Newsmakers: August 14, 2006

Junior Round-up


Kimberly Kim
Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, became the youngest player to ever win the U.S. Women's Amateur last weekend. Kim, 14, defeated Katharina Schallenberg of Germany 1 up after 36 holes of match-play competition.

Earlier this year, Kim became the youngest player to make the cut at the U.S. Women's Open. The 2009 graduate posted two top-five finishes in 2006. A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Kim was also named a member of the victorious Canon Cup West Team.

Joe Monte of Chantilly, Va., and Brittany Altomare of Shrewsbury, Mass., earned top honors in their respective divisions at the Westfield PGA Junior Championship. Monte finished at 9-under-par 275 to take the Boys Division by one stroke. Altomare shot an even-par 284 to lead the Girls Division by four shots. With their wins, Monte and Altomare qualify to play at the Junior Ryder Cup in September in Wales.

Professional Round-up

Cristie Kerr won her eighth LPGA victory last weekend at the Canadian Open. It was Kerr's second victory of the season. During her time with the AJGA, Kerr was named the 1995 Rolex Junior Player of the Year.

 

 

 
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1. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, LA
2. Spencer Soosman
Westlake Village, CA
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Wesley Chapel, FL
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Sanford, FL
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Canyon Lake, CA
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Arcadia, CA
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Beverly Hills, CA
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Chandler, AZ
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Sorrento, FL
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Bradenton, FL
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Weekly Results
The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
T
1
Davis Shore
68
T
1
Marc Hammer
68
T
3
Kaiwen Liu
69
T
3
Ryan Grider
69
T
3
Joaquin Niemann
69
PDQ / Philadelphia Runner Junior
Boys
Total
1
Ben Smith
214
T
2
Aman Gupta
216
T
2
Will Dickson
216
Girls
Total
1
Karen Miyamoto
209
2
Brynn Walker
222
3
Madelein Herr
226
Sunriver Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
A.J. Ewart
206
2
Charlie Reiter
208
3
Sen Cao
209
Girls
Total
1
*Sabrina Iqbal
210
2
Angella Then
210
3
Ty Akabane
213
* Won via sudden-death playoff
FJ Live Scoring
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