THE PING INVITATIONAL
Karsten Creek
Stillwater, Okla. • October 8 - 11

Media Score STILLWATER, Okla. -- First Round results from the The PING Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Karsten Creek.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7379. Rating: 77.1. Slope: 152
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6306. Rating: 79.1. Slope: 147

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Oliver Schniederjans
2011
Powder Springs, Ga. 31-37--68
2 Jordan Spieth
2011
Dallas, Texas 36-33--69
3 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 36-34--70
4 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 38-34--72
T5 Michael Johnson
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 34-39--73
5 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 36-37--73
5 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 37-36--73
5 Gavin Hall
2013
Pittsford, N.Y. 37-36--73
5 JD Tomlinson
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 39-34--73
T10 Brendan Connolly
2011
Castle Rock, Colo. 35-39--74
10 Will Zalatoris
2014
Plano, Texas 38-36--74
10 Zachary Wright
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 36-38--74
T13 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-37--75
13 Beau Hossler
2013
Mission Viejo, Calif. 36-39--75
T15 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 40-36--76
15 Brian Campbell
2011
Irvine, Calif. 38-38--76
T17 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 38-39--77
17 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 39-38--77
17 Joseph Winslow
2011
Overland Park, Kan. 36-41--77
17 Patrick Rodgers
2011
Avon, Ind. 42-35--77
T22 Byron Meth
2011
San Diego, Calif. 40-38--78
22 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 41-37--78
22 Nicholas Grubnich
2011
Crown Point, Ind. 37-41--78
22 Jimmy Beck
2011
Columbus, Ga. 38-40--78
22 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 35-43--78
22 Tolver Dozier
2011
Dothan, Ala. 39-39--78
T28 Carter Page
2012
Waynesville, N.C. 40-39--79
28 J.J. Holen
2011
Castaic, Calif. 38-41--79
28 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 40-39--79
T31 Matt Pinizzotto
2011
Salinas, Calif. 38-42--80
31 Andrew Lister
2011
Coronado, Calif. 42-38--80
31 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 42-38--80
31 Jonathan Garrick
2012
Atherton, Calif. 41-39--80
T35 Nicholas Scott
2011
Union, Ohio 41-40--81
35 Chase Koepka
2012
Lake Worth, Fla. 41-40--81
35 Jonathan Sanders
2012
Chatsworth, Calif. 41-40--81
35 Andrew Fogg
2011
Greenwood, Ind. 38-43--81
T39 Michael Kim
2011
Del Mar, Calif. 39-43--82
39 Tyler Dunlap
2011
Westlake, Texas 44-38--82
T42 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 40-45--85
44 Charlie Saxon
2011
Tulsa, Okla. 44-42--86
45 Zane Thomas
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 43-45--88
-
Matthew Ceravolo
2011
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
83-JWD
-
David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas
85-JWD
-
Taylor Moore
2012
Edmond, Okla.
-DQ - 6-6d
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 36-31--67
2 Moriya Jutanugarn
2013
Bangkok, Thailand 33-37--70
3 Ariya Jutanugarn
2014
Bangkok, Thailand 35-36--71
4 Lindsey Weaver
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 37-35--72
T5 Tiffany Lim
2011
San Jose, Calif. 36-37--73
5 Shannon Aubert
2014
Champions Gate, Fla. 36-37--73
T7 Yueer Cindy Feng
2014
Orlando, Fla. 38-36--74
7 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 39-35--74
7 A.J. Newell
2011
Tampa, Fla. 35-39--74
7 Kristen Park
2011
Buena Park, Calif. 35-39--74
11 Gabriella Then
2013
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 38-38--76
T12 Stephanie Liu
2015
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 37-40--77
12 Ginger Howard
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 41-36--77
T14 Kaira Martin
2011
Paradise Valley, Ariz. 39-39--78
14 Irina Paulin Gabasa
2011
Cebu, Philippines 38-40--78
14 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 34-44--78
T17 Doris Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 38-41--79
17 Erynne Lee
2011
Silverdale, Wash. 37-42--79
17 Lauren Kim
2012
Los Altos, Calif. 37-42--79
17 Esther Lee
2013
Norwalk, Calif. 39-40--79
17 Victoria Tanco
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 38-41--79
T22 Anna Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 41-39--80
22 Patricia Lee
2012
Lone Tree, Colo. 41-39--80
T24 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 40-41--81
24 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 39-42--81
26 Samantha Wagner
2015
Windermere, Fla. 42-40--82
27 Jennifer Yang
2011
Coquitlam, British Columbia 39-46--85
 

Kim Fires Women's Course-Record 67 to Take First-Round Lead at The PING Invitational
Schniederjans leads Boys Division by one after 4-under-par 68 at Karsten Creek

STILLWATER, Okla. — Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., blistered Karsten Creek with a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to claim a three-shot lead in the Girls Division at The PING Invitational. Oliver Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga., carded a 4-under-par 68 to claim the boys' first-round lead.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, The PING Invitational is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. The 72-player field features players from 19 states, Canada, the Philippines and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing Karsten Creek at 7,379 yards, while the Girls Division is playing at 6,306 yards.

Beginning her round at Karsten Creek's 10th hole, Kim was a birdie machine. She reeled off six birdies against one bogey on her front nine to make the turn at 5-under-par 31 and on pace to beat the women's course record of 4-under-par. With two birdies and two bogeys on her back nine, she ended the day at 5-under-par, one better than the course-record 68 set by Esther Choe at The PING Invitational in 2006.

“On the front nine, I stuck almost everything to within three feet for easy birdies,” Kim said. “I almost made a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th hole.”

It was a remarkable turnaround for Kim after she struggled at The PING Invitational in 2008.

“I played here two years ago, but because I played so bad I didn't want to come back,” said Kim, who skipped last year's tournament. “I am kind of surprised. I didn't think I was going to shoot this low.”

After mustering the courage to return, Kim now owns the women's course record and a three-stroke lead. The Jutanugarn sisters, from Bangkok, Thailand, hold the second and third positions, with Moriya at 2-under-par 70 and Ariya at 71. Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., carded an even-par 72 to stand in fourth place heading into Sunday's second round.

In the Boys Division, Oliver Schniederjans is building upon his success from last year's event, where he finished runner-up to Emiliano Grillo. Schniederjans churned out five birdies on the front for a 5-under-par 31. Despite a 1-over-par back side, he emerged with a one-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth of Dallas, Texas.

“What makes this course so hard is how fast the greens are downhill, so you really have to stay below the hole,” Schniederjans said. “The front nine I made some unbelievable putts. On the first hole, I missed a four-footer for birdie, but after that, I made some key putts.”

Schniederjans was at his best on holes 5-7, where he drained three consecutive birdie putts from 15 to 25 feet.

“It was probably one of the best nines I've ever played,” he said. “I hit the ball great and putted great. I normally do better on harder golf courses because I've been good around the greens and saving pars and par putting. I think that's what helped me out here.”

Spieth trails by one shot at 3-under-par 69, while Yi Keun Chang of Diamond Bar, Calif., is third at 2-under-par 70. Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., stands alone in fourth, while five players are tied for fifth, including the defending champion Grillo.

This week's tournament title partner, PING, designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 by the late Karsten Solheim. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.pinggolf.com.

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Second-round tee times run 8-9:50 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Karsten Creek. For more information on The PING Invitational, please contact AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (405) 533-8190.

 
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