April 22, 2013

Weekend wrap-up (April 21)

LPGA Tour
Lizette Salas carded a final-round 63, finishing second to Suzann Peterson at the LPGA Lotte Championship following a one-hole playoff. Salas, who has four top-10 finishes in seven starts this year, had a final round highlighted by seven birdies and an eagle. The runner-up showing helped her move to No. 22 in the Rolex World Rankings.
 
A 2006 Rolex Junior All-American, Salas recorded nine AJGA top-10 finishes. During her junior career, Salas found success at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, finishing second in 2006 and third in 2007. Salas played college golf at the University of Southern California where she was a part of the 2008 NCAA title team.

PGA Tour
At the RBC Heritage, Webb Simpson posted his third top-10 finish of the season, finishing second after falling to Graeme McDowell in a sudden-death playoff.
 
Before turning professional in 2008, Simpson recorded 15 top-five finishes in AJGA competition. Simpson’s AJGA career was highlighted by a win at the 2001 Rolex Tournament of Champions and three appearances on the Wyndham Cup East Team. A four-time Rolex Junior All-American, Simpson continued his amateur career at Wake Forest University.

Jordan Spieth took home his third top-10 finish of the season at the RBC Heritage, finishing tied for ninth with a tournament total 3-under-par. Spieth’s showing was highlighted by rounds of 2-under-par 69 in the second and third rounds.
 
Spieth, the 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, recorded five AJGA victories and won the 2009 and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Spieth went on to play college golf at the University of Texas where he was an integral part of the Longhorns’ 2012 NCAA National Championship team, winning three events and leading the team in scoring average.

 
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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 Armour® / 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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