BUICK JUNIOR OPEN QUALIFIER
Pepsi Qualifier Series presented by ClubCorp

The Moor Course, Boyne Highlands
Harbor Springs, Michigan
August 20, 2001


HOMER, BRASCHLER GRAB MEDALIST HONORS AT BUICK JUNIOR OPEN QUALIFIER

15 boys, 3 girls gain entry into tournament field

HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich.-Nils Homer of Brampton, Ontario, fired a 1-under-par 71 Monday to grab medalist honors in the Boys Division at the Buick Junior Open Qualifier. Samantha Braschler of Red Wing, Minn., secured Girls Division honors with an 81.

The 18-hole qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, included 58 players representing 13 states and Canada. Fifteen spots were on the line in the Boys Division and three spots in the Girls Division for entry into the Buick Junior Open to be held August 21-23 at the Boyne Highland's Moor Course.

Starting his round on the 13th hole, Homer got it going early with a five-foot birdie putt on the 160-yard, par-3 17th. After a pair of birdies on Nos. 8 and 9, the 17-year-old kept the momentum going on No. 10, sticking an 8-iron from 153-yards out to within seven feet of the hole and draining it for birdie. Homer then rolled in a 30-footer for birdie on No. 11 to move him to 1-under-par.

"I played well," Homer said. "I drove the ball well today and only missed a few fairways. My biggest concern today was keeping it in the fairway and doing that made my day much easier."
James Song of Oxnard, Calif., finished one stroke back at 36-36--72. Eddie Hsu of Diamond Bar, Calif., carded a 73 to take third; Matthew Myers of St. Joseph, Mo., finished fourth at 74; Michael Belich of West Allis, Wis., and Corey Rudd of Baudette, Minn., round out the top-5 with a pair of 75s.

Also qualifying in the Boys Division were Tyler Randol of Lawrence, N.Y.; Clark Klaasen of Ada, Mich.; Cean Geronimo of Redondo Beach, Calif.; Daniel Kim of Cerritos, Calif.; Clark Stevenson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Ralph Martello of Whitle Lake, Mich.; Ben Burke of Lake Forest, Ill.; Ryan Otto of St. Joseph, Mich.; and Garrett Green of East Aurora, N.Y.
In the Girls Division, Braschler shot 9-over-par 81 to take medalist honors and earn entry into the tournament field.

"I'm excited for the tournament," Hull said. "The course played tough for me, so I just tried to keep it in play all day. "

Also qualifying in the Girls Division were Moira O'Connel of Bloomfield Hills (82), Mich., and Heather Scholten of Grand Rapids, Mich (83).

First-round action for the Buick Junior Open begins Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. For more information regarding the Buick Junior Open, please contact tournament headquarters at (231) 526-3168.

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HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. -- Qualifier results from the BUICK JUNIOR OPEN QUALIFIER conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort, Moor Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,802 Girls: 5,910


BOYS DIVISION

Qualified
Nils Homer (2002) Brampton, Ontario* 37-34--71
James Song (2002) Oxnard, Calif.* 36-36--72
Eddie Hsu (2002) Diamond Bar, Calif.* 37-36--73
Matthew Myers (2002) St. Joseph, Mo.* 36-38--74
Michael Belich (2002) West Allis, Wis.* 37-38--75
Corey Rudd (2002) Baudette, Minn.* 38-37--75
Tyler Randol (2002) Lawrence, N.Y.* 41-35--76
Clark Klaasen (2005) Ada, Mich.* 40-37--77
Cean Geronimo (2002) Redondo Beach, Calif.* 39-39--78
Daniel Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 36-42--78
Clark Stevenson (2002) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 41-37--78
Ralph Martello (2002) White Lake, Mich.* 40-38--78
Ben Burke (2002) Lake Forest, Ill.* 40-39--79
Ryan Otto (2003) St. Joseph, Mich.* 40-39--79
Garrett Green (2004) East Aurora, N.Y.* 38-41--79

Failed to Qualify
Todd Barkelar (2003) Schofield, Wis.* 40-40--80
Tom Logan (2006) Santa Barbara, Calif.* 39-42--81
Paul Bertoli (2002) Concord, Mass.* 37-44--81
Luke Gaskins (2004) Minneapolis, Minn.* 43-38--81
Patrick Mansfield (2003) Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.* 42-39--81
John McGregor (2002) Harbor Springs, Mich.* 40-42--82
Christopher Brown (2002) Manchester, Mass.* 37-45--82
Brandon Knutson (2003) South Bend, Ind.* 40-43--83
Michael Follis (2002) Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.* 39-44--83
Jake Brodhead (2005) Warsaw, Ind.* 42-41--83
Colby Wilson (2002) Los Angeles, Calif.* 41-42--83
Brad Wissmueller (2003) Wausau, Wis.* 40-44--84
Matt Warnock (2002) Liberty, Mo.* 41-43--84
Greg Zick (2001) Le Claire, Iowa* 40-44--84
Erik Schleicher (2002) Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.* 42-42--84
Brian Egan (2003) Minneapolis, Minn.* 44-41--85
BOYS DIVISION CONT.

Dustin Ciccarelli (2003) Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.* 44-41--85
Greg Kennette (2003) Windsor, Ontario* 40-46--86
Nathan Hendricks (2003) Carlisle, Ontario* 45-42--87
Ryan Green (2004) Auburn Hills, Mich.* 44-44--88
Patrick Sauve (2001) Wixom, Mich.* 47-42--89
Tommy Fabbri (2004) Sterling Heights, Mich.* 42-47--89
David Zuiedma (2004) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 43-47--90
Steffan Nizinski (2004) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 45-46--91
Billy Whalen (2003) Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.* 44-48--92
Jeff Doebler (2003) Roseville, Mich.* 50-47--97
D.J. Scholten (2005) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 49-48--97
Christopher Van Schoick (2006) Jackson, Mich.* 50-48--98
Nick Szilagy (2001) Novi, Mich.* 51-47--98
Ryan Cavanagh (2002) St. Clair Shores, Mich.* 47-52--99
John Watkins (2005) Darien, Conn.* 47-56--103
Ryan Belknap (2003) Chesterfield, Mich.* 56-64--120

GIRLS DIVISION

Qualified
Samantha Braschler (2002) Red Wing, Minn.* 40-41--81
Moira O'Connel (2001) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.* 41-41--82
Heather Scholten (2003) Grand Rapids, Mich.* 42-41--83

Failed to Qualify
Julie Park (2002) La Palma, Calif.* 39-45--84
Mayumi Kobayashi (2004) Santa Monica, Calif.* 42-43--85
Haley Sawyer (2002) Dublin, Ohio* 40-47--87
Liz Vollman (2003) Bloomfield Hills, Mich.* 41-46--87
Jenna Cox (2002) Lima, Ohio* 43-45--88
Lauren Hawthorne (2002) Midland, Mich.* 46-46--92
Kristin Smith (2002) Moorpark, Calif.* 43-51--94
Britt Knutson (2006) South Bend, Ind.* 47-48--95

 
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