July 1, 2013

Weekend wrap-up (July 1)

Women’s Amateur
In her first U.S. Women’s Open Championship start, Casie Cathrea of Livermore, Calif., finished as the low amateur with a final-round, 2-under-par 70 at Sebonack Golf Club. Cathrea was one of two players to shoot 70 on Sunday, the lowest final-round score. Cathrea closed the week at 9-over-par 297.

No. 17 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Cathrea has earned four top-20 finishes since competing with the AJGA in 2008. She will compete for Oklahoma State University in the fall.

LPGA TOUR
With her victory at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, Inbee Park became the second player in LPGA history to win the first three majors of the season. Park rode her four-stroke lead into Sunday’s round to shoot a 2-over-par 74 to capture her second U.S. Women’s Open Championship with an 8-under-par 280.  This was her sixth LPGA title this year, and her third consecutive win.

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.

Men’s Amateur
Auburn junior Michael Johnson of Birmingham, Ala., shot a final-round 8-under-par 64 with six birdies and an eagle to win the Dogwood Invitational. Johnson’s victory at Druid Hills Golf Club came after he shattered the tournament record with a 28-under-par 260.

A 2010 Rolex Junior All-American, Johnson earned seven top-10 AJGA finishes in his five-year AJGA career and competed in the 2011 Wyndham Cup. He was a two-time AJGA champion, winning the 2010 AJGA Junior at Tedesco and the 2010 The Junior PLAYERS Championship.

As a true freshman, Johnson started all four fall events at Auburn University and was ranked fifth on the team in scoring average at 72.30. In 2012, he was named to the NCAA All-Southeast Regional Team and All-Freshman SEC Team.

Joey Johnson of Ozark, Mo., won the 106th annual Missouri Amateur after defeating Ryan Zech of Kearney, Mo., 7 and 6. Johnson won seven of the final 12 holes. 
 
Johnson competed with the AJGA from 2010-2011, earning a top-five finish at the 2011 Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship.

In his freshman season at Missouri State, Johnson played in all five tournaments. He ranked second on the team and 15th in the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring with 75.67 in 15 rounds.

Cody Paladino of Kensington, Conn., took home the Connecticut Amateur trophy after beating Peter Ballo, 3 and 1. Paladino became the second player in CSGA history to capture both the Palmer Cup and the Connecticut Amateur, and the first to win both in the same year.

During his time with the AJGA, Paladino earned six top-10 finishes, including a personal-best T3 at the 2005 Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers.

At Baylor University, Paladino was a three-time academic All-Big 12 and in 2009 became the first Baylor golfer in the program’s history to qualify for the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship as an individual. He had nine career top-10 finishes while competing at Baylor.
 
PGA TOUR
Bill Haas won the AT&T National with a three-shot victory over Roberto Castro after shooting his lowest round of the tournament, 5-under-par 66. Haas recorded a tournament total of 12-under-par 272 at Congressional Country Club. This victory brings Haas’ career PGA TOUR wins to five, with eight top-10 finishes this year.

During his junior career, Haas’ lone victory came at his first AJGA tournament, the 1998 Greensboro Chrysler Junior Classic. Following his win, Haas collected five top-15 finishes and Rolex Junior All-America honors in 1998 and 1999. He was also a member of the East Team in the 1999 Wyndham Cup (formerly Canon Cup).

Haas got his collegiate career at Wake Forest off to a fast start by winning the 2001 ACC Rookie of the Year. He holds the Demon Deacon record for the most individual wins with 10 and posted 29 top-five finishes, including a second-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship. Haas, a three-time first team All-American, also accumulated two All-ACC honors including his 2003 ACC Player of the Year trophy.
 
 

 
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Weekly Results
EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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