AJGA ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS JUNIOR
Abilene Country Club
Abilene, Texas
July 16-19, 2001

KING GRABS LEAD WITH 4-UNDER-PAR 67 IN ABILENE
Kim, Louth share lead in Girls Division

ABILENE, Texas - Ryan King of Duncanville, Texas, fired a 4-under-par 67 to grab an early one stroke lead in the Boys Division at the AJGA Abilene Reporter-News Junior. Julie Kim of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and Kelley Louth of Victoria, Texas, shot a pair of 2-over-par 73s to share the first-round lead in the Girls Division.

The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, is being held at the par-71 Abilene Country Club. The field features 120 of the top junior golfers in the nation, representing 11 states and includes 102 Texans.

King was steady early, carding two birdies on the front and making the turn at 2-under-par. After a par on No. 10, King birdied four of the next five holes to get to 6-under-par on the day, before a pair of late bogeys gave him a round of 67.

"After my birdie on No. 11, I was able to make a run," said King, who will attend Cameron University in the fall. "I was able to hit my irons close today which gave me a lot of birdie opportunities."

Sitting within one stroke of the lead after 3-under-par 68s are Adam Young of Stephensville, Texas, Tyler Kief of Kingwood, Texas, Brandon Destefano of Bryan, Texas, Jonathan James of Keller, Texas, and Michael Douthit of Palestine, Texas.

Kief tallied five birdies on the day, including back-to-back birdies on Nos. 15 and 16. The 17-year-old relied on his irons to keep him under par, hitting 15 of 18 greens.

"I was really relaxed the whole day," Kief said. "My iron play was strong today, but I know I'm going to have to keep shooting under par to have a chance to win."

Two-time defending champion Jeff Bell of Plano, Texas, is three strokes back after a 1-under-par 70. The Polo Golf Junior All-American carded four birdies, including three of the four par 5s.

"I know I can shoot better tomorrow," Bell said. "I missed a lot of putts today. I just ned to make better decision tomorrow."

In the Girls Division, Kim carded birdies on Nos. 11 and 15, draining and eight-footer on No. 15 and tapping in for birdie on No. 11.

"I played well today," Kim said. "I was able to hit a lot of fairways and greens and hopefully I can do the same tomorrow."

Louth also connected on a pair of birdies, shooting a 39-34-73 to tie for the top spot.

"I played a lot better on the back than I did on the front," the 15-year-old Louth said. "I just needed to fix my swing a little."

Cindy Shin of Coppell, Texas, Ashley Rollins of Austin, Texas and Andrea Vander Lende of Longwood, Fla., are tied for third with 3-over-par 75s.

Second-round action for the AJGA Abilene Reporter News-Junior begins at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday at Abilene Country Club. For more information regarding the AJGA Abilene Reporter-News Junior, please contact tournament headquarters at (915) 692-2586.

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ABILENE, Texas -- First-round results from the AJGA ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS JUNIOR conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Abilene Country Club. Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: Boys: 6,357 Girls: 5,610


