PRESEASON JUNIOR AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN
Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. • May 28 - 30

Media Score BRASELTON, Ga. -- Final results from the Preseason Junior at Château Élan conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Château Élan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 6645. Rating: 71.7. Slope: 132
Girls Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 5753. Rating: 73.7. Slope: 132

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Rhyne Jones
2013
Blowing Rock, N.C. 68-70--138
2 Ben Wood
2012
Florence, Ala. 69-71--140
3 Andrew Hans
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 72-70--142
4 Zachary Healy
2014
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 72-73--145
T5 Justin Connelly
2013
McDonough, Ga. 74-72--146
5 Will Blalock
2014
Gastonia, N.C. 73-73--146
T7 Anders Olsson
2012
Smyrna, Ga. 74-73--147
7 Carson Spears
2013
Augusta, Ga. 76-71--147
7 Brandon Lee
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 74-73--147
7 Sun Kim
2012
Buford, Ga. 75-72--147
7 Josh Crawford
2014
Norcross, Ga. 73-74--147
12 Austin Rose
2014
Tupelo, Miss. 72-76--148
T13 Logan Matthews
2013
Franklin, Tenn. 77-72--149
13 Ryan Bowie
2012
Madison, Ala. 71-78--149
T15 Nathan Mallonee
2013
Lexington, Ga. 75-75--150
15 Austin Jackson
2013
Germantown, Tenn. 77-73--150
15 Nicholas Coupland
2013
(Canada) Duluth, Ga. 73-77--150
T18 Drew Rowland
2012
Johns Creek, Ga. 75-76--151
18 Garrett Sweeney
2013
Salem, Va. 74-77--151
18 Carson Young
2013
Pendleton, S.C. 78-73--151
T21 Brody Judd
2013
Marietta, Ga. 74-78--152
21 Max Weyrick
2013
Marietta, Ga. 74-78--152
21 David James
2012
Columbus, Ga. 76-76--152
21 Jacob Paquet
2012
Kennesaw, Ga. 74-78--152
21 Carson Willis
2013
Griffin, Ga. 80-72--152
T26 Joe Willenborg
2014
Knoxville, Tenn. 79-74--153
26 Ty Hampel
2012
Smyrna, Ga. 81-72--153
26 Corey Labenz
2012
Lincoln, Neb. 80-73--153
26 Ben Hartsell
2012
Maryville, Tenn. 77-76--153
26 Charlie May
2013
Topsfield, Mass. 76-77--153
26 Mitchell Sutton
2012
Locust Grove, Ga. 75-78--153
26 Harry Lambert
2013
Suwanee, Ga. 75-78--153
26 Mitchell Yates
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 76-77--153
34 Michael Toler
2012
Marietta, Ga. 76-78--154
T35 Eric Little
2013
Flowery Branch, Ga. 78-77--155
35 Zachary Pritchard
2013
Duluth, Ga. 80-75--155
35 Reid Rathburn
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 78-77--155
T38 Adam Wright
2013
Marietta, Ga. 76-80--156
38 Matthew Brittain
2015
St. Simons Island, Ga. 82-74--156
T40 Gregory Sibick
2015
Williamsville, N.Y. 75-82--157
40 Ryan Wenzler
2013
Dayton, Ohio 74-83--157
40 Nathan Hodge
2012
Jefferson City, Tenn. 76-81--157
T43 Blake Bodie
2013
Knoxville, Tenn. 79-79--158
43 Justin Grimaldi
2013
Dacula, Ga. 81-77--158
43 Will Essigs
2013
New Canaan, Conn. 78-80--158
T46 Blake Harris
2015
Tupelo, Miss. 80-79--159
46 Christopher Holt
2015
St. Simons Island, Ga. 77-82--159
T48 Nathan Ware
2013
Old Hickory, Tenn. 79-81--160
48 A.J. Wilkerson
2013
Sparta, Tenn. 83-77--160
48 Kevin Simpson
2012
Greenback, Tenn. 80-80--160
48 Fischer Priestley
2016
Birmingham, Ala. 85-75--160
T52 Patrick Newsom
2013
Decatur, Ala. 77-84--161
52 Nicholas Ross
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 84-77--161
52 Josh Rollins
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 81-80--161
T55 Tyler Presley
2014
St. Simons Island, Ga. 85-77--162
55 Jeffrey Shapiro
2012
Atlanta, Ga. 80-82--162
T57 Robert Mahaffey
2014
Rogersville, Mo. 80-83--163
57 Miller Jackson
2014
Huntsville, Ala. 82-81--163
57 Andrew Colligan
2013
Evans, Ga. 84-79--163
T60 Jonathan Seymour
2012
Hampton Cove, Ala. 87-77--164
60 Robert Yates
2014
Atlanta, Ga. 78-86--164
60 Sam Buse
2013
Cincinnati, Ohio 80-84--164
T63 Anthony Lechman
2013
Effingham, Ill. 83-82--165
63 Jordan McDavid
2013
Duluth, Ga. 85-80--165
63 Corrie Kuehn
2015
Asheville, N.C. 84-81--165
63 Taylor Hall
2013
Bristol, Va. 82-83--165
67 Ryan Hancock
2013
Saint Louis, Mo. 83-83--166
T68 Zac Thomas
2013
Lyles, Tenn. 82-85--167
68 Hunter Hale
2013
Franklinton, La. 84-83--167
70 Tanner Dixon
2013
Birmingham, Ala. 84-85--169
T71 Jack Stumpfig
2012
Villa Rica, Ga. 89-81--170
71 Mark David Wright
2013
Westerville, Ohio 89-81--170
73 Colin Kopsky
2012
Chesterfield, Mo. 87-84--171
74 Mitch Fenbert
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 86-86--172
75 Andy Farber
2013
Stamford, Conn. 86-91--177
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Lauren Stephenson
2015
Lexington, S.C. 74-68--142
1 Avery George
2012
Cleveland, Tenn. 74-68--142
3 Janet Mao
2015
Johns Creek, Ga. 74-69--143
T4 Bailey Tardy
2015
Norcross, Ga. 73-74--147
4 Anna Hack
2015
Murray, Ky. 72-75--147
6 Katie Parrott
2012
Brentwood, Tenn. 78-72--150
7 Christina Yang
2016
Suwanee, Ga. 76-76--152
8 Jennifer Lee
2012
Rye, N.Y. 81-74--155
9 Katy Funk
2013
Spartanburg, S.C. 77-79--156
10 Payton Schanen
2015
Milton, Ga. 80-78--158
11 Sarahanne Vaughan
2013
Auburn, Ala. 80-79--159
T12 Claire Hodges
2017
Sorrento, Fla. 79-83--162
12 Camille Knable
2012
Chevy Chase, Md. 81-81--162
14 Rachel Johnson
2013
Nashville, Tenn. 84-79--163
T15 Lauren Lightfritz
2016
Suwanee, Ga. 84-81--165
15 Wallis Fairvalley
2012
Atlanta, Ga. 83-82--165
17 Jacqueline Bruns
2013
Burr Ridge, Ill. 82-84--166
18 Clarice Cannon
2012
Marietta, Ga. 86-83--169
19 Sally Morgan
2013
Milton, Ga. 84-90--174
20 Holly Cannon
2013
Marietta, Ga. 87-99--186
21 Imani Poindexter
2012
Washington, D.C. 116-120--236
 

