THUNDERBIRD INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR
Grayhawk Golf Club, Raptor Course
Scottsdale, Arizona
May 25-28, 2001

MOORE STANDS AT 10-UNDER-PAR, EXTENDS BOYS DIVISION LEAD
Husted and Elston fire 71s to join Beers for lead in Girls Division

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-Ryan Moore of Puyallup, Wash., fired a second consecutive round of 67 to extend his lead after the second round to four shots at the AJGA Thunderbird International Junior on Sunday. First-round leader Jackie Beers of Midlothian, Va., was joined by Kelly Husted of Sarasota, Fla., and Lani Elston of Spokane, Wash., for the lead in the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 54-hole event is being held on the Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club and features 90 players representing 20 states and 12 countries. The field is comprised of 63 AJGA Polo Golf Junior All-Americans and 24 international players.

The 18-year-old Moore carded four birdies on the front nine and one more on the back to shoot 5-under-par 67. His 36-hole total of 10-under-par 134 is only one stroke behind the Grayhawk tournament scoring record set by Tom Lehman at the 1999 Williams World Challenge. In that tournament, the course played to a par 70 at 7,036 yards. This week, the course is playing to a par of 72 at 7,103 yards.

"I lit up the front nine after I drained a 30-footer on No. 1 for birdie," UNLV-bound Moore said. "The round was sort of boring today because I hit so many fairways and greens. I want to go out tomorrow and keep hitting fairways and greens. Hopefully I can play the same as the last two days."

Anthony Kim of La Quinta, Calif., is in second place at 6-under-par after firing rounds of 71-67--138. Defending champion Chan Song Wongluekiet (69-71--140) of Bradenton, Fla., is in third at 4-under-par. Kevin Na (70-71--141) is in fourth place at 3-under-par, while tied for fifth place at even-par are Rick Kulacz (75-69--144) of Perth, Australia, Roberto Castro (75-69--144) of Alpharetta, Ga., and Jesse Mueller (73-71--144) of Mesa, Ariz.

In other action, Matt Kern of Castro Valley, Calif., holed an 8-iron from the fairway for an eagle on the par 4 12th hole and finished the day with a 2-under-par 70.

In the Girls Division, Beers carded rounds of 70-76--146 to tie for the second-round lead with Husted (75-71--146) and Elston (74-72--146).

"I started hitting the irons better after the first hole," Beers, 17, said. "Eighteen got the best of me, but I am looking forward to putting myself in position to win, tomorrow."

Elston, 18, came from four strokes back to tie for the lead. She carded three birdies on her way to shooting even-par 72.

"I started with a double bogey on the first hole, but I made a 20-footer on No. 2 for birdie," Elston said. "I hit 16 greens in regulation today, and I feel really confident with my swing right now."

Husted, 17, began the day five shots back and carded five birdies en route to a 1-under-par 71.

"My putting saved me a lot today," Husted said. "I was 3-over-par after four holes, but made a great sand save on No. 5 to stop the bleeding. I just want to go out tomorrow and play the best I can."

In a six-way tie for fourth place are Jane Lee (76-71--147) of Torrance, Calif., Jessica Shepley (75-72--147) of Oakville, Ontario, Erica Blasberg (74-73--147) of Corona, Calif., Paula Creamer (73-74--147) of Pleasanton, Calif., Aimee Cho (71-76--147) of Orlando, Fla., and Brittany Lang (71-76--147) of McKinney, Texas.

Final round action begins Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. For more information about the AJGA Thunderbird International Junior, please contact tournament headquarters at (480) 502-3181.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Second-round results from the THUNDERBIRD INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Grayhawk Golf Club, Raptor Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 7,103 Girls: 6,205


