CHARLES HOWELL III JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
West Lake Country Club
Augusta, Ga. • July 6 - 9

Media Score AUGUSTA, Ga. -- First Round results from the Charles Howell III Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at West Lake Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6828. Rating: 73.6. Slope: 140
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6089. Rating: 76.8. Slope: 138

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Trey Valentine
2011
Melbourne, Fla. 36-33--69
1 Grant Houser
2011
Holly Springs, N.C. 33-36--69
1 Zach Botts
2013
Jonesborough, Tenn. 34-35--69
T4 Austin Vick
2011
Evans, Ga. 35-35--70
4 Buster Bruton
2013
Dallas, Ga. 33-37--70
T6 Dru Love
2012
Sea Island, Ga. 33-38--71
6 Brant Patton
2010
Evans, Ga. 39-32--71
6 Chenxiao Duan
2010
Beijing, China 35-36--71
6 Matthew Ross
2012
Hartland, Wis. 36-35--71
T10 Charles Valluzzo
2011
Charleston, S.C. 36-36--72
10 Zach Hartman
2011
St. Simons Island, Ga. 36-36--72
10 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 37-35--72
10 Jonathan DiIanni
2012
Kernersville, N.C. 36-36--72
T14 Michael Johnson
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 36-37--73
14 Chase Koepka
2012
Lake Worth, Fla. 35-38--73
14 Robert Robertson
2011
Evans, Ga. 36-37--73
14 Peter Sterner
2011
(Sweden) Sarasota, Fla. 37-36--73
14 Scott Scheffler
2014
Dallas, Texas 36-37--73
14 John Luna
2011
Cleveland, Ga. 38-35--73
14 Jimmy Beck
2011
Columbus, Ga. 36-37--73
14 James  Beale
2010
Auckland, New Zealand 37-36--73
T22 Richard Hubbard
2013
Daniel Island, S.C. 36-38--74
22 Tyler Williams
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 36-38--74
22 Luke Carpenter
2011
Little Rock, Ark. 37-37--74
22 Stuart Kaufman
2010
Armonk, N.Y. 36-38--74
22 Jonathan Lilly
2011
Evans, Ga. 35-39--74
22 Bailey Patrick, Jr
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 35-39--74
22 Taylor Dickson
2011
Gastonia, N.C. 39-35--74
22 Greyson Sigg
2013
Augusta, Ga. 36-38--74
22 Todd Eckstein
2011
Durham, N.C. 37-37--74
T31 Evan Usry
2012
Evans, Ga. 37-38--75
31 Dario Ortega
2010
Fort Collins, Colo. 40-35--75
31 Brian Beringer
2011
Macon, Ga. 40-35--75
31 Daniel Pizetoski
2011
Davidson, N.C. 35-40--75
31 Conor Richardson
2012
West Palm Beach, Fla. 36-39--75
31 Henry Mabbett
2011
Griffin, Ga. 38-37--75
T37 Mark Kim
2012
Rome, Ga. 37-39--76
37 Alex Ehlert
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 37-39--76
37 Patrick Grahek
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-38--76
37 Miller Capps
2012
Denver, N.C. 38-38--76
37 Landon Kowalski
2011
Buffalo Grove, Ill. 38-38--76
37 Connor Walters
2012
Salem, Va. 37-39--76
37 Max Van Dresser
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-38--76
37 Caleb Morris
2011
Metter, Ga. 39-37--76
37 Anthony Phipps II
2011
Winter Garden, Fla. 39-37--76
37 Emmanuel Kountakis
2013
Augusta, Ga. 39-37--76
37 Chris Kupcewicz
2011
Acworth, Ga. 37-39--76
T48 George Hirsch, Jr.
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 39-38--77
48 Elton Chang
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-37--77
48 Tim Godshalk
2011
Bluffton, S.C. 37-40--77
48 Ricky Moore
2011
Dacula, Ga. 40-37--77
48 Kelby Burton
2010
Evans, Ga. 39-38--77
48 Matthew Beringer
2014
Macon, Ga. 39-38--77
48 Sean Gilrain
2011
Roswell, Ga. 40-37--77
48 Cody Sapp
2011
Sharpsburg, Ga. 39-38--77
48 Zachary Bryant
2011
Buckhead, Ga. 39-38--77
T57 John Weyenberg
2011
Menasha, Wis. 39-39--78
57 Jack Gibbs
2012
Evans, Ga. 34-44--78
57 Davis Parker
2012
Augusta, Ga. 36-42--78
57 Michael Hocker II
2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. 40-38--78
57 Zachary Martin
2013
Pinehurst, N.C. 40-38--78
