FOOTJOY INVITATIONAL
Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, N.C. • June 14 - 18

Media Score GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Final results from the FootJoy Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 7116. Rating: 75. Slope: 143

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 69-64-70-68--271
T2 Anthony Paolucci
2011
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 65-71-67-69--272
2 Justin Thomas
2011
Goshen, Ky. 67-68-69-68--272
4 Jeffrey Kang
2010
Fullerton, Calif. 65-72-69-68--274
5 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 66-69-68-72--275
6 Denny McCarthy
2011
Burtonsville, Md. 66-69-66-75--276
7 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 66-69-69-74--278
T8 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 70-70-69-70--279
8 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 68-75-68-68--279
T10 Tom Lovelady
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 69-70-67-74--280
10 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 72-70-67-71--280
T12 Andrew Knox
2010
Cary, N.C. 69-68-74-70--281
12 Smylie Kaufman
2010
Birmingham, Ala. 70-70-68-73--281
12 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 70-68-69-74--281
T15 Sam Straka
2011
Valdosta, Ga. 69-71-68-74--282
15 Stephen Behr, Jr.
2011
Florence, S.C. 71-70-71-70--282
15 Hunter Stewart
2011
Nicholasville, Ky. 70-72-73-67--282
18 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 76-65-67-75--283
T19 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 70-70-75-69--284
19 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 68-74-71-71--284
19 Tyler Dunlap
2011
Westlake, Texas 70-72-70-72--284
22 Preston Valder
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 68-73-72-72--285
T23 Jay Hwang
2011
San Diego, Calif. 73-70-71-72--286
23 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 72-72-68-74--286
23 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 69-73-70-74--286
T26 Rak Cho
2011
Brea, Calif. 70-71-72-74--287
26 Matthew Mabrey
2011
Little Rock, Ark. 66-71-76-74--287
T28 Davis Womble
2012
High Point, N.C. 69-76-67-76--288
28 Jordan Janico
2010
Duluth, Ga. 72-73-73-70--288
28 Payne Denman
2010
Riverwatch, Tenn. 70-74-72-72--288
28 Kyle Wilshire
2010
Georgetown, Ky. 73-67-74-74--288
28 Alberto Sanchez
2012
Nogales, Ariz. 71-74-75-68--288
28 Kramer Hickok
2011
Plano, Texas 70-74-68-76--288
28 Blake Biddle
2010
St. Charles, Ill. 76-70-69-73--288
T35 Daniel Lee
2011
Valencia, Calif. 75-71-69-74--289
35 Grayson Murray
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 67-74-71-77--289
35 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 73-68-74-74--289
35 Carl Jonson
2011
Bainbridge Island, Wash. 69-73-72-75--289
35 Anders Albertson
2011
Woodstock, Ga. 72-72-73-72--289
T40 Sean Bosdosh
2010
Clarksburg, Md. 67-72-75-76--290
40 Matthew Hansen
2010
Los Osos, Calif. 77-71-69-73--290
40 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 72-73-71-74--290
T43 Curtis Thompson
2011
Coral Springs, Fla. 71-74-72-74--291
43 Daniel Berger
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 76-73-70-72--291
43 Ji Soo Park
2011
Clifton, Va. 72-72-75-72--291
46 Curtis Reed
2010
Castroville, Texas 74-72-72-74--292
T47 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 71-69-77-76--293
47 Anthony Alex
2013
Saint Augustine, Fla. 72-73-72-76--293
47 Nicholas Reach
2011
Moscow, Pa. 71-76-73-73--293
50 Sean Romero
2011
Texarkana, Ark. 72-74-72-76--294
51 Zachery Munroe
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 75-68-72-80--295
T52 Zachary Herr
2013
New Hope, Pa. 71-72-73-80--296
52 Jeff Wibawa
2010
Encino, Calif. 71-74-75-76--296
52 Jeffrey Lee
2010
Overland Park, Kan. 75-71-72-78--296
52 Wesley McClain
2010
Diboll, Texas 68-75-74-79--296
T56 James Monnerville
2011
Vero Beach, Fla. 74-73-73-77--297
56 Will Zalatoris
2014
Plano, Texas 66-74-79-78--297
56 Cyril Suk
2011
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 68-75-73-81--297
56 Theodore Lederhausen
2010
Hinsdale, Ill. 68-76-74-79--297
56 Drew Czuchry
2010
Auburn, Ga. 73-74-73-77--297
61 Kelby Burton
2010
Evans, Ga. 77-70-73-78--298
62 Stanhope Johnson, Jr.
2012
Greensboro, N.C. 73-71-76-80--300
Missed Cut
MC Brandon Dalinka 2011 Newtown, Pa. 72-75-74--221
MC Andrew Decker 2011 Greenville, N.C. 76-72-73--221
MC Marcel Puyat 2011 Indio, Calif. 75-72-75--222
MC Peter  Eiler 2010 Holland, Pa. 77-74-71--222
MC Konosuke Nakazato 2011 Tokyo, Japan 73-75-75--223
MC James  Chapman 2010 Gastonia, N.C. 72-72-79--223
MC Clancy Waugh 2013 North Palm Beach, Fla. 77-74-72--223
MC Ian McConnell 2010 Riverview, Fla. 74-75-74--223
MC Bryce Chalkley 2010 Richmond, Va. 75-75-73--223
MC Sam Bernstein 2010 Riverdale, N.Y. 76-74-74--224
MC M.J. Maguire 2011 St.Petersburg, Fla. 73-79-72--224
MC Nick Tremps 2011 Williamsburg, Va. 77-73-74--224
MC Kyle Lewis 2010 Shawnee, Okla. 71-76-77--224
MC Cody Shafer 2011 Evans, Ga. 76-78-71--225
MC Juan Benitez 2011 Puebla, Mexico 70-77-78--225
MC Jack Watson 2010 Lincolnshire, Ill. 75-75-76--226
MC Rocky Khara 2010 Sebring, Fla. 76-72-78--226
MC Eli Juren 2011 Austin, Texas 71-75-80--226
MC Drew Johnson 2013 Oak Ridge, N.C. 75-76-75--226
MC Ben  Palanszki 2010 Bradenton, Fla. 72-77-77--226
MC Simon Miller 2011 Albuquerque, N.M. 74-75-78--227
MC Nick McLaughlin 2012 New Castle, N.H. 76-74-77--227
MC Austin Romeo 2011 Erie, Pa. 77-74-77--228
MC Reeves Zaytoun 2011 Raleigh, N.C. 74-76-80--230
MC Blake Morris 2011 Waterbury, Conn. 75-76-79--230
MC Jason Roets 2011 (South Africa) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 77-77-77--231
MC Takaya Suzuki 2011 Ibaraki, Japan 78-78-75--231
MC Carlos Solis 2011 Morelia, Mexico 79-80-79--238
MC Matias Dominguez 2011 Santiago, Chile 75-77-87--239
MC Colton Staggs 2011 Tulsa, Okla. 81-83-79--243
MC Alex Lloyd 2012 Virginia Beach, Va. 76-90-79--245
MC Macgregor Hoobery 2011 Santa Maria, Calif. 82-83-82--247
MC Brandon Pederson 2011 Austin, Texas 89-83-81--253
MC Ben Itterman 2010 Carlsbad, Calif. 85-85-88--258
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Matthew Ceravolo
2011
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
73-74-JWD
-
Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla.
69-69-JWD
         
