INDIANA'S CHICAGO JUNIOR OPEN
White Hawk Country Club - Red Hawk and Black Hawk Courses
Crown Point, Ind. • July 5 - 8
 

YUN SURVIVES PLAYOFF TO WIN INDIANA'S CHICAGO JUNIOR OPEN
Yun, Grilli earn first AJGA tournament victories

CROWN POINT, Ind. — Fourteen-year-old Andrew Yun of Tacoma, Wash., survived a playoff with Erich Johnston of Fort Wayne, Ind., to win his first AJGA title at the Indiana's Chicago Junior Open. Michelle Grilli of Lutherville, Md., also took home her first American Junior Golf Association victory with a 5-under-par 211.

Conducted by the AJGA, Indiana's Chicago Junior Open was held at the White Hawk Country Club — Red Hawk & Black Hawk Courses. Eighty-four junior golfers from 18 states, including 11 from Indiana, competed in the 54-hole stroke play event.

Yun and Johnston finished the tournament with a 6-under-par 210 to set up the sudden-death playoff. Yun said he did not feel he played as well in the final round as the previous two. He prayed on No. 18 for the strength to win before tapping in a 2-foot putt for par.

“I was hitting the ball great, but I was struggling — mostly with my putter,” Yun said. “I just kept asking Him to give me the opportunity to win and the opportunity to finish. It feels great. AJGA has national events — to win one is really hard to do.”

Johnston bogeyed No. 10 in the playoff against Yun to finish in second place with a 6-under-par 210. Tied for third were Fletcher Coonan of Maitland, Fla., Brendan Gielow of Muskegon, Mich., and Charlie Hendrickson of Columbus, Ohio, with 4-under-par 212s.

After carding her personal best finish with a 5-under-par 67 in the second round, Grilli posted a final-round score of 1-under-par 71. She entered the final round with a six-stroke lead, which stretched to nine over Becca Huffer of Denver, Colo. Grilli said she knew she needed to focus on keeping her scores low for the round.

“I'm really happy — really excited,” she said. “I came into the week playing well and I knew I had the opportunity to go low.”

Huffer finished second with a 4-over-par 220. In third place with a 4-under-par 68 final-round score — 5-over-par 221 overall — was Marlowe Boukis of Lutherville, Md. Boukis, a Princeton signee, was a recent qualifier for the 2005 U.S. Women's Open.

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, the largest Association of its kind, has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

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AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Dottie Pepper, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.

For more information about Indiana's Chicago Junior Open, call National Headquarters at (877) 373-2542.

 
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Boys
Total
1
Will Chandler
204
2
Joshua Martin
205
3
Kyle Sterbinsky
206
Girls
Total
1
Kelly Whaley
211
2
Emilia Migliaccio
216
3
Latanna Stone
217
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
*Blaine Hale Jr.
210
2
Brandon Smith
210
3
Triston Fisher
211
Girls
Total
1
Katharine Patrick
214
T
2
Julia Johnson
219
T
2
Hanna Alberto
219
T
2
Courtney Bryant
219
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Winston Margaritis
207
T
2
Pierce Aichinger
212
T
2
Walker Kesterson
212
Girls
Total
1
Madeline Chou
216
T
2
Youngin Chun
218
T
2
Athena Yang
218
the Memorial Junior
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
209
2
Glenn Piot
212
T
3
Cameron Michalak
217
T
3
Elliott Grayson
217
T
3
Jeg Coughlin III
217
Girls
Total
1
Lexie Toth
219
2
Sybil Robinson
223
T
3
Lois Kaye Go
224
T
3
Molly Skapik
224
Lipari Energy Junior Championship presented by City of London
Boys
Total
1
Andrew Spiegler
207
2
Hoke Carlton
209
3
Zach Norris
215
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Graebe
214
2
Julia Calbi
217
3
Jiayu Kong
225
BBCN Bank Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Issei Tanabe
206
T
2
Davis Holman
209
T
2
Justin Kim
209
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Total
1
Kornkamol Sukaree
209
2
Haley Moore
213
T
3
Kelly Lee
216
T
3
Jocelyn Chia
216
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