JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT HILTON HEAD
Berkeley Hall Club
Bluffton, S.C. • June 20 - 23

Media Score BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Final results from the Junior All-Star at Hilton Head conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Berkeley Hall Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6718. Rating: 72.7. Slope: 135
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5885. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 125

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 * Austin Connelly
2015
Irving, Texas 71-69-72--212
2 Matthew Plunkett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 71-71-70--212
T3 David Mackey
2015
Bogart, Ga. 70-72-72--214
3 Austen Truslow
2014
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 74-69-71--214
5 Pablo Andres Torres
2012
Bogota, Colombia 67-74-74--215
T6 Luis Enriquez
2014
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 70-75-71--216
6 Remec Carlson
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 71-75-70--216
T8 Osama Khan
2014
(Canada) St. James, Barbados 72-73-72--217
8 Philip Barbaree
2017
Shreveport, La. 72-71-74--217
8 Dong-Jun Kim
2014
(South Korea) Waxhaw, N.C. 77-65-75--217
8 Jack Comstock
2015
Jacksonville, Fla. 71-76-70--217
12 Lucas Moreno
2014
Bogota, Colombia 76-73-70--219
T13 Kyle Sterbinsky
2015
Yardley, Pa. 75-75-70--220
13 Jordan Batchelor
2014
St. Johns, Fla. 75-70-75--220
13 William Gordon
2015
Davidson, N.C. 72-73-75--220
T16 Anthony Perrino
2015
Mooresville, N.C. 73-72-76--221
16 Ben Schlottman
2014
Advance, N.C. 75-74-72--221
16 Yidong Zhang
2015
(Canada) Orlando, Fla. 75-73-73--221
16 William Register
2014
Burlington, N.C. 73-74-74--221
16 Miguel Delgado
2015
Novato, Calif. 76-72-73--221
21 Johan Werge
2014
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 75-75-73--223
T22 Andrew Jacobe
2015
Houston, Texas 75-74-75--224
22 Ben Albin
2015
Santa Fe, N.M. 77-73-74--224
T24 Bryson Nimmer
2015
Bluffton, S.C. 71-78-76--225
24 Carter Patterson
2015
The Woodlands, Texas 77-75-73--225
T26 Noah Edmondson
2015
Davidson, N.C. 76-74-76--226
26 Jack Little
2016
Montgomery, Texas 74-77-75--226
T28 Saravit Kerdsinchai
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 77-78-72--227
28 Thomas Walsh
2015
High Point, N.C. 76-72-79--227
30 Jalen Ledger
2015
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 76-76-76--228
31 Michael Hodson
2015
Amarillo, Texas 78-75-76--229
32 Sebastian Sojo
2014
Barranquilla, Colombia 74-79-77--230
T33 Will Minton
2015
Raleigh, N.C. 77-74-80--231
33 Derrick Villarreal
2015
Hartland, Wis. 77-77-77--231
33 Santiago Lopez
2014
Boca Del Rio, Mexico 75-78-78--231
T36 Patrick Moriarty Jr.
2013
Rockville, Md. 82-77-73--232
36 William Voetsch
2015
New Vernon, N.J. 77-78-77--232
36 Joe Philaphet
2014
Riverdale, Ga. 78-74-80--232
T39 Daniel Wetterich
2015
Cincinnati, Ohio 78-77-78--233
39 Caleb Proveaux
2016
Lexington, S.C. 77-77-79--233
41 Salvador Rocha
2015
Mexico City, Mexico 74-80-80--234
T42 Bryant Evans
2014
Flower Mound, Texas 81-74-80--235
42 Trevor Cohen
2013
Lancaster, Ohio 79-79-77--235
T44 Blake Vogdes
2015
Wildwood Crest, N.J. 79-81-76--236
44 Austen Christiansen
2015
Houston, Texas 80-79-77--236
44 Andrés Arango
2014
Howey in The Hills, Fla. 80-76-80--236
T47 Dylan Patscot
2014
Wales, Wis. 83-79-75--237
47 Matthew Wetterich
2013
Cincinnati, Ohio 83-76-78--237
49 Andrew Kennedy
2014
Winston-Salem, N.C. 82-82-77--241
T50 Zach Tracy
2015
Houston, Texas 80-82-80--242
50 Davis Holman
2014
Yorba Linda, Calif. 84-76-82--242
T52 Albano Valentino
2013
San Juan, Argentina 81-79-83--243
52 Eric Austin
2014
Northford, Conn. 80-83-80--243
52 Will Miles
2015
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 84-82-77--243
55 Daniel Romero
2014
Pewaukee, Wis. 82-76-86--244
56 Quin Murphy
2014
Covington, Ga. 85-83-84--252
57 Daulet Tuleubayev
2017
Almaty, Kazakhstan 91-86-86--263
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 *Isabella Skinner
2014
Cumming, Ga. 71-71-78--220
2 Laura Sojo
2014
Winter Garden, Fla. 72-76-72--220
T3 Lauren Stephenson
2015
Lexington, S.C. 76-74-74--224
3 Kelly Whaley
2015
Farmington, Conn. 73-78-73--224
5 Tiffany Kuroki
2014
West Covina, Calif. 77-75-76--228
T6 Samantha Spencer
2014
Georgetown, Ontario 81-74-75--230
6 Ailin Li
2015
(China) Windermere, Fla. 76-78-76--230
T8 Radi Sauro
2014
Lake Worth, Fla. 80-78-77--235
8 Lauren Johnson
2013
Signal Mountain, Tenn. 79-78-78--235
8 Sara Diaz
2016
Cali, Colombia 72-81-82--235
8 Angella Then
2016
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 80-78-77--235
12 Diana Gonzalez
2014
Bogota, Colombia 79-76-81--236
13 Sydney Legacy
2014
Lexington, S.C. 89-75-80--244
14 Cayla Smith
2014
Easley, S.C. 85-80-80--245
15 Sarah Harrison
2015
Martinez, Ga. 86-80-82--248
T16 Katharine Patrick
2015
West University Place, Texas 84-82-84--250
16 Jacqueline Setas
2014
East Lansing, Mich. 84-82-84--250
T18 Madison Glennie
2014
Clearwater, Fla. 87-80-84--251
18 Madi Mae West
2014
Shrewsbury, Mass. 80-88-83--251
18 Jayne Clark
2015
The Woodlands, Texas 89-86-76--251
21 Abigail Luchtenburg
2014
Geneva, Ill. 84-84-87--255
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
 

