GOLF PRIDE JUNIOR CLASSIC
National Golf Club
Southern Pines, N.C. • August 9 - 12

Media Score SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Final results from the Golf Pride Junior Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at National Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7085. Rating: 75.3. Slope: 138
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6215. Rating: 76.3. Slope: 138

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 * Andrew Decker
2011
Greenville, N.C. 71-73-71--215
2 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 73-74-68--215
3 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 73-68-77--218
4 Carter Page
2012
Waynesville, N.C. 73-75-72--220
T5 Sawyer Shaw
2014
West Palm Beach, Fla. 74-79-68--221
5 Kevin Jorden
2011
Juno Beach, Fla. 76-75-70--221
5 Connor Black
2014
Humble, Texas 75-72-74--221
T8 Daniel Pizetoski
2011
Davidson, N.C. 71-74-77--222
8 John Callahan
2010
Hinsdale, Ill. 75-72-75--222
8 Wilson Day
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 76-71-75--222
8 A.J. Crouch
2012
Jacksonville, Fla. 72-78-72--222
12 Reeves Zaytoun
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 73-72-78--223
T13 Zachery Munroe
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 74-76-74--224
13 Justin Cho
2011
Norcross, Ga. 72-71-81--224
13 Patrick-Reilly McMahon
2012
Santa Maria, Calif. 76-73-75--224
T16 Jonathan DiIanni
2012
Kernersville, N.C. 76-71-78--225
16 Trey Valentine
2011
Melbourne, Fla. 72-76-77--225
16 Grant Houser
2011
Holly Springs, N.C. 75-75-75--225
16 Conor Richardson
2012
West Palm Beach, Fla. 77-71-77--225
16 Ben Fogler
2011
Elgin, S.C. 76-77-72--225
16 Trevor Cone
2011
Concord, N.C. 74-77-74--225
16 Jay Pinkos
2011
Clifton, Va. 75-70-80--225
16 Kyle Kochevar
2012
Glen Ellyn, Ill. 73-77-75--225
T24 Andrew Fowler
2011
Cary, N.C. 80-75-71--226
24 Patrick Sawrey
2010
Smithfield, N.C. 81-70-75--226
24 Daniel Kim
2012
Kennesaw, Ga. 73-75-78--226
24 Cyrus Stewart
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 71-78-77--226
T28 Michael Borton
2011
Winston Salem, N.C. 79-70-78--227
28 Spencer Lawson
2010
Raleigh, N.C. 77-76-74--227
28 Francesco Ruffino
2013
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 79-75-73--227
28 Davis Womble
2012
High Point, N.C. 74-72-81--227
28 Miller Capps
2012
Denver, N.C. 75-77-75--227
28 Shane Rogan
2011
Columbia, S.C. 76-74-77--227
T34 Thomas Dunne
2011
Dublin, Ohio 72-80-76--228
34 Stanhope Johnson, Jr.
2012
Greensboro, N.C. 73-76-79--228
34 Harrison Vance
2011
Henrico, Va. 73-73-82--228
34 Peter Sterner
2011
(Sweden) Sarasota, Fla. 76-74-78--228
T38 Kendrick Vinar
2013
Hillsborough, N.C. 82-71-77--230
38 Cory Sciupider
2012
Etowah, N.C. 71-78-81--230
38 Geoff Vartelas
2012
Cromwell, Conn. 73-81-76--230
38 Tyler Wingo
2011
Fairfax, Va. 77-75-78--230
38 Logan Jones
2010
Dublin, Ohio 81-74-75--230
43 Hager Collins
2012
Lexington, Ky. 72-76-83--231
T44 Marcus Plunkett
2012
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 73-79-80--232
44 Taylor Dickson
2011
Gastonia, N.C. 77-75-80--232
46 Ryan Prokay
2011
Grove City, Pa. 78-74-81--233
T47 Charles Valluzzo
2011
Charleston, S.C. 79-79-76--234
47 Bailey Patrick, Jr
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 75-78-81--234
47 Jack Maguire
2013
St Petersburg, Fla. 82-80-72--234
47 Alex Ehlert
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 75-77-82--234
T51 Tommaso Vielmo
2011
Castello di Godego, Italy 81-77-77--235
51 Will Davenport
2011
Palm City, Fla. 77-76-82--235
51 Matthew Moucharafieh
