AJGA PING PHOENIX JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
Pepsi Qualifier Series presented by ClubCorp
Karsten Golf Course at ASU
Tempe, Arizona
August 22, 2001

CHANG SURVIVES HEAT, PLAYOFF TO MEDAL IN GIRLS DIVISION
Yoon shoots 70 to medal in Boys Division

TEMPE, Ariz. - Surviving a sudden-death playoff for the lone spot available in the Girls Division, Moah Chang of Los Angeles, earned a spot in the AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship Wednesday. In the Boys Division, David Yoon of Irvine, Calif., fired a 2-under-par 70 to gain medalist honors and a place in the tournament.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship features a field of 84 junior golfers, ages 13-18, representing 13 states and includes 10 players from Arizona. Included in this week's field at the Karsten Golf Course at ASU are seven Polo Golf Junior All-Americans. Past winners of this event include Tiger Woods, Emilee Klein, Grace Park and Heather Bowie.

Chang, who shot a 1-over-par 73, was paired with Carling Cho of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., in a sudden-death playoff. Chang was able to first tame her nerves and than an up-and-down from a bunker on No. 10 to save par and a spot in the field.

"I was really nervous heading into the playoff," said the 17-year-old Chang. "After I hit my shot out of the bunker, it really calmed me down."

Withstanding the 100 degree temperatures to even get into the playoff proved to be quite an accomplishment for both players.

"I played earlier this summer at Ohio and it was really humid there," said Chang. "I just wanted to play well, not think about the heat and don't give up.

"My driver was pretty good today and I hit every green with my irons. I 3-putted twice, but I didn't think about it because I knew I could make it up at the next hole."

In the Boys Division, Yoon who is coming off of a second-place finish at the AJGA Legendary Headwear San Diego Junior, used a 2-under-par 70 to grab the top spot and an entry into the field.

"I just played my game," said the 15-year-old Yoon. "I putted much better on the back side and I was hitting my iron shots really well today."

After a double bogey on No. 15, Yoon, who started on No. 12, finished 3-under-par from that point on, including an eagle on the 323-yard, par 4 No. 2.

Also qualifying from the boys field were Trev Schultz of San Dimas, Calif., at 71, Robby Stratton of Glendale, Ariz., and Kenny Kim of Cerritos, Calif., at 72, Ryan Brooks of Mesa, Ariz., Billy Moon of Irvine, Calif., Kenta Minejima of Irvine, Calif., John Gray of Vista, Calif., Preston Lancaster of Dallas, and David Dragoo of Scottsdale, Ariz., at 73. Kevin Chen of Alamo, Calif., and Will Haydon of Palo Alto, Calif., both qualified via a sudden-death playoff after shooting 74.


First-round action will begin on Friday with tee times running from 6:30-8:27 a.m. off of the No. 1 and 10 tees. For more information on the AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship, please contact our tournament headquarters at (480) 968-7084.


TEMPE, Arizona -- Qualifier results from the AJGA PING PHOENIX JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Karsten Golf Course at ASU. Par: 35-37--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,899 Girls: 5,887


BOYS DIVISION

Qualified

David Yoon (2004) Irvine, Calif.* 32-38--70
Trev Schultz (2003) San Dimas, Calif.* 35-36--71
Robby Stratton (2002) Glendale, Ariz.* 34-38--72
Kenny Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 36-36--72
Ryan Brooks (2004) Mesa, Ariz.* 37-36--73
Billy Moon (2003) Irvine, Calif.* 35-38--73
Kenta Minejima (2002) Irvine, Calif.* 35-38--73
John Gray (2002) Vista, Calif.* 35-38--73
Preston Lancaster (2002) Dallas, Texas* 35-38--73
David Dragoo (2004) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 36-37--73
*Kevin Chen (2003) Alamo, Calif.* 37-37--74
*Will Haydon (2005) Palo Alto, Calif.* 37-37--74

