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Tournament Field Set for Midwest Junior Players Championship

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A release from the American Junior Golf Association

BRASELTON, Ga. - The field for the Midwest Junior Players Championship, a 54-hole stroke play event to be held July 20-23, at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein has been set and includes  two Rolex Junior All-Americans and 11 players who have signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their golf career at the next level. Players from 13 states, Canada and Thailand will be represented, including 39 from Illinois.   

Patrick Rodgers of Avon, Ind., will headline the Boys Division as the highest ranked player in the field. Currently No. 5 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Rodgers is a 2009 Rolex Junior All-American. Rodgers finished second at the 2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions and has earned 10 additional top-10 finishes in national junior golf competition.

Local player Theodore Lederhausen of Hinsdale, will also be a strong competitor. Lederhausen was a 2008 HP Scholastic All-American and completed the 2009 season with two third-place finishes in addition to a victory at the Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out. He finished third at the 2008 Midwest Junior Players Championship and will play for Harvard in the fall.

Other local players to watch include Patrick Cermak of Chicago, who tied for seventh at the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities in June. Kansas State signee Jack Watson of Lincolnshire, returns after a top-20 finish in 2009, along with Blake Biddle of St. Charles who has signed with UNLV and recently tied for third at the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities.

In the Girls Division, Kaira Martin of Paradise Valley, Ariz., will return to defend her title. Martin was a 2009 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American and has earned 10 top-10 finishes in national junior golf competition in addition to three AJGA victories.
Elizabeth Doty of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., will be another strong competitor in the field. Doty has eight top-10 finishes in national junior golf competition, including a tie for third at the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T.

Local junior girls competing in the event include Elizabeth Szokol and Isabelle Kane of Winnetka, Stephanie Miller of Wauconda, and Taylor Quinn of Barrington Hills.

The tournament field
Boys Division
Weston Apple     St. Charles, Ill.
Blake Biddle     St. Charles, Ill.
Brock Bolton     Salem, Ill.
Smith Brinker     Cincinnati, Ohio
Scott Cahill     Carpentersville, Ill.
John Callahan     Hinsdale, Ill.
Patrick Cermak     Chicago, Ill.
Justin Cho     Norcross, Ga.
Greg Conrad     Barrington, Ill.
Thomas Dunne     Dublin, Ohio
Ben-Marvin Egel     Kokomo, Ind.
Tyler Gentilella     Parkland, Fla.
Jonathan Gerrard     Highland Park, Ill.
Michael Grayson     Highland Park, Ill.
Nicholas Grubnich     Crown Point , Ind.
Mitchell Homb     Dixon , Ill.
Elliot Horst     Rockford, Ill.
Jared Howard     Dublin, Ohio
Jimmy Jaskoske     Addison , Ill.
Perry Johnson     Lake Forest, Ill.
Sean Jones     Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Tee-k Kelly     Wheaton, Ill.
Han Kim     Lake Mary, Fla.
Corey Konieczki     Rockford, Ill.
Landon Kowalski     Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Bennett Lavin     Deerfield, Ill.
Theodore Lederhausen     Hinsdale, Ill.
Scott Mann     Highland Park, Ill.
Sean Marquardt     Willowbrook, Ill.
Chad Merzbacher     Dublin, Ohio
Thomas O'Bryan     Aurora, Ill.
Steven Petchenik     Glenview, Ill.
Jay Pinkos     Clifton, Va.
Jason Plepel     Wheaton, Ill.
Quinlan Quinn Prchal     Glenview, Ill.
Nick Robles     Crystal Lake, Ill.
Patrick Rodgers     Avon, Ind.
Nickolas Schiavi     Barrington Hills, Ill.
Logan Stauffer     Danvers, Ill.
Jordan Stein     Glencoe, Ill.
Jack Watson     Lincolnshire, Ill.
Kyle Weldon     St. Louis, Mo.
Jordan Wetsch     St. Charles, Ill.
McCoy Willey     St. George, Utah
Tyler Wingo     Fairfax, Va.
Eric Winters     Elgin, Ill.
Kevin Workman     Burr Ridge, Ill.
Dane Worley     Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Girls Division
Kari Bellville     Granger, Ind.
Jacqueline Chulya     Bangkok, Thailand
Jessica Chulya     Bangkok, Thailand
Elizabeth Doty     Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Lauren English     Bloomington, Ill.
Isabelle Kane     Winnetka, Ill.
Kaira Martin     Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Kaci McCartan     Plano, Texas
Stephanie Miller     Wauconda, Ill.
April Ohlendorf     Wales, Wis.
Heather Proctor     Silver Spring, Fla.
Taylor Quinn     Barrington Hills, Ill.
Kathy Sterling     Mokena, Ill.
Elizabeth Szokol     Winnetka, Ill.
Vivian Tsui     Markham, OntarioCanada
Mayko Chwen Wang     Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Han Wu     La Mirada, Calif.

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