AJGA CLIFFS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
Arden, N.C. • April 24 - 26
 

HAK SHOOTS COURSE-RECORD 64 TO WIN THE AJGA CLIFFS CHAMPIONSHIP
Meadow goes wire-to-wire for the win at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

ARDEN N.C. — Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., finished the final round with a tournament total of 2-under-par 140 to take home the trophy. Stephanie Meadow of Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, also earned a course record when she carded a 5-under-par 137 for the victory.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Cliffs Championship was a 36-hole stroke play event held at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. The tournament field consisted of 54 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 12 states and four countries. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 7,009 yards, while the Girls Division played at 6,023 yards.

Hak came into the final round 5-over-par with a lot of ground to cover if he wanted to finish near the top. He bogeyed No. 2 during the first round, but with better distance control and a 6-iron, he was able to birdie the hole today. Hak scored four other birdies on the front nine and made the turn 5-under-par. Hak had more trouble on the back nine carding two bogeys on Nos. 13 and 18, but finished the back nine 2-under and in good position to contend for the championship.

“I didn't read the line well yesterday,” said Hak. “I couldn't put everything together, but I did today.”

As the wind grew stronger, the leaders struggled and by the end of the day Hak found himself in sole possession of the lead.

Tied for second with 1-under-par 141s were M.J. Maguire of St. Petersburg, Fla., Logan Harrell of Huntersville, N.C., and Gavin Hall of Pittsford, N.Y. Rounding out the Boys Division, tied for fifth with even-par-142s were Billy Kennerly of Alpharetta, Ga., Michael Montgomery of Daufuskie Island, S.C., Shawn Yim of Buford, Ga., and Daniel Walker of Earlysville, Va.

Meadow didn't finish as well as she had hoped two weeks ago at the Mizuno Junior at Innisbrook and says that motivated her to do better this week. She came to North Carolina more focused than the weeks before, and with a better short game. Meadow began the final round just like the first with a birdie on par-4 No. 1. She continued through the front nine carding two more birdies and a bogey to make the turn 2-under. Similar conditions from the day before made the course easier to read for Meadow.

“The wind fooled me yesterday,” said Meadow. “I came up short on the par-3s yesterday, but I learned from the course and used the right clubs today.”

In the Girls Division, Haley Stephens of Greer, S.C., earned second place with a 1-over-par 143. Tied for third were Ri Hyang Park of Bluffton S.C., and Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Ga., with 2-over-par 144s.

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 50 states and more than 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.

For more information about the AJGA Cliffs Championship please contact AJGA National Headquarters at 770-868-4200 or visit ajga.org.

 
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