Newsmakers: March 7, 2006

Junior Round-up

Candace Schepperle of Hoover, Ala., will compete in the Florida's Natural Charity Championship this weekend at Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga. The 18-year-old senior shot 71 Monday to become a Monday qualifier for the event. In 2005, Schepperle won her first AJGA event at the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her golf career in the fall at Auburn University.

College Round-up


AJGA alum Amanda Blumenherst

Duke's Amanda Blumenherst wrapped up her stellar freshman year by taking home the individual title at the ACC Championship last weekend. The four-time Rolex Junior All-American took home medalist honors two other times this season. She finished the weekend with a 69-71-72 - 212 tournament total. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native led the Duke golf team to it's 14th team title. It is the 11th title in a row for the Blue Devils.

Rob Grube of Stanford carded a 5-under-par tournament total Sunday to earn medalist honors at the US Intercollegiate by The Maple Fund. Finishing tied for second were Erik Flores of UCLA, Garrett Sapp of UC-Irvine, Kyle Gentry of Stanford and Taylor Wood of USC. UCLA went on to take home team honors.

Other AJGA Alumni in Men's College Golf...

Navy's Erich Schoen finished the Navy Spring Invitational with a two day total of 139 to earn medalist honors. Rider earned the top team honors...Northwestern took home team medalist honors at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate led by Kyle Moore. Seth Brandon of Indiana tied for the top spot with Moore. Moore's teammate, David Merkow, rounded out the top three...Texas Tech's Oscar Floren finished 7-under-par at The Aggie Invitational leading his team to top honors. Baylor's Ryan Baca finished three strokes behind in second...Ben Spitz of Rhode Island defeated Binghampton's Jeff Wolniewicz in a playoff at the New England Division I Championship. The duo finished at 3-under-par and Binghampton took home team medalist honors.

Other AJGA Alumni in Women's College Golf...

The SEC Championship leaderboard was filled with former AJGA golfers. Helping lead Auburn to its sixth team title was senior Maria Martinez with a 5-under-par three day total of 211. Finishing four strokes back was Tennessee's Marci Turner. In third place, Martinez's teammate, Margaret Shirley, finished the tournament at 1-over-par. Vanderbilt's Jacqui Concolino finished in fourth followed by Georigia's Taylor Leon and LSU's Melissa Eaton, who tied for fifth.

 
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Weekly Results
Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Putt Sridama
68
T
1
Joshua Grenville-Wood
68
3
Tennoshin Ogawa
69
Girls
Total
1
Caitlin Cotterill
72
T
2
Leiko Niwano
73
T
2
Athena Yang
73
T
2
Harmanprit Kaur
73
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
Parker Coody
69
T
2
Joseph Kirkland
70
T
2
Mason Weld
70
T
2
Andrew Fernandes
70
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
70
2
Hillary Hernandez
73
T
3
Madison Kidd
74
T
3
Brielle Ward
74
T
3
Brooke Tyree
74
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Alex Clouse
68
T
1
Winston Margaritis
68
3
Varun Chopra
69
Girls
Total
1
Kenzie Wright
69
2
Kaylee Benton
70
T
3
Yubin Huh
72
T
3
Lauren Chappell
72
AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Pagdin
67
T
2
Karl Vilips
68
T
2
Brian Terlesky
68
Girls
Total
T
1
Katie Hallinan
72
T
1
Mikayla Fitzpatrick
72
3
Jessica Yuen
73
JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Rij Patel
70
T
1
Bennett Buch
70
T
3
Ethan Ng
71
T
3
Brent Ito
71
T
3
Will Halamandaris
71
T
3
Ethan Uken
71
Girls
Total
1
Pasinee Sritragul
74
T
2
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith
76
T
2
Ana Paula Ramirez
76
T
2
Isabella DiLisio
76
T
2
Sydney Mills
76
T
2
Josephine Jung
76
LA Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Dan Erickson
205
T
2
Cameron Henry
209
T
2
Ben Albin
209
Girls
Total
1
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
206
2
Katherine Muzi
213
T
3
Beth Lillie
217
T
3
Alisaundre Morallos
217
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