AARON'S / BOB ESTES ABILENE JUNIOR
Abilene Country Club - Fairway Course
Abilene, Texas • July 19 - 22

Media Score ABILENE, Texas -- Final results from the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Abilene Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7044. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 129
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6029. Rating: 76.7. Slope: 127

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Austen Fuller
2011
Edmond, Okla. 73-72-68--213
2 John Rafael
2013
Corpus Christi, Texas 70-74-70--214
T3 Cole Kennedy
2012
Texarkana, Texas 69-72-75--216
3 Preston Harrington
2013
Dallas, Texas 72-74-70--216
3 Kyle Pilgrim
2011
colleyville, Texas 73-69-74--216
6 Corey Hayford
2011
Friendswood, Texas 71-73-73--217
T7 Nick Janss
2011
Austin, Tx 69-74-75--218
7 Jamison Youree
2011
Fort Worth, Texas 71-70-77--218
7 Cody Gonzalez
2011
League City, Texas 71-71-76--218
T10 Paul Campbell
2011
Austin, Texas 77-71-71--219
10 Preston Standley
2012
Plano, Texas 75-73-71--219
10 Alec Heinen
2011
Edmond, Okla. 72-75-72--219
10 Luke Kwon
2011
Carrollton, Texas 70-74-75--219
T14 Michael Culin
2011
Plano, Texas 78-71-71--220
14 Patrick Sanchez
2012
Mazatlan, Mexico 75-76-69--220
16 Rylee Reinertson
2014
Gibbon, Neb. 75-76-70--221
T17 Carter Gaskill
2011
Newport Beach, Calif. 71-74-77--222
17 Jake Potter
2014
Dallas, Texas 72-78-72--222
T19 Logan Philley
2011
Robert Lee, Texas 71-77-75--223
19 Garrison Lackey
2011
Weslaco, Texas 71-75-77--223
19 Brad Dalke
2016
Hobart, Okla. 74-74-75--223
19 Trevor McInroe
2011
Plano, Texas 75-70-78--223
19 Tucker Wadkins
2011
Dallas, Texas 76-69-78--223
T24 Joey Kron
2011
Coto de Caza, Calif. 73-76-75--224
24 Rustin Purser
2012
Edmond, Okla. 73-80-71--224
24 Matt Porter
2011
Seymour, Texas 72-75-77--224
T27 Nathan Weant
2011
Hallsville, Texas 75-71-79--225
27 Cade Storey
2012
Dallas, Texas 72-78-75--225
27 Nicholas Robert
2013
Mckinney, Texas 81-71-73--225
27 Aaron Guanlao
2014
Haslet, Texas 76-71-78--225
T31 Bradley Phelps
2011
Colleyville, Texas 72-76-78--226
31 Scott Newell
2011
Katy, Texas 74-73-79--226
T33 Corbin Renner
2011
Little Rock, Ark. 76-77-74--227
33 Brendon Jelley
2013
Tulsa, Okla. 74-77-76--227
33 Cory Churchman
2013
Abilene, Texas 77-76-74--227
T36 Blayne Street
2011
Breckenridge, Texas 75-77-76--228
36 Jacob Springfield
2011
Plano, Texas 75-74-79--228
36 Phillip Rosengarden
2011
Irving, Texas 79-74-75--228
36 Jeffrey Merrell
2011
Aledo, Texas 76-74-78--228
36 Steven Lauterbach
2012
McKinney, Texas 79-72-77--228
T41 Tyler Thomas
2011
Beaumont, Texas 76-74-79--229
41 Roberto Sanchez
2010
Mazatlan, Mexico 75-78-76--229
43 Brandon Roberts
2012
Clayton, Calif. 79-72-79--230
44 Klein Klotz
2013
Austin, Texas 74-71-86--231
45 Jonathan Vasquez
2014
Bryan, Texas 80-71-81--232
T46 Cody Byford
2013
Round Rock, Texas 73-77-83--233
46 Tyson Turnbow
2011
Muleshoe, Texas 75-76-82--233
46 Carlos Pena
2012
Mission, Texas 76-77-80--233
46 Chester Wang
2014
The Woodlands, Texas 77-75-81--233
50 Jacob Veerman
2014
Sugarland, Texas 78-75-83--236
51 Daniel Harper
2012
Murray, Ky. 78-75-84--237
Missed Cut
MC Alex Rodriguez 2011 Plano, Texas 78-76--154
MC Matthew Isler 2011 Southlake, Texas 74-80--154
MC Luke Carpenter 2011 Little Rock, Ark. 81-73--154
MC Zack Baldwin 2011 Houston, Texas 76-78--154
MC Hogan Hudgins 2012 Amarillo, Texas 82-72--154
MC Matthew Adams 2011 Walnut Creek, Calif. 81-73--154
MC Max Dawkins 2011 Placitas, N.M. 78-76--154
MC Clarke Hudgins 2014 Amarillo, Texas 79-75--154
MC Nicholas Smart 2012 Draper, Utah 79-75--154
MC Dalton Conn 2012 Fredericksburg, Texas 77-77--154
MC Kalen Vos 2011 Weslaco, Texas 76-79--155
MC Travis Shackleton 2013 Cypress, Texas 79-76--155
MC Drew Comer 2012 Fort Smith, Ark. 79-77--156
MC Adam Colwell 2011 The Woodlands, Texas 75-81--156
MC Christian De La Cruz 2014 San Antonio, Texas 75-81--156
MC David Cha 2012 Carrollton, Texas 76-80--156
