THUNDERBIRD INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR
Grayhawk Golf Club
Scottsdale, Ariz. • May 28 - 31

Media Score SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Second Round results from the Thunderbird International Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7112. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 143
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6275. Rating: 76.7. Slope: 138

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Anthony Paolucci
2011
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 66-69--135
2 Justin Thomas
2011
Goshen, Ky. 70-67--137
3 Patrick Cantlay
2010
Los Alamitos, Calif. 70-68--138
4 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 73-66--139
T5 Denny McCarthy
2011
Burtonsville, Md. 71-69--140
5 Gavin Hall
2013
Pittsford, N.Y. 73-67--140
5 Jordan Spieth
2011
Dallas, Texas 69-71--140
8 Franco Castro
2010
Alpharetta, Ga. 72-69--141
T9 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 71-71--142
9 Cameron  Smith
2010
Brisbane, Australia 70-72--142
T11 Jeffrey Kang
2010
Fullerton, Calif. 74-69--143
11 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 71-72--143
11 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 70-73--143
11 Nicholas Reach
2011
Moscow, Pa. 74-69--143
11 Mathias Schjoelberg
2011
Baerum, Norway 70-73--143
11 Jay Hwang
2011
San Diego, Calif. 70-73--143
11 Oliver Schniederjans
2011
Powder Springs, Ga. 69-74--143
T18 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 73-71--144
18 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 72-72--144
18 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 73-71--144
18 Matias Dominguez
2011
Santiago, Chile 72-72--144
T22 Cheng-Tsung Pan
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 76-69--145
22 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 77-68--145
22 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 75-70--145
22 Tom Lovelady
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 73-72--145
T26 Shugo Imahira
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 77-69--146
26 Cameron Wilson
2010
Rowayton, Conn. 69-77--146
T28 Oliver Carr
2011
Oxton, United Kingdom 76-71--147
28 Grayson Murray
2012
Raleigh, N.C. 75-72--147
30 Matthew Ceravolo
2011
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 72-76--148
T31 Andrew Knox
2010
Cary, N.C. 77-72--149
31 Marcel Puyat
2011
Indio, Calif. 75-74--149
31 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 75-74--149
T34 Drew Czuchry
2010
Auburn, Ga. 77-73--150
34 Adam Strom
2013
Goteborg, Sweden 81-69--150
T36 Seb Crookall-Nixon
2012
Cockermouth, United Kingdom 78-73--151
36 Payne Denman
2010
Riverwatch, Tenn. 78-73--151
36 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 75-76--151
36 Preston Valder
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 74-77--151
T40 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 76-76--152
40 Zachary Herr
2013
New Hope, Pa. 75-77--152
43 Luis Ballesca
2012
Mexico City, Mexico 81-74--155
44 Daniel Lee
2011
Valencia, Calif. 76-80--156
45 Riku Saito
2011
Tokyo, Japan 78-79--157
T46 Oscar Lengdén
2011
Rydebäck, Sweden 77-83--160
46 Kyle Lewis
2010
Shawnee, Okla. 81-79--160
48 Ben Itterman
2010
Carlsbad, Calif. 86-84--170
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Jianfeng Ye
2010
ShenZhen, China
77-76-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Rachel Morris
2010
Carlsbad, Calif. 71-71--142
1 Laetitia Beck
2010
Caesarea, Israel 73-69--142
3 Victoria Tanco
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 73-70--143
T4 Stephanie Meadow
2010
Jordanstown, Northern Ireland 72-73--145
4 Yueer Cindy Feng
2014
Orlando, Fla. 72-73--145
T6 Alison Lee
2013
Valencia, Calif. 77-69--146
6 Luz Alejandra Cangrejo
2010
Bogota, Colombia 74-72--146
6 Kristen Park
2011
Buena Park, Calif. 72-74--146
6 Ani Gulugian
2010
Irvine, Calif. 75-71--146
6 Erynne Lee
2011
Silverdale, Wash. 74-72--146
T11 Jessica Korda
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 75-72--147
11 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 72-75--147
T13 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 75-73--148
13 Gabriela Lopez
2012
Mexico City, Mexico 77-71--148
T16 Christina Mew
2010
Brisbane, Australia 77-73--150
16 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 74-76--150
16 Kelly Shon
2010
Port Washington, N.Y. 75-75--150
16 Madelene Sagström
2011
Enköping, Sweden 76-74--150
20 Banchalee Theinthong
2010
Bangkok, Thailand 79-72--151
T21 Emma Talley
2012
Princeton, Ky. 79-73--152
21 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 77-75--152
T23 Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 81-73--154
23 Johanna Tillstrom
2011
Täby, Sweden 75-79--154
T25 Casey Grice
2010
College Station, Texas 78-77--155
25 Tiffany Lim
2011
San Jose, Calif. 79-76--155
25 Megumi Takahashi
2015
Nagano, Japan 81-74--155
T28 Lindsey Weaver
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 78-78--156
28 Doris Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 80-76--156
30 Simin Feng
2013
Windermere, Fla. 86-85--171
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Alex Stewart
2010
Peoria, Ariz.
73-75-JWD
 

