AJGA Henry-Griffitts Junior at Abacoa
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Abacoa Golf Club
Jupiter, Fla.
July 16-19, 2001

TRIO OF FLORIDIANS SHARE LEAD AT ABACOA GOLF CLUB
Bradenton native Cho takes command in the Girls Division

JUPITER, Fla. -- -Florida natives Robert Gates, Joshua Flamm and Patrick McKillip, each fired 2-under-par 70s and Yunny Cho carded a 73 to garner the first-round lead in their respective divisions at the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Junior at Abacoa.

The 54-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, features 84 players representing 12 states and Japan. The 10th annual event is making its debut at Abacoa Golf Club.

Gates of Gainesville, who started on the back side, got off to a hot start in his AJGA debut with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 12 and 13. The 15-year-old Gates continues his stellar play of late, winning the state junior championship three weeks ago.

"I've played some solid golf lately and luckily it continued today," Gates said. "I had a lot of confidence putting on these greens, it's a tribute to the excellent course conditions."

Eighteen-year-old Flamm hit 16 of 18 greens and relied on a consistent putter to tie for the lead in his second AJGA event. The Jacksonville, Fla., native, whose best national finish is a sixth-place showing at the 2001 Southern Junior, claimed he didn't play his best today, but managed to stay out of trouble.

"I didn't do anything special today," Flamm said. " I just went out, played conservative and made a few putts."

Fellow Jacksonville resident McKillip posted four birdies en-route to his 2-under-par 70. The 16-year-old's short game was the key to a solid round in his first AJGA event.

" I didn't hit the ball too well but I was able to make putts when I needed to," McKillip said. "Overall I'm happy with my play, hopefully it will carry over to tomorrow."

Andrew Stephens of Fort Mitchell, Ky., and Joseph Sykora of Daphne, Ala., stand a shot back with a pair of 1-under-par 71s.

Second-team Polo Golf Junior All-American Cho captured the first-round lead in the Girls Division with a 1-over-par 73. Cho, who will attend the University of Georgia in the fall, birdied four holes on the day in search of her third AJGA victory.

"I was having trouble off the tee and I got a little frustrated after a double on No. 14 (Cho started on No. 10)," said the 18-year-old Cho. "I was able to regroup and started to give myself birdie chances down the stretch."

Cho, who notched three birdies in four holes on the front, takes a one-stroke lead into the second round. Theresa Paik of Silver Springs, Md., sits in second with a 2-over-par 74 while Mallory Hetzel of Summerville, S.C., and Molly Birmingham of Cornelius, N.C., share third at 76.

Second-round tee times will run tomorrow from 7-9 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

For more information on the AJGA Henry-Griffitts Junior at Abacoa contact the tournament headquarters at (561) 622-0036.

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JUPITER, Fla.-- First-round results from the AJGA HENRY-GRIFFITTS JUNIOR AT ABACOA conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Abacoa Golf Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,846 Girls: 5,912


