MISSION HILLS DESERT JUNIOR
Srixon Qualifier Series
Mission Hills Country Club - Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, Calif. • June 26, 2005
 

SHIMON'S 67 EARNS MEDALISTS HONORS AT MISSION HILLS
Johnson and Chhuor set bar in Girls Division Srixon Qualifier

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Nick Shimon of Peoria, Ariz., shot a 3-under-par 67 on Sunday to earn medalist honors in the Boys Division of the Srixon Qualifier for the Mission Hills Desert Junior. Ashley Johnson of Bellflower, Calif., and Brenda Chhuor of Cerritos, Calif., were the top girls in the qualifier shooting low-rounds of 73.

The Srixon Qualifier Series, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, was held at the Westin Mission Hills Resort — Pete Dye Course. Ten boys and three girls qualified for the 84-player event that begins on Tuesday, June 28, at the Mission Hills Country Club's Palmer Course.

All three medalists chose to take advantage of the AJGA's Opt Out Policy. This allows them to add one tournament exemption to their AJGA performance based entry status, instead of entering the Mission Hills Desert Junior field.

Shimon started off his round with three consecutive pars before chipping in from the fringe on the 420-yard, par-4 No. 4, to make birdie. He then went on to finish the front-nine 3-under, and held on for medalist honors.

“I chipped in on four, and that got things going,” Shiman reflected. “I just got in a groove after that.”

Those who qualified and will compete in the championship beginning Tuesday include: Daniel Watase of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Jeffrey Kang of Los Angeles, Michael Haenel Jr. of Paradise Valley, Ariz., John Yeun of Brea, Calif., Alex Shi Yup Kim, of Fullerton, Calif., Louis Amira of Valencia, Calif., David Caplinger of Indio, Calif., Kyle Borggrebe of West Hills, Calif., Kevin Henry Jr., La Quinta, Calif., and Conor McElyea of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Those who qualified in the top 10 but opted to have one tournament exemption added to their AJGA performance based entry instead of competing in the Mission Hills Desert Junior were: John Cisek of Coto de Caza, Calif., Aaron Smith of Westlake Village, Calif., Tyler Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., and Justin Wei of San Marino, Calif.

In the Girls Division, Johnson utilized a balanced attack, with long drives off the tee and clutch putting throughout the day. After consecutive bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9, Johnson's putter caught fire. On the 150-yard, par-3 No. 11 Johnson found the hole from 50-feet away. She made birdie and then managed par on her remaining five holes.

“It's very exciting,” said Johnson, playing in her first AJGA event Johnson said. “But it's also overwhelming playing in such a great event.”

Chhuor had to make a late charge, as she started her round by bogeying two of her first four holes. She proceeded to make a key birdie putt on No. 4 and maintained that momentum throughout her round.

While Chhuor is unable to compete in Mission Hills Desert Junior, she is happy with her performance.

“I want to win a tournament this summer,” Chhuor said. “And hopefully earn more exemptions.”

Other Qualifiers for the Girls Division are Kylie Fuller of Temecula, Calif., Jasmine Chean of Irvine, Calif., and Robin Lee of Camarillo, Calif. Emily Mason of Highland, Calif., also earned an exemption and opted out of Tuesday's tournament.

Srixon Sports USA, Inc., based in Norcross, Ga., has been distributing premium golf balls and equipment in the U.S. since 1997 and is a subsidiary of SRI Sports. SRI Sports is one of the world's leading patent holders in golf ball technology and manufactures several golf balls played in the United States. SRI Sports-made balls have won 73 PGA TOUR events since 1989, including seven majors. For more information about SRIXON, please visit www.srixon.com.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which enters its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

For more information about the Mission Hills Desert Junior, contact tournament headquarters at (760) 324-9400 ext. 507.

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
 
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Center:
Member ID:
Password:
 
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
 
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
 
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
Boys
1. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
2. Sam Horsfield
Davenport, FL
3. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
4. Brad Dalke
Hobart, OK
5. Charles Huntzinger
Duluth, GA
Girls
1. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
2. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
3. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
4. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
5. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
Complete Rankings
Foundation

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
   
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant

ACE

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
Jake Carter
141
T
2
Price Butcher
144
T
2
Zach Tracy
144
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
150
2
Julia Johnson
151
T
3
Maddie White
153
T
3
Elizabeth Doykan
153
Under Armour® / Jeff Overton Championship hosted by Otter Creek
Boys
Total
1
Tyler Green
140
2
Zach Norris
141
T
3
Nicolas Osterburg
145
T
3
Callahan Elzey
145
T
3
Joe Weiler
145
T
3
Michael Mounce
145
T
3
Ethan Shepherd
145
T
3
Adam Bratton
145
T
3
Cole Bradley
145
T
3
Thomas Longbella
145
T
3
Mason Lenhart
145
T
3
Sean O'Hara
145
T
3
Andy Mayhew
145
T
3
Max Clift
145
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Hartlage
137
2
Madasyn Pettersen
144
3
Erica Shepherd
145
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
Boys
Total
1
Graydon Kent
143
2
Dylan Deogun
144
3
Andrew Walker
145
Girls
Total
1
Sarah Shipley
141
2
Megan Furtney
144
3
Alison Chang
149
Junior All-Star at Ravenwood
Boys
Total
1
Peyton Callens
137
2
Joseph Pagdin
140
3
Grant Drogosch
141
Girls
Total
T
1
Yu Wen Lu
147
T
1
Lindsay May
147
3
Daphne Chao
149
ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook
Boys
Total
T
1
Chris Mogg
138
T
1
Andrew Chin
138
T
3
Sam Warkentin
141
T
3
James Kim
141
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Goldstein
142
2
Ashley Fitzgibbons
143
3
Bibilani Liu
145
Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts
Girls
Total
1
Nelly Korda
206
2
Haley Moore
210
T
3
Andrea Lee
212
T
3
Mariel Galdiano
212
T
3
Angel Yin
212
FJ Live Scoring
AJGA U
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.