WELLSTONE COMMUNITIES JUNIOR AT CRAIG RANCH
TPC Craig Ranch
McKinney, Texas • April 11 - 13
 

PECK VICTORIOUS AT WELLSTONE COMMUNITIES JUNIOR AT CRAIG RANCH
Morris repeats in Girls Division at TPC Craig Ranch

MCKINNEY, Texas — Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash., birdied his final three holes en route to an even-par 72 to win the Boys Division at the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch with a 54-hole total of 2-under-par 214. In the Girls Division, Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Calif., successfully defended her title after shooting a final-round 73 to finish at 2-over-par 218.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch featured 45 boys and 27 girls — ages 12-18 — from 14 states and four foreign countries. The Boys Division played the course at 6,983 yards while the girls played the course at 6,101 yards.

After three second-place finishes in his career, 16-year-old Peck won his first AJGA tournament after trailing by one shot before making birdie on Nos. 16, 17, and 18. On the par-3 No. 17, Peck hit an 8-iron which flew his shot into the hole, but bounced out. He was then able to make the putt for birdie, which gave him a one-shot lead entering the final hole.

“It feels great to win. I've been so close so many times,” said Peck. “This was a super tough course, you had to take advantage of the downwind holes and make birdie.”

Finishing second was Talor Gooch of Midwest City, Okla. Gooch's final-round 72 left him at even-par 216. Jordan Speith of Dallas, jumped from 17th to third and posted the low round of the day, a 4-under-par 68. Mills finished in fourth with a 219. Finishing tied for fifth at 4-over-par 220 were Ben Itterman of Carlsbad, Calif., and Shane Lebow of Santa Barbara, Calif.

In the Girls Division, 16-year-old Morris believed that having a good mental game and winning last year was key to winning her fourth AJGA tournament.

“Today was the toughest day with the wind,” said Morris, a 2007 second-team Rolex Junior All-American. “I wanted to stay positive and focus on my own game.”

Tonje Daffinrud of Tonsberg, Norway, finished eight shots behind Morris at 10-over-par 226. Finishing third was Lila Barton of Dallas, who finished at 12-over-par 228.

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 49 states and 30 foreign countries.

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For more information about the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch, please contact National Headquarters at (877) 373-2542.

 
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