AJGA APAWAMIS JUNIOR
The Apawamis Club
Rye, N.Y. • August 9 - 12

Media Score RYE, N.Y. -- Final results from the AJGA Apawamis Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Apawamis Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6525. Rating: 72. Slope: 139
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5837. Rating: 74.7. Slope: 134

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Bennett Lavin
2011
Deerfield, Ill. 70-72-71--213
2 Charles Edler
2011
Fair Haven, N.J. 79-68-70--217
3 Anthony Alex
2013
Saint Augustine, Fla. 74-71-74--219
4 Dylan Murray
2010
Westport, Conn. 71-75-74--220
5 Colin McDade
2011
Rye, N.Y. 72-74-75--221
6 Brian Starker
2011
Purchase, N.Y. 71-74-77--222
7 Benjamin DeForest
2012
Cottekill, N.Y. 71-72-80--223
8 Chris Wiatr
2011
Woodbury, Conn. 78-75-71--224
9 Derrick Kim
2011
Congers, N.Y. 72-75-79--226
10 Theo Humphrey
2014
Greenwich, Conn. 77-74-76--227
T11 Daniel Myers
2011
Ridgefield, Conn. 79-75-74--228
11 Mark Reilly
2013
Babylon, N.Y. 76-75-77--228
T13 Timothy Colanta
2015
Reunion, Fla. 78-75-76--229
13 Dillon Corbo
2010
Montville, N.J. 80-75-74--229
T15 Matthew Long
2011
East Stroudsburg, Pa. 77-79-74--230
15 Michael Heda
2013
Weston, Fla. 80-74-76--230
15 Jonathan Gerrard
2012
Highland Park, Ill. 76-79-75--230
15 Nicky Buenaventura
2011
Weston, Mass. 75-76-79--230
19 Joshua Martin
2015
Pinehurst, N.C. 76-83-72--231
T20 Meechai Padungsiriseth
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 79-79-74--232
20 James  Kennedy
2011
Rye, N.Y. 76-76-80--232
20 Brian  Tohir
2011
New Canaan, Conn. 76-80-76--232
20 Michael Lee
2013
(South Korea) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 77-78-77--232
20 Jack Maerki
2011
Brightwaters, N.Y. 79-78-75--232
T25 Brian Jurkiewicz
2011
Hamburg, N.Y. 77-80-76--233
25 Ryan Simpson
2011
Mechanicville, N.Y. 74-78-81--233
27 Danny Guise
2013
Greenwich, Conn. 73-77-85--235
T28 Luke Edelman
2012
Mahwah, N.J. 80-79-77--236
28 Stuart Kaufman
2010
Armonk, N.Y. 73-80-83--236
28 Jonathan Greb
2011
Weston, Mass. 78-80-78--236
28 Christopher Swift
2011
New Canaan, Conn. 80-80-76--236
T32 Kevin Rawding
2011
Convent Station, N.J. 77-77-83--237
32 Robert Gibbons
2010
Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 78-83-76--237
32 Michael DiTursi
2012
Rye, N.Y. 79-81-77--237
32 Joseph D'Amato
2011
Weston, Conn. 80-79-78--237
32 Stephen Pastore
2012
Greenwich, Conn. 74-81-82--237
37 Paul Toohey
2010
Yonkers, N.Y. 87-75-76--238
T38 Tommy  Halpern
2011
Greenwich , Conn. 78-81-80--239
38 Bhuvan Potluri
2011
Irvine, Calif. 79-81-79--239
40 Nicholas Pandelena
2012
Atkinson, N.H. 78-79-83--240
T41 Hyung Mo Kim
2011
Norwood, N.J. 82-84-75--241
41 Spencer Sautin
2011
Ballston Lake, N.Y. 81-80-80--241
43 Teddy  Bugniazet
2011
Rye, N.Y. 83-80-79--242
T44 Matt DeGiorgio
2011
Mansfield, Mass. 86-78-79--243
44 Harrison Shih
2012