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 79-78-78--235
T54 Shane Stewart
2010
Dublin, Ohio 77-81-78--236
54 Bryan Stewart
2010
Pinehurst, N.C. 82-75-79--236
56 John Boehme
2012
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 81-78-78--237
57 Nick Huggins
2011
Marietta, Ohio 81-74-83--238
T58 Scott Smyers
2010
Lakeland, Fla. 77-79-83--239
58 Joe Lewis
2011
Savannah, Ga. 78-80-81--239
58 Zachary Bauchou
2015
Forest, Va. 79-80-80--239
T61 Zachary Martin
2013
Pinehurst, N.C. 79-78-83--240
61 Henry Mabbett
2011
Griffin, Ga. 82-79-79--240
61 William Herring
2011
Lillington, N.C. 77-84-79--240
T64 Nicholas Torrance
2010
East Lyme, Conn. 81-80-80--241
64 Ty Palmer
2012
Kernersville, N.C. 82-84-75--241
64 Akarinth Addison
2012
Bangkok, Thailand 86-81-74--241
T67 William Rainey
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 80-83-79--242
67 Todd Eckstein
2011
Durham, N.C. 82-79-81--242
69 Nate Cohan
2011
Gaithersburg, Md. 87-81-75--243
70 Seth Gandy
2013
Huntersville, N.C. 86-80-84--250
71 Andrew O'Donnell
2011
Upper Saddle River , N.J. 86-83-82--251
72 Peter Harrill
2013
Hickory, N.C. 89-82-84--255
73 John Robert Dunlap
2012
Hamlet, N.C. 87-85-86--258
74 Larry Han
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 83-86-102--271
-
Christopher Ingham
2011
Miami, Fla.
87-86-JWD
-
Zack Jaworski
2012
Alpharetta, Ga.
80-JWD
-
Drew Johnson
2013
Oak Ridge, N.C.
81-84-JWD
-
Ben O'Geary
2012
Henderson, N.C.
-JWD
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Ri Hyang Park
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 77-74-71--222
2 Chantakan Chanpalangsri
2011
Boca Raton, Fla. 74-75-75--224
3 Allison Emrey
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 74-75-76--225
4 Allisen Corpuz
2016
Honolulu, Hawaii 74-85-71--230
5 Frida Castillo
2011
Cordoba, Mexico 76-78-77--231
6 Sarinee Thitiratanakorn
2011
Bangkok, Thailand 77-79-79--235
7 Mattie Tobey
2011
Denver, N.C. 84-76-78--238
T8 Kayla Sciupider
2011
Etowah, N.C. 81-82-76--239
8 Chelsea Bretcher
2010
Austin, Texas 79-80-80--239
10 Katie Mitchell
2011
Fernandina Beach, Fla. 80-81-81--242
11 Marissa Kay
2013
Delray Beach, Fla. 76-82-85--243
T12 Jacqueline Shelly
2012
Fernandina Beach, Fla. 82-82-81--245
12 Carlton Kuhlo
2011
Tallahassee, Fla. 77-83-85--245
14 Kaitlin Voll
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 86-82-79--247
T15 Katy Harris
2013
St. Simons Island, Ga. 81-88-88--257
15 Alexis Clevenger
2011
Newport, Tenn. 84-86-87--257
17 Regina Alonso
2011
Huixquilucan, Mexico 89-81-93--263
-
Collins Bradshaw
2012
Columbia, S.C.
-JWD
-
Sydney Hudson
2011
Prince George, Va.
81-84-JWD
-
Noriko Inoue
2011
Bluffton, S.C.
80-78-DQ - Rule 6-6b
-
Jordan Knight
2011
Simpsonville, S.C.
87-77-DQ - Rule 6-6b
 

Decker Wins in Playoff at Golf Pride Junior Classic to Get First AJGA Win
Park defends title, wins by two at National Golf Club

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — Andrew Decker of Greenville, N.C., birdied the first playoff hole to clinch his first AJGA victory at 1-under-par 215. In the Girls Division, Ri Hyang Park of Hilton Head Island, S.C., defended her Golf Pride Junior Classic title with a three-day total of 6-over-par 222.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Golf Pride Junior Classic was a 54-hole stroke play event held at National Golf Club. The field featured 78 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states, Mexico, Thailand and Italy. The par-72 course played at 7,085 yards in the Boys Division and 6,215 yards in the Girls Division.

