JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT EAGLE RIDGE
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Galena, Ill. • June 27 - 30

Media Score GALENA, Ill. -- First Round results from the Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6578. Rating: 72.1. Slope: 133
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5894. Rating: 74.2. Slope: 134

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Brandon Wu
2015
Danville, Calif. 37-36--73
1 Matthew Walker
2015
Ottumwa, Iowa 37-36--73
T3 Shintaro Ban
2014
San Jose, Calif. 37-37--74
3 Jeremy Ball
2014
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 37-37--74
T5 Matthew Weber
2014
Saint Charles, Ill. 38-37--75
5 Zachary Hoskins
2015
Orlando, Fla. 39-36--75
5 Tripp French
2014
Dayton, Ohio 37-38--75
5 Hudson Luthringshausen
2014
Kildeer, Ill. 39-36--75
5 Payton Taylor
2014
Vero Beach, Fla. 37-38--75
T10 Kory Franks
2015
Jefferson City, Mo. 36-40--76
10 Curren Mody
2015
Monmouth Junction, N.J. 38-38--76
10 Logan Gardner
2014
Phoenix, Ariz. 41-35--76
10 Poom Pattaropong
2013
Bangkok, Thailand 39-37--76
10 Philip Barbaree
2017
Shreveport, La. 38-38--76
T15 Luis Gagne
2015
Orlando, Fla. 39-38--77
15 Jackson Wendling
2015
Effingham, Ill. 37-40--77
15 Jack Little
2016
Montgomery, Texas 38-39--77
15 John Berdon Mitchell
2014
Houston, Texas 40-37--77
15 Zachary Smith
2014
Pleasanton, Calif. 36-41--77
T20 Bryant Evans
2014
Flower Mound, Texas 40-38--78
20 Kenneth Li
2016
Westmont, Ill. 39-39--78
20 Hayden Buckley
2014
Belden, Miss. 37-41--78
20 Jason Brandt
2015
Mason, Mich. 41-37--78
20 Alexander Moorman
2015
Centerville, Iowa 40-38--78
20 Jeffrey Swegle
2014
West Des Moines, Iowa 41-37--78
20 Michael Sharp
2014
Kendallville, Ind. 42-36--78
20 Maxwell Miller
2015
College Station, Texas 39-39--78
T28 Jack Tianyi Cen
2015
Bradenton, Fla. 38-41--79
28 Jack Sparrow
2014
Floyds Knobs, Ind. 37-42--79
28 Drew Porter
2014
Paradise Valley, Ariz. 41-38--79
28 Spencer Painton
2014
Aurora, Colo. 38-41--79
T32 Daniel Hudson
2014
Western Springs, Ill. 39-41--80
32 Will Dickson
2017
Providence, R.I. 40-40--80
32 Garrett deFisser
2017
Gilbert, Ariz. 39-41--80
32 Andrés Arango
2014
Howey in The Hills, Fla. 34-46--80
T36 Bradley Keyer
2014
Henderson, Nev. 39-42--81
36 Michael Makris
2014
South Bend, Ind. 41-40--81
36 Chase Netherton
2013
Conway, Ark. 42-39--81
T39 Pasit Sritragul
2014
Bangkok, Thailand 38-44--82
39 Austin Rose
2014
Tupelo, Miss. 43-39--82
39 Charlie Hughes
2015
Boise, Idaho 41-41--82
39 Jeremy Walsh
2014
Tequesta, Fla. 39-43--82
T43 Alec Palen
2014
Rogersville, Mo. 40-43--83
43 Bakari Bolden
2014
North Hollywood, Calif. 43-40--83
T45 Austen Christiansen
2015
Houston, Texas 43-41--84
45 Nabeel Khan
2015
Westerville, Ohio 43-41--84
45 Riley Whitham
2015
Hudson, Mass. 42-42--84
45 Jeff Yoo
2014
Oak Brook, Ill. 42-42--84
45 Sam Taylor
2014
Kettering, Ohio 42-42--84
45 Alex Fernandez
2015
Phoenix, Ariz. 45-39--84
45 Orion Yamat
2015
Niles, Ill. 39-45--84
45 Brandon Kewalramani
2017
Simi Valley, Calif. 43-41--84
45 Robert Mahaffey
2014
Rogersville, Mo. 40-44--84
T54 Matthew Kowalewski
2015
Charlotte, N.C. 46-39--85
54 Miguel Fernandezcano
2014
Guadalajara, Mexico 37-48--85
T56 Cullen Barkau
2014
Freeport, Ill. 42-44--86
56 Gavin deFisser
2015
Gilbert, Ariz. 42-44--86
56 James Siegfried
2014
Town & Country, Mo. 38-48--86
56 Matt Klein
2014
Lafayette, Calif. 45-41--86
56 Aaron Walzak
2015
Mountain Lake, Minn. 43-43--86
T61 Samuel Procter
2014
Dover, Mass. 45-42--87
61 Mickey Brick
2015
Frankfort, Ill. 47-40--87
63 Colin McCaffrey
2014
Wheaton, Ill. 46-43--89
64 Alex Davis
2014
London, Ky. 45-45--90
T65 Brandon In
2016
Bakersfield, Calif. 42-49--91
65 M. Shabaz Khan
2014
Westerville, Ohio 47-44--91
67 Nicholas Walz
2016
Springfield, Mo. 46-46--92
68 Kevin Crone
2016
Floyds Knobs, Ind. 43-51--94
69 Nathan Hermsen
2015
Sussex, Wis. 48-53--101
-
Daniel Frantz
2013
Red Bluff, Calif.
86-JWD
-
Christian Harnishfeger
2014
Troy, Mich.
88-JWD
-
Jefferson Kao
2015
Diamond Bar, Calif.
81-87-JWD
-
Russell Matos
2016
Lombard, Ill.
86-84-JWD
-
Andrew Priest
2014
Houston, Texas
79-77-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Jordy LaBarbera
2014
Allen, Texas 37-40--77
T2 Abbey Carlson
2016
Lake Mary, Fla. 38-40--78
2 Joo Youn Seo
2014
Laguna Niguel, Calif. 38-40--78
2 Bing Singhsumalee
2015
Naperville, Ill. 38-40--78
5 Alex Wright
2016
Midlothian, Va. 39-40--79
6 Alexandra Harkins
2014
Crystal Lake, Ill. 39-41--80
T7 Julia Calbi
2015
South Barrington, Ill. 39-42--81
7 Stephanie Sullivan
2013
East Williston, N.Y. 40-41--81
7 Kaley In
2013
Bakersfield, Calif. 41-40--81
7 Abigail Luchtenburg
2014
Geneva, Ill. 40-41--81
11 Shawn Rennegarbe
2014
Addieville, Ill. 44-38--82
T12 Katie Kim
2015
Riverwoods, Ill. 43-41--84
12 Siyun Liu
2017
Shanghai, China 43-41--84
14 Madison Kerley
2015
Scottsdale, Ariz. 43-42--85
T15 Aya Johnson
2013
North Muskegon, Mich. 41-45--86
15 Dana Gattone
2014
Addison, Ill. 42-44--86
17 Mallory Etcheberry
2013
Wesley Chapel, Fla. 41-47--88
T18 Liza Kraff
2014
Highland Park, Ill. 43-46--89
18 Jessica Staed
2014
Green Bay, Wis. 44-45--89
T20 Bailey Moreland
2013
Toledo, Ohio 45-47--92
20 Claire Hodges
2017
Sorrento, Fla. 45-47--92
22 Sabrina Hoskins
2017
Orlando, Fla. 46-51--97
23 Claire Serruto
2013
Short Hills, N.J. 48-50--98
24 Jacqueline Staed
2014
Green Bay, Wis. 48-51--99
-
Rylee Slotsve
2014
Blaine, Minn.
119-108-QWD
 

