THUNDERBIRD INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR
Grayhawk Golf Club
Scottsdale, Ariz. • May 28 - 31

Media Score SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- First Round results from the Thunderbird International Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7112. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 143
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6275. Rating: 76.7. Slope: 138

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Anthony Paolucci
2011
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 33-33--66
T2 Jordan Spieth
2011
Dallas, Texas 34-35--69
2 Cameron Wilson
2010
Rowayton, Conn. 34-35--69
2 Oliver Schniederjans
2011
Powder Springs, Ga. 35-34--69
T5 Cameron  Smith
2010
Brisbane, Australia 36-34--70
5 Mathias Schjoelberg
2011
Baerum, Norway 36-34--70
5 Jay Hwang
2011
San Diego, Calif. 35-35--70
5 Patrick Cantlay
2010
Los Alamitos, Calif. 35-35--70
5 Justin Thomas
2011
Goshen, Ky. 34-36--70
5 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 35-35--70
T11 Denny McCarthy
2011
Burtonsville, Md. 35-36--71
11 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 34-37--71
11 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 34-37--71
T14 Franco Castro
2010
Alpharetta, Ga. 36-36--72
14 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 36-36--72
14 Matthew Ceravolo
2011
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 38-34--72
14 Matias Dominguez
2011
Santiago, Chile 36-36--72
T18 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 38-35--73
18 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 37-36--73
18 Tom Lovelady
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 35-38--73
18 Gavin Hall
2013
Pittsford, N.Y. 34-39--73
18 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 37-36--73
T23 Nicholas Reach
2011
Moscow, Pa. 37-37--74
23 Preston Valder
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 39-35--74
23 Jeffrey Kang
2010
Fullerton, Calif. 37-37--74
T26 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 37-38--75
26 Zachary Herr
2013
New Hope, Pa. 36-39--75
26 Grayson Murray
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 37-38--75
26 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 35-40--75
26 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 39-36--75
26 Marcel Puyat
2011
Indio, Calif. 37-38--75
T32 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 40-36--76
32 Daniel Lee
2011
Valencia, Calif. 36-40--76
32 Cheng-Tsung Pan
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 40-36--76
32 Oliver Carr
2011
Oxton, United Kingdom 37-39--76
T36 Shugo Imahira
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 35-42--77
36 Oscar Lengdén
2011
Rydebäck, Sweden 39-38--77
36 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 38-39--77
36 Andrew Knox
2010
Cary, N.C. 38-39--77
36 Drew Czuchry
2010
Auburn, Ga. 40-37--77
T42 Payne Denman
2010
Riverwatch, Tenn. 37-41--78
42 Riku Saito
2011
Tokyo, Japan 36-42--78
42 Seb Crookall-Nixon
2012
Cockermouth, United Kingdom 36-42--78
T45 Adam Strom
2013
Goteborg, Sweden 42-39--81
45 Kyle Lewis
2010
Shawnee, Okla. 44-37--81
45 Luis Ballesca
2012
Mexico City, Mexico 40-41--81
48 Ben Itterman
2010
Carlsbad, Calif. 44-42--86
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Jianfeng Ye
2010
ShenZhen, China
77-76-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Rachel Morris
2010
Carlsbad, Calif. 36-35--71
T2 Kristen Park
2011
Buena Park, Calif. 36-36--72
2 Stephanie Meadow
2010
Jordanstown, Northern Ireland 35-37--72
2 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 40-32--72
2 Yueer Cindy Feng
2014
Orlando, Fla. 39-33--72
T6 Victoria Tanco
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 39-34--73
6 Laetitia Beck
2010
Caesarea, Israel 38-35--73
T9 Luz Alejandra Cangrejo
2010
Bogota, Colombia 37-37--74
9 Erynne Lee
2011
Silverdale, Wash. 35-39--74
9 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 37-37--74
T12 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 37-38--75
12 Kelly Shon
2010
Port Washington, N.Y. 37-38--75
12 Jessica Korda
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 36-39--75
12 Ani Gulugian
2010
Irvine, Calif. 37-38--75
12 Johanna Tillstrom
2011
Täby, Sweden 35-40--75
17 Madelene Sagström
2011
Enköping, Sweden 38-38--76
T18 Christina Mew
2010
Brisbane, Australia 37-40--77
18 Gabriela Lopez
2012
Mexico City, Mexico 40-37--77
18 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 39-38--77
18 Alison Lee
2013
Valencia, Calif. 38-39--77
T22 Casey Grice
2010
College Station, Texas 39-39--78
22 Lindsey Weaver
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 38-40--78
T24 Emma Talley
2012
Princeton, Ky. 40-39--79
24 Tiffany Lim
2011
San Jose, Calif. 39-40--79
24 Banchalee Theinthong
2010
Bangkok, Thailand 39-40--79
27 Doris Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 36-44--80
T28 Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 43-38--81
28 Megumi Takahashi
2015
Nagano, Japan 40-41--81
30 Simin Feng
2013
Windermere, Fla. 41-45--86
-
Alex Stewart
2010
Peoria, Ariz.
73-75-JWD
 

