AJGA HOUSTON JUNIOR
Sweetwater Country Club
Sugar Land, Texas • August 9 - 12

Media Score SUGAR LAND, Texas -- Second Round results from the AJGA Houston Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sweetwater Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7052. Rating: 73.5. Slope: 135
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6233. Rating: 76.7. Slope: 135

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Juan Benitez
2011
Puebla, Mexico 68-72--140
T2 Jeffrey Merrell
2011
Aledo, Texas 72-69--141
2 Andrew Rostek
2011
Sugar Land, Texas 74-67--141
4 Matthew Rushton
2013
(South Africa) Bluffton, S.C. 73-69--142
5 Roman Robledo
2011
Harlingen, Texas 75-68--143
T6 Edward Figueroa
2012
Naples, Fla. 71-73--144
6 Jeff Wibawa
2010
Encino, Calif. 70-74--144
6 Will  Griffin
2011
Lufkin, Texas 74-70--144
T9 Blake Pugh
2011
Southlake, Texas 73-72--145
9 Adam Colwell
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 71-74--145
9 Will Oliver
2011
Houston, Texas 72-73--145
9 Sam DeStefano
2011
Bryan, Texas 74-71--145
9 Peter Thorseth
2014
Richmond, Texas 71-74--145
T14 Connor Walters
2012
Salem, Va. 72-74--146
14 Jamison Youree
2011
Fort Worth, Texas 75-71--146
T16 Tad Darland
2011
Henderson, Nev. 75-72--147
16 Bradley Fleming
2012
Houston, Texas 72-75--147
16 Chuck Spears
2012
Pineville, La. 74-73--147
16 Andres  Rodas
2011
Guatemala, Guatemala 76-71--147
T20 Scott Sweeney
2011
Lake Charles, La. 76-72--148
20 Akash Mirchandani
2011
Prospect, Ky. 76-72--148
20 Kyle Pilgrim
2011
colleyville, Texas 75-73--148
20 Kevin Foley
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 77-71--148
20 Chester Wang
2014
The Woodlands, Texas 72-76--148
20 Kalen Vos
2011
Weslaco, Texas 74-74--148
T26 Luke Sheehan
2012
Cypress, Texas 77-72--149
26 Zachary Zahn
2011
Houston, Texas 73-76--149
T28 James Lee
2012
Albuquerque, N.M. 74-76--150
28 Austin DeGrate
2014
Missouri City, Texas 77-73--150
28 Bradley Phelps
2011
Colleyville, Texas 72-78--150
28 Matthew Barth
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 79-71--150
T32 Andrew Winters
2012
Houston, Texas 75-76--151
32 Corey Hayford
2011
Friendswood, Texas 78-73--151
32 Patrick Sanchez
2012
Mazatlan, Mexico 75-76--151
32 Zachary Cabra
2011
McKinney, Texas 77-74--151
32 Edwin Hyslop
2012
Del Rio, Texas 73-78--151
32 Scott Newell
2011
Katy, Texas 80-71--151
38 Papito Gonzalez
2013
McAllen, Texas 74-78--152
T39 Garrison Lackey
2011
Weslaco, Texas 79-74--153
39 Corey Bounds
2011
Plano, Texas 77-76--153
39 John Rafael
2013
Corpus Christi, Texas 73-80--153
39 Trey Cassity
2010
Katy, Texas 75-78--153
39 Sam Fidone
2011
Lufkin, Texas 78-75--153
39 Trey Kidd
2013
Honolulu, Hawaii 78-75--153
39 Alejandro Romero
2012
Bogota, Colombia 80-73--153
39 Dylan Siebenaler
2013
Sugar Land, Texas 75-78--153
39 Scott Terrell
2011
Houston, Texas 72-81--153
T48 Jonathan Singleton
2011
Cypress, Texas 78-76--154
48 Eric Redeker
2011
Katy, Texas 77-77--154
48 Nathaniel Khachaturian
2011
Champaign, Ill. 80-74--154
48 Michael Hanigan
2011
Houston, Texas 79-75--154
52 Guilermo Gomez
2011
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 75-80--155
T53 Chapman Herwood
2011
Tyler, Texas 81-75--156
53 Carlos Pena
2012
Mission, Texas 76-80--156
T55 Andrew Wright
2013
Mansfield, Texas 79-78--157
55 Cody Gonzalez
2011
League City, Texas 78-79--157
T57 Frederick Wedel
2012
Houston, Texas 78-80--158
57 Matthew Isler
2011
Southlake, Texas 78-80--158
57 Preston Stanley
2011
Katy, Texas 80-78--158
T60 David Miles
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 83-76--159
60 Andrew Scamardo
2014
College Station, Texas 80-79--159
T62 Richard Le
2012
Bellaire, Texas 82-78--160
62 Cameron Bridges
2012
Prosper, Texas 80-80--160
T64 Doug Shipman
2011
Spring, Texas 79-83--162
64 Brandon Pederson
2011
Austin, Texas 82-80--162
T66 Alexander Wagner
2011
Hastings, Minn. 79-84--163
66 Leonardo Kitahara
2013
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 85-78--163
T68 Andrew Ertel
2012
The Woodlands, Texas 81-83--164
68 Jonathan Beatty
2012
Montgomery, Texas 82-82--164
T70 Logan Boatner
2011
Humble, Texas 82-83--165
70 David Hills
2010
Bowral, Australia 82-83--165
72 Paul Campbell
2011
Austin, Texas 83-83--166
73 Corey Steinmann
2010
Sugar Land, Texas 79-91--170
74 Wesley Goodlett
2011
Austin, Texas 86-89--175
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Harold Buchanan
2012
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
85-84-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Bethany Wu
2015
Diamond Bar, Calif. 74-73--147
2 Courtney Ferguson
2011
Houston, Texas 74-75--149
T3 Tezira Abe
2012
Angleton, Texas 76-75--151
3 Samantha Marks
2012
Maitland, Fla. 76-75--151
5 Kayli Quinton
2012
Cypress, Texas 79-73--152
6 Ryanne Haddow
2010
Sugar Land, Texas 78-75--153
7 Abby Newton
2012
Katy, Texas 78-76--154
8 Katelyn McDougal
2010
Richmond, Texas 79-77--156
9 Caitlyn Cassity
2011
Katy, Texas 78-79--157
T10 Tianyi Wang
2013
Beijing, China 80-79--159
10 Christina Stringham
2011
Pasadena, Texas 79-80--159
T12 Raychelle Santos
2012
La Quinta, Calif. 82-78--160
12 Shannon Pak
2011
Kenner, La. 80-80--160
14 Lakareber Abe
2014
Angleton, Texas 76-85--161
15 Amanda Kahn
2013
Carlsbad, Calif. 82-80--162
16 Taylor Moreno
2011
Austin, Texas 79-84--163
T17 Blaise Carabello
2012
Bellaire, Texas 77-88--165
17 Katie Paxton
2010
Spring, Texas 88-77--165
19 Katy Kile
2011
Montgomery, Texas 90-77--167
20 Shikhi Cheruku
2010
Navasota, Texas 84-84--168
21 Ainslie Ellis
2011
San Antonio, Texas 80-91--171
22 Taylor Coleman
2015
San Antonio, Texas 87-85--172
23 Sandra Lee
2012
San Antonio, Texas 89-87--176
 

