TRUE TEMPER JUNIOR OPEN
Diablo Grande – The Ranch Course
TRUE TEMPER JUNIOR OPEN MARKS DUAL FIRST-TIME WINS FOR KIM AND CHO
Kim fires a 3-under-par 213; Cho shoots 1-under-par 215
The True Temper Junior Open was a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at the Ranch Course at Diablo Grande Resort. The tournament featured 144 players, ages 12-18, from eight states and three foreign countries. One-hundred and twenty-two
Kim, 13, of
“My dad told me not to stress and just to play my own game,” he said. “I’m very thankful for them because they helped me stay grounded.”
He said he was able to maintain his lead and win the tournament because of his mind control.
“My focus was really good today,” he said. “I just tried to listen to my dad’s advice on staying calm.”
Kim birdied his first hole and continued through the front nine with three additional birdies. He sealed victory on the back nine when he shot a 37 and ended the tournament with a three-stroke advantage.
Mathew Tom of
“I’m happy, of course,” Cho said. “I concentrated on my job and got it done.”
At the beginning of her round, Cho started out by shooting an even-par 36 on the front nine. When she reached the par-5 16th hole, she said she hooked her drive in a hazard and hit a 5-wood out. She was able to chip in for birdie, which marked her first birdie of the day. She was able to card another birdie on No. 18, which put her at 1-over-par on the back nine.
Grace Woo of
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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.
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