AJGA SARASOTA JUNIOR
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club
Sarasota, Fla. • June 14 - 17

Media Score SARASOTA, Fla. -- Final results from the AJGA Sarasota Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7009. Rating: 73.6. Slope: 128
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6050. Rating: 75. Slope: 132

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 * Michael Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 73-67-71--211
2 Chenxiao Duan
2010
Beijing, China 67-76-68--211
3 Robert De Biase
2010
Aventura, Fla. 71-72-69--212
4 Zach Hartman
2011
St. Simons Island, Ga. 72-68-73--213
5 Shugo Imahira
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 70-71-73--214
T6 Sepp Straka
2011
Valdosta, Ga. 67-76-72--215
6 Jeffrey Meltzer
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 72-73-70--215
T8 Jose Vega
2012
(Colombia) Miami, Fla. 73-73-70--216
8 Maxime Blandin
2012
(Martinique (French)) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 71-76-69--216
T10 Bailey Patrick, Jr
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 75-71-71--217
10 Cristobal Del Solar
2012
Viña Del Mar, Chile 70-76-71--217
T12 Santiago Gómez
2011
Armenia, Colombia 74-72-73--219
12 Nicholas Torrance
2010
East Lyme, Conn. 71-73-75--219
12 Cole Horowitz
2011
Dallas, Texas 75-73-71--219
12 Alex Slaton
2010
Gainesville, Fla. 72-75-72--219
T16 Will Davenport
2011
Palm City, Fla. 73-73-74--220
16 Davis Schaller
2011
Celebration, Fla. 75-73-72--220
T18 Tanapol Vattanapisit
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 72-77-72--221
18 Meechai Padungsiriseth
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 78-72-71--221
T20 Taylor Hancock
2011
Clearwater, Fla. 78-76-68--222
20 Phillip North
2011
Hilton Head, S.C. 73-75-74--222
T22 Prem Samritpricha
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 77-76-70--223
22 Peter Mathison
2014
Jupiter, Fla. 74-73-76--223
22 John Boehme
2012
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 79-75-69--223
22 Andrew Goodman
2010
Palm City, Fla. 76-73-74--223
T26 Oliver Vaidis
2012
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 76-74-74--224
26 Danny Walker
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 76-75-73--224
26 Owen Curry
2011
Longwood, Fla. 74-81-69--224
26 Guang Dian Huang
2010
Cheng Du, China 75-75-74--224
26 Ryan Stovash
2013
Orlando, Fla. 75-80-69--224
26 Jordan Miller
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 78-72-74--224
26 Jack Maguire
2013
St Petersburg, Fla. 73-80-71--224
T33 Jonathan Clark
2010
Orchard Park, N.Y. 74-76-75--225
33 Matthew Rushton
2013
(South Africa) Bluffton, S.C. 81-74-70--225
33 Tate Hoisington
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 74-76-75--225
T36 Byoung Jun Chung
2011
(South Korea) Rosario, Argentina 72-78-76--226
36 Chris Wiatr
2011
Woodbury, Conn. 76-71-79--226
38 Nick Celestino
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 75-78-74--227
T39 Marcus Plunkett
2012
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 74-75-80--229
39 Matthew Taylor
2011
Naples, Fla. 79-75-75--229
T41 Ryan Jahn
2013
Jupiter, Fla. 78-78-74--230
41 Eric Muslawski
2010
Sarasota, Fla. 78-77-75--230
41 David  Sullivan
2011
Woodstock, Ga. 82-73-75--230
41 Anibal Kim
2011
(Paraguay) Bradenton, Fla. 77-80-73--230
41 Jeff Wattles
2011
Tequesta, Fla. 79-79-72--230
T46 Ian Facey
2011
Miami, Fla. 81-75-75--231
46 Andrew Mitchell
2011
Benton, Ill. 78-77-76--231
T48 Connor Lynch
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 76-79-77--232
48 Mitchell Thomas
2012
Farragut, Tenn. 81-76-75--232
T50 Peter Sterner
2011
(Sweden) Sarasota, Fla. 80-73-81--234
50 Hayden Jones
2010
Orlando, Fla. 81-80-73--234
52 Wade Chen
2012
Gainesville, Fla. 75-81-80--236
T53 Phillip Rosengarden
2011
Irving, Texas 81-75-81--237
53 Joey deStefano
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 81-81-75--237
53 Winburne Hughes
2012
Memphis, Tenn. 83-77-77--237
56 Luke Edelman
2012
Mahwah, N.J. 79-80-81--240
57 Hayden Burnett
2011
Odessa, Texas 81-77-83--241
58 Will Laverack
2011
New Canaan, Conn. 84-78-80--242
59 Jae Sung Hur
2011
Hilton head island, S.C. 86-89-80--255
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Zach Botts
2013
Jonesborough, Tenn.
71-71-JWD
-
Perry Johnson
2011
Lake Forest, Ill.
84-80-QWD
-
Nicholas Maruri
2010
Mexico City, Mexico
75-73-QWD
-
Wes Strang
2010
Bethesda, Md.
-JWD
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 *Linda Luo
2011
Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 68-74-76--218
T2 Tezira Abe
2012
Angleton, Texas 71-77-70--218
2 Clara Teixeira
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 70-74-74--218
T4 Kristine Odaiyar
2013
Ocala, Fla. 75-70-74--219
4 Hally Leadbetter
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 72-74-73--219
T6 Kristin Swindell
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 75-74-72--221
6 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 69-73-79--221
8 Gemma Dryburgh
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 75-74-74--223
9 Irina Paulin Gabasa
2011
Cebu, Philippines 78-72-74--224
10 Chelsea Pezzola
2010
Bradenton, Fla. 77-76-72--225
T11 Natalia Forero
2014
Cali, Colombia 76-75-75--226
11 Pei-Chun Chen
2011
(Taiwan) Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 79-76-71--226
13 Madison Opfer
2012
Plant City, Fla. 73-81-74--228
14 Vivian Hsuan Chen
2013
(Taiwan) Bradenton, Fla. 76-75-78--229
T15 Ailin Li
2015
(China) Windermere, Fla. 78-81-72--231
15 Audrey Monssoh
2011
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 79-77-75--231
15 Taylor Ramsey
2012
Milledgeville, Ga. 77-78-76--231
18 Yingzhou Yun
2012
(China) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 80-79-74--233
19 Sarah Brown
2011
Severna Park, Md. 80-76-78--234
20 Olivia Lynch
2012
Naples, Fla. 81-80-83--244
21 Maggie Chio
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 80-87-81--248
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
 

