Deer Creek Golf & Country Estates, Ruby/Diamond Courses
Ajax, Ontario
August 28-31, 2001

Sadekar maintains lead in Girls Division heading into final round

AJAX, Ontario -- Jesse Dixon of Ann Arbor, Mich., fired a 2-under-par 69 Thursday to erase a four-shot deficit and climb atop the Boys Division leaderboard at the AJGA FutureLinks Junior at Deer Creek. Seema Sadekar, of Stouffville, Ontario, shot a 77 to stay ahead of the pack in the Girls Division.

The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association and FutureLinks, is being held at the Deer Creek Golf & Country Estates, Ruby & Diamond courses. This is the first year of partnership between the AJGA - the United States' premier junior golf organization - and FutureLinks - Canada's blossoming national junior golf program. The field features 99 players from Canada, the United States and Bermuda, including 65 players from Ontario.

Dixon leads with a 72-69-141 total, but found trouble early in the second round. Dixon carded a double-bogey on No.1 and missed the green with his tee shot on the 209-yard, par-3 second hole. But Dixon was able to recover with an up-and-down for par to get back on track for the rest of his round.

"It definitely shook me a little, getting off to a rough start on No. 1," Dixon said. "But I knew I could play good golf after that. After I made par on No. 2, I forgot about it and starting playing like I can."

Dixon rallied with birdies on Nos. 7 and 8 to get back to even-par at the turn. After a par on No. 10, Dixon started attacking the greens with his wedges, sticking a lob wedge within 15 feet on No. 11 and knocking a pitching wedge within eight feet on No. 12 to set up a pair of birdies. Dixon carded his fifth birdie of the day on the 527-yard, par-5 16th en route to a 35-34-69.

"I was driving the ball well today which gave me a lot of wedges into the green to set up birdie chances," Dixon said. "I'm happy with my round and glad to be playing in the final group tomorrow with a good shot at winning."

Andrew Parr of London, Ontario, and Daniel Kreindler of Danville, Calif., sit four strokes back in a tie for second place at 145. Brad Moulton of Orangeville, Ontario, holds fourth place at 68-78--146. Andrew Gallo of Thornhill, Ontario, rounds out the top five at 72-75--147.

In the Girls Division, Sadekar carded four birdies on the day to help her secure the lead heading into the final round. The 16-year-old rolled in a 10-footer from the fringe on No. 4 and added a 25-footer from the fringe on No. 7 en route to a 3-over-par 38 on the front nine.

"I was good from 100 yards and in today," said Sadekar, who is looking for her first AJGA title. "I tried to play safe today and not be as aggressive as usual."

Sadekar continued her solid iron play on the back nine, nearly holing her approach with a pitching wedge on No. 10 before tapping-in for birdie and then used another good approach on No. 11 to set up a 10-foot birdie.

"I really want to win," said Sadekar, who is looking for her first AJGA title. "I missed a few opportunities today, but tomorrow I'm going to keep playing safe and we'll see what happens."

With rounds of 74-77-151, Sadekar holds a three-shot lead. Honorable mention Polo Golf Junior All-American Eom-Ji Park of Vancouver, B.C., lurks close behind at 154 after carding the low round in the Girls Division with a 1-over-par 72. Eunice Yum of Torrance, Calif., sits in third place at 81-75-156.

Final-round action begins Friday at 7 a.m. For more information on the AJGA FutureLinks Junior at Deer Creek, please contact AJGA headquarters at (905) 427-0387.


AJAX, Ontario -- Second-round results from the AJGA FUTURELINKS JUNIOR AT DEER CREEK conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Deer Creek Golf & Country Estates, Ruby/Diamond Courses. Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: Boys: 6,542; Girls: 5,801.