BOYS DIVISION

Ryan Moore (2001) Puyallup, Wash.* 67-67--134
Anthony Kim (2003) La Quinta, Calif.* 71-67--138
Chan Song Wongluekiet (2001) Bradenton, Fla.* 69-71--140
Kevin Na (2002) Diamond Bar, Calif.* 70-71--141
Rick Kulacz (2002) Perth, Australia* 75-69--144
Roberto Castro (2003) Alpharetta, Ga.* 75-69--144
Jesse Mueller (2001) Mesa, Ariz.* 73-71--144
Christo Greyling (2001) Orlando, Fla.* 76-69--145
Matt Kern (2001) Castro Valley, Calif.* 75-70--145
James Vargas (2002) Miami, Fla.* 72-73--145
Jay Reynolds (2001) Austin, Texas* 70-75--145
Henry Liaw (2003) Rowland Heights, Calif.* 69-76--145
Matthew Rosenfeld (2002) Plano, Texas* 73-73--146
Nico Bollini (2001) Yorba Linda, Calif.* 72-74--146
Richard Scott (2001) Kingsville, Ontario* 69-77--146
Nicholas Thompson (2001) Coral Springs, Fla.* 76-71--147
Ted Smith (2002) Westlake, Ohio* 70-77--147
Casey Wittenberg (2004) Memphis, Tenn.* 70-77--147
Grigory Bondarenko (2001) Moscow, Russia* 77-71--148
Heath West (2001) Dothan, Ala.* 77-71--148
Reid Rader (2003) Kenmore, Wash.* 73-75--148
Kevin Silva (2002) New Bedford, Mass.* 74-74--148
Erik Stenman (2001) Tampere, Finland* 73-75--148
Clay Ogden (2003) West Point, Utah* 74-75--149
Drew Pigg (2002) Plano, Texas* 76-74--150
Jeff Bell (2002) Plano, Texas* 77-74--151
Chris Wheeler (2001) Allen, Texas* 74-77--151
Mark Donnell (2001) Mobile, Ala.* 77-74--151
Joel Gibbons (2001) Ocala, Fla.* 74-78--152
Michio Matsumura (2002) Tokyo, Japan* 82-71--153
Daniel Kush (2002) Tustin, Calif.* 77-77--154
Clint Provost (2001) Gulf Breeze, Fla.* 77-77--154
John Poucher (2001) Santa Barbara, Calif.* 72-82--154
John Fizer (2001) Trenton, N.J.* 76-79--155
Yoshio Yamamoto (2003) Guadalajara, Mexico* 77-78--155
Masaki Nakanishi (2003) Osaka, Japan* 81-75--156
Pansing Singhaseni (2002) Beverly Hills, Calif.* 79-78--157
Ashdon Woods (2001) Lander, Wyo.* 77-81--158
Tarik Can (2004) New York, N.Y.* 81-77--158
David Huestis (2001) Worthington, Ohio* 84-74--158
Jeff Bopp (2001) Katy, Texas* 79-80--159
Brian O'Flaherty (2001) Westlake Village, Calif.* 81-79--160
Doug Kingston (2001) Bethlehem, Pa.* 81-80--161
Alfonso Collada (2005) Mexico City, Mexico* 80-82--162
Niklas Lemke (2003) Linkoping, Sweden* 78-85--163
Masaaki Kato (2002) Osaka, Japan* 76-88--164
Clint Cromwell (2001) Savannah, Tenn.* 86-87--173

GIRLS DIVISION

Kelly Husted (2002) Sarasota, Fla.* 75-71--146
Lani Elston (2001) Spokane, Wash.* 74-72--146
Jackie Beers (2002) Midlothian, Va.* 70-76--146
Jane Lee (2004) Torrance, Calif.* 76-71--147
Jessica Shepley (2001) Oakville, Ontario* 75-72--147
Erica Blasberg (2002) Corona, Calif.* 74-73--147
Paula Creamer (2005) Pleasanton, Calif.* 73-74--147
Aimee Cho (2002) Orlando, Fla.* 71-76--147
Brittany Lang (2003) McKinney, Texas* 71-76--147
Mallory Code (2003) Tampa, Fla.* 78-72--150
Elizabeth Janangelo (2002) West Hartford, Conn.* 78-72--150
Lisa Tyler (2002) Lighthouse Point, Fla.* 75-75--150
Maria Eugenia Martinez (2001) Maracaibo, Venezuela* 71-80--151
Hwanhee Lee (2001) Cerritos, Calif.* 75-77--152
Lisa Ferrero (2001) Lodi, Calif.* 72-80--152
Ashley Knoll (2003) The Woodlands, Texas* 77-76--153
Stella Lee (2001) Irvine, Calif.* 81-72--153
Perry Swenson (2001) Boynton Beach, Fla.* 76-78--154
Ouliana Rotmistrova (2001) Moscow, Russia* 75-79--154
Whitney Code (2001) Tampa, Fla.* 74-80--154
Jennifer Karr (2001) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 78-77--155
Whitney Welch (2002) Las Vegas, Nev.* 79-76--155
Priscilla Park (2002) Santa Ana, Calif.* 76-79--155
Ina Kim (2001) Encino, Calif.* 77-79--156
Cristina Gonzalez (2004) Durango, Mexico* 79-78--157
Golda Johansson (2002) Trelleborg, Sweden* 75-82--157
Devan Andersen (2002) Guadalajara, Mexico* 80-79--159
Karin Sjodin (2002) Goteborg, Sweden* 81-78--159
Whitney Wade (2003) Glasgow, Ky.* 84-75--159
Claire Grignolo (2004) Torino, Italy* 78-82--160
Sofie Andersson (2002) Angelholm, Sweden* 81-79--160
Tullia Calzavara (2002) Trevijo, Italy* 81-79--160
Erin Andrews (2002) Las Vegas, Nev.* 79-82--161
Alissa Kuczka (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 81-82--163
Becky Berzonski (2001) North East, Pa.* 81-82--163
Cindy Shin (2003) McKinney, Texas* 80-84--164
Eom Ji Park (2003) Vancouver, British Columbia* 80-85--165
Alejandra Diaz (2003) Guadalajara, Mexico* 82-83--165
Kyla Welsh (2001) Wellington, New Zealand* 84-82--166
Eline Zoethout (2002) Blokker, The Netherlands* 86-81--167
Rachel Overstreet (2002) Pace, Fla.* 94-86--180
Elena Kurokawa (2002) Redondo Beach, Calif.* 85-WD (Illness)
Kristen White (2001) Doylestown, Pa.* 76-WD (Illness)

 
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