AJGA LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES BOYS JUNIOR
Pepsi Qualifier Series Presented by ClubCorp
Trophy Club, Hogan Course
Trophy Club, Texas
July 27, 2001
PAGE CLAIMS MEDALIST HONORS AT LUCENT
BOYS QUALIFER 17-year-old fires 6-under-par 66 to lead the 11 qualifers
TROPHY CLUB, Texas-Matt Page of The Woodlands,
Texas, fired a 6-under-par 66 to claim medalist honors
at the AJGA Lucent Technologies Boys Junior Qualifer
held at the Trophy Club's Hogan Course. Trent Leon of
Dallas, Texas, and Zac Reynolds of Edmond, Okla., also
carded under-par rounds with 1-under 71s to earn entry
into the tournament field.
The 18-hole qualifier, conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, included 99 players representing eight
states. Eleven spots were on the line for entry into
AJGA Lucent Technologies Boys Junior Championship to
be held July 30 - August 3 at Lakewood Country Club.
Page connected on a career-best eight birdies, including
three on his last five holes en route to a 33-33--66.
Starting on No. 2, Page had his putter going early,
rolling in birdie putts on Nos. 4, 6 and 7.
"I've been putting well lately," Page said.
"Today they were falling in."
The Woodlands High School senior-to-be kept the momentum
going with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 to
get to 4-under-par on the day. After a bogey on the
391-yard, par-4 14th, Page responded with birdies on
Nos. 15, 16 and 18 to secure his 66, five shots ahead
of the rest of the field.
"There were good scoring conditions today because
the winds stayed away until the back," Page said.
"I hope to play well in the tournament because
this is going to be my first major."
Leon shot a 2-under-par 34 on the front, highlighted
by an eagle on the 520-yard, par-5 sixth, followed by
a birdie on No. 7. The 15-year-old carded eight pars
and a bogey on the back to post a 71. Reynolds capitalized
on the par 5s with three birdies and a par on his way
to a 36-35--71.
Also qualifying were Clarke Kincaid of Trophy Club,
Texas, Tyler Kief of Kingwood, Texas, Danny Wendt of
Kingman, Ariz., Peter Andrews of Houston, Texas, Rick
Szirbik of Kingwood, Texas, Ryne Rindfleisch of Murrieta,
Calif., and Shane Bacon of Marshall, Texas.
Sean Reeve of McAllen, Texas, grabbed the final qualifer
spot after a four-hole sudden-death playoff.
First-round action for the AJGA Lucent Technologies
Boys Junior Championship begins Tuesday morning at 7:30
a.m. For more information regarding AJGA Lucent Technologies
Boys Junior Championship, please contact tournament
headquarters at (214) 821-7690.
TROPHY CLUB, Texas -- Qualifier results from the
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES BOYS JUNIOR QUALIFIER conducted
by the American Junior Golf Association at Trophy Club,
Hogan Course. Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6,953
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