Newsmakers: February 11, 2008
 

Newsmakers: February 11, 2008

Junior Round-up


Sydnee Michaels

Jane Rah of Torrance, Calif., earned a spot into the LPGA’s Safeway International after holing out a 40-foot chip shot on the first playoff hole against Arizona State sophomore Jiliana Murcia Ortiz at the Safeway International Amateur Open.

Rah, No. 5 in the Polo Golf Rankings, shot a 4-under-par 68 at Superstition Mountain’s Prospector Course, where the event will be played March 27-30. Ortiz and former AJGA Rolex Junior All-American Sydnee Michaels, who finished the Safeway International Amateur Open in third, both earned their way into the Safeway International Monday qualifier.

College Round-up


Jesper Kennegard

Men’s college golf wrapped up two events last week and left many AJGA alumni with top honors in their hands.

The UH-Hilo Invitational was played Feb. 6-8 at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. Stanford took home the top team honors led by Rob Grube and Sihwan Kim who finished tied for second at 11-under-par. Taking home top individual honors was Arizona State University’s Jesper Kennegard. Kennegard’s 68-63-66 – 197 tournament total was two shots ahead of Grube and Kim.

Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech finished fourth at 10-under-par. Rounding out the top five were USC teammates Jamie Lovemark and Rory Hie who finished at 9-under-par and tied with Washington’s Nick Taylor.

The SunTrust Gator Invitational was held Feb. 9-10 at Mark Bostick Golf Club at the University of Florida. Home team Florida came earned team honors finishing 12 shots ahead of the field.

Michael Schachner of Duke and Zach Sucher of the University of Alabama – Birmingham tied for first at 7-under-par 203 for the tournament. Florida’s Tyson Alexander took home third place with a 6-under-par 204 tournament total. Rounding out the top five were Florida’s Billy Horschel and LSU’s Andrew Loupe who tied for fourth finishing two strokes back of the champions.

 

 

 

 
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Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno
Boys
Total
1
S.M. Lee
66
T
2
Jake Milanowski
69
T
2
Trevor Phillips
69
T
2
Trent Phillips
69
T
2
Aaron Walker
69
Girls
Total
T
1
Maria Hoyos
71
T
1
Jayna Choi
71
T
1
Virginia Green
71
T
1
Rinko Mitsunaga
71
Junior All-Star at Watters Creek
Boys
Total
T
1
David Morgan
69
T
1
Cole Hammer
69
T
1
Johnny Bai
69
T
1
Jansen Smith
69
Girls
Total
1
Maddie White
69
2
Chandler Rosholt
71
T
3
Casey Ott
72
T
3
Christine Wang
72
AJGA Junior at Yolo Fliers
Boys
Total
1
Guangshi Chen
67
T
2
Trevor Gold
69
T
2
Kevin Geniza
69
T
2
Sanghyun Choi
69
T
2
Nick Swanson
69
T
2
David Laskin
69
Girls
Total
1
Xinying Wang
72
2
Naomi Ko
73
3
Mikayla Fitzpatrick
74
Junior All-Star at Aliante
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Burlison
69
T
2
Derrick Liu
70
T
2
Patrick McNary
70
T
2
Derek Kim
70
T
2
Austin Murphy
70
T
2
Alejandro De Zavala
70
Girls
Total
1
Karah Sanford
68
2
Kailie Vongsaga
70
T
3
Angela Bagasbas
72
T
3
Brianna Navarrosa
72
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