BOYS DIVISION

Joshua Flamm (2001) Jacksonville, Fla.* 35-35--70
Robert Gates (2004) Gainesville, Fla.* 35-35--70
Patrick McKillip (2003) Jacksonville, Fla.* 35-35--70
Andrew Stephens (2002) Fort Mitchell, Ky.* 35-36--71
Joseph Sykora (2003) Daphne, Ala.* 37-34--71
Chris Anderson (2004) Lake Mary, Fla.* 34-38--72
Adam Wallace (2002) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 38-34--72
Ralph Martello (2002) White Lake, Mich.* 36-36--72
Timothy Seeley (2002) Lake George, N.Y.* 37-36--73
Joe Morton (2002) Waycross, Ga.* 36-37--73
Brad Doster (2003) Winter Park, Fla.* 36-37--73
Jun Ohara (2002) Tokyo, Japan* 36-37--73
Hochul Kim (2003) Clearwater, Fla.* 36-37--73
Peter Lyon (2002) Cape Coral, Fla.* 39-35--74
Ivan Brannan (2003) Panama City Beach, Fla.* 37-37--74
Mark Ogren (2003) Daphne, Ala.* 37-37--74
David Cosper (2001) Clearwater, Fla.* 39-36--75
Steven Bain (2003) Lake Mary, Fla.* 38-37--75
Ben McClung (2001) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 36-39--75
Min Kyu Han (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 38-37--75
Ben Gardner (2003) Boca Raton, Fla.* 38-38--76
Byron Basker (2002) Houston, Texas* 41-35--76
Kevin Clark (2002) Palm City, Fla.* 39-37--76
Ty Callahan (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 41-35--76
Patrick Scranton (2003) Dunedin, Fla.* 37-39--76
Marco Morales (2004) Coral Gables, Fla.* 39-37--76
Michael Del Aguila (2002) Miami, Fla.* 39-37--76
David Gibson (2001) Stuart, Fla.* 39-37--76
Gregory Huxman (2003) Pinecrest, Fla.* 39-37--76
Federico Salazar (2002) Del Ray Beach, Fla.* 38-38--76
Eric Beringer (2003) Bryn Mawr, Pa.* 40-37--77
Matthew Lyons (2002) Lakeland, Fla.* 38-39--77
James Boothe (2001) Palm Harbor, Fla.* 38-39--77
Steve Frisch (2002) Northampton, Pa.* 39-39--78
Bill Dukes (2002) Orlando, Fla.* 38-40--78
Tim Powell (2002) Lake Worth, Fla.* 42-36--78
Brandon Wheeler (2002) Coral Springs, Fla.* 38-40--78
Adam Woodcock (2001) Glennville, Ga.* 39-39--78
Tyler Clippard (2003) Trinity, Fla.* 40-38--78
Mike Stango (2003) Jupiter, Fla.* 41-38--79
Ben Hartman (2002) Jupiter, Fla.* 39-40--79
Brent Witcher (2004) Duluth, Ga.* 39-40--79
Chiho Kwak (2002) Jacksonville, Fla.* 40-40--80
Patrick Bennett (2004) Bethesda, Md.* 39-41--80
Ian Hoffman (2003) New Smyrna Beach, Fla.* 40-40--80
Charles Beck (2002) Atlanta, Ga.* 41-39--80
Brett Scarber (2003) Center, Texas* 38-42--80
Scott Squires (2002) Coral Springs, Fla.* 43-37--80
Michael Wieczorek (2002) Orlando, Fla.* 40-41--81
Daniel Tomlin (2002) Mechanicsville, Va.* 42-39--81
Gota Okada (2002) Tokyo, Japan* 42-40--82
Chris Fowler (2002) West Monroe, La.* 47-37--84
Greg Blackwell (2004) Miami, Fla.* 44-41--85
Adam Senn (2002) Richmond, Texas* 45-41--86
Felipe Hasson (2001) Bradenton, Fla.* 42-44--86
Winston Ball (2003) St. Pete Beach, Fla.* 45-41--86
Casey Rigsby (2002) Boaz, Ala.* 43-44--87
Joseph Jones (2002) Boca Raton, Fla.* 46-42--88
Kyle Hitchcock (2004) Parkland, Fla.* 45-43--88
David Nardy (2001) Southampton, NY* 48-41--89
Creighton Honeck (2003) Austin, Texas* 44-46--90
Jeremy Garner (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 46-44--90
Chris Harris (2003) Juno Isles, Fla.* 45-51--96

GIRLS DIVISION

Yunny Cho (2001) Bradenton, Fla.* 34-39--73
Theresa Paik (2003) Silver Springs, Md.* 39-35--74
Mallory Hetzel (2005) Summerville, S.C.* 37-39--76
Molly Birmingham (2002) Cornelius, N.C.* 39-37--76
Melissa Aylor (2001) Tampa, Fla.* 39-38--77
Ali Beuckman (2004) Jupiter, Fla.* 36-45--81
Brooke Layton (2002) Tampa, Fla.* 39-42--81
Mary Calderon (2003) Orlando, Fla.* 43-38--81
Marie Bos (2004) Orlando, Fla.* 43-40--83
Brandy Andersen (2002) Orlando, Fla.* 41-42--83
Megan Bursey (2002) Lutz, Fla.* 43-41--84
Mandy Fricton (2004) Merritt Island, Fla.* 42-43--85
Kelly McEnerney (2002) Winter Park, Fla.* 41-44--85
Laura Goodwin (2005) Birmingham, Ala.* 43-42--85
Kristina Prestipino (2001) Coral Springs, Fla.* 42-44--86
Tiffany Prats (2003) Williston, Fla.* 42-47--89
Jacqueline Dickey (2005) Pembroke Pines, Fla.* 47-44--91
Michelle Steakin (2003) Wellington, Fla.* 44-47--91
Natalie Garza (2002) Parkland, Fla.* 46-48--94
Kimberly D'Andrea (2002) Boca Raton, Fla.* 50-48--98
Daria Accaputo (2004) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.* 52-51--103

 
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