Newsmakers: January 9, 2006

Junior Round-up


Angela Park of Torrance, Calif., finished 2005 with a bang, winning the Junior Orange Bowl December 30 by seven strokes. With rounds of 71-70-68-70 – 279, Park did not have to worry about much competition from the field. Three of the top five finishers are current AJGA members. Finishing third was Isabelle Lendl of Bradenton, Fla., followed closely by Michelle Grilli of Lutherville, Md., in fourth. Finishing in a tie for fifth was Vicky Hurst of Melbourne, Fla.

Peter Uihlein

In the Boys Division, Rolex Junior Player of the Year Peter Uihlein of Bradenton, Fla., finished one stroke off the lead in a tie for second. Tied for fourth and rounding out the AJGA members in the top five were Mu Hu of Shen Zhen, China, and Rickie Fowler of Murrieta, Calif.

The Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship showcased the talents of current and past AJGA girls. Nine of the top-10 players have had successful careers with the AJGA. Scottsdale, Ariz., natives Amanda Blumenherst, Taylore Karle and Esther Choe are joined by Ryann O’Toole of San Clemente, Calif., Sydney Burlison of Salinas, Calif., Jane Rah of Torrance, Calif., Tiffany Joh of San Diego, Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii and Alexandrea Schulte of Broken Arrow, Okla., on the list of those finishing in the top 10.

 

College Round-up

AJGA alumna Kalen Anderson was recently named assistant golf coach at Duke University. After graduating from the school in 2001, the Edina, Minn., native went on to play on the Futures Golf Tour. In 1996, Anderson was named an AJGA Scholastic All-American.

Professional Round-up

Morgan Pressel

 

Morgan Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla., was given full playing status by the LPGA Tour in December. After a strong showing in LPGA Qualifying School and with her impressive resume, Pressel petitioned LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens in order to receive full tour benefits. The 17-year-old would not be eligible to play on the LPGA Tour until her 18th birthday without a special exemption. Pressel became only the second player in AJGA history to earn the "AJGA-slam" by winning all the Invitationals in which she was eligible to play.




 
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Weekly Results
AJGA Girls Championship
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Stephenson
210
T
2
Lilia Vu
213
T
2
Kelly Whaley
213
The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
213
T
2
Brad Dalke
214
T
2
Kristian Caparros
214
Sunriver Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Norman Xiong
203
T
2
Aaron Whalen
205
T
2
Cole Madey
205
Girls
Total
1
Janet Zhang
218
2
Amanjoty Sangha
219
3
Sarah Rhee
220
Sunriver Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Chun
201
2
John Sand
207
3
Sean Yi
209
Girls
Total
1
*Hayeon Yun
212
2
Briana Chacon
212
3
Euna Han
215
CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior
Boys
Total
1
John Lazor
215
2
Paul Lei
218
3
Ambrose Abbracciamento
219
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
215
2
Jackie Rogowicz
220
3
Kelly Sim
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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