AJGA JUNIOR AT STEELWOOD
PRESENTED BY AT&T

Steelwood Country Club
Loxley, Ala. • June 6 - 9

Media Score LOXLEY, Ala. -- First Round results from the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Steelwood Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6995. Rating: 72.8. Slope: 130
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5932. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 138

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Myles Lewis
2011
New Orleans, La. 34-36--70
1 Jake McBride
2013
Hartville, Ohio 35-35--70
1 Michael Pisciotta
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 34-36--70
1 Robby Prater
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 36-34--70
T5 Wesley Gosselin
2012
Knoxville, Tenn. 37-34--71
5 A.J. Crouch
2012
Jacksonville, Fla. 34-37--71
T7 Mason Seaborn
2011
Montrose, Ala. 35-37--72
7 Justin Cho
2011
Norcross, Ga. 36-36--72
7 Ben Wood
2012
Florence, Ala. 35-37--72
T10 Clayton Vannoy
2013
Pensacola, Fla. 36-37--73
10 Vincent Cave
2013
Mobile, Ala. 39-34--73
T12 Taylor Billings
2012
Kenner, La. 34-40--74
12 Alec Tahy
2013
Dayton, Ohio 34-40--74
12 William Sellers
2012
Montgomery, Ala. 37-37--74
12 Ryan Benton
2012
Dothan, Ala. 36-38--74
12 Jeffrey Meltzer
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 36-38--74
12 Peter Thorseth
2014
Richmond, Texas 36-38--74
12 Forrest Gamble
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 36-38--74
12 Ben Wolcott
2013
Burns, Tenn. 35-39--74
T20 Connor Davis
2012
Olive Branch, Miss. 35-40--75
20 Robby Shelton, IV
2013
Wilmer, Ala. 37-38--75
20 Bailey Kimmitt
2011
Fairhope, Ala. 41-34--75
20 Hank Lebioda
2012
Winter Springs, Fla. 38-37--75
20 Tripp H'Doubler
2013
Atlanta, Ga. 38-37--75
20 Hayden Bigby
2012
Bossier City, La. 37-38--75
20 Tyler Shope
2012
Wilsonville, Ala. 36-39--75
20 Oliver Vaidis
2012
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 39-36--75
20 Alex Green
2015
Point Clear, Ala. 36-39--75
20 Jordin Corchis
2012
WaterSound, Fla. 37-38--75
20 Sean Bozuk
2012
Burlington, Ontario 36-39--75
T31 Andrew Hudson
2013
Burleson, Texas 38-38--76
31 Preston Harrington
2013
Dallas, Texas 39-37--76
31 Joe Stepnes
2012
Pensacola, Fla. 40-36--76
31 Andrew McCain
2012
Minneapolis, Minn. 35-41--76
31 Brendon Caballero
2011
Brentwood, Tenn. 38-38--76
31 Chandler Sease
2012
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 35-41--76
T37 Eric Peng
2012
San Diego, Calif. 38-39--77
37 Ross Davis
2012
Baton Rouge, La. 39-38--77
37 Shea Sylvester
2013
Roswell, Ga. 36-41--77
37 Michael Primavera
2012
Naples, Fla. 37-40--77
37 Austin Padova
2012
Hudson, Fla. 39-38--77
37 Matthew Moucharafieh
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 35-42--77
37 Will Cannon
2012
Hoover, Ala. 36-41--77
37 David Yowell
2012
Marietta, Ga. 38-39--77
T45 Tanner Harrington
2012
Dallas, Texas 40-38--78
45 John Roberson
2012
Madison, Miss. 39-39--78
45 Tanner Dixon
2013
Birmingham, Ala. 38-40--78
45 Drew Boston
2011
Baton Rouge, La. 41-37--78
45 Connor Walters
2012
Salem, Va. 38-40--78
45 Jonathan Vasquez
2014
Bryan, Texas 40-38--78
45 Grant Daugherty
2012
Alcoa, Tenn. 37-41--78
45 Andre' Garcia
2013
Mansfield, Texas 36-42--78
45 Preston French
2012
Lexington, Ky. 35-43--78
45 Davis Riley
2015
Hattiesburg, Miss. 38-40--78
T55 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 39-40--79
55 Edward Figueroa
2012
Naples, Fla. 40-39--79
55 Charles Neel White
2012
Austin, Texas 38-41--79
55 Brandon Pierce
2013
Covington, La. 39-40--79
55 Luke Miller
2013
Mobile, Ala. 39-40--79
T60 Andrew Eunice
2014
Moultrie, Ga. 43-37--80
60 Dalton Skinner
2012
Birmingham, Ala. 40-40--80
T62 Stoney Crouch
2013
Mount Juliet, Tenn. 44-37--81
62 Trey Aguirre
2012
Navarre, Fla. 45-36--81
T64 Eliott Azoulay
2013
Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 44-39--83
64 Holden Naff
2013
Birmingham, Ala. 42-41--83
64 David Hicks
2013
Gainesville, Fla. 40-43--83
64 Andrew Klasing
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 41-42--83
64 Dylan Siebenaler
2013
Sugar Land, Texas 39-44--83
69 Mark Kim
2012
Rome, Ga. 38-46--84
T70 Ben Holm
2013
Alpharetta, Ga. 45-41--86
70 Ian Shapiro
2013
Milton, Ga. 37-49--86
72 Gabriel Bell
2012
St. Augustine, Fla. 48-46--94
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Julian Lerda
2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina
-DQ - Rule 6-3a
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Michelle Butler
2011
Dunedin, Fla. 31-37--68
2 Katie Page
2013
Louisville, Ky. 37-35--72
3 Lauren Salazar
2012
Santa Clara, Calif. 37-36--73
T4 Langley Vannoy
2011
Pensacola, Fla. 35-40--75
4 Elizabeth Doty
2013
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 39-36--75
4 Mariah Stackhouse
2012
Riverdale, Ga. 37-38--75
7 Cammie Gray
2012
Northport, Ala. 36-40--76
T8 Madison Kerley
2015
Scottsdale, Ariz. 41-37--78
8 Jamie Oleksiew
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 38-40--78
T10 Gabi Oubre'
2012
Mobile, Ala. 42-37--79
10 Ji Eun Baik
2013
Newnan, Ga. 41-38--79
12 Alex Harrell
2013
Phenix City, Ala. 44-36--80
T13 Cynthia Navis
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 43-38--81
13 Ana Raga
2014
League City, Texas 39-42--81
T15 Pailin Ruttanasupagid
2014
San Diego, Calif. 39-43--82
15 Taylor Stockton
2012
Houston, Texas 37-45--82
15 Kathleen Gallagher
2015
Greenwood, Miss. 43-39--82
18 Brittany Jarrett
2012
Tifton, Ga. 40-43--83
19 Caroline Beebe
2012
Daphne, Ala. 43-42--85
20 Jessica Rouillard
2012
Auburn, Ala. 44-43--87
21 Madison Pacheco
2015
Pensacola, Fla. 43-45--88
22 Macy McRaney
2013
Winter Garden, Fla. 48-41--89
23 Elizabeth Kim
2013
Martinez, Ga. 42-49--91
24 Alexis Vega
2011
New Orleans, La. 45-50--95
 