After Long Delay and Playoff, Chen Wins AJGA Sarasota Junior
Luo wins in six hole playoff at Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club

SARASOTA, Fla. — After a five hour and 35-minute rain delay at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Michael Chen of Bradenton, Fla., won the AJGA Sarasota Junior in a one-hole playoff over Chenxiao Duan also of Bradenton, Fla. In the Girls Division, Linda Luo of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., prevailed in a six-hole playoff.

The AJGA Sarasota Junior was a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. The event featured 63 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 11 states, China, Argentina, Paraguay, Columbia, Chile, Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 7,009 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 6,050 yards.

Chen and Duan tied after 54-holes with scores of 5-under-par 211. To earn the win in the playoff Chen carded a par to earn his first ever AJGA victory, one he says will take him to another level.

“I've been struggling and finally I have a chance to prove myself,” said Chen. “It's the next step, it means a lot to me.”

Robert De Biase of North Miami, Fla., finished third with a three-round total of 4-under-par 212. In fourth was Zach Hartman of St. Simons Island, Ga., who finished the tournament with a 3-under-par 216. Rounding out the top five in the Boys Division was Shugo Imahira of Bradenton, Fla., who finished with a 2-under-par 214.

In the Girls Division, a three-way tie in the clubhouse forced a playoff between Luo, Tezira Abe of Angleton, Texas, and Clara Teixeira of Rio De Janiero, Brazil, who all carded scores of 2-over-par 218.

On the first playoff hole, Teixeira was eliminated after making a bogey. Luo and Abe matched pars for the next four holes, battling themselves and sunlight. On the sixth and final hole of the playoff, Luo made a birdie to clinch her first AJGA victory as the sun set on a long awaited finish.

“I was tired,” said Luo. “But I trusted my game and I made it through to get the win.”

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Boys
Total
1
Austin Hitt
141
T
2
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142
T
2
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142
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
144
2
Taylor Tomlinson
147
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3
Gabriela Coello
148
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Amy Zhang
148
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148
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Total
1
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131
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Zach Norris
136
T
3
Will Chandler
139
T
3
Brian Clark
139
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
132
2
Angella Then
142
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Kimberlee Tottori
145
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Total
T
1
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142
T
1
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142
T
1
Davis Baxter
142
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
144
2
Jiayu Kong
145
3
Klara Castillo
148
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Boys
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1
Kory Franks
144
T
2
Andrew Beckler
145
T
2
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145
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Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
141
T
2
Alison Chang
148
T
2
Anabelle Chang
148
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Boys
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T
1
Mason Glinski
141
T
1
Taisei Negishi
141
T
1
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141
T
1
Joshua Suh
141
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
135
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
136
T
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
140
T
3
Minjou Chen
140
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Isaiah Logue
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Will Bernstein
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T
3
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Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
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