LAS VEGAS JUNIOR OPEN
PRESENTED BY THE PACEMAKER

Anthem Country Club
Henderson, Nev. • June 8 - 11
 

HOME TOWN FAVORITE MCINERNEY WINS AT ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB

Baraquiel edges out the competition at the Las Vegas Junior Open presented by The Pacemaker

HENDERSON, Nev. — AJ McInerney of Henderson, Nev., took the win for the Boys Division Thursday at the Las Vegas Junior Open presented by The Pacemaker, posting a three day total 1-under-par 215. After a two hole sudden death playoff, Sunshine Baraquiel of Chatsworth, Calif., won her second AJGA event this season, finishing with a three day total of 14-over-par 230.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association the Las Vegas Junior Open presented by The Pacemaker was a 54-hole stroke play event held at Anthem Country Club. The tournament field featured 54 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 11 states, Mexico and Canada. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 7,360 yards, while the Girls Division played at 6,331 yards.

McInerney began the final round on a high note, making birdies on Nos. 1 and 2. He then went on to make a 15-foot putt on No. 3 for par. After making birdie on No. 8, McInerney finished the front nine at 2-under-par. He then birdied Nos. 10 and 15 to end the round with a 4-under-par 68. McInerney was pleased with his overall game over the past three days, especially his putting.

“My putting was the biggest obstacle I had to overcome,” said McInerney. “I worked with The Pacemaker a lot over the weekend, which I think really helped me in the tournament.”

Coming in second was Tad Murray of La Quinta, Calif., who posted a 2-over-par 218. Tied for third were Seiji Liu of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Joseph Stewart of Palm Desert, Calif., who each posted a 4-over-par 220. Daniel Covrig of Modesto, Calif., took fifth posting a 5-over-par 221.

In the Girls Division, Baraquiel took the win after a sudden death playoff with Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dana Finkelstein of Chandler, Ariz. Baraquiel began the round in fifth, two strokes behind second round leader Tessa The of Los Altos, Calif. After making the turn at 3-over-par for the day, Baraquiel didn't realize she was in contention for the win; she was more focused on getting the low round.

“This morning all I really wanted was the Scotty Cameron putter cover,” Baraquiel said. “I knew that the only way to win was to shoot low, so that was my goal throughout the day. It wasn't until I was in the playoff that I realized I even had a chance.”

Rounding out the Girls Division tied for second were Weaver and Finkelstein each posting 14-over-par three-day totals of 230.

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For more information about the Las Vegas Junior Open presented by The Pacemaker, please contact National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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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
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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
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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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