Newsmakers: January 8, 2008
 

Newsmakers: January 8, 2008

Junior Round-up


Alex Ching

Sean Einhaus of Borken, Germany, took home the title at the Junior Orange Bowl International Championship December 30 after shooting a 6-under-par 274. He finished regulation holes tied with the 2007 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Peter Uihlein of Bradenton, Fla. On the first playoff hole, Uihlein missed a 3-foot par putt to give Einhaus the victory. The two players will soon be competing together when they join the Oklahoma State University golf team next fall.

12-year-old Alexis Thompson had a busy two weeks. She successfully defended her title at the Doral-Publix Junior Classic December 23. She then followed that up with her first major amateur title at the Dixie Amateur January 6.

Alex Ching of Honolulu, will compete in his first professional event this week when he tees off at the PGA TOUR's Sony Open Thursday. Ching qualified for the event after winning the one-spot qualifier December 17. Ching competed in the 2007 Mission Hills Desert Junior where he finished tied for 15th. Ching will continue playing golf at the University of San Diego in the fall of 2008.

Lindy Duncan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earned a spot in the LPGA's Ginn OPEN April 14-20 after defeating Sookhee Baek on the second playoff hole during the Ginn OPEN Got Game Challenge January 6. Rachel Rohanna of Waynesburg, Pa., will also participate in the qualifier prior to the event April 15.

 
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St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
Jake Carter
66
2
Price Butcher
70
T
3
Hayden White
72
T
3
Logan Leary
72
T
3
Robert Quinilty
72
Girls
Total
1
Madison Kidd
73
T
2
Pajaree Anannarukarn
76
T
2
Julia Johnson
76
Under ArmourĀ® / Jeff Overton Championship hosted by Otter Creek
Boys
Total
T
1
Branden Mounce
69
T
1
Nicolas Osterburg
69
T
1
Austin Bratton
69
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Hartlage
70
2
Malia Stovall
71
T
3
Jessica Yuen
72
T
3
Kelly Anderson
72
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
Boys
Total
1
Ben Smith
68
2
Taiga Miura
69
3
Joshua Gibson
71
Girls
Total
1
Sarah Shipley
69
2
Megan Furtney
72
T
3
Alison Chang
73
T
3
Claire Cameron
73
Junior All-Star at Ravenwood
Boys
Total
1
Peyton Callens
137
2
Joseph Pagdin
140
3
Grant Drogosch
141
Girls
Total
T
1
Yu Wen Lu
147
T
1
Lindsay May
147
3
Daphne Chao
149
ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook
Boys
Total
T
1
Chris Mogg
68
T
1
Mason Andersen
68
3
Preston Smith
70
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Goldstein
142
T
2
Kaitleen Shee
148
T
2
Sierra Kersten
149
Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts
Girls
Total
1
Nelly Korda
138
2
Haley Moore
139
3
Andrea Lee
140
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