AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Palm Valley Golf Club
Goodyear, Arizona
March 23-24, 2002

PUTERBAUGH LEADS PACK OF FINAL AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIERS
Nine more players earn spots in Easter Weekend Tournament Field

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The final nine names were added Sunday to the Boys Division for next weekend's fourth annual AJGA Arizona Junior Classic at Thunderbirds Golf Club. Eight boys and five girls earned places in the field in Saturday's qualifier.

Jason Puterbaugh of Carlsbad, Calif., finished with a 71 Sunday, garnering him not only a qualifying spot, but also medalist honors.

Puterbaugh's strategy was fairly simple - he focused strictly on playing one shot at a time.

"I made some important putts today which boasted my confidence," Puterbaugh said.
Puterbaugh, who will be attending the University of Southern California in the fall, did more than just make impressive putts; he carded six birdies.

"I was pleased with my up and downs and towards the end I just wanted to finish the race," the 18-year-old said.

California natives joining Puterbaugh as qualifiers Sunday include his brother, Jamie, Trevor Schultz of San Dimas; Aaron Goldberg of Encinitas; Taylor Neal of Thousand Oaks; Jason Wilk of Agoura Hills; and Paul Brown of South Pasadena. Two Arizona natives, Jake Yount of Paradise Valley and Drew Kittleson of Scottsdale, also qualified Sunday.

The first round of the AJGA Arizona Junior Classic will begin Saturday, March 30 with a 7:30 a.m. start at Thunderbirds Golf Club.


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Boys
Total
1
Thomas Sullinger
145
T
2
Chase Lakari
149
T
2
Jack Kunkel
149
Girls
Total
1
Tabytha Robinson
160
T
2
Samantha Kellstrom
161
T
2
Marissa Kirkwood
161
AJGA Junior at The Legends presented by Plaza Motors
Boys
Total
1
Matthew Liston
140
2
Varun Chopra
144
3
Pierce Aichinger
146
Girls
Total
1
Micheala Williams
147
2
Kailie Vongsaga
149
T
3
Madasyn Pettersen
150
T
3
Belinda Hu
150
T
3
Amy Matsuoka
150
Junior All-Star at Forsgate
Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Yoon
142
2
Joe Parrini
142
T
3
Ethan Ng
144
T
3
Alexander Yun
144
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Peter
144
2
Yoonju Shin
147
T
3
Mallory Lovell
148
T
3
Crystal Wang
148
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Boys
Total
1
Brady Pevarnik
147
T
2
Bruce Shober
148
T
2
Michael Sydnes
148
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Muhlbauer
154
2
Carolyn Wang
159
3
Lauren Freyvogel
161
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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