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Bittersweet Golf Club
Gurnee, Ill.
June 11, 2001

Uphaus finishes first in Girls Division

GURNEE, Ill. - Michael Schachner of Libertyville, Ill., and Brad Wissmueller of Wausau, Wisc., carded rounds of 4-over-par 76 Monday to share medalist honors at the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior Qualifier at Bittersweet Golf Club. Amber Uphaus of Wauseon, Ohio, finished first in the Girls Division with an 11-over-par 83.

The top-seven boys and top-two girls finishers in Monday's qualifier earned the opportunity to participate in the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior, which begins Wednesday at Winnetka Golf Club. Monday's qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 83 boys and 12 girls representing 15 states and Canada.

Schachner, 15, survived difficult conditions in advancing to the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior.

"(The course) was tough," Schachner commented. "The greens were pretty fast, as were the fairways. The wind made it even tougher."

Sharing medalist honors with Schachner was the 16-year-old Wissmueller, who competed in his first AJGA event.

"I was really pleased," Wissmeuller said of his performance. "I knew that I would have to shoot pretty well because there was a good field here today. This is a tough course, there are lots of places to get in trouble."

Thom Irvin of Grayslake, Ill., Paul Jabour of Clive, Iowa, and Gregory Takata of Palatine, Ill., each shot 5-over-par 77 to earn spots in the tournament field. Trent Twaddle of Maryville, Mo., and Ryan Davis of Overland Park, Kan., also qualified after outlasting two other golfers in a sudden-death playoff. Twaddle and Davis fired rounds of 6-over-par 78.

Uphaus, 16, led the way in the Girls Division. She used seven pars and one birdie to shoot an 83 and finish three strokes ahead of Katie Strawser, who also qualified after finishing second. Strawser, of Flushing, Mich., finished 14 strokes over par after shooting an 86.

"My thoughts before the round were to stay out of trouble and place the ball where I wanted to," Uphaus said.

Her highest career finish in an AJGA tournament is eighth place in a Compaq Junior All-Star Series event.

"I'm excited to play in the tournament," Uphaus said. "I just want to play smart and avoid trouble."

Action at the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior begins Wednesday, June 13, with tee times running from 7:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Winnetka Golf Club. For more information on the AJGA Golfweek Chicago Junior, please call tournament headquarters at (847) 501-5796.


GURNEE, Ill. -- Qualifier results from the AJGA GOLFWEEK CHICAGO JUNIOR QUALIFIER conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Bittersweet Golf Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,683 Girls: 5,733


Michael Schachner (2004) Libertyville, Ill.* 36-40--76
Brad Wissmueller (2003) Wausau, Wis.* 36-40--76
Gregory Takata (2002) Palatine, Ill.* 39-38--77
Thom Irvin (2002) Grayslake, Ill.* 38-39--77
Paul Jabour (2001) Clive, Iowa* 37-40--77
#Ryan Davis (2002) Overland Park, Kan.* 35-43--78
#Trent Twaddle (2002) Maryville, Mo.* 35-43--78

Failed to Qualify
Jonathan Jackson (2003) Lake Forest, Ill.* 40-38--78
Dan Murray (2002) Bannockburn, Ill.* 38-40--78
Charlie Waddell (2003) Wilmette, Ill.* 37-42--79
Kirk Heil (2002) Tinley Park, Ill.* 37-42--79
Rob Grube (2004) Hinsdale, Ill.* 38-41--79
Brett Kretchmar (2002) St. Louis, Mo.* 37-43--80
Bradley Blinn (2004) Cincinnati, Ohio* 41-39--80
A.J. Durand (2002) Burlington, Iowa* 36-44--80
Andy Fox (2001) Deer Park, Ill.* 40-40--80
Doug McCullough (2002) Sleepy Hollow, Ill.* 36-44--80
Frank Delker (2002) Edmond, Okla.* 38-42--80
Todd Barkelar (2003) Schofield, Wis.* 38-42--80
Tyler Riffe (2002) Byron, Ill.* 40-40--80
Chuck Graybeal (2002) Mount Prospect, Ill.* 40-41--81
Andrew Ply (2003) Hawthorn Woods, Ill.* 42-39--81
Braxton Weaver (2003) Bloomington, Ill.* 38-43--81
John Kelly (2003) St. Louis, Mo.* 36-45--81
Michael Follis (2002) Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.* 40-41--81
Bob Muchow (2002) Palatine, Ill.* 41-40--81
Rob Fisher (2004) Glencoe, Ill.* 39-43--82
Tyler Pitlik (2004) Rock Island, Ill.* 38-44--82
Frederick Waddell (2001) Wilmette, Ill.* 41-41--82
Charlie Doar (2003) Winnetka, Ill.* 40-42--82
Michael Belich (2002) West Allis, Wis.* 41-41--82
Pravin Asokan (2003) Oak Brook, Ill.* 37-46--83
Nick Petro (2002) Louisville, Ky.* 41-42--83
Tim Kaminsky (2003) Glen Ellyn, Ill.* 40-43--83
Dan Ofman (2002) Glencoe, Ill.* 41-42--83
John Murray (2001) Lake Forest, Ill.* 41-42--83
Brendan Jonland (2001) Palatine, Ill.* 41-42--83
Chris Mack (2002) Madison, Wis.* 43-41--84
Kyle Morris (2004) Powell, Ohio* 43-41--84
Tim Streng (2003) Arlington Heights, Ill.* 38-46--84
Chris Bouchard (2003) Zion, Ill.* 38-46--84
David Smith (2001) Birmingham, Mich.* 41-43--84
Benjamin Kreisman (2002) Highland Park, Ill.* 39-45--84
Evan Kreutzer (2004) Columbus, Ohio* 43-42--85
Matthew Bart (2002) Savannah, Ga.* 40-46--86
Adam Weaver (2001) Defiance, Ohio* 43-44--87
Jim Neville (2003) Sterling, Ill.* 40-47--87
Pablo Rosas Lopez-Yanez (2001) Austin, Texas* 43-44--87
Dennis Marchetti (2003) Long Grove, Ill.* 40-47--87
Samuel Chumbley (2005) Chesterton, Ind.* 43-44--87

