Magnolia Grove Golf Club, Falls and Crossings Course
Mobile, Alabama
August 30-September 3, 2001

Moore and Creamer Storm Into the Second-Round Under Par

MOBILE, Ala. - Despite two inclement weather delays, Paula Creamer and Jonathan Moore dominated their respective fields Saturday during the first round of the AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic at the Magnolia Grove Golf Club.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Junior Classic, features a field of 169 juniors ages 13-18 representing 26 states and two countries. Held by the Magnolia Grove Golf Club on both the Falls and Crossing courses, this week's field includes 13 players from the state of Alabama and 10 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans.

The current leader for the Boys Division, Moore of Portland, Ore., did not allow the 30-minute fog delay nor the one hour and 15-minute rain delay affect his mental or physical game. The 16-year-old sank a birdie right out of the gate from the second delay on No. 5, which carried him through the remaining 13 holes.

"The birdies gave me a lot of greens to play with and allowed me to take some chances with my putting," Moore said.

In addition to his strong performance, Moore carded additional birdies on Nos. 3, 7 and 9, earning him a 4-under-par total for the front nine, giving him a 68 and two-shot lead over his closest competitors for the day.

Moore, who captured the crown at the AJGA Quail Ranch Junior Classic in June and was a member of the victorious 2001 West Canon Cup Team, is striving to add a second 2001 AJGA title to his resume this weekend. In order to claim the title, the strategy for the current sophomore is to continue to hit well, which will allow him to solely focus on the greens.

"I am pleased with my performance today," Moore said. "I am going to keep practicing my putting to give me a better feel for the greens."

Trailing behind Moore only two strokes off the lead at 2-under-par 70 are Daniel McGurk of The Woodlands, Texas, Jeff Bell of Plano, Texas, and Casey Wittenberg of Memphis, Tenn., while Chris Rogers of Franklin, Tenn., and James Vargas of Miami, Fla., fired 1-under-par 71.
In the Girls Division, Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., also a member of the 2001 West Canon Cup Team, began her quest for her fourth AJGA title of the summer with an opening round 69, good for a two-shot lead.

Creamer got off to a strong start with a birdie on No. 1, after sticking her second-shot with a 5-iron from 160 yards out to within a foot of the hole. The 15-year-old followed that up with birdies on Nos. 5 and 9 to head to the backside at 3-under-par.

"I thought I played pretty well," Creamer said. "I just tried to stay focused on the ball and on my grips with the conditions being wet."

Creamer made it to the No. 12 tee box before the rain delay set in, taking away some of the momentum she had acquired on the front nine.

"It's tough to go back out and get back into the game both mentally and physically," Creamer said. "I just took a lot of practice swings and focused on golf."

Creamer, who has won this summer at the AJGA St. Regis Aspen Junior Classic, AJGA Compaq Junior Championship at Trophy Lake and most recently at the AJGA Buick Junior Open, knows she still has a lot of work in front of her to claim title number four.

"I just need to play solid golf," Creamer said. "There are a lot of good players out here and there is still a lot of golf left."

Joining Creamer atop the leaderboard of the Girls Division are Jackie Beers of Midlothian, Va., and Nicole Hage of Coral Springs, Fla., at 1-under-par 71, and Erin Faulkner of Bowling Green, Ky., Irene Cho of La Habra, Calif., and Taylor Leon of Dallas, all finishing at even-par 72.

Second-round action begins Sunday with tee times running from 7- 11:48 a.m. off No.1 tee on the Falls Course for the Boys Division and the Girls Division second-round action is from 7- 8:39 a.m. off No.1 and No.10 tees on the Crossings Course.

