AJGA MCDONALD'S BETSY RAWLS GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The DuPont Country Club
Wilmington, Del.
July 30-August 2, 2001


JANANGELO AND LANG TIED FOR LEAD AFTER SECOND ROUND
Leaders will look for third AJGA wins of the season


Elizabeth Janangelo

WILMINGTON, Del.-Brittany Lang of McKinney, Texas, fired a second-round score of 1-under-par 70 Wednesday to share the lead with Elizabeth Janangelo of West Hartford, Conn., at the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship at DuPont Country Club. The duo is tied going into the final round with a two-day total of even-par 142. Both girls look to add a third AJGA victory for 2001 to their resume Thursday.

The AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, features a field of 67 girls representing 22 states and Canada. Twenty-one Polo Golf Junior All-Americans are competing in the 54-hole event. Past champions of the 13-year-old tournament include Kellee Booth, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Beth Bauer and Leigh Anne Hardin.

"I hope to combine yesterday's putting with today's ball striking for my round tomorrow," Janangelo said. "The key to playing this course well is putting. The greens are in great shape, and you can get a lot of putts to fall if you're on line."

Janangelo, coming off a semi-finals appearance at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship, has carded victories at the AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic and the AJGA Sand Barrens Junior Championship this season. The second team Polo Golf Junior All-American noted the McDonald's Betsy Rawls event was her first AJGA major and remains one of her favorite tournaments.


Brittany Lang

"A win tomorrow would be really special," said Janangelo, who is the tournament's top returner after a 10th place finish in 2000. "I enjoy everything about this event. The course is great, and the volunteers are wonderful. It makes for a great atmosphere."

The 15-year-old Lang, who won the Lucent Technologies Girls Junior Championship earlier this year, credited her success Wednesday to her consistent play. She hopes to keep hitting greens and making putts in order to shoot the low score she feels will be necessary to win the tournament.

"Whoever takes it low tomorrow is going to win," Lang said. "It's still anybody's tournament and this is a course where you can shoot a really low score."

California natives Paula Creamer of Pleasanton and Jane Lee of Torrance wrapped up second-round action tied for third one stroke behind the leaders with two-day totals of 143. Alice Kim of Los Angeles and Perry Swenson of Charlotte, N.C., are tied for fifth at 2-over-par 144.

Final-round action begins Thursday at DuPont Country Club with the first tee time at 7:00 a.m. For more information on the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship, please contact tournament headquarters at (302) 428-1012.

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WILMINGTON, Del. -- Second-round results from the AJGA MCDONALD'S BETSY RAWLS GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The DuPont Country Club. Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6,017


Brittany Lang (2003) McKinney, Texas* 72-70--142
Elizabeth Janangelo (2002) West Hartford, Conn.* 69-73--142
Paula Creamer (2005) Pleasanton, Calif.* 72-71--143
Jane Lee (2004) Torrance, Calif.* 70-73--143
Alice Kim (2003) Los Angeles, Calif.* 71-73--144
Perry Swenson (2001) Charlotte, N.C.* 70-74--144
Nicole Melton (2001) San Antonio, Texas* 75-71--146
Allison Martin (2003) Bakersfield, Calif.* 73-73--146
Stella Lee (2001) Irvine, Calif.* 75-72--147
Christine Fernandez (2002) Henderson, Nev.* 74-73--147
Kelley Louth (2004) Victoria, Texas* 74-74--148
Cindy Shin (2003) Coppell, Texas* 77-72--149
Ashley Knoll (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 77-72--149
Kelly Husted (2002) Sarasota, Fla.* 75-74--149
Elena Kurokawa (2002) Redondo Beach, Calif.* 73-76--149
Julieta Granada (2005) Bradenton, Fla.* 76-74--150
Jane Park (2005) La Crescenta, Calif.* 74-76--150
Lorraine Ballerano (2002) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 76-74--150
Kristen White (2001) Doylestown, Pa.* 76-74--150
Dayna Burleigh (2002) Horsham, Pa.* 79-71--150
Aimee Cho (2002) Orlando, Fla.* 71-80--151
Jackie Beers (2002) Midlothian, Va.* 76-75--151
Eom Ji Park (2003) Vancouver, British Columbia* 74-77--151
Sunny Oh (2002) Torrance, Calif.* 76-75--151
Beth Marushak (2002) Northampton, Pa.* 77-74--151
Ashley Rollins (2003) Austin, Texas* 78-74--152
Taylor Leon (2005) Dallas, Texas* 74-80--154
Nikki Hadd (2001) Crestview, Fla.* 75-79--154
Laura Olin (2001) Eden Prairie, Minn.* 76-78--154
Tiffany Catafygiotu (2001) Greer, S.C.* 78-77--155
Erin Long (2001) Napa, Calif.* 78-77--155
Hannah Jun (2003) San Diego, Calif.* 78-77--155
Irene Cho (2002) La Habra, Calif.* 79-76--155
Michaela Cavener (2004) Ponca City, Okla.* 76-79--155
Jennifer Bley (2001) Ft. Worth, Texas* 79-76--155
Darby Sligh (2001) North Augusta, S.C.* 76-79--155
Lisa Tyler (2002) Lighthouse Point, Fla.* 79-76--155
Marci Turner (2004) Tompkinsville, Ky.* 74-82--156
Courtney Jones (2002) Lake Quivira, Kan.* 78-78--156
Mallory Hetzel (2005) Summerville, S.C.* 83-73--156
Jennifer Pandolfi (2004) Navarre, Fla.* 77-79--156
Seiko Onoue (2002) La Habra, Calif.* 79-77--156
Morgan Pressel (2006) Boca Raton, Fla.* 78-78--156
Ali Kicklighter (2002) Deland, Fla.* 83-74--157
Jennifer Karr (2001) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 81-76--157
Shannon Johnson (2001) Sioux Falls, S.D.* 80-77--157
Chris Brady (2003) Apex, N.C.* 78-79--157
Christy Larrimore (2002) Severna Park, Md.* 77-81--158
Brooke Shelton (2001) Dallas, Texas* 80-78--158
Andrea Vander Lende (2001) Longwood, Fla.* 80-78--158
Kelly Robb (2003) Concord, Mass.* 78-80--158
Erin Borowiec (2001) South Lyon, Mich.* 78-80--158
Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana (2003) Long Beach, Calif.* 79-79--158
Emma Stachowicz (2002) Pacific Palisades, Calif.* 78-81--159
Becky Berzonski (2001) North East, Pa.* 81-78--159
Erin Andrews (2002) Las Vegas, Nev.* 80-79--159
Tracy Bolger (2002) Haddonfield, N.J.* 83-78--161
January Romero (2002) Albuquerque, N.M.* 85-77--162
Priscilla Park (2002) Santa Ana, Calif.* 80-82--162
Alissa Kuczka (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 83-81--164
Clare Lucey (2002) Winnetka, Ill.* 88-78--166
Mandi McConnell (2003) Grand Blanc, Mich.* 83-85--168
Caney Hines (2005) San Antonio, Texas* 87-81--168
Brenda Norris (2002) Spring Branch, Texas* 85-83--168
Laura Caniff (2004) Russell, Ky.* 83-85--168
Jeannine Mondesando (2002) Mahwah, N.J.* 86-83--169
Rachel Overstreet (2002) Pace, Fla.* 91-WD (Injury)

 
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