MEDICUS JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT OAKWOOD
Oakwood Club
Cleveland Heights, Ohio • June 9 - 12
 

 STEADY PLAY HELPS GRAHEK LEAD BOYS DIVISION AT OAKWOOD CLUB
Canada native leads Girls Division following first round with 4-over-par 75

 

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OhioThick rough was to blame for many lost balls at the Oakwood Club Wednesday, but Patrick Grahek of Alpharetta, Ga., was able to hold his game steady to lead the Boys Division with a 3-under-par 68. Augusta James of Tamworth, Ontario, leads the Girls Division at 4-over-par 75.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Medicus Junior All-Star at Oakwood’s first round was postponed due to weather conditions Tuesday. The tournament was changed to a 36-hole stroke play event with the first round beginning Wednesday. The tournament field consists of 99 players, 75 boys and 24 girls from 22 states and Canada. The course is being played as a par-71. The Boys Division is playing Oakwood Club at 6,509 yards and the Girls Division at 5,822 yards.

Grahek started his round with a three-putt bogey on the par-5 first hole, but kept a good mindset to overcome the mishap. Back-to-back birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 helped him to an even-par 36 on the front nine. Four birdies on the back nine led to six total birdies on the day, helping him to have fun and relax while finishing the round.

“I struck the ball well and putted well while still leaving a couple out there,” he said. “I played safely and conservatively and I think my score shows that today.”

At 1-under-par 70, Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville, Md., carded two birdies and a bogey to finish the day in second. Tied for third are Motin Yeung of Orlando, Fla., and Andrew Wong of Deerfield Beach, Fla., with rounds of even-par 71. Rounding out the top five is Garrett Browning of Coraopolis, Pa., at 1-over-par 72.

In the Girls Division, James came into her second AJGA event after working hard on putting for the past few weeks. Although it took her a few holes to get a hold on it, she was able to start dropping longer putts throughout the day.

“I had a couple of birdies but nothing really huge today,” James said.  “Tomorrow I want to go for more flagsticks and have some more birdie opportunities.”

Rounding out the top three is Hannah Pierce of King George, Va., who is one shot back of James in second at 5-over-par 76. Morgan Ransom of Blacklick, Ohio, is two shots back of Pierce in third at 7-over-par 78.

Medicus Golf and The Medicus Golf Institute are dedicated to enabling all golfers to “Live Their Vision” in reaching their potential. By expanding its corporate vision, mission, products and services, Medicus Golf will enable golfers to learn and grow — both as a person and as a player — in a series of new and exciting developmental formats.

Medicus Golf enters its third year of sponsorship of the AJGA by supporting the Medicus Preseason Series. The Medicus Learning System, a comprehensive series of golf training aids, is dedicated to assisting golfers of all ages.

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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

Final-round tee times for the Medicus Junior All-Star at Oakwood will run from 7 – 11:48 a.m. off the No. 1 tee Thursday. For more information please contact Tournament Director Lauren Shelly or tournament headquarters at 770-298-4411 or visit the AJGA Web site, ajga.org.

# AJGA #

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
2. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
3. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
4. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
5. KK Limbhasut
Loma Linda, CA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
4. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
5. Amy Lee
Brea, CA
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission
Boys
Total
1
Luis Gerardo Garza
209
2
Austin Hitt
211
T
3
Gabriel Lench
212
T
3
Won Jun Lee
212
T
3
Tyler Bakich
212
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
215
2
Amy Zhang
217
3
Taylor Tomlinson
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
206
2
Oliver Simonsen
207
T
3
Zach Norris
209
T
3
Austin Squires
209
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
204
2
Angella Then
219
3
Kimberlee Tottori
221
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
1
Trey Winstead
212
2
Drew Jones
213
T
3
Braden Thornberry
214
T
3
Michael Feagles
214
T
3
Logan Watkins
214
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
215
2
Jiayu Kong
218
3
Olivia Cason
226
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
218
2
Wells Padgett
219
T
3
Walker Kesterson
221
T
3
Cole Dillon
221
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
216
2
Anna Zhou
220
3
Anabelle Chang
221
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
1
Joshua Suh
211
T
2
Wocheng Ye
214
T
2
Eric Ghim
214
T
2
Puwit Anupansuebsai
214
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
206
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
209
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
211
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
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
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.