MARSH JUNIOR AT BETHPAGE STATE PARK
Bethpage State Park, Red Course
Farmingdale, New York
August 6-9, 2001


PEFFLEY LEADS FIELD WITH OPENING-ROUND 66 AT BETHPAGE
Rhode Islander Grzebien in first in Girls Division at even-par

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.-Blaine Peffley of Lebanon, Pa., posted a bogey-free round of 4-under-par 66 Tuesday to seize the first-round lead in the Boys Division at the AJGA Marsh Junior at Bethpage State Park. In the Girls Division, Anna Grzebien of Saunderstown, R.I., sits in first with an opening-round 70.

The AJGA Marsh Junior at Bethpage State Park, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, features a field of 99 players representing 19 states and Canada. Twenty-eight juniors from the state of New York are competing this week. Past champions of the AJGA's annual Metropolitan New York event include Sergio Garcia, Grace Park and Brittany Straza.

"What I wanted to do was go out and shoot 18 pars, then make tomorrow the moving day," the 16-year-old Peffley said. "But fortunately, things went a little differently."

Fresh off a victory last week at the AJGA ClubCorp Junior Players Championship, Peffley hit 17 greens in regulation en route to his 34-32--66.

Peffley is seeking his third-career AJGA title this week at Bethpage State Park. The Pennsylvania native won his first AJGA championship in 1998 at the Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Mission Hills.

"I'm going to go out tomorrow with the mindset that I had today-to make 18 pars," he said. "And maybe a couple of putts will fall."

Chris McLaughlin sits in second after carding a 3-under-par 67. Last month, the 17-year-old from Northport, N.Y., finished 18th at the AJGA Indiana Junior Classic. McLaughlin sank five birdies on the back nine, shooting a 4-under-par 31 on the final nine holes.

"I'm happy with my score," McLaughlin said. "I'll take a 67 any day."

Greg Pieczynski of Kingston, Pa., John Browndorf of Rumson, N.J., and Jordan Hasbrouck of Spring, Texas, are tied for third after opening rounds of 1-under-par 69.

In the Girls Division, Grzebien credited consistent play for her success Tuesday. The 16-year-old Rhode Islander made only one bogey and hit 15 greens in regulation to card a round of even-par 70.

"I just stayed pretty consistent out there today," she said. "If you keep your drive in the fairway, you'll get a good shot at the green. And that's what I did today."

Tied for second place are Theresa Paik of Silver Springs, Md., and Clare Lucey of Winnetka, Ill., with opening rounds of 5-over-par 75.

Second-round action takes place Wednesday on Bethpage State Park's Red Course with tee times beginning at 7 a.m. For more information on the AJGA Marsh Junior at Bethpage State Park, contact tournament headquarters at (516) 249-0670.

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- First-round results from the AJGA MARSH JUNIOR AT BETHPAGE STATE PARK conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Bethpage State Park, Red Course. Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: Boys: 6,814 Girls: 6,080


