THE JUNIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
TPC Sawgrass
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. • September 2 - 5

Media Score PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Final results from the The Junior PLAYERS Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at TPC Sawgrass.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7215. Rating: 76.8. Slope: 155

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Michael Johnson
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 68-72-72--212
T2 Jordan Spieth
2011
Dallas, Texas 73-69-71--213
2 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 72-69-72--213
4 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 75-73-66--214
5 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 71-78-68--217
6 Grayson Murray
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 74-76-68--218
7 Patrick Rodgers
2011
Avon, Ind. 78-67-74--219
T8 Daniel Berger
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 75-73-72--220
8 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 70-71-79--220
8 Oliver Schniederjans
2011
Powder Springs, Ga. 75-72-73--220
T11 Sean Kelly
2011
Staten Island, N.Y. 72-79-71--222
11 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 70-75-77--222
T13 Gavin Hall
2013
Pittsford, N.Y. 75-70-78--223
13 Jonathan Garrick
2012
Atherton, Calif. 75-74-74--223
13 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 75-71-77--223
13 Lorens Chan
2012
Honolulu, Hawaii 75-72-76--223
13 Adam Svensson
2012
Surrey, British Columbia 75-75-73--223
13 Dermot McElroy
2011
Maynooth, Ireland 73-78-72--223
T19 Jay Hwang
2011
San Diego, Calif. 74-78-72--224
19 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 79-72-73--224
19 Thomas Stewart
2011
St Augustine, Fla. 69-81-74--224
T22 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 75-73-77--225
22 Michael Kim
2011
Del Mar, Calif. 80-73-72--225
22 J.J. Holen
2011
Castaic, Calif. 76-74-75--225
22 Beau Hossler
2013
Mission Viejo, Calif. 72-76-77--225
T26 Yosuke Asaji
2012
Tokyo, Japan 74-73-79--226
26 Robby Shelton, IV
2013
Wilmer, Ala. 73-78-75--226
26 Nicholas Reach
2011
Moscow, Pa. 79-74-73--226
26 Michael Moorhead
2012
Newport Beach, Calif. 76-78-72--226
T30 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 76-73-78--227
30 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 76-72-79--227
30 Jimmy Beck
2011
Columbus, Ga. 75-76-76--227
T33 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 81-74-73--228
33 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 77-72-79--228
33 Thomas Sorensen
2011
Hjorring, Denmark 77-74-77--228
T36 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 75-79-75--229
36 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 77-75-77--229
36 Stanislas Gautier
2011
Hilton Head, S.C. 78-74-77--229
T39 Eli Juren
2011
Austin, Texas 79-76-75--230
39 Stephen Behr, Jr.
2011
Florence, S.C. 74-76-80--230
39 Daichi Morisugi
2012
Yamatokoriyama, Japan 78-74-78--230
T42 Mathias Schjoelberg
2011
Baerum, Norway 78-76-77--231
42 Anthony Murdaca
2013
West Hindmarsh SA, Australia 81-79-71--231
42 JD Tomlinson
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 71-83-77--231
42 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 78-77-76--231
T46 Frederik Hammer
2013
DK-2960 Rungsted Kyst, Denmark 79-77-76--232
46 Curtis Thompson
2011
Coral Springs, Fla. 78-76-78--232
46 Toby Tree
2012
Horsham, United Kingdom 79-79-74--232
46 Adam Strom
2013
Goteborg, Sweden 77-80-75--232
46 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 78-78-76--232
46 Taylor Moore
2012
Edmond, Okla. 77-78-77--232
46 Gary Hurley
2011
Maynooth, Ireland 76-76-80--232
53 Andrew Decker
2011
Greenville, N.C. 81-74-78--233
T54 Denny McCarthy
2011
Burtonsville, Md. 81-77-76--234
54 Jason Roets
2011
(South Africa) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 74-81-79--234
54 Joshua Martin
2015
Pinehurst, N.C. 80-75-79--234
T57 Kramer Hickok
2011
Plano, Texas 79-81-75--235
57 Carl Jonson
2011
Bainbridge Island, Wash. 78-79-78--235
57 Brandon Stone
2011
Pretoria, South Africa 79-80-76--235
T60 Alex Carpenter
2011
Westerville, Ohio 78-82-76--236
60 Nicolas Echavarria
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 81-76-79--236
T62 Tyler Dunlap
2011
Westlake, Texas 81-73-83--237
62 Zachery Munroe
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 81-74-82--237
64 Guillermo Pereira Jr.
2013
Santiago, Chile 75-84-79--238
T65 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 81-83-75--239
65 Kristoffer Ventura
2014
Rygge, Norway 84-77-78--239
T67 Brian Campbell
2011
Irvine, Calif. 79-82-80--241
67 Matthew Mabrey
2011
Little Rock, Ark. 80-82-79--241
67 Callum Shinkwin
2011
Watford, United Kingdom 77-87-77--241
70 Rak Cho
2011
Brea, Calif. 79-75-89--243
71 Nicholas Grubnich
2011
Crown Point, Ind. 79-82-86--247
72 Juan Benitez
2011
Puebla, Mexico 89-84-76--249
T73 Dru Love
2012
Sea Island, Ga. 78-84-88--250
73 Will Zalatoris
2014
Plano, Texas 87-83-80--250
75 Preston Valder
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 73-85-93--251
76 Alex Lloyd
2012
Virginia Beach, Va. 88-77-87--252
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Zachary Herr
2013
New Hope, Pa.
86-JWD
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Victor Tarnstrom
2013
Nykvarn, Sweden
-DQ - Rule 6-6d
         