 

Kesterson Outduels Pack, Wins FootJoy Invitational by One
Plano, Texas, native earns exemption into PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In a constant, back and forth battle where six players shared the lead at one point to earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, Tanner Kesterson of Plano, Texas, came out on top and won the FootJoy Invitational Friday at 9-under-par 271.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the FootJoy Invitational was a 72-hole stroke play event held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The 98-player field featured golfers from 26 states, Chile, Japan and Mexico. The field included 25 players who have signed National Letters of Intent as well as 23 Rolex Junior All-Americans. Home of the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, the par-70 course was played at 7,116 yards. Past champions of the event include Justin Thomas, Brian Harman, Daniel Woltman, Andrew Yun and Peter Uihlein.

Leading after the second round, Kesterson kept the top spot within reach and was tied for second with Anthony Paolucci of Del Mar, Calif. going into the final round.

Kesterson and defending champion Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., were neck and neck on the par-4 18th, tied at 9-under-par 271.

“Coming up No.18, my main goal was to be relaxed,” Kesterson said. “I had no clue where I was. I knew I had to be within a shot though.”

The gallery of more than 100 spectators roared as Kesterson hit his second shot just above the flagstick, while Thomas' second shot landed just short of the green, leading him to a bogey and an 8-under-par 272 finish.

Paolucci, who tied for second in last year's invitational, showed Kesterson some competition late in the day with a birdie on No. 17 to take the lead by one. However, Paolucci soon lost the lead after he hooked his tee shot into the trees, leading to a double-bogey on No. 18 and a tie for second with Thomas.

Kesterson, currently ranked No. 38 in the Polo Golf Rankings, will play in the Wyndham Championship August 16-22.

“It's an honor to be able to play in that,” Kesterson said. “I'm just going to go in there for the experience and it's going to be great. The goal is to learn how to play the mental part of that and be more relaxed and confident out there.”

Kesterson won his first AJGA event last year at the Stars of Texas Junior presented by Party City.

“My dream a year ago was to win an AJGA (tournament) and I got that,” Kesterson said. “My other dream was to win an Invitational. Finally that happened, so I feel very pumped.”

Jeffrey Kang of Fullerton, Calif., placed fourth at 6-under-par 274 and Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., took fifth at 5-under-par 275. Third-round leader Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville, Md., finished sixth at 4-under-par 276.

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For more information about the FootJoy Invitational please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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