JUSTIN LEONARD/DELOITTE &
TOUCHE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
June 18-21, 2001
TWO TEAMS TIED FOR BOYS DIVISION LEAD AT AJGA JUSTIN
DELOITTE & TOUCHE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Code sisters grab lead in Girls Division
DALLAS - The Washington duo of Ryan Moore and
Michael Putnam are tied with Texas natives Randy Lowry
and Shane Sigsbee for the top spot in the Boys Division
at the AJGA Justin Leonard/Deloitte & Touche Junior
Team Championship. Sisters Whitney and Mallory Code
of Tampa, Fla., teamed to grab the early lead in the
The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, features 88 players representing 16
states and Mexico, including 12 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.
PGA Tour star Justin Leonard, a five-time AJGA All-American
(1986-90) during his junior career, serves as honorary
tournament chairman of the event. A Team Modified Stableford
Scoring system will replace the traditional scoring
format for the tournament, with points awarded as follows:
double-eagle +8, eagle +5, birdie +2, par 0, bogey -1,
and double-bogey or worse -3.
Ryan Moore of Puyallup and Michael Putnam of Tacoma
posted a score of +10, combining for eight birdies.
Moore also eagled the 468-yard, par-5 sixth hole after
sticking a 6-iron to 18 feet and draining the putt.
"The course played tough today, there were a lot
of bogeys out there," Moore said. "But we
balanced each other out real well and never bogeyed
the same hole. We just tried to stay positive and post
a good score."
Texans Lowry and Sigsby combined for six birdies en
route to their +10. Sigsbee of McKinney and Lowry of
Spring credited aggressive play for their round one
"This format fits my game better," said the
14-year-old Lowry. "I made a lot of birdies and
the bogeys didn't hurt me as much. I made a 20-footer
on No. 18 to give us momentum going into tomorrow."
Ben Hayes of Scottsdale, Ariz., fired the best round
of the day at +11. Hayes and partner T.J. Blanford are
tied for third at +7 with Anthony Kim of La Quinta,
Calif., and Chad Wilcox of Peoria, Ariz.
"I'm going to try and be a little more aggressive
tomorrow," said Hayes, who will attend the University
of Southern California in the fall. "I think we
should be winning. We played better than we scored and
with a better strategy I think we can score better tomorrow."
Reigning Polo Golf Junior Player of the Year Matthew
Rosenfeld and Jeff Bell, both of Plano, Texas, are currently
in eighth after posting a +1.
The Codes, who both earned Polo Golf Junior All-America
status in 2000, combined to post a -3 to take a one-point
lead in the Girls Division entering the second round.
Whitney birdied Nos. 3, 6, 9, and 16 and the tandem
was able to avoid anything worse than a bogey.
"We didn't start too solid," said Whitney.
"We were able to get a lot of pars, which can't
hurt you and stay away from the doubles."
Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., and Taylor Leon
of Dallas sit a point back in second at -4, while Ashley
Knoll of The Woodlands, Texas, and Brittany Lang of
McKinney, Texas, are in third at -10.
Second-round action will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
For more information on the AJGA Justin Leonard/Deloitte
& Touche Junior Team Championship, please contact
the tournament headquarters at (972) 239-1366 ext. 174.
DALLAS -- First-round results from the JUSTIN
LEONARD/DELOITTE & TOUCHE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at
Northwood Club. Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: Boys: 6,724
Girls: 5,791; Team modified Stableford System scoring
as follows: double-eagle +8, eagle +5, birdie +2, par
0, bogey -1, double-bogey or worse -3.
+10 Ryan Moore (2001) Puyallup, Wash.
