CLUBCORP MISSION HILLS DESERT JUNIOR
Mission Hills Country Club
Rancho Mirage, Calif. • June 22 - 25
 

WEAVER CATCHES FIRE AND LEADS AT MISSION HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Kang ahead of Girls Division field by one stroke

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Michael Weaver of Fresno, Calif., caught fire in Tuesday's first round of the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior shooting a 7-under-par 65. Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., battled the heat to take the lead after shooting a 3-under-par 69.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at Mission Hills Country Club — Dinah Shore Tournament Course. The tournament field features 54 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from five states and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course from 7,078 yards, while the Girls Division is playing at 6,172 yards.

In his first AJGA tournament this season, Weaver went unconscious recording 10 birdies on the day including a streak of seven in a row on Nos. 7-13. He started off his round 2-over-par through five holes which included a four-putt on No. 3. But with a hot putter, he managed to tie his lowest competitive round of 65 and took the lead in the Boys Division by five shots.

“I got on a role and didn't really miss a shot,” Weaver said. “I was flagging everything and the only long putt I had to make was a 20 footer on No. 10.”

Sitting in second place in the Boys Division are Steven Kearney of Carlsbad, Calif., Preston Valder of Yorba Linda, Calif., Jake Katz of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Jeffrey Wells of Redondo Beach, Calif., all log jammed with 2-under-par 70s.

Kang, a 2008 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American, started the day off right recording birdies on Nos. 1 and 2 and managed to keep the momentum going the entire round finishing with a 3-under-par 69. Her round was almost flawless with her lone bogey coming on the 494-yard par-5 11th hole. Despite her good play, she struggled a bit with her driving.

“I haven't been hitting my driver very well,” Kang said. “I hit it way right off No. 18 tee but was able to scramble and ended up making par.”

In the Girls Division, Jessica Vasilic of Anaheim Hills, Calif., shot a 2-under-par 70 to sit alone in second. Jennifer Johnson of La Quinta, Calif., is in third after shooting a 1-under-par 71.

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 AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 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 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 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.

Second-round tee times for the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior will run from 6:30- 8:18 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees Wednesday at the Mission Hills Country Club. For more information, please contact the Tournament Director Tommy Tangtiphaiboontana, at (760) 324-9400.

 
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. Scott Scheffler
Dallas, TX
2. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
3. Austen Truslow
New Smyrna Beach, FL
4. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
5. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
3. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
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
E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
S.M. Lee
211
2
Gabriel Lench
213
T
3
Chase Ibbotson
214
T
3
Jake DeZoort
214
T
3
Jake Milanowski
214
Girls
Total
1
Carly Burkhardt
218
2
Natalie Srinivasan
223
3
Yunjie Zhang
224
AJGA Huntsville Junior
Boys
Total
1
Patrick Martin
200
2
Vasili Kartos
215
3
Peyton Wilhoit
216
Girls
Total
1
Maddie Rose Hamilton
222
2
Lauren Gros
223
T
3
Abigail Heck
224
T
3
Micheala Williams
224
Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Boys
Total
1
Jose Cervantes
166
2
McClure Meissner
169
T
3
Drew Jones
172
T
3
Fernando Lopez Butron
172
T
3
Carson Seals
172
Girls
Total
1
Sol Lee
173
T
2
Julie Houston
177
T
2
Binny Lee
177
Midwest Junior Players Championship
Boys
Total
1
Matthew Walker
214
2
Trent Wallace
217
T
3
Mike Lee
219
T
3
Ian Kelsey
219
T
3
Daniel Hudson
219
Girls
Total
1
Heather Ciskowski
225
2
Allyson Geer
226
3
Dana Gattone
228
New Era Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Michael VanDerLaan
213
2
Ben Reichert
216
3
Matt Hutchins
218
Girls
Total
1
Katie Kim
218
2
Maren Cipolla
220
T
3
Chelsea Dantonio
226
T
3
Eun-Won Park
226
AJGA Junior at Serrano
Boys
Total
1
Alexander Lee
206
2
Brandon Wu
210
3
Robert Briggs
211
Girls
Total
1
Anna Zhou
214
2
Allisen Corpuz
216
3
Kelsey Ulep
217
Midwest Junior Players Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Harrison Ott
216
2
Reese Ramsey
218
3
Alex Jamieson
221
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Beaudreau
229
2
Mariah Smith
232
3
Naomi Lee
233
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.