AJGA OSSO JUNIOR AT OAK TREE
Oak Tree Country Club
Sunday, June 23, 2002
CONLON, CAMPBELL GRAB MEDALIST
HONORS AT OAK TREE QUALIFIER
AJGA OSSO Junior at Oak Tree adds 14 boys, two girls to
EDMOND, Okla. - Mark Conlon of Arlington,
Texas, fired a 1-under-par 69 Sunday to claim medalist honors
in the Boys Division of the AJGA OSSO Junior at Oak Tree Qualifier.
Tamara Campbell of Lawton, Okla., shot 82 at the par-70 Oak
Tree Country Club's East Course to take the top spot in the
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 18-hole
qualifier gave 96 juniors from nine states the opportunity
to earn one of 16 spots available in the AJGA OSSO Junior
at Oak Tree, which runs June 25-27.
After playing the course yesterday, Conlon told his friends
the only hole he didn't want to start on was No. 14 and that
was exactly where he teed up his first shot of his qualifying
"My heart was just pounding during my first shot of the
day," Conlon, 16, said. "I ended up making a great
shot and birdied the hole."
Conlon carded five birdies on the day, including back-to-back
birdies on Nos. 2 and 3, and 13 and 14.
"I've never shot in the 60s in an AJGA tournament so
I was really thrilled," Conlon said.
Also qualifying in the Boys Division was Blaine Bailess of
Mesa, Ariz., Trey Kampfer of Rockwall, Texas, Jason Clamors
of Ozark, Mo., Taylor McNeely of Duncanville, Texas, Taylor
Lews of Broken Arrow, Okla., Andrew Maronek of Stillwater,
Okla., John Hurley of Norman, Okla., Ryan Kornmann of Kingwood,
Texas, Matthew Weinman of Council Grove, Kan., and Tyler Stalker,
of Springfield, Mo.
Ronnie Van Woesik of Plano, Texas, Nathaniel Spencer of Lawrence,
Kan., and Brad Jewel of Grapevine, Texas, survived a four-player,
sudden-death playoff to claim the final three qualifying spots.
In her first AJGA event, Campbell, 16, qualified with the
help of her strong putting and birdies on Nos. 1, 4 and 15.
"Putting saved me today because that was the only thing
I did well," Campbell said.
Lyndsey Adams from Joplin, Mo., shot an 85 to claim the other
qualifying spot in the Girls Division.
The 54-hole Championship will feature 144 players from 18
states, with 49 players hailing from Oklahoma. Past champions
of the event include PGA TOUR player Bob Estes, who won the
event in 1984, and LPGA TOUR player Kelle Booth, who claimed
the 1991 title.
First-round action begins with the first wave of tee times
beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 off the No. 1 and
10 tees at the Oak Tree Country Club, East Course. The second
wave gets underway at 12 p.m.
For more information on the AJGA OSSO Junior at Oak Tree,
contact our tournament headquarters at (405) 330-9545.