MIDWEST JUNIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
The House on the Rock Resort
Spring Green, Wis. • July 18 - 21

Media Score SPRING GREEN, Wis. -- Final results from the Midwest Junior Players Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The House on the Rock Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6535. Rating: 71.6. Slope: 126
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5916. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 127

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Landon Kowalski
2011
Buffalo Grove, Ill. 69-70-70--209
T2 Tee-k Kelly
2012
Wheaton, Ill. 68-72-70--210
2 Doug Ghim
2014
Arlington Heights, Ill. 71-69-70--210
4 Kraig McLeod
2012
Pebble Beach, Calif. 71-69-72--212
5 Michael Nagy
2012
Manistique, Mich. 71-69-74--214
T6 Connor Peck
2012
Ankeny, Iowa 74-70-71--215
6 Voramate Aussarassakorn
2012
Bangkok, Thailand 74-67-74--215
6 Perry Johnson
2011
Lake Forest, Ill. 73-73-69--215
6 Harrison Winger
2012
Orlando, Fla. 73-71-71--215
T10 Jack Adolfson
2013
Niwot, Colo. 69-75-72--216
10 Dan Lensing
2014
Spring Park, Minn. 74-72-70--216
T12 Nick Hardy
2014
Northbrook, Ill. 74-68-75--217
12 Chad Carlson
2013
Overland Park, Kan. 67-77-73--217
12 Evan McLeod
2013
Pebble Beach, Calif. 72-73-72--217
T15 Byongjoon Park
2012
(South Korea) Glenview, Ill. 71-76-72--219
15 Jack McKinney
2011
Big Bend, Wis. 76-75-68--219
15 Thomas O'Bryan
2011
Aurora, Ill. 75-71-73--219
15 Tommy Schofield
2013
Mundelein, Ill. 73-73-73--219
19 Ryan Jahn
2013
Jupiter, Fla. 71-74-75--220
20 Bailey Truesdell
2012
Grand Blanc, Mich. 76-70-75--221
T21 Marc Ackermann
2011
Lake Barrington, Ill. 72-79-71--222
21 Max Mantey
2012
Appleton, Wis. 74-75-73--222
T23 Charlie Marshall
2012
Lake Forest, Ill. 76-74-73--223
23 Nate Strigenz
2013
Fond du Lac, Wis. 72-77-74--223
25 Sam Weatherhead
2013
Grand Rapids, Mich. 74-79-71--224
T26 David Cooke
2011
Bolingbrook, Ill. 74-74-77--225
26 Nicholas Jan
2013
Northbrook, Ill. 75-73-77--225
26 R.J. Budd
2013
Prairie du sac, Wis. 74-77-74--225
26 Patipan Pipatpinyopong
2012
Loves Park, Ill. 77-73-75--225
26 Jacob Gould
2011
Carmel, Ind. 78-73-74--225
T31 Nicholas McCall
2013
Winnetka, Ill. 71-76-79--226
31 Reed Aren
2013
Long Grove, Ill. 77-78-71--226
33 Michael Grayson
2011
Highland Park, Ill. 75-77-75--227
34 Jason Plepel
2011
Wheaton, Ill. 79-74-76--229
35 Austin Rendell
2013
Winnetka, Ill. 81-75-74--230
T36 Jimmy Slovitt
2011
Winnetka, Ill. 72-78-81--231
36 Jake Andrews
2012
St. Louis, Mo., 77-75-79--231
36 Jacob Johnson
2013
Holt, Mich. 76-77-78--231
36 Ian Kelsey
2014
Deerfield, Ill. 82-76-73--231
T40 Nikolaj Brons-Piche
2012
Traverse City, Mich. 78-76-78--232
40 Eric Hagstrom
2012
Middleton, Wis. 83-76-73--232
T42 Max Gagnier
2012
Indianapolis, Ind. 76-81-76--233
42 Raimondo Franchi
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 77-77-79--233
42 Grant Smith
2013
Johnston, Iowa 77-75-81--233
T45 Michael Holevas
2012
Elgin, Ill. 77-78-79--234
45 Creighton Helms
2013
Glenview, Ill. 82-75-77--234
45 Ian Wright
2013
Winnetka, Ill. 74-82-78--234
T48 Cullen Barkau
2014
Freeport, Ill. 80-80-76--236
48 Carson Hillery
2012
Dubuque, Iowa 85-71-80--236
48 Ryan Franklin
2012
Wales, Wis. 85-78-73--236
51 Jack Spellman
2013
Long Grove, Ill. 79-80-78--237
52 Jakob Garstecki
2013
Germantown, Wis. 79-73-86--238
53 Dana Hayes
2012
Winnetka, Ill. 77-82-82--241
T54 Jack Lorge
2012
Verona, Wis. 76-90-79--245
54 Matthew Winter
2012
Appleton, Wis. 78-86-81--245
T56 Greg Conrad
2013
Barrington, Ill. 85-82-79--246
56 Carter Hendricks
2012
L'Anse, Mich. 81-86-79--246
56 Luke Waggoner
2012
Crystal Lake, Ill. 79-82-85--246
59 Kevin Coakley
2012
Brookfield, Wis. 79-83-85--247
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Josh Smith
2013
Hazel Green, Wis.
77-68-DQ - 7-1b
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kelly Grassel
2013
Chesterton, Ind. 74-75-74--223
2 Emily Joers
2013
Waukesha, Wis. 76-74-74--224
T3 Angie Varona
2013
San Jose, Argentina 76-75-75--226
3 Stephanie Carlozzi
2012
Naples, Fla. 76-76-74--226
5 Christine Lin
2012
Austin, Texas 75-80-72--227
T6 Elizabeth Szokol
2012
Winnetka, Ill. 76-80-74--230
6 Vivian Hsuan Chen
2013
(Taiwan) Bradenton, Fla. 79-77-74--230
8 Rosanna Lederhausen
2013
Hinsdale, Ill. 80-76-76--232
9 Sara Detlefsen
2012
Eagan, Minn. 74-84-75--233
T10 Sylvie Brick
2012
Frankfort, Ill. 74-82-80--236
10 Cassie Wang
2013
Lenexa, Kan. 81-81-74--236
12 Olivia McCormick
2012
Grant Park, Ill. 78-80-80--238
T13 Jessamine Handwerk
2012
Harrisburg, Ill. 84-77-78--239
13 Bernice Sitompul
2012
Jakarta, Indonesia 80-82-77--239
15 Lauren Flynn
2012
Milton, Mass. 79-77-86--242
16 Katie Pokrandt
2012
Eau Claire, Wis. 79-85-81--245
17 Jane Seder
2012
Highland Park, Ill. 83-88-87--258
18 Danielle Covey
2012
Rancho Murieta, Calif. 88-90-81--259
 

