PING PHOENIX JUNIOR
Moon Valley Country Club
Phoenix, Ariz. • June 7 - 10

Media Score PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Final results from the PING Phoenix Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Moon Valley Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7210. Rating: 74.3. Slope: 125
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6373. Rating: 75.9. Slope: 134

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Trey Kaahanui
2012
Tempe, Ariz. 67-73-70--210
2 Alex McMahon
2011
Tucson, Ariz. 70-72-69--211
T3 Nathan Weant
2011
Hallsville, Texas 68-69-75--212
3 Kevin Lee
2011
Cerritos, Calif. 73-69-70--212
5 Kyle  Jones
2011
Taylor, Ariz. 74-70-69--213
6 Matt McClure
2011
Tucson, Ariz. 72-70-72--214
T7 J.J. Holen
2011
Castaic, Calif. 78-71-66--215
7 Zachary Wright
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 70-75-70--215
T9 Michael Anderson
2011
Phoenix, Ariz. 72-72-73--217
9 Brian K. Song
2012
Beverly Hills, Calif. 74-72-71--217
9 George Cunningham
2014
Tucson, Ariz. 71-77-69--217
9 Ki Taek Lee
2013
La Quinta, Calif. 76-69-72--217
T13 Macgregor Hoobery
2011
Santa Maria, Calif. 72-73-73--218
13 David Lowe
2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. 74-71-73--218
13 Michael Timpson
2010
Montrose, Calif. 75-70-73--218
13 Jason Chen
2013
Brea, Calif. 74-66-78--218
13 Michael Werenski
2013
South Hadley, Mass. 76-71-71--218
13 Joshua Lee
2013
Orange Park, Fla. 75-70-73--218
19 Neil Evans
2011
Phoenix, Ariz. 75-76-68--219
T20 Scott Kim
2011
Richland, Wash. 74-74-73--221
20 Paul Smith
2011
Turlock, Calif. 77-74-70--221
T22 Will Scarlett
2011
Woodland, Calif. 75-74-73--222
22 Dustin Blair
2011
El Paso, Texas 77-72-73--222
22 Andrew Bieber
2013
Shaker Heights, Ohio 75-73-74--222
25 Ricky Lee
2011
Tucson, Ariz. 77-73-73--223
T26 Chris Blystone
2010
Santa Maria, Calif. 74-76-74--224
26 Andrew Rudy
2013
San Diego, Calif. 75-70-79--224
26 Brian Blanchard
2011
Phoenix, Ariz. 75-73-76--224
26 Bhuvan Potluri
2011
Irvine, Calif. 79-78-67--224
T30 Kyan Palmer
2013
Gilbert, Ariz. 80-70-75--225
30 Caston Roberts
2011
Gilbert, Ariz. 72-79-74--225
30 Christopher Petefish
2014
Danville, Calif. 79-72-74--225
T33 Austin Quick
2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. 75-74-77--226
33 Ken Lida
2012
Gilbert, Ariz. 73-75-78--226
T35 Blake Toolan
2013
Phoeinx, Ariz. 76-76-75--227
35 Cameron Palmer
2011
Gilbert, Ariz. 74-79-74--227
37 Alex Nelson
2010
McKinney, Texas 82-74-75--231
T38 Kolton Lapa
2012
Mesa, Ariz. 77-78-77--232
38 Tommy Economou
2011
Hillsborough, Calif. 77-77-78--232
40 Kevin Lee
2011
Irvine, Calif. 77-76-80--233
T41 Max Rosen
2011
Colleyville, Texas 83-75-76--234
41 Colton West
2012
Mesa, Ariz. 77-70-87--234
T43 Konstantin Von Beringe
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 76-81-78--235
43 Ryan Theisen
2013
Scottsdale, Ariz. 77-74-84--235
43 Jay Lim
2011
La Canada, Calif. 76-76-83--235
T46 Jordan Lowery
2010
Gilbert, Ariz. 75-82-79--236
46 Dustin Dalzell
2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. 79-79-78--236
48 Juan Espiga
2011
(Venezuela) Katy, Texas 80-80-78--238
49 Logan Dix
2011
Phoenix, Ariz. 76-80-83--239
50 Tae Wan Lee
2013
Orlando, Fla. 78-81-82--241
51 Henry Todd
2011
Trophy Club, Texas 81-82-80--243
52 Taylor McCullum
2013
Hoover, Ala. 85-78-81--244
53 Brett Wilson
2012
Mesa, Ariz. 81-85-81--247
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Tommy Marino
2012
Peoria, Ariz.
76-82-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 76-66-72--214
2 Jenny Hahn
2012
Henderson, Nev. 72-73-71--216
3 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 72-76-70--218
4 Dana Finkelstein
2011
Chandler, Ariz. 76-73-73--222
5 Anna Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 72-74-77--223
T6 Kendall Dusenberry
2012
Newhall, Calif. 75-74-76--225
6 Sarah Baek
2011
Encinitas, Calif. 79-73-73--225
T8 Christina Stringham
2011
Pasadena, Texas 79-75-72--226
8 Devon Brown
2010
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 75-73-78--226
T10 Aurora Kan
2011
Boothwyn, Pa. 77-72-78--227
10 Sun Gyoung Park
2010
Vail, Ariz. 78-78-71--227
10 Daniela Ordonez
2011
Bogota, Colombia 77-70-80--227
10 Paige Lee
2013
Folsom, Calif. 74-76-77--227
10 Courtney Ferguson
2011
Houston, Texas 72-77-78--227
T15 Saki Iida
2013
Gilbert, Ariz. 76-79-74--229
15 Megan Osland
2011
Kelowna, British Columbia 75-74-80--229
17 Hannah Kim
2014
Chula Vista, Calif. 80-72-78--230
T18 Yingzhou Yun
2012
(China) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 80-75-80--235
18 Momo Sakuragi
2012
Irvine, Calif. 78-77-80--235
T20 Taylor Moreno
2011
Austin, Texas 85-71-81--237
20 Paige Spiranac
2011
Scottsdale , Ariz. 77-78-82--237
22 Helen Kim
2013
Gilbert, Ariz. 79-77-83--239
23 Spenser Krut
2012
Del Mar, Calif. 90-77-74--241
24 Laura Jabczenski
2011
Tucson, Ariz. 80-85-85--250
 

