AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS JUNIOR AT FURMAN
Furman University Golf Club
Greenville, South Carolina
June 4-7, 2001

BIERSHENK STAYS CONSISTENT TO WIN HENRY-GRIFFITTS JUNIOR
Francis shoots par to take the win

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Nick Biershenk shot a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to win the Henry-Griffitts Junior at Furman. Abbi Francis shot an even-par 72 for 2-under-par 214 to win the Girls Division.


Abbi Francis of Conyers, Ga., won the Henry-Griffitts Junior at Furman.

The Henry-Griffitts Junior at Furman, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Furman University Golf Club, includes 81 boys and 21 girls, ages 13-18, representing 15 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Biershenk, a Boiling Springs native, carded an 8-under-par 208 in his first AJGA event.

"I played solid even though there were a lot of shots that I could have hit," Biershenk said. "I wanted to come in to the Henry-Griffitts and not make any mistakes and hit the ball well."

Biershenk shot nines of 33-37 en route to his first victory.

"I feel I can now go to the AJGA Ping Myrtle Beach and play well," Biershenk said. "If I hit the ball like I did here then I think I can be near the top."

Stephen Poole of Spartanburg shot a 5-under-par 67 to bring himself into a four-way tie for second place. Luke List of Ringgold, Ga., Brian Duncan of Greenville and Ben Goforth of Shelby, N.C. were also tied at 5-under-par 211. List and Duncan each carded an even-par 72, while Goforth, the leader after two-rounds, shot a 2-over-par 74.

Francis, a Conyers, Ga., native, shot nines of 36-36 to sail through the final round of the Girls Division to earn the win of her final AJGA tournament.

"It feels great to go out like this," Francis said. "I almost gave it away at the end, but I was able to hang in there and keep my concentration."

The University of Georgia signee had three birdies en route to her first AJGA tournament victory.

"I was trying to go out and shoot par," Francis said. "I stayed focused and achieved that."

Rounding out the Girls Division are Julieta Granada and Amy Middleton. Granada of Bradenton, Fla., carded an even par 72 to go 1-over-par 217 for the tournament. Middleton of Citronelle, Ala., finished at 7-over-par 223 after shooting a 74 final round.

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Greenville, S.C. -- Final results from the AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS JUNIOR AT FURMAN conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Furman University Golf Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,800 Girls: 5,877

BOYS DIVISION

Pos.

Name

Class

City

State

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Total

1

Nick Biershenk

(2002)

Boiling Springs

S.C.

69

69

70

208

T2

Stephen Poole

(2001)

Spartanburg

S.C.

68

76

67

211

Luke List

(2003)

Ringgold

Ga.

67

72

72

211

Brian Duncan

(2001)

Greenville

S.C.

68

71

72

211

Ben Goforth

(2003)

Shelby

N.C.

69

68

74

211

6

Banks Wood Jr.

(2001)

Charlotte

N.C.

75

69

68

212

7

Kevin Kisner

(2002)

Aiken

S.C.

73

71

69

213

8

Sung Back

(2003)

Rossville

Ga.

74

71

69

214

9

John-Tyler Griffin

(2006)

Wilson

N.C.

74

72

69

215

T10

Kellen Altman

(2002)

Myrtle Beach

S.C.

74

73

69

216

 

Matt Every

(2002)

Daytona Beach

Fla.

74

69

73

216

 

J.C. Deacon

(2001)

Unionville

Ontario

73

70

73

216

T13

Jon Kennedy

(2002)

Perry

Ga.

76

74

68

218

Webb Simpson

(2004)

Raleigh

N.C.

73

73

72

218

Drew Bowen

(2002)

Monroe

Ga.

74

73

71

218

Zach Siefert

(2003)

Simpsonville

S.C.

72

73

73

218

T17

Wesley Carter

(2002)

North Augusta

S.C.

74

75

70

219

 

Tripp Reynolds

(2002)

Shelby

N.C.

75

73

71

219

 

Tommy Suri

(2003)

Miami

Fla.

72

75

72

219

 

Roberto Castro

(2003)

Alpharetta

Ga.

73

72

74

219

T21

Brendon Todd

(2003)

Cary

N.C.

72

75

73

220

Alan Burnett

(2002)

Charlotte

N.C.

75

69

76

220

Nick Kenney

(2002)

Etobicoke

Ontario

73

71

76

220

24

Chris Rogers

(2002)

Franklin

Tenn.

73

76

72

221

T25

Rhett Lewis

(2002)

Douglas

Ga.

74

74

74

222

Jake Creel

(2004)

Dothan

Ala.

73

75

74

222

T27

Nicholas Baker

(2002)

Madison

N.C.

78

73

72

223

 

Brent Witcher

(2004)

Duluth

Ga.

74

74

75

223

 

Alex Yates

(2002)

Winston-Salem

N.C.

72

75

76

223

T30

J.D. Bass

(2003)

Fairview

N.C.

81

73

70

224

Thomas Jordan

(2002)

Sea Island

Ga.

77

74

73

224

T32

Stu Michaels

(2001)

Curwensville

Pa.

77

77

71

225

 

John Eades

(2002)

Charlotte

N.C.

76

77

72

225

 

Rob Langley

(2001)

Norcross

Ga.

76

76

73

225

 

Shane Birckbichler

(2001)

Greenville

S.C.

70

78

77

225

 

Austin Haynes

(2003)

Dalton

Ga.

72

76

77

225

T37

Bill Roach Jr.

(2001)

Knoxville

Tenn.

75

83

68

226

Marco Morales

(2004)

Coral Gables

Fla.

