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Horowitz Kim Set Early Tone At ChampionsGate

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ORLANDO, FLA. -- Joe Horowitz of Long Beach, N.Y., and Californian Christopher Kim share the lead after Mondays opening round of the Canadian Tours Winter Qualifying School.
 
Horowitz, the reigning New York City amateur champion, and Kim both fired a 4-under 68 at ChampionsGate to set the early pace. Clint Jensen of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Derrick Centers of Kentucky, an employee at ChampionsGate, are just one shot back.
 
Horowitz was paired with Barry Walters and former N.H.L. star goaltender Grant Fuhr Monday, which turned out to be a thrill of a lifetime for the life-long New York Islanders fan. With the Islanders and Fuhrs Edmonton Oilers the two best teams in hockey from the early to mid-1980s, Horowitz took a moment before the round to joke with the man partly responsible for ending the Islanders streak of four straight Stanley Cups in 1984.
 
I told him he was a fantastic goalie with a few Stanley Cup rings, but being an Isles fan, I rooted against him, smiled Horowitz, who turned pro just before this qualifying school. But he really was an awesome guy. My brother called to tell me Grant would be playing here, and the next thing you know, I am paired with him. We had a great time out there and I am looking forward to doing it again.
 
Fuhr had a double-bogey, bogey finish to card a 1-over 73, good enough for a share of 32nd spot. He is the top Canadian after the opening day. Former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver came in with a 3-over 75.
 
Even at the tender age of 23, Horowitz knows better than most the opportunity he has this week. He interned in the World Trade Center right up until 2000, and still carries his WTC identification in his golf bag. Horowitz admits it helps him remember what is important.
 
You take it for granted sometimes, that we get the chance to come out here and attempt to play golf for a living. Being in New York a year and a half ago taught me that we cant take anything for granted. It sounds like a clich, I know, but it keeps things in perspective.
 
This was a great start for me, but Q-School is a marathon, not a sprint, reasoned Horowitz. I wanted to play even par or better every nine holes, and I have done that so far. But the most important shot for me will be my first shot in Round 2 (Tuesday). What I did today is old news.
 
A total of 184 golfers from 17 countries will play two rounds each at both the International and National layouts at ChampionsGate. After Thursdays fourth round, the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores plus ties. Those who make the cut will compete Friday for 20 exempt and a minimum of 10 non-exempt cards to be awarded for the 2003 Canadian Tour season.
 