MOBILE, Ala. -- First-round results from the AJGA ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF TRAIL JUNIOR CLASSIC conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Magnolia Grove Golf Club. Boys Division: Falls Course, Par: 36-36--72, Yardage: 6,906. Girls Division: Crossings Course, Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5,818


Jonathan Moore (2004) Portland, Ore.* 32-36--68
Daniel McGurk (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 34-36--70
Jeff Bell (2002) Plano, Texas* 34-36--70
Casey Wittenberg (2003) Memphis, Tenn.* 36-34--70
Chris Rogers (2002) Franklin, Tenn.* 34-37--71
James Vargas (2002) Miami, Fla.* 34-37--71
Wesley Carter (2002) North Augusta, S.C.* 38-34--72
Evertte Nini (2002) Sour Lake, Texas* 35-37--72
Randy Lowry (2005) Spring, Texas* 36-36--72
James Dickey (2003) Pembroke Pines, Fla.* 35-37--72
Joseph Sykora (2003) Daphne, Ala.* 37-35--72
Duncan Street (2002) Bonita, Calif.* 35-37--72
Lenny Park (2002) Rowland Heights, Calif.* 35-37--72
Andrew Villarreal (2004) Decatur, Ala.* 37-36--73
John Saari (2003) Lilburn, Ga.* 36-37--73
Ryan Cochran (2002) Paducah, Ky.* 34-39--73
Cale Barr (2003) Versailles, Ky.* 36-37--73
Shane Sigsbee (2003) McKinney, Texas* 36-37--73
Brett Bergeron (2002) Laplace, La.* 35-38--73
Zach Reeves (2003) Arlington, Texas* 37-36--73
Drew Pigg (2002) Plano, Texas* 36-37--73
Jerad Harklau (2002) Heath, Texas* 36-38--74
Rick Szirbik (2002) Kingwood, Texas* 39-35--74
Ivan Brannan (2003) Panama City Beach, Fla.* 38-36--74
Tyler Brown (2003) Ponte Vedra, Fla.* 37-37--74
James Song (2002) Oxnard, Calif.* 41-33--74
John Poucher (2001) Santa Barbara, Calif.* 42-32--74
Pansing Singhaseni (2002) Beverly Hills, Calif.* 38-36--74
Sean Szerencsits (2002) Coplay, Pa.* 37-37--74
Kellen Altman (2002) Myrtle Beach, S.C.* 37-37--74
Bradley Ruch (2003) Louisville, Ky.* 37-38--75
Edward McGlasson (2002) Orange, Calif.* 38-37--75
Kyle Ellis (2003) Senatobia, Miss.* 37-38--75
Pete Pennington (2002) Granbury, Texas* 38-37--75
Danny Dennis (2002) Collierville, Tenn.* 38-37--75
Daniel Im (2004) La Mirada, Calif.* 40-35--75
Adam Wallace (2002) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 37-38--75
Kyle Nathan (2002) Winnetka, Ill.* 39-36--75
Benjamin Spitz (2002) Norwell, Mass.* 37-38--75
