EMERSON JUNIOR GOLF CLASSIC
Maderas Golf Club
Poway, Calif. •
July 25 - 28
POWAY, Calif. --
results from the Emerson Junior Golf Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Maderas Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7030. Rating: 74.7. Slope: 143 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6102. Rating: 75.6. Slope: 144
Wu wins in playoff at the Emerson Junior Golf Classic Luo takes over at Maderas Golf Club
POWAY, Calif. — Dylan Wu of Medford, Ore., won the Emerson Junior Golf Classic via sudden-death playoff with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211. In the Girls Division, Minjia Luo of San Diego, won after carding a tournament total of even-par 216.
The Emerson Junior Golf Classic was a 54-stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, Calif. The Tournament field featured 96 boys and 35 girls from seven states and five countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,030 and the Girls Division is playing at 6,102.
Wu said his lucky hole was No. 12, which he birdied every round. Winning his first AJGA title after recording even par in the final round, Wu said he had a strategy and would not give up.
“I focused on course management,” Wu said. “I knew where to take my shots and how to recover.”
In second place was Ben Doyle of La Jolla, Calif., with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211. Tying for third was Lloyd Jefferson Go of Cebu City, Philippines, and Zecheng Dou of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with tournament totals of 2-under-par 214. Andrew Lister of Coronado, Calif., was in fifth place recording 1-under-par 215.
Luo shot 2-under-par 70 carding three birdies and one bogey on the day. After coming up from five strokes behind the second round leader, Luo said she was surprised to have won.
“I wanted to play well and not over think anything,” Luo said. “Keeping my putting stroke consistent got me through the round.”
In the Girls Division, Kaitlin Park of Tustin Ranch, Calif., and Alice Jeong of Gardena, Calif., tied for second with tournament totals of 2-over-par 218.
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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.