Jesse Dixon (2002) Ann Arbor, Mich.* 72-69--141
Daniel Kreindler (2002) Danville, Calif.* 71-74--145
Andrew Parr (2002) London, Ontario* 72-73--145
Brad Moulton (2002) Orangeville, Ontario* 68-78--146
Andrew Gallo (2002) Thornhill, Ontario* 72-75--147
Axle Riley (2002) Pickering, Ontario* 75-73--148
Daniel Krause (2001) Waterford, Mich.* 75-74--149
Joshua Dean (2002) Richmond Hill, Ontario* 75-74--149
Andrew Ross (2002) Dundas, Ontario* 75-74--149
Dustin Wetherup (2003) Oshawa, Ontario* 76-74--150
Justin Bratkovich (2002) Hamilton, Ontario* 72-78--150
Graham Bell (2002) Sarnia, Ontario* 77-73--150
Jonathan Johasky (2002) Lower Burrell, Pa.* 73-77--150
Shawn Lafontaine (2001) Cobourg, Ontario* 76-74--150
Anthony Manna (2003) Richmond Hills, Ontario* 73-77--150
D.J. Reeves (2002) Mission Viejo, Calif.* 73-79--152
Scott Szurek (2002) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.* 74-78--152
Peter Verschoote (2002) Burlington, Ontario* 77-75--152
Craig Revell (2003) Kingston, Ontario* 77-75--152
Donald Bryson (2002) Brantford, Ontario* 76-77--153
Cory Thistlethwaite (2002) Dundas, Ontario* 78-75--153
Peter More, Winnipeg, Manitoba* 74-79--153
Michael Joyce (2002) Peterborough, Ontario* 77-77--154
Nick Kenney (2002) Etobicoke, Ontario* 75-79--154
Jeff Nichols (2002) Rochester Hills, Mich.* 79-75--154
Steve Muir (2002) London, Ontario* 80-74--154
Ryan LaPalm (2002) Stirling, Ontario* 80-75--155
Dave Patronik (2002) Orchard Park, N.Y.* 77-79--156
John Kassabian (2001) Scarborough, Ontario* 78-78--156
Adam Jagelewski (2002) Walkerton, Ontario* 77-79--156
Reid Hartley (2003) Aurora, Ontario* 82-75--157
Daniel Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 79-78--157
David Poirier (2002) Thunderbay, Ontario* 78-79--157
Brad Revell (2005) Kingston, Ontario* 76-81--157
Josh Weber (2002) Kitchener, Ontario* 82-76--158
Bill Gleed (2002) Newmarket, Ontario* 81-77--158
Victor Ciesielski (2003) Cambridge, Ontario* 78-80--158
Eric West (2002) Pembroke, Bermuda* 80-78--158
Ryan Ellis (2002) Cumberland, Ontario* 81-78--159
Tino Smardenka (2002) Woodbridge, Ontario* 77-83--160
Kevin Dore (2003) Dundas, Ontario* 82-78--160
Jared Miller (2003) Schnecksville, Pa.* 78-82--160
Mark Zbrzeznj (2002) Lafayette Hill, Pa.* 83-77--160
Louis Muir (2002) London, Ontario* 84-76--160
Brian Riley (2002) Rochester, N.Y.* 80-80--160
Brett Ryan (2001) Stittsville, Ontario* 81-80--161
Jordan Fitzgerald (2004) Peterborough, Ontario* 82-79--161
Mike Boyce (2002) Uxbridge, Ontario* 77-84-161
Nils Homer (2002) Brampton, Ontario* 77-85--162
Michael Leon (2002) Brampton, Ontario* 83-79--162
Jay Thomsen (2003) Stittsville, Ontario* 76-86--162
Scott Schrader (2002) Lindsay, Ontario* 77-86--163
Scott Harvey (2002) Brantford, Ontario* 83-80--163
Nick Wigle (2003) Lasalle, Ontario* 78-85--163
Christopher Jerome (2002) Twin Falls, Idaho* 83-81--164
Ryan Gonzalez (2001) Burlingame, Calif.* 84-80--164
J.W. Lodge (2004) Houston, Texas* 83-82--165
Kevin Bryce (2003) Mississauga, Ontario* 78-87--165
Kyle Mackenzie (2003) Listowel, Ontario* 83-82--165
Steven Topping (2003) Peterborough, Ontario* 82-83--165
Dana Johnson (2003) Brantford, Ontario* 79-86--165
Jeremiah Shields (2002) Ottawa, Ontario* 81-84--165
Joshua Burbidge (2003) Newport, Nova Scotia* 83-83--166
Scott Allan (2003) Burlington, Ontario* 81-85--166
Peter Campbell (2001) Baddeck, Nova Scotia* 78-88--166
Cameron McWade (2002) Kanata, Ontario* 83-84--167
Peter Sauerbrei (2003) Kingston, Ontario* 89-78--167
Adam Robinson (2001) Harrow, Ontario* 85-82--167
Curtis Richardson (2002) Belleville, Ontario* 89-78--167
Cody Harris (2001) Belle River, Ontario* 79-88--167
Sean Lowry (2001) Oakville, Ontario* 83-85--168
Pierre-Olivier Beaudry (2004) Drummondville, Quebec* 86-82--168
Mike Hamilton (2001) Uxbridge, Ontario* 85-83--168
Jimmy Pizzutelli (2002) E. Amherst, N.Y.* 84-85--169
Adam Ratkovsky (2003) St. Catharines, Ontario* 84-86--170
Michael French (2002) Toronto, Ontario* 85-85--170
Justin Magee (2003) Rochester, N.Y.* 82-88--170
Brandon Edwards (2004) Peterborough, Ontario* 90-81--171
Billy Hanes (2004) Elma, N.Y.* 78-93--171
Anthony Italiano (2001) Toronto, Ontario* 86-86--172
Jim Kratz (2002) Ottawa, Ontario* 91-85--176
Matthew Maida (2002) Mississauga, Ontario* 96-85--181
Daniel Kim (2002) Torrance, Calif.* 84-WD (Injury)
Max Lizondo (2002) Ottawa, Ontario* WD (Injury)


Seema Sadekar (2003) Stouffville, Ontario* 74-77--151
Eom-Ji Park (2003) Vancouver, B.C.* 82-72--154
Eunice Yum (2003) Torrance, Calif.* 81-75--156
Isabelle Gendreau (2004) St-Georges Beauce, Quebec* 83-81--164
Erica Dahl (2002) Fargo, N.D.* 81-85--166
Erica Deschamps (2004) Blind River, Ontario* 78-90--168
Anna Stocker (2002) Duluth, Minn.* 85-84--169
Meaghan Leblanc (2002) Calgary, Alberta* 83-86--169
Anita Gahir (2006) Thornhill, Ontario* 86-89--175
Holly Goncalves (2003) London, Ontario* 90-86--176
Bridget Erwin (2004) Syracuse, N.Y.* 95-86--181
Christin Thomson (2002) Fort Frances, Ontario* 95-92--187
Lindsey Edmunds (2001) Antigonish, Nova Scotia* 90-99--189
Krista Cudmore (2002) Blind River, Ontario* 97-96--193
Jill Ferrante (2003) Battle Ground, Wash.* 85-WD (Injury)

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