AJGA PING PHOENIX JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Karsten Golf Course at ASU
Tempe, Arizona
August 23-26, 2001

LANIER GRABS OPENING-ROUND LEAD WITH A 66
Jane Lee's 2-under-par 70 takes Girls Division Lead

TEMPE, Ariz. - Jeff Lanier of Austin, Texas, claimed the Boys Division first-round lead at the AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship by carding a 6-under-par 66. In the Girls Division, Jane Lee of Torrance, Calif., shot a 2-under-par 70 to stake her claim at the top of the leaderboard.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship features a field of 84 junior golfers, ages 13-18, representing 12 states and includes 10 players from Arizona. Included in this week's field at the Karsten Golf Course at ASU are seven Polo Golf Junior All-Americans. Past winners of this event include Tiger Woods, Emilee Klein, Grace Park and Heather Bowie.

Lanier credited some late night bedtime reading to his AJGA career-low round.

"I was reading Bob Rotella's book Golf is a Game of Confidence last night," he said. "I just kept telling myself a few things I read. Things like forgetting about the shot I just hit and staying in the present."

Lanier likes the position he put himself in. However, with a strong field still on his heels, he knows that there is still a lot of golf to be played.

"I need to put three solid rounds together," he said. "I've never felt like I've totally done that. It feels good to be at the top, but I want to keep it that way.

Chasing Lanier when play resumes will be Michael Feuerstein of La Holla, Calif., at 69, Pansing Singhaseni of Beverly Hills, Calif., Anthony Kim of La Quinta, Calif., Cody Upham of Vancouver, Wash., and Kyle Gentry of Carmel, Calif., at 70.

In the Girls Division, Lee, aone-time AJGA champion at the 2000 AJGA Compaq Izzo Junior Classic, has been knocking at the door of her first 2001 win all summer. She's had second place finishes at the AJGA Marsh Kansas City Junior and AJGA Arizona Junior Classic and a fourth place finish at the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls National Championship.

"I think that having the feeling that I can and will win it will definitely help," Lee said. "I haven't felt it quite yet, but I'm trying. I just can't get too full of myself."

Lee knows that confidence is a key to winning tournaments. The 15-year-old is ready to be the one everyone is gunning for.

"I'm very nervous," she said. "It's only a one shot lead. I'd like it to be four."
Three-time 2001 AJGA champion Allison Martin of Bakersfield, Calif., fired a 1-under-par 71 to position herself in second. Jennie Lee of Huntington Beach, Calif., is in third after her even-par opening round.

Second-round action will begin on Saturday with tee times running from 6:30-8:36 a.m. off of the No. 1 and 10 tees.

For more information on the AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship, please contact our tournament headquarters at (480) 968-7084, ext. 227.


TEMPE, Arizona -- First-round results from the AJGA PING PHOENIX JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Karsten Golf Course at ASU. Par: 35-37--72. Yardage: Boys: 6,899 Girls: 5,887


