May 12, 2014

Weekend wrap-up (May 12)

Jordan Spieth competes in 2010 Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Weekend wrap-up (May 12)
 
 
AJGA alumni had a strong showing at THE PLAYERS Championship. Five players in the top 10 played in AJGA tournaments during their junior golf careers. Jim Furyk finished in second place, Sergio Garcia finished in third place, Jordan Spieth tied for fourth and Jimmy Walker and David Hearn tied for sixth. Morgan Hoffmann, the first winner of The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, notched a top-20 finish.
 
Jim Furyk
 
Furyk played in AJGA events from 1986-88. He put together nine top-10 finishes including a victory at the 1987 Ben Hogan Boys Junior Championship. The 1987 first-team Rolex Junior All-American went on to play college golf at the University of Arizona. At Arizona he was an All-American twice and led the Wildcats to an NCAA title in 1992.
 
Jordan Spieth
 
Spieth, the 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, played in The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf as an AJGA junior where he finished tied for second in 2010. He collected five AJGA victories including wins at both the 2008 and 2010 PING Invitational. He closed his AJGA career with a win at the 2011 CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, the same year he won his second U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, having previously won in 2009. He became only the second player to earn two titles at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship behind Tiger Woods (1991-93).
 
Spieth played his college career at the University of Texas where he helped the Longhorns win the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I Golf National Championship, before turning professional in December 2012.
 
Sergio Garcia
 
Garcia earned several prestigious achievements during his junior career. In 1995, he became the youngest player to win the European Amateur. He went on to win the British Boys Amateur Championship (1997) and the British Amateur Championship (1998). Garcia played in two AJGA events and was named honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 1998 after winning the Marsh Junior at Apawamis.
 
Morgan Hoffmann
 
Hoffmann played in AJGA events from 2004-08. He amassed 13 top-10 finishes including four wins. Three of his four victories came at Invitational events. Hoffmann was a first-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2007 and went on to play college golf at Oklahoma State.
 
Seventy-eight of the 144 players in the field at THE PLAYERS Championship are AJGA Alumni. Of those 78, 46 were named Rolex Junior All-Americans during their AJGA careers, including six who were named Rolex Player of the Year.

 
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Weekly Results
Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Putt Sridama
68
T
1
Joshua Grenville-Wood
68
3
Tennoshin Ogawa
69
Girls
Total
1
Caitlin Cotterill
72
T
2
Leiko Niwano
73
T
2
Athena Yang
73
T
2
Harmanprit Kaur
73
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
Parker Coody
69
T
2
Joseph Kirkland
70
T
2
Mason Weld
70
T
2
Andrew Fernandes
70
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
70
2
Hillary Hernandez
73
T
3
Madison Kidd
74
T
3
Brielle Ward
74
T
3
Brooke Tyree
74
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Alex Clouse
68
T
1
Winston Margaritis
68
3
Varun Chopra
69
Girls
Total
1
Kenzie Wright
69
2
Kaylee Benton
70
T
3
Yubin Huh
72
T
3
Lauren Chappell
72
AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Pagdin
67
T
2
Karl Vilips
68
T
2
Brian Terlesky
68
Girls
Total
T
1
Katie Hallinan
72
T
1
Mikayla Fitzpatrick
72
3
Jessica Yuen
73
JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Rij Patel
70
T
1
Bennett Buch
70
T
3
Ethan Ng
71
T
3
Brent Ito
71
T
3
Will Halamandaris
71
T
3
Ethan Uken
71
Girls
Total
1
Pasinee Sritragul
74
T
2
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith
76
T
2
Ana Paula Ramirez
76
T
2
Isabella DiLisio
76
T
2
Sydney Mills
76
T
2
Josephine Jung
76
LA Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Dan Erickson
205
T
2
Cameron Henry
209
T
2
Ben Albin
209
Girls
Total
1
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
206
2
Katherine Muzi
213
T
3
Beth Lillie
217
T
3
Alisaundre Morallos
217
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