Newsmakers: July 30, 2007

Junior Round-up

Cory Whitsett

Cory Whitsett of Houston, won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, defeating fellow Texan Anthony Paolucci 8 and 7. Whitsett had birdies on Nos. 7 and 9 and parred Nos. 8, 10 and 11 in the morning portion of the 36-hole match play final to turn a 2-up deficit to a 3-up advantage. He finished with five birdies and just two bogeys in becoming only the second lefty to ever win the championship.

Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., captured the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, defeating Ayaka Kaneko of Honolulu, 4 and 3. The match was tied after the first 18 holes, but Park went 1-up on the 19th hole and never let the lead slip. The 14-year-old is the fourth-youngest winner in the championship's history.

Amateur Round-up

Brian Harman, the 2003 and 2004 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, won the Porter Cup with a 22-under-par 258, shattering the previous tournament scoring record by seven strokes. The University of Georgia junior defeated former Bulldog teammate Chris Kirk by nine strokes.

Alison Walshe defeated Jenny Suh 3 and 2 to capture the North & South Women's Amateur.

Professional Round-up

Jim Fuyrk defended his title at the Canadian Open, firing a final-round 7-under-par 64 to claim a one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh. Furyk started the day three strokes back of Singh, but he captured the lead with two birdies on his first three holes and a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.

Ronald Thatcher shot a final-round 6-under-par 65 to capture the Nationwide Tour's Cox Classic. Thatcher shot all four rounds in the 60s for his second Nationwide Tour victory.

 

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Weekly Results
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at The Seagate presented by Sportlink
Boys
Total
1
Robert Eisch
141
T
2
Alvaro Escalada
142
T
2
Michael Saccente
142
Girls
Total
1
Alice Jo
142
2
Maria Hoyos
146
3
Courtney Zeng
147
Preseason Junior at Cantigny
Boys
Total
1
Frank Lindwall
138
2
David Perkins
146
3
Jedidiah Jhu
148
Girls
Total
T
1
Allison Olberding
154
T
1
Margaret Hickey
154
3
Loren Skibba
160
Junior All-Star at Longaberger
Boys
Total
1
Graham Corbin
71
T
2
Ryan Hall
72
T
2
Aaron Chen
72
T
2
Will Grevlos
72
Girls
Total
T
1
Kailie Vongsaga
78
T
1
Sarah Fite
78
T
3
Erica Shepherd
79
T
3
Penelope Tir
79
T
3
Mallory Lovell
79
T
3
Sarah Willis
79
T
3
Megan Furtney
79
Preseason Junior at Worthington Manor presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Walker Simas
150
2
Dominic Wagner
151
T
3
Evan Long
152
T
3
Tanner Johnson
152
Girls
Total
1
Hailey Freedman
162
T
2
Samantha Fritzinger
169
T
2
Julia Calomiris
169
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