Did Not Qualify

Andrew Crowe (2002) Murrieta, Calif.* 36-38--74
Neil Huffaker (2002) Glendale, Ariz.* 36-38--74
Sean Barrett (2003) Los Angeles, Calif.* 35-39--74
Danny Min (2003) Placenta, Calif.* 35-39--74
Matthew Ellis (2002) Ponca City, Okla.* 35-39--74
Paul Brown (2002) South Pasadena, Calif.* 37-37--74
Brennon Thompson (2002) Southlake, Texas* 34-40--74
Ryan Wright (2002) Brea, Calif.* 34-40--74
Cody Hayes (2002) Caldwell, Idaho* 37-38--75
Kevin Chappell (2004) Fresno, Calif.* 36-39--75
Colter Kautzmann (2003) Glendale, Ariz.* 35-40--75
Marcus Briscoe (2002) Valencia, Calif.* 34-41--75
Jeff Vetterick (2003) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.* 36-39--75
Nathan Hall (2003) Atherton, Calif.* 38-37--75
Jake Grodzinsky (2003) Cornville, Ariz.* 37-38--75
David Perritt (2002) Alta Loma, Calif.* 36-39--75
Jordan Nasser (2002) Anaheim Hills, Calif.* 37-38--75
Kenneth Evans (2003) Mesa, Ariz.* 36-40--76
Paul Imondi (2003) Tustin, Calif.* 34-42--76
Michael Thompson (2003) Tucson, Ariz.* 37-39--76
Daniel Do (2002) La Habra, Calif.* 35-41--76
Nick Healy (2002) Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.* 38-38--76
Brian Vediner (2004) Fullerton, Calif.* 39-37--76
Patrick Field (2002) Simi Valley, Calif.* 35-41--76
J.J. Katnik (2003) Santa Ana, Calif.* 38-39--77
Tim McKenney (2006) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 36-41--77
Ben Choe (2003) Mountain View, Calif.* 37-40--77
Sean Shahi (2003) Leguna Niguel, Calif.* 40-37--77
Mick Partridge (2005) Los Angeles, Calif.* 38-39--77
Jeff Steckmest (2002) Pacific Palisades, Calif.* 38-39--77
Paul Yang (2002) La Mirada, Calif.* 39-38--77
Dustin Robbins (2003) Henderson, Nev.* 38-40--78
D.J. Reeves (2002) Mission Viejo, Calif.* 40-38--78
Blake Bennett (2003) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 39-39--78
Matthew Shin (2003) Cerritos, Calif.* 40-38--78
Charlie Beljan (2003) Mesa, Ariz.* 39-39--78
Jihwan Kim (2002) Irvine, Calif.* 38-40--78
Jake Yount (2005) New Albany, Ohio* 37-41--78
Nathan Lindstrom (2002) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 39-39--78
Sean Crebbs (2003) Tucson, Ariz.* 36-42--78
Joey Benedetti (2004) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 39-39--78
Mike Cavallari (2003) Laguna Beach, Calif.* 36-42--78
Stephen Harward (2003) Santa Ana, Calif.* 38-41--79
Brandon Holub (2005) Higley, Ariz.* 38-41--79
Benji Rolsky (2002) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 37-42--79
Brett Lederer (2002) Lakewood, Calif.* 40-39--79
Alex Madar (2003) Alamo, Calif.* 40-39--79
Chase Bingham (2004) Mesa, Ariz.* 35-44--79
Darren Blair (2003) Coto Del Caza, Calif.* 38-41--79
Drew Kravis (2003) Calabasas, Calif.* 39-41--80
Cam McCarter (2003) Chatsworth, Calif.* 38-42--80
Oliver Lewis (2002) Glendale, Calif.* 41-39--80
Eric Cooley (2003) Los Alamitos, Calif.* 40-40--80
Michael McCaig (2003) Fountain Valley, Calif.* 37-43--80
Shaye Carter (2002) Seaside, Calif.* 37-45--82
Alex Shin (2003) Arcadia, Calif.* 36-46--82
Dennis Huh (2004) La Palma, Calif.* 37-45--82
Robby Turnbull (2002) Hope, Idaho* 38-44--82
Michael Hibbitt (2002) Snohomish, Wash.* 38-45--83
Scott Aydelotte (2004) Apache Junction, Ariz.* 42-41--83
Charles Chae (2002) San Jose, Calif.* 37-46--83
Michael Williams (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 41-42--83
Jack Kim (2001) Fullerton, Calif.* 41-43--84
Chris Lavery (2003) Irvine, Calif.* 41-43--84
Matt Savage (2003) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 37-47--84
Patrick O'Leary (2002) Springfield, Minn.* 43-42--85
Bobby Martin (2005) Bakersfield, Calif.* 43-43--86
Kurt Franz (2002) Oakland, Calif.* 42-44--86
Jason Fair (2004) Riverside, Calif.* 39-47--86
Matt Rounds (2002) Tucson, Ariz.* 41-45--86
Scot Miller (2003) Muir Beach, Calif.* 40-47--87
Reyn Murphy (2003) Los Alamitos, Calif.* 42-47--89
Ashton Carlisle (2002) Yorba Linda, Calif.* 38-53--91
Jared Hoffman (2005) Phoenix, Ariz.* WD
Blake Moore (2002) Monrovia, Calif.* WD
Michael Park (2002) La Crescenta, Calif.* DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Blair Harkins (2002) Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.* DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Travis Pavlik (2004) Paradise Valley, Ariz.* DQ (Rule 6-6b)

GIRLS DIVISION

Qualified

*Moah Chang (2002) Los Angeles, Calif.* 35-38--73

Did Not Qualify

Carling Cho (2002) San Juan Capistrano, Calif.* 35-38--73
Irene Cho (2002) La Habra, Calif.* 37-38--75
Katie Brenneman (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 38-38--76
Julie Park (2002) La Palma, Calif.* 37-42--79
Tiffany Tavee (2003) Gilbert, Ariz.* 37-42--79
Deanna Slaman (2002) San Diego, Calif.* 38-41--79
Minnie Choi (2003) Fountain Valley, Calif.* 42-41--83
Eunice Yum (2003) Torrance, Calif.* 43-46--89
Meghan Martinek (2006) Tempe, Ariz.* 43-50--93

*Qualified via a sudden-death playoff

 
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