Jones Holds on to Lead to Medal In First AJGA Tournament in Two Years
Stephenson and George Tie for Medalist Honors in Girls Division

BRASELTON, Ga. — Rhyne Jones of Blowing Rock, N.C., shot a 1-under-par 70 in the final round to lead wire-to-wire in his first AJGA event of the year. Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., completed her final round without a bogey to score a 3-under-par 68 and share medalist honors with Avery George of Cleveland, Tenn., at even-par 142.

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan was a 36-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Château Élan in Braselton, Ga. The tournament field consisted of 75 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 6,645 yards and the Girls Division played at 5,753 yards.

Jones, playing in his first AJGA event since the Junior All-Star at Spring Creek in 2009, notched two birdies on the front nine to start his round. He finished at 4-under-par 138.

“I had a rough summer last year,” Jones said. “I feel a hundred times better. I just have a bunch of confidence in my game right now, ball-striking and putting-wise. It came through this weekend for me.”

Benjamin Wood of Florence, Ala., shot a 2-under-par 140 to come in second for the weekend. Andrew Hans of Birmingham, Ala., carded an even-par 142 for third. In fourth place was Zachary Healy of Norcross, Ga. Rounding out the top five in a tie were Will Blalock of Gastonia, N.C., and Justin Connelly of McDonough, Ga., with scores of 4-over-par 146.

George had a tough start, but made up a lot of ground throughout the day. She carded five birdies in her final round to put together a solid even-par 142 for the tournament.

“I started on No. 10 and made two bogeys, but then I birdied No. 17 and turned it around,” George said. “No. 17 really got me going and from then on I was just hitting them close.”

Stephenson was playing her second AJGA tournament of the year at the Château Course, having played in the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan earlier in the year. She was also among the youngest players in the field at 13 years old.

“Last time I played [here], I didn't do very well,” Stephenson said. “This time I had experience and I knew where to hit it and how to play it, which made it easier. I didn't have any bogeys. I just hit it down the middle and on the green, which made it pretty simple.”

In third place, was Janet Mao of Johns Creek, Ga., with a 1-over-par 143.

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For more information about the Preseason Junior at Chateau Élan, please contact the AJGA Headquarters at (770) 868-4200 or visit ajga.org.

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