Celebration Golf Club
Celebration, Fla.
September 21-23, 2001


CELEBRATION, Fla. - Billy Houghton of Ft. Myers, Fla., came to the AJGA Postseason Junior at Kissimmee/St. Cloud with hopes of a respectable finish and left with top honors after posting a final-round 1-over-par 73.

Conducted at Celebration Golf Club by the American Junior Golf Association, the Kissimmee/St. Cloud field included 88 boys (ages 13-18) representing 24 states. The event was one of two Postseason Junior Series events conducted this weekend, designed specifically for members who have tried, but have been unsuccessful in gaining entry into a 2001 AJGA tournament. The AJGA has developed this series as an avenue for members to gain additional playing opportunities at the national level.

Coupled with a first-round 70, Houghton's two-day total of 143 topped runner-up Mark Poulsen of nearby Lake Mary, Fla., by two strokes.

"I just wanted to finish in the top 15 entering the weekend because I wasn't happy with how I was hitting it," said Houghton. "And I leave as champion. It hasn't even hit me yet."

Houghton's round of 73 included two birdies and three bogeys.

"I was really trying to make pars and let the others make the mistakes," Houghton said. "I started out rough but was able to bounce back on the front nine, making a few birdies when they came."

Houghton's key to victory?

"I was able to hit my irons well all weekend," he said. "This has been a great confidence builder for me heading into next year."

Second-place finisher Poulsen fired 71 for a two-day total of 145. Christopher Columb of Columbia, S.C., and Kyle Sawicki of Orange Park, Fla., tied for third at 147, while Jeff Gerlich of Austin, Texas, and first-round leader Stephen Conrad of Syracuse, Ind., tied for fifth at 148.

Poulsen and Columb shared the low round of the day at 71.


CELEBRATION, Fla. - Final results from the AJGA POSTSEASON JUNIOR AT KISSIMMEE/ST. CLOUD conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Celebration Golf Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6,729

