MONTVERDE ACADEMY JUNIOR ALL-STAR INVITATIONAL
Mission Inn Resort & Club - Las Colinas Course
Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. • October 8 - 11

Media Score HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- Final results from the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Mission Inn Resort & Club.
Boys Par: 34-37--71. Yardage: 6582. Rating: 72.8. Slope: 132
Girls Par: 34-37--71. Yardage: 5663. Rating: 73.5. Slope: 133

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Hayden Shieh
2014
Fremont, Calif. 72-67-69--208
2 Davis Riley
2015
Hattiesburg, Miss. 73-71-67--211
T3 Tom Nettles
2013
McMurray, Pa. 72-72-69--213
3 Colin Proctor
2014
Anderson, Ind. 69-71-73--213
T5 Joshua Martin
2015
Pinehurst, N.C. 72-74-68--214
5 Forrest Gamble
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 72-71-71--214
T7 Julian Lerda
2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina 71-72-72--215
7 Donald Stimble
2014
Shell Knob, Mo. 72-71-72--215
7 Ben Dietrich
2013
Bluffton, S.C. 72-69-74--215
7 Bernardo Curbelo
2015
(Venezuela) Bradenton, Fla. 71-72-72--215
11 Tae Wan Lee
2013
Orlando, Fla. 75-73-68--216
T12 Rigel Fernandes
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 76-72-69--217
12 Corey Shaun
2014
Encinitas, Calif. 73-67-77--217
T14 Ramsey Touchberry
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 74-73-72--219
14 Colton Wiggins
2012
Indiana, Pa. 72-74-73--219
14 Eric Edwards
2014
Salisbury, N.C. 69-72-78--219
14 C.J. Wagner
2013
Windermere, Fla. 73-74-72--219
14 Adam Wood
2014
Zionsville, Ind. 76-66-77--219
14 Emilio Maurer
2013
Puebla, Mexico 76-71-72--219
14 Santiago Lopez
2014
Boca Del Rio, Mexico 73-74-72--219
T21 Kendrick Vinar
2013
Hillsborough, N.C. 71-76-74--221
21 Theo Humphrey
2014
Greenwich, Conn. 78-70-73--221
T23 Austin Duhon
2013
Orange, Texas 78-73-71--222
23 Justin Suh
2015
San Jose, Calif. 74-71-77--222
T25 Andres Caballero
2014
Mexico City, Mexico 73-75-75--223
25 Timothy Colanta
2015
Reunion, Fla. 77-71-75--223
T27 Dylan Wu
2014
Medford, Ore. 72-75-78--225
27 Zach Botts
2013
Jonesborough, Tenn. 79-72-74--225
T29 Ethan Wall
2013
Brielle, N.J. 73-80-73--226
29 Matthew Plunkett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 75-79-72--226
T31 Li Wang
2013
Sammamish, Wash. 75-74-78--227
31 Colton Estevez
2014
Phoenix, Ariz. 75-75-77--227
31 Lawrence Ree
2013
Redondo Beach, Calif. 75-77-75--227
31 Austin Eoff
2013
Benton, Ark. 80-74-73--227
T35 Christian Cichan
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 76-79-73--228
35 Corey Carlson
2015
Green Cove Springs, Fla. 78-73-77--228
35 Brock Drogosch
2013
Windermere, Fla. 79-77-72--228
35 Jordan Batchelor
2014
St. Johns, Fla. 75-76-77--228
39 William Martinez
2014
Austin, Texas 70-85-74--229
40 Collin Morikawa
2015
La Canada Flintridge, Calif. 78-78-74--230
T41 Max Greyserman
2013
Short Hills, N.J. 75-78-78--231
41 Brandon Pierce
2013
Covington, La. 79-77-75--231
41 Daniel Jaramillo
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 79-76-76--231
41 Andrew Morgan
2012
Long Beach, Calif. 76-80-75--231
45 Kyle Sterbinsky
2015
Yardley, Pa. 79-78-75--232
T46 Robert Deng
2013
Irvine, Calif. 79-82-72--233
46 Leonardo Kitahara
2013
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 85-73-75--233
48 Johan Werge
2014
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 80-76-78--234
49 Lawrence Tu
2014
Irvine, Calif. 75-77-83--235
50 Thomas Walsh
2015
High Point, N.C. 78-76-83--237
51 James Leadbetter
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 74-85-79--238
52 Davis Morrison
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 79-75-86--240
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Will Thomas
2012
Cary, N.C.
-JWD
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Matt Welch
2013
Henderson, Nev.
79-77-DQ - 6-6d
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 *Hee Wook Choi
2013
San Diego, Calif. 73-71-69--213
2 Tatiana Pineda
2014
Bogota, Colombia 74-69-70--213
3 Rachel Dai
2015
Milton, Ga. 73-72-71--216
4 Hannah Kim
2014
Chula Vista, Calif. 73-70-74--217
5 Katelyn Reynolds
2014
Los Angeles, Calif. 73-76-70--219
T6 Minjia Luo
2013
San Diego, Calif. 72-75-73--220
6 Ashley Holder
2013
Orlando, Fla. 74-76-70--220
8 Jordan Ferreira
2013
University Place, Wash. 80-69-72--221
T9 Jocelyn Chia
2014
La Crescenta, Calif. 76-74-72--222
9 Natalia Forero
2014
Cali, Colombia 72-74-76--222
T11 Alexandra White
2013
Fort Worth, Texas 76-73-78--227
11 Michaela Owen
2014
Suwanee, Ga. 70-78-79--227
T13 Natalia Azcue
2014
Mexico City, Mexico 78-77-73--228
13 Marissa Kay
2013
Delray Beach, Fla. 76-77-75--228
13 Giovana Maymon
2014
Huixquilucan, Mexico 73-77-78--228
16 Aliea Clark
2014
Carlsbad, Calif. 82-76-72--230
T17 Lakareber Abe
2014
Angleton, Texas 77-76-79--232
17 Mallory Etcheberry
2013
Wesley Chapel, Fla. 83-75-74--232
T19 Alexandra Sborov
2013
Pleasanton, Calif. 72-79-82--233
19 Lauren Gros
2014
Windermere, Fla. 82-77-74--233
21 Stephanie Lau
2015
Fullerton, Calif. 79-80-75--234
22 Kirsten Pike
2013
Ovilla, Texas 78-78-79--235
23 Yvonne Zheng
2013
(China) Bradenton, Fla. 84-74-79--237
24 Evelyn Dole
2013
Raleigh, N.C. 87-75-79--241
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
 

