AJGA JUNIOR AT SAVANNAH QUARTERS
Savannah Quarters Country Club
Pooler, Ga. • April 1 - 3

Media Score POOLER, Ga. -- Final results from the AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Savannah Quarters Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6872. Rating: 72.9. Slope: 132
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6116. Rating: 75.4. Slope: 133

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kevin DeHuff
2011
Coto de Caza, Calif. 75-68--143
2 Nick Tremps
2011
Williamsburg, Va. 75-69--144
3 Edward Figueroa
2012
Naples, Fla. 74-71--145
T4 Tyler Gentilella
2012
Parkland, Fla. 77-69--146
4 Chad Merzbacher
2012
Dublin, Ohio 74-72--146
4 John Jonas
2012
Jacksonville, Fla. 70-76--146
4 Wesley Gosselin
2012
Knoxville, Tenn. 73-73--146
T8 Stanhope Johnson, Jr.
2012
Greensboro, N.C. 70-77--147
8 Stanislas Gautier
2011
Hilton Head, S.C. 74-73--147
8 Cristobal Del Solar
2012
Viña Del Mar, Chile 72-75--147
11 Adam Wood
2014
Zionsville, Ind. 73-75--148
T12 Sean Bozuk
2012
Burlington, Ontario 72-77--149
12 Parker Jones
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 76-73--149
T14 Julian Lerda
2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina 77-73--150
14 Harrison Winger
2012
Orlando, Fla. 76-74--150
T16 Michael Visacki
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 79-72--151
16 Forrest Gamble
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 76-75--151
16 Ben Dietrich
2013
Bluffton, S.C. 79-72--151
19 Tyler Williams
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 78-74--152
T20 Henry Mabbett
2011
Griffin, Ga. 78-75--153
20 Jack Maguire
2013
St Petersburg, Fla. 79-74--153
20 Billy Shuman
2012
Saint Simons Island, Ga. 79-74--153
T23 Juan Veloza
2013
Cali, Colombia 78-76--154
23 Maclain Huge
2012
Lovettsville, Va. 78-76--154
23 A.J. Crouch
2012
Jacksonville, Fla. 78-76--154
T26 Austin Glover
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 75-80--155
26 Christopher Petefish
2014
Danville, Calif. 77-78--155
T28 Wheaton Hall
2011
Springfield, Ga. 82-75--157
28 Tae Wan Lee
2013
Orlando, Fla. 82-75--157
28 Preston Heyward
2012
Duluth, Ga. 80-77--157
T31 Keagan Cummings
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 85-73--158
31 Sam Chun
2012
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 79-79--158
31 Buster Bruton
2013
Dallas, Ga. 80-78--158
34 Kyle Kochevar
2012
Glen Ellyn, Ill. 78-81--159
T35 Richard Hubbard
2013
Daniel Island, S.C. 78-82--160
35 Josh Edison
2011
Springfield, Ill. 78-82--160
T37 Thomas Strandemo
2012
Fargo, N.D. 75-86--161
37 Anibal Kim
2011
(Paraguay) Bradenton, Fla. 78-83--161
37 Fred Allen Meyer
2014
Nicholasville, Ky. 86-75--161
37 Matthew Moosavian
2012
Westerville, Ohio 86-75--161
37 John Voetsch
2012
New Vernon, N.J. 85-76--161
T42 Michael Werenski
2013
South Hadley, Mass. 77-86--163
42 Christopher Guglielmo
2013
Cumming, Ga. 83-80--163
42 Hunter Arnold
2012
Lenoir City, Tenn. 81-82--163
42 Seth Gandy
2013
Huntersville, N.C. 85-78--163
42 Yifan Liu
2011
Guangzhou, China 85-78--163
42 Tommaso Vielmo
2011
Castello di Godego, Italy 84-79--163
48 Noah West
2012
Belden, Miss. 76-88--164
T49 Cameron Beal
2011
Bowling Green, Ky. 84-81--165
49 Jack Gibbs
2012
Evans, Ga. 82-83--165
49 Benjamin DeForest
2012
Cottekill, N.Y. 86-79--165
52 Evan Russell
2012
Isle LaMotte, Vt. 80-87--167
53 Charlie Kern
2011
Mercer Island, Wash. 87-87--174
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Joshua Martin
2015
Pinehurst, N.C.
72-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Rinko Mitsunaga
2015
Roswell, Ga. 75-71--146
2 Abby Newton
2012
Katy, Texas 78-71--149
T3 Pailin Ruttanasupagid
2014
San Diego, Calif. 77-73--150
3 Angel Yin
2017
Arcadia, Calif. 74-76--150
5 Yvonne Zheng
2013
(China) Bradenton, Fla. 78-73--151
6 Tess Fraser
2012
Marysville, Ohio 81-71--152
7 Kailey Walsh
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 78-75--153
T8 Lauren Gros
2014
Windermere, Fla. 80-77--157
8 Taylor Ramsey
2012
Milledgeville, Ga. 80-77--157
8 Ashley Holder
2013
Orlando, Fla. 80-77--157
T11 Amira Alexander
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 80-78--158
11 Momo Sakuragi
2012
Irvine, Calif. 76-82--158
11 Kendall Martindale
2011
Jefferson City, Tenn. 79-79--158
11 Sara Detlefsen
2012
Eagan, Minn. 80-78--158
11 Ana Ruiz
2014
(Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico 83-75--158
T16 Scotland Preston
2012
Mountainside, N.J. 82-79--161
16 Nicole Quinn
2011
Windermere, Fla. 79-82--161
T18 Ashley Armstrong
2011
Flossmoor, Ill. 83-80--163
18 Harley Dubsky
2014
Valparaiso, Ind. 88-75--163
18 Minami Levonowich
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 86-77--163
21 Kristine Odaiyar
2013
Ocala, Fla. 83-81--164
22 Katy Harris
2013
St. Simons Island, Ga. 89-77--166
23 Collins Bradshaw
2012
Columbia, S.C. 84-87--171
24 Gabrielle Weiss
2014
Southern Pines, N.C. 89-84--173
 

