Weekend Wrap-up (June 23)

Men’s Amateur
Cory Whitsett won the 52nd Northeast Amateur at Wannimoisett Country Club with a tournament total of 10-under-par 266. Whitsett’s 10-under-par 266 was the third best in tournament history.

A three-time Rolex Junior All-American, Whitsett competed in AJGA events from 2005-2010. He collected 18 top-5 AJGA finishes with four victories, including the 2008 Rolex Tournament of Champions.

A rising senior at Alabama, Whitsett was a two-time first-team All-SEC choice. Whitsett has three career individual titles and made the championship-clinching team point for Alabama at the 2013 NCAA Championship. The 2012 and 2013 Elite 89 winner led the Crimson Tide with a scoring average of 70.84 this season.

Collin Morikawa of La Canada Flintridge, Calif. posted all four rounds in the 60s en route to a five-shot victory over Dylan Meyer of Evansville, Ind. at the 2013 Western Junior. Morikawa shot 13-under-par 271 to win his first his first Western Junior.

No. 35 in the Polo Golf Ranking, Morikawa has competed in AJGA events since 2010. He has eight top-10 finishes, including a T9 at the 2013 FJ Invitational.

Women’s Amateur
Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., won the Women’s Western Amateur with a 7-and-6 victory in a 36-hole final match at Dayton (Ohio) Country Club. This is Ramsey’s third consecutive amateur victory, with victories at theGeorgia Women’s Match Play Championship and the Women’s Eastern Amateur coming in the last few weeks.

During her junior career, Ramsey compiled 17 top-5 AJGA finishes including victories at the 2010 Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic and the 2009 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Chateau Elan presented by Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

A three-time Rolex Junior All-American, Ramsey will compete at Clemson University in the fall.

Lauren Diaz-Yi of Thousand Oaks, Calif., defeated stroke-play co-medalist Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla., 10 and 9, in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. This margin of victory was the largest in championship history.

A 2010 Rolex Junior All-American, Diaz-Yi has recorded eight top-10 AJGA finishes, including a victory at the 2009 Junior All-Star presented by CBIZ MHM.
Diaz-Yi will compete at the University of Virginia in the fall.

LPGA TOUR
Current Rolex Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park won her fifth LPGA title this year after shooting a 4-under-par 67 for a 12-under-par 201 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P & G. In this week’s U.S. Women’s Open, Park will be looking to take home her third major title of the year.

Park, the 2002 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, won eight AJGA titles from 2001-2005. Her most notable victories came at the 2002 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and 2003 Rolex Tournament of Champions. Park holds five Rolex Junior All-America honors.

Web.Com Tour
Chesson Hadley shot a 7-under-par 64 on Sunday to win the Rex Hospital Open with a 19-under-par 265. The two-stroke win was his first as a professional. Hadley played for the AJGA from 2004-2006. A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Hadley recorded four top-five finishes and two wins, including a victory at the 2005 Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic.

After his junior career, Hadley continued his golf career at Georgia Tech. In four years, he tallied 11 top-10 finishes and two victories in 36 starts for the Yellow Jackets. As a senior, Hadley won the ACC individual championship which led the Yellow Jackets to capture the 2010 ACC Championship. The three-time All-American ranks eighth in Georgia Tech history with a scoring average of 72.37 in 107 career rounds.
 

 
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Weekly Results
E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
S.M. Lee
211
2
Gabriel Lench
213
T
3
Chase Ibbotson
214
T
3
Jake DeZoort
214
T
3
Jake Milanowski
214
Girls
Total
1
Carly Burkhardt
218
2
Natalie Srinivasan
223
3
Yunjie Zhang
224
AJGA Huntsville Junior
Boys
Total
1
Patrick Martin
200
2
Vasili Kartos
215
3
Peyton Wilhoit
216
Girls
Total
1
Maddie Rose Hamilton
222
2
Lauren Gros
223
T
3
Abigail Heck
224
T
3
Micheala Williams
224
Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Boys
Total
1
Jose Cervantes
166
2
McClure Meissner
169
T
3
Drew Jones
172
T
3
Fernando Lopez Butron
172
T
3
Carson Seals
172
Girls
Total
1
Sol Lee
173
T
2
Julie Houston
177
T
2
Binny Lee
177
Midwest Junior Players Championship
Boys
Total
1
Matthew Walker
214
2
Trent Wallace
217
T
3
Mike Lee
219
T
3
Ian Kelsey
219
T
3
Daniel Hudson
219
Girls
Total
1
Heather Ciskowski
225
2
Allyson Geer
226
3
Dana Gattone
228
New Era Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Michael VanDerLaan
213
2
Ben Reichert
216
3
Matt Hutchins
218
Girls
Total
1
Katie Kim
218
2
Maren Cipolla
220
T
3
Chelsea Dantonio
226
T
3
Eun-Won Park
226
AJGA Junior at Serrano
Boys
Total
1
Alexander Lee
206
2
Brandon Wu
210
3
Robert Briggs
211
Girls
Total
1
Anna Zhou
214
2
Allisen Corpuz
216
3
Kelsey Ulep
217
Midwest Junior Players Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Harrison Ott
216
2
Reese Ramsey
218
3
Alex Jamieson
221
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Beaudreau
229
2
Mariah Smith
232
3
Naomi Lee
233
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