57 Charles Clifton III
2011
Johns Creek, Ga. 40-38--78
57 Adam Sanders
2011
Oxford, Ala. 44-34--78
57 Andy Shim
2013
(South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 38-40--78
57 Preston Dixon
2011
Hartsville, S.C. 41-37--78
T66 Blake Hadden
2012
Augusta, Ga. 41-38--79
66 Parker Derby
2013
Columbus, Ga. 37-42--79
66 Davis Schaller
2011
Celebration, Fla. 39-40--79
66 Julian Taylor
2012
Greenville, S.C. 38-41--79
66 Charlie Kern
2011
Mercer Island, Wash. 40-39--79
66 Roshan Chekuri
2012
Pleasanton, Calif. 39-40--79
66 Tanner Landry
2012
Marietta, Ga. 40-39--79
66 Matthew NeSmith
2012
North Augusta, S.C. 40-39--79
66 Cole Hunsucker
2013
Kennesaw, Ga. 38-41--79
T76 Lee Ramsey
2010
Charlotte, N.C. 40-40--80
76 Anibal Kim
2011
(Paraguay) Bradenton, Fla. 41-39--80
T78 David Payne
2010
Louisville, Ky. 39-42--81
78 Russell Sabol
2014
Martinez, Ga. 40-41--81
78 Jake Nutter
2011
Bedford, N.H. 41-40--81
78 Matthew Cribb
2011
Roswell, Ga. 39-42--81
T82 Beau Teal
2011
Myrtle Beach, SC 43-39--82
82 Michael Hong
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 39-43--82
82 Wheaton Hall
2011
Springfield, Ga. 34-48--82
82 George Whiting
2010
Charlotte, N.C. 41-41--82
82 Aaron George
2011
Dahlonega, Ga. 39-43--82
82 Will Mobley
2011
Evans, Ga. 37-45--82
82 Chandler Vilcheck
2011
Bluffton, S.C. 40-42--82
82 Tyler Young
2014
Kennesaw, Ga. 41-41--82
82 Will Frankum
2011
Gainesville, Ga. 40-42--82
T91 Sawyer Huth
2011
Calgary, Alberta 40-43--83
91 Joshuah Klipstein
2011
Norcross, Ga. 42-41--83
91 David Sargent
2012
Cornelius, N.C. 40-43--83
91 Victor Choi
2011
Duluth, Ga. 42-41--83
T96 Scott Simpson
2011
Daniel Island, S.C. 39-45--84
96 George Kilgore
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 45-39--84
98 Larry Han
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 43-43--86
99 Billy Shuman
2012
Saint Simons Island, Ga. 41-46--87
T100 Stephen Hill
2013
Evans, Ga. 42-49--91
100 Salil Ghamande
2016
Evans, Ga. 45-46--91
-
Davis Bateman
2013
Charlotte, N.C.
-JWD
-
Preston Flick
2012
Douglasville, Ga.
83-DQ - 6-6d
-
Emerson Newsome
2012
Dacula, Ga.
79-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Taylor Ramsey
2012
Milledgeville, Ga. 35-34--69
2 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 37-34--71
T3 Jessica Hoang
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 37-36--73
3 Michaela Owen
2014
Suwanee, Ga. 36-37--73
T5 Emily Kurey
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 36-38--74
5 Caroline Dula
2011
Salisbury, N.C. 38-36--74
7 Kristin Swindell
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 37-38--75
T8 Rachel Mulkey
2011
Flower Mound, Texas 39-37--76
8 Kaitlin Matheson
2012
Easley, S.C. 37-39--76
8 Samantha Wagner
2015
Windermere, Fla. 38-38--76
T11 Noriko Inoue
2011
Bluffton, S.C. 39-38--77
11 Elizabeth Kim
2013
Martinez, Ga. 40-37--77
T13 Rinko Mitsunaga
2015
Roswell, Ga. 39-39--78
13 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 38-40--78
T15 Minami Levonowich
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 38-41--79
15 Sloan Shanahan
2013
Suwanee, Ga. 37-42--79
17 Mattie Tobey
2011
Denver, N.C. 41-39--80
T18 Shannon Pak
2011
Kenner, La. 40-41--81
18 Alexandra Milan
2011
Lutz, Fla. 39-42--81
18 Kayla Jones
2014
Milton, Ga. 39-42--81
18 Logan Chaney
2012
Scottsboro, Ala. 40-41--81
18 Stephanie Bennett
2011
Appling, Ga. 41-40--81
T23 Abby Newton
2012
Katy, Texas 42-40--82
23 Daniela Rugeles
2011
Bogota, Colombia 42-40--82
25 Katy Harris
2013
St. Simons Island, Ga. 38-45--83
26 Ailin Li
2015
(China) Orlando, Fla. 40-45--85
T27 Sarah Harrison
2015
Martinez, Ga. 41-47--88
27 Sydney Conrad
2011
Powder Springs , Ga. 47-41--88
29 Erica Clinard
2011
Clemmons, N.C. 46-45--91
 