Stefan Wistorf (2002) Niceville, Fla.* 36-39--75
Tarik Can (2004) New York, N.Y.* 37-38--75
Steven Bain (2003) Lake Mary, Fla.* 40-36--76
Trey Todd (2003) Abilene, Texas* 38-38--76
Mark Ogren (2003) Daphne, Ala.* 37-39--76
Jim Renner (2002) Plainville, Mass.* 38-38--76
Drake Bailey (2002) Hollywood, Ala.* 39-37--76
Joel Myrick (2002) Hattiesburg, Miss.* 36-40--76
Jay Choe (2002) Yorba Linda, Calif.* 38-38--76
Barr Blanton (2002) Louisville, Ky.* 37-39--76
Brian Wood (2001) Daphne, Ala.* 39-37--76
Neno Boonyaplanun (2003) Irvine, Calif.* 38-38--76
Evan O'Donnell (2002) Palestine, Texas* 37-39--76
Daniel Lee (2002) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 38-38--76
Eric Deutsch (2002) Rochester, Minn.* 37-40--77
Michael Berg (2002) Belden, Miss.* 42-35--77
Wes Hitchcock (2002) Parkland, Fla.* 36-41--77
Ryan Holler (2004) Morehead City, N.C.* 41-36--77
Chris Myers (2002) Gulf Breeze, Fla.* 39-38--77
Jace Strandberg (2003) Greensboro, N.C.* 40-37--77
Jason Louth (2002) Victoria, Texas* 36-41--77
Russell Helson (2003) Georgetown, Texas* 37-40--77
Brandon Destefano (2003) Bryan, Texas* 38-39--77
Tommy Balderston (2002) Boca Raton, Fla.* 41-37--78
Cody Chance (2002) Lumberton, Texas* 35-43--78
Derek Smith (2003) Elk City, Okla.* 38-40--78
Michael Del Aguila (2002) Miami, Fla.* 38-40--78
Marshall Bettoney (2002) Bryant, Ark.* 37-41--78
Matthew Brown (2002) Lynn Haven, Fla.* 39-39--78
Jeremy Alcorn (2003) Brownwood, Texas* 40-38--78
Chris Anderson (2004) Lake Mary, Fla.* 37-41--78
Michael Himebaugh (2002) Palm City, Fla.* 39-39--78
Joe Morton (2002) Waycross, Ga.* 39-39--78
Joe Scheffres (2002) Rockville, Md.* 39-40--79
Dos Goldsmith (2003) Mcallen, Texas* 40-39--79
Chris Wells (2003) Gulf Shores, Ala.* 37-42--79
Tim Cha (2005) Chino Hills, Calif.* 41-38--79
Seiji Hirai (2003) Hagerstown, Md.* 41-38--79
Will Osborne (2004) Wichita Falls, Texas* 43-37--80
Brian Grossman (2002) Mansfield, Texas* 38-42--80
Tyler Leon (2003) Dallas, Texas* 42-38--80
Trent Leon (2005) Dallas, Texas* 39-41--80
Casey Jones (2002) Granbury, Texas* 39-41--80
Shane Bacon (2002) Marshall, Texas* 36-44--80
Patton Kizzire (2004) Tuscaloosa, Ala.* 41-40--81
Jeffrey Edelman (2006) Southlake, Texas* 41-40--81
Andrew Dresser (2002) Carrollton, Texas* 42-39--81
Leo Corrigan (2002) Dallas, Texas* 42-39--81

