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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Boys
Total
1
Tyler Strafaci
66
2
Won Jun Lee
68
3
Eugene Hong
69
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
70
T
2
Amy Zhang
73
T
2
Gabriela Coello
73
Under ArmourĀ® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
67
T
2
J. J. Gresco
68
T
2
Zach Norris
68
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
66
2
Angella Then
71
3
Abigail Heck
72
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
68
T
1
Jacob Bergeron
68
T
3
Logan Watkins
70
T
3
Drew Jones
70
Girls
Total
T
1
Mia Ayer
74
T
1
Sydney Youngblood
74
T
1
Kie Purdom
74
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Conner Koberg
69
2
Andrew Beckler
71
T
3
Tanner Owen
72
T
3
Aaron DeNucci
72
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
71
T
2
Alison Chang
73
T
2
Meiqi Gao
73
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Marc Toma
69
T
1
Henry Cassriel
69
T
3
Mason Glinski
70
T
3
Taisei Negishi
70
T
3
Eric Ghim
70
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
67
T
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
68
T
2
Alyaa Abdulghany
68
AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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