AJGA PALMETTO JUNIOR CLASSIC
Columbia Country Club
Columbia, S.C. • June 21 - 24

Media Score COLUMBIA, S.C. -- First Round results from the AJGA Palmetto Junior Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Columbia Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7111. Rating: 74.5. Slope: 139
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6185. Rating: 75.8. Slope: 134

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Noah Walker
2011
Norwell, Mass. 37-33--70
1 Shane Rogan
2011
Columbia, S.C. 36-34--70
T3 Jonathan Lilly
2011
Evans, Ga. 35-36--71
3 Phillip North
2011
Hilton Head, S.C. 37-34--71
3 Josh Lorenzetti
2012
Blythewood, S.C. 35-36--71
T6 Caleb Sturgeon
2011
Laurens, S.C. 37-36--73
6 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 39-34--73
6 Kendrick Vinar
2013
Hillsborough, N.C. 37-36--73
6 Conner Lewis
2012
Davidson, N.C. 37-36--73
6 Brendon Caballero
2011
Brentwood, Tenn. 37-36--73
T11 Kevin Clarke
2011
Midlothian, Va. 38-36--74
11 Greg Podufal
2011
Erie, Pa. 35-39--74
11 Logan O'Hara
2013
Raleigh, N.C. 38-36--74
11 Conor Richardson
2012
West Palm Beach, Fla. 37-37--74
11 Alex Perkins
2011
Jacksonville, Fla. 36-38--74
11 Andrew Gai
2011
Westport, Conn. 39-35--74
T17 Daniel Kim
2012
Kennesaw, Ga. 36-39--75
17 Austin Barreras
2010
Peachtree City, Ga. 36-39--75
17 Ryan Burgess
2012
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 34-41--75
17 Zack Jaworski
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 37-38--75
17 Andy Simmons
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 38-37--75
T22 Nick Eberhardt
2012
Fort Mill, S.C. 39-37--76
22 Seth Gandy
2013
Huntersville, N.C. 35-41--76
22 Joshua Chay
2011
Greer, S.C. 36-40--76
22 Brantley Kushner
2011
Leesburg, Va. 39-37--76
22 Julian Taylor
2012
Greenville, S.C. 36-40--76
22 Ted Moon
2011
Lilburn, Ga. 40-36--76
22 Paul Bruckner
2010
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-36--76
22 Robert Robertson
2011
Evans, Ga. 36-40--76
22 Bailey Patrick, Jr
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 40-36--76
T31 Luke Coates
2011
Florence, S.C. 38-39--77
31 David Daubert
2011
Hanover, Pa. 39-38--77
31 Jay Pinkos
2011
Clifton, Va. 38-39--77
31 Charles Valluzzo
2011
Charleston, S.C. 41-36--77
T35 Sean Marquardt
2010
Willowbrook, Ill. 37-41--78
35 Scott Simpson
2011
Daniel Island, S.C. 39-39--78
35 Patrick Sawrey
2010
Smithfield, N.C. 40-38--78
35 Buck Patton
2011
Macon, Ga. 37-41--78
35 Coley Davis
2010
Bluffton, S.C. 37-41--78
35 Steven Wilf
2011
Livingston, N.J. 41-37--78
35 Conley Hurst
2013
Little Rock, Ark. 41-37--78
35 Eric Edwards
2014
Salisbury, N.C. 38-40--78
35 Blake Kennedy
2012
Moore, S.C. 43-35--78
35 Chris Kupcewicz
2011
Acworth, Ga. 37-41--78
35 Bryce Howell
2013
Blythewood, S.C. 41-37--78
T46 Zachary Martin
2013
Pinehurst, N.C. 41-38--79
46 William Rainey
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 40-39--79
46 Reeves Zaytoun
2011
Raleigh, N.C. 38-41--79
T49 Shea Sylvester
2013
Roswell, Ga. 36-44--80
49 Alex Church
2012
Timonium, Md. 38-42--80
49 Jordan Kight
2011
Savannah, Ga. 44-36--80
49 Dorn  Brown
2012
Columbia, S.C. 38-42--80
49 Landon Coontz
2012
Aiken, S.C. 39-41--80
T54 James Canaday III
2011
Summerfield, N.C. 44-37--81
54 Osten Waite
2012
Ocala, Fla. 41-40--81
54 Derek Bard
2013
New Hartford, N.Y. 44-37--81
54 Josh Taylor
2011
Crescent, Pa. 42-39--81
T58 Jonathan Lin
2012
Fremont, Calif. 42-40--82
58 Patrick Gill
2011
Hingham, Mass. 43-39--82
58 James Sturgill
2011
Littlestown, Pa. 41-41--82
58 Austin List
2011
Haverford, Pa. 42-40--82
T62 Jimmy Self
2015
Greenwood, S.C. 40-43--83
62 Page Smith
2011
Satellite Beach, Fla. 40-43--83
T64 Preston Riner
2012
Johns Creek, Ga. 41-43--84
64 Justin Finigan
2013
Greer, S.C. 41-43--84
64 Staton Pruitt
2011
Columbia, S.C. 41-43--84
64 Zachary Balit
2010
Bradenton, Fla. 38-46--84
64 Dylan Healey
2012
Franklin, Tenn. 41-43--84
T69 AJ Sieger III
2011
Beaver Falls, Pa. 42-43--85
69 Coleman Self
2015
Greenwood, S.C. 38-47--85
69 Clay Brown
2013
Davidson, N.C. 43-42--85
73 Timothy Bringard
2012
Wilmington, N.C. 43-43--86
T74 Michael Blair
2011
New York, N.Y. 43-44--87
74 Michael Troy
2011
Stamford, Conn. 44-43--87
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Chandler Vilcheck
2011
Bluffton, S.C.
85-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Mattie Tobey
2011
Denver, N.C. 35-36--71
T2 Manuela Carbajo Re
2012
Necochea, Argentina 37-35--72
2 McKenzie Talbert
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 36-36--72
2 Elizabeth Thompson
2011
Charleston, S.C. 35-37--72
5 Anne Marie Covar
2010
Edgefield, S.C. 35-39--74
T6 Morgan Webber
2012
Moore, S.C. 39-36--75
6 Silvia Garces
2012
Cali, Colombia 37-38--75
6 Caitlin Pisciotta
2010
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-37--75
9 Mayko Chwen Wang
2011
Hacienda Heights, Calif. 40-36--76
T10 Samantha Swinehart
2010
Lancaster, Ohio 40-37--77
10 Carlton Kuhlo
2011
Tallahassee, Fla. 37-40--77
T12 Collins Bradshaw
2012
Columbia, S.C. 41-37--78
12 Katie Rose Higgins
2010
Charleston, S.C. 40-38--78
14 Sydney Hudson
2011
Prince George, Va. 39-40--79
15 Chelsey Couch
2012
Ware Shoals, S.C. 41-39--80
16 Kristen Rhodin
2011
Asheville, N.C. 43-39--82
T17 Kaitlin Matheson
2012
Easley, S.C. 39-44--83
17 Cynthia Smith
2012
York, S.C. 41-42--83
17 Lauren Dunbar
2011
Columbia, S.C. 44-39--83
17 Ji Eun Baik
2013
Newnan, Ga. 42-41--83
T21 Erica Clinard
2011
Clemmons, N.C. 43-42--85
21 Allison Emrey
2011
Charlotte, N.C. 41-44--85
23 Caroline Dula
2011
Salisbury, N.C. 44-45--89
24 Louise Oxner
2013
Greenville, S.C. 49-44--93
 