Wu, Walker Share Lead in Boys Division at Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge
LaBarbera holds one-stroke lead at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa - South Course

GALENA, Ill. — A pair of AJGA first-timers find themselves tied for the lead at the Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge as Brandon Wu of Livermore, Calif., and Matthew Walker of Ottumwa, Iowa, each carded an opening round 1-over-par 73. In the Girls Division, Jordan LaBarbera of Allen, Texas, leads the pack after posting a 5-over-par 77.

The Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge is one of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy All-Star Series events. The tournament field includes 74 boys and 25 girls, ages 12-15 from 26 states, Thailand, China, Ecuador and Mexico. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,578 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 5,855 yards.

Wu carded back-to-back birdies on Nos. 11 and 12, which got him back on track and gave him confidence heading to the back nine.

“I wasn't doing very well on the front nine,” Wu said. “However, being able to birdie Nos. 11 and 12 gave me some momentum as I felt myself begin to play better and push forward a little bit.”

Walker highlighted his first round on No. 6 as he recorded an eagle on the 505-yard, par-5. The 14-year-old reached the green in two shots before sinking a 15-foot putt drawing him back to even-par.

“It feels good to hold a share of the lead after the first round,” Walker said. “I have been playing pretty good lately but I wasn't sure how I would do in my first AJGA event. It's definitely a good feeling to be in this position.”

Currently tied for third place after carding a 2-over-par 74 are Jeremy Ball of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Shintaro Ban of San Jose, Calif. Tied for fifth place with a score of 3-over-par 75 were Zachary Hoskins of Orlando, Fla., Matthew Weber of Saint Charles, Ill., Payton Taylor of Vero Beach, Fla., Hudson Luthringshausen of Kildeer, Ill., and Tripp French of Dayton, Ohio.

LaBarbera, who is playing in her first ever AJGA event, leads the Girls Division by a single stroke after posting a 5-over-par 77. LaBarbera didn't get out to the start she imagined, but recovered nicely on Nos. 4 — 6 as she recorded three consecutive birdies.

“Scoring three straight birdies really helped build my confidence,” LaBarbera said. “I'm very excited to get back out and play tomorrow and I hope that I can carry over that kind of play into the second round.”

Trailing by one-stroke heading into Wednesday's second round are Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla., Bing Singhsumalee of Naperville, Ill., and Joo Youn Seo of Laguna Niguel, Calif., who all posted a 6-over-par 78.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

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Second-round tee times for the Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge will run from 7 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa — South Course. For more information about the Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge contact Tournament Director A.J. Donaldson at (678) 386-1487.

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