AJGA ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER
Pepsi Qualifier Series Presented by ClubCorp
Magnolia Grove Golf Club, Crossings Course
Mobile, Alabama
August 30, 2001

HITCHCOCK FIRES 69 TO MEDAL IN QUALIFIER
Ten others qualify for tournament

MOBILE, Ala. - Wes Hitchcock of Parkland, Fla., shot a 3-under-par 69, to gain medalist honors and earn one of 11 spots into the AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic Thursday.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic, features a field of 171 juniors ages 13-18 representing 26 states. Hosted by the Magnolia Grove Golf Club, this week's field includes 13 players from the state of Alabama and 12 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.

Hitchcock got his round off to a steady start by parring his first five holes before sticking a 5-iron from 175-yards within 4-feet for an easy birdie putt on No. 9. Hitchcock then followed that up by draining a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to get himself going.

"I had missed some birdie putts early on, so the shot on nine helped," said Hitchcock, who placed second at a Junior All-Star event held at the same Crossings Course in 1998. "Making the long putt on 10 was kind of like a freebie.

"I wasn't trying to expect anything," said Hitchcock of his mindset after the back-to-back birdies. "I was just trying to keep the ball in the fairway and hit long irons into the green. I hit the ball pretty solidly, but I didn't putt that well."

Hitchcock, who has played in two AJGA events already this summer, has a fairly simple strategy for success the rest of the week.

"The key is to try and keep the ball in play and hit fairways," said Hitchcock. "It's hard to hold the greens coming out of the rough."

Also qualifying for the tournament were Edward McGlasson of Orange, Calif., and Kyle Ellis of Senatobia, Miss., who both shot a 2-under-par 70, Ryan Holler of Morehead City, N.C., with a 71, Danny Dennis of Collierville, Tenn., with a 72. Rounding out the qualifiers were John Saari of Lilburn, Ga., Andrew Villarreal of Decatur, Ala., and James Song of Oxnard, Calif.,. Matthew Brown of Lynn Haven, Fla., Daniel McGurk of The Woodlands, Texas, and Tim Seo of Nashville, Tenn., also qualified via a sudden-death playoff.

First-round action begins on Saturday with tee times running from 7-11:48 a.m. off of the No. 1 tee.

For more information about the AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic please contact our tournament headquarters at (251) 645-3827.

MOBILE, Ala. -- Qualifier results from the ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL JUNIOR CLASSIC PEPSI QUALIFIER conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Magnolia Grove Golf Club, Crossings Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,767


BOYS DIVISION

Qualified

Wes Hitchcock (2002) Parkland, Fla.* 34-35--69
Edward McGlasson (2002) Orange, Calif.* 32-38--70
Kyle Ellis (2003) Senatobia, Miss.* 33-37--70
Ryan Holler (2004) Morehead City, N.C.* 35-36--71
Danny Dennis (2002) Collierville, Tenn.* 36-36--72
John Saari (2003) Lilburn, Ga.* 35-38--73
Andrew Villarreal (2004) Decatur, Ala.* 36-38--74
James Song (2002) Oxnard, Calif.* 37-38--75
#Matthew Brown (2002) Lynn Haven, Fla.* 40-36--76
#Daniel McGurk (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 39-37--76
#Tim Seo (2002) Nashville, Tenn.* 36-40--76

Did Not Qualify

Joel Myrick (2002) Hattiesburg, Miss.* 37-39--76
Brandon Wilson (2002) Mandeville, La.* 38-38--76
Jason Woyak (2003) Pace, Fla.* 41-36--77
Jeffrey Krogsgard (2002) Daphne, Ala.* 37-40--77
Trey Denton (2004) Canton, Miss.* 37-40--77
Seth Bryan (2002) Arab, Ala.* 38-39--77
Kyle Hitchcock (2004) Parkland, Fla.* 40-38--78
Ben Barr (2005) Hot Springs, Ark.* 37-41--78
Austin Bowen (2004) Hattiesburg, Miss.* 39-39--78
Paul Yang (2002) La Mirada, Calif.* 39-39--78
Kenny Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 39-40--79
Joshua Moore (2002) Prattville, Ala.* 42-37--79
Jonathan Buchanan (2003) Texarkana, Texas* 41-38--79
Matthew Shoemaker (2002) Petal, Miss.* 38-41--79
Tommy Jensen (2003) Daphne, Ala.* 42-37--79
Jace Moore (2004) Southlake, Texas* 38-41--79
Cean Geronimo (2002) Redondo Beach, Calif.* 41-38--79
Nathan Williams (2002) Olive Branch, Miss.* 39-41--80
Eric Chang (2002) Chino Hills, Calif.* 40-40--80
Mark Conlon (2003) Arlington, Texas* 40-40--80
David Pollet (2002) Baton Rouge, La.* 37-43--80
Shea Magee (2002) Petal, Miss.* 39-41--80
Stewart Young (2003) Ridgeland, Miss.* 40-40--80
Dennis Huh (2004) La Palma, Calif.* 40-40--80
David Holzberg (2005) Mandeville, La.* 42-38--80
Alex Krempa (2002) Spanish Fort, Ala.* 40-41--81
Eddie Hsu (2002) Diamond Bar, Calif.* 44-37--81
Kyle McCotter (2003) Shreveport, La.* 41-40--81
Skip Perry (2001) Atlanta, Ga.* 39-43--82
Josh Wilburn (2003) Tulsa, Okla.* 40-42--82
Parker McKoy (2004) Raleigh, N.C.* 41-42--83
Patrick Broadus (2004) Atlanta, Ga.* 43-40--83
Kenta Minejima (2002) Irvine, Calif.* 42-41--83
J.D. Yearwood (2003) Wellesley, Mass.* 40-43--83
Eamonn McLoughlin (2002) Amityville, N.Y.* 41-43--84
Alex Harper (2005) Gadsden, Ala.* 43-41--84
Jeffrey Ogren (2005) Tuscaloosa, Ala.* 41-43--84
John Peter Winkler (2004) Shreveport, La.* 44-40--84
Ben Coleman (2003) Hoover, Ala.* 41-44--85
Ryan Paylor (2002) Parland, Texas* 42-43--85
Cliff Hortenstine (2003) Houston, Texas* 42-44--86
Preston Smith (2003) Monroe, La.* 45-42--87
Brent Evans (2002) Chandler, Okla.* 44-43--87
Jacob Collinsworth (2003) Fairhope, Ala.* 44-44--88
Brock McDowell (2002) League City, Texas* 44-44--88
Craig Faircloth (2002) Montrose, Ala.* 42-46--88
Blake Allen (2003) Jackson, Miss.* 47-45--92
Gabe Cohen (2003) Washington, D.C.* 46-46--92
Russ Romero (2002) Franklin, La.* 47-45--92
Justin Acker (2002) Plano, Texas* 49-44--93
Patrick McGowan (2007) Hoover, Ala.* 44-51--95
Brad Burckel (2002) Hattiesburg, Miss.* 49-48--97
Walter Neel (2002) Washington, D.C.* WD (Injury)
Chad Tobler (2003) Hammond, La.* DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Adam Betz (2001) Manchester, Mo.* DQ (Rule 6-3a)

#Qualified via a sudden-death playoff

 
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