Kissimmee Bay Country Club
Kissimmee, Florida
July 9-11, 2001

Park and Sylvan lead Girls Division with 72s

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Steven Bain of Lake Mary, Fla., leads the Boys Division of the AJGA Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Kissimmee Bay after firing a 5-under-par 66 Tuesday. Whitney Sylvan of Columbia, S.C., and In-Bee Park of Wellington, Fla., are tied for the lead in the Girls Division after each carded 1-over-par 72 in the first round.

The fourth-annual 36-hole event, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, features 81 players, ages 13-15. There are 19 states, Peru, Puerto Rico and Canada represented with 33 Florida residents.

Bain, who is playing in this event for the third year, carded his career low round with five birdies, an eagle and two bogeys to shoot 35-31-66.

"My putting was really good," the 15-year-old said. "I made everything I looked at."

Bain eagled the par-5 11th hole after hitting his 3-wood to within three feet. He then went on to birdie the last two holes, knocking in a 40-foot putt for birdie on No. 17.

"I started making a lot of birdies after No. 11," he said. "I made a lot of 20-foot putts. I did not play exceptionally well, I just made all my putts."

Four shots off the pace at 1-under-par 70 is Tyler Rucarean of Gainesville, Fla. Rounding out the top-five are James Minahan of Spring, Texas, at even-par 71 and Will Osborne of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Michael Birtel of New Orleans, La., at 72.

In the Girls Division, Sylvan and Park, who are tied at 72, hold a two-stroke advantage over the rest of the field heading into the final round.

Sylvan, 15, turned her day around after starting the day at 4-over through six holes to shoot 39-33-72.

"I was not hitting fairways to begin with and I was not getting any breaks," Sylvan said. "Things started going my way after I birdied No. 8. I told myself that I needed to turn it around if I still wanted to be in the hunt tomorrow."

Sylvan birdied two of the last three holes by sinking a 25-footer on No. 16 and knocking it within an inch on No. 17.

Park finished the day with three birdies en route to a 38-34-72 in her first AJGA event.

"I played a pretty consistent round," Park, 13, said. "My putting was bad and I definitely need to work on that for tomorrow. My strength today was my driver."

Haley Brown of Austin, Texas, is in third after carding a 74.

Final-round action will take place Wednesday with tee times running from 8 -10 a.m. off the first and 10th tees.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- First-round results from the COMPAQ JUNIOR ALL-STAR CLASSIC AT KISSIMMEE BAY conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Kisssimmee Bay Country Club. Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: Boys: 6,259 Girls: 5,553


