AJGA AVILA JUNIOR CLASSIC
Avila Golf & Country Club
Tampa, Fla.
July 2-5, 2001


BEERS TAKES AJGA AVILA JUNIOR CLASSIC VICTORY WITH 2-UNDER-PAR 70
Dickey blazes through field with 68 to earn first AJGA victory

TAMPA, FLA. -Jackie Beers of Midlothian, Va., fired a 2-under-par 70 to win the Girls Division of the AJGA Avila Junior Classic at the Avila Golf & Country Club. In the Boys Division, James Dickey of Pembroke Pines, Fla., shot a 4-under-par 68 and overcame a four-stroke deficit.

The AJGA Avila Junior Classic at the Avila Golf & Country Club, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 84 players including nine Polo Golf Junior All-Americans, ages 13-18, representing 15 states, Bermuda, Mexico and Japan.

Beers, who trailed Mallory Code of Tampa by two strokes entering the final round, carded nines of 37-33 and finished with a 1-under-par 215.

"I started really slow," the 17-year-old said. "Fortunately, I was able to stick to my game plan and stay patient. On this course you can't be anything but patient.

"If you are going to be aggressive you have to wait until the back nine."

Beers, whose first AJGA victory came in the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Junior in June, had five birdies, 10 pars and three bogeys.

"This win is much better than my first," Beers said. "It was great to get that first win under my belt, but when I looked at this field, I was like 'Wow.' I knew I was going to have to step up my game."

Code finished in second-place at 2-over-par 218 (70-73-75). Nicole Melton of San Antonio, Texas, finished in third-place at 6-over-par 222 (74-74-74).

In the Boys Division, Dickey shot nines of 33-35 with five birdies, 12 pars and one bogey, to earn his first ever AJGA victory.

"I just went out with the attitude to have fun," Dickey said. "I tried not to let my nerves get a hold of me and just play my game."

After shooting a final round of 4-under-par 68, the 16-year-old had to wait at No. 18 and watch Marco Poccia of Ganesevoort, N.Y. Poccia entered No. 18 1-under-par and had a 15-foot putt for birdie.

"I thought I was going to lose my stomach until I saw that the putt was short," Dickey said. "This is the best feeling I have had during my junior golf career.

"You know the AJGA has the best tournament field anywhere. If you win one of these tournaments, you are playing pretty well."
Poccia finished in second-place with a 1-under-par 215 (72-70-73). Jason Overton (69-79-69) of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Alex Wilson (72-75-70) of Coral Gables, Fla., finished tied for third-place at 1-over-par 217. Chase Baldwin (76-70-72) of Plant City, Fla., finished in fifth place at 2-over-par 218.

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Tampa, Fla. -- Final results from the AJGA AVILA JUNIOR CLASSIC conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Avila Golf & Country Club. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,812 Girls: 6,036


BOYS DIVISION

Pos.

Name

Class

City

State

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Total

1

James Dickey

(2003)

Pembroke Pines

Fla.

72

74

68

214

2

Marco Poccia

(2002)

Gansevoort

N.Y.

72

70

73

215

T3

Jason Overton

(2001)

Palm Harbor

Fla.

69

79

69

217

 

Alex Wilson

(2002)

Coral Gables

Fla.

72

75

70

217

5

Chase Baldwin

(2001)

Plant City

Fla.

76

70

72

218

T6

Bobby Pandolfi

(2002)

S. Yarmouth

Mass.

75

73

72

220

 

Ryan Blaum

(2002)

Coral Gables

Fla.

73

72

75

220

 

Ty Callahan

(2003)

Tampa

Fla.

71

73

76

220

9

Evan Frederick

(2001)

Destin

Fla.

77

70

74

221

T10

Jerad Harklau

(2002)

Heath

Texas

74

77

71

222

 

Federico Salazar

(2002)

Delray Beach

Fla.

75

73

74

222

T12

Peter Lyon

(2002)

Cape Coral

Fla.

74

71

78

223

Chris Erwin

(2001)

Tampa

Fla.

73

73

77

223

T14

Jeff Overton

(2001)

Evansville

Ind.

78

73

73

224

 

Chiho Kwak

(2002)

Jacksonville

Fla.

76

72

76

224

T16

Patton Kizzire

(2004)

Tuscaloosa

Ala.

77

75

73

225

David Cosper

(2001)

Clearwater

Fla.

75

74

76

225

Michael Himebaugh

(2002)

Palm City

Fla.

77

70

78

225

T19

Danny Allen

(2001)

Palm Harbor

Fla.

77

77

73

227

 

Ryan Hillstrom

(2003)

Fort Lauderdale

Fla.

73

80

74

227

 

Jeremy Hobson

(2001)

Thonotosassa

Fla.

77

74

76

227

T22

James Boothe

(2001)

Palm Harbor

Fla.

76

76

76

228

Adam Swope

(2001)

Wesley Chapel

Fla.

75

74

79

228

T24

Ben McClung

(2001)

Ponte Vedra

Fla.

78

75

76

229

 

Brett Blondell

(2002)

Lakeland

Fla.

79

77

73

229

 

Robert Jamieson

(2003)

Orlando

Fla.

