LESSING'S AJGA CLASSIC
Long Island National Golf Club
Riverhead, N.Y. • July 5 - 8

Media Score RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- Final results from the Lessing's AJGA Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Long Island National Golf Club.
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6776. Rating: 73.6. Slope: 129
Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6030. Rating: 76.3. Slope: 132

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Xander McDonald-Smith
2011
Rockaway Park, N.Y. 65-73-69--207
2 Brian  Tohir
2011
New Canaan, Conn. 70-74-68--212
3 Michael Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 71-72-71--214
T4 Peter Scialabba
2011
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 74-71-71--216
4 Brian Alle
2011
Pacific Palisades, Calif. 78-67-71--216
T6 Ryan Cole
2013
Mount Airy, Md. 75-70-72--217
6 John Jackopsic
2011
West Hartford, Conn. 76-72-69--217
T8 Christian Dolan
2010
Islip, N.Y. 73-73-72--218
8 Alexander Hicks
2011
Cape May Court House, N.J. 71-75-72--218
T10 Kevin Kim
2010
Torrance, Calif. 69-77-73--219
10 Theo Humphrey
2014
Greenwich, Conn. 70-73-76--219
10 Kirk Massie
2011
Westport, Conn. 71-74-74--219
T13 Tad Darland
2011
Henderson, Nev. 71-76-73--220
13 Jack Maerki
2011
Brightwaters, N.Y. 75-70-75--220
T15 Brandon Lau
2011
Sugar Land, Texas 75-74-72--221
15 Ben Balter
2013
Naples, Fla. 76-74-71--221
T17 Ralph Blasey
2011
Kensington, Md. 71-75-76--222
17 Dan Yustin
2011
East Amherst, N.Y. 73-75-74--222
T19 Brian Starker
2011
Purchase, N.Y. 72-77-74--223
19 Chris Wiatr
2011
Woodbury, Conn. 72-75-76--223
19 Kyle Kochevar
2012
Glen Ellyn, Ill. 75-76-72--223
19 Daniel Myers
2011
Ridgefield, Conn. 72-72-79--223
19 Colin McDade
2011
Rye, N.Y. 76-71-76--223
19 Luke Edelman
2012
Mahwah, N.J. 68-79-76--223
T25 Jonathan Ortiz
2012
Winter Garden, Fla. 74-82-68--224
25 Sean Gaudette
2010
South Hadley, Mass. 70-75-79--224
25 Alex Church
2012
Timonium, Md. 79-71-74--224
T28 Ryan Simpson
2011
Mechanicville, N.Y. 76-77-73--226
28 Ryan Triller
2011
Street, Md. 80-78-68--226
28 Hyung Mo Kim
2011
Norwood, N.J. 77-73-76--226
28 Mark Reilly
2013
Babylon, N.Y. 76-74-76--226
T32 Jonathan Greb
2011
Weston, Mass. 76-73-78--227
32 Clancy Waugh
2013
North Palm Beach, Fla. 80-73-74--227
T34 Derrick Kim
2011
Congers, N.Y. 77-74-77--228
34 Brian Engstrom
2011
Branford, Conn. 76-77-75--228
T36 Stephen Mincone
2011
Dix Hills, N.Y. 77-78-74--229
36 Stephen Pastore
2012
Greenwich, Conn. 75-69-85--229
36 Eric  Edmunds
2011
Auburn, N.Y. 76-74-79--229
36 Brian McCormick
2011
Kensington, Md. 76-79-74--229
36 Colin Buckley
2011
Duxbury, Mass. 80-76-73--229
T41 Michael Troy
2011
Stamford, Conn. 75-76-79--230
41 Robert Balaban
2011
Bethesda, Md. 76-81-73--230
41 Westen Koorbusch
2011
Darien, Conn. 76-74-80--230
T44 Zachary Grossman
2011
East Hampton, N.Y. 75-75-81--231
44 Paul Pastore
2014
Greenwich, Conn. 75-75-81--231
T46 Alexander Kane
2012
Danvers, Mass. 74-83-75--232
46 Max Greyserman
2013
Short Hills, N.J. 76-78-78--232
46 John Reali
2011
Searingtown, N.Y. 78-76-78--232
46 James Park
2013
Deerfield, Mass. 77-75-80--232
46 James Stafford
2011
San Diego, Calif. 76-78-78--232
T51 Teddy Corcoran
2012
Rochester, N.Y. 79-74-81--234
51 Luke DeNigris
2011
Huntington, N.Y. 75-82-77--234
T53 Richard Le
2012
Bellaire, Texas 77-80-78--235
53 Griffin McQuilling
2011
Garden CIty, N.Y. 77-80-78--235
53 Christopher Swift
2011
New Canaan, Conn. 78-80-77--235
56 Robert Gibbons
2010
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 75-83-78--236
T57 Chris Yoo
2012
Ellicott City, Md. 82-77-78--237
57 Dylan Francis
2011
Manhattan Beach, Calif. 83-79-75--237
57 Francis Ellis
2011
Croton On Hudson, N.Y. 84-77-76--237
60 Matthew  Yun
2011
Flushing, N.Y. 84-83-72--239
T61 Arjun Madgavkar
2013
New York, N.Y. 80-82-79--241
61 Joe Cooper
2011
Wayland, Mass. 77-81-83--241
T63 Luke Koskovolis
2012
Manhasset, N.Y. 87-76-80--243
63 Taylor Heath
2011
Woodmere, N.Y. 85-79-79--243
63 Jason Morilla
2011
Greenwich, Conn. 78-82-83--243
63 Jeong Hoon Lee
2011
(South Korea) North Wales, Pa. 76-84-83--243
67 Jonathan Farber
2011
Plainview, N.Y. 77-84-83--244
T68 Anthony  D'Alessandro
2011
Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 86-77-83--246
68 Michael Zelazny
2011
Farmingdale, N.Y. 85-81-80--246
70 Samuel Zamet
2011
Babylon, N.Y. 77-81-94--252
T71 Jimmy Bender
2011
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. 87-81-86--254
71 Ian Serko
2011
Old Brookville, N.Y. 79-95-80--254
73 Jonathan  Dely
2011
Huntington, N.Y. 90-93-82--265
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DJ Tozier
2012
Mechanicville, N.Y.
80-82-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Courtney Hooton
2012
Del Mar, Calif. 71-76-69--216
2 Jordan Lippetz
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 70-74-76--220
3 Thanya Pattamakijsakul
2013
Nonthaburi, Thailand 74-79-72--225
4 Daffodil Sanchez
2011
Mesa, Ariz. 77-75-76--228
5 Kimberly Santiago
2012
Lynnwood, Wash. 78-76-75--229
6 Alice Choi
2010
Whitestone, N.Y. 73-80-78--231
T7 Caroline Araskog
2014
N. Palm Beach, Fla. 77-76-79--232
7 Brooke Henderson
2015
Smiths Falls, Ontario 79-77-76--232
7 Hana Ku
2013
Basking Ridge, N.J. 71-81-80--232
T10 Suzie Lee
2010
East Northport, N.Y. 82-74-79--235
10 Esther Park
2010
Closter, N.J. 73-83-79--235
T12 Kendall Allen
2012
Pittsburgh, Pa. 80-77-79--236
12 Alessandra Liu
2012
Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 76-83-77--236
14 Chelsea Pezzola
2010
Bradenton, Fla. 84-79-78--241
T15 Julie MacDonell
2010
Sayville, N.Y. 76-92-75--243
15 Marie Santacroce
2011
Mattituck, N.Y. 84-80-79--243
17 Brooke Kochevar
2012
Glen Ellyn, Ill. 82-83-86--251
18 Alexandra Reed
2011
Westborough, Mass. 85-86-83--254
T19 Zhiqi Jessica Zhang
2011
Mason, Ohio 86-85-84--255
19 Emily Garrahan
2011
Coram, N.Y. 85-82-88--255
21 Anne Troy
2012
Stamford, Conn. 86-89-81--256
22 Brooke Nethercott
2012
Greenwich, Conn. 88-89-84--261
 

