Newsmakers: February 11, 2008
 

Newsmakers: February 11, 2008

Junior Round-up


Sydnee Michaels

Jane Rah of Torrance, Calif., earned a spot into the LPGA’s Safeway International after holing out a 40-foot chip shot on the first playoff hole against Arizona State sophomore Jiliana Murcia Ortiz at the Safeway International Amateur Open.

Rah, No. 5 in the Polo Golf Rankings, shot a 4-under-par 68 at Superstition Mountain’s Prospector Course, where the event will be played March 27-30. Ortiz and former AJGA Rolex Junior All-American Sydnee Michaels, who finished the Safeway International Amateur Open in third, both earned their way into the Safeway International Monday qualifier.

College Round-up


Jesper Kennegard

Men’s college golf wrapped up two events last week and left many AJGA alumni with top honors in their hands.

The UH-Hilo Invitational was played Feb. 6-8 at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. Stanford took home the top team honors led by Rob Grube and Sihwan Kim who finished tied for second at 11-under-par. Taking home top individual honors was Arizona State University’s Jesper Kennegard. Kennegard’s 68-63-66 – 197 tournament total was two shots ahead of Grube and Kim.

Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech finished fourth at 10-under-par. Rounding out the top five were USC teammates Jamie Lovemark and Rory Hie who finished at 9-under-par and tied with Washington’s Nick Taylor.

The SunTrust Gator Invitational was held Feb. 9-10 at Mark Bostick Golf Club at the University of Florida. Home team Florida came earned team honors finishing 12 shots ahead of the field.

Michael Schachner of Duke and Zach Sucher of the University of Alabama – Birmingham tied for first at 7-under-par 203 for the tournament. Florida’s Tyson Alexander took home third place with a 6-under-par 204 tournament total. Rounding out the top five were Florida’s Billy Horschel and LSU’s Andrew Loupe who tied for fourth finishing two strokes back of the champions.

 

 

 

 
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Weekly Results
Target Junior Championship presented by C9
Boys
Total
1
Frankie Capan
218
2
Ben Sigel
219
T
3
Sangmin Park
222
T
3
Christopher Colla
222
Girls
Total
1
Athena Yang
226
T
2
Cameron Lee
227
T
2
Naomi Lee
227
FORE Performance Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Gunnar Doyle
208
2
Ben Reichert
214
3
Evan Katz
217
Girls
Total
1
Kelly Sim
221
2
Amy Matsuoka
225
3
Karen Miyamoto
227
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Tucker Allen
218
2
Charles-Eric Belanger
221
3
Connor Henderson
225
Girls
Total
1
*SiQin Yu
237
T
2
Brittany Park
237
T
2
Maisie Filler
237
AJGA / CJGA Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Karl Vilips
214
2
Fritz Lo
218
T
3
Khan Lee
219
T
3
Charlie Watson
219
Girls
Total
1
Selena Costabile
222
2
Ashley Zagers
225
3
Mimi Chen
227
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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