Butler Records Lowest Round of Field to Start AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T
Boys Division locked in a four-way tie after first round

LOXLEY, Ala. — Michelle Butler of Dunedin, Fla., jumped ahead to an early first-round lead, shooting 4-under-par 68 on the day. Myles Lewis of New Orleans, Jake McBride of Hartville, Ohio, Michael Pisciotta of Alpharetta, Ga., and Robby Prater of Birmingham, Ala., share the lead in the Boys Division, all at 2-under-par 70.

The AJGA Junior at Steelwood Presented by AT&T is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala. The tournament field boasts 72 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 10 states and two countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,995 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 5,932 yards.

Butler, who started her round with five birdies on the front nine, is playing in this tournament for her third consecutive year. Starting at the University of Missouri in the fall, this is her last summer of AJGA eligibility.

“I just have to keep playing my own game,” Butler said. “I'm not going to worry about the other scores and what other girls are doing. I just wanted to shoot a low score.”

Rounding out the top three for the girls were Katie Page of Louisville, Ky., with an even-par 72, and Lauren Salazar of Santa Clara, Calif., with a 1-over-par 73.

In the Boys Division, the competition was close. Lewis had four total birdies on the day.

“I really just wanted to keep it in play,” Lewis said. “This is a demanding course, and I was happy that I didn't have too many mistakes.”

McBride hit an eagle on No. 9 to sneak back into contention and really got his momentum going heading into the back nine.

“I was one over going into No. 9, then got the eagle on 9 and it just turned the day around for me,” McBride said. “It feels pretty special [to be in the lead.] I know that there are a lot of really great golfers out here, so to be on top really means something.”

Pisciotta also had four birdies. His last finish in AJGA competition was when he placed third at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan. “This is my first AJGA Open event. I worked really hard for it, and it feels great,” Piscotta said. “My goal was to shoot under par all three days. I hope to continue, keep it going, and do better.”

Prater birdied his last two holes of the round to move into the four-way tie atop the leaderboard.

“On No. 17, I hit the best 4-iron shot that I've ever hit, which put me about 15 feet from the hole. That is a narrow and tough green, and I was happy to make the putt,” Prater said. “I feel really great. I've never been leading an AJGA event, and they are the best tournaments in the country, so it is a good feeling.”

Tied for fifth in the Boys Division, are A.J. Crouch of Jacksonville, Fla., and Wesley Gosselin of Knoxville, Tenn., with a 1-under-par 71.

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For more information about the AJGA Junior at Steelwood Presented by AT&T, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (678) 315-3446.

 
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