Ben Mersy (2002) Upper Arlington, Ohio* 43-44--87
Cody Harris (2001) Belle River, Ontario* 47-41--88
Charlie Denison (2002) Northbrook, Ill.* 48-41--89
Jeff Klemenswicz (2002) Woodridge, Ill.* 44-45--89
Conor McHale (2002) Chicago, Ill.* 47-42--89
Chris Denny (2002) Colorado Springs, Colo.* 45-44--89
Matt Barden (2001) Northbrook, Ill.* 41-48--89
David Praet (2004) Oakland Twp, Mich.* 42-47--89
Dylan Pelletier-Ross (2002) Chicago, Ill.* 44-45--89
Drew Pitlik (2002) Rock Island, Ill.* 45-44--89
James Gempeler (2001) Madison, Wis.* 45-44--89
Ed Witkowski (2002) La Grange Park, Ill.* 38-52--90
David Blue (2003) Edina, Minn.* 48-42--90
Drew Dalziel (2002) Burlington, Iowa* 40-50--90
Jeff Ringblom (2002) Green Bay, Wis.* 45-45--90
Patrick Craig (2002) Glenview, Ill.* 43-47--90
Bryan Heichele (2002) Carol Stream, Ill.* 43-47--90
Eddie Sandrick (2004) Naperville, Ill.* 44-48--92
Jarrod Barsamian (2005) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 48-45--93
Jon Weisberg (2002) Buffalo Grove, Ill.* 50-45--95
George Savaricas (2003) Wilmette, Ill.* 46-49--95
Steve Uhrich (2002) Palos Park, Ill.* 47-49--96
Dan Weinbeck (2002) Burlington, Iowa* 46-52--98
Matthew Krummel (2002) Racine, Wis.* 50-48--98
Eric Beckley (2005) Chesterton, Ind.* 48-50--98
Bill Colbert (2003) Aurora, Ill.* 49-51--100
Adam Stanchina (2003) Orlando, Fla.* 47-53--100
John Hettinger (2002) Hinsdale, Ill.* 47-53--100
Steuart Pittman (2003) St. Charles, Ill.* 58-45--103
Kyle Timson (2006) Lake Forest, Ill.* 53-54--107
Joseph Pizarek (2004) Crystal Lake, Ill.* 51-56--107
Mathew McHugh (2002) Mount Prospect, Ill.* DQ (Rule 6-8a)
Colin Hamer (2003) Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas* DQ (Rule 4-3b)


Amber Uphaus (2003) Wauseon, Ohio* 40-43--83
Katie Strawser (2003) Flushing, Mich.* 40-46--86

Failed to Qualify
Jackie Desmond (2003) Palos Park, Ill.* 42-50--92
Erika Oldenkamp (2004) Hinsdale, Ill.* 41-52--93
Mary Skrodzki (2003) Western Springs, Ill.* 42-51--93
Ainsley Wellinghoff (2003) Champaign, Ill.* 42-51--93
Carissa Werlinger (2003) Naperville, Ill.* 45-49--94
Jenna Pearson (2003) Wheaton, Ill.* 43-55--98
Carolyn Clarkin (2004) Naperville, Ill.* 47-52--99
Emily Ranney (2003) Bloomington, Ill.* 43-58--101
Lauren May (2004) St. Charles, Ill.* 46-57--103
Johanna Hess (2004) Lowell, Ind.* DQ (Rule 20-7b)

#Qualified in a one-hole playoff

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