Michael Douthit (2003) Palestine, Texas* 40-42--82
Jake Easterly (2002) Leavenworth, Wash.* 40-42--82
John Kelly (2003) St. Louis, Mo.* 40-43--83
Jonathan Henderson (2002) Mobile, Ala.* 40-43--83
Brandon Wilson (2002) Mandeville, La.* 40-43--83
Ryan Sypniewski (2003) Radford, Va.* 42-41--83
Peter Lyon (2002) Cape Coral, Fla.* 45-39--84
Jake Lambert (2003) Jackson, Miss.* 45-39--84
Tim Seo (2002) Nashville, Tenn.* 40-44--84
Brandon Ellis (2003) Gulf Shores, Ala.* 43-42--85
Brett Marler (2002) Mobile, Ala.* 41-45--86
Colby Odom (2002) St. Stephens, Ala.* 47-43--90


Paula Creamer (2005) Pleasanton, Calif.* 33-36--69
Jackie Beers (2002) Midlothian, Va.* 34-37--71
Nicole Hage (2003) Coral Springs, Fla.* 36-35--71
Erin Faulkner (2002) Bowling Green, Ky.* 36-36--72
Irene Cho (2002) La Habra, Calif.* 35-37--72
Taylor Leon (2005) Dallas, Texas* 35-37--72
Amanda McCurdy (2002) El Dorado, Ark.* 34-39--73
Brittany Lincicome (2004) Pinellas Park, Fla.* 37-36--73
Jennifer Pandolfi (2004) Navarre, Fla.* 37-36--73
Miki Saiki (2002) Hiroshima, Japan* 38-36--74
Lisa Tyler (2002) Lighthouse Point, Fla.* 36-38--74
Amanda Mathis (2003) Picayune, Miss.* 37-39--76
Ashley Grier (2002) Hagerstown, Md.* 37-39--76
Margaret Shirley (2004) Roswell, Ga.* 38-38--76
Tiffany Woods (2002) Escondido, Calif.* 39-37--76
Jenny Suh (2003) Fairfax, Va.* 37-39--76
Charlotte Campbell (2002) Heathrow, Fla.* 38-38--76
Mandy Goins (2003) Frankfort, Ky.* 40-36--76
Tara Chappell (2002) Carmel, Calif.* 41-36--77
Julieta Granada (2005) Bradenton, Fla.* 38-39--77
Jessica Lovell (2002) Birmingham, Ala.* 39-38--77
Rachel Overstreet (2002) Pace, Fla.* 41-37--78
Leah Wigger (2003) Louisville, Ky.* 40-38--78
Amy Middleton (2003) Citronelle, Ala.* 38-40--78
Erica Battle (2002) Columbia, S.C.* 40-38--78
Moah Chang (2002) Los Angeles, Calif.* 40-38--78
Mallory Underwood (2003) Montgomery, Texas* 38-40--78
Amber Prange (2003) Noblesville, Ind.* 40-38--78
Chris Brady (2003) Apex, N.C.* 38-40--78
Julie Kim (2002) Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.* 39-39--78
Laura Evans (2002) Dalton, Ga.* 42-37--79
Caitlin Ogren (2002) Daphne, Ala.* 39-40--79
Stephanie Godare (2002) Houston, Texas* 40-39-79
Brooke Layton (2002) Tampa, Fla.* 42-37--79
Whitney Sylvan (2004) Columbia, S.C.* 39-41--80
Alexis Rather (2003) Tupelo, Miss.* 38-42--80
Sharla Cloutier (2003) Niceville, Fla.* 39-42--81
Mary Calderon (2003) Orlando, Fla.* 40-41--81
Andra Lancaster (2002) Snyder, Texas* 41-40--81
Haley Sawyer (2002) Dublin, Ohio* 42-39--81
Jessica Castle (2003) Plantation, Fla.* 43-38--81
Jennie Lee (2005) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 44-37--81
Mookie Janyasak (2003) Nashville, Tenn.* 41-41--82
Heather Wright (2004) Houston, Texas* 41-41--82
Audrey Gale (2002) Clayton, N.C.* 41-41--82
Jennifer Ackerson (2002) Allen, Texas* 38-44--82
Ali Kicklighter (2002) Deland, Fla.* 41-42--83
Kelley Louth (2004) Victoria, Texas* 41-42--83
Haruka Ariyama (2002) Osaka, Japan* 42-41--83
Molly Birmingham (2002) Cornelius, N.C.* 44-39--83
Connor Atkinson (2002) Charleston, S.C.* 43-41--84
Julie Park (2002) La Palma, Calif.* 44-40--84
Brandy Andersen (2002) Orlando, Fla.* 44-41--85
Jacquelyn Nemcik (2003) College Station, Texas* 45-40--85
Katelyn Crosson (2002) Niceville, Fla.* 44-41--85
Lyndsey Adams (2003) Joplin, Mo.* 44-41--85
Kelly Stout (2002) Pensacola, Fla.* 43-43--86
Mary Chris Becker (2002) Lexington, Ky.* 44-42--86
Miranda Orr (2002) Victoria, Texas* 43-43--86
Reana Yun (2002) Glendale, Calif.* 41-45--86
Katherine Jones (2004) Jackson, Miss.* 47-40--87
Erin Campbell (2002) Marietta, Ga.* 42-45--87
Tiffany Tavee (2003) Gilbert, Ariz.* 44-44--88
Jackie McLean (2002) Bellaire, Texas* 46-42--88
Brenda Norris (2002) Spring Branch, Texas* 45-43--88
Shawna McIntyre (2002) Houston, Texas* 42-47--89
Sarah Cousart (2002) Athens, Ga.* 47-42--89
Alysse Sweeney (2002) Wayne, N.J.* 46-43--89
Leslie Brown (2002) Prosser, Wash.* 45-45--90
Karlin Beck (2006) Montgomery, Ala.* 54-54-108

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