June 5, 2014

Wang wins Rolex Girls Junior Championship

Tournament website • Final-round results • Facebook • Video: Final-round recap

Historical Perspective
What do Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer and Inbee Park all have in common? While they each have won a major championship as professional golfers, their commonality reaches back to their junior golf careers. Pressel, Creamer and Park each hold a Rolex Girls Junior Championship title on their record. Hear what they said after they claimed the prestigious trophy:

“My father leaves for Korea tomorrow and he said when I get down to think about him. Today was like a send-off present for him.” – Inbee Park in 2002 at the age of 13.

“I felt great going into the playoff. That putt was key for me. I needed a birdie to win and I knew I could do it. Jane is a great player and she challenged me.” – Paula Creamer in 2003 after defeating Jane Park in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff.

“I am grateful that we got back out and finished. I was really patient today and very consistent. I knew I had to go out and get it.” – Morgan Pressel in 2005 after four hours of weather delay threatened her three-shot lead.

The stage
The Rolex Girls Junior Championship has visited some of the top courses in the country. The Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, hosted the first event in 1992, and in 2013, the tournament will travel to The Country Club of Rochester in Rochester, New York, for the first time. The most recent event brought the world’s top female junior golfers to Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. From LPGA International to Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, venues selected to host the Rolex Girls Junior Championship own a special piece of history in women’s golf.

The field
The 2014 competition features a strong field made up of 25 Rolex Junior All-Americans, 47 AJGA champions, 42 players who have committed to play college golf and 11 of the top 20 girls in the Polo Golf Rankings.

Three players in the field have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open including Madison Kerley of Scottsdale, Arizona, Megan Khang of Rockland, Massachusetts, and Kathleen Scavo of Benicia, California, while three were named alternates: Isabella Dilisio of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, Maria Fassi of Mexico, and Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii.

Learn more about the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and join the conversation on Twitter by tweeting @AJGAGolf and using the hashtag #RolexGirls.
 

 
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Weekly Results
EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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