AJGA LAS VEGAS FOUNDERS' LEGACY JUNIOR
The Legacy Golf Club
Henderson, Nevada
June 18-21, 2001

SANCHEZ FIRES 68 TO TAKE FIRST ROUND LEAD IN BOYS DIVISION
Three sit tied atop Girls Division leaderboard

HENDERSON, Nev. - Philip Sanchez of The Woodlands, Texas, shot a 4-under-par 68 to take a two-shot lead in the Boys Division after the first round of the AJGA Las Vegas Founders' Legacy Junior. In the Girls Division, Erin Andrews of Las Vegas, Lani Elston of Spokane, Wash., and Lisa Ferrero of Lodi, Calif., all shot 71 to share the first-round lead.

The tournament, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, is being held at The Legacy Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. The 12th annual AJGA Las Vegas Founders' Legacy Junior hosts eighty-four of the nations top juniors, ages 13-18, representing 11 states and England. The 54-hole event also includes ten juniors from Nevada and 11 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.

Sanchez birdied four holes on his way to a front nine score of 32 and credited his iron play and putting stroke as the key to his low round.

"I was sticking my irons and using my playing partners to judge the speed on the longer putts," said Sanchez. "If you're inside of 20 feet on these greens you've got a chance to make putts, but if you start firing putts by the hole, the five-foot par putts will start getting on your nerves."

Rounding out the top five in the Boys Division after the first round are Steven Crossley of Las Vegas at 70 and Joey Benedetti of Huntington Beach, Calif., Steve Han of Diamond Bar, Calif., John Poucher of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Daniel Summerhays of Farmington, Utah, all at 71.

In the Girls Division, all three leaders put together strong back nines to crowd the top of the standings after the first round.

Elston was looking forward to the second round after her first day total of 37-34-71.

"I'm going to go out tomorrow with the same mindset of staying confident and playing my best by shooting at pins and making putts," said Elston.

After a round of 36-35-71, Andrews turned her attention towards her short game for the second round.

"Your short game is so important here," said Andrews. "Putting, chipping and getting it close to the hole is what you have to focus on."

Ferrero also shot a 36-35-71 to garner a share of the first-round lead. "I was just really consistent today," said Ferrero. "My chipping and length off the tee really helped me today."

Action will continue tomorrow at The Legacy Golf Club with tee times running from 7-8:57 a.m.

For more information on the AJGA Las Vegas Founders' Legacy Junior please call tournament headquarters at (702) 407-8240.


HENDERSON, Nev. -- First-round results from the AJGA LAS VEGAS FOUNDERS' LEGACY JUNIOR conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Legacy Golf Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,888 Girls: 5,853