DeHuff's Six Birdies Secure Victory at Savannah Quarters Country Club
Mitsunaga takes home first victory at AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters

POOLER, Ga. — Kevin DeHuff of Coto de Caza, Calif., entered the final round of the AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters five strokes behind the leader; however, that gap was diminished within his first four holes of the day. Shooting a low final-round score of 4-under-par 68, DeHuff finished the tournament at 1-under-par 143 to claim his first AJGA championship. In the Girls Division, Rinko Mitsunaga of Roswell, Ga., overcame a one-shot deficit from the first round of play, shooting a tournament total 2-over-par 146 to claim the win.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters was a 36-hole stroke play competition held on the par-72 Savannah Quarters Country Club course. The course played to 6,872 yards for the boys and 6,065 for the girls. The 78-player field featured players from 23 states and 11 foreign countries.

DeHuff knew he would have to shoot low if he wanted to close in on the leader groups and did just that after firing a string of birdies on Nos. 10 through 13, his first four holes of the day after starting on No. 10. Those birdies were accentuated by a chip-in eagle on No. 17. The birdies did not stop there, as he notched two more on Nos. 1 and 8.

“It really started at the beginning of the round with my four birdies in a row,” DeHuff said. “I had a poor double bogey on No. 16, but chipped in for eagle right after on No. 17. That really gave me confidence and helped my play on the front nine holes. I was rolling the putter great and just felt confident.”

DeHuff's comeback victory was made sweeter by the fact that it was his very first AJGA victory of his career.

“Any victory breathes a lot of confidence into your game, especially your first victory,” DeHuff said. “I am just hoping to carry this momentum through the rest of the season and hopefully meet my goal of playing in an Invitational event.”

Nick Tremps of Williamsburg, Va., finished with an even-par 144 to take home second place. In third place was Edward Figueroa of Naples, Fla., with a 1-over-par 145. In a tie for fourth in the Boys Division, each with a score of 2-over-par 146 was Tyler Gentilella of Parkland, Fla., Wesley Gosselin of Knoxville, Tenn., Chad Merzbacher of Dublin, Ohio, and John Jonas of Jacksonville, Fla.

While Mitsunaga felt that she played consistently all day long, firing birdies on Nos. 4, 8 and 13, it was actually a double bogey on the par-4 second hole that pushed her level of play.

“My double bogey really caught my attention,” Mitsunaga said. “It forced me to focus and get going. After that I was able to focus the whole time and my entire game went along with me which helped me out a lot.”

After notching six top-10 finishes over the last three years, Mitsunaga was ecstatic over obtaining her ultimate goal—an AJGA victory.

“It feels like I won a major right now,” Mitsunaga said. “This proves that if you work hard and just be patient, your time will come to win. I plan to play five or six more AJGA events this year and hopefully my first victory will set me up for more great performances.”

Abby Newton of Katy, Texas, finished the tournament in second place with a score of 5-over-par 149. Rounding out the top three in the Girls Division tied at 6-over-par 150 were Pailin Ruttanasupagid of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Angel Yin of Arcadia, Calif.

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For more information about the AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters, contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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