Benitez Continues to Shine at AJGA Houston Junior
Wu shakes off rocky start to maintain lead on Sweetwater Country Club's Pecan Course

SUGAR LAND, Texas — While temperatures soared to the 100's for the second straight day, Juan Benitez of Puebla, Mexico, kept his cool, shooting an even-par 72, bringing his tournament total to 4-under-par 140. After sharing the leaderboard after round one, Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., stands alone atop the Girls Division after shooting 1-over-par 73 to bring her tournament total to 3-over-par 147.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Houston Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event, held at Sweetwater Country Club's Pecan Course in Sugar Land, Texas. The 98-player field features 75 boys and 23 girls from 11 states, as well as Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Guatemala, Colombia, China and Australia. The boys are playing the course at 7,052 yards, and the girls are playing the course at 6,233 yards.

After shooting 4-under in the first round, Benitez followed up with extremely consistent play, shooting even par on the day to lead the Boys Division for the second round in a row.

“I only made one birdie today and yesterday I had seven,” Benitez said. “My putter just wasn't working like it was yesterday. I played a good, solid round today, though. Besides my one bogey I had par or better on every hole.”

Headed into the final round, Benitez is hoping to maintain his high level of play without taking too many unnecessary risks.

“I don't want to play really aggressive tomorrow,” Benitez said. “I just want to hit all the greens and hopefully shoot one or two under tomorrow. If I can do that I should be in good shape.”

Sitting one shot behind Benitez tied in second place are Jeffrey Merrell of Aledo, Texas, and Andrew Rostek of Sugar Land, Texas, with 3-under-par 141 tournament totals. In third place with a 2-under-par 142 is Matthew Rushton of Cape Town, South Africa. Rounding out the Boys Division leaderboard with a 1-under-par 143 is Roman Robledo of Harlingen, Texas.

Wu's second round started off shaky as she bogeyed her first hole. Wu would go on to bogey Nos. 17 and 18, but raised her level of play once she made the turn, carding birdies on Nos. 1 and 8.

“No. 1 really raised my confidence,” Wu said. “I had a 20 foot birdie putt that I thought was going to miss, but it just sneaked in.”

Headed into the final round, Wu admitted that she is feeling some pressure to perform well after leading through the first two rounds.

“There is always a little pressure,” Wu said. “I admit I was thinking about my scores and what Courtney [Ferguson] shot too much those last few holes. If I don't think about it and just focus on my game, especially my putting, I think I can hold strong tomorrow.”

After sharing the leaderboard with Wu through the first round, Courtney Ferguson of Houston dropped to second place with a tournament total 5-over-par 149. Tied for third place are Samantha Marks of Maitland, Fla., and Tezira Abe of Angleton, Texas, with 7-over-par 151 tournament totals.

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Final round tee times for the AJGA Houston Junior will run from 7:20 - 9:20 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at the Sweetwater Country Club's Pecan Course. For more information about the AJGA Houston Junior, please contact Tournament Director Jeremy Freyman at (678) 617-9917.

 
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