AJGA LAS VEGAS JUNIOR
Srixon Qualifier Series
Angel Park Golf Club
Las Vegas, Nev. • June 15, 2008
 

NEGRI TAKES HOME TOP HONORS AT ANGEL PARK GOLF CLUB
Albrecht shoots low round to take medalist honors in Girls Division

LAS VEGAS — Matthew Negri of El Cajon, Calif., took home medalist honors in the qualifier for the AJGA Las Vegas Junior Sunday, carding a 4-under-par 67. Ashleigh Albrecht of Murrieta Valley, Calif., sealed the top spot in the Girls Division after finishing with an even-par 71.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Las Vegas Junior Qualifier was held at Angel Park Golf Club — Mountain Course. The tournament field consisted of 76 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 10 states, New Zealand and Taiwan, all vying for the chance to play in the AJGA Las Vegas Junior to be held June 16-19. The Girls Division played the par-71 course at 6,031 yards, while the Boys Division played it at 6,680 yards.

Negri's round went from solid to spectacular in quick fashion from Nos. 12-16 when he birdied all five holes—including a 15-yard chip-in on No. 16.

“On No. 12, I got hot. I made five birdies in a row,” Negri said. “I was just putting really good right there. I read the greens well.”

Negri's back nine string of birdies aside, his favorite shot of the day came on No. 2 when a great approach shot put him in prime eagle position.

“On No. 2, I had a hybrid out, and I hit it to like 10 feet and eagled the hole,” Negri said.

Also qualifying for the Boys Division in the tournament were Alfred Castro of La Quinta, Calif., Chase Patten of Simi Valley, Calif., Joshua Park of Diamond Bar, Calif., Ryan Tetrault of Orange, Calif., Andrew Cho of La Crescenta, Calif., Charlie Von Arentschildt of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jonathan Rego of San Dimas, Calif., Mac McClung of Fremont, Calif., and Gregory Fehrman of Rothschild, Wisc.

Joseph Stewart of Palm Desert, Calif., Ryan Knapp of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Sam Bell of Park City, Utah, all qualified but opted to take a Tournament Exemption in lieu of playing in this week's event.

In the Girls Division, Albrecht hovered around even-par on both nines, shooting a 36 on the front nine and a 35 on the back nine. She managed to finish all of the par-3s bogey-free despite taking an aggressive approach for the day.

“I went pin-hunting,” Albrecht said. “I was going for the green, and it was consistent.”

Also qualifying for the Girls Division were Hana Lee of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Rachel Kim of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Li-Ting Weng of Hacienda Heights, Calif.

Grace Kummerfeld of Riverside, Calif., and Jane Yoo of Cerritos, Calif., both qualified but opted to take a Tournament Exemption instead of playing this week.

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 a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 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.

First round tee times for the AJGA Las Vegas Junior will run from 7 — 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, June 17 off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Angel Park Golf Club — Mountain Course. For more information on the AJGA Las Vegas Junior please contact Tournament Headquarters at (678) 617-2424.

#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. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
4. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
5. KK Limbhasut
Loma Linda, CA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
4. Maddie Szeryk
Allen, TX
5. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
Complete Rankings
Upcoming Events
(Upcoming Events)  
Oct 10- 13 Open Championship
Oct 10- 13 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Oct 10- 13 The PING Invitational
Nov 22- 28 Polo Golf Junior Classic
December 5- 7 AJGA Senior Boys Championship
December 5- 7 AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championship
Complete Schedule
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 Girls Championship
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Stephenson
210
T
2
Lilia Vu
213
T
2
Kelly Whaley
213
The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
213
T
2
Brad Dalke
214
T
2
Kristian Caparros
214
Sunriver Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Norman Xiong
203
T
2
Aaron Whalen
205
T
2
Cole Madey
205
Girls
Total
1
Janet Zhang
218
2
Amanjoty Sangha
219
3
Sarah Rhee
220
Sunriver Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Chun
201
2
John Sand
207
3
Sean Yi
209
Girls
Total
1
*Hayeon Yun
212
2
Briana Chacon
212
3
Euna Han
215
CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior
Boys
Total
1
John Lazor
215
2
Paul Lei
218
3
Ambrose Abbracciamento
219
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
215
2
Jackie Rogowicz
220
3
Kelly Sim
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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.