LAS VEGAS JUNIOR OPEN
Anthem Country Club
Henderson, Nev. • June 13 - 16

Media Score HENDERSON, Nev. -- First Round results from the Las Vegas Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Anthem Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7246. Rating: 74. Slope: 150
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6173. Rating: 77.6. Slope: 149

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Troix Tonkham
2012
Arleta, Calif. 31-38--69
T2 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 37-34--71
2 Taylor Montgomery
2013
Henderson, Nev. 35-36--71
2 Kenden Slattery
2012
Henderson, Nev. 38-33--71
2 Josh Fisher
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 38-33--71
T6 Alexis Gemme Piacente
2011
Montreal, Quebec 37-35--72
6 Randy Ross
2014
Phoenix, Ariz. 36-36--72
T8 Andrew Whalen
2012
Ephrata, Wash. 38-35--73
8 Brett Wilson
2012
Mesa, Ariz. 37-36--73
8 Peter Kyo Won Koo
2014
Tucson, Ariz. 37-36--73
8 Blake Cannon
2013
Scottsdale, Ariz. 38-35--73
8 Tyler Kertson
2013
Paradise Valley, Ariz. 38-35--73
8 Arthur Edelman
2012
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 36-37--73
14 Matt Welch
2013
Henderson, Nev. 35-39--74
T15 Ben Doyle
2014
La Jolla, Calif. 35-40--75
15 MJ Morin
2011
Bakersfield, Calif. 38-37--75
15 Michael Howe
2013
Temecula, Calif. 39-36--75
15 Aaron Wong
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 42-33--75
15 Lloyd Jefferson Go
2013
Cebu City, Philippines 39-36--75
15 Dean Sakata
2014
Diamond Bar, Calif. 38-37--75
15 Nathan Wong
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 36-39--75
T22 Richard Sunghee Jeong
2012
Arcadia, Calif. 39-37--76
22 Roshan Chekuri
2012
Pleasanton, Calif. 37-39--76
22 Carlos Pena
2012
Mission, Texas 40-36--76
22 Matt Murphy
2013
Coto de Caza, Calif. 38-38--76
22 Sahith Theegala
2015
Chino Hills, Calif. 37-39--76
22 Ryan Odom
2012
Corona, Calif. 37-39--76
T28 Tad Darland
2011
Henderson, Nev. 40-37--77
28 Jonathan Lai
2013
(Hong Kong) Arcadia, Calif. 40-37--77
28 Tyler Moore
2015
Escondido, Calif. 40-37--77
T31 Spencer Mikles
2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. 39-39--78
31 Julio Arguelles
2013
Lomas De Cocoyoc, Mexico 40-38--78
31 Joseph Ahn
2012
Camarillo, Calif. 44-34--78
31 John Davis
2012
Westlake Village, Calif. 40-38--78
31 Justin De los Santos
2013
Chatsworth, Calif. 40-38--78
31 Zane Thomas
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 41-37--78
T37 Konstantin Von Beringe
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 38-41--79
37 Dustin Dalzell
2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. 40-39--79
T40 Prem Samritpricha
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 44-36--80
40 Troy Ditzler
2013
Coto de Caza, Calif. 39-41--80
40 David Kim
2014
Buena Park, Calif. 42-38--80
40 Kyle John
2013
Monterey, Calif. 41-39--80
T44 Brett Thawley
2012
Pleasanton, Calif. 40-41--81
44 Preston Flick
2012
Douglasville, Ga. 42-39--81
46 Cameron Davison
2012
Duncan, B.C. 41-41--82
T47 Cameron Palmer
2011
Gilbert, Ariz. 42-41--83
47 James Wallace
2012
Orange, Calif. 43-40--83
47 Tanner Hughes
2014
Livermore, Calif. 43-40--83
T50 Jacobo Smith
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 42-42--84
50 CJ Espino
2012
Castaic, Calif. 42-42--84
50 Tanner Martin
2013
Richland, Wash. 43-41--84
54 Sean Searls
2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. 46-40--86
-
Colton Estevez
2014
Phoenix, Ariz.
84-93-JWD
-
Edwin Yi
2015
Beaumont, Calif.
79-79-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Alexandra Kaui
2013
Las Vegas, Nev. 36-34--70
T2 Jenny Hahn
2012
Henderson, Nev. 39-35--74
2 Dana Finkelstein
2011
Chandler, Ariz. 37-37--74
2 Anne Freman
2013
Las Vegas, Nev. 36-38--74
5 Jamie Oleksiew
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 37-38--75
T6 Tisha Alyn Abrea
2011
Murrieta, Calif. 38-38--76
6 Sophia Chen
2013
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 39-37--76
6 Wanasa Zhou
2013
Beaumont, Calif. 37-39--76
T9 Makayla Mier
2011
Santa Maria, Calif. 40-37--77
9 Elyse Smidinger
2012
Crofton, Md. 40-37--77
9 Yingzhou Yun
2012
(China) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 39-38--77
12 Emily Stephens
2012
San Diego, Calif. 38-40--78
13 Kelsey Eisch
2012
Tampa, Fla. 39-40--79
T14 Mackenzie Perez
2014
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. 39-41--80
14 Marissa Hinchman
2012
Lodi, Calif. 41-39--80
14 Luciane Lee
2012
Torrance, Calif. 41-39--80
18 Melanie Chambers
2012
Henderson, Nev. 40-42--82
T19 Grace Chua
2013
Surrey, British Columbia 43-40--83
19 Brianna Becker
2013
Las Vegas, Nev. 42-41--83
19 Ally Shin
2014
Coquitlam, British Columbia 41-42--83
22 Abigail Cantwell
2015
Scottsdale, Ariz. 41-43--84
23 Brittany Whatley
2012
Henderson, Nev. 44-43--87
24 Sierra Kersten
2015
Spokane, Wash. 47-41--88
-
Sandra Lee
2012
San Antonio, Texas
80-DQ - Rule 6-3a
 

