2003 Results

Paula Creamer made history Feb. 2 while Sean Moore took the time to savor golf history on the famous Harbour Town Golf Links

BY GRAHAM ELLIOTT, GOLFWEEK…Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., finished at 2-under 141 to take the girls division title at the Junior Heritage while Moore of Marshville, N.C., ended at 1-under 142 to win the boys division.

With the victory, Creamer, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index, won her sixth consecutive ranked event since last August. The 16-year-old has been flawless this season, with a perfect 4-0 record, a feat that had never been accomplished before in the history of the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index.

“I can’t really explain it, right now I am just determined,” said Creamer, who picked up her second Junior Heritage title (her first in 2000). “My goal is to be undefeated. I want to win every single tournament that I play in and I know that it might not happen all the time but that is my goal.”

Creamer shot 74 on the difficult Harbour Town course, which featured the same Sunday pins the PGA Tour uses at The Heritage.

“Paula is a great player and she played well,” said In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla., who finished one-shot back at 142.

The reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion and 2002 Golfweek Junior of the Year made it exciting after she knocked her final shot on No. 18 (which was No. 9 for the girls) to 3 feet. She went on to make birdie, forcing Creamer to make a 2-footer for par and the title.
“I am very proud of the way I played and I will be back next year to try to win,” said Park, who carded a final-round 73.

Julieta Granada from Bradenton, Fla., finished alone in third for the second consecutive year, and Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., finished fourth at 147.

For Moore, golf is something very serious and playing the final round of a major junior tournament on his favorite course was a dream come true. Moore has worn knickers every time he has played since the age of five. So for the 16th-ranked junior, standing on the 18th hole, which has been considered one of golf’s greatest finishing holes, was golf heaven.

“I was standing on the tee box just looking over the water out there and I said ‘wow, I am standing in the same spot that Payne (Stewart) and all the greats have like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer who all won here,’” said Moore, who earned an invitation to the Players Amateur and Azalea Amateur with his victory.

“It was just an amazing feeling to be able to step up there and be in pretty much the same situation, it’s not as big of a tournament but pretty much the same situation.”

Moore shot 74 to finish two shots better than Nicholas Smith of Ocala, Fla., and Cale Barr of Versailles, Ky.

“I am happy I got second. I thought it was going to be 10th or something pretty high, but I am very glad with second,” said Smith, who also closed with a 74.

Barr shot a final-round 72, which tied the low round of the day with Josh Esler of Wauconda, Ill., and Kenny Kim of Cerritos, Calif. Elliott Wainwright of Hillsborough, Calif., finished alone in fourth at 145.

