ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. • June 16 - 19
 


SHIN FIRES 3-UNDER-PAR 69, SITS ALONE ATOP THE ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD
Seven players within three shots of the lead at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. — Jenny Shin of Torrance, Calif., carded a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday to take a one-shot lead at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship over Tiffany Lim of San Jose, Calif. Despite her steady play, she has her work cut out for her as she battles a tough field which features 23 Rolex Junior All-Americans.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship is 54-hole stroke play event being held at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The tournament field features 78 of the best junior girl golfers in the nation, ages 12-18, from 15 states, Colombia, Mexico and Canada. The par-72 course is playing at 6,207 yards.

Shin, a two-time Rolex Junior All American and the champion at 2009 Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow Golf Club, carded four birdies on the day at hole Nos. 3, 9, 10 and 17. She came into the first round with one thing in mind: fairways and greens. Her plan was executed to near perfection.

“I only missed one fairway all day,” Shin said. “I didn't try to make a lot of birdies; I just had a few lucky shots that ended up working out for me.”

With seven players nipping closely at her heels she is trying to stay focused on the task at hand.

“I'm not going to get carried away by being the leader,” Shin said. “It's the first day of the tournament and I can't overlook the next two rounds.”

Following closely behind Shin is Lim, who shot a 2-under-par 70 and is sitting in second. Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., is two shots off the lead after carding a 1-under-par 71. Emily Tubert of Burbank, Calif., Victoria Tanco of Bradenton, Fla., Emma Lavy of Fayetteville, Ark., Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., and Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai of Bradenton, Fla., are all tied at fourth at even-par 72.

Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. Along with sponsoring the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, Rolex is also the title partner of the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the proprietors of the Rolex Junior All-America Teams.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 25 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. 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.

Second-round tee times for the Rolex Girls Junior Championship will run from 7- 8:51 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees Thursday at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. For more information, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (858) 756-1182 ext. 117.

 
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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
Ryan Gerard
137
T
2
Matthew Giles
138
T
2
Cooper Sears
138
T
2
Goodman Rudolph
138
T
2
Nick Giles
138
Girls
Total
T
1
Olivia Cason
137
T
1
Amanda Doherty
137
3
Abigail Heck
139
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
T
1
Issei Tanabe
139
T
1
Ryan McCoy
139
3
Alexander Pak
141
Girls
Total
T
1
Angella Then
143
T
1
Brittany Park
143
3
Kailie Vongsaga
144
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
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