OSSO JUNIOR AT OAK TREE
Oak Tree Country Club – East Course
June 28 – July 1
Lauren Espinosa of
The OSSO Junior at Oak Tree is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Oak Tree Country Club’s East Course. The tournament features 142 players, ages 12-18, from 15 states, including 59 from
Severe weather rolled through
When the storms finally subsided, the Boys and Girls Divisions were re-paired for shotgun starts. The girls final round was reduced to nine holes and began at while the boys played their final 18 holes beginning at
Streb slowly built a lead over William Kropp of
“I hit the ball really well and made a few putts,” said Streb, whose previous best AJGA finish was a seventh-place finish in the 2003 OSSO Junior at Oak Tree. “I play the course all the time – almost every day – so it helped knowing where to hit the ball. You have to pick your places out here.”
Kropp finished in third at 220 along with Vincent Nadeau of
In the Girls Division, Espinosa and Wright began the day tied for the lead, and after battling Oak Tree Country Club’s East Course, remained deadlocked standing on the tee at the 156-yard par-3 17th hole.
After Espinosa made par and Wright made bogey, the duo attacked the par-4 18th hole.
Wright missed the green in regulation, but managed to roll in a lengthy par putt. After sliding her birdie attempt past the hole, Espinosa calmly rolled in the par putt for the win.
“I just told myself I could to it,” said Espinosa, a second-team Polo Golf All-American. “I’ve been so close. I was second at the AJGA Lubbock Junior – this is the third time I’ve been really close, so it’s nice to finally do it.”
Michaela Cavener of
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 largest association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
For more information about the OSSO Junior at Oak Tree, call national headquarters at (770) 868-4200.
Phillip Bryan, Mustang, Okla. 74-73-79—226
Luke Symons, Lone Tree, Colo. 77-78-71—226
Justin Davidson, Haslet,
Dodge Kemmer, Wichita, Kan. 75-78-77—230
Owen Lindsey, Mustang, Okla. 78-76-77—231
Andrew Hopkins V,
Mitchell Van Zelfden,
Robert Shannon, Midway,
Teal Twaddle, Maryville, Mo. 92-80-88—260
Corey Hartley, Spring, Texas 84-79 WD
Albert Suarez IV, Grapevine,
Jeffrey Chen, Walnut,
Laura Beth Bevill,
Kendall Dye, Edmond, Okla. 87-84-51—222