Newsmakers: September 24, 2007

Junior Round-up

Ashleigh Simon

Devin Miertschin of El Paso, Texas, won the Texas Cup Invitational with a 1-over-par 143. Cory Whitsett of Houston and Sumin Yu of Plano tied for second place after each firing a 2-over-par 144.

College Round-up

Charlotte captured the PING/Golfweek Preview with a 3-over-par 867. Oklahoma State's Rickie Fowler finished in fourth place in the individual portion with a 1-under-par 215.

Notre Dame posted a three-stroke victory at the Napa River Grill Cardinal Cup for its second consecutive victory to start the season. The Irish were led by freshman So-Hyun Park, who fired a 3-under-par 213. Teammate Lisa Maunu shot a 5-over-par 221.

South Alabama's Daniel Burns claimed the individual title at the South Alabama Jaguar Intercollegiate with a 13-under-par 203. Burns defeated Kent Bulle of Middle Tennessee State in a sudden-death playoff...Sophia Choi led Northern Arizona to the team title at the La Quinta Mountain Shootout. Choi also captured the individual title with a 7-over-par 151...Denver placed first at the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate, led by Stephanie Sherlock, who captured the individual title with a 3-under-par 213.

Professional Round-up

Ashleigh Simon, who won the 2006 Rolex Tournament of Champions, finished in a tie for second at the first stage of LPGA Sectional Qualifying. Simon shot a 1-under-par 287, as did Amie Cochran. Jennifer Ackerson, Emma Cabrera-Bello, Nicole Hage, Dana Je, Hannah Jun, Whitney Wade, May Wood all also advanced.



 

 
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Weekly Results
AJGA Girls Championship
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Stephenson
210
T
2
Lilia Vu
213
T
2
Kelly Whaley
213
The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
213
T
2
Brad Dalke
214
T
2
Kristian Caparros
214
Sunriver Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Norman Xiong
203
T
2
Aaron Whalen
205
T
2
Cole Madey
205
Girls
Total
1
Janet Zhang
218
2
Amanjoty Sangha
219
3
Sarah Rhee
220
Sunriver Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Chun
201
2
John Sand
207
3
Sean Yi
209
Girls
Total
1
*Hayeon Yun
212
2
Briana Chacon
212
3
Euna Han
215
CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior
Boys
Total
1
John Lazor
215
2
Paul Lei
218
3
Ambrose Abbracciamento
219
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
215
2
Jackie Rogowicz
220
3
Kelly Sim
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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