Newsmakers: February 26, 2007

Junior Round-up

The East won the first-ever Mountain Matches against the West, 11.5-8.5. The boys-only match play tournament was the brainchild of 2006 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Philip Francis, who conducted the event.

College Round-up


Matthew Swan helped Alabama to a win in Florida.

Alabama won the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 20 at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The Crimson Tide was lead by Gator Todd's 1-over-par 217 and Matthew Swan's 5-over-par 221. Kevin Chappell of UCLA won the individual title with rounds of 72-73-69 for a tournament total 2-under-par 214.

Frank Wrenn won the individual title at the John Burns Intercollegiate at Leilehua Golf Course in Wahiawa, Hawaii, with a 13-under-par 203. BYU captured the team title with a 30-under-par 834.

Auburn won the Cocoa Beach Lady Puerto Rico Classic at Cocoa Beach Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on Feb. 25. Jenny Suh of Alabama won the individual title with a 1-over-par 217. Four others were tied at 217, but due to flights, no playoff occurred and Suh was awarded first-place because of her low final round score, a 1-under-par 71.

Texas A&M cruised to victory at the Central District Invitational on Feb. 20 at River Wilderness Golf & Country Club in Parrish, Fla. The Aggies won by 13 strokes over Michigan State, and Ashley Knoll captured the individual title with a 7-under-par 209.

Professional Round-up

AJGA alumni had a strong week at the LPGA Tour's Fields Open, played at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii. Angela Park, making her second LPGA Tour start, finished in a tie for third with an 11-under-par 205 after starting the final round tied for first place. Morgan Pressel also finished tied for third, while Cristie Kerr and Vicki Goetze-Ackerman both tied for sixth with 10-under-par 206s. Kimberley Kim, playing in her second straight LPGA Tour event, missed the cut.

Nicholas Thompson won the New Zealand PGA on Feb. 25 for his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 4-under-par 68 for a tournament total 8-under-par 280.

 
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Boys
Total
1
Austin Hitt
141
T
2
Tyler Strafaci
142
T
2
Luis Gerardo Garza
142
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
144
2
Taylor Tomlinson
147
T
3
Gabriela Coello
148
T
3
Amy Zhang
148
T
3
Kaeli Jones
148
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Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
131
2
Zach Norris
136
T
3
Will Chandler
139
T
3
Brian Clark
139
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
132
2
Angella Then
142
3
Kimberlee Tottori
145
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
142
T
1
Trey Winstead
142
T
1
Davis Baxter
142
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
144
2
Jiayu Kong
145
3
Klara Castillo
148
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
144
T
2
Andrew Beckler
145
T
2
Aaron DeNucci
145
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Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
141
T
2
Alison Chang
148
T
2
Anabelle Chang
148
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Mason Glinski
141
T
1
Taisei Negishi
141
T
1
Wocheng Ye
141
T
1
Joshua Suh
141
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
135
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
136
T
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
140
T
3
Minjou Chen
140
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Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
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Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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