Steven Bain (2003) Lake Mary, Fla.* 35-31--66
Tyler Rucarean (2004) Gainesville, Fla.* 34-36--70
James Minahan (2004) Spring, Texas* 36-35--71
Will Osborne (2004) Wichita Falls, Texas* 37-35--72
Michael Birtel (2004) New Orleans, La.* 37-35--72
Austin Wang (2004) Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.* 39-34--73
Kevin Lozares (2004) Mt. View, Calif.* 36-37--73
Chris Smith (2004) Alpharetta, Ga.* 37-36--73
Joshua Carr (2004) Orlando, Fla.* 37-37--74
Jason Cook (2004) Windermere, Fla.* 39-35--74
James Lee (2005) La Mirada, Calif.* 37-37--74
John Ebert (2004) Charlotte, N.C.* 34-40--74
Corey Henry (2004) Boca Raton, Fla.* 34-40--74
Chris Bagley (2004) Charlotte, N.C.* 38-36--74
Sam Rosati (2005) Oldsmar, Fla.* 38-36--74
Andrew Davidson (2004) Windermere, Fla.* 38-37--75
Phelps Brooks (2004) Cheraw, S.C.* 42-33--75
Jason Elliott (2004) Palmharbor, Fla.* 40-35--75
Chris Yim (2006) Chester, Va.* 39-36--75
Nicholas Smith (2005) Ocala, Fla.* 38-37--75
James Sacheck (2004) Zionsville, Ind.* 37-38--75
Joong Jo (2004) Winter Springs, Fla.* 40-36--76
Nicholas Ahlering (2004) St. Louis, Mo.* 39-37--76
John Norris (2004) Spring, Texas* 35-41--76
Larry Lee (2004) Tamarac, Fla.* 38-38--76
Mario Battistini (2004) Mayaguez, Puerto Rico* 37-39--76
Aaron Louv (2003) Durham, N.C.* 36-40--76
Ryan Lidkea (2004) South Delta, B.C.* 40-36--76
Mike Turner (2004) Lititz, Pa.* 38-38--76
Tyler Hitchcock (2004) Orlando, Fla.* 38-38--76
Andrew Blair (2003) Heathrow, Fla.* 40-36--76
Daniel Triplett (2006) Bristol, Va.* 38-38--76
Andrew Lee (2004) Monterey Park, Calif.* 40-37--77
Jeremy Reper (2003) Clermont, Fla.* 37-40--77
Taylor Harroun (2004) St Augustine, Fla.* 39-38--77
Brennen Arndt (2005) Zionsvllle, Pa.* 39-38--77
Brandon Mitchel (2004) Port Jefferson, N.Y.* 40-38--78
Justin Kim (2006) Clifton, Va.* 41-37--78
Jon McLean (2004) Miami, Fla.* 41-37--78
Matthew Galloway (2004) Valrico, Fla.* 41-37--78
Brandon Schulte (2004) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 40-38--78
Dean Merrill (2004) Kansas City, Mo.* 42-36--78
Brett Jessen (2006) Ogden, Utah* 40-38--78
David Baker (2004) Alpharetta, Ga.* 37-42--79
Ross Reed (2005) Anderson, Ind.* 41-38--79
Clifton Williams (2004) Seminole, Fla.* 39-40--79
Boyd Steinhoff (2004) Toronto, Ontario* 40-39--79
Kodi Merrell (2005) West Palm Beach, Fla.* 41-38--79
Andrew Byrd (2004) Oxford, N.C.* 38-42--80
Adam Long (2006) St. Charles, Mo.* 40-40--80
Elio Jordan (2004) Lima, Peru* 40-40--80
Jeffrey Frye (2004) Palestine, Texas* 41-39--80
Kevin Steakin (2005) Wellington, Fla.* 41-39--80
Daniel Faulkner (2004) Henderson, N.C.* 39-41--80
J.R. Redeker (2004) Pepper Pike, Ohio* 42-39--81
Chris Morrison (2005) Avon, Conn.* 40-41--81
Lawrence Lessing (2004) Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.* 41-40--81
Tyler Rowe (2006) Savannah, Ga.* 40-42--82
Jordan Winn (2004) Athens, Ala.* 43-39--82
Michael Thorsen (2003) Winnetka, Ill.* 42-41--83
Sungwon Jeon (2005) Tampa, Fla.* 43-40--83
Kellen Mackey (2004) Garland, Texas* 37-46--83
Greg Fodell (2004) Spring, Texas* 39-46--85
Ryan Waialae (2004) Wheeling, W. Va.* 44-43--87
Jason Greenwood (2004) Plantation, Fla.* 46-45--91
Marshall Ebner (2004) Holly Springs, N.C.* 43-49--92
Troy Jenike (2005) San Angelo, Texas* 42-50-92


Whitney Sylvan (2004) Columbia, S.C.* 39-33--72
In-Bee Park (2007) Wellington, Fla.* 38-34--72
Haley Brown (2004) Austin, Texas* 36-38--74
Erica Gonzalez (2005) Davie, Fla.* 39-36--75
Vicki Yi (2006) Fayetteville, Ga.* 38-37--75
Ali Beuckman (2004) Jupiter, Fla.* 39-37--76
Jacqueline Dickey (2005) Pembroke Pines, Fla.* 39-38--77
Jennifer Hong (2005) Windermere, Fla.* 39-38--77
Ginny Brown (2006) Austin, Texas* 38-43--81
Lindsey Bergeon (2004) Sarasota, Fla.* 40-41--81
Brittany Nelson (2006) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.* 44-37--81
Marie Bos (2004) Orlando, Fla.* 45-37--82
Tyrette Metzendorf (2005) Winter Haven, Fla.* 41-41--82
Michelle Steakin (2003) Wellington, Fla.* 41-42--83

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