AJGA PING MYRTLE BEACH JUNIOR CLASSIC
Myrtlewood Golf Club, PineHills Course
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
June 18-21, 2001


DUNCAN DROPS A 7-UNDER PAR 65 TO LEAD PING MYRTLE BEACH FIELD

Kicklighter and Vander Lende tied at 71 in Girls Division

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Brian Duncan of Greenville, S.C., fired a 7-under-par 65 to take the first round lead at the AJGA PING Myrtle Beach Junior Classic. Ali Kicklighter of Deland, Fla., and Andrea Vander Lende of Longwood, Fla., each shot 1-under-par 71s to lead the Girls Division.

The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, at the Myrtlewood Golf Club, PineHills Course, features 123 players, ages 13-18, representing 21 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Past champions include Beth Bauer (1995-96) and Charles Howell (1995).

Duncan scorched the course for five birdies and an eagle en route to a one-stroke lead.

"I hit 16-of-18 greens," Duncan said. "I have always enjoyed this course. You can come out and shoot 72 or 60."

The Clemson University signee made the turn at 4-under-par 32 before finishing with a 3-under-par 33 on the back nine.

"Tomorrow is a new day and you can't focus on what happened the day before," Duncan said. "I'm going to try and forget about today and just go out and play golf."

Stephen Poole of Spartanburg, S.C., who will join Duncan at Clemson this fall, is chasing his future Tiger-mate after a first round 6-under-par 66. Poole carded nines of 31-35. Rounding out the top five are Matthew Mills of Bradenton, Fla., David Denham of Tifton, Ga., and Theo Betz of Upper Arlington, Ohio. Mills and Denham fired 4-under-par 68s while Betz carded a 69.

In the Girls Division, Kicklighter, 17, shot nines of 35-36 en route to a share of the first round lead.

"I played pretty well," Kicklighter said. "Tomorrow I need to hit my wedge shots closer so I don't miss putts."

Vander Lende, a University of Florida signee, posted nines of 34-37 on the day.

"On the front I had parred and bogeyed a few holes and I thought, 'I need to birdie some holes," Vander Lende said. "Then I birdied the next three holes and that is very important on this course because you have to go low to win."

Ashley Medders of Alma, Ga., sits in third and trails by two strokes at 73.
Second-round action begins Wednesday at Myrtlewood Golf Club, PineHills Course, with tee times running from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. off the first tee.

For more information on the AJGA PING Myrtle Beach Junior Classic, contact tournament headquarters at (800) 283-3633, Ext. AJGA.


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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- First-round results from the AJGA PING MYRTLE BEACH JUNIOR CLASSIC conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Myrtlewood Golf Club, PineHills Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,612 Girls: 5,858