Billy Houghton (2004) Fort Myers, Fla.* 70-73--143
Mark Poulsen (2003) Lake Mary, Fla.* 74-71--145
Christopher Colomb (2002) Columbia, S.C.* 76-71--147
Kyle Sawicki (2003) Orange Park, Fla.* 73-74--147
Jeff Gerlich (2005) Austin, Texas* 76-72--148
Stephen Conrad (2003) Syracuse, Ind.* 69-79--148
Bill Tompkins (2003) Orlando, Fla.* 75-74--149
August Quartararo (2004) West Palm Beach, Fla.* 70-79--149
Brian Wertz (2002) Tampa, Fla.* 76-74--150
Mark Borne (2003) Kenner, La.* 75-75--150
John Kane (2002) San Antonio, Texas* 78-73--151
Juan Weissenberg (2003) Miami, Fla.* 80-72--152
Regan Johnson (2002) Sarasota, Fla.* 79-73--152
Steven Groover (2003) Birmingham, Ala.* 76-76--152
Thomas Vander Hoek (2003) Visalia, Calif.* 79-74--153
Andrew Carroll (2005) Little Rock, Ark.* 78-75--153
Curtis Elliott (2003) Winter Park, Fla.* 76-77--153
Ryan Self (2003) Lufkin, Texas* 74-79--153
Greg Wilkerson (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 74-79--153
Kevin Koonts (2003) Lexington, N.C.* 72-81--153
Pat Morrone (2004) West Palm Beach, Fla.* 80-74--154
Giwon Suh (2004) Eustis, Fla.* 77-77--154
Austin Steele (2003) Yorktown, Ind.* 80-75-155
Scott Lenz (2003) Eagan, Minn.* 80-75--155
Josh Webber (2003) Dallas, Texas* 79-76--155
Jon Roorda (2003) Medina, Minn.* 79-76--155
Kevin Burchett (2002) Visalia, Calif.* 79-76--155
Steve Velardi (2003) Hamden, Conn.* 79-76--155
Tommy Jensen (2003) Daphne, Ala.* 79-77--156
Nathan Ward (2004) Hickory, N.C.* 73-83--156
Jack Basford (2004) Orange Park, Fla.* 79-78--157
Matt Gesner (2003) Belle Air Beach, Fla.* 79-78--157
John Eicken (2003) Bradenton, Fla.* 79-78--157
Phillip Mollica (2005) Anderson, S.C.* 78-80--158
Harris Graham (2004) Argyle, Texas* 83-75--158
Brandon Long (2003) Hickory, N.C.* 84-74--158
Bobby Hudson (2006) Memphis, Tenn.* 80-79--159
Ned Grace (2004) Windermere, Fla.* 81-78--159
Sterling Gould (2003) Punta Gorda Isle, Fla.* 77-82--159
Mike McKeever (2003) Wayzata, Minn.* 80-80--160
James Shapard (2002) Lufkin, Texas* 81-79--160
Jacob Smith (2003) Tyler, Texas* 79-81--160
Cam Rogers (2004) Fort Lauderdale, Fla.* 78-82--160
Frank Delker (2002) Edmond, Okla.* 78-82--160
Ashish Patel (2003) Schaumburg, Ill.* 80-81--161
Joshua Chong (2004) Alpharetta, Ga.* 80-81--161
Raj Nahal (2006) Longwood, Fla.* 82-79--161
Austin McDaniel (2002) Dallas, Texas* 79-82--161
Patrick Jorgensen (2002) Grass Valley, Calif.* 78-83--161
Ryan Rash (2003) Maitland, Fla.* 77-84--161
Parker Beck (2003) Duluth, Ga.* 81-81--162
Ben Beyer (2002) Houston, Texas* 81-81--162
Christopher Latham (2002) Leander, Texas* 83-79--162
Travis Keller (2003) La Crosse, Wis.* 81-82--163
Chris Roth (2003) Inverness, Fla.* 79-84--163
Brandon Lee (2005) Fort Myers, Fla.* 79-85--164
David Holzberg (2005) Mandeville, La.* 83-81--164
Kent Neal (2003) Amarillo, Texas* 86-78--164
Michael Steele (2003) Merritt Island, Fla.* 86-78--164
Andy Zaras (2003) Miami Springs, Fla.* 81-84--165
Chris Persaud (2005) Sioux City, Iowa* 83-82--165
Garrett Kachellek (2004) Charlotte, N.C.* 85-80--165
Dave Tiffenberg (2004) Tampa, Fla.* 76-89--165
Matthew Guthrie (2003) Portland, Ore.* 87-78--165
James Nouss (2003) St. Louis, Mo.* 81-85--166
Joe Conroy (2003) Plymouth, Minn.* 83-83--166
Joey Schalk (2004) Albuquerque, N.M.* 86-80--166
Andy Burns (2002) San Jose, Calif.* 86-80--166
Kyle Kirk (2004) Boynton Beach, Fla.* 86-80--166
Tommy Schroepfer (2003) Dallas, Texas* 80-87--167
Drew Florio (2006) Celebration, Fla.* 83-84--167
John Westly (2002) Asheville, N.C.* 88-79--167
Jeff Gabriel (2003) Hidden Hills, Calif.* 82-86--168
J.J. Slattery (2004) Sarasota, Fla.* 86-82--168
Ryan Paylor (2002) Parland, Texas* 89-79--168
Adam Zdunek (2003) Beaver Falls, Pa.* 82-87--169
Scott Bertrand (2002) Wainscott, N.Y.* 85-84--169
Bryan Miller (2006) Rocky Face, Ga.* 80-90--170
Minou Pak (2004) Bradenton, Fla.* 83-87--170
Jason Van Gennep (2002) Lynn Haven, Fla.* 83-87--170
Will Ralph (2003) Fairview, Texas* 86-85--171
Armando Trevino (2003) Dallas, Texas* 81-91--172
Craig Page (2004) Sarasota, Fla.* 85-91--176
Peter Mosleh (2003) Carrollton, Texas* 91-86--177
Greg Bean (2003) Englewood, Colo.* 86-92--178
Chris Buccino (2002) Falmouth, Mass.* 94-85-179
Sean Sellars (2003) Inverness, Fla.* 92-WD
Zach Gould (2004) Punta Gorda Isle, Fla.* WD

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