MEXICAN GOLF FEDERATION JUNIOR OPEN
The Rawls Course at Texas Tech
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico • June 11 - 14

Media Score NUEVO VALLARTA, NAYARIT, Mexico -- First Round results from the Mexican Golf Federation Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6960. Rating: 73.2. Slope: 130
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5987. Rating: 74.2. Slope: 131

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Roberto Sanchez
2010
Mazatlan, Mexico 33-35--68
2 Domenico Geminiani
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 38-31--69
3 Gustavo Romero
2014
Mexico City, Mexico 37-33--70
T4 Patrick Sanchez
2012
Mazatlan, Mexico 34-38--72
4 Christopher Macasaet
2012
Rancho Murieta, Calif. 38-34--72
T6 Kraig McLeod
2012
Pebble Beach, Calif. 37-36--73
6 Andrew Buchanan
2013
Los Altos Hills, Calif. 39-34--73
6 Sam Chun
2012
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 35-38--73
T9 Carlos Kim
2011
Chula Vista, Calif. 39-35--74
9 Carlos Pena
2012
Mission, Texas 38-36--74
9 Aaron Terrazas
2015
Mexico, Mexico 37-37--74
9 Andrew Whalen
2012
Ephrata, Wash. 38-36--74
9 Shotaro Ban
2011
San Jose, Calif. 38-36--74
T14 Jay Kim
2011
Surrey, British Columbia 39-36--75
14 Bruno Azcue
2011
Mexico City, Mexico 39-36--75
14 Miguel Fernandezcano
2014
Guadalajara, Mexico 34-41--75
14 Brock Drogosch
2013
Windermere, Fla. 39-36--75
14 Shintaro Ban
2014
San Jose, Calif. 36-39--75
T19 Javier Villanueva
2012
Atizapan, Mexico 38-38--76
19 Jack McKinney
2011
Big Bend, Wis. 38-38--76
19 José Luis Lelo de Larrea
2011
Querétaro, Mexico 37-39--76
19 Evan McLeod
2013
Pebble Beach, Calif. 40-36--76
19 Johan Werge
2014
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 41-35--76
19 Gabriel Ormachea
2012
Aventura, Fla. 41-35--76
19 David Faraudo
2013
Guadalajara, Mexico 36-40--76
T26 Jose Antonio Hernandez
2011
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 40-37--77
26 Ryan Worthy
2010
Bradenton, Fla. 38-39--77
T28 Jared Carver
2012
Weston, Fla. 35-43--78
28 Guilermo Gomez
2011
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 40-38--78
28 Polo Lopez
2012
Monterrey, Mexico 37-41--78
28 Liam Snyder
2013
Stuart, Fla. 39-39--78
32 Alejandro Villasana
2013
Monterey, Mexico 38-41--79
T33 Shearn Chua
2012
Beaumont, Calif. 37-43--80
33 Aaron Whalen
2015
Ephrata, Wash. 40-40--80
33 Alex Rios
2014
Coral Springs, Fla. 41-39--80
T36 Daniel De La Torre
2010
San Pedro, Calif. 42-39--81
36 Lawrence Ree
2013
Redondo Beach, Calif. 38-43--81
38 Andres Corcuera
2012
Zapopan, Mexico 43-40--83
39 Daniel Yang
2012
San Diego, Calif. 45-39--84
T40 Alvaro Ortiz
2014
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico 44-41--85
40 Gabriel Bell
2012
St. Augustine, Fla. 42-43--85
40 Luis Alejandro Jalil Sanchez
2012
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Mexico 44-41--85
43 Michael Herrera
2015
Houston, Texas 44-45--89
44 Juan José Muñoz
2011
Aguascalientes, Mexico 50-42--92
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Brandon Reed
2012
Houston, Texas
83-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Ana Ruiz
2014
(Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico 36-35--71
2 Maggie Neece
2013
Colleyville, Texas 38-38--76
3 Ana Laura Gomez
2011
Morelia, Mexico 41-36--77
T4 Sara Scarlett
2013
Woodland, Calif. 40-38--78
4 Robynn Ree
2015
Redondo Beach, Calif. 37-41--78
4 Ariel Tidwell
2012
Allen, Texas 39-39--78
T7 Catherine Herrera
2011
Houston, Texas 42-37--79
7 Daniela Ortiz
2011
Morelia Michoacan, Mexico 40-39--79
T9 Giovana Maymon
2014
Huixquilucan, Mexico 38-42--80
9 Viviana Vazquez
2015
Santiago Nuevo Leon, Mexico 40-40--80
9 Maria del Mar Saavedra
2012
Las Arboledas, Mexico 38-42--80
T12 Regina Plasencia
2012
Guadalajara, Mexico 38-43--81
12 Ana Paula Valdes
2016
Bluffton, S.C. 43-38--81
12 Lilette Mocio
2012
Plano, Texas 39-42--81
12 Victoria Nguyen
2011
Santa Ana, Calif. 45-36--81
16 Nicole Autrique
2013
Club De Golf La Hacienda, Mexico 42-40--82
T17 Alejandra Velasco
2013
Zapopan, Mexico 40-44--84
17 Natalie Hare
2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. 43-41--84
19 Ana Sofia Benavides
2015
Lerma, Mexico 42-43--85
20 Mary Cathryn Rau
2011
Irving, Texas 46-41--87
21 Lelesse Mocio
2013
Plano, Texas 43-46--89
22 Elisabeth Rau
2013
Irving, Texas 53-43--96
 

Sanchez Leads Tight Field Through First Round at Mexican Golf Federation Junior Open
Ruiz atop Girls Division with five-stroke lead at El Tigre Golf & Country Club at the Riviera Nayarit

NUEVO VALLARTA, Nayarit, México — Roberto Sanchez of Mazatlan, México, leads all players in the first round of the Mexican Golf Federation Junior Open with a 4-under-par 68. In the Girls Division, Ana Ruiz of Chihuahua, México, sits atop the leaderboard with a score of 1-under-par 71.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Mexican Golf Federation Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke play event held at El Tigre Golf & Country Club at the Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, México. The 67-player field boasts junior golfers from six states, México, and Canada. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,960 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 5,987 yards.

After starting his round with a few loose shots, Sanchez quickly turned things around by saving par on No. 1 to find his rhythm and went on to make four birdies throughout his first round. Sanchez credited strong play on the green to his success.

“I putted well today,” Sanchez said. “I wasn't hitting anything else overly well. Putting saved me in a couple tough spots. I hit the putts when I hit the greens.”

Following closely behind Sanchez in second place with a score of 3-under-par 69 is Domenico Geminiani of Bradenton, Fla. Gustavo Romero of México City, is in third place with a 2-under-par 70. Rounding out the Boys Division tied for fourth are Patrick Sanchez of Mazatlan, México, and Christopher Macasaet of Rancho Murieta, Calif., with an even-par 72.

On a day that started with a steady downfall of rain and ended with the sun glaring, Ruiz stayed focused throughout her round to notch the low-round score in the Girls Division. In preparation for Sunday's second round, Ruiz plans to keep up the mental toughness.

“It was my first time ever playing on the course,” Ruiz said. “It's so humid here, I need to keep my concentration. It's more mental than swinging.”

Maggie Neece of Colleyville, Texas, currently sits in second place with a 4-over-par 76. Ana Laura Gomez of Morelia, México, follows closely behind in third place with a 5-over-par 77.

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Second round tee times will run from 8 — 9:50 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees Sunday, June 13. For more information about the Mexican Golf Federation Junior Open, please contact Tournament Director Rob Ockenfuss at (678) 425-4976, or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

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