PRESEASON JUNIOR AT OAK VALLEY
Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif. •
April 1 - 3
BEAUMONT, Calif. --
results from the Preseason Junior at Oak Valley conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Oak Valley Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6738. Rating: 72.6. Slope: 137 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5740. Rating: 74.2. Slope: 133
Reddy Wins Preseason Junior at Oak Valley by Six Shots
Bodnar goes wire-to-wire in Girls Division
Calif.—Kethan Reddy of Anaheim, Calif., shot a final-round 1-over-par to win
the Boys Division by six strokes at the Preseason Junior at Oak Valley. In the
Girls Division, Natalie Bodnar of Pleasanton, Calif., shot a two-day of total
4-over-par to claim the Girls Division.
Preseason Junior at Oak Valley was a 36-hole stroke play event conducted by the
American Junior Golf Association. The 96-player field played the par 72 course
at 6,738 yards for the Boys Division and 5,740 yards for the Girls Division.
wanted to stay consistent all day and just play his game so he could claim his
first AJGA win. He had a two stroke lead going into the final round.
just playing more cautious today and making more par putts,” Reddy said.
“That's what I did and it feels good. I finally feel like a really good
of five players took home a share of second-place honors. Deuk Ha Hwang of Palm
Desert, Calif., Clayton Yamaguchi of Los Angeles, Justin Beck of Carlsbad,
Calif., Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Andrew Kennedy of
Redmond, Wash., all shot two-day totals of 3-over-par, 147.
Girls Division, Bodnar credited her momentum to her approach shot on No. 9
where she hit it to two feet and made her birdie putt.
“I was a
little nervous going into today and I didn't want to get too ahead of myself,”
Bodnar said.” But I just played my game and I couldn't be happier to claim my
first AJGA win.”
two-way tie for second at 8-over-par 152 was Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach,
Calif., and local competitor Wanasa Zhou of Beaumont, Calif.
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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 more than 40 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.
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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.