(+6) & Michael Putnam (2001) Tacoma, Wash. (+4)
+10 Randy Lowry (2005) Spring, Texas (+5) & Shane
Sigsbee (2003) McKinney, Texas (+5)
+7 Anthony Kim (2003) La Quinta, Calif. (+5) & Chad
Wilcox (2003) Peoria, Ariz. (+2)
+7 T.J. Blanford (2001) Paradise Valley, Ariz. (-4)
& Ben Hayes (2001) Scottsdale, Ariz. (+11)
+4 Seiji Hirai (2003) Hagerstown, Md. (0) & Bradford
Tilley (2002) Chappaqua, N.Y. (+4)
+3 Tyler Leon (2003) Dallas, Texas (+2) & Jack Skirkanich
(2001) Rumson, N.J. (+1)
+2 Will Armstrong (2002) Austin, Texas (0) & Andrew
Dresser (2002) Carrollton, Texas (+2)
+1 Matthew Rosenfeld (2002) Plano, Texas (+2) &
Jeff Bell (2002) Plano, Texas (-1)
0 Derek Abel (2001) Plano, Texas (0) & Chris Wheeler
(2001) Allen, Texas (0)
-1 Trent Leon (2005) Dallas, Texas (-3) & Drew Pigg
(2002) Plano, Texas (+2)
-1* Evan O'Donnell (2002) Palestine, Texas (+3) &
Craig Trahan (2001) New Orleans, La. (-3)
-2 Robert Stone (2002) Dallas, Texas (+1) & Chase
Thomas (2002) Dallas, Texas (-3)
-2 Jake Lambert (2003) Jackson, Miss. (-3) & Roberto
Castro (2003) Alpharetta, Ga. (+1)
-2 Kyle Nathan (2002) Winnetka, Ill. (-3) & Andrew
Vitt (2001) Kenilworth, Ill. (+1)
-3 Nico Bollini (2001) Yorba Linda, Calif. (-2) &
Bradley Shaw (2001) Pacific Palisades, Calif. (-1)
-5 Andres Gonzales (2001) Olympia, Wash. (-3) &
Matt Brooks (2001) Mesa, Ariz. (-2)
-5 Tyler Symons (2001) Albuquerque, N.M. (-4) &
Brian Thornburg (2001) Albuquerque, N.M. (-1)
-6 Troy Denton (2001) Dallas, Texas (0) & Mark Sullivan
(2001) Plano, Texas (-6)
-7 Ross Freeman (2002) Garland, Texas (-11) & Chris
Elliot (2002) Plano, Texas (+4)
-7 Ryan Henry (2003) Broken Arrow, Okla. (+1) &
Josh Wilburn (2003) Tulsa, Okla. (-8)
-9 Michael Douthit (2003) Palestine, Texas (-4) &
Jeremy Frye (2003) Palestine, Texas (-5)
-10 Nathan Smith (2002) Soquel, Calif. (-6) & Kyle
Gentry (2002) Carmel, Calif. (-4)
-11 Ashdon Woods (2001) Lander, Wyo. (-3) & Chris
Manning (2002) Cody, Wyo. (-8)
-11 Ryan Blaum (2002) Coral Gables, Fla. (-4) &
Frank Buttacavoli (2001) Miami Beach, Fla. (-7)
-11 Leo Corrigan (2002) Dallas, Texas (-6) & Ryan
Posey (2002) Dallas, Texas (-5)
-12 Ryan Baca (2001) Richmond, Texas (-3) & Jordan
Hasbrouck (2001) Spring, Texas (-9)
-12 Will Dodson (2002) Tulsa, Okla. (-4) & Drew
Hackler (2001) Tulsa, Okla. (-8)
-13 Jonathan Lenz (2002) San Antonio, Texas (-8) &
Jason Louth (2002) Victoria, Texas (-5)
-13 Scott Barton (2006) Dallas, Texas (-11) & Jeffrey
Edelman (2006) Southlake, Texas (-2)
-17* Thomas Jordan (2002) Sea Island, Ga. (-15) &
Pat Patterson (2003) Sea Island, Ga. (-1)
-18 Matthew Espinosa (2002) Irving, Texas (-7) &
Gene Hardin (2004) Dallas, Texas (-11)
-20 Rory Smith (2002) Big Sandy, Texas (-12) & Rafferty
Smith (2004) Big Sandy, Texas (-8)
-20 Dwight Rogers (2001) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (-10)
& Alex Wilson (2002) Miami, Fla. (-10)
-26 Russell Helson (2003) Georgetown, Texas (-12) &
Jeff Neimeyer (2002) Georgetown, Texas (-14)
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