THE PING INVITATIONAL
Karsten Creek
Stillwater, Okla. • October 7 - 10

Media Score STILLWATER, Okla. -- Second Round results from the The PING Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Karsten Creek.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7388. Rating: 77.1. Slope: 152
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6291. Rating: 78.5. Slope: 146

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 74-69--143
T2 Taylor Moore
2012
Edmond, Okla. 74-73--147
2 Matthew NeSmith
2012
North Augusta, S.C. 73-74--147
T4 Vincent Martino
2012
Southlake, Texas 73-76--149
4 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 75-74--149
4 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 69-80--149
T7 Scott Scheffler
2014
Dallas, Texas 75-75--150
7 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 74-76--150
T9 Chase Koepka
2012
Lake Worth, Fla. 76-76--152
9 Doug Ghim
2014
Arlington Heights, Ill. 78-74--152
T11 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 75-78--153
11 Daniel Chian
2012
Covina, Calif. 79-74--153
11 Brad Dalke
2015
Hobart, Okla. 78-75--153
T14 Eric Ricard
2013
Shreveport, La. 78-76--154
14 Matt Gilchrest
2013
Southlake, Texas 75-79--154
14 Nicolas Echavarria
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 75-79--154
T17 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 76-79--155
17 Beau Hossler
2013
Mission Viejo, Calif. 79-76--155
17 John Lee
2012
Los Alamitos, Calif. 75-80--155
17 Zachary Wright
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 79-76--155
T21 Jake McBride
2013
Hartville, Ohio 76-80--156
21 Stratton Nolen
2013
Austin, Texas 82-74--156
21 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 76-80--156
21 James Yoon
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 79-77--156
21 Connor Black
2014
Humble, Texas 79-77--156
21 Jonathan Sanders
2012
Chatsworth, Calif. 80-76--156
21 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 81-75--156
21 Cameron Champ
2014
Sacramento, Calif. 78-78--156
T29 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 82-75--157
29 Nicolo Galletti
2013
Phoenix, Ariz. 79-78--157
T31 Sawyer Shaw
2014
West Palm Beach, Fla. 77-81--158
31 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 83-75--158
31 Henry Do
2013
Canton, Mich. 81-77--158
31 Michael Pisciotta
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 83-75--158
T35 Luke Park
2013
Fullerton, Calif. 84-76--160
35 Joshua Lee
2013
Orange Park, Fla. 83-77--160
35 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 80-80--160
T38 John Boehme
2012
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 81-80--161
38 Jacob Fair
2012
Monett, Mo. 84-77--161
38 Jordan Niebrugge
2012
Mequon, Wis. 88-73--161
41 Robert Geibel
2013
Pembroke Pines, Fla. 84-78--162
T42 Kyle Kochevar
2012
Glen Ellyn, Ill. 88-77--165
42 Hank Lebioda
2012
Winter Springs, Fla. 92-73--165
44 Parker Derby
2013
Columbus, Ga. 79-90--169
45 Conor Richardson
2012
West Palm Beach, Fla. 86-85--171
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 75-70--145
T2 Gabriella Then
2013
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 77-69--146
2 Jaye Marie Green
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 76-70--146
4 Kaitlin Park
2012
Tustin Ranch, Calif. 77-70--147
T5 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 77-71--148
5 Shannon Aubert
2014
Champions Gate, Fla. 75-73--148
7 Esther Lee
2013
Norwalk, Calif. 79-70--149
T8 Annie Park
2013
Levittown, N.Y. 78-72--150
8 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 78-72--150
8 Jenny Hahn
2012
Henderson, Nev. 74-76--150
T11 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 76-75--151
11 Allisen Corpuz
2016
Honolulu, Hawaii 75-76--151
13 Yu Liu
2013
Beijing, China 77-75--152
14 Ariya Jutanugarn
2014
Bangkok, Thailand 81-72--153
T15 Moriya Jutanugarn
2013
Bangkok, Thailand 78-76--154
15 Andrea Lee
2016
Hermosa Beach, Calif. 78-76--154
15 Alexandra Kaui
2013
Las Vegas, Nev. 80-74--154
T18 Jessica Vasilic
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 77-78--155
18 Summar Roachell
2013
Conway, Ark. 77-78--155
20 Amy Lee
2015
Brea, Calif. 82-75--157
T21 Rinko Mitsunaga
2015
Roswell, Ga. 80-80--160
21 Casie Cathrea
2013
Livermore, Calif. 83-77--160
23 Talia Campbell
2012
Dallas, Texas 83-78--161
T24 Taylor Coleman
2015
San Antonio, Texas 84-80--164
24 Céline Boutier
2012
Montrouge, France 82-82--164
26 Simin Feng
2013
Windermere, Fla. 84-82--166
27 Maddie Szeryk
2014
Allen, Texas 85-84--169
 

McInerney fires second-round 69 to take command at The PING Invitational
Kim birdies four of final five holes to take over Girls Division lead at Karsten Creek

STILLWATER, Okla. — AJ McInerney of Henderson, Nev., and Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., surged into the lead after a rainy, but wind-free, second round at The PING Invitational.

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 21 states, Colombia, France, Thailand, China, South Korea, Sweden, Hong Kong and Mexico. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 layout at 7,388 yards, while the Girls Division is playing at 6,291 yards.

After a windy opening round saw higher-than-normal scores, a calmer morning with intermittent rain showers provided more hospitable scoring conditions in the second round. McInerney took advantage, firing the day's low round, making four birdies en route to a 3-under-par 69.

“I hit it close on No. 1 and made the putt, and I made a 15-footer on 9, so I birdied both the par 5s on the front,” McInerney said. “Then I made a 20-footer on 16 and two-putted for birdie on 18 (after reaching the par 5 in two).”

With rounds of 74-69, McInerney was one of the few players able to put together good scores in both the windy first round and rainy second round.

“I think over the summer I got used to playing in the rain (Rolex Tournament of Champions and U.S. Junior Amateur), because I was never used to playing in the rain back home,” he said. “And it's windy everyday in Vegas, so I'm used to that.”

With a two-day total of 1-under-par 143, McInerney holds a four-stroke lead over Taylor Moore of Edmond, Okla., and Matthew NeSmith of North Augusta, S.C., who stand at 3-over-par 147. A three-way tie for fourth includes first-round leader Wyndham Clark, who followed up his 3-under-par 69 in the first round with an 8-over-par 80. Also tied for fourth are Vincent Martino of Southlake, Texas, and Shun Yat Hak of Hong Kong.

In the Girls Division, Kyung Kim saved her best for the end, as she reeled off four birdies over the final five holes to vault into a one-shot lead over two other players. It is familiar territory for Kim, who led after the first and second rounds at the 2010 PING Invitational before finishing in a tie for second place.

“Yesterday was tough, club selection-wise,” Kim said regarding the 20-30 mph winds. The favorable change in weather enabled her to “definitely go for the pin.” Even so, it wasn't until No. 14 before she sank her first birdie putt. After that she was lights out, making her final birdie on the par-5 18th to claim a one-shot lead over Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla. If Kim is to win her first AJGA Invitational, she will need to fend off a pair of major champions, as Then won the 2011 Rolex Tournament of Champions, and Green won the 2010 Polo Golf Junior Classic.

Final-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) 533-8181.

About PING

The 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.ping.com.

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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 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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204
T
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205
T
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Girls
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207
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140
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.