Boys

Last First City St R1 R2 Total (+/-)
Moore Sean Marshville NC 68 74 142 -1
Barr Cale Versailles KY 72 72 144 +1
Smith Nicholas Ocala FL 70 74 144 +1
Wainwright Elliott Hillsborough CA 69 76 145 +2
Gates Robert Gainsville FL 72 74 146 +3
Curran Jon Hopkinton MA 74 73 147 +4
Harman Brian Savannah GA 73 75 148 +5
Esler Josh Wauconda IL 76 72 148 +5
Kizzire Patton Tuscaloosa AL 71 77 148 +5
Brannan Ivan Panama City FL 73 75 148 +5
Osborne Will Wichita Falls TX 75 74 149 +6
Goforth Ben Shelby NC 75 74 149 +6
Ogren Mark Daphne AL 72 77 149 +6
McGurk Daniel The Woodlands TX 74 76 150 +7
Hall Taylor La Grange GA 72 78 150 +7
Kim Kenny Cerritos CA 79 72 151 +8
Can Tarik Douglaston NY 75 77 152 +9
Burgoon Bronson The Woodlands TX 75 77 152 +9
Lowry Randy Spring TX 77 76 153 +10
Castro Roberto Alpharetta GA 77 76 153 +10
Green Michael Augusta GA 74 81 155 +12
Grube Rob Hinsdale IL 78 77 155 +12
Furrer Roger Hilton Head SC 75 80 155 +12
List Luke Ringgold GA 75 80 155 +12
Martin Zack Pickens SC 76 80 156 +13
Zimmerman Danny Verona WI 79 77 156 +13
Anderson Mark Beaufort SC 76 80 156 +13
Siefert Zach Simpsonville SC 78 78 156 +13
Wilcox Colin Camarillo CA 76 80 156 +13
Sypniewski Ryan Radford VA 77 79 156 +13
Frye Jeremy Palestine TX 76 81 157 +14
Leon Trent Sarasota FL 79 78 157 +14
Troutman Beck Fernwood MS 77 81 158 +15
Grodzinsky Jake Cornville AZ 80 78 158 +15
Anderson Christopher Lake Mary FL 80 79 159 +16
Haynes Austin Dalton GA 82 77 159 +16
Thomas III Warren Columbia SC 79 81 160 +17
Carroll Cornelius St. Simons Is. GA 75 85 160 +17
Richardson Jerry Burlington NC 84 76 160 +17
Glover Beau Sherwood AR 86 75 161 +18
Wilcox Chad Peoria AZ 84 78 162 +19
Hillstrom Ryan Ft. Lauderdale FL 79 83 162 +19
Randle Michael Austin TX 77 85 162 +19
Bookatz Matthew Essex England 80 82 162 +19
Hodge Clay Tyler TX 83 80 163 +20
Giftos Matt Nashua NH 86 77 163 +20
Harlingten Seann Rancho Mirage CA 83 80 163 +20
Holler Ryan Morehead City NC 84 80 164 +21
Witcher Brent Duluth GA 80 84 164 +21
Yang Lee Keong Malaysia 77 87 164 +21
Hopkins Luke Greer SC 79 86 165 +22
Bass J.D. Fairview NC 81 84 165 +22
Ploucha Scot Johnson City TN 77 88 165 +22
Wilson Chris Dublin OH 82 84 166 +23
Holland Charlie Dallas TX 79 88 167 +24
Barr Dustin Mooresville NC 83 86 169 +26
Hughey Nicholas Gaffney SC 91 79 170 +27
Datz Patrick Bluffton SC 84 90 174 +31
Back Sung Rossville GA 84 92 176 33

Girls

Last First City State R1 R2 Total (+/-)
Creamer Paula Pleasanton CA 67 74 141 -2
Park In-Bee Eustis FL 69 73 142 -1
Granada Julieta Paraguay 72 74 146 +3
Pressel Morgan Boca Raton FL 71 76 147 +4
Pandolfi Jennifer Navarre FL 73 76 149 +6
Crawford Laura Lancaster SC 71 78 149 +6
Rollins Ashley Austin TX 73 76 149 +6
Hetzel Mallory Summerville SC 76 74 150 +7
Reynolds Jean Newnan GA 76 76 152 +9
McCready Kimberly Placervile CA 76 77 153 +10
Hong Jennifer Windermere FL 77 77 154 +11
Robb Kelly Concord MA 74 81 155 +12
Park Jane Beaumont CA 76 79 155 +12
Tucker Eleanor Wilson NC 82 74 156 +13
Reed Christie Coral Springs FL 81 75 156 +13
Lincicome Brittany Pinellas Park FL 79 77 156 +13
Stelzer Jaclyn Allen TX 77 80 157 +14
Lang Brittany McKinney TX 79 79 158 +15
Leon Taylor Sarasota FL 79 80 159 +16
Diaz-Caldero Alejandra Mexico 78 81 159 +16
Shirley Margaret Roswell GA 78 82 160 +17
Connelly Stephanie Pasadena MD 82 78 160 +17
Myers Whitney East Berlin PA 77 84 161 +18
Sylvan Whitney Columbia SC 80 85 165 +22
Wright Heather Houston TX 88 81 169 +26
Parris Laura Spartanburg SC 82 87 169 +26
Plyler Dinah Chapin SC 86 83 169 +26
Nakazaki Noriko Hanover Park IL 82 87 169 +26
Hunt Lauren Little River SC 83 87 170 +27
Gannon Tia Hilton Head SC 84 87 171 +28
Wigger Leah Louisville KY 84 87 171 +28
Hoeper Emily Kansas City MO 84 90 174 +31
Caniff Laura Russell KY 93 93 186 43

Published by

Paul Rouillard

Media Director for the Junior Heritage since 2002.