HANMI BANK JUNIOR OPEN
Black Gold Golf Club
Yorba Linda, Calif. • July 11 - 14
 

AMIRA AND CHO 5-UNDER-PAR GOING INTO FINAL ROUND
Lee stays out in front of the Girls Division in Yorba Linda

YORBA LINDA, Calif. —  Louis Amira of Valencia, Calif., and Chris Cho of San Diego, share the lead over the rest of the field by one stroke going into the final round of the Hanmi Bank Junior Open. After shooting 69 on Tuesday, Amira's 2-under-par 70 set him up for a tie with Cho, who shot 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday. Jennie Lee of Huntington Beach, Calif., held her lead in the Girls Division after shooting a 1-over-par 73.

The Hanmi Bank Junior Open, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, features 64 boys and 21 girls — ages 12-18 — from five states, 76 from California. The event is being staged on the par-72, 6,697-yard Black Gold Golf Club (Girls Division played at 6,021).

First-round leader Amira had his short game going, as he needed only 12 putts on the front nine. After making back-to-back birdies on Nos. 6 and 7, Amira felt his game was on the mark until hitting the 417-yard, par-4 No.11.

“I was short to the right and ended up making bogey,” said Amira. “But it seemed like whenever I made a bad shot I recovered.”

After shooting a 71 on Tuesday, Cho made five birdies and only one bogey to put himself in good position for the final round.

“I will continue to play the same as I have been,” Cho said. “I hope to make more putts and just keep it on the fairway on the back.”

In third place is Tom Lo of Los Angeles, with a two day total of 140. James Lee of La Habra, Calif., is in fourth with a 141. Rounding out the top five in the Boys Division is Nick Shimon of Peoria, Ariz., with a 142.

In the Girls Division, Lee put together another excellent round of play allowing her to maintain a five stroke lead over the rest of the field. After struggling through the back nine where she began her day, Lee was able to make up for it with two birdies on the front.

“Reading the putts turned out to be difficult,” said Lee. “Luckily, I was able to make some putts for birdie and hope to make some more tomorrow.”

A strong lead will help Lee going into the final day. The rest of the field looms close as Glory Yang and Won Joo Choi both of Murrieta, Calif., are tied for second with two day totals of 148.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch, USA, which enters its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

Final-round tee times will begin Thursday at 7:00 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Black Gold Golf Club.

For more information about the Hanmi Bank Junior Open, contact tournament headquarters at (714) 961-0060.

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
4. Sam Horsfield
Davenport, FL
5. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
4. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
5. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

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
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.