PUERTO RICO JUNIOR OPEN
Trump International Golf Club
Rio Grande, P.R. • January 14 - 17

Media Score RIO GRANDE, P.R. -- First Round results from the Puerto Rico Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Trump International Golf Club.
Boys Par: 0-0--0. Yardage: 0. Rating: 0. Slope: 0
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6124. Rating: 75.3. Slope: 130

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Eloy Gonzalez
2012
Laredo, Texas 34-34--68
1 Wilson Bateman
2011
Spruce Grove, Alberta 34-34--68
3 James Yoon
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 34-35--69
T4 Ryan Jahn
2013
Jupiter, Fla. 38-33--71
4 George Cunningham
2014
Tucson, Ariz. 36-35--71
4 Byoung Jun Chung
2011
(South Korea) Rosario, Argentina 35-36--71
4 Harrison Winger
2012
Orlando, Fla. 35-36--71
T8 Austin Powell
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 34-38--72
8 Jason Roets
2011
(South Africa) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 36-36--72
T10 Jack Maguire
2013
St Petersburg, Fla. 38-35--73
10 Patrick-Reilly McMahon
2012
Santa Maria, Calif. 38-35--73
10 Cyril Suk
2011
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 37-36--73
10 Emilio Maurer
2013
Puebla, Mexico 37-36--73
T14 Jose Rodriguez Borras lll
2011
Salinas, P.R. 40-34--74
14 Victor Doka
2011
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 38-36--74
14 Tae Wan Lee
2013
Orlando, Fla. 41-33--74
14 Carlos Kim
2011
Chula Vista, Calif. 39-35--74
14 Trey Valentine
2011
Melbourne, Fla. 38-36--74
14 Juan Benitez
2011
Puebla, Mexico 35-39--74
14 Marcel Puyat
2011
Indio, Calif. 37-37--74
14 Maclain Huge
2012
Lovettsville, Va. 40-34--74
T22 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 36-39--75
22 Marcus Plunkett
2012
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 36-39--75
22 Dylan Healey
2012
Franklin, Tenn. 38-37--75
22 Jose Hernandez
2013
Dominican Republic 38-37--75
T26 Talin Rajendranath
2011
San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago 38-38--76
26 Rigel Fernandes
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 39-37--76
26 Sean Kelly
2011
Staten Island, N.Y. 39-37--76
26 Jay Pinkos
2011
Clifton, Va. 37-39--76
26 Adam Colwell
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 39-37--76
26 Preston Standley
2012
Plano, Texas 37-39--76
T33 Kyle Perettine
2011
Boca Raton, Fla. 38-39--77
33 Joe Lewis
2011
Savannah, Ga. 38-39--77
33 Michael Davis
2014
Newtown Square, Pa. 38-39--77
33 Parker Jones
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 38-39--77
T37 Brock Bolton
2012
Salem, Ill. 42-36--78
37 Juan Veloza
2013
Cali, Colombia 38-40--78
37 Jorge Gonzalez
2011
Trujillo Alto, P.R. 40-38--78
37 Frederick Thon
2014
Gurabo, P.R. 39-39--78
37 Edward Figueroa
2012
Naples, Fla. 40-38--78
37 Andrew Whalen
2012
Ephrata, Wash. 39-39--78
37 RayVaun Christenson
2012
Ozark, Mo. 39-39--78
37 Julian Lerda
2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina 40-38--78
T45 Jose Cardona
2015
Guaynabo, P.R. 39-40--79
45 Woody Woodward
2013
Fairmont, W.Va. 40-39--79
45 Maxime Blandin
2012
(Martinique (French)) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 40-39--79
45 Mark Reilly
2013
Babylon, N.Y. 38-41--79
T49 Zach Botts
2013
Jonesborough, Tenn. 40-40--80
49 Aaron Whalen
2015
Ephrata, Wash. 39-41--80
T51 Matthew Plunkett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 39-42--81
51 Andrew Baez
2013
Guaynabo, P.R. 39-42--81
51 Anibal Kim
2011
(Paraguay) Bradenton, Fla. 42-39--81
T54 Oliver Vaidis
2012
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 45-37--82
54 Santiago Lopez
2014
Boca Del Rio, Mexico 43-39--82
54 Charles Valluzzo
2011
Charleston, S.C. 40-42--82
T57 Kevin Foley
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 44-40--84
57 Michael Hocker II
2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. 43-41--84
57 Cristobal Del Solar
2012
Viρa Del Mar, Chile 40-44--84
60 Jared Carver
2012
Weston, Fla. 47-43--90
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Preston Flick
2012
Douglasville, Ga.
76-82-DQ - Rule 6-6d
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Giovana Maymon
2014
Huixquilucan, Mexico 39-34--73
1 Monifa Sealy
2011
(Trinidad and Tobago) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 37-36--73
1 Patricia Garcia
2011
Guaynabo, P.R. 36-37--73
T4 Kailey Walsh
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 36-38--74
4 Nicole Quinn
2011
Windermere, Fla. 39-35--74
6 Maria Torres
2013
San Juan, P.R. 37-38--75
7 Aliea Clark
2014
Carlsbad, Calif. 39-37--76
T8 Yingzhou Yun
2012
(China) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 39-38--77
8 Paola Robles
2012
Aguadilla, P.R. 40-37--77
T10 Christina Ocampo
2012
Delray Beach, Fla. 40-38--78
10 Tatiana Pineda
2014
Bogota, Colombia 37-41--78
T12 Kayli Quinton
2012
Cypress, Texas 40-39--79
12 Elizabeth Doty
2013
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 39-40--79
12 Ashley Holder
2013
Orlando, Fla. 39-40--79
15 Catherine Herrera
2011
Houston, Texas 42-42--84
16 Julie Steinbauer
2013
Doral, Fla. 43-42--85
17 Yudika Rodriguez Borras
2015
Salinas, P.R. 43-43--86
18 Gabriela Santini
2014
San Juan, P.R. 45-42--87
 

