COMPAQ JUNIOR ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT EAGLE RIDGE
Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort - North Course
Galena, Ill.
July 3-5, 2001

DANA JOHNSON FIRES A 69 TO TAKE A 2-STROKE LEAD AT EAGLE RIDGE
Christi Athas's 5-over-par 77 leads Girls Division

GALENA, Ill. - Dana Johnson of Brantford, Ontario, leads the Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Eagle Ridge after firing a first-round score of 3-under-par 69. Christi Athas of Eldora, Iowa, tops the leaderboard in the Girls Division after shooting a 5-over-par 77.

The Compaq/David Leadbetter Junior All-Star Series was created by the American Junior Golf Association in 1998 to give younger AJGA members more opportunities to play competitive golf. This event, open to 13-to-15-year-old members, features a Day of Education conducted by the AJGA and David Leadbetter Golf Academy staff and two days of stroke play competition. The tournament field represents 23 states and Canada, with 30 players hailing from Illinois.

The 15-year-old Johnson carded six birdies on the back nine, including three consecutive birdies on holes 10, 11 and 12.

"I wasn't where I wanted to be after the front nine," Johnson said. "I really fought back and I don't think my putting could have been any better on the back nine."

Alone in second at two strokes off the pace is Tim Cha of Chino Hills, Calif., who shot 37-34--71. Michael Schachner of Libertyville, Ill., and Tyler Peglow of Marshalltown, Iowa, are tied for third place at even-par 72, and Ian Springer of River Forest, Ill., sits in fifth place at 1-over-par 73.

Christi Athas, playing in her second consecutive year at the AJGA Eagle Ridge event, hopes to improve on her finish from last year.

"I struggled with my chipping today and I couldn't quite get the ups-and-downs," Athas said. "The key to doing well this week will be to stay focused and not let anything frustrate me."

Four strokes back in second place is Jennifer Hong of Windermere, Fla., who carded a 9-over-par 81, tied for third are Amanda Bader of Lima, Ohio, and Katie Trachok of Upper Saint Clair, Pa., both shooting 82s.

Another highlight in the Girls Division was a hole-in-one by Lauren May of St. Charles, Ill. May used an 8-iron to hole her shot off the 126-yard, par-3 eighth hole.

Final-round action begins at 7:30 a.m. Thursday off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort. For more information on the Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Eagle Ridge, contact tournament headquarters at (815) 776-5174.

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GALENA, Ill. -- First-round results from the COMPAQ JUNIOR ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT EAGLE RIDGE conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort - North Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,414 Girls: 5,626

