Newsmakers: January 5, 2009
 

Newsmakers: January 5, 2009

Junior Round-up

Ashleigh Simon
Emiliano Grillo

Mathias Schjoelberg of Norway was victorious at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship, held Dec. 27 – 30, 2008 at Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. Schjoelberg won by one stroke over Stiggy Hodgson of England. Matteo Manassero of Italy, Pedro Figueiredo of Quinta do Conde, Portugal, Romain Wattel of France, Emiliano Grillo of Resistencia, Argentina, Jorge Fernandez Valdes of Cordoba, Argentina, Rafael Becker of Brazil, Stephan Wolters of Germany, Joachim Hansen of Denmark, Oliver Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga., and Jake Shepherd of England all finished in the top 10.

2008 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Victoria Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., won on  the girls’ side of the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. Tanco won in a five-hole playoff over Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla. Yu-Ri Kim of Korea, Kristina Wong of Bradenton, Fla., Stephanie Kim of Orlando, Fla., Jessica Korda of Bradenton, Fla., Emilie Alonso of France, Victoria Kiser of Orlando, Fla., Alexandra Stewart of Peoria, Ariz., and Diana Fernandez of Paraguay all rounded out the top 10.

Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., took top honors at the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship, held at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., Dec 28 – 30, 2008. Katrina Hegge of Seattle, finished one stroke behind in second. Jane Chin of Huntington Beach, Calif., Lee Lopez of Whittier, Calif., Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, and Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla., rounded out the top five.

Professional Round-up

Six of the 14 first-time participants in the current Masters field are AJGA alumni, Ryuji Imada, Anthony Kim, Drew Kittleson, Danny Lee, John Merrick, and Jack Newman are all scheduled to compete at Augusta National Golf Club, April 9 – 12.

Kim won two events in 2008 and was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Lee won the 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship over Kittleson, 5 and 4, while Newman is the defending U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion.

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Weekly Results
Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno
Boys
Total
1
S.M. Lee
66
T
2
Jake Milanowski
69
T
2
Trevor Phillips
69
T
2
Trent Phillips
69
T
2
Aaron Walker
69
Girls
Total
T
1
Maria Hoyos
71
T
1
Jayna Choi
71
T
1
Virginia Green
71
T
1
Rinko Mitsunaga
71
Junior All-Star at Watters Creek
Boys
Total
T
1
David Morgan
69
T
1
Cole Hammer
69
T
1
Johnny Bai
69
T
1
Jansen Smith
69
Girls
Total
1
Maddie White
69
2
Chandler Rosholt
71
T
3
Casey Ott
72
T
3
Christine Wang
72
AJGA Junior at Yolo Fliers
Boys
Total
1
Guangshi Chen
67
T
2
Trevor Gold
69
T
2
Kevin Geniza
69
T
2
Sanghyun Choi
69
T
2
Nick Swanson
69
T
2
David Laskin
69
Girls
Total
1
Xinying Wang
72
2
Naomi Ko
73
3
Mikayla Fitzpatrick
74
Junior All-Star at Aliante
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Burlison
69
T
2
Derrick Liu
70
T
2
Patrick McNary
70
T
2
Derek Kim
70
T
2
Austin Murphy
70
T
2
Alejandro De Zavala
70
Girls
Total
1
Karah Sanford
68
2
Kailie Vongsaga
70
T
3
Angela Bagasbas
72
T
3
Brianna Navarrosa
72
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