BOYS DIVISION

Brian Duncan (2001) Greenville, S.C.* 32-33--65
Stephen Poole (2001) Spartanburg, S.C.* 31-35--66
Matthew Mills (2002) Bradenton, Fla.* 35-33--68
David Denham (2001) Tifton, Ga.* 34-34--68
Theo Betz (2002) Upper Arlington, Ohio* 35-34--69
Danny Allen (2001) Palm Harbor, Fla.* 34-36--70
Brett Bergeron (2002) Laplace, La.* 34-36--70
Brian Grossman (2002) Mansfield, Texas* 36-34--70
Thomas Feldman (2002) Washington, D.C.* 34-36--70
Kevin Kisner (2002) Aiken, S.C.* 34-36--70
Duncan Street (2002) Bonita, Calif.* 33-37--70
Sean Szerencsits (2002) Coplay, Pa.* 35-36--71
Jeff Overton (2001) Evansville, Ind.* 34-37--71
Kellen Altman (2002) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 36-35--71
Webb Simpson (2004) Raleigh, N.C.* 34-37--71
Tom Lefebvre (2001) Camp Lejeune, N.C.* 32-39--71
Andrew Ross (2002) Dundas, Ontario* 36-35--71
Lee Krassner (2002) Austin, Texas* 35-37--72
Ted Smith (2002) Westlake, Ohio* 34-38--72
Butler Melnyk (2001) Jacksonville, Fla.* 35-37--72
John Brannen (2002) Clarksville, Tenn.* 37-35--72
Jason Robertson (2001) Virginia Beach, Va.* 33-39--72
Preston Brown (2004) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 38-34--72
Daniel McGurk (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 37-35--72
Louis South (2002) Lynn Haven, Fla.* 36-36--72
Erick Morales (2001) Bayamon, Puerto Rico* 35-38--73
Graham Worsham (2001) Nashville, Tenn.* 39-34--73
Matthew Reed (2001) Cartersville, Ga.* 36-37--73
Matt Bennett (2002) Cheraw, S.C.* 37-36--73
Jace Strandberg (2003) Greensboro, N.C.* 38-35--73
Thomas Eller (2001) Raleigh, N.C.* 35-38--73
Matt Collings (2003) Newton, N.C.* 33-40--73
Sutton Barbrey (2001) Raleigh, N.C.* 35-38--73
Charles Francis (2002) Bluffton, S.C.* 36-37--73
Emmett Turner (2001) Greenwood, S.C.* 34-39--73
Parker Hughes (2001) Anniston, Ala.* 36-37--73
Brian Wood (2002) Daphne, Ala.* 39-35--74
James Dickey (2003) Pembroke Pines, Fla.* 36-38--74
Max Alverio (2003) San Juan, Puerto Rico* 37-37--74
Clark Truluck (2001) Pawleys Island, S.C.* 35-39--74
Martin Ureta (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 37-37--74
Chase Duncan (2003) Lancaster, Pa.* 33-41--74
Taylor Crosby (2002) Athens, Ga.* 35-39--74
Battle Hartman (2002) Jefferson, S.C.* 35-39--74
Zach Robinson (2001) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 40-35--75
Ryan Richardson (2001) Naples, Fla.* 37-38--75
Min Kyu Han (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 35-40--75
Scott Squires (2002) Coral Springs, Fla.* 36-39--75
James Morgan (2001) Raleigh, N.C.* 38-37--75
Victor Galvani (2001) Framingham, Mass.* 38-37--75
Tyler Brown (2003) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 36-39--75
Hochul Kim (2003) Clearwater, Fla.* 35-40--75
Tim Ferguson (2002) Hilton Head Island, S.C.* 36-39--75
Rand Williams (2001) Raleigh, N.C.* 39-36--75
Matt Lawson (2002) Peachtree City, Ga.* 35-40--75
Jon Kennedy (2002) Perry, Ga.* 38-37--75
Dustin Johnson (2002) Chapin, S.C.* 37-38--75
Doug Kingston (2001) Bethlehem, Pa.* 37-39--76
Travis Ausherman (2002) Middletown, Md.* 38-38--76
Cole Stiles (2002) Athens, Ga.* 39-37--76
Mike Namey (2001) Hermitage, Pa.* 38-38--76
Luke List (2003) Ringgold, Ga.* 37-39--76
Richie Hunt (2003) Elm City, N.C.* 35-41--76
Jimmy Fisher (2002) Cary, N.C.* 38-38--76
Nick Biershenk (2002) Boiling Springs, S.C.* 37-40--77
Garrett Blanchard-Sullivan (2002) Keller, Texas* 38-39--77
Fraser Hunt (2002) Hamilton, Bermuda* 38-39--77
Richard Cox (2002) Pawleys Island, S.C.* 40-37--77
Sam Nicholson (2002) Augusta, Ga.* 39-38--77
Edward Crowley (2002) Woodbridge, Conn.* 38-39--77
Joel McAlhaney (2003) Aiken, S.C.* 40-37--77
Stephen Krug (2002) Phoenix, Md.* 40-37--77
Eric Lester (2001) Fayetteville, N.C.* 36-41--77
Jonathan Henderson (2002) Mobile, Ala.* 39-38--77
Matthew Minor (2002) Surfside Beach, S.C.* 40-37--77
Brian Roberts (2001) Midlothian, Va.* 37-41--78
Conor Bancroft (2003) Englewood, Colo.* 39-39--78
Ben Corbett (2002) Cypress, Texas* 38-40--78
Daniel Faulkner (2004) Henderson, N.C.* 39-39--78
Robin Smith (2002) Grifton, N.C.* 38-40--78
Brady Eckard (2002) Conover, N.C.* 38-40--78
Jason Murray (2001) Jacksonville, Fla.* 37-42--79
Mason McKnight (2002) Augusta, Ga.* 37-42--79
J.T. Mitchell (2002) Lake Charles, La.* 42-37--79
Ryan Jeun (2001) Laurel, Md.* 38-41--79
David Moline (2002) Duluth, Minn.* 39-40--79
Justin Wilson (2001) Camden, S.C.* 41-38--79
Mackey Miles (2001) Conway, S.C.* 40-39--79
Logan Terry (2002) Plymouth Meeting, Pa.* 40-39--79
Billy Nisbet (2001) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 40-40--80
John Chandler (2004) Sumter, S.C.* 39-42--81
Chris Walton (2002) Simsbury, Conn.* 41-40--81
John Meek (2001) Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.* 40-41--81
Jay Sylvan (2001) Columbia, S.C.* 41-40--81
Michael Shadwick (2002) Westerville, Ohio* 37-44--81
Jason Overton (2001) Palm Harbor, Fla.* 41-41--82
Brad Nelson (2004) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 40-42--82
Michael Bruhn (2002) Delaware, Ohio* 43-41--84
Josh Notes (2002) Marriottsville, Md.* 41-44--85
Trevor Stucke (2002) Kenner, La.* 43-43--86
Blake Perry (2001) Raleigh, N.C.* 44-42--86
Tim Gentry (2001) Easley, S.C.* 45-42--87
Toshi Hirata (2002) Savannah, Ga.* 41-49--90
Josh Hackler (2003) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 49-41--90
Peter McCown (2002) Aurora, Colo.* 42-49--91

GIRLS DIVISION

Ali Kicklighter (2002) Deland, Fla.* 35-36--71
Andrea Vander Lende (2001) Longwood, Fla.* 34-37--71
Ashley Medders (2004) Alma, Ga.* 36-37--73
Ashley Hoagland (2001) Palmetto, Fla.* 37-38--75
Shannon Boyle (2003) Cary, N.C.* 36-39--75
Megan Miller (2002) Murrells Inlet, S.C.* 35-40--75
Mickey Cho (2002) Wesley Chapel, Fla.* 36-40--76
Julieta Granada (2005) Bradenton, Fla.* 37-39--76
Colby Cobb (2001) Mount Pleasant, S.C.* 37-40--77
Holly Cantwell (2003) Morristown, Tenn.* 39-39--78
Mallory Hetzel (2005) Summerville, S.C.* 40-39--79
Lorraine Ballerano (2002) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 38-42--80
Kelly Froelich (2003) Wesley Chapel, Fla.* 39-41--80
Molly Birmingham (2002) Cornelius, N.C.* 40-41--81
Whitney Sylvan (2004) Columbia, S.C.* 37-45--82
Jeehae Lee (2002) Andover, Mass.* 39-43--82
Mariana De Biase (2002) Wesley Chapel, Fla.* 39-43--82
Tracy Bolger (2002) Haddonfield, N.J.* 42-42--84

 
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