T1 Kim, Christopher Fullerton, CA 36 32 68 -4
T1 Horowitz, Joe Long Beach, NY 33 35 68 -4
T3 Jensen, Clint Palm Beach Gardens, FL 35 34 69 -3
T3 Centers, Derrick Somerset, KY 33 36 69 -3
T5 Allred, Jason Scottsdale, AZ 33 37 70 -2
T5 Tanaka, Dai Japan 35 35 70 -2
T7 Goti, Ramiro Buenos Aires, Argentina 35 36 71 -1
T7 Bettencourt, Matt Modesto, CA 37 34 71 -1
T7 Hastings, Brad Easton, MD 36 35 71 -1
T7 Takacs, Brendan Clearwater, FL 36 35 71 -1
T7 Patrick, David Scotland 33 38 71 -1
T7 Donovan, Matt Pittsfield, MA 36 35 71 -1
T7 Argiro, Eduardo Argentina 36 35 71 -1
T7 Mikkelsen, Kris Dunwoody, GA 35 36 71 -1
T7 Parra, Chris Tequesta, FL 34 37 71 -1
T16 Lebeck, David Beaverton, OR 35 37 72 0
T16 Hultman, Anders Sweden 35 37 72 0
T16 Boner, Brett Charlotte, NC 37 35 72 0
T16 Pigott, Sam Kent, England 37 35 72 0
T16 Torres, Jesus Mexico 37 35 72 0
T16 Shuert, Steve St. Louis, MO 36 36 72 0
T16 Compton, Erik Cleveland, OH 35 37 72 0
T16 Peluso, Todd Palm City, FL 34 38 72 0
T16 Carman, Brett Claysville, PA 34 38 72 0
T16 Kanesaka, Fumio Japan 35 37 72 0
T16 Williamson, Lee Crawfordsville, IN 36 36 72 0
T16 Davey, Nick New Zealand 35 37 72 0
T16 Bradford, George Columbia, MD 33 39 72 0
T16 Edmond, Pascal France 37 35 72 0
T16 Hibler, Jesse Boise, ID 35 37 72 0
T16 Lavoie, Ryan West Palm Beach, FL 35 37 72 0
T32 Damron, Patrick Orlando, FL 36 37 73 1
T32 Nelson, Drew Woodstock, GA 40 33 73 1
T32 Bachman, John Orlando, FL 35 38 73 1
T32 Horodesky, Gregory Las Vegas, NV 38 35 73 1
T32 Erickson, Tyler Tempe, AZ 37 36 73 1
T32 Peltomaki, Jyry Finland 35 38 73 1
T32 Brown, Michael Cheltenham, PA 35 38 73 1
T32 Wyatt, Charles Tampa, FL 37 36 73 1
T32 Oppenheim, Rob Andover, MA 38 35 73 1
T32 Link, William Acton, MA 36 37 73 1
T32 Miller, Ryan West Alexandria, OH 35 38 73 1
T32 Cannon, Brad Phoenix, AZ 33 40 73 1
T32 Fuhr, Grant Edmonton, AB 34 39 73 1
T32 Yi, Dong Alameda, CA 36 37 73 1
T46 Davidson, Graham Langholm, Scotland 36 38 74 2
T46 Patterson, John Hilton Head, SC 38 36 74 2
T46 Brost, Matt Austin, TX 39 35 74 2
T46 Gibson, Scott Huntington Beach, CA 40 34 74 2
T46 Corbett, Clark Long Beach, CA 37 37 74 2
T46 Okushima, Tomoaki Japan 38 36 74 2
T46 DiMuccio, Joey New Castle, PA 37 37 74 2
T46 Campbell, Chris Surprise, AZ 38 36 74 2
T46 Jang, Jae Indio, CA 38 36 74 2
T46 Loving, Matthew Corpus Cristi, TX 39 35 74 2
T46 Dailey, John Frisco, TX 38 36 74 2
T46 Knudsen, Erik Orlando, FL 37 37 74 2
T46 Beyer, Cody Tucson, AZ 37 37 74 2
T46 Ki, Yuji Japan 35 39 74 2
T46 McCammon, Jeff Jupiter, FL 38 36 74 2
T46 Duncan, TJ Carson City, NV 37 37 74 2
T46 Lemon, Jim Madison, WI 35 39 74 2
T46 Salinetti, Jim West Palm Beach, FL 33 41 74 2
T46 Martin, Trey Phoenix, AZ 35 39 74 2
T46 Harnden, Brandon Portland, OR 35 39 74 2
T46 Hutsell, David Baltimore,MD 35 39 74 2
T46 Wheatcroft, Steven Tequesta, FL 37 37 74 2
T46 Hong, Chang Bethesda, MD 38 36 74 2
T46 Fosdick, Joshua Nashville, TN 34 40 74 2
T46 Wright, Justin Livermore, CA 36 38 74 2
T71 Habig, Josh Jasper, IN 37 38 75 3
T71 Cohen, Itamar Israel 37 38 75 3
T71 Flugstad, Brian Seattle, WA 38 37 75 3
T71 Horacek, Sandy Los Angeles, CA 37 38 75 3
T71 Higton, Jason Fresno, CA 39 36 75 3
T71 Makino, Yuji Japan 37 38 75 3
T71 Laing, Jason New Zealand 36 39 75 3
T71 Tolliver, Billy Joe Shreveport, LA 37 38 75 3
T71 Snelling, Justin Boise, ID 39 36 75 3
T71 Jeong, Tae Korea 36 39 75 3
T71 Benedetti, Jorge Miami, FL 37 38 75 3
T71 Bloxham, Jordan West Jordan, UT 39 36 75 3
T71 Larrea, Santiago Spain 38 37 75 3
T71 Walters, Barry Yakima, WA 36 39 75 3
T71 Lower, Johua Englewood, FL 36 39 75 3
T71 Wightman, Tele Chicopee, MA 37 38 75 3
T87 Moore, Michael Mississauga, ON 36 40 76 4
T87 Williams, Mark New Zealand 39 37 76 4
T87 Werley, CJ Coshocton, OH 40 36 76 4
T87 Heffernan, John Humboldt, SK 39 37 76 4
T87 Giordano, Davidde Rochester, NY 38 38 76 4
T87 Karnow, Kyle Elk Grove, CA 39 37 76 4
T87 Jenkins, Steven Chesterfield, VA 39 37 76 4
T87 Watt, James Lodi, CA 38 38 76 4