BOYS DIVISION

Blaine Peffley (2002) Lebanon, Pa.* 34-32--66
Chris McLaughlin (2002) Northport, N.Y.* 36-31--67
Greg Pieczynski (2001) Kingston, Pa.* 37-32--69
John Browndorf (2002) Rumson, N.J.* 34-35--69
Jordan Hasbrouck (2001) Spring, Texas* 35-34--69
Brian Fitzpatrick (2001) Harrison, N.Y.* 33-37--70
Angelo Medico (2003) Coral Springs, Fla.* 35-35--70
Kevin Crawford (2002) Lockport, N.Y.* 34-36--70
Tim Connors (2001) Rye, N.Y.* 38-33--71
Jarred Texter (2004) Washington Boro, Pa.* 36-35--71
David Yoon (2004) Irvine, Calif.* 37-34--71
Robby Walizer (2003) State College, Pa.* 38-33--71
Dan Gabel (2002) Poughkeepsie, N.Y.* 35-36--71
Lake Myrick (2002) Virginia Beach, Va.* 36-35--71
Marc Mazza (2002) Elmira, N.Y.* 36-36--72
Joe Scheffres (2002) Rockville, Md.* 36-36--72
James Murphy (2002) Herndon, Va.* 36-36--72
Axle Riley (2002) Pickering, Ontario* 35-38--73
Billy Stewart (2002) Devon, Pa.* 37-36--73
Adam Kaminski (2001) Commack, N.Y.* 35-38--73
Matt McLean (2003) Miami, Fla.* 37-36--73
Jared Miller (2003) Schnecksville, Pa.* 36-37--73
Lance McGray (2001) Harwinton, Conn.* 37-37--74
Reed Darsie (2003) Chapel Hill, N.C.* 36-38--74
Tyler Randol (2002) Lawrence, N.Y.* 37-37--74
Hoyt McGarity (2002) Sagaponack, N.Y.* 36-38--74
Bill McCrary (2003) Houston, Texas* 37-37--74
Charles Deluca (2001) Saratoga Springs, N.Y.* 37-37--74
Benjamin Stranzl (2002) Cherryville, Pa.* 38-36--74
Timothy Seeley (2002) Lake George, N.Y.* 38-36--74
Matt Uretsky (2003) Linwood, N.J.* 35-39--74
Jason Gambonini (2001) Encinitas, Calif.* 38-37--75
David Lane (2001) Fairfield, Conn.* 36-39--75
Devin Drobbin (2002) Holmdel, N.J.* 37-38--75
Rick Reissman (2002) Suffern, N.Y.* 37-38--75
Brian Cawley (2002) Lynnfield, Mass.* 36-39--75
Adam Cohan (2004) Wayne, Pa.* 40-35--75
Matt King (2002) Plattsburgh, N.Y.* 37-38--75
Will Shriver (2003) Silver Spring, Md.* 39-36--75
John Sawin (2003) Haverford, Pa.* 38-37--75
Sean Seese (2002) Huntingdon Valley, Pa.* 39-36--75
John Michael Pelet (2003) Atglen, Pa.* 36-39--75
Mike Aarts (2002) Pound Ridge, N.Y.* 34-42--76
Michael Ciccarelli (2001) Commack, N.Y.* 38-38--76
Nick Eckerd (2002) Owasso, Okla.* 38-38--76
Mark Zbrzeznj (2002) Lafayette Hill, Pa.* 36-40--76
Gary Barton (2001) Staten Island, N.Y.* 41-35--76
Chiho Kwak (2002) Jacksonville, Fla.* 39-37--76
David Larado (2002) Sayville, N.Y.* 40-36--76
Eamonn McLoughlin (2002) Amityville, N.Y.* 39-38--77
Michael Jensen (2004) Los Altos, Calif.* 37-40--77
Keith Tyburski (2001) Hamilton, N.Y.* 39-38--77
Jason Robertson (2001) Virginia Beach, Va.* 41-36--77
Daniel Berger (2002) Ellenville, N.Y.* 38-39--77
Doug Anders (2002) Elkins Park, Pa.* 38-39--77
David Nardy (2001) Southampton, N.Y.* 39-38--77
Christopher Fenimore (2002) Great Falls, Va.* 39-38--77
Ryan Sullivan (2002) Nashua, N.H.* 40-37--77
John Patinella (2002) Phoenix, Md.* 42-36--78
Van Espiritu (2005) Nutley, N.J.* 42-36--78
Tarik Can (2004) New York, N.Y.* 40-38--78
Dan Walters (2002) Landisville, Pa.* 37-41--78
Darin Dolezal (2002) Hicksville, N.Y.* 41-37--78
Charles Kerecz (2002) Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.* 37-41--78
Paul Kress (2002) Northport, N.Y.* 38-41--79
Josh Notes (2002) Marriottsville, Md.* 39-40--79
Michael Belich (2002) West Allis, Wis.* 37-42--79
Adam Smith (2002) Ellsworth, Maine* 39-40--79
Chaki Kobayashi (2002) Newington, Conn.* 41-38--79
Kyle McGrady (2002) Manasquan, N.J.* 39-40--79
Jeffrey Hamilton (2001) Belmont, Mass.* 39-40--79
Ryan Fritz (2001) Rancho Mirage, Calif.* 39-41--80
David Policano (2002) Ramsey, N.J.* 43-37--80
Brian McArdle (2002) Huntington, N.Y.* 40-40--80
Jay Pannone (2002) East Greenwich, R.I.* 40-40--80
Billy Paulson (2002) Virginia Beach, Va.* 43-37--80
Bob Hennefer (2002) Cherry Hill, N.J.* 37-43--80
Mark Eisenacher (2002) New Canaan, Conn.* 38-42--80
Ryan Stewart (2002) Merrick, N.Y.* 41-39--80
Bobby Bennett (2003) Wilmette, Ill.* 40-41--81
Jason Paul (2002) Patchogue, N.Y.* 43-38--81
Paul Bertoli (2002) Concord, Mass.* 45-38--83
Danny Barretta (2002) Upper Montclair, N.J.* 42-41--83
Andrew Parisi (2001) Flushing, N.Y.* 41-42--83

GIRLS DIVISION

Anna Grzebien (2003) Saunderstown, R.I.* 34-36--70
Theresa Paik (2003) Silver Springs, Md.* 37-38--75
Clare Lucey (2002) Winnetka, Ill.* 39-36--75
Jenny Suh (2003) Fairfax, Va.* 39-37--76
Brenna Gibson (2002) Dalton, Ga.* 39-41--80
Mary Ellen Grzebien (2001) Saunderstown, R.I.* 41-39--80
Beth Marushak (2002) Northampton, Pa.* 37-44--81
Leslie Wall (2003) Dallas, Texas* 39-42--81
Meredith Godwin (2004) Swarthmore, Pa.* 43-39--82
Jessica Shapiro (2002) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 40-42--82
Tracy Bolger (2002) Haddonfield, N.J.* 43-40--83
Katie Stepanek (2003) Guilford, Conn.* 44-39--83
Jessica Reno (2003) Wilmington, Del.* 46-38--84
Stephanie Lue (2002) Houston, Texas* 40-45--85
Ashley Frey (2002) Katy, Texas* 44-42--86

 
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