McDonald-Smith Holds His Ground, Wins by Five at Lessing's AJGA Classic

Courtney Hooton comes from behind in Girls Division to win at Long Island National Golf Club

Riverhead, N.Y. — Xander McDonald-Smith of Rockaway Park, N.Y., never surrendered his spot atop the leaderboard, closing with a 2-under-par 69 Thursday to finish five shots clear of the field. In the Girls Division, Courtney Hooton of Del Mar, Calif., used a 2-under-par 69 to clinch the come-from-behind victory.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Lessing's AJGA Classic was a 54-hole stroke play event held at Long Island National Golf Club. The field featured 74 boys and 22 girls, ages 12-18, from 15 states, Canada and Thailand. The par-71 course played at 6,776 yards in the Boys Division and 6,030 yards in the Girls Division.

From the start of the day, McDonald-Smith was poised to recapture the success he found in the first round when he posted a 65 with no bogeys. And with three birdies through 10 holes, he was well on his way. However, when coming down the final stretch, the thought of winning really set in.

“It started to get to my head. When I got over my drive on No. 15, I was just like, ‘wow I'm winning.' Then, I hit a duck hook but I saved bogey there,” McDonald-Smith said with a laugh. “I just tried to relax and stay aggressive and forget about the score.”

From there McDonald-Smith went par, par, birdie to close with a 69 and finish at 6-under-par 207.

“Yesterday was tough because it felt like I had to shoot 65 again,” McDonald-Smith said. “Today, I was more relaxed. I was 2-over yesterday, so I said I can do it. I just needed to go out and do it.”

Brian Tohir of New Canaan, Conn., moved from fourth to second with a 3-under-par 68 to finish with a three-day total of 212. Michael Chen of Bradenton, Fla., finished third at 1-over-par 214. Tied for fourth at 3-over-par 216 were Peter Scialabba of Oyster Bay, N.Y., and Brian Alle of Pacific Palasades, Calif.

Hooton picked the perfect time to deliver her best round of the summer. After not having a round under par in several months, Hooton posted a 2-under-par 69 to turn a three-shot deficit into a four-shot win.

Hooton quickly closed the gap to one with birdies on her first two holes of the day. After carding seven straight pars, a near lost ball on the par-5 No. 10 almost set Hooton back but she held her ground and escaped with a bogey. Hooton then responded immediately with a birdie on No. 11 and one more time, carded seven straight pars to cruise her way to victory.

“I'm really excited [to have won],” she said. “I remember last summer when I came in fourth, I remembered seeing the winner's picture on the internet and I said, ‘I just want my picture there.' So I'm really excited about it. It means a lot to win.”

First-round leader Jordan Lippetz of Bradenton, Fla, took second at 7-over-par 220 and Thanya Pattamakijsakul of Nonthaburi, Thailand finished third.

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