Tonkham shoots career low at Las Vegas Junior Open
Kaui leads first round by finishing strong at Anthem Country Club

HENDERSON, Nev. — Troix Tonkham of Arleta, Calif., carded an eagle and four birdies en route to a 3-under-par 69 to take the lead in the Boys Division at the Las Vegas Junior Open. In the Girls Division, Alexandra Kaui of Las Vegas, pulled ahead with a first round 2-under-par 70, carding three birdies.

The Las Vegas Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nev. The field features 54 boys and 24 girls from eight states and nine countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,246 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 6,173 yards.

Tonkham leads by two strokes in his second AJGA event of the year. He tied his career low of 69, which he has shot three times, and he owes it to going eagle-birdie-birdie on Nos. 3-5.

“I really fired it up on my final nine holes. My twelfth hole was hole No. 3 where I had a 115-yard shot that spun back into the hole for eagle,” Tonkham said. “Then I birdied No. 4 by making an 18-foot putt and birdied No. 5. I was able to seal out my round with a birdie on No. 8 to shoot 69.”

Josh Fisher of Las Vegas, Taylor Montgomery, Kenden Slattery, and AJ McInerney of Henderson, Nev., share a four-way-tie for second at 1-under-par-71.

In the Girls Division, Kaui leads after the first round for the first time in her career and is coming off a strong finish at this year's Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Kaui said her hard work at that event paid off and prepared her for this tournament.

“It feels great to be leading an AJGA event,” Kaui said. “I feel like I've passed a barrier by leading in the first round.”

Kaui said her putt on No. 17 was the turning point in her round.

Anne Freman of Las Vegas, Jenny Hahn of Henderson, Nev., and Dana Finkelstein of Chandler, Ariz., share a three-way tie for second at 2-over-par 74.

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Second-round tee times for the Las Vegas Junior Open will run from 7:30-9:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees Wednesday at Anthem Country Club. For more information about the Las Vegas Junior Open, contact tournament headquarters at (678) 327-6982 or visit the website at ajga.org.

 
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Preseason Junior at Fieldstone
Boys
Total
1
Thomas Sullinger
145
T
2
Chase Lakari
149
T
2
Jack Kunkel
149
Girls
Total
1
Tabytha Robinson
160
T
2
Samantha Kellstrom
161
T
2
Marissa Kirkwood
161
AJGA Junior at The Legends presented by Plaza Motors
Boys
Total
1
Matthew Liston
140
2
Varun Chopra
144
3
Pierce Aichinger
146
Girls
Total
1
Micheala Williams
147
2
Kailie Vongsaga
149
T
3
Madasyn Pettersen
150
T
3
Belinda Hu
150
T
3
Amy Matsuoka
150
Junior All-Star at Forsgate
Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Yoon
142
2
Joe Parrini
142
T
3
Ethan Ng
144
T
3
Alexander Yun
144
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Peter
144
2
Yoonju Shin
147
T
3
Mallory Lovell
148
T
3
Crystal Wang
148
Preseason Junior at Chesapeake Bay presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Brady Pevarnik
147
T
2
Bruce Shober
148
T
2
Michael Sydnes
148
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Muhlbauer
154
2
Carolyn Wang
159
3
Lauren Freyvogel
161
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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