JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT PGA NATIONAL
PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. • June 4 - 7
 

 KIM CAPTURES JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT PGA NATIONAL TITLE

Newell snags first-ever American Junior Golf Association victory

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.Andrew Kim of Old Tappan, N.J., maintained his lead to win with a 6-under-par 210 after the final round of the Junior All-Star at PGA National Thursday. In the Girls Division, A.J. Newell of Tampa, Fla., finished at 8-over-par 224. For both Kim and Newell, this event marks their first-ever victories with the AJGA. 

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Junior All-Star at PGA National was a 54-hole stroke play event held at PGA National Resort & Spa – Haig Course. The 82-player field featured players from 17 states and Canada. The course was played at 5,856 yards in the Girls Division and 6,640 yards in the Boys Division.

            Kim set the bar high with his first two rounds of the tournament, posting a 9-under-par 63 and 3-under-par 69, respectively. His first round Tuesday established a new junior course record at PGA National’s Haig Course. He said that his final round was rough but that his two-day lead helped him relax in the final round.

            “This tournament gave me confidence that I can play with the best juniors around,” Kim said. “I learned how to finish with a big lead.”

            Blake Olson of Pensacola, Fla., finished second, recording a 1-under-par 215. John Boehme of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., claimed third place with a tournament total of even-par 216. Also in the Boys Division, McKeehanon Rue of Athens, Tenn., and Blake Biddle of St. Charles, Ill., tied for fourth with 2-over-par 218s.  

In the Girls Division, Newell birdied five holes to shoot 31 on the front nine – her lowest ever nine-hole score – and brought the round home with a 2-over-par 74 to win the tournament.

“It feels really good to play my first event and win,” Newell said. “Now when I go to more tournaments, I know I can win them.”

            Karen Chung of Livingston, N.J., shot an 11-over-par 227 tournament total for second place. Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., followed close behind in third with a 13-over-par 229 total for the week.

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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information about the Junior All-Star at PGA National, please contact National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 

 
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Weekly Results
EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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