MC Nicholas Glass 2011 Fargo, N.D. 77-79--156
MC Chris Kwon 2013 Carrollton, Texas 79-77--156
MC Dillon Callow 2010 Phoenix, Ariz. 77-79--156
MC Brandan  Bornfield 2011 Albuquerque, N.M. 78-78--156
MC Jacob Garcia 2012 Wink, Texas 81-76--157
MC Justin Jennings 2013 Amarillo, Texas 82-75--157
MC Andrew Stanfield 2011 Woodland Hills, Calif. 79-78--157
MC Hud Morse 2013 Fort Worth, Texas 77-80--157
MC Charles Neel White 2012 Austin, Texas 79-78--157
MC Michael Hanigan 2011 Houston, Texas 77-80--157
MC Carson Torchia 2011 San Diego, Calif. 74-83--157
MC Jefferson Yee 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii 80-78--158
MC Tyler Elbrecht 2012 Austin, Texas 76-82--158
MC Sam Rosenberg 2014 Dallas, Texas 77-81--158
MC Ricardo Del Rio 2012 San Antonio, Texas 79-79--158
MC Harrison Mahon 2016 Plano, Texas 81-78--159
MC Kale Davidson 2012 Peoria, Ariz. 80-79--159
MC Cody Hardison 2012 Plano, Texas 83-76--159
MC Austin DeGrate 2014 Missouri City, Texas 83-76--159
MC Brandon Pederson 2011 Austin, Texas 78-81--159
MC David Cameron 2011 Colleyville, Texas 80-80--160
MC Tanner Harrington 2012 Dallas, Texas 81-80--161
MC Austin Jung 2010 Lubbock, Texas 78-83--161
MC Michael Coopman 2011 Park City, Utah 84-77--161
MC Taylor Arreola 2011 Lovington, N.M. 82-79--161
MC Jake Wagner 2010 Dallas, Texas 81-80--161
MC Will Harrington 2011 Dallas, Texas 83-78--161
MC John Davis 2012 Westlake Village, Calif. 85-77--162
MC Ryon Fields 2011 Edmond, Okla. 84-78--162
MC Aaron Wong 2012 Chandler, Ariz. 72-90--162
MC Dan Wagner 2012 Dallas, Texas 78-84--162
MC Ryan Worthy 2010 Bradenton, Fla. 78-84--162
MC Trey Bearden 2011 Abilene, Texas 82-81--163
MC Nathan Gruda 2010 Santa Fe, N.M. 82-81--163
MC Travis Dennis 2011 League City, Texas 86-78--164
MC Michael Hodson 2015 Amarillo, Texas 83-81--164
MC Nathan Wong 2012 Chandler, Ariz. 86-79--165
MC James Skinner 2012 Fort Wayne, Ind. 80-86--166
MC Ben Avery 2011 Tuscola, Texas 83-83--166
MC Logan Coffman 2012 Lake Quivira, Kan. 91-77--168
MC David Miles 2011 The Woodlands, Texas 89-80--169
MC Andrew Cole 2011 Edmond, Okla. 93-78--171
MC Michael Pipkin 2012 Dallas, Texas 85-88--173
MC Thomas Brockman 2011 Springfield, Mo. 90-85--175
MC Hayden Burnett 2011 Odessa, Texas 88-87--175
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Taylor Mihok
2012
Aledo, Texas
85-QWD
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Mason Varner
2011
Midland, Texas
75-78-DQ - 6-6D
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Alicia Malagon
2011
Tampico, Mexico 70-67-70--207
2 Anne Cheng
2013
Torrance, Calif. 76-70-69--215
3 Kaylin Terry
2010
Austin, Texas 73-78-77--228
4 Brenna Moore
2011
Burkburnett, Texas 74-76-79--229
5 Sarah Schmelzel
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 78-76-76--230
T6 Allie Johnston
2012
Castle Rock, Colo. 79-72-81--232
6 Haley Haught
2011
Austin, Texas 73-80-79--232
T8 Shikhi Cheruku
2010
Navasota, Texas 77-79-77--233
8 Katy Kile
2011
Montgomery, Texas 80-78-75--233
T10 Katie Paxton
2010
Spring, Texas 75-74-85--234
10 Katie Grady
2010
Mansfield, Texas 78-78-78--234
T12 McKenzie Ralston
2011
Temple, Texas 80-73-83--236
12 Carly Pyle
2011
Spring Branch, Texas 77-82-77--236
12 Yvonne Zheng
2013
(China) Bradenton, Fla. 80-74-82--236
15 Kirsten Pike
2013
Ovilla, Texas 79-79-81--239
16 Vittoria  Marley
2011
Deerfield, Mass. 82-79-79--240
17 Libby Thomas
2013
Midland, Texas 77-82-88--247
18 Jessa LaBarbera
2011
Allen, Texas 77-82-91--250
Missed Cut
MC Jinny Kim 2010 Coppell, Texas 82-80--162
MC Patricia Holt 2011 Frisco, Texas 85-77--162
MC Alex Neal 2011 Baird, Texas 81-85--166
MC Erica Clinard 2011 Clemmons, N.C. 85-82--167
MC Sarah Moore 2014 Burkburnett, Texas 79-88--167
MC Madison Murphy 2011 Wichita, Kan. 88-82--170
MC Lindsay Sames 2012 Amarillo, Texas 83-89--172
MC Brook Johnston 2012 Cedar Park, Texas 86-87--173
MC Michelle Chen 2011 Plano, Texas 88-87--175
MC Sarah Rosenberg 2012 Dallas, Texas 91-85--176
 