 

Johnson Completes Wire-to-Wire Victory at The Junior PLAYERS Championship
Birmingham, Ala., native claims one-shot win over Spieth, Grillo

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Michael Johnson of Birmingham, Ala., made a 20-foot bogey putt on the last hole to post a 4-under-par total (68-72-72 — 212) and a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth of Dallas and Emiliano Grillo of Bradenton, Fla. Johnson's wire-to-wire victory came in his first AJGA Invitational and earned him a sponsor's exemption to the Nationwide Tour's Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open Presented by Planters, which will be played Oct. 18-24 at TPC Sawgrass — Dye's Valley Course.

In cooperation with the PGA TOUR, the American Junior Golf Association brought 78 players, ages 12-18, from 20 states and 13 foreign countries to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course for a special junior golf experience. The Junior PLAYERS Championship was mirrored after THE PLAYERS, and the 7,215-yard, par-72 layout matched the set-up used at the PGA TOUR event.

All week, Johnson called his rounds a “roller coaster,” and Sunday's final round didn't deviate from the norm. He surrendered his lead with bogeys on Nos. 6 and 7, and as the final groups made the turn, Johnson was 2-under-par for the tournament and trailed Grillo and Spieth by a shot.

“My caddie told me ‘let's get on the roller coaster again,'” Johnson said of his mindset as he walked to No. 10.

The ride began on the back nine, as birdies on Nos. 10, 11 and 12 enabled him to grab a two-shot lead. Johnson was 5-under-par and held that same two-shot cushion over Grillo and Spieth heading into No. 18, which was the hardest hole of the week (4.72 average). Johnson's conservative tee shot found the right rough, and a toed 6-iron bounced into the water short and left of the green.

After Johnson's pitch shot left him 15 feet for bogey, Grillo lipped-out a 60-foot birdie putt that would have put him at 4-under-par.

“I saw Emiliano's putt and it was a really good read because he almost made it,” Johnson said.

Standing on the same line as Grillo, Johnson calmly knocked in his 15-footer and gave an exasperated fist pump after it found the bottom of the cup, and admitted after the round that he was tired after the whirlwind weekend that he'd endured.

Johnson planned on playing in the AJGA's Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, but one phone call changed the entire Johnson family's Labor Day weekend plans.

“It just shows how many good golfers there are in the country that don't get the chance to play Invitationals,” said Johnson, who gained entry into the event as the sixth alternate.

Cody Proveaux of Leesville, S.C., tied a tournament record with a 6-under-par 66 on Sunday and finished fourth at 2-under-par (75-73-66 — 214). Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., finished fifth at 1-over-par (71-78-68 — 217).

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 regarding The Junior PLAYERS Championship, contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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Weekly Results
Polo Golf Junior Classic
Boys
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
140
2
Nathan Jeansonne
141
3
Austin Connelly
142
Girls
Total
1
Robynn Ree
141
T
2
Lauren Stephenson
142
T
2
Jaravee Boonchant
142
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.