AJGA GREATER GREENSBORO CHRYSLER JUNIOR
The Cardinal Golf & Country Club
Greensboro, North Carolina
June 11-14, 2001

THOMAS JUMPS TO EARLY LEAD IN BOYS DIVISION WITH 1-UNDER 69
Miller shoots 1-over-par; leads Girls Division by three shots

GREENSBORO, N.C.-Rodney Thomas of Lexington, N.C., fired a 1-under-par 69 to take the lead in the Boys Division in the AJGA Greater Greensboro Chrysler Junior at The Cardinal Golf & Country Club on Tuesday. Megan Miller of Murrells Inlet, S.C., leads the Girls Division at 1-over-par 71.

The 54-hole tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, features 102 players representing 18 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada, including 36 North Carolina natives.

The 17-year-old Thomas used three birdies and two bogeys in shooting 34-35--69. The N.C. State University-bound Thomas experienced some trouble on No. 9 after hooking a drive left into the woods. Thomas proceeded to lay up short and then hit to the back of the green. However, Thomas drained a 20-foot downhill putt to save par for a 1-under-par 34 on the front nine.

"I expected to do well this week," Thomas said. "I came here two weeks ago to practice and have been playing well lately. I just want to go out tomorrow and keep putting well; the ball-striking will come."

Kyle Metzler of Rancho Murieta, Calif., made two birdies and two bogeys to shoot an even-par round of 34-36--70 and stands alone in second place.

In a five-way tie for third place at 2-over-par are Taylor McNeely (38-34--72) of Duncanville, Texas, Brett Stegmaier (31-41--72) of Madison, Conn., Andrew Medley (37-35--72) of Athens, Ala., Roberto Castro (37-35--72) of Alpharetta, Ga., and Jace Strandberg (33-39--72) of Greensboro, N.C.

Eighteen boys are currently within five strokes of the lead.

In the Girls Division, Megan Miller needed five birdies, four bogeys and one double-bogey to complete her round of 36-35--71. The 17-year-old Miller is trying to improve on her finish last week at the AJGA Henry-Griffits Junior at Furman in Greenville, N.C.

"I never got down today," Miller said. "If I made a bogey, I just tried to make a birdie on the next hole. I'm going to try to shoot around the same number tomorrow."

Andrea Vander Lende (38-36--74) of Longwood, Fla., and Nikki Hadd (36-38--74) of Crestview, Fla., are tied in second place at 4-over-par.

Second-round action begins Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. For more information about the AJGA Greater Greensboro Chrysler Junior, please contact tournament headquarters at (336) 668-2746 ext. AJGA.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- First-round results from the AJGA GREATER GREENSBORO CHRYSLER JUNIOR conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Cardinal Golf & Country Club. Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: Boys: 6,568 Girls: 5,661


