AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Pepsi Qualifier Series presented by ClubCorp
Palm Valley Golf Club
Goodyear, Arizona
April 7, 2001

CARLSON AND JACOBY EARN MEDALIST HONORS AT
AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER


GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Mitch Carlson of Las Vegas and Nikki Jacoby of San Diego earned medalist honors in their respective divisions at the AJGA Arizona Junior Classic Qualifier.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, Saturday's qualifier at Palm Valley Golf Club was one of 35 events in the 2001 Pepsi Qualifier Series. The 87 competitors in Saturday's event were competing for three Boys Division and three Girls Division spots in next weekend's AJGA Arizona Junior Classic at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain.

Carlson, 16, overcame a double-bogey on his second hole to fire a 2-under-par 70. He said that positioning off the tee was the key to carding six birdies.

"I hit almost every green because I kept it in the fairway," said Carlson. "I'm looking forward to next weekend. I'll play my best, and whatever happens, happens."

Also qualifying in the Boys Division were Jake Grodzinsky of Cornville, Ariz., at 71, and Michael Thompson of Tucson, Ariz., at 72. Thompson outlasted Duncan Street of Bonita, Calif., in a sudden-death playoff for the final spot, carding a birdie on the first hole.

Girls Division medalist Jacoby needed only 26 putts en route to a 1-under-par 71. Jacoby got off to a good start with a 33 on the front nine, birdying her first two holes. She was 4-under-par until No. 16 when a double-bogey cooled her off.

"The wind made it hard, but my putting really came through for me today," said Jacoby. "This is my first AJGA event, so I was just trying to hit greens in regulation and make pars. I was able to do both for the most part."

Sarah Heffel of Mesa, Ariz., at 74, and Mayumi Kobayashi of Santa Monica, Calif., at 75, also qualified for next weekend's AJGA Arizona Junior Classic.

Seventy-three juniors will tee it up on Sunday for day two of qualifying, set to take place at Aguila Golf Course.

Fifteen states and Japan will be represented in the 144-player field, including 27 Arizona juniors. Twenty-four Polo Golf Junior All-Americans are slated to compete. Past champions of the AJGA Arizona Junior Classic include University of Southern California freshman Hunter Mahan.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Qualifier results from the AJGA ARIZONA JUNIOR CLASSIC QUALIFIER conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Palm Valley Golf Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,670 Girls: 5,845

BOYS DIVISION

QUALIFIED

Mitch Carlson (2002) Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-34--70
Jake Grodzinsky (2003) Cornville, Ariz.* 35-36--71
# Michael Thompson (2003) Tucson, Ariz.* 37-35--72

