AJGA GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
The Furman Golf Club
Greenville, S.C. • September 3 - 6

Media Score GREENVILLE, S.C. -- First Round results from the AJGA Girls Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Furman Golf Club.
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6124. Rating: 75.3. Slope: 130

Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 34-33--67
T2 Tezira Abe
2012
Angleton, Texas 34-37--71
2 Shannon Aubert
2014
Champions Gate, Fla. 36-35--71
4 Allisen Corpuz
2016
Honolulu, Hawaii 35-37--72
T5 McKenzie Talbert
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 37-36--73
5 Lauren Coughlin
2011
Chesapeake, Va. 35-38--73
5 Michaela Owen
2015
Suwanee, Ga. 36-37--73
5 Ginger Howard
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 35-38--73
5 Mariana Sims
2012
Austin, Texas 37-36--73
5 Annie Park
2013
Levittown, N.Y. 35-38--73
T11 Maggie Neece
2013
Colleyville, Texas 37-38--75
11 Lauren Diaz-Yi
2013
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 36-39--75
11 Ri Hyang Park
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 37-38--75
11 Jaye Marie Green
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 39-36--75
11 Emily Kurey
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 35-40--75
11 Sarah Harris
2012
Hermitage, Tenn. 37-38--75
11 Christina Ocampo
2012
Delray Beach, Fla. 40-35--75
11 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 35-40--75
11 Gemma Dryburgh
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 37-38--75
T20 Audrey Monssoh
2011
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 37-39--76
20 Irene Jung
2011
Jacksonville, Fla. 38-38--76
20 Katie Kirk
2011
Davidson, N.C. 37-39--76
20 Robbi Howard
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 37-39--76
20 Kristen Rue
2011
Gig Harbor, Wash. 38-38--76
20 Jessica Welch
2011
Lavonia, Ga. 37-39--76
T26 Hally Leadbetter
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 39-38--77
26 Rachel Mulkey
2011
Flower Mound, Texas 38-39--77
26 Jordan Ferreira
2013
University Place, Wash. 39-38--77
26 Sierra Sims
2013
Austin, Texas 36-41--77
26 Kailey Walsh
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 37-40--77
26 Sloan Shanahan
2013
Suwanee, Ga. 38-39--77
26 Leilanie Kim
2011
Surrey, British Columbia 39-38--77
26 Jacqueline Shelly
2012
Fernandina Beach, Fla. 39-38--77
26 Stefanie Mitchell
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 39-38--77
26 Abby Newton
2012
Katy, Texas 37-40--77
26 Monifa Sealy
2011
(Trinidad and Tobago) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 38-39--77
26 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 38-39--77
T38 Jordan Knight
2011
Simpsonville, S.C. 39-39--78
38 Madison Opfer
2012
Plant City, Fla. 37-41--78
38 Ji Eun Baik
2013
Newnan, Ga. 38-40--78
38 Collins Bradshaw
2012
Columbia, S.C. 40-38--78
38 Scotland Preston
2012
Mountainside, N.J. 37-41--78
38 Janie Jackson
2012
Huntsville, Ala. 40-38--78
38 Louise Oxner
2013
Greenville, S.C. 38-40--78
38 Sandra Lee
2012
San Antonio, Texas 38-40--78
T46 Sarah Hicks
2011
Gulf Breeze, Fla. 39-40--79
46 Kaitlin Matheson
2012
Easley, S.C. 42-37--79
46 Elyse Smidinger
2012
Crofton, Md. 36-43--79
46 Katy Harris
2013
St. Simons Island, Ga. 41-38--79
T50 Noriko Inoue
2011
Bluffton, S.C. 40-40--80
50 Katy Kile
2011
Montgomery, Texas 41-39--80
50 Lakareber Abe
2014
Angleton, Texas 40-40--80
50 Jessica Hoang
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 39-41--80
50 Ashley Malinchak
2014
Parkland, Fla. 41-39--80
50 Daniela Lendl
2011
Vero Beach, Fla. 39-41--80
50 Taylor Ramsey
2012
Milledgeville, Ga. 43-37--80
50 Nicole Quinn
2011
Windermere, Fla. 38-42--80
T58 Robynn Ree
2015
Redondo Beach, Calif. 44-37--81
58 Harley Dubsky
2014
Valparaiso, Ind. 41-40--81
58 Emee Herbert
2011
Johns Creek, Ga. 42-39--81
T61 Yuri Otsuka
2011
Chiba, Japan 41-41--82
61 Alexandra Milan
2011
Lutz, Fla. 41-41--82
T64 Lindsay McGetrick
2011
Highlands Ranch, Colo. 44-39--83
64 Lauren English
2011
Bloomington, Ill. 41-42--83
64 Samantha Buchanan
2012
Bluffton, S.C. 42-41--83
64 Kristine Odaiyar
2013
Ocala, Fla. 43-40--83
64 Lauren Dunbar
2011
Columbia, S.C. 43-40--83
T69 Elizabeth Kim
2013
Martinez, Ga. 40-44--84
69 Yingzhou Yun
2012
(China) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 40-44--84
69 Morgan Webber
2012
Moore, S.C. 39-45--84
T72 Jessica Haigwood
2013
Roswell, Ga. 44-41--85
72 Chelsey Couch
2012
Ware Shoals, S.C. 43-42--85
74 Olivia Lugar
2011
Rockledge, Fla. 42-44--86
75 Alison Hovatter
2011
Meridianville, Ala. 44-43--87
T76 Michelle Chen
2011
Plano, Texas 48-40--88
76 Stephanie Bennett
2011
Appling, Ga. 44-44--88
78 Ana Ruiz
2014
(Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico 52-40--92
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Carlton Kuhlo
2011
Tallahassee, Fla.
82-DQ 6-6d
 

