AJGA CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
ChampionsGate Golf Club - The International
ChampionsGate, Fla.

November 21 - 24, 2001

HAN MAINTAINS LEAD AFTER SECOND ROUND
Athas swings into a two-stroke lead in Girls Division

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla. - Steve Han of Chino Hills, Calif., kept his opening-round lead with a level-par round Friday, giving him a 4-under-par 140 tournament total at the American Junior Golf Association's Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Series Championship. Christi Athas of Eldora, Iowa, sits atop the Girls Division with a two-round total of 6-over-par 150.

The AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Championship, a 54-hole event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, includes 57 of the world's top 13-16-year-old junior golfers. To be invited to this event, each junior had to prove their ability by finishing at or near the top of the leaderboard in one of the six AJGA Compaq Junior All-Star events.

Han's even-par 72 during the second round secures him the top spot on the leaderboard going into Saturday's final round.

"I made a lot more putts yesterday than I did today," the freshman at Ayala High School said. "I made a lot of good approach shots, but I had way too many up-and-downs today."

Han also noticed a change in weather which effected his overall physical and mental game.

"There was more wind today that made it very hard for me to play well," the fifteen-year-old said.

During Saturday's final round, Han plans to concentrate more on his putting and hopes the wind is not going to be a distraction.

Rounding out the top five in the Boys Division are Michael Haverfield of Louisville, Ky., at 144, Jason Cook of Windermere, Fla., at 145 and James Lee of La Mirada, Calif., Will Haydon of Palo Alto, Calif., and Kenny Palmer of Scottsdale, Ariz., tied at 146.

In the Girls Division, Athas' two-day total of 6-over-par 150 gives her a two-stroke lead over her closest competitors. Athas took the honors at the 2001 AJGA Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Eagle Ridge giving her eligibility for this week's championship.

"During both the first and second rounds, I had been hitting the fairways and greens really well," the junior at Eldora New Providence High School said. "My putter was especially working for me today."

The Iowan's strategy going into the final round is simple: Remain focused and relaxed.

"I want to play the same way tomorrow as I have played the past two days and try to keep my mental game strong," she said.

Trailing by two-strokes is Heather Wright of Houston, Texas, and Whitney Sylvan of Columbia, S.C., both at 152.

Final-round action begins Saturday morning with tee times from 7:30 - 10:21 a.m. off the No. 1 tee. For more information concerning the AJGA Callaway Golf Junior All-Star Championship or any AJGA event, call tournament headquarters at (407) 397-1450.

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CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla. -- Second-round results from the AJGA CALLAWAY GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIP conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at ChampionsGate Golf Resort, The International. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,397 Girls: 5,605

BOYS DIVISION

Steve Han (2005) Chino Hills, Calif.* 68-72--140
Michael Haverfield (2004) Louisville, Ky.* 72-72--144
Jason Cook (2004) Windermere, Fla.* 73-72--145
James Lee (2005) La Mirada, Calif.* 75-71--146
Will Haydon (2005) Palo Alto, Calif.* 73-73--146
Kenny Palmer (2004) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 74-72--146
Casey Caldwell (2004) Albuquerque, N.M.* 75-72--147
Martin Piller (2004) Duncanville, Texas* 72-75--147
Kenny Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 72-75--147
Jake Creel (2004) Dothan, Ala.* 73-74--147
Jon Curran (2005) Hopkinton, Mass.* 75-72--147
Andy Park (2003) San Diego, Calif.* 72-76--148
Kyle Davis (2005) Kennett Square, Pa.* 72-76--148
Michael Birtel (2004) New Orleans, La.* 73-76--149
Steven Bain (2003) Lake Mary, Fla.* 76-73--149
Nicholas Smith (2005) Ocala, Fla.* 76-74--150
Evan Willingham (2005) Raleigh, N.C.* 75-76--151
Ben Herrera (2005) Waukee, Iowa* 72-79--151
John Ebert (2004) Charlotte, N.C.* 78-73--151
Michael Schachner (2004) Libertyville, Ill.* 78-73--151
Will Osborne (2004) Wichita Falls, Texas* 75-77--152
James Minahan (2004) Spring, Texas* 77-75--152
Andrew Davidson (2004) Windermere, Fla.* 75-78--153
Aaron Louv (2003) Durham, N.C.* 77-76--153
Clarke Kincaid (2004) Trophy Club, Texas* 78-75--153
Tim McKenney (2006) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 79-74--153
Kevin Lozares (2004) Mountain View, Calif.* 74-80--154
Austin Wang (2004) Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.* 78-76--154
Jonathan Borders (2004) Wichita Falls, Texas* 78-76--154
Stephen Walton (2004) Westchester, Pa.* 76-78--154
Kyung Min (2004) Fullerton, Calif.* 80-74--154
Ian Springer (2004) River Forest, Ill.* 81-74--155
Brian Steeves (2004) Wappingers Falls, N.Y.* 75-80--155
Jeffrey Edelman (2006) Southlake, Texas* 75-81--156
Greg Carlin (2004) Kensington, Md.* 80-76--156
Cole Peevler (2005) Keokuk, Iowa* 78-78--156
Jared Taylor (2004) Bluefield, Va.* 80-78--158
Shawn Tonkin (2006) Mercer Island, Wash.* 79-79--158
Michael Baca (2004) Fresno, Calif.* 84-77--161
Robbie Leonard (2004) Moon Township, Pa.* 83-79--162
Phelps Brooks (2004) Cheraw, S.C.* 83-81--164
Chris Smith (2004) Alpharetta, Ga.* 82-83--165
Brent Pickrell (2005) Austin, Texas* 89-85--174

GIRLS DIVISION

Christi Athas (2003) Eldora, Iowa* 75-75--150
Heather Wright (2004) Houston, Texas* 75-77--152
Whitney Sylvan (2004) Columbia, S.C.* 76-76--152
Jennifer Hong (2005) Windermere, Fla.* 78-77--155
Lauren Espinosa (2005) Dallas, Texas* 82-73--155
Erica Gonzalez (2005) Davie, Fla.* 81-76--157
In-Bee Park (2007) Eustis, Fla.* 74-84--158
Jessica Reno (2003) Wilmington, Del.* 82-79--161
Brittany Johnston (2004) Akron, Ohio* 80-84--164
Megan McLeod (2004) Fallbrook, Calif.* 80-85--165
Ali Beuckman (2004) Jupiter, Fla.* 84-82--166
Jacqueline Dickey (2005) Pembroke Pines, Fla.* 82-85--167
Katie Trachok (2004) Upper St. Clair, Pa.* 86-83--169
Brittany Lambert (2004) Keokuk, Iowa* 89-84--173

 

 
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