Paolucci Maintains Lead with Second Straight Sub-Par Round at Thunderbird International Junior
Beck fires back, joins Morris on top of Girls Division leaderboard

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Anthony Paolucci of Del Mar, Calif., fended off a slew of competitors Sunday, carding a second-round 69 to stay in control of the Boys Division at 9-under-par heading into the final round of the Thunderbird International Junior. In the Girls Division, Laetitia Beck of Caesarea, Israel, carded seven birdies en route to a 3-under par 69 to claim a share of the second-round lead at 2-under-par 142 with first-round leader Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Calif.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the 11th annual Thunderbird International Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event being played at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course. The 78-player field features 48 boys and 30 girls, ages 12-18, from 18 states and 15 countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 layout at 7,112 yards while the Girls Division is playing at 6,275 yards.

Paolucci continued his onslaught on the Raptor Course, beginning his day with birdies on Nos. 10 and 11, before adding two more at 14 and 15. A bogey on the 18th left him with an outward nine of 33, but additional errors on Nos. 2 and 3 would temporarily drop the Southern Cal commit from the lead.

“I made a bad decision on No. 18 and made bogey, then I three-putted Nos. 2 and 3, so I was a little shaky after that,” he said.

Paolucci managed to rally, carding birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 to regain the lead and finish at 3-under-par 69, two strokes ahead of the field.

“I knew I needed to finish strong because I saw Justin [Thomas] and a couple other guys who are playing good golf, so the birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 and a good putt on No. 9 really helped me finish strong.”

Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., currently sits in second at 7-under-par after firing a second-round 67, while Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos, Calif., is in third place at 6-under-par 138. Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., carded the low round of the day, a 6-under-par 66, to move into fourth place.

Jordan Spieth of Dallas joins Gavin Hall of Pittsford, N.Y., and Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville, Md., in a tie for fifth at 4-under-par 140.

In the Girls Division, first-round leader Morris survived a roller-coaster round in the desert, carding six birdies to five bogeys. Morris cited a solid short game as a key factor in keeping her hopes of a second AJGA invitational victory alive heading into Monday's final round.

“I take more good away from today's round because I made more birdies than I did yesterday, so I know I can do it and it gave me more confidence,” Morris said. “I was putting really well and I thought overall I was playing pretty solid, so if I can eliminate some of those bogeys tomorrow then I think I'll be in good shape.”

For Beck, solid putting led to seven birdies and enabled the Israeli-native to surge back into competition after finishing the first round two shots back in a tie for sixth. After strong finishes in her two previous events, Beck said her expectations were high coming into the Memorial Day event.

“Of course I want to win,” Beck said. “Almost anyone can win, so I want to win and I think I'm able to win. I just have to play well.”

One stroke back in third place is two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year Victoria Tanco of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at 1-under-par 143. Defending champion Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., is tied for fourth place with Stephanie Meadow of Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, at 1-over-par 145.

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 30 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.

As in the past, Callaway Golf lends its support to the event. Other major sponsors are the Thunderbirds, the Phil and Amy Mickelson Charitable Fund, Grayhawk Golf Club and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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.

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Final-round tee times will run from 7:15 — 9:03 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course. For more information, please contact Tournament Headquarters at (480) 502-3181.

 
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