78

74

74

226

T39

Enobong Udo

(2004)

Greenwood

S.C.

83

72

72

227

 

Chris Leake

(2002)

Centerville

Ohio

79

74

74

227

 

Andy Leadbetter

(2003)

Orlando

Fla.

77

76

74

227

 

Travis Rada

(2002)

Stanley

N.C.

76

77

74

227

 

Tim Gentry

(2001)

Easley

S.C.

73

80

74

227

 

Taylor Palmer

(2002)

Edmond

Okla.

78

73

76

227

T45

Max Alverio

(2003)

San Juan

Puerto Rico

75

81

72

228

West Streib

(2001)

Atlanta

Ga.

79

73

76

228

T47

Bryan Rozier

(2003)

Acworth

Ga.

77

78

74

229

 

Jay Moseley

(2003)

Bainbridge

Ga.

73

78

78

229

T49

Chris Rice

(2003)

Charlotte

N.C.

79

79

72

230

Brian Rickard

(2002)

Humble

Texas

75

80

75

230

Taylor Crosby

(2002)

Athens

Ga.

76

76

78

230

Aaron Anderson

(2001)

Fargo

N.D.

75

78

77

230

T53

Federico Salazar

(2002)

Delray Beach

Fla.

78

78

75

231

 

Chris Gilles

(2002)

Owensboro

Ky.

78

77

76

231

T55

Matt Cooperrider

(2002)

Thornville

Ohio

77

77

78

232

Reid Waller

(2001)

Athens

Ga.

75

78

79

232

Sam Nicholson

(2002)

Augusta

Ga.

71

81

80

232

58

Corbett Cummings

(2001)

Simpsonville

S.C.

73

80

80

233

T59

Matthew McIntyre

(2002)

Garland

N.C.

82

79

73

234

Ryan Jeun

(2001)

Laurel

Md.

82

77

75

234

Jonathan Henderson

(2002)

Mobile

Ala.

75

82

77

234

Andor Pruitt

(2004)

Cayce

S.C.

81

75

78

234

Chris Jarman

(2002)

Willimington

N.C.

76

80

78

234

64

Michael McCroan

(2002)

Marietta

Ga.

77

85

73

235

T65

Christopher Towery

(2003)

Greer

S.C.

83

77

76

236

Matt O'Bryant

(2002)

Raleigh

N.C.

81

77

78

236

Cole Stiles

(2002)

Athens

Ga

80

79

77

236

T68

Tyler Keister

(2002)

Morristown

Tenn.

85

79

75

239

 

Ryan Holler

(2004)

Morehead City

N.C.

76

84

79

239

 

Matthew Bayliff

(2002)

Easley

S.C.

78

77

84

239

T71

Stephen Thomas

(2002)

Vancouver

B.C.

80

81

79

240

Brad Scarborough

(2002)

Sugar Land

Texas

80

80

80

240

73

Graham Worsham

(2001)

Nashville

Tenn.

82

83

77

242

T74

Seth Bryan

(2002)

Arab

Ala.

82

83

78

243

Joel McAlhaney

(2003)

Aiken

S.C.

82

81

80

243

Richard Lowe

(2002)

Johnson City

Tenn.

79

83

81

243

77

Brady King

(2002)

Easley

S.C.

79

90

79

248

78

Josh Hackler

(2003)

Myrtle Beach

S.C.

78

90

84

252

79

Casey Rigsby

(2002)

Boaz

Ala.

94

81

91

266

Sonny Nimkhum

(2002)

Cerritos

Calif.

72

WD

Mitch Donald

(2001)

Athens

Ga.

75

77

DQ

GIRLS DIVISION

Pos.

Name

Class

City

State

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Total

1

Abbi Francis

(2001)

Conyers

Ga.

71

71

72

214

2

Julieta Granada

(2005)

Bradenton

Fla.

74

71

72

217

3

Amy Middleton

(2003)

Citronelle

Ala.

74

75

74

223

4

Chris Brady

(2003)

Apex

N.C.

78

74

72

224

5

Blair Lamb

(2005)

Flat Rock

N.C.

75

77

73

225

6

Whitney Sylvan

(2004)

Columbia

S.C.

77

74

76

227

7

Jewelry Kwon

(2002)

Mount Dora

Fla.

78

77

74

229

T8

Beth Marushak

(2002)

Northampton

Pa.

80

79

72

231

Darby Sligh

(2001)

North Augusta

S.C.

77

75

79

231

10

Lorraine Ballerano

(2002)

Myrtle Beach

S.C.

76

84

72

232

11

Marci Turner

(2004)

Tompkinsville

Ky.

75

83

75

233

12

Molly Birmingham

(2002)

Cornelius

N.C.

79

78

78

235

13

Erica Battle

(2002)

Columbia

S.C.

78

82

76

236

14

Tiffany Catafygiotu

(2001)

Greer

S.C.

78

79

82

239

T15

Jeehae Lee

(2002)

Andover

Mass.

77

85

78

240

Leslie Stubblefield

(2001)

Kennesaw

Ga.

86

74

80

240

17

Jenna Schmidt

(2002)

Lenoir

N.C.

85

80

77

242

18

Megan Miller

(2002)

Murrells Inlet

S.C.

77

85

81

243

19

Charlotte Campbell

(2002)

Heathrow

Fla.

79

84

81

244

20

Claire Flexer

(2003)

Brunswick

Ga.

82

84

82

248

21

Sarah Cousart

(2002)

Athens

Ga.

94

93

82

269

 
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