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


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



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


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)



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

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

Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Member ID:
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
1. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
2. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, LA
3. Eugene Hong
Sanford, FL
4. Spencer Soosman
Westlake Village, CA
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, TN
1. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
2. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
3. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
4. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
5. Mika Liu
Beverly Hills, CA
Complete Rankings

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant


The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Polo Golf Junior Classic
S.M. Lee
Won Jun Lee
Matthew Wolff
Mariel Galdiano
Andrea Lee
Maria Hoyos
FJ Live Scoring
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.