BOYS DIVISION


Philip Sanchez, The Woodlands, Texas* 32-36--68
Steven Crossley, Las Vegas, Nev.* 35-35--70
Joey Benedetti, Huntington Beach, Calif.* 35-36--71
Steve Han, Diamond Bar, Calif.* 36-35--71
John Poucher, Santa Barbara, Calif.* 37-34--71
Daniel Summerhays, Farmington, Utah* 37-34--71
Trent Rommann, Rio Rancho, N.M.* 38-34--72
Preston Lancaster, Dallas, Texas* 36-36--72
Doug Miller, Thousand Oaks, Calif.* 33-39--72
Tommy Balderston, Boca Raton, Fla.* 35-37--72
Jason Gambonini, Encinitas, Calif.* 36-36--72
Jesse Mueller, Mesa, Ariz.* 37-35--72
Pat Moore, Phoenix, Ariz.* 37-35--72
Ryan Keeney, Redmond, Wash.* 38-34--72
Drew Scott, Henderson, Nev.* 34-38--72
Clay Ogden, West Point, Utah* 37-35--72
Eric Chang, Chino Hills, Calif.* 38-35--73
James Choi, Lakewood, Calif.* 34-39--73
Jarrod Gardner, Austin, Texas* 36-37--73
Taylor Palmer, Edmond, Okla.* 35-38--73
Daniel Kush, Tustin, Calif.* 38-35--73
Dana Wade, Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-38--74
John Mosier, Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-39--75
Ryan Gomm, Henderson, Nev.* 36-39--75
Russ Ricciardelli, Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-39--75
Andy Leadbetter, Orlando, Fla.* 37-38--75
J.J. Wood, Yuma, Ariz.* 36-39--75
Brian Grone, Mesa, Ariz.* 38-37--75
Robert Massi, Henderson, Nev.* 36-40--76
Beau Crosetto, Bellevue, Wash.* 41-35--76
Casey Nielsen, Las Vegas, Nev.* 38-38--76
Mick Baker, Danville, Calif.* 38-38--76
Michael Nicoletti, Dos Palos, Calif.* 37-39--76
Dustin Robbins, Henderson, Nev.* 37-39--76
Jonathan Taruc, Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-40--76
K.C. Lim, San Antonio, Texas* 37-40--77
Will Mast, Scottsdale, Ariz.* 39-38--77
Zack Miller, San Rafael, Calif.* 37-40--77
Andrew Bostrom, Lynden, Wash.* 36-41--77
Danny Wendt, Kingman, Ariz.* 40-38--78
Brian Haller, Kensington, Calif.* 41-38--79
Jeremy Keller, Las Vegas, Nev.* 40-39--79
Mitch Carlson, Las Vegas, Nev.* 39-40--79
Jordan Nasser, Anaheim Hills, Calif.* 41-38--79
Steve Gray, Lee's Summit, Mo.* 36-43--79
Zach Mowbray, Mesa, Ariz.* 37-42--79
Jason Lindgren, Midland, Texas* 40-39--79
Blair Harkins, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.* 37-42--79
Colter Kautzmann, Glendale, Ariz.* 40-40--80
Cade Carradine, Carpinteria, Calif.* 39-41--80
Daniel Scholz, Scottsdale, Ariz.* 42-38--80
Bryson Young, Reno, Nev.* 43-37--80
Joel Gibbons, Ocala, Fla.* 44-36--80
Rawley Vines, Austin, Texas* 36-44--80
Nathan Lashley, Scottsbluff, Neb.* 39-41--80
Cody Hayes, Caldwell, Idaho* 44-37--81
Sean King, Ventura, Calif.* 40-41--81
Tyler Romero, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.* 38-43--81
Daniel Kreindler, Danville, Calif.* 39-42--81
Joe Ryon, Carlsbad, Calif.* 42-39--81
Derek Allen, Phoenix, Ariz.* 40-42--82
Colton West, Henderson, Nev.* 43-40--83
Brandon Laska, Las Vegas, Nev.* 42-42--84
Dean Delaye, Woodinville, Wash.* 47-42--89
Adel Zaptia, Ascot Berks, UK* 49-42--91
Dillon Dougherty, Woodland, Calif.* WD-Injury

GIRLS DIVISION

Lani Elston, Spokane, Wash.* 37-34--71
Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-35--71
Lisa Ferrero, Lodi, Calif.* 36-35--71
Young Pak, Cerritos, Calif.* 37-35--72
Erin Tone, Gilbert, Ariz.* 37-37--74
Christine Fernandez, Henderson, Nev.* 38-36--74
Alissa Kuczka, Phoenix, Ariz.* 37-38--75
Sunny Oh, Torrance, Calif.* 38-39--77
Kim Braaten, Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-41--77
Hwanhee Lee, Cerritos, Calif.* 36-42--78
Ina Kim, Encino, Calif.* 36-42--78
Moah Chang, Los Angeles, Calif.* 38-41--79
Danielle Reilly, Las Vegas, Nev.* 43-37--80
Angela Won, Irvine, Calif.* 40-40--80
Katie Brophy, Spokane, Wash.* 37-43--80
Katie Brenneman, Phoenix, Ariz.* 40-42--82
Sarah Heffel, Mesa, Ariz.* 38-44--82
Chelsea Pendleton, Henderson, Nev.* 40-46--86

 
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