PRESEASON JUNIOR AT ST. JAMES PLANTATION
St. James Plantation - The Members Club Course
Southport, N.C. • April 9 - 11

Media Score SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Final results from the Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at St. James Plantation.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6704. Rating: 72.3. Slope: 128
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5764. Rating: 72.7. Slope: 126

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Brantley Kushner
2011
Leesburg, Va. 73-71--144
1 Trey Smith
2011
Virginia Beach, Va. 71-73--144
3 Minchung Kim
2012
Cary, N.C. 73-74--147
4 David  Sullivan
2011
Woodstock, Ga. 76-72--148
T5 Robert Zieser
2011
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 75-76--151
5 Blake Kennedy
2012
Moore, S.C. 76-75--151
5 Jordan Smith
2011
Murray, Ky. 77-74--151
T8 Landon Weis
2012
Charlottesville, Va. 77-75--152
8 Ethan Wall
2013
Brielle, N.J. 75-77--152
T10 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 80-73--153
10 Matthew McKagen
2011
Powder Springs, Ga. 77-76--153
10 Luke Coates
2011
Florence, S.C. 78-75--153
13 Cody  Hodges
2012
Mount Airy, N.C. 76-78--154
14 Archer Price
2014
Gastonia, N.C. 80-75--155
T15 Jeremy Wall
2014
Brielle, N.J. 79-77--156
15 Todd Eckstein
2011
Durham, N.C. 79-77--156
T17 Coleman Self
2015
Greenwood, S.C. 81-76--157
17 Clay Brown
2013
Davidson, N.C. 74-83--157
17 Jacob Tickal
2011
Opelika, Ala. 80-77--157
20 Taylor Coalson
2012
Dobson, N.C. 79-79--158
T21 Dawson Hobbs
2012
Midlothian, Va. 78-81--159
21 Jason Woodall
2011
Yanceyville, N.C. 84-75--159
21 Nicholas Brenner
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 77-82--159
21 William Rainey
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 82-77--159
21 Tyler Lail
2012
Conover, N.C. 80-79--159
T26 Tanner Owen
2014
High Point, N.C. 78-82--160
26 Ryan Wilkinson
2011
Galivants Ferry, S.C. 79-81--160
26 Kyle Austin
2013
Mebane, N.C. 77-83--160
26 David Donovan IV
2010
Hampstead, N.C. 79-81--160
26 Jason Gallimore
2011
Advance, N.C. 80-80--160
26 Andrew Klasing
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 85-75--160
T32 Charles Spry
2011
Winston-Salem, N.C. 87-74--161
32 Grant Blevins
2011
Danville, Ky. 81-80--161
32 Bailey Patrick, Jr
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 81-80--161
32 Jay Carroll
2011
Upper Arlington, Ohio 75-86--161
T36 Blake Wilson
2011
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 84-78--162
36 Dylan Morgan
2010
Eden, N.C. 83-79--162
36 Ryan Oliver
2011
Franklin, Tenn. 81-81--162
T39 David Kocher
2014
Charlotte, N.C. 82-81--163
39 Patrick Mullaney
2011
Hinsdale, Ill. 79-84--163
39 Zachary Melnick
2012
Blue Bell, Pa. 85-78--163
39 Cole Adams
2011
Connersville, Ind. 77-86--163
39 Randall Herriott
2013
Brandywine, Md. 76-87--163
39 Davis Morrison
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 79-84--163
39 Craig Hornberger
2013
Lancaster, Pa. 87-76--163
T46 Benjamin Weaver
2011
Charlottesville, Va. 81-84--165
46 Mark Paradise
2012
Moscow, Pa. 80-85--165
46 Michael Pisciotta
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 85-80--165
49 Russell Caruana
2011
Bedford, N.H. 84-82--166
T50 Ben Schlottman
2014
Advance, N.C. 79-88--167
50 John Minton III
2011
Bowling Green, Ky. 87-80--167
T52 Jeffrey Jackman
2011
Summerfield, N.C. 85-83--168
52 Scott Welch
2011
Henrico, Va. 83-85--168
52 Austin Morrison
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 84-84--168
T55 Austin Morin
2012
Virginia Beach, Va. 82-87--169
55 Spencer Sautin
2011
Ballston Lake, N.Y. 86-83--169
T57 Ty Hall
2013
Morehead City, N.C. 87-83--170
57 David Spears
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 86-84--170
57 Timothy Bringard
2012
Wilmington, N.C. 83-87--170
T60 TJ Ryder
2013
Wilmington, N.C. 91-80--171
60 Philip Kelley III
2014
Advance, N.C. 89-82--171
60 Garrett Sweeney
2013
Salem, Va. 84-87--171
T63 Boyd Wilson
2012
Acworth, Ga. 94-78--172
63 Paul Strader
2011
Glen Allen, Va. 85-87--172
63 Thomas la Morte
2014
Haworth, N.J. 88-84--172
T66 Beau Teal
2011
Myrtle Beach, SC 83-90--173
66 David Kostyal II
2011
Wilmington, N.C. 86-87--173
68 Jordan Knowles
2011
Fayetteville, N.C. 88-87--175
69 William Franklin
2012
Greenville, N.C. 87-90--177
T70 Grant de Gorter
2013
Cornelius, N.C. 89-91--180
70 Drew Board
2013
Roanoke, Va. 89-91--180
70 Nick Lotuaco, IV
2012
Virginia Beach, Va. 88-92--180
73 Jay Harper
2012
Wilmington, N.C. 96-85--181
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Christian Colegrove
2010
Chandler, Ariz.
-DQ - Rule 6-3a
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Devon Compton
2011
Rochester, Mich. 84-78--162
2 Samantha Buchanan
2012
Bluffton, S.C. 82-81--163
3 Kensington Wieland
2013
Loudon, Tenn. 86-79--165
4 Shannon Brooks
2015
Vienna, Va. 87-79--166
5 Kelly Kennewick
2011
Woodinville, Wash. 87-82--169
6 Erica Clinard
2011
Clemmons, N.C. 87-85--172
T7 Hayley Guyton
2011
Sugar Grove, Ill. 88-85--173
7 Emee Herbert
2011
Johns Creek, Ga. 86-87--173
7 Allyson Markiewicz
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 85-88--173
10 Morgan Schultz
2013
Raleigh, N.C. 87-88--175
11 Emily Vergin
2011
Milford, Mich. 86-91--177
12 Cecily Overbey
2014
High Point, N.C. 88-90--178
13 Mary-Katelyn Holanek
2012
Cary, N.C. 90-90--180
14 Stacey Adams
2011
Asheville, N.C. 88-95--183
15 Kelsi McKee
2013
Sugarcreek, Ohio 90-94--184
16 Emily Garrahan
2011
Coram, N.Y. 95-90--185
17 Jordan McKelvin
2015
Westminster, Md. 92-95--187
18 Soomin Hyun
2012
Fairfax, Va. 93-96--189
19 Logan Cass
2013
Cookeville, Tenn. 100-90--190
20 Emma Parson
2016
Chapel Hill, N.C. 134-135--269
 

