
1. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, Ariz.
2. Mariel Galdiano
Pearl City, Hawaii
3. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, Calif.
4. Kristen Gillman
Austin, Texas
5. Kaitlyn Papp
Austin, Texas
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Boys
Total
1
*Joaquin Niemann
139
2
Zack Justice
139
3
Khavish Varadan
140
Girls
Total
1
*Ana Paula Valdes
141
T
2
Dana Williams
141
T
2
Isabella Cardenas
141
AJGA Preview at Carolina Trace
Boys
Total
1
Jonathan Yaun
146
2
Dalton Mauldin
147
3
Nicklaus Sutton
149
Girls
Total
1
Isabella van der Biest
153
T
2
Riley Smyth
155
T
2
Emily Hawkins
155
AJGA Junior All-Star at Forsgate presented by the Spinnaker Foundation
Boys
Total
1
Carl Jano Corpus
139
2
Chris Kim
146
3
Connor Golembeski
147
Girls
Total
1
Bella Setio
143
2
Gabrielle Tomeo
144
3
Caroline Curtis
146
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Boys
Total
1
Joseph Chun
138
2
McClure Meissner
140
3
Sean Maruyama
141
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1
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142
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Karah Sanford
142
3
Brooke Seay
144
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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