MEDICUS JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT OAKWOOD
Oakwood Club
Cleveland Heights, Ohio • June 9 - 12
 

CHIP-IN BIRDIE SEALS WIN FOR GRAHEK AT OAKWOOD CLUB
James wins Girls Division in a playoff at the Medicus Junior All-Star at Oakwood

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Round-one leader, Patrick Grahek of Alpharetta, Ga., took home the Boys Division title Thursday at the Medicus Junior All-Star at Oakwood, carding a 1-over-par 143 tournament total. In the Girls Division, Augusta James of Tamworth, Ontario, took the victory after a playoff with Jordan Lippetz of Bradenton, Fla., with a 155 tournament total.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Medicus Junior All-Star at Oakwood was played at the Oakwood Club. The tournament field consisted of 97 players, 73 boys and 24 girls from 22 states and Canada. The course was played as a par-71. The Boys Division played Oakwood Club at 6,509 yards and the Girls Division at 5,822 yards.

Going into the final round as the leader, Grahek came to the course with the attitude to have fun. Starting off strong with a birdie on No. 1, Grahek continued his steady play throughout the rest of his day. Going into No. 18 with a one-stroke lead, Grahek hit his tee-shot into the bunker to the right of the green.

“Coming up to the tee box I told myself that I had to make a birdie to win it,” Grahek said.

Staying relaxed like his coach, Cody Barden, taught him, he took his shot and chipped the ball from the bunker into the hole for the birdie he wanted.

“I owe this to my coach,” Grahek said. “He got me started and gave me the confidence I needed.”

Rounding out the top five in the Boys Division were Nicholas Scott of Union, Ohio, and Robert Register of Burlington, N.C., tied for second place with 3-over-par 145s. Kevin Lee of Dacula, Ga., took sole possession of fourth place with his 4-over-par 146. In a six-way tie for fifth, Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville, Md., Motin Yeung of Orlando, Fla., Grant Weaver of Wooster, Ohio, Boo Timko of Girard, Ohio, Jake Mondy of Blacksburg, Va., and Brandon Hartranft of Lancaster, Pa., finished with matching 147 tournament totals.

In the Girls Division, a playoff between James and Lippetz was the deciding factor in Thursday's final round. With previous experience in playoffs, James was confident she could succeed.

“I went into the playoff knowing that I had not played my best today,” James said. “I was fairly confident though since I've had experience in this before. I won the last playoff that I was in, so I think that helped.”

Lippetz took second place carding a 155 tournament total. Hannah Pierce of King George, Va., finished in third with a 158 tournament total.

Medicus Golf and The Medicus Golf Institute are dedicated to enabling all golfers to “Live Their Vision” in reaching their potential. By expanding its corporate vision, mission, products and services, Medicus Golf will enable golfers to learn and grow — both as a person and as a player — in a series of new and exciting developmental formats.

Medicus Golf enters its third year of sponsorship of the AJGA by supporting the Medicus Preseason Series. The Medicus Learning System, a comprehensive series of golf training aids, is dedicated to assisting golfers of all ages.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 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 is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information about the Medicus Junior All-Star at Oakwood please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

# AJGA #

 
Sponsors
Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog 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. Andy Zhang
Reunion, FL
2. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
3. Jorge Garcia
Miami, FL
4. Austin Connelly
Irving, TX
5. KK Limbhasut
Loma Linda, CA
Girls
1. Andrea Lee
Hermosa Beach, CA
2. Bethany Wu
Diamond Bar, CA
3. Megan Khang
Rockland, MA
4. Kristen Gillman
Austin, TX
5. Amy Lee
Brea, CA
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
AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission
Boys
Total
1
Austin Hitt
141
T
2
Tyler Strafaci
142
T
2
Luis Gerardo Garza
142
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
144
2
Taylor Tomlinson
147
T
3
Amy Zhang
148
T
3
Gabriela Coello
148
T
3
Kaeli Jones
148
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
131
2
Zach Norris
136
T
3
Will Chandler
139
T
3
Brian Clark
139
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
132
2
Angella Then
142
3
Kimberlee Tottori
145
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
142
T
1
Trey Winstead
142
T
1
Davis Baxter
142
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
144
2
Jiayu Kong
145
3
Klara Castillo
148
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
144
T
2
Andrew Beckler
145
T
2
Aaron DeNucci
145
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
141
T
2
Alison Chang
148
T
2
Anabelle Chang
148
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Marc Toma
69
T
1
Henry Cassriel
69
T
3
Mason Glinski
70
T
3
Taisei Negishi
70
T
3
Eric Ghim
70
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
67
T
2
Alyaa Abdulghany
68
T
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
68
AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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.