Choi Outlasts Pineda in Playoff to Win Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational
Shieh claims Boys Division honors at Mission Inn Resort & Club

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. — San Diego native Hee Wook Choi just got better as the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational progressed. Besting her score by two strokes each day, she came from behind to force a playoff with Tatiana Pineda of Bogota, Colombia, claiming the title on the third hole. Hayden Shieh of Fremont, Calif., topped off a successful week with a 2-under-par 69 and his first AJGA win, defeating his competitors in the Boys Division by three strokes.

The Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational was a 54-hole stroke play event held on the Las Colinas Course at Mission Inn Resort & Club. The 78-player field was made up of junior boys and girls, ages 12-15, who have had success in this season's Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. In all, 20 states were represented along with players from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 6,582 yards while the Girls Division played at 5,663.

Choi surged ahead after a 4-under-par performance on the front nine that included back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3.

“I made a couple great long putts early on, including a 15-footer on the par-4 No. 3,” Choi said. “The front nine really gave me confidence because I knew I could perform on the back.”

Paired together in the final round, Choi had the lead over Pineda until a bogey on No. 17 had left tied going into the par-5 18th. Both stuck their approach shots to within eight feet and made par to force a sudden-death playoff.

It took three holes and a birdie putt by the 15-year-old to crown her champion for the second time in 2010.

“This win will really help me move on to the next level,” Choi said. “I know I can play with these juniors and to fly home to California with a win feels really good.”

Pineda goes home with second-place honors after shooting a 1-under-par 70.

“I've been working very hard so I'm happy with the way I played this week,” Pineda said.

Both Pineda and Choi shot tournament totals of even-par 213. Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division is Rachel Dai of Suwanee, Ga., with a tournament total of 3-over-par 216.

In the Boys Division, Shieh continued steady play to take home his first AJGA win with a tournament total of 5-under-par 208, tallying five birdies on the day.

“This is a huge win for me,” said Shieh. “I'm hoping to start getting college coaches interested in my game and good scores and an AJGA Invitational win will help.”

Alone in second place was Davis Riley of Hattiesburg, Miss., who fired a 4-under-par 67 to move up the leaderboard with a tournament total of 2-under-par 211. Tom Nettles of McMurray, Pa., and Colin Proctor of Anderson, Ind., shared third place with even-par 213 performances. Forrest Gamble of Birmingham, Ala., and Joshua Martin of Pinehurst, N.C., both went home with fifth-place honors at 1-over-par 214.

Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an independent college preparatory school located in Montverde, Florida. The Academy prepares junior golfers, student athletes and students from across the world with world-class academics and nationally-recognized athletic programs.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, a full-time signature golf instruction program located in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., began as an Official Partner of the AJGA in 2009. The partnership features an endowment of an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant and the naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series.

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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For more information on the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational, please contact AJGA Headquarters at 770-868-4200.

 
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