BOYS DIVISION

Jeff Lanier (2002) Austin, Texas* 32-34--66
Michael Feuerstein (2002) La Jolla, Calif.* 33-36--69
Anthony Kim (2003) La Quinta, Calif.* 31-39--70
Pansing Singhaseni (2002) Beverly Hills, Calif.* 33-37--70
Cody Upham (2002) Vancouver, Wash.* 33-37--70
Kyle Gentry (2002) Carmel, Calif.* 34-36--70
Jonathan Taruc (2003) Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-35--71
Peter Campbell (2003) Encinitas, Calif.* 33-38--71
Spencer Levin (2002) Elk Grove, Calif.* 33-38--71
Zach Christ (2002) Santa Rosa, Calif.* 35-36--71
Joshua Wooding (2003) Riverside, Calif.* 37-35--72
Alex Wilson (2002) Coral Gables, Fla.* 33-39--72
Daniel Im (2004) La Mirada, Calif.* 35-37--72
Kyle Metzler (2002) Rancho Murieta, Calif.* 36-36--72
Jimmy Harris (2002) El Cajon, Calif.* 37-36--73
Christopher Belz (2002) San Antonio, Texas* 34-39--73
Preston Lancaster (2002) Dallas, Texas* 36-37--73
Matthew Rosenfeld (2002) Plano, Texas* 35-38--73
Trev Schultz (2003) San Dimas, Calif.* 35-38--73
David Yoon (2004) Irvine, Calif.* 37-36--73
Chad Wilcox (2003) Peoria, Ariz.* 35-38--73
Ryan Brooks (2004) Mesa, Ariz.* 35-38--73
Ryne Rindfleisch (2001) Murrieta, Calif.* 34-39--73
Duncan Street (2002) Bonita, Calif.* 35-39--74
Will Haydon (2005) Palo Alto, Calif.* 35-39--74
Bobby Nyberg (2003) El Dorado Hills, Calif.* 36-38--74
Casey Fowles (2002) Delta, Utah* 38-36--74
Ryan Neal (2002) Arlington, Texas* 39-36--75
Jason Saxon (2003) Wayzata, Minn.* 40-35--75
Kevin Chen (2003) Alamo, Calif.* 36-39--75
Kevin Larsen (2003) Santa Barbara, Calif.* 35-40--75
Edward McGlasson (2002) Orange, Calif.* 39-36--75
Erik Olson (2002) Renton, Wash.* 36-39--75
Michael Unger (2002) Edmond, Okla.* 31-44--75
Neno Boonyaplanun (2003) Irvine, Calif.* 36-39--75
Jeremy Keller (2003) Las Vegas, Nev.* 36-40--76
Daniel Cho (2006) Diamond Bar, Calif.* 38-38--76
Jake Creel (2004) Dothan, Ala.* 39-37--76
Zach Mowbray (2002) Mesa, Ariz.* 36-40--76
Chris Elliott (2002) Plano, Texas* 35-41--76
Ben Marsh (2003) Paradise Valley, Ariz.* 35-41--76
Clay Ogden (2003) West Point, Utah* 35-41--76
Kyle Dowden (2003) Somis, Calif.* 38-39--77
T.J. Blandford (2001) Paradise Valley, Ariz.* 33-44--77
Zac Reynolds (2003) Edmond, Okla.* 36-41--77
Jerad Harklau (2002) Heath, Texas* 37-40--77
Josh Segal (2003) Eagan, Minn.* 37-40--77
J.J. Wood (2002) Yuma, Ariz.* 36-41--77
John Gray (2002) Vista, Calif.* 35-42--77
Will Mast (2003) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 37-40--77
Rodney Hamblin, Jr. (2003) St. Paul, Minn.* 41-37--78
Daniel Kreindler (2002) Danville, Calif.* 36-42--78
Michael Ferris (2002) Glendale, Ariz.* 36-42--78
Derek Allen (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 36-42--78
Billy Moon (2003) Irvine, Calif.* 38-41--79
Ben Arrington (2002) Tucson, Ariz.* 39-40--79
Nathan Smith (2002) Soquel, Calif.* 37-42--79
Robby Stratton (2002) Glendale, Ariz.* 42-37--79
Kenny Kim (2004) Cerritos, Calif.* 39-40--79
Nick Higham (2002) Shelley, Idaho* 38-42--80
David Dragoo (2004) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 38-42--80
Kenta Minejima (2002) Irvine, Calif.* 36-44--80
Kyung Min (2004) Fullerton, Calif.* 39-41--80
Daniel Lee (2002) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 38-43-81
Ryan Farb (2003) Tucson, Ariz.* 40-41--81
Danny Bowen (2002) Albuquerque, N.M.* 39-43--82
Jeff Berkshire (2002) Litchfield Park, Ariz.* 40-44--84

GIRLS DIVISION

Jane Lee (2004) Torrance, Calif.* 33-37--70
Allison Martin (2003) Bakersfield, Calif.* 35-36--71
Jennie Lee (2005) Huntington Beach, Calif.* 35-37--72
Mika Takayama (2002) Alameda, Calif.* 34-39--73
Lauren Todd (2003) Phoenix, Ariz.* 35-38--73
Hannah Jun (2003) San Diego, Calif.* 34-39--73
Erica Blasberg (2002) Corona, Calif.* 35-39--74
Yvonne Choe (2001) Temple City, Calif.* 37-38--75
Charlotte Mayorkas (2001) Chula Vista, Calif.* 37-38--75
Amanda Blumenherst (2005) Scottsdale, Ariz.* 38-38--76
Walailak Satarak (2001) Paramount, Calif.* 34-43--77
Christine Fernandez (2002) Henderson, Nev.* 38-39--77
Moah Chang (2002) Los Angeles, Calif.* 38-40--78
Sunny Oh (2002) Torrance, Calif.* 38-40--78
Brooke Todare (2004) Paradise Valley, Ariz.* 38-41--79
Alissa Kuczka (2002) Phoenix, Ariz.* 40-40--80
Mallory Underwood (2003) Montgomery, Texas* 40-42--82
Alana Johnson (2003) Litchfield Park, Ariz.* 38-44--82

 
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