AJGA GREATER HARTFORD JAYCEES JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
ClubCorp Qualifier Series
Blue Fox Run Golf Club
August 18, 2002
TRIO OF MEDALISTS LEAD QUALIFIER CHARGE
INTO HARTFORD JUNIOR Wolejko lone girl to qualify after shooting 79
AVON, Conn. -- Matt Hanlon of Hingham, Mass., Jeff
Wallace of Franklin, Mass., and Scott Marino of Fairfax, Va.,
carded identical rounds of even-par 71 Sunday to capture medalist
honors in the Boys Division at the AJGA Greater Hartford Jaycees
Junior Classic Qualifier. Whitney Wolejko of Hatfield, Mass.,
shot 79 to qualify in the Girls Division.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA
Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior Classic Qualifier provided
91 boys and 12 girls the opportunity to play their way into
the three-round championship event, which will be held Tuesday
through Thursday at the Golf Club of Avon.
The three boys medalists have several things in common. They
are all 16 years old, they have limited AJGA experience and
their golf games are peaking at the right time.
"Recently I've been playing the best golf of my life,"
Wallace said. "At the start of the summer I was playing
horribly, but then I took three weeks off, saw a coach and
since then everything's been great."
Wallace didn't feel nervous as he attempted to qualify for
his first full AJGA event, but he did make a conscious effort
at being patient with his golf. He also kept himself hydrated
on a warm and humid day by drinking 21 bottles of water.
"I got off to a good start with birdies on my first two
holes," Wallace said. "From there I kind of had
to hang on a bit, but it was a fun day out there."
Hanlon's play is also on an upward swing, as he experienced
an AJGA event for the first time.
"I wasn't nervous out there at all," Hanlon said.
"I was just trying to go out there and have some fun,
but I played well so I'm really happy."
Marino felt his game was solid as he progressed through his
round, but he realizes he needs to improve his play to be
in contention this week.
"I've got to work on my long irons," Marino said.
"I didn't hit them very well today. Other than that I'm
pleased with how I'm hitting the ball right now."
Also qualifying were Chris Flatley of Darien, Conn.; Kyle
Bilodeau of Manchester, Conn.; Jonathan Edwards of Bay Shore,
N.Y.; Curtis Centracchio of Westfield, Mass.; Tyler Priest
of Newark, Ohio; Chris Haggerty of Queensbury, N.Y.; Jeff
Black of Andover, Mass.; and Will Strickler of Charlottesville,
In the Girls Division, Wolejko admittedly had an unspectacular
round, but she battled through a double and triple bogey to
claim the lone girls spot.
"I was upset coming in because I finished with a triple
bogey on No. 17," Wolejko said. "I really didn't
do anything spectacular out there. It was a solid day overall,
The 16-year-old Wolejko feels confident that she can compete
and be in contention as the tournament kicks off on Tuesday.
"I feel pretty confident heading into the tournament,
because I've played with a lot of the girls in the field,"
Wolejko said. "I think it'll be a pretty fair shot for
me to do well this week."
The AJGA Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior Classic will feature
78 boys and 21 girls representing 22 states, Canada and Zimbabwe.
First-round action will begin Tuesday, August 20, with tee
times running between 7:30 a.m. - 12:27 p.m. off the No. 1
tee at the Golf Club of Avon.
For more information on the AJGA Greater Hartford Jaycees
Junior Classic, please contact tournament headquarters at
AVON, Conn. - Final results from the
AJGA Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior Classic Qualifier conducted
by the American Junior Golf Association at Blue Fox Run Golf
Club. Par: Boys: 36-35-71 Girls: 36-35-71. Yardage: Boys:
6,712 Girls: 6,016.