Arizona Natives Take Their Second Co-Championship at PING Phoenix Junior
Kaahanui Grabs Boys Division while Kim sits atop of Girls Division

PHOENIX, Ariz. — After taking an early lead in the first round at the PING Phoenix Junior, Trey Kaahanui of Tempe, Ariz., pulled away with a tournament total of 6-under-par 210 to grab the No. 1 spot in the Boys Division. With a strong lead from yesterday's second round, Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., secured the win in the Girls Division with a tournament total of 2-under-par 214. The pair is sharing their second co-championship together. Both Kaahanui and Kim took first place at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club in 2008.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the PING Phoenix Junior was a 54-hole stroke play event held at Moon Valley Country Club. The 78-player field featured players from 11 states, Canada, Columbia and Switzerland. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 7,210 yards while the Girls Division played at 6,373 yards.

After putting well in the first round to lead the event, Kaahanui focused on improving his long game and making things work off the tee. His strategy helped him come out with his second AJGA win.

“This week, the biggest thing was keeping my tee shots in play; it helped me to not make big scores,” Kaahanui said. “Everything I hit was off the ground and my three birdies on Nos. 4, 8 and 9 really helped me keep my numbers low.”

Finishing one stroke behind Kaahanui was Alex McMahon of Tucson, Ariz., who placed second with a 5-under-par 211. Tied for third are Kevin Lee of Cerritos, Calif., and Nathan Weant of Hallsville, Texas, with tournament totals of 4-under-par 212. Kyle Jones of Taylor, Ariz., rounded out the top five of the Boys Division with a 3-under-par 213.

After occupying the ninth position following the first round, Kim quickly climbed her way up the leaderboard to the No. 1 spot in the second round. As a second-team Rolex Junior All-American, this win gives Kim her third AJGA title. She attributes her success today to the several birdie opportunities she set up for herself.

“I birdied Nos. 7 and 10, which put me at 2-under-par and really got my momentum going,” Kim said. “I was hitting greens and making it easy for me to par. Then No. 16 was really crazy, I thought I was way off, but my ball just kept rolling and stopped 3 feet from the hole and I was able to make par.”

Jenny Hahn of Henderson, Nev., finished two shots back with an even-par 216. Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley, Calif., took third place with a 2-over-par 218.

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For more information on the PING Phoenix Junior, contact AJGA National Headquarters at 770 868-4200. 

 
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Weekly Results
Davis Love III Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Will Chandler
204
2
Joshua Martin
205
3
Kyle Sterbinsky
206
Girls
Total
1
Kelly Whaley
211
2
Emilia Migliaccio
216
3
Latanna Stone
217
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
*Blaine Hale Jr.
210
2
Brandon Smith
210
3
Triston Fisher
211
Girls
Total
1
Katharine Patrick
214
T
2
Julia Johnson
219
T
2
Hanna Alberto
219
T
2
Courtney Bryant
219
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Winston Margaritis
207
T
2
Pierce Aichinger
212
T
2
Walker Kesterson
212
Girls
Total
1
Madeline Chou
216
T
2
Youngin Chun
218
T
2
Athena Yang
218
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
209
2
Glenn Piot
212
T
3
Cameron Michalak
217
T
3
Elliott Grayson
217
T
3
Jeg Coughlin III
217
Girls
Total
1
Lexie Toth
219
2
Sybil Robinson
223
T
3
Lois Kaye Go
224
T
3
Molly Skapik
224
Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
Boys
Total
1
Andrew Spiegler
207
2
Hoke Carlton
209
3
Zach Norris
215
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Graebe
214
2
Julia Calbi
217
3
Jiayu Kong
225
BBCN Bank Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Issei Tanabe
206
T
2
Davis Holman
209
T
2
Justin Kim
209
Girls
Total
1
Kornkamol Sukaree
209
2
Haley Moore
213
T
3
Kelly Lee
216
T
3
Jocelyn Chia
216
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