BOYS DIVISION

Rodney Thomas (2001) Lexington, N.C.* 34-35--69
Kyle Metzler (2002) Rancho Murieta, Calif.* 34-36--70
Taylor McNeely (2004) Duncanville, Texas* 38-34--72
Brett Stegmaier (2002) Madison, Conn.* 31-41--72
Andrew Medley (2002) Athens, Ala.* 37-35--72
Roberto Castro (2003) Alpharetta, Ga.* 37-35--72
Jace Strandberg (2003) Greensboro, N.C.* 33-39--72
Ryan Holler (2004) Morehead City, N.C.* 36-37--73
Austin Haynes (2003) Dalton, Ga.* 35-38--73
Tom Lefebvre (2001) Camp Lejeune, N.C.* 39-34--73
Ryan Sypniewski (2003) Radford, Va.* 35-38--73
Tyler Docking (2002) Overland Park, Kan.* 37-36--73
Robert Long (2002) Greensboro, N.C.* 37-37--74
John Eades (2002) Charlotte, N.C.* 34-40--74
Bryan Hartley (2002) Chattanooga, Tenn.* 37-37--74
Brad Tilley (2002) Chappaqua, N.Y.* 36-38--74
Trent Leon (2005) Dallas, Texas* 35-39--74
Brendon Todd (2003) Cary, N.C.* 34-40--74
Tommy Balderston (2002) Boca Raton, Fla.* 37-37--74
Sutton Barbrey (2001) Raleigh, N.C.* 37-38--75
Brett Lange (2004) Atlanta, Ga.* 38-37--75
Webb Simpson (2004) Raleigh, N.C.* 37-38--75
Tyler Leon (2003) Dallas, Texas* 36-39--75
Robert Stone (2002) Dallas, Texas* 37-38--75
Sung Back (2003) Rossville, Ga.* 40-35--75
Blake Moore (2002) Monrovia, Calif.* 37-39--76
Ty Lefler (2003) Apex, N.C.* 40-36--76
T.J. Shuart (2001) Coral Springs, Fla.* 36-40--76
Ben Goforth (2003) Shelby, N.C.* 36-41--77
Adam Kolloff (2002) Stow, Mass.* 39-38--77
Drew Bowen (2002) Monroe, Ga.* 38-39--77
Mark Wilson (2002) Burlington, N.C.* 36-41--77
Nicholas Baker (2002) Madison, N.C.* 38-39--77
Andrew Ahlering (2003) St. Louis, Mo.* 38-39--77
Chris Jarman (2002) Wilmington, N.C.* 41-37--78
Joe Scheffres (2002) Rockville, Md.* 40-38--78
Eric Lillibridge (2002) Suisun, Calif.* 39-39--78
Martin Ureta (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 38-40--78
Jonathan Burnside (2001) Fairmont, W.Va.* 42-36--78
Bill Lewis (2001) Westfield, Mass.* 36-43--79
Nick Chauvenet (2003) Winston-Salem, N.C.* 40-39--79
Thomas Feldman (2002) Washington, D.C.* 41-38--79
Jim Garren (2002) Cartersville, Ga.* 39-40--79
Dustin Barr (2003) Mooresville, N.C.* 42-37--79
Daniel Faulkner (2004) Henderson, N.C.* 38-41--79
Travis Rada (2002) Stanley, N.C.* 39-40--79
Dustin Johnson (2002) Chapin, S.C.* 41-38--79
Nick Dunkle (2002) Bradenton, Fla.* 39-40--79
Phelps Brooks (2004) Cheraw, S.C.* 38-41--79
Corey Easterling (2003) Gastonia, N.C.* 40-39--79
Richard Baldwin (2002) Armuchee, Ga.* 41-39--80
Jared Taylor (2004) Bluefield, Va.* 39-41--80
Matt Collings (2003) Newton, N.C.* 39-41--80
John Ebert (2004) Charlotte, N.C.* 41-39--80
Nicholas Smith (2005) Ocala, Fla.* 36-44--80
Parker McKoy (2004) Raleigh, N.C.* 40-40--80
Alex Yates (2002) Winston-Salem, N.C.* 38-42--80
Nathan Turner (2002) Hoover, Ala.* 39-41--80
Clay Willis (2002) Wilson, N.C.* 46-35--81
Andrew Teden (2001) Charlotte, N.C.* 40-41--81
Matthew McIntyre (2002) Garland, N.C.* 40-41--81
Andrew Ross (2002) Dundas, Ontario* 40-41--81
Ben Pate (2002) Dalton, Ga.* 40-41--81
Alan Burnett (2002) Charlotte, N.C.* 40-41--81
Robin Smith (2002) Grifton, N.C.* 41-41--82
Bryan Beymer (2002) Huntington, W.Va.* 42-40--82
Justin Jarvis (2002) Baltimore, Md.* 40-42--82
Zack Phillips (2002) Johnson City, Tenn.* 48-34--82
Scott Vickerstaff (2001) Boulder, Colo.* 41-41--82
Geoffrey Howard (2005) San Antonio, Texas* 43-39--82
Steven Weber (2002) Lake Ridge, Va.* 41-41--82
John Sheffield (2002) Tarboro, N.C.* 38-45--83
Alex Stege (2001) Louisville, Ky.* 39-44--83
Brad Moulton (2002) Orangeville, Ontario* 43-41--84
Andrew Krasny (2002) Summerville, S.C.* 44-40--84
McLean Boyd (2004) Wilmington, N.C.* 42-42--84
Tripp Reynolds (2002) Shelby, N.C.* 43-42--85
Justin Cowart (2003) Ellabell, Ga.* 41-44--85
Andrew Byrd (2004) Oxford, N.C.* 41-46--87
Chris Gilles (2002) Owensboro, Ky.* 42-46--88
Elias Esparza (2002) Weston, Fla.* 46-47--93

GIRLS DIVISION

Megan Miller (2002) Murrells Inlet, S.C.* 36-35--71
Andrea Vander Lende (2001) Longwood, Fla.* 38-36--74
Nikki Hadd (2001) Crestview, Fla.* 36-38--74
Kelly Froelich (2003) Wesley Chapel, Fla.* 36-39--75
Jackie Beers (2002) Midlothian, Va.* 36-40--76
Tiffany Catafygiotu (2001) Greer, S.C.* 39-39--78
Brittany Lincicome (2004) Pinellas Park, Fla.* 38-40--78
Mickey Cho (2002) Wesley Chapel, Fla.* 41-37--78
Chris Brady (2003) Apex, N.C.* 37-41--78
Whitney Wade (2003) Glasgow, Ky.* 41-40--81
Jewelry Kwon (2002) Mount Dora, Fla.* 40-41--81
Lorraine Ballerano (2002) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 40-41--81
Sofia Niklasson (2002) Greensboro, N.C.* 42-39--81
Jenna Schmidt (2002) Lenoir, N.C.* 37-44--81
Charlotte Campbell (2002) Heathrow, Fla.* 41-40--81
Mariana De Biase (2002) Wesley Chapel, Fla.* 43-39--82
Jennifer Head (2002) Midland, Ga.* 44-40--84
Dinah Plyler (2003) Chapin, S.C.* 42-43--85
Connor Atkinson (2002) Charleston, S.C.* 45-41--86
Maggie Simons (2003) Raleigh, N.C.* 43-46--89
Whitney Wright (2004) Rockingham, N.C.* 47-43--90

 
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