Kowalski earns first win at the Midwest Junior Players Championship
Grassel wins by one- stroke at The House on the Rock Resort- Springs Course

SPRING GREEN, Wis. - Landon Kowalski of Buffalo Grove, Ill,. carded a tournament total 7-under-par 209 en route to earning his first AJGA victory. Kelly Grassel of Chesterton, Ind., shot a final round 2-over-par 74 to outlast the competition at The House on the Rock Resort — Springs Course.

The Midwest Junior Players Championship was a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the House on the Rock Resort — Springs Course in Spring Green, Wis. The tournament field included 60 boys and 18 girls, ages 12-18, from 13 states, Argentina, Thailand, South Korea, Italy and Indonesia. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,535 yards while the Girls Division played at 5,916 yards.

Kowalski shot a final round 2-under-par 70 to stand alone atop the leaderboard. The class of 2011 graduate stayed under par for all three rounds of the tournament. Kowalski's closest finish was last year where he place second at the Preseason Junior at Brookhaven. Kowalski's attitude is more improved because of the win.

“It gives me a lot of confidence knowing that I could handle the pressure of the final round with the lead,” Kowalski said.

This is a good way to finish off Kowalski's AJGA career.

“This tournament, being my last AJGA tournament, is just icing on the cake,” Kowalski said.

Tee-k Kelly of Wheaton, Ill., and Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., tied for second at 6-under-par 210. Kraig McLeod of Pebble Beach, Calif., finished third at 4-under-par 212. Rounding out the top five was Michael Nagy of Manistique, Mich., at 2-under-par 214.

In the Girls Division, Grassel finished the tournament at 7-over-par 223. By doing so, the Chesterton, Ind. native also earned her first AJGA victory. Grassel's main strengths were her short game, which she explained helped give her the win.

“It feels really good to finally get the win,” Grassel said.

This finish gives Grassel her fifth total top-10 finish of her AJGA career

“This is my last tournament of the summer and I feel confident about my game because of how I played this week,” Grassel said.

Emily Joers of Waukesha, Wis., finished in second place at 8-over-par 224. Rounding out the top three was Stephanie Carlozzi of Naples, Fla., and Angie Verona of San Jose, Argentina at 10-over-par 226.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501c(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 more than 40 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 Midwest Junior Players Championship contact Tournament Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

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Boys
Total
1
Luis Gerardo Garza
209
2
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211
T
3
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212
T
3
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212
T
3
Tyler Bakich
212
Girls
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215
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217
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222
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1
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206
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207
T
3
Zach Norris
209
T
3
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209
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
204
2
Angella Then
219
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221
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212
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213
T
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214
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214
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215
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218
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226
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221
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216
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220
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221
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Joshua Suh
211
T
2
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214
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214
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214
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Total
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Benyapa Niphatsophon
206
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209
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