T87 Coughlin, Peter Punta Gorda, FL 39 37 76 4
T87 Koch, Shawn Howell, MI 39 37 76 4
T87 Paganini, Lou Naples, FL 37 39 76 4
T87 Gatchel, Matt Palm Harbor, FL 33 43 76 4
T87 Rodriguez, Miguel Argentina 34 42 76 4
T87 Cuthbertson, Phil Rocklin, CA 34 42 76 4
T87 Ilic, Zoran Lakeland, FL 41 35 76 4
T87 Trevino, Chris Chula Vista, CA 38 38 76 4
T103 Goik, Brent Bay City, MI 39 38 77 5
T103 Herberth, Erik Avon Lake, OH 39 38 77 5
T103 Mathews, Stan Monteca, CA 44 33 77 5
T103 Sauger, Mark Cape Coral, FL 41 36 77 5
T103 Coughlan, Richie Ireland 40 37 77 5
T103 Marino, Steve Fairfax, VA 41 36 77 5
T103 Levy, Jon Scottsdale, AZ 39 38 77 5
T103 Vitali, Peter Tequesta, FL 40 37 77 5
T103 San Gabriel, Paulo Covina, CA 37 40 77 5
T103 Havens, David Wytheville, VA 37 40 77 5
T103 Lane, Matthew New Zealand 39 38 77 5
T103 Gentry, Brian Tahoe City, CA 37 40 77 5
T103 Hodgkinson, Richard England 36 41 77 5
T103 Weatherly, Scott Fort Payne, AL 38 39 77 5
T103 Slawson, J.D. Austin, TX 39 38 77 5
T103 Irie, Norio Gardenia, CA 39 38 77 5
T103 Fribley, Chad Tualatin, OR 39 38 77 5
T103 Rudolph, John La Jolla, CA 39 38 77 5
T103 DeLeon, Daniel Mexico 37 40 77 5
T122 Nomura, Eric Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 38 40 78 6
T122 Harvey, Billy Las Vegas, NV 42 36 78 6
T122 McAfee, Alan Germantown, TN 41 37 78 6
T122 Sueki, Tsuyoshi Japan 39 39 78 6
T122 Maki, Peter Franklin, MA 39 39 78 6
T122 Desjardins, Carl Ste. Catherine, QC 37 41 78 6
T122 Sandeman, Alex England 37 41 78 6
T122 Corcoran, Rob South Windsor, CT 39 39 78 6
T122 Saglio, Matthew Clearwater, FL 38 40 78 6
T122 Douglas, Rob Stratford, ON 39 39 78 6
T122 Ping, David Ypsilanti, MI 41 37 78 6
T122 Sine, Josh Springfield, OH 39 39 78 6
T122 Stevens, Kevin Menlo Park, CA 37 41 78 6
T122 Sessions, Dean Westminster, CO 37 41 78 6
T136 Fonner, Matthew Saratoga, CA 40 39 79 7
T136 Kemp, Korky Greensboro, NC 40 39 79 7
T136 Licursi, Daniel Chatsworth, CA 41 38 79 7
T136 Kitts, Ben Summerfield, FL 42 37 79 7
T136 Holowczak, Adam Parma, OH 39 40 79 7
T136 Miller, Scott Royal Palm Beach, FL 41 38 79 7
T136 Busby Jr., John St. George, UT 39 40 79 7
T136 Newboldt, Tim Kihei, HI 38 41 79 7
T136 Nakatsuka, Kazuta Japan 37 42 79 7
T136 Thornburg, Michael Hendersonville, NC 40 39 79 7
T136 Leao, Ivo Brazil 42 37 79 7
T136 Evangelist, Shane Irving, TX 39 40 79 7
T148 Van Rensburg, Morne South Africa 41 39 80 8
T148 Byers, Aaron Albany, OR 41 39 80 8
T148 Rohrbaugh, Doug Carbondale, CO 41 39 80 8
T148 Ellis, Ryan Draper, UT 36 44 80 8
T148 Corson, Adam Potomac, MD 39 41 80 8
T148 Takase, Atsushi Japan 39 41 80 8
T148 Hasson, Felipe Brazil 41 39 80 8
T148 Stone, Jason Brentwood, CA 39 41 80 8
T148 Kuliesh, John Lewisburg, W.V. 43 37 80 8
T157 Slowinski, Matt Glen Ellyn, Il 41 40 81 9
T157 McGaha, Benji Easley, SC 38 43 81 9
T157 Humerickhouse, Keith Boca Raton, FL 45 36 81 9
T157 Smith, Brandon Tucson, AZ 43 38 81 9
T157 Veres, Mike Logan, West VA 44 37 81 9
T157 Gavlak, Zac Palmer, AK 40 41 81 9
T157 Edmond, Olivier France 41 40 81 9
T164 Shears, Jared Roy, UT 41 41 82 10
T164 Slabbert, Gavin Roseville, CA 43 39 82 10
T164 Lacroix, Brandon Roanoke, VA 42 40 82 10
T164 Paul, Thomas Scottsdale, AZ 40 42 82 10
T164 Banks, Ben England 39 43 82 10
T164 Caldwell, Raymond San Antonio, TX 41 41 82 10
T170 Stevens, Noah Austin, TX 39 45 84 12
T170 Mortimer, Jamie Waterloo, ON 42 42 84 12
T170 Harrison, Jeremy Hollywood, FL 41 43 84 12
T170 Heiple, Josh Sturgis, MI 42 42 84 12
T170 Guilder, Tony Irvine, CA 43 41 84 12
T175 Stewart, Travis Jamestown, NC 43 42 85 13
T175 Tassic, Don Northville, MI 45 40 85 13
177 Fox, Derek Draper, UT 44 42 86 14
178 Payne, Dusty Fayetteville, GA 42 45 87 15
179 Chor, Michael Phnom Penh, Cambodia 45 43 88 16
T180 Dawson, Philip Shingle Springs, CA 49 40 89 17
T180 Smith, Lang Lakeland, TN 45 44 89 17
182 Pereira, Jeff Vancouver, BC 48 44 92 20
T183 Saito, Tokuro Japan 43 50 93 21
T183 Vitorino, Tito Sarasota, FL 47 46 93 21

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