TRADER JOE'S JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTED BY PAT HURST
Castlewood Country Club - Hill Course
Pleasanton, Calif. •
July 18 - 21
PLEASANTON, Calif. --
results from the Trader Joe's Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Castlewood Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 6220. Rating: 71.2. Slope: 134 Girls Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 5565. Rating: 73.4. Slope: 131
Han played his first AJGA tournament for the win Suh goes wire to wire for her first AJGA win
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Ryan Han of Hollister Calif., fired a tournament total of 11-under-par 199. Hannah Suh of San Jose, Calif., continued her lead to the final round with a tournament total of 4-over-par 214.
The Trader Joe's Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst was a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Castlewood Country Club — Hill Course in Pleasanton, Calif. The tournament field featured 72 boys and 24 girls from ten states and four countries. The Boys Division played the par-70 course at 6,220 yards and the Girls Division played at 5,565 yards.
Wrapping up his first AJGA tournament, Han carded five birdies and two bogeys on the day for a final-round total of 3-under-par 67. Original alternate for the tournament, Han said he was lucky to get in. Han said playing a strong practice round helped him gain momentum.
“Players from my practice round group said this was my week after I double eagled No. 2,” Han said. “I now realize they were right, I made it mine.”
In second place with a tournament total of 5-under-par 205 was Cody Blick of Danville, Calif. In third was MJ Morin of Bakersfield, Calif., with a total of 3-under-par 207. Travis Rowney of Pleasanton, Calif., was in fourth place with 1-under-par 209. In fifth place with a tournament total of 1-over-par 211 was Dylan Healey of Franklin, Tenn.
In the Girls Division, Suh claimed her first AJGA title. After carding a final-round 4-over-par 74, Suh said she didn't have her best day, but that's all part of the game.
“I didn't worry about winning and just had fun out there,” Suh said. “I like having fun when I play, that's what golf is about.”
Brenna Nelsen of Monte Sereno, Calif., was in second with a tournament total of 8-over-par 218. Tying for third was qualifier medalist Ziyi Wang of Beijing, China, and Cha Cha Willhoite of Palm Desert, Calif., with a total of 10-over-par 220.
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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.