With a final-round 70, Marijosse Navarro notched the day's lowest round and became just the second repeat champion in the 19-year history of the Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout presented by Pepsi.
McArthur Towel & Sports Future
"I birdied Nos.
3, 4 and 5, which was good because I bogeyed the first hole," said Emily
Tubert of Burbank, Calif., after an even-par 70. 'I made a really good putt on
No. 4 and made a decent putt on No. 5. Those three holes got me to 2-under so
that was good for my momentum."
"On No. 4, I
made a six-footer for par and that put me at 2-under," said Jonathan
Garrick of Atherton, Calif., champion of the McArthur Towel & Sports Future
Legends with a tournament-total 8-under-par 212. "The next hole I hit a
pitching wedge to about 30 feet and made the putt. After that I birdied the
par-5 and made a few solid putts coming in."
AJGA New Jersey Junior
“Basically, I did
everything I was supposed to do,” said Peter Kim of Metuchen, N.J., after
capturing victory with a final-round 4-under-par 67. “I hit a lot of greens,
made a lot of putts and had my irons going.”
"It feels great to
win,” Kim said. “I just can't explain it because I worked so hard for this. I
practiced so many hours and it just feels so great.”
“My whole round was good
in general,” said Lauren Kim of Los Altos, Calif., who took home the trophy
with a final-round 3-under-par 68. “I only had one bogey. That's never happened
before, so that was my highlight.”
AJGA Huntsville Junior presented by the Huntsville
“I hit the fairway, which
was the key out here,” said John Russo of Alpharetta, Ga., whose 3-under-par 68
helped him to a fifth place finish. “I thought I was dead after No. 10, but
after No. 13 when I used my 4-iron to make birdie I knew I was going to go low.
I hit two 20-footers and made a birdie from a fairway bunker which was huge.”
“I am really excited to
have broken 200,” said Emma Talley, of Princeton, Ky., who broke two AJGA
records and took home the title. “I was hitting the ball really well, making a
lot of putts left and right. I was really close on all of my birdie shots. I
don’t really know how I was hitting those approach shots so well; I think that
God was with me because some of those were miracle shots. I haven’t played that
well recently, like at Rolex, but to have this win especially with U.S.
Juniors, Canon Cup and my other events this summer my confidence is high.
Hopefully I can keep this up for the next few weeks.
Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout presented by Pepsi
“This is my first time
winning the Scotty Cameron,” said local player Nick Tremps of San Antonio after
carding a 2-under-par 71. “When I saw it on the first tee, I said that I wanted
“I was proud of my
putting,” said Girls Division champion Marijosse Navarro of San Antonio. “It
was good all three rounds and helped me a lot. The greens here allowed me to
putt very well. I felt comfortable putting out there.”
Aldila Junior All-Star
"Today was not my
best round, but I scrambled well in tough situations," said Girls Division
champion Katelyn Reynolds of Los Angeles. "It was a tough day mentally and physically with the
heat, but I remained consistent and got a win."
"I kept consistent
today, all aspects of my game combined to give me a good round," said
Christopher Tuulik of San Diego, Calif., after a 2-under-par 70 and third-place
finish. "I had an eagle on No. 4 that helped balance out my two bogeys on
Nos. 1 and 2."