Gonzalez, Bateman Share Boys' Lead at Puerto Rico Junior Open
Puerto Rico's Garcia tied with Sealy, Maymon atop girls' leaderboard

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Eloy Gonzalez of Laredo, Texas, and Wilson Bateman of Spruce Grove, Alberta, each fired a 4-under-par 68 Saturday to claim the boys' first-round lead at the Puerto Rico Junior Open, while Patricia Garcia of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Monifa Sealy of Trinidad & Tobago, and Giovana Maymon of Huixquilucan, Mexico, share the girls' lead at 1-over-par 73.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Trump International Golf Club — Championship Course, the Puerto Rico Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke play competition. The field features 78 juniors from 16 countries and 15 U.S. states, as well as 10 players from Puerto Rico. The par-72 Championship Course plays to 7,198 yards for the boys and 6,087 yards for the girls.

Gonzalez drew the day's first tee time and set the bar for the boys' field by posting a 4-under-par 68. After making bogey on his first hole, he rallied with five birdies throughout the remainder of his round.

“It's a big accomplishment for me,” Gonzalez said of sharing the first-round lead. “I'll get a lot of confidence from this. I'll stay with my routine tomorrow and be aggressive when I can be.”

Bateman matched Gonzalez's score after firing a bogey-free round with four birdies.

Trailing by one stroke is James Yoon of Paraguay at 3-under-par 69. Tied for fourth place at 1-under-par 71 are George Cunningham of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Byoung Jun Chung of Rosario, Argentina, Harrison Winger of Orlando, Fla., and Ryan Jahn of Jupiter, Fla.

Puerto Rico's Garcia shares the lead among the girls at 1-over-par 73, thanks to three birdies in her opening round.

“It's an honor to be leading a tournament in my home,” she said. “It's an incredible opportunity for Puerto Rico to have the AJGA here.”

Garcia's first birdie of the day came at the 165-yard, par-3 eighth hole, where she nearly made a hole-in-one and left herself with a three-foot putt.

Maymon shares the lead after making three birdies in a row on Nos. 13, 14 and 15.

“I wasn't playing too great on the front nine, but I just calmed down a little, started thinking positive and hitting more greens,” Maymon said.

Sealy also made three birdies, but said she lost opportunities for more by missing some short putts. With a pair of late birdies on 15 and 16, she received a shot of confidence for the second round.

Garcia, Maymon and Sealy lead by one shot over Kailey Walsh of Boca Raton, Fla., and Nicole Quinn of Windermere, Fla., who are tied for fourth at 2-over-par 74.

Following Saturday's first round, players were treated to a clinic by Chi Chi Rodriguez, one of golf's most beloved players, and a Puerto Rico native.

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Second-round tee times run from 8 — 9:48 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Trump International Golf Club — Championship Course. For more information regarding the Puerto Rico Junior Open, contact the Tournament Headquarters at (678) 617-2424.

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