Malagon Takes Home First AJGA Title at Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Fuller's 12 birdies, eagle and double-eagle lift him atop leaderboard to first AJGA victory at Abilene Country Club's Fairway Course

ABILENE, Texas — After five years worth of play with the AJGA, four top-10 finishes, and two second-place finishes, Alicia Malagon of Tampico, Mexico, accomplished a feat that has eluded her: Championship honors. After leading the Girls Division through the first two rounds of play, Malagon capped off an impressive tournament by shooting 2-under-par 70, giving her a tournament total of 9-under-par 207. In the Boys Division, Austen Fuller of Edmond, Okla., shot the low score of the day with a 4-under-par 68, bringing his tournament total to 3-under-par 213.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior was a 54-hole stroke-play event, held at the Abilene Country Club's Fairway Course in Abilene, Texas. The 142-player field featured 114 boys and 28 girls from 16 states and Mexico. The Boys Division played the course at 7,044 yards, while the Girls Division played the course at 6,029 yards.

Coming into the final round with a nine-stroke lead, Malagon continued her strong play by carding a birdie on her first hole of the day, No. 1. She would go on to birdie Nos. 9, 14 and 15, giving her a tournament total of nine birdies and an eight-stroke lead over her fellow competitors. Her strong play came at the perfect moment.

“I only have one more tournament after this and I am really happy and excited I had the opportunity to play here at Abilene Country Club,” Malagon said. “Winning my first tournament feels great, especially with a low score.”

While finishing in first place may be memorable for most, it was Malagon's play on the No. 14 hole that will stick with her forever. After sinking an eagle in the first round on the hole, Malagon followed with a double-eagle on the second day of play. Her dominance of the hole continued through to the final round.

“I was so excited to get to No. 14 today,” Malagon said. “I wanted to at least get a birdie on the hole. For me it is a pretty short par-5, and I drove the ball about 147 yards to the entrance of the green with my driver. I chipped up to the fringe of the green and then sank a nice putt for the birdie. At Rolex Tournament of Champions on the Blessing's course I had a 15 and a 9 on the No. 14 hole, so it was like sweet revenge on No. 14.”

Anne Cheng of Torrance, Calif., finished the tournament at 1-under-par 215 to take home second place honors. In third place was last years champion, Kaylin Terry of Austin, Texas, with a 12-over-par 228.

Like Malagon, Fuller had never won an AJGA event prior to the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. While Fuller struggled throughout his first two rounds of play, his strong performance in the final round was enough to push him to the top of the leaderboard.

“I didn't play well at all on the first day and didn't start off my second round well, either,” Fuller said. “I had a lot of lip outs but all my putts were right there.”

Taking home the title of champion would not be the only thing Fuller shared with Malagon this week, though. Like his female counterpart, Fuller notched a double-eagle on No. 14 to highlight his final round.

“I had an eagle on No. 9 that really got me back in the zone,” Fuller said. “Then on No. 14 I had my double-eagle. One of the kids in my group was up by the green and when he saw it go in he just raised up his hand. I just thought the ball was going to be close to the hole but it ended up in the hole somehow. After that I just took it one hole at a time, but it was really exciting and I'm glad I played well. I've been working hard on my hundred yard shots this year.”

Trailing Fuller by one-stroke to take home second place was John Rafael of Corpus Christi, Texas with a 2-under-par 214. Preston Harrington of Dallas, Cole Kennedy of Texarkana, Texas, and Kyle Pilgrim of Colleyville, Texas, round out the Boys Division leaderboard tied in third place with tournament totals of even-par 216s.

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