Saddle River, N.J. 74-84-85--243
44 Will Caro
2011
Weston, Mass. 77-79-87--243
T47 Kirk Massie
2011
Westport, Conn. 76-84-84--244
47 Conor McGovern
2011
Darien, Conn. 81-83-80--244
47 Francis Ellis
2011
Croton On Hudson, N.Y. 81-82-81--244
T50 John Louie
2011
Salinas, Calif. 79-78-88--245
50 Cal Hedberg
2011
Newington, Conn. 87-79-79--245
T52 William Anderson
2011
Atlanta, Ga. 85-84-77--246
52 Brian Wolgast
2011
Westport, Conn. 83-78-85--246
T54 Chris Yeom
2015
New Hyde Park, N.Y. 80-80-87--247
54 Jesse Perkins
2012
West Babylon, N.Y. 85-83-79--247
T56 Shane Malloy
2011
Rye, N.Y. 83-85-81--249
56 Daniel Knight
2011
Montreal, Quebec 84-82-83--249
58 Dylan Petrich
2011
London, United Kingdom 80-85-86--251
59 Scott Kim
2013
River Edge, N.J. 83-85-85--253
T60 Tyler Lovato
2011
Westminster, Colo. 84-82-88--254
60 Brodie Vogler
2011
Cornwallville, N.Y. 81-86-87--254
T62 Staton Pruitt
2011
Columbia, S.C. 87-87-82--256
62 Shane Kennedy
2011
Pearl River, N.Y. 85-85-86--256
64 Matthew Quartner
2011
Scarsdale, N.Y. 88-84-85--257
65 Michael Blair
2011
New York, N.Y. 82-94-85--261
T66 John Beyer
2011
Rye, N.Y. 89-81-93--263
66 Connor Pike
2011
Port Chester, N.Y. 87-88-88--263
-
Luke DeNigris
2011
Huntington, N.Y.
82-JWD
-
Jonathan Farber
2011
Plainview, N.Y.
82-86-JWD
-
Alex Lagowitz
2011
Livingston, N.J.
81-94-QWD
-
James Romanelli
2011
Southport, Conn.
98-DQ - Rule 6-3a
-
Graham Topol
2010
Harrison, N.Y.
83-78-QWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Juliet Vongphoumy
2011
Providence, R.I. 69-71-73--213
2 Cindy Ha
2014
Demarest, N.J. 75-76-76--227
3 Yu Liu
2013
Beijing, China 76-80-74--230
4 Joyce Kim
2011
Carlsbad, Calif. 76-80-77--233
5 Haley Haught
2011
Austin, Texas 78-77-81--236
6 Scotland Preston
2012
Mountainside, N.J. 80-78-79--237
7 Hanna Lee
2014
Cincinnati, Ohio 76-82-80--238
8 Brooke Nethercott
2012
Greenwich, Conn. 81-79-79--239
T9 Juliette Garay
2012
La Jolla, Calif. 76-83-81--240
9 Regan Simeone
2012
Milton, Mass. 78-81-81--240
11 Alison Eleey
2012
Quincy, Mass. 80-82-80--242
12 Hana Ku
2013
Basking Ridge, N.J. 82-78-84--244
T13 Esther Park
2010
Closter, N.J. 75-84-86--245
13 Momo Sakuragi
2012
Irvine, Calif. 84-80-81--245
T15 Alice Lee Kwon
2011
Buena Park, Calif. 82-84-83--249
15 August Kim
2013
St Augustine, Fla. 86-79-84--249
15 Christie Lin
2011
Calgary, Alberta 81-86-82--249
T18 Alexandra Perez
2011
Miami, Fla. 86-83-82--251
18 Maria Mancini
2012
Poland, Ohio 83-83-85--251
20 Anne Troy
2012
Stamford, Conn. 84-82-86--252
21 Victoria DeGroodt
2011
Walden, N.Y 87-82-84--253
22 Isabelle Galantino
2011
Westbury, N.Y. 91-79-84--254
23 Michelle Peng
2011
West Harrison, N.Y. 85-90-83--258
24 Stefanie Mitchell
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 90-86-83--259
25 Mary Funk
2011
Nashville, Tenn. 84-92-85--261
26 Kristin Wright
2011
Winnetka, Ill. 87-88-92--267
-
Tina Chang
2012
Mineola, N.Y.
-DQ 6-6D
 

