Newsmakers: January 5, 2009
 

Newsmakers: January 5, 2009

Junior Round-up

Ashleigh Simon
Emiliano Grillo

Mathias Schjoelberg of Norway was victorious at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship, held Dec. 27 – 30, 2008 at Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. Schjoelberg won by one stroke over Stiggy Hodgson of England. Matteo Manassero of Italy, Pedro Figueiredo of Quinta do Conde, Portugal, Romain Wattel of France, Emiliano Grillo of Resistencia, Argentina, Jorge Fernandez Valdes of Cordoba, Argentina, Rafael Becker of Brazil, Stephan Wolters of Germany, Joachim Hansen of Denmark, Oliver Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga., and Jake Shepherd of England all finished in the top 10.

2008 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Victoria Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., won on  the girls’ side of the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. Tanco won in a five-hole playoff over Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla. Yu-Ri Kim of Korea, Kristina Wong of Bradenton, Fla., Stephanie Kim of Orlando, Fla., Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fla., Emilie Alonso of France, Victoria Kiser of Orlando, Fla., Alexandra Stewart of Peoria, Ariz., and Diana Fernandez of Paraguay all rounded out the top 10.

Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., took top honors at the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship, held at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., Dec 28 – 30, 2008. Katrina Hegge of Seattle, finished one stroke behind in second. Jane Chin of Huntington Beach, Calif., Lee Lopez of Whittier, Calif., Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, and Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla., rounded out the top five.

Professional Round-up

Six of the 14 first-time participants in the current Masters field are AJGA alumni, Ryuji Imada, Anthony Kim, Drew Kittleson, Danny Lee, John Merrick, and Jack Newman are all scheduled to compete at Augusta National Golf Club, April 9 – 12.

Kim won two events in 2008 and was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Lee won the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship over Kittleson, 5 and 4, while Newman is the defending U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion.

*Current AJGA members and alumni denoted in bold

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Results
Preseason Junior at Fieldstone
Boys
Total
T
1
Thomas Sullinger
72
T
1
Chase Lakari
72
T
3
Kevin Wahle
74
T
3
Ryan Dougherty
74
T
3
Tejas Sinha
74
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Reed
0
T
2
Maria Connelly
82
T
2
Samantha Kellstrom
82
T
2
Madison Tran
82
T
2
Tabytha Robinson
82
AJGA Junior at The Legends presented by Plaza Motors
Boys
Total
1
Matthew Liston
67
2
Griffin Agent
71
T
3
Tanner Owens
72
T
3
Ashkaan Hakim
72
T
3
Varun Chopra
72
T
3
Alex Bassetto
72
Girls
Total
T
1
Shannon Brooks
72
T
1
Maddie Rose Hamilton
72
T
3
Allyson Geer
74
T
3
Kailie Vongsaga
74
T
3
Micheala Williams
74
Junior All-Star at Forsgate
Boys
Total
T
1
Brandon Hoff
70
T
1
Sam Jung
70
T
3
Ethan Ng
71
T
3
Jay Kirchdorfer
71
T
3
Amadeo Figus
71
T
3
Kyle Tillinghast
71
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Peter
72
T
2
Mallory Lovell
73
T
2
Yoonju Shin
73
Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
T
1
Milan Matneja
72
T
1
Brady Pevarnik
72
T
3
Ryan Lee
73
T
3
Shiryu (Leo) Oyo
73
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Muhlbauer
78
2
Lauren Freyvogel
79
3
Carolyn Wang
80
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