Newsmakers: February 6, 2006

Junior Round-up

Spencer Cole of Greer, S.C., claimed a one-stroke margin of victory Sunday at the Junior Heritage. Windy conditions left him with a 147 tournament total. Tied for second were Tommy Mou of Bradenton, Fla., and Mu Hu of Shen Zhen, China. In fourth place, Lion Kim of Lake Mary, Fla., finished with a 149. Rolex Junior Player of the Year Peter Uihlein finished three strokes off the lead alone in fifth.


Isabelle Lendl

In the Girls Division, Isabelle Lendl of Bradenton, Fla., finished the weekend 3-over-par with a 146 tournament total. Sydney Burlison of Salinas, Calif., tried to hang on to her first round lead but finished the weekend three strokes behind. In third place, Taylore Karle of Scottsdale, Ariz., finished at 8-over-par. Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, finished alone in fourth and tied for fifth were Tiffany Lua of Rowland Heights, Calif., and In-Kyung Kim of Hilton Head Island, S.C.

College Round-up

The University of Arizona's Henry Liaw won the PING Arizona Intercollegiate on the fourth playoff hole Tuesday. In the team competition, Brigham Young University finished nine strokes ahead of the nearest competition.

Professional Round-up

PGA Tour rookie J.B. Holmes won his first event Sunday by seven strokes at the FBR Open. The University of Kentucky graduate finished with medalist honors at Qualifying School in December.

Tiger Woods won his second tournament in as many weeks Sunday at the Dubai Desert Classic defeating Ernie Els on the first playoff hole.

 
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Weekly Results
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at The Seagate presented by Sportlink
Boys
Total
1
Robert Eisch
141
T
2
Alvaro Escalada
142
T
2
Michael Saccente
142
Girls
Total
1
Alice Jo
142
2
Maria Hoyos
146
3
Courtney Zeng
147
Preseason Junior at Cantigny
Boys
Total
T
1
David Perkins
219
T
1
Drew Kiehl
221
3
Frank Lindwall
216
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Babbin
237
2
Emily Young
240
T
3
Margaret Hickey
238
T
3
Loren Skibba
241
Junior All-Star at Longaberger
Boys
Total
1
*Graham Corbin
146
T
2
Aaron Chen
146
T
2
Grant Smith
146
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
152
2
Megan Furtney
153
3
Erica Shepherd
154
Preseason Junior at Worthington Manor presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Walker Simas
150
2
Dominic Wagner
151
T
3
Evan Long
152
T
3
Tanner Johnson
152
Girls
Total
1
Hailey Freedman
162
T
2
Samantha Fritzinger
169
T
2
Julia Calomiris
169
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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