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Ohio State University Golf Club
Columbus, Ohio • July 6 - 9
Weaver wraps up wire-to-wire win at the Scarlet Course

— Cameron Wilson of Rowayton, Conn., captured the Boys Division title at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course with a closing-round 3-over-par 74. Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., fired a final-round 2-over-par 73 to coast to a five-shot victory in the Girls Division at the Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament was a 54-hole stroke play event held at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course. The tournament field featured 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 15-18, from 24 states, Mexico, Canada and Taiwan. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 7,017 yards, while the Girls Division played the layout at 6,061 yards.

finished as the only player under par in the Boys Division with a tournament total of 3-under-par 210. Wilson’s 2-under-par 34 on the front nine gave him a large cushion and despite carding a 5-over-par 40 on his final nine, the 2010 graduate eased his way to a five-shot win.

“It’s big to finally win one,” Wilson said. “I’ve been knocking on the door for so long. Everyone I knew had already won one of these and for some reason or another I hadn’t. I had a good first round and never had to chase anyone this week.”

Jordan Janico of Duluth, Ga., and Chad Merzbacher of Dublin, Ohio, finished tied for second at 2-over-par 215. Ross Frankenberg of Barrington, Ill., finished in fourth at 3-over-par 216, while Daniel Stringfellow of Roselle, Ill., and Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., rounded out the boys top five with 4-over-par 217s.

With a 3-over-par 216 tournament total, Weaver captured her fourth AJGA win and her first since the AJGA Las Vegas Junior in 2008. She carded a double bogey at the sixth and a 2-over-par 38 on the front nine to allow her pursuers to draw within one. However, birdies at Nos. 14 and 16 led to an even-par 35 on the back nine. The Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament was her third AJGA event in the last month.

“It’s hectic being on the road so much,” Weaver said. “I got kind of home sick staying in hotels all the time, but it’s worth it to play all these tournaments.”
Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky., finished in second with an 8-over-par 221 tournament total after signing for a final-round 3-over-par 74. Lauren Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., finished third with an 11-over-par 224 tournament total.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and more than 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 USA, 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. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information about the Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200