Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Isleta Eagle Course Is Set to Host Southwestern Junior Classic.(Final)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Santa Fe's Otero Is Among Contenders

BRASELTON, Ga. -- The American Junior Golf Association returns to Isleta Eagle Golf Course for the 19th annual Southwestern Junior Classic on Wednesday through Friday.

The 99-player field consists of boys and girls from more than 15 states and Canada. Headlining the field are defending champion Derek Tolan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and second-team Polo Golf Junior All-American Amanda Blumenherst of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tolan, an honorable-mention Polo Golf Junior All-American, made national headlines last year when he qualified for the 2002 U.S. Open as a 16-year-old amateur. The defending champion made a final-round charge last year to win the event by two strokes, firing rounds of 71-69-68 for a total of 208. …

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