Connelly, Skinner win Junior All-Star at Hilton Head
Playoffs lead to first-time AJGA champions

BLUFFTON, S.C. — The Junior All-Star at Hilton Head marked first-time AJGA wins for both Austin Connelly of Las Colinas, Texas, and Isabella Skinner of Cumming, Ga. Both champions won playoffs for first place. For the Boys Division, the playoff featured Connelly and Matthew Plunkett, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., who carded 4-under-par 212 to tie for first. Skinner and Laura Sojo of Barranquilla, Colombia, both carded 4-over-par 220 to result in the Girls Division playoff and Skinner's victory.

The Junior All-Star at Hilton Head is one of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger members to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Connelly went into the final round at Berkeley Hall Club with a consistent mindset that matched his previous rounds.

“I just wanted to grind out pars and let the birdies come,” Connelly said. “That's the same mentality I had the whole tournament. I just wanted to play as well as I could. I wasn't really thinking about score, I just wanted to hit each shot.”

Even though Connelly had two birdies on Nos. 14 and 17, the hole with the most impact was his playoff on No. 18 to claim his first AJGA victory.

“I hit my drive pretty solid down the middle,” Connelly said. “I hit my 5-iron right at it, decided to take dead aim, hit it a touch thin but pretty solid, and apparently it almost went in. It lipped out and I heard the whole crown go ‘ugh.' Then I had about a 15-foot pretty big slider and I got the read from Matthew, he was a couple feet behind me. I had that little spike mark next to the hole, hit it at it, and hit it pretty solid and it ended up going in.”

Plunkett placed second with 4-under-par 212 after the playoff with Connelly. David Mackey of Bogart, Ga., and Austen Truslow of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., carded 2-under par 214 to tie for third. Pablo Andres Torres of Bogota, Colombia, placed fifth with 1-under-par 215.

Skinner fought hard through the final round to win the Girls Division. Having led the previous two rounds, she went into the final round focused on staying calm and continuing her momentum.

“I was really calm actually and I started off really well, but I started missing a couple putts and it got in my head,” Skinner said. “I just let it affect me and it's what caused a couple bad holes out there. Unfortunately, I only had one birdie, so it didn't help get rid of those mistakes. Besides that, I was calm, but during the middle of the round it got kind of crazy. It was tough to stay strong and not think about it so much.”

After saving bogey on No. 18 to tie for first, Skinner had to get prepared for the playoff on No. 1.

“I tried to let my swing be my swing and not to be too tense,” Skinner said. “I told myself I could do it and I ended up being able to put myself on the green after pulling my drive off the tee. I ended up two-putting from 60 feet, so that was good. I just let myself do what I needed to do.”

In the Girls Division, Sojo finished second with 4-over-par 220 after her playoff with Skinner. Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., and Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., tied for third carding 8-over-par 224.

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 naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series for juniors ages 12-15.

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 more than 40 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.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

For more information on the Junior All-Star at Hilton Head, please contact AJGA National headquarters at (770) 868-4200 or visit ajga.org.

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