Defending Champion Takes First-Round Lead at AJGA Girls Championship
Two-way tie for second at The Furman Golf Club

Greenville, S.C. — Karen Chung of Livingston, N.J., carded a 5-under-par 67 during the first round of the AJGA Girls Championship to take a four-stroke lead at The Furman Golf Club Saturday.

Hosted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Girls Championship is a 54-hole stroke play competition. The field features 78 girls from around the world. In all, 17 states are represented along with players from Canada, Japan, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. Competitors are playing the par-72 Furman Golf Club at 6,124 yards.

Chung, a two-time Rolex Junior All-American, leaned on past experience to put herself atop the leaderboard. Claiming her second AJGA victory in 2009 at the AJGA Girls Championship, Chung says confidence on the course has helped her play well.

“Coming into this week I wasn't playing well, but I knew this course was good for my game,” Chung said. “I like this course and with the extra practice I know I can do well here.”

Birdying seven holes including all four par-5s, Chung will look to keep her focus on the course as she looks for her third victory and first back-to-back championship at an event.

“I feel confident right now. I just need to keep my head straight for the next two days,” Chung said. “I'm playing consistent right now and if I keep that up I can play well here again this year.”

Tezira Abe of Angleton, Texas, and Shannon Aubert of Orlando, Fla., are both tied for second after firing 1-under-par 71s to sit four strokes back of Chung. Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, sits alone in fourth place after an even-par 72 finish. All tied for fifth at 1-over-par 73 are: Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., Lauren Coughlin of Chesapeake, Va., Mariana Sims of Austin, Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., McKenzie Talbert of Edgefield, S.C., and Michaela Owen of Alpharetta, Ga.

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Tee times for Sunday's second round will run from 8-9:48 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at The Furman Golf Club. For more information regarding the AJGA Girls Championship, contact Tournament Director Julie Kickbusch at (770) 617-3050.

 
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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
Gabriela Coello
148
T
3
Amy Zhang
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
Mason Glinski
141
T
1
Taisei Negishi
141
T
1
Wocheng Ye
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
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
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