BOYS DIVISION

Ryan King (2001) Duncanville, Texas* 34-33--67
Adam Young (2002) Stephensville, Texas* 35-33--68
Tyler Kief (2002) Kingwood, Texas* 36-32--68
Brandon Destefano (2003) Bryan, Texas* 34-34--68
Jonathan James (2001) Keller, Texas* 36-32--68
Michael Douthit (2003) Palestine, Texas* 35-33--68
Trey Todd (2003) Abilene, Texas* 33-36--69
Jeff Kiecke (2002) Austin, Texas* 35-34--69
Jeremy Schoonover (2002) Fort Worth, Texas* 33-36--69
Pete Pennington (2002) Granbury, Texas* 34-35--69
Tom Nied (2001) Duncanville, Texas* 31-38--69
John Kelly (2003) St Louis, Mo.* 35-35--70
Jeff Bell (2002) Plano, Texas* 36-34--70
Brent Akins (2001) Longview, Texas* 34-36--70
Derek Rogers (2002) Houston, Texas* 37-34--71
Ryan Neal (2002) Arlington, Texas* 37-34--71
Kevin Schultz (2004) Richardson, Texas* 34-37--71
Stephen Thornton (2002) Bartlesville, Okla.* 32-39--71
Robert Coleman (2002) Kingwood, Texas* 35-36--71
Palmer Hestley (2002) Kingwood, Texas* 35-36--71
Derek Smith (2003) Elk City, Okla.* 36-36--72
James Bartell (2001) Houston, Texas* 37-35--72
Christopher Manning (2002) Cody, Wyo.* 36-36--72
Jason Lindgren (2001) Midland, Texas* 35-37--72
Russell Helson (2003) Georgetown, Texas* 36-36--72
Robby McKetta (2001) Houston, Texas* 38-34--72
Josh Dixon (2002) Belton, Texas* 36-36--72
Travis Lovins (2002) Canadian, Texas* 36-36--72
John Ross Holt (2002) Rogers, Ark.* 38-34--72
Shane Bacon (2002) Marshall, Texas* 39-33--72
Matt Page (2002) The Woodlands, Texas* 37-35--72
Ross Freeman (2002) Garland, Texas* 34-39--73
Jeremy Alcorn (2003) Brownwood, Texas* 35-38--73
Jeffrey Neimeyer (2002) Georgetown, Texas* 36-37--73
Matt Stahl (2001) Arlington, Texas* 37-36--73
Daniel McGurk (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 37-36--73
Mark Jauernek (2001) El Paso, Texas* 36-37--73
Brett Shirley (2001) San Antonio, Texas* 37-36--73
Allen Lyons (2001) Houston, Texas* 39-34--73
Colton Turnquist (2002) Austin, Texas* 33-40--73
Chris Garza (2002) San Antonio, Texas* 37-36--73
Robert Evans (2002) Amarillo, Texas* 37-36--73
Clay Hodge (2004) Tyler, Texas* 36-38--74
Scott Jannarone (2003) Colleyville, Texas* 39-35--74
Jaime Luna (2001) Odessa, Texas* 36-38--74
Justin Cole (2003) Horseshoe Bay, Texas* 38-36--74
Lee Best (2001) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 38-36--74
Colby Brownlee (2001) Andrews, Texas* 37-37--74
Dustin Byrd (2001) Fort Worth, Texas* 38-36--74
K.C. Lim (2002) San Antonio, Texas* 37-37--74
Ryan Hardgrave (2001) Sonora, Texas* 36-38--74
Cannon Cahill (2001) Madisonville, Texas* 35-40--75
Evertte Nini (2002) Sour Lake, Texas* 39-36--75
Jeff Murray (2002) Odessa, Texas* 39-36--75
Taylor McNeely (2004) Duncanville, Texas* 35-40--75
Jeff Bober (2002) McKinney, Texas* 36-39--75
Mike Goldwater (2002) Austin, Texas* 35-40--75
Arthur Beecherl (2002) Dallas, Texas* 38-37--75
Tommy Lopez (2001) College Station, Texas* 34-41--75
Brian Thornburg (2001) Albuquerque, N.M.* 38-38--76
Brian Ricketts (2003) Highland Vil, Texas* 40-36--76
Nathan Virdell (2002) Llano, Texas* 40-36--76
Davis Nordell (2002) El Paso, Texas* 42-34--76
Jason Shirey (2002) Canton, Texas* 39-37--76
Josh Price (2002) Marble Falls, Texas* 42-34--76
Shane Wills (2002) Rockwall, Texas* 40-36--76
Ryan Riess (2002) The Woodlands, Texas* 40-36--76
Dillon Gooch (2003) Salado, Texas* 36-40--76
Glenn Allen (2001) Sour Lake, Texas* 39-38--77
Chad Pickering (2001) Lubbock, Texas* 37-40--77
Blake Braun (2002) Midland, Texas* 41-36--77
Jason Clamors (2002) Ozark, Mo.* 36-41--77
Kyle Yonke (2004) Lubbock, Texas* 40-38--78
Sean Crebbs (2003) Tucson, Ariz.* 39-39--78
Jared Martin (2002) Broken Arrow, Okla.* 36-42--78
Jace Moore (2004) Southlake, Texas* 37-41--78
Jeff Kovalcik (2002) New Braunfels, Texas* 39-39--78
Ford Halbardier (2002) Spring, Texas* 40-38--78
Tyler Hairston (2003) Dallas, Texas* 39-39--78
Stephen Lietzke (2002) Plano, Texas* 36-43--79
Chaz Brownfield (2002) Atlanta, Ga.* 39-40--79
Colby Watts (2001) Merkel, Texas* 37-42--79
Cain Kohutek (2002) Belton, Texas* 39-40--79
Michael Bang (2002) Littleton, Colo.* 36-44--80
Loren Longenecker (2003) Dallas, Texas* 38-42--80
Kyle Allen (2001) Timpson, Texas* 40-40--80
Walt Harris (2002) San Marcos, Texas* 40-40--80
Matt Slataper (2002) Mansfield, Texas* 39-42--81
Camden Robinson (2002) Carrollton, Texas* 41-40--81
Patrick Rodysill (2002) The Woodlands, Texas* 44-38--82
Bobby Hall (2003) Oklahoma City, Okla.* 42-40--82
Marty Leatherwood (2003) Trophy Club, Texas* 42-40--82
Drew Varner (2002) Abilene, Texas* 40-43--83
Jonathan Lenz (2002) San Antonio, Texas* 41-42--83
Robert Washington (2002) Grapevine, Texas* 42-42--84
Oscar Pate (2003) Corpus Christi, Texas* 43-44--87


GIRLS DIVISION

Julie Kim (2002) Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.* 38-35--73
Kelley Louth (2004) Victoria, Texas* 39-34--73
Cindy Shin (2003) Coppell, Texas* 38-37--75
Ashley Rollins (2003) Austin, Texas* 37-38--75
Andrea Vander Lende (2001) Longwood, Fla.* 34-41--75
Tiffany Tavee (2003) Gilbert, Ariz.* 40-36--76
Brenda Norris (2002) Spring Branch, Texas* 38-39--77
Megan Hull (2001) Mansfield, Texas* 39-38--77
Danielle Mask (2003) Irving, Texas* 40-37--77
Elisa Gomez (2004) Carrollton, Texas* 41-36--77
Stephanie Godare (2002) Houston, Texas* 39-39--78
Jaclyn Golden (2002) Sugar Land, Texas* 41-37--78
Shelley McGraw (2002) The Woodlands, Texas* 41-38--79
Stacy Brown (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 41-38--79
Christine Kovalcik (2003) New Braunfels, Texas* 39-41--80
Jaclyn Stelzer (2003) Allen, Texas* 42-39--81
Mindy McDowell (2002) Baird, Texas* 40-41--81
Brooke Shelton (2001) Dallas, Texas* 42-39--81
Miranda Orr (2002) Victoria, Texas* 42-39--81
Camille Blackerby (2003) Breckenridge, Texas* 42-41--83
Beth Gates (2002) Villa Park, Calif.* 39-44--83
Christa Spedding (2003) Granbury, Texas* 44-40--84
Laura Evans (2002) Dalton, Ga.* 41-45--86
Diana Dean (2002) Dallas, Texas* 46-40--86

 
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