GOODMAN NETWORKS JUNIOR AT TRADITIONS
Traditions Club at Texas A&M
Bryan, Texas •
April 5 - 8
BRYAN, Texas --
results from the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Traditions Club at Texas A&M.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6978. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 149 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6094. Rating: 77.5. Slope: 149
Davis captures second AJGA victory with one-stroke win at the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions
Sierra Sims takes the Girls Division title at 3-under-par at the Traditions Club at Texas A&M.
BRYAN, Texas — Branson Davis of McKinney, Texas, finished with a three-round total of even-par 216 to win the Boys Division of the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions. Sierra Sims of Austin, Texas, secured a wire-to-wire victory in the Girls Division with a three-day score of 3-under-par 213.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions was a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72 Traditions Club at Texas A&M. The event featured 90 boys and 43 girls, ages 12-18, from 21 states and seven countries. The Boys Division played the course at 6,978 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 6,094 yards. After the second round, the Boys Division was cut to the low 45 players and ties while the Girls Division was cut to the low 22 players and ties.
After entering the final round with a 10-stroke lead, Davis struggled to a 10-over-par 82 on Sunday, but was able to hold on by a single shot for his second career AJGA victory.
“Even though I played poorly today, it was enough to get the ‘W', so I'm excited,” said Davis, who won the 2011 Under Armour®/Hunter Mahan Championship and is currently ranked No. 52 in the Polo Golf Rankings. “I've been in a bit of a slump for a couple of months so it's good to get out of it.”
Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., shot a final-round 70 to finish in second place at 1-over-par 217. Connor Black of Houston ended up alone in third place at 3-over-par 219. There was a three-way tie for fourth place with Vincent Whaley of McKinney, Texas, Daniel De La Garza of Austin, Texas, and Wes Artac of Kingwood, Texas, all finishing at 4-over-par 220.
Sierra Sims' final round of 3-over-par 75 allowed her to collect her second career AJGA victory and was the only player in the field to finish the event under par.
“This is awesome because I haven't won in a while in the AJGA,” said Sierra Sims, whose last AJGA victory came at the 2009 Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational. “It's just really nice to see all of my hard work pay off.”
Allisen Corpuz of Honolulu finished in second place at 1-over-par 217. Marijosse Navarro of San Antonio and Robynn Ree of Redondo Beach, Calif., tied for third place at 8-over-par 222.
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