Decker started the day three back of Chad Cox of Charlotte, N.C., but quickly found himself in the lead when he got to 3-under with a birdie on the par-4 11th while Cox hit a rough patch midway through the round.

But Decker knew it wasn't the last he would hear from Cox. Sure enough, Cox picked up birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 to tie Decker at 1-under after Decker doubled No. 13.

“I knew he was going to come back,” Decker said. “I was preparing myself for him to come back.”

On No. 17, Cox and Decker both left themselves difficult up-and-downs from off the green. Cox chipped up to 20 feet and missed his putt, but Decker followed by knocking down a 12-footer to save his par and retake the lead.

Going into No. 18, Decker again prepared himself for another Cox comeback.

“I was thinking he was going to birdie it,” Decker said. “I was just trying to hit the fairway, then the green and make par.”

Decker split the fairway and hit his approach to 20 feet, all but sealing the victory after Cox followed by missing the green to the left. Decker cozied his par putt to a foot and tapped in to finish at 1-under-par, but his day was not yet over.

After fighting off Cox, Decker was left to fight off M.J. Maguire of St. Petersburg, Fla., who snuck in at 1-under-par after firing a 68 in the final round.

“I figured there was going to be a playoff,” Decker said. “I figured somebody had to go low today. After that, I knew I had to go into playoff mode.”

Standing on the first playoff hole, the par-5 10th, with Maguire, Decker's focus was simple.

“I was thinking, ‘just swing and don't think,'” Decker said. “Turns out, I hit a pretty good drive and had 180 (yards) in. I wasn't going to go for it because that wasn't my plan from the beginning. So, I layed up left of the green as close as I could so that I could still hit a bump and run. I just wanted to give myself a chance.”

Decker left himself four feet for his birdie, while Maguire had to save a five-footer for par after hitting his tee shot into the water. Maguire missed, but Decker knocked his right into the middle of the cup to clinch his first AJGA win.

“I've been trying for so long to get top 5s to become fully exempt so that I can have the opportunity to win,” Decker said. “It's awesome, it really is. You can't beat AJGA competition, especially playing this tournament. People come from all over to play Golf Pride.”

Cox finished third at 2-over-par 218. Carter Page of Waynesville, N.C., was fourth at 4-over-par 220 and Connor Black of Katy, Texas, Kevin Jorden of Juno Beach, Fla., and Sawyer Shaw of West Palm Beach, Fla., all tied for fifth at 5-over-par 221.

Park was three back through nine holes but a birdie on No. 4 closed the gap to two. After three straight pars, Park birdied the par-5 8th to tie Chanpalangsri at 6-over-par.

“I knew I needed a birdie to tie,” Park said. “I wasn't really trying to make it. I was just trying to put a good stroke on it, but it wound up going in.”

On the par-3 9th, Park hit her tee shot to 15 feet while Chanpalangsri found the water short of the green. After leaving herself five feet, Park was still thinking she had to make her putt.

“I knew if I bogeyed I would still win, but I wanted to finish with par,” Park said. “It looks a lot better on the scorecard afterward.”

After starting the tournament three shots off the pace, Park fought back to finish at 6-over-par 222 and to defend her Golf Pride Junior Classic title.

“I'm really glad I won,” Park said. “My family back in Japan will be really excited.”

Chanpalangsri finished second at 8-over-par 224 and Allison Emrey of Charlotte, N.C., was third at 9-over-par 225.

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 AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

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For more information about the Golf Pride Junior Classic, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

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