FINAL ROUND CANCELLED AT MAYORS JUNIOR ALL-STAR INVITATIONAL, ROBERTS VICTORIOUS
Feng captures fifth Junior All-Star win at The Country Club at Mirasol
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — After a tumultuous morning of inclement weather, the final round of the Mayors Junior All-Star Invitational was cancelled leaving the first-round leaders victorious. Austin Roberts of Carmichael, Calif., walked away with the win in the Boys Division with a 4-under-par 68, while Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., claimed her fifth AJGA title this season after carding a 1-under-par 71.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Mayors Junior All-Star Invitational was an 18-hole stroke play event held at The Country Club at Mirasol's Sunset Course. The 77-player field featured players from 19 states, Canada and South Africa. The par-72 course was played at 6,904 yards for the Boys Division, and 6,008 yards for the Girls Division.
Prior to the Mayors Junior All-Star Invitational, Roberts best finish was a tie for fifth at the Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic and his low round of AJGA play came in the second round of the event when he carded a 1-over-par 71. He bested both of his personal AJGA records at The Country Club at Mirasol's Sunset Course with his impressive 4-under-par 68 performance that was good enough for the win.
“I've had a great summer of golf and for my first AJGA win to be an invitational makes it even more special,” the 15 year old said. “This win gives me a lot of confidence and makes me want to practice that much harder so I can do it again.”
Following Roberts in a four-way tie for second, each having recorded a 2-under-par 70, were Patrick Grimes of Palo Alto, Calif., Oliver Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga., Jason Roets of Eikenhof, South Africa, and Patrick-Reilly McMahon of Santa Maria, Calif.
In the Girls Division, Cindy Feng continued her dominance of the Junior All-Star Series. The 12 year old has competed in five Junior All-Star events and has walked away triumphant each time. Her 1-under-par performance bested the rest of the Girls Division field by three strokes.
“This invitational is the biggest tournament I've played in so far, so this feels really great,” Cindy Feng said. “I've been putting really well. I had a great feel for the greens and a little bit of luck that helped me here.”
Three strokes behind Cindy Feng and in a two-way tie for second, each having carded a 2-over-par 74, are Simin Feng of Orlando, and Marissa Borja of Spring Valley, Calif.
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