80

72

77

229

T27

Nick Clark

(2001)

North Port

Fla.

78

76

76

230

Tyler Rucarean

(2004)

Gainesville

Fla.

76

77

77

230

Josh Price

(2002)

Marble Falls

Texas

75

78

77

230

T30

Frank Briseno

(2001)

River Ridge

La.

79

75

77

231

 

Eric West

(2002)

Pembroke

Bermuda

77

78

76

231

 

Michael Del Aguila

(2002)

Miami

Fla.

81

76

74

231

 

Jacob Davis

(2002)

Deland

Fla.

79

80

72

231

34

Min Kyu Han

(2003)

Tampa

Fla.

77

82

73

232

T35

Hector Diaz- Ceballos

(2003)

Mexico City

Mexico

77

77

79

233

 

Marco Morales

(2004)

Coral Gables

Fla.

79

77

77

233

37

Michael Nicoletti

(2002)

Dos Palos

Calif.

79

77

78

234

T38

Stephan Bobe

(2002)

Pensacola

Fla.

78

76

81

235

 

Joe Green III

(2002)

Jacksonville

Fla.

74

81

80

235

 

TJ Shuart

(2001)

Coral Springs

Fla.

75

81

79

235

41

Dwight Rogers

(2001)

Ft. Lauderdale

Fla.

79

78

79

236

T42

Tyler Kassinger

(2001)

Evans

Ga.

78

77

82

237

 

Aaron Yarmuth

(2002)

Harrods Creek

Ky.

79

76

82

237

 

Khalifa Masaood

(2001)

Wesley Chapel

Fla.

75

81

81

237

 

Alan Pereda

(2003)

Miami Springs

Fla.

76

81

80

237

 

Elias Esparza

(2002)

Weston

Fla.

80

78

79

237

47

Tommy Suri

(2003)

Miami

Fla.

83

78

79

240

48

Wes Hitchcock

(2002)

Parkland

Fla.

74

78

89

241

T49

Brian Geraty

(2001)

Eden Prairie

Minn.

83

77

82

242

Seiji Hirai

(2003)

Hagerstown

Md.

81

85

76

242

Jason Murray

(2001)

Jacksonville

Fla.

86

83

73

242

52

Nathan Huff

(2002)

Indialantic

Fla.

78

84

81

243

T53

Charles Kozel

(2002)

Alpharetta

Ga.

85

79

81

245

Erik Frederick

(2002)

Destin

Fla.

81

84

80

245

55

Andy Leadbetter

(2003)

Orlando

Fla.

83

83

81

247

56

Paul Humbert

(2002)

Miami

Fla.

78

89

82

249

57

Ford Halbardier

(2002)

Spring

Texas

82

91

79

252

58

Patrick Gibson

(2003)

Thonotosassa

Fla.

83

87

83

253

59

Matthew Shoemaker

(2002)

Petal

Miss.

89

87

79

255

60

Seth Bryan

(2002)

Arab

Ala.

84

90

86

260

61

Scott Squires

(2002)

Coral Springs

Fla.

87

90

87

264

62

Andrew Turker

(2002)

Dunedin

Fla.

80

87

98

265

63

Zach Zemla

(2002)

Sylvania

Ohio

98

95

93

286

Ty Harris

(2001)

Tampa

Fla.

80

77

WD

Hochul Kim

(2003)

Tampa

Fla.

78

79

WD

Spencer King

(2001)

Sarasota

Fla.

94

DQ

GIRLS DIVISION

Pos.

Name

Class

City

State

Rd1

Rd2

Rd3

Total

1

Jackie Beers

(2002)

Midlothian

Va.

73

72

70

215

2

Mallory Code

(2003)

Tampa

Fla.

70

73

75

218

3

Nicole Melton

(2001)

San Antonio

Texas

74

74

74

222

4

Whitney Code

(2001)

Tampa

Fla.

79

73

74

226

T5

Aimee Cho

(2002)

Orlando

Fla.

77

73

77

227

 

Morgan Pressel

(2006)

Boca Raton

Fla.

75

73

79

227

7

Cindy Shin

(2003)

Coppell

Texas

74

79

77

230

8

Brittany Lincicome

(2004)

Pinellas Park

Fla.

76

77

79

232

T9

Jennifer Pandolfi

(2004)

Navarre

Fla.

76

78

80

234

Kelly Husted

(2002)

Sarasota

Fla.

83

78

73

234

11

Yunny Cho

(2001)

Bradenton

Fla.

79

78

79

236

T12

Marci Turner

(2004)

Tompkinsville

Ky.

74

81

83

238

Kurumi Dohi

(2004)

Nagoya-Shi

Japan

77

80

81

238

14

Monique Gesualdi

(2003)

St. Augustine

Fla.

83

82

78

243

15

Jessica Castle

(2003)

Plantation

Fla.

78

87

79

244

16

Kana Mita

(2002)

Tochigi

Japan

86

78

83

247

17

Jennifer Bley

(2001)

Fort Worth

Texas

87

79

84

250

18

Sookhee Baek

(2004)

Bradenton

Fla.

86

82

84

252

 
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