Newsmakers: March 7, 2006

Junior Round-up

Candace Schepperle of Hoover, Ala., will compete in the Florida's Natural Charity Championship this weekend at Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga. The 18-year-old senior shot 71 Monday to become a Monday qualifier for the event. In 2005, Schepperle won her first AJGA event at the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her golf career in the fall at Auburn University.

College Round-up


AJGA alum Amanda Blumenherst

Duke's Amanda Blumenherst wrapped up her stellar freshman year by taking home the individual title at the ACC Championship last weekend. The four-time Rolex Junior All-American took home medalist honors two other times this season. She finished the weekend with a 69-71-72 - 212 tournament total. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native led the Duke golf team to it's 14th team title. It is the 11th title in a row for the Blue Devils.

Rob Grube of Stanford carded a 5-under-par tournament total Sunday to earn medalist honors at the US Intercollegiate by The Maple Fund. Finishing tied for second were Erik Flores of UCLA, Garrett Sapp of UC-Irvine, Kyle Gentry of Stanford and Taylor Wood of USC. UCLA went on to take home team honors.

Other AJGA Alumni in Men's College Golf...

Navy's Erich Schoen finished the Navy Spring Invitational with a two day total of 139 to earn medalist honors. Rider earned the top team honors...Northwestern took home team medalist honors at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate led by Kyle Moore. Seth Brandon of Indiana tied for the top spot with Moore. Moore's teammate, David Merkow, rounded out the top three...Texas Tech's Oscar Floren finished 7-under-par at The Aggie Invitational leading his team to top honors. Baylor's Ryan Baca finished three strokes behind in second...Ben Spitz of Rhode Island defeated Binghampton's Jeff Wolniewicz in a playoff at the New England Division I Championship. The duo finished at 3-under-par and Binghampton took home team medalist honors.

Other AJGA Alumni in Women's College Golf...

The SEC Championship leaderboard was filled with former AJGA golfers. Helping lead Auburn to its sixth team title was senior Maria Martinez with a 5-under-par three day total of 211. Finishing four strokes back was Tennessee's Marci Turner. In third place, Martinez's teammate, Margaret Shirley, finished the tournament at 1-over-par. Vanderbilt's Jacqui Concolino finished in fourth followed by Georigia's Taylor Leon and LSU's Melissa Eaton, who tied for fifth.

 
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Weekly Results
Randy Wise Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
203
2
Beau Breault
209
3
Tyler Pearson
210
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Gonzales
214
2
Riley Rennell
216
T
3
Megan Furtney
218
T
3
Aiko Leong
218
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
Boys
Total
1
Chad McCann
211
T
2
Graham Hutchinson
213
T
2
Nathan Chuwait
213
T
2
Van Thomas
213
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
212
2
Julie Luo
220
3
Brynn Walker
223
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Rij Patel
228
T
2
Nelson Pang
231
T
2
Sam Wu
231
T
2
John Hilliard Catanzaro
231
Girls
Total
1
Brooke McDougald
232
2
Jiayu Kong
233
3
Belinda Hu
239
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Clay Seeber
202
2
Ricky Castillo
204
T
3
Eddy Lai
208
T
3
Joseph Chun
208
Girls
Total
1
Brittany Park
215
T
2
Carolyn Zhao
218
T
2
Yealimi Noh
218
Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Won Jun Lee
219
2
Mason Nome
227
T
3
Scott Roden
229
T
3
Brady Keran
229
Girls
Total
1
Hailey Jones
239
2
Lindsay May
243
3
Katie Lee
244
PBE Qualifier - California
Boys
Total
T
1
Kevin An
71
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
T
3
William Draper
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
T
3
Yu-Jen Cheng
72
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
T
2
Waverly Whiston
74
T
2
Ty Akabane
74
T
2
Samantha Gong
74
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