Matt Hanlon, Hingham, Mass. 35-36-71
Scott Marino, Fairfax, Va. 35-36-71
Jeff Wallace, Franklin, Mass. 36-35-71
Chris Flatley, Darien, Conn. 35-37-72
Kyle Bilodeau, Manchester, Conn. 34-38-72
Jonathan Edwards, Bay Shore, N.Y. 35-37-72
Curtis Centracchio, Westfield, Mass. 37-36-73
Tyler Priest, Newark, Ohio 36-38-74
Chris Haggerty, Queensbury, N.Y. 35-39-74
Jeff Black, Andover, Mass. 37-37-74
Will Strickler, Charlottesville, Va. 37-38-75
FAILED TO QUALIFY
Ricky Hayes, Ridgefield, Conn. 35-40-75
Frankie Coulom, Tolland, Conn. 37-38-75
Pete Alminas, East Longmeadow, Mass. 38-37-75
Drew Nelson, Simsbury, Conn. 39-36-75
Edward Czajkowski, Burlington, Conn. 39-37-76
J.F. Sorbella, Port Chester, N.Y. 38-38-76
Mark Phillips, West Springfield, Mass. 39-37-76
Matthew Linde, Chappaqua, N.Y. 36-40-76
Nick Fallon, Milford, N.H. 37-39-76
Tyler Smith, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 37-39-76
Jarryd Wood, Wantagh, N.Y. 37-39-76
Cory Burns, Southport, Conn. 34-43-77
Johnny Schiano, Holbrook, N.Y. 37-40-77
Keith Richardson, Acton, Mass. 37-40-77
Clayton Lord, Fairfield, Conn. 38-39-77
Matt Demaro, Newburgh, N.Y. 37-41-78
Rocky Manning II, Summerfield, N.C. 37-41-78
Michael O'Brien, Scituate, Mass. 36-42-78
Marc Jemilo, Blandford, Mass. 40-38-78
Ryan Dandeneau, Thompson, Conn. 38-40-78
Logan Terry, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 37-41-78
Brian Sandler, West Simsbury, Conn. 41-37-78
Ryan Barnett, Syosset, N.Y. 36-43-79
Jake Hirschfeld, Huntington, N.Y. 39-40-79
Josh Cumming, Wilton, Conn. 41-38-79
J.D. Yearwood, Wellesley, Mass. 38-42-80
Evan Hahn, Sharon, Mass. 37-43-80
Cody Paladino, Kensington, Conn. 40-40-80
Jeffrey Hill, East Bridgewater, Mass. 38-42-80
Rahul Sriram, Amersfoot, The Netherlands 38-42-80
Tim Hagan, Cazenovia, N.Y. 40-40-80
Tyler Kett, Harwich, Mass. 41-39-80
Timothy Holden, Westwood, Mass. 39-41-80
Dan Chamberlain, S Dennis, Mass. 41-39-80
Craig Centracchio, Westfield, Mass. 38-43-81
Kyle Morris, Waterbury, Conn. 40-41-81
Brian Kelly, Darien, Conn. 38-43-81
Kyle Parsons, Wethersfield, Conn. 43-38-81
Charles Bellmare, Bedford, N.Y. 39-42-81
Philip Holden, Westwood, Mass. 44-37-81
Reid Booth, Harwich, Mass. 42-39-81
Timothy Rech, White Plains, N.Y. 38-43-81
Aanand Radia, Dracut, Mass. 42-39-81
John Murphy, Wilton, Conn. 39-43-82
Matthew Loftus, Ridgefield, Conn. 37-45-82
Dan Gruneberg, Mahopac, N.Y. 41-41-82
Daniel Ciaburri, Millbrook, N.Y. 39-43-82
Dan Gross, Hanson, Mass. 41-41-82
Matt Connolly, West Springfield, Mass. 41-41-82
Michael Lanci, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 42-41-83
Frank Alafoginis, Potomac, Md. 41-42-83
Patrick Ryan, Troy, N.Y. 43-40-83
Tim Johnson, Marblehead, Mass. 38-45-83
Eric Magnano, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 41-42-83
Alex Whelan, Milford, Conn. 41-42-83
Jason Seymour, La Crosse, Wis. 41-42-83
Nicholas Ciccarelli, Commack, N.Y. 44-40-84
Ryan Minnehan, Rochester, N.Y. 42-42-84
Brian Clark, Trumbull, Conn. 43-41-84
Nathan Minnehan, Rochester, N.Y. 41-45-86
David Sienko, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 42-45-87
Jayson Teagle, Queensbury, N.Y. 42-46-88
Patrick Mason, Queensbury, N.Y. 42-46-88
John Shicko, Longmeadow, Mass. 43-45-88
Eugene Donnelly, Brewster, N.Y. 44-45-89
Michael Broderick, Harwich, Mass. 44-46-90
Devin Hartley, Waterbury, Conn. 46-44-90
Jared Carusillo, Woodbury, Conn. 39-52-91
Jason Zilewicz, Longmeadow, Mass. 47-44-91
Carlos Lu, Greenwich, Conn. 42-52-94
Jonathan Viner, Avon, Conn. 45-49-94
John Watkins, Darien, Conn. 40-55-95
Townsend Hall, Manchester, Mass. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Luke Kim, Ridgewood, N.J. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Gregory Werntz, Falls Village, Conn. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Samuel Hall, Manchester, Mass. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Douglas Taylor, Wyalusing, Pa. DQ (Rule 6-3a)
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