AJGA Juniors Qualify for U.S. Women's Open
 

AJGA Juniors Qualify for U.S. Women’s Open


Alexis Thompson made headlines in 2007 when she became the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Open.

Ten current AJGA members are scheduled to compete in the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open, the AJGA reported Tuesday. Nine of the 10 players earned spots in the 156-player field via sectional qualifying Monday for this USGA Championship, which will be played June 26-29 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn. Six of these players will also be competing in this week’s Rolex Girls Junior Championship at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.
 
Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, 16 years old, was one of 74 players fully exempted into the U.S. Women’s Open. Kim became the youngest U.S. Women's Amateur Champion ever in 2006 as a 14-year-old. She will be competing in her second consecutive Women’s Open after missing the cut in 2007 with a 78-74 performance at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C. A member of the recently victorious U.S. Curtis Cup Team at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Kim is headlining the Rolex Girls Junior Championship as the No. 1-ranked junior in the Polo Golf Rankings
 
Sarah Almond of Albemarle, N.C., Courtney Ellenbogen of Blacksburg, Va., Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fla., Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash., Tiffany Lua of Rowland Heights, Calif., Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., Jenny Shin of Torrance, Calif., Victoria Tanco, also of Bradenton, Fla., and Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla., were the nine who played their way in to the U.S. Women’s Open Monday.

 

 

 

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Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
67
2
Charlie Watson
68
T
3
Beau Breault
69
T
3
Winston Margaritis
69
T
3
Matthew Cholod
69
T
3
Nicholas Bonema
69
T
3
Tyler Pearson
69
T
3
Travis Ola
69
T
3
Sean Wilcox
69
T
3
Bryce Messner
69
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Gonzales
71
T
2
Kaitleen Shee
73
T
2
Megan Furtney
73
T
2
Aiko Leong
73
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
Boys
Total
1
Luke Schaap
67
T
2
Graham Hutchinson
68
T
2
John Pak
68
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
68
2
Julie Luo
71
T
3
Ami Gianchandani
73
T
3
Krystal Sung
73
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
T
1
Tianlin Zhang
73
T
1
Charles Sun
73
3
Nelson Pang
74
Girls
Total
1
Madeleine Garay
78
2
Belinda Hu
79
T
3
Brooke McDougald
80
T
3
Jiayu Kong
80
T
3
Veronica Joels
80
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Ricky Castillo
65
T
2
Clay Seeber
69
T
2
Gabe Spach
69
T
2
Joseph Chun
69
T
2
Eddy Lai
69
Girls
Total
1
Carolyn Zhao
70
2
Brittany Park
72
3
Yealimi Noh
73
Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Charlie Dubiel
72
2
Won Jun Lee
73
T
3
Andrew O'Leary
75
T
3
Scott Roden
75
Girls
Total
1
Christine Shao
74
2
Lindsay May
78
3
Lauren Peter
79
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Boys
Total
T
1
Kevin An
71
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
T
3
Yu-Jen Cheng
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
T
3
William Draper
72
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
T
2
Ty Akabane
74
T
2
Waverly Whiston
74
T
2
Samantha Gong
74
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