Three's a Crowd at Charles Howell III Junior Championship
Home Sweet Home for Ramsey, Leads Girls Division at West Lake Country Club

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Zach Botts of Jonesborough, Tenn., Grant Houser of Holly Springs, N.C., and Trey Valentine of Melbourne, Fla., fired rounds of 3-under-par 69s in the first round of the Charles Howell III Junior Championship in West Lake Country Club. Taylor Ramsey of Bradenton, Fla., used five birdies and a 2-under-par back nine to end the day at 3-under-par 69.

The Charles Howell III Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke-play tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at West Lake Country Club. The field features 102 boys and 29 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states and Columbia, Paraguay, New Zealand and Canada. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,828 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 6,089 yards.

Botts used some clutch putts on the back nine to make two back-to-back birdies. He made five birdies overall.

“I went out there and birdied Nos. 14 and 15,” Botts said. “I hit No. 15 from a few inches away, so that was nice.”

Valentine used his driver to get things going. He made three birdies on his front nine to stand at 3-under-par after nine holes.

“I hit every fairway, so that helped a lot,” Valentine said.

Houser only missed four greens all day, but was able to capitalize on his short game. He was able to make three birdies on his back nine.

“Even when I missed the green, or didn't get close as I'd like, I was still close,” Houser said. “I was just trying to make pars, birdies were a bonus.”

In the Boys Division, Austin Vick of Evans, Ga., and Buster Bruton of Dallas, Ga., are currently in fourth after carding 2-under-par 70s.

Ramsey is familiar with the West Lake Country Club course, with it being her former home course. She used that to her advantage during her round.

“I love coming back to West Lake, I love being with the members and all of the volunteers out here,” Ramsey said. “I definitely know the greens and was able to get up and down when I needed to. I was able to keep things consistent out there.”

Also atop the Girls Division is Ashlan Ramsey of Bradenton, Fla., who sits in second with a 1-under-par 71. In third are Jessica Hoang of North Augusta, S.C., and Michaela Owen of Alpharetta, Ga., each carding a 1-over-par 73.

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 AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

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AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Charles Howell III, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.

Thursday's second-round tee times for the Charles Howell III Junior Championship will run from 7:45 — 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 — 1:45 p.m. of Nos. 1 and 10 tees at West Lake Country Club. For more information, contact Tournament Director Courtney Jones at (678) 617-9406.

 
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Girls
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