Kushner and Smith Battle to Earn Co-Medalist Honors at Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation
Compton fires low front nine to take top honors in Girls Division

SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Brantley Kushner of Leesburg, Va., and Trey Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., were locked in a lengthy battle that ended in a tie with both players carding an even-par 144. Devon Compton of Rochester, Mich., used a 2-under-par front nine 34 to earn medalist honors in the Girls Division.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, The Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation was a 36-hole stroke play event held at St. James Plantation — The Members Club Course. The 93-player field featured players from 19 states. The Boys Division played St. James Plantation — The Members Club Course at 6,704 yards, while the Girls Division played at 5,764 yards.

Kushner and Smith went back and forth on the back nine and exchanged the lead several times. After one made a long putt, the other immediately answered back.

“We both played well today,” Smith said. “He started making putts on the front nine and had me getting a little worried.”

The momentum continued to shift from one player to the other throughout the final round.

“We each had our turn,” Kushner said. “There was a stretch of about six holes each where one of us just could not miss a putt.”

Playing side by side in the same group, the battle continued on each hole.

“We seemed to hit the ball in the same spots on every hole,” Kushner said.

Both were playing in their first AJGA event and were excited about getting the win.

“It's pretty cool to be able to say that I have won an AJGA event,” Smith said. “It really means a lot to me.”

Another competitor that made a run in the final round was Minchung Kim of Cary, N.C., who finished third with a 3-over-par 147. In fourth was David Sullivan of Woodstock, Ga., with 4-over-par 148. Blake Kennedy of Moore, S.C., Jordan Smith of Murray, Ky., and Robert Zieser of Myrtle Beach, S.C., finished in a three-way tie for fifth at 7-over-par 151.

Beginning her round on No. 10, Compton was able to bounce back from a back-nine 44 to finish with a final-round 78 and earn top honors. Playing in her second AJGA event, she feels more comfortable with tournament play and attributes the experience to her low front nine.

“When you get comfortable with the competition, it makes things easier and takes a little pressure off of you,” Compton said.

Samantha Buchanan of Bluffton, S.C., finished second at 19-over-par 163. In third was Kensington Wieland of Loudon, Tenn., with a 21-over-par 165.

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