Paolucci Fires 66, Claims First-Round Lead at Thunderbird International Junior
Morris leads Girls Division by one at Grayhawk Golf Club

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Anthony Paolucci of Del Mar, Calif., leads the Boys Division at 6-under-par after carding five birdies and an eagle during Saturday's first round at the Thunderbird International Junior. Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Calif., started her fourth Thunderbird International Junior with a 1-under-par 71 and holds a one-shot lead over four other girls.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 11th annual Thunderbird International Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event being played at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course. The 78-player field features 48 boys and 30 girls, ages 12-18, from 18 states and 15 countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 layout at 7,112 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 6,275 yards.

Paolucci's lone blemish of the day came on the par-4 sixth hole, but the Southern Cal commit rebounded by draining a five-foot eagle putt on No. 7.

“After the eagle on No. 7, I chipped-in for birdie on No. 9 and that calmed me down a bit,” said Paolucci, who is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. “I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, made some putts here and there and didn't really scramble much.”

Three players shot 3-under-par 69 and are three shots back heading into Sunday's second round. Fresh off making the cut at the PGA TOUR's HP Byron Nelson Championship, Jordan Spieth of Dallas carded six birdies against three bogeys in his round of 69. Oliver Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga., and Cameron Wilson of Rowayton, Conn., are also tied for second after 18 holes.

Six players are tied for fifth at 2-under-par: A.J. McInerney of Henderson, Nev.; Mathias Schjoelberg of Baerum, Norway; Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos, Calif.; Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky.; Jay Hwang of San Diego; and Cameron Smith of Brisbane, Australia.

In the Girls Division, Morris' round of 71 is the best start in her four years at the Thunderbird International Junior. Like Paolucci, she has committed to Southern Cal and said that her experience served her well in the first round.

“I usually play pretty well here and I think the experience helps a lot because I know the course pretty well,” Morris said. “I know what to expect and I know how the tournament goes and what you need to shoot. I just feel comfortable here since I've played it for so long, but you still have to play well.”

Defending champion Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., is one of four players tied for second at even par. Stephanie Meadow of Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., and Ashlan Ramsey of Bradenton, Fla., also shot 72 in the first round.

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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

As in the past, Callaway Golf will lend its support to the event. Other major sponsors are the Thunderbirds, the Phil and Amy Mickelson Charitable Fund, Grayhawk Golf Club and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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.

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Second-round tee times will run from 7:15 — 9:03 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course. For more information, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (480) 502-3181.

 
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Reunion, FL
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1
S.M. Lee
211
2
Gabriel Lench
213
T
3
Chase Ibbotson
214
T
3
Jake DeZoort
214
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Girls
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218
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224
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215
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Peyton Wilhoit
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Girls
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1
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222
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Lauren Gros
223
T
3
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224
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224
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1
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166
2
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169
T
3
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172
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3
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172
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1
Matthew Walker
214
2
Trent Wallace
217
T
3
Mike Lee
219
T
3
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219
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3
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219
Girls
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1
Heather Ciskowski
225
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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
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1
Alexander Lee
206
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Brandon Wu
210
3
Robert Briggs
211
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Total
1
Anna Zhou
214
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216
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217
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Harrison Ott
216
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Reese Ramsey
218
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Alex Jamieson
221
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229
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232
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