Newsmakers: July 30, 2007

Junior Round-up

Cory Whitsett

Cory Whitsett of Houston, won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, defeating fellow Texan Anthony Paolucci 8 and 7. Whitsett had birdies on Nos. 7 and 9 and parred Nos. 8, 10 and 11 in the morning portion of the 36-hole match play final to turn a 2-up deficit to a 3-up advantage. He finished with five birdies and just two bogeys in becoming only the second lefty to ever win the championship.

Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., captured the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, defeating Ayaka Kaneko of Honolulu, 4 and 3. The match was tied after the first 18 holes, but Park went 1-up on the 19th hole and never let the lead slip. The 14-year-old is the fourth-youngest winner in the championship's history.

Amateur Round-up

Brian Harman, the 2003 and 2004 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, won the Porter Cup with a 22-under-par 258, shattering the previous tournament scoring record by seven strokes. The University of Georgia junior defeated former Bulldog teammate Chris Kirk by nine strokes.

Alison Walshe defeated Jenny Suh 3 and 2 to capture the North & South Women's Amateur.

Professional Round-up

Jim Fuyrk defended his title at the Canadian Open, firing a final-round 7-under-par 64 to claim a one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh. Furyk started the day three strokes back of Singh, but he captured the lead with two birdies on his first three holes and a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.

Ronald Thatcher shot a final-round 6-under-par 65 to capture the Nationwide Tour's Cox Classic. Thatcher shot all four rounds in the 60s for his second Nationwide Tour victory.

 

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Weekly Results
AJGA Girls Championship
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Stephenson
210
T
2
Lilia Vu
213
T
2
Kelly Whaley
213
The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
213
T
2
Brad Dalke
214
T
2
Kristian Caparros
214
Sunriver Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Norman Xiong
203
T
2
Aaron Whalen
205
T
2
Cole Madey
205
Girls
Total
1
Janet Zhang
218
2
Amanjoty Sangha
219
3
Sarah Rhee
220
Sunriver Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Chun
201
2
John Sand
207
3
Sean Yi
209
Girls
Total
1
*Hayeon Yun
212
2
Briana Chacon
212
3
Euna Han
215
CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior
Boys
Total
1
John Lazor
215
2
Paul Lei
218
3
Ambrose Abbracciamento
219
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
215
2
Jackie Rogowicz
220
3
Kelly Sim
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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