BOYS DIVISION

Dana Johnson (2003) Brantford, Ontario* 38-31--69
Tim Cha (2005) Chino Hills, Calif.* 37-34--71
Michael Schachner (2004) Libertyville, Ill.* 37-35--72
Tyler Peglow (2004) Marshalltown, Iowa* 37-35--72
Ian Springer (2004) River Forest, Ill.* 36-37--73
Clark Klaasen (2005) Ada, Mich.* 38-36--74
Andy Shiels (2004) Rockford, Ill.* 40-34--74
Tim McKenney (2006) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 38-36--74
David Fish (2004) Glencoe, Ill.* 39-35--74
Ryan O'Brien (2004) Maple Grove, Minn.* 38-37--75
Chad Koschmann (2004) Lake Forest, Ill.* 38-37--75
Shawn Tonkin (2006) Mercer Island, Wash.* 37-38--75
Kyle Shay (2004) Peoria, Ill.* 39-36--75
Lance Lopez (2006) Fresno, Texas* 37-38--75
Cole Peevler (2005) Keokuk, Iowa* 37-38--75
Mark Conlon (2003) Arlington, Texas* 43-33--76
Raymond Cox (2003) San Antonio, Texas* 37-39--76
Tom Miles (2005) Dublin, Ohio* 40-36--76
Joe Young (2003) Geneva, Ill.* 40-36--76
Danny Zimmerman (2004) Verona, Wis.* 37-39--76
Bradley Blinn (2004) Cincinnati, Ohio* 37-39--76
Ben Herrera (2005) Waukee, Iowa* 39-38--77
Jon Curran (2005) Hopkinton, Mass.* 38-39--77
Cory Bradburn (2005) Gahanna, Ohio* 37-40--77
Tyler Fitch (2004) Peoria, Ill.* 40-38--78
Zach Ries (2004) Dubuque, Iowa* 40-38--78
Mike Pehler (2005) Rochester, Minn.* 39-39--78
Colin Wilcox (2004) Camarillo, Calif.* 38-40--78
Kevin Grabeman (2004) Springboro, Ohio* 39-39--78
Eric Akeson (2004) Peoria, Ill.* 38-40--78
Andrew Villarreal (2004) Decatur, Ala.* 39-40--79
Michael Thorsen (2003) Winnetka, Ill.* 39-40--79
Chris Makila (2003) Windsor, Ontario* 40-39--79
Ryan Trasamar (2004) Sioux Falls, S.D.* 43-36--79
Clifton Williams (2004) Seminole, Fla.* 39-40--79
Tyler Bakke (2004) Minot, N.D.* 39-41--80
Adam Serrano (2004) O'Fallon, Ill.* 40-40--80
Erik Manning (2004) Marshall, Texas* 43-37--80
Grant Garza (2003) Lockport, Ill.* 40-40--80
Sean Courser (2005) St. Charles, Ill.* 42-39--81
Drew Romig (2003) Uniontown, Ohio* 44-37--81
Andy Connell (2004) Lima, Ohio* 39-42--81
Brandon Lawson (2003) Elburn, Ill.* 40-41--81
Zach Pederson (2004) Spring Hill, Kan.* 41-40--81
Jay Rader (2005) Columbia, Mo.* 39-43--82
Andrew Storm (2005) Omaha, Neb.* 41-41--82
Jesse Barge (2004) Murphysboro, Ill.* 40-43--83
Charles Vendley (2005) Tulsa, Okla.* 43-40--83
Robbie Kelley (2005) Minnetonka, Minn.* 40-43--83
Matthew Martin (2005) Winchester, Ky.* 43-40--83
Kyle Pinger (2004) Cincinnati, Ohio* 41-42--83
Brad Benjamin (2005) Rockford, Ill.* 43-41--84
Jack Van Kooten (2003) Sterling, Ill.* 41-43--84
Brennen Arndt (2005) Zionsville, Pa.* 43-41--84
Adam Friedlander (2003) Flossmoor, Ill.* 42-42--84
Patrick Chin (2004) Bartlett, Ill.* 40-44--84
Douglas Sutter (2004) West Des Moines, Iowa* 43-42--85
Mike Poteracki (2004) Arlington Heights, Ill.* 41-44--85
Andrew Patun (2005) Arlington Hts, Ill.* 43-42--85
Rob Fisher (2004) Glencoe, Ill.* 44-41--85
Chris Marino (2004) Twinsburg, Ohio* 43-43--86
Tyler Miskell (2004) Heath, Ohio* 42-44--86
Michael Slovitt (2006) Winnetka, Ill.* 46-40--86
Tim Houzenga (2004) Morrison, Ill.* 40-48--88
Danny Briseno (2004) River Ridge, La.* 46-42--88
Tom Shaw (2005) Columbus, Ind.* 44-45--89
Joseph Pizarek (2004) Crystal Lake, Ill.* 40-49--89
Alex Draayer (2004) Portage, Mich.* 49-52--101

GIRLS DIVISION

Christi Athas (2003) Eldora, Iowa* 38-39--77
Jennifer Hong (2005) Windermere, Fla.* 39-42--81
Amanda Bader (2004) Lima, Ohio* 41-41--82
Katie Trachok (2004) Upper St. Clair, Pa.* 41-41--82
Brittany Lambert (2004) Keokuk, Iowa* 41-42--83
Chelsea Bach (2003) Roscoe, Ill.* 44-40--84
Lauren Mielbrecht (2004) Gulfstream, Fla.* 41-43--84
Katie Strawser (2003) Flushing, Mich.* 43-41--84
Vanessa Brockett (2005) Los Angeles, Calif.* 42-44--86
Laura Hinds (2004) Noblesville, Ind.* 47-39--86
Lauren May (2004) St Charles, Ill.* 38-49--87
Nicole Schachner (2006) Libertyville, Ill.* 43-47--90
Jordan Craig (2004) Connellsville, Pa.* 48-43--91
Carolyn Clarkin (2004) Naperville, Ill.* 47-45--92
Emily Powers (2006) Quincy, Ill.* 48-46--94

 
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