Walker, Rogan Lead After First Round at Columbia Country Club
Tobey leads the way in the Girls Division at the AJGA Palmetto Junior Classic

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — Noah Walker of Norwell, Mass., and Shane Rogan of Columbia, S.C., are sharing the lead at the AJGA Palmetto Junior Classic at 2-under-par 70. In the Girls Division, Mattie Tobey of Denver, N.C., sits atop the leaderboard with a score of 1-under-par 71.

The AJGA Palmetto Junior Classic is a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Columbia Country Club in Blythewood, S.C. The tournament field features 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states, Columbia, Argentina and Taiwan. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,111 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 6,185 yards.

Walker made the turn on the front side at 1-over-par but fired five birdies on the back to finish the day tied for the lead.

“No. 10 fairway really changed things for me,” Walker said. “I started off a little bit rough and couldn't really get a groove going on the front nine. When the back nine came everything started to click and I started hitting all my fairways and everything started to go in. It was nice for everything to finally go right and come together.”

Rogans' front nine was a steady even-par 36 but closed the back side with a pair of birdies on holes 10 and 12.

“I was hitting my driver really straight into the fairway and it set me up for great opportunities into the green,” Rogan said. “Tomorrow, my goal is to have a good mental game and take it one shot at a time.”

Following the leaders by one are Jonathan Lilly of Evans, Ga., Phillip North of Hilton Head, S.C., and Josh Lorenzetti of Blythewood, S.C. They are tied for second at 1-under-par 71.

Mattie Tobey of Denver, N.C. stayed focused throughout her round to notch a low-round score of 1-under-par 71. In preparation for Wednesday's round, Tobey plans to stay consistent and focused.

“It was an exciting day for me because my putting was there and my irons were dead on,” Tobey said.

McKenzie Talbert of Edgefield, S.C., Manuela Carbajo Re of Necochea, Argentina, and Elizabeth Thompson of Charleston, S.C., are tied for second at even-par 72.

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Second-round tee times for the AJGA Palmetto Junior Classic will run from 7:30-12:50 a.m. off the No.1 tee at Columbia Country Club. For more information about the AJGA Palmetto Junior Classic please contact Tournament Director A.J. Donaldson at (678) 386-1487, or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

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