Vongphoumy Stays Calm On Her Way to 3rd Straight AJGA Win at the AJGA Apawamis Junior
Lavin puts it all together to win first ever AJGA event at The Apawamis Club

RYE, N.Y. — Juliet Vongphoumy of Providence, R.I., shot a 3-under-par 213 to take home her third straight trophy in as many appearances this year. In the Boys Division, Bennett Lavin of Deerfield, Ill., put together a solid week of golf, also shooting a 3-under-par 213, to capture his first AJGA win.

The AJGA Apawamis Junior was a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Apawamis Club. The tournament field featured 72 boys and 27 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states, the United Kingdom, China and Canada. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,525 yards while the Girls Division played at 5,837 yards.

Lavin entered the day with a one-stroke lead and despite some errant shots, was able to scramble to save par and even bogey on some key holes down the stretch.

“My short game was great today,” Lavin said. “On No. 13, I hit my second shot in the hazard and had to take a penalty, but I was able to hit a perfect wedge shot to two feet and made the putt for bogey. That really kept me going for the last few holes.”

Being a first-time champion means a lot to Lavin, who has been playing in AJGA events since 2006. He feels that he is playing some of his best golf recently and hopes the momentum of this win carries over into his upcoming events.

“I've been playing in AJGA events for a while and never won,” Lavin said. “I have been playing really well the past month and it was great to be able to put it all together for a tournament.”

Four strokes behind Lavin in second place was Charles Edler of Fair Haven, N.J., at 1-over-par 217. Finishing in third place at 3-over-par 219 was Anthony Alex of Wayne, N.J. Dylan Murray of Westport, Conn., finished in fourth with a 4-over-par 220. Rounding out the Boys Division top five was Colin McDade of Rye, N.Y., at 5-over-par 221.

This week Vongphoumy was able to keep rolling and captured her third straight victory in only three attempts. If that is not enough, she has also taken the low final-round award, a coveted Scotty Cameron putter cover, in all three appearances. But what really is impressive is her demeanor on and off the course. She is able to remain focused and not let her emotions get the better of her.

“I think my strength this week was my ability to remain calm,” Vongphoumy said. “It's easy to get frustrated out there with the challenges of this course, but staying calm was what won it for me.”

While remaining calm was a big emotional factor, her consistency throughout the week on this narrow course is the reason she is taking home a third straight trophy, PING champion bag and Scotty Cameron putter cover. Her previous victories came at the Nemacolin Junior Classic and the Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shootout.

“There are a lot of emotions running around (after winning a third straight event),” Vongphoumy said. “I was very surprised this week, but every tournament is the same mindset for me. I just tell myself to go out and play my best and have fun.”

Finishing in second at 11-over-par 227 was Cindy Ha of Demarest, N.J. Yu Liu of Beijing, China finished third with a 14-over-par 230.

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Weekly Results
Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Boys
Total
1
Norman Xiong
204
T
2
Garrett Barber
205
T
2
Kaiwen Liu
205
Girls
Total
1
Yujeong Son
207
2
Youngin Chun
208
T
3
Allyson Geer
217
T
3
Isabella Fierro
217
The PING Invitational
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
140
2
Brad Dalke
143
3
Austin Connelly
145
Girls
Total
1
Kaitlyn Papp
139
2
Angel Yin
145
T
3
Lilia Vu
146
T
3
Jillian Hollis
146
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