Newsmakers: July 7, 2008
 

Newsmakers: July 7, 2008

Professional Round-up


Anthony Kim

Tiger Woods and Anthony Kim have more than just a storied junior golf past in common. Sunday, Kim’s win at the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club made him the first American under the age of 25 since Woods to win at least two PGA TOUR events in the same year.

The young golfer wasted no time making a name for himself, as he finished the event with a a five-under-par 65 and a two-stroke victory in the final round. With a 268 tournament total, Kim defeated runner-up Fredrik Jacobson and former AJGA member, Jim Furyk, who tied for third. Kim joins Woods, Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott as the only players under 25 to claim multiple wins in the same season in the last 10 years.

Now No. 6 in the Ryder Cup standings, Kim has essentially secured a spot on the American team in September.  His win put him at No. 5 in the FedEx Cup standings and moved him closer to the top 10 in the world.

During the LPGA’s NW Arkansas Championship, Jane Park had an impressive second-place finish. Park lost by one stroke when Seon Hwa Lee birdied the final hole Sunday.


Matt Savage

However, Park left her mark on the event equaling the lowest round of the LPGA this year, along with Angela Park, both AJGA alums. Angela Park tied for fourth at the event and shot 62 Saturday. Jane Park followed suit with a final-round 62 Sunday.

Amateur Round-up

Matt Savage, a former AJGA member from Louisville, Ky., took home a trophy this weekend, winning the 108th North and South Amateur Championship at the Pinehurst Resort. The Florida State senior sank a 4-foot birdie on the 40th hole to claim one of his best career finishes. Savage, who is ranked No. 45 in the Golfweek/Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings beat out the No. 3 ranked Jamie Lovemark. Lovemark is also a former AJGA member and plays collegiate golf for the University of Southern California. He has already claimed wins at the Western Amateur and NCAA Championship.

 

 

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Weekly Results
EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under ArmourĀ® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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