FAILED TO QUALIFY

Duncan Street (2002) Bonita, Calif.* 36-36--72
Ben Dowell (2001) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 36-37--73
Nicholas Jones (2003) Laguna Niguel, Calif.* 36-37--73
Michael Wilson (2002) Pacific Grove, Calif.* 35-38--73
Brett Lederer (2002) Lakewood, Calif.* 38-35--73
Andrew Crowe (2002) Murrieta, Calif.* 37-36--73
Eric Chang (2002) Chino Hills, Calif.* 37-36--73
Matt Savage (2003) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 37-37--74
Kenta Minejima (2002) Irvine, Calif.* 38-37--75
Johan Nilsson (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 34-41--75
Chase Bingham (2004) Mesa, Ariz.* 38-37--75
Colter Kautzmann (2003) Glendale, Ariz.* 36-39--75
Edward McGlasson (2002) Orange, Calif.* 37-38--75
Dave Richardson (2003) San Diego, Calif.* 38-38--76
Matthew Shin (2003) Cerritos, Calif.* 40-36--76
Kenny Palmer (2004) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 37-39--76
Eric Cooley (2003) Los Alamitos, Calif.* 38-38--76
Blake Trimble (2005) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.* 38-38--76
Paul Mendel (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 36-40--76
Neil Huffaker (2002) Glendale, Ariz.* 36-41--77
Matt Rounds (2002) Tucson, Ariz.* 38-39--77
David Dragoo (2004) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 38-39--77
Hunter Kenihan (2003) Irvine, Calif.* 37-40--77
Bobby Neary (2003) Granite Bay, Calif.* 40-37--77
Matt Amen (2002) Anaheim, Calif.* 39-38--77
Cory Segall (2002) La Jolla, Calif.* 39-38--77
Robby Stratton (2002) Glendale, Ariz.* 40-37--77
Ryan Brooks (2004) Mesa, Ariz.* 38-40--78
Paul Yang (2002) La Mirada, Calif.* 44-34--78
Daniel Kim (2002) Torrance, Calif.* 36-42--78
Nicholas Wilkins (2002) Loma Linda, Calif.* 36-43--79
Brian Thornburg (2001) Albuquerque, N.M.* 37-42--79
Daniel Lee (2002) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 40-39--79
Matt Foliart (2002) South Pasadena, Calif.* 40-40--80
Remy Avent (2002) Northridge, Calif.* 40-40--80
Rui Takamatsu (2005) Rowland Heights, Calif.* 43-37--80
Joey Craft (2002) Anaheim Hills, Calif.* 40-41--81
Derek Allen (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 42-39--81
Paul Brown (2002) South Pasadena, Calif.* 36-45--81
Woody Deck (2001) San Diego, Calif.* 38-43--81
Michael McCaig (2003) Fountain Valley, Calif.* 41-40--81
Kilian Cassier (2002) Tempe, Ariz.* 41-41--82
Steven Crossley (2002) Las Vegas, Nev.* 40-42--82
Dustin Robbins (2003) Henderson, Nev.* 42-41--83
Jordan Leseberg (2002) Eagle, Idaho* 42-42--84
Kyle Moore (2004) Dublin, Ohio* 40-44--84
Brent Grone (2002) Mesa, Ariz.* 42-42--84
Matt Tierney (2005) Burlingame, Calif.* 43-41--84
Benji Rolsky (2002) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 38-46--84
Sean Dunn (2004) Gilbert, Ariz.* 40-44--84
Reyn Murphy (2003) Los Alamitos, Calif.* 43-42--85
Travis Pavlik (2004) Paradise Valley, Ariz.* 43-42--85
Matthew Guthrie (2003) Portland, Ore.* 41-45--86
Christian Whittaker (2002) Pleasanton, Calif.* 42-44--86
Brandon Holub (2005) Higley, Ariz.* 44-44--88
Sean Dzugan (2002) Massapequa Park, N.Y.* 43-46--89
Daniel Maier (2005) Santa Rosa, Calif.* 42-47--89
Yuta Motoyama (2002) Littleton, Colo.* 44-45--89
A.J. Schaefer (2004) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 47-44--91
Corey Coburn (2004) Phoenix, Ariz.* 48-44--92
Chris Johnson (2004) Highlands Ranch, Colo.* 42-50--92
Scott Lucas (2002) Tucson, Ariz.* 45-50--95
Marc Steigerwald (2002) Aliquippa, Pa.* 48-52--100
Jason Myers (2002) Albuquerque, N.M.* DQ (Rule 6-3a)
Dennis Huh (2004) La. Palma, Calif.* WD (Illness)


GIRLS DIVISION

QUALIFIED

Nikki Jacoby (2002) San Diego, Calif.* 33-38--71
Sarah Heffel (2001) Mesa, Ariz.* 35-39--74
Mayumi Kobayashi (2004) Santa Monica, Calif.* 38-37--75

FAILED TO QUALIFY
Moah Chang (2002) Los Angeles, Calif.* 41-36--77
Lauren Todd (2003) Phoenix, Ariz.* 39-39--78
Carling Cho (2002) San Juan Capistrano, Calif.* 41-37--78
Amanda Blumenherst (2005) Fort Wayne, Ind.* 41-38--79
Tiffany Tavee (2003) Gilbert, Ariz.* 41-41--82
Christine Shimon (2003) Peoria, Ariz.* 42-42--84
Katy Heffel (2003) Mesa, Ariz.* 40-45--85
Jill Womble (2003) Pleasanton, Calif.* 41-44--85
Amber Coleman (2001) Tucson, Ariz.* 45-40--85
Elena Robles (2002) Torrance, Calif.* 42-43--85
Sara Huber (2002) Carlsbad, Calif.* 41-44--85
Carling Dickey (2002) New Castle, Ind.* 44-42--86
Katie Brenneman (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 44-43--87
Kristin Smith (2002) Moorpark, Calif.* 43-45--88
Deanna Slaman (2002) San Diego, Calif.* 43-47--90
Alana Maiello (2005) Camarillo, Calif.* 48-52--100
Marisa Smith (2005) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 54-51--105

# Qualified on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff

 
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