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

Media Score RIO GRANDE, P.R. -- Final 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
1 * Jason Roets
2011
(South Africa) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 72-70-75--217
2 Julian Lerda
2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina 78-72-67--217
T3 Wilson Bateman
2011
Spruce Grove, Alberta 68-71-79--218
3 George Cunningham
2014
Tucson, Ariz. 71-75-72--218
5 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 75-73-71--219
T6 Cyril Suk
2011
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 73-75-72--220
6 Victor Doka
2011
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 74-72-74--220
T8 Jose Rodriguez Borras lll
2011
Salinas, P.R. 74-76-71--221
8 Eloy Gonzalez
2012
Laredo, Texas 68-77-76--221
8 Maxime Blandin
2012
(Martinique (French)) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 79-73-69--221
8 James Yoon
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 69-75-77--221
12 Tae Wan Lee
2013
Orlando, Fla. 74-75-73--222
13 Austin Powell
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 72-76-75--223
T14 Jack Maguire
2013
St Petersburg, Fla. 73-72-79--224
14 Maclain Huge
2012
Lovettsville, Va. 74-75-75--224
14 Byoung Jun Chung
2011
(South Korea) Rosario, Argentina 71-79-74--224
14 Harrison Winger
2012
Orlando, Fla. 71-75-78--224
14 Joe Lewis
2011
Savannah, Ga. 77-74-73--224
14 Ryan Jahn
2013
Jupiter, Fla. 71-77-76--224
T20 Patrick-Reilly McMahon
2012
Santa Maria, Calif. 73-79-73--225
20 Juan Benitez
2011
Puebla, Mexico 74-75-76--225
20 Jay Pinkos
2011
Clifton, Va. 76-75-74--225
20 Emilio Maurer
2013
Puebla, Mexico 73-74-78--225
T24 Marcus Plunkett
2012
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 75-77-74--226
24 Michael Davis
2014
Newtown Square, Pa. 77-76-73--226
26 Talin Rajendranath
2011
San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago 76-76-75--227
T27 Trey Valentine
2011
Melbourne, Fla. 74-77-77--228
27 Sean Kelly
2011
Staten Island, N.Y. 76-77-75--228
27 Preston Standley
2012
Plano, Texas 76-77-75--228
T30 Kyle Perettine
2011
Boca Raton, Fla. 77-74-78--229
30 Parker Jones
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 77-77-75--229
32 Marcel Puyat
2011
Indio, Calif. 74-83-73--230
33 Rigel Fernandes
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 76-72-83--231
T34 Carlos Kim
2011
Chula Vista, Calif. 74-79-79--232
34 Dylan Healey
2012
Franklin, Tenn. 75-81-76--232
34 Frederick Thon
2014
Gurabo, P.R. 78-80-74--232
T37 Adam Colwell
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 76-80-77--233
37 Juan Veloza
2013
Cali, Colombia 78-74-81--233
T39 RayVaun Christenson
2012
Ozark, Mo. 78-77-80--235
39 Santiago Lopez
2014
Boca Del Rio, Mexico 82-76-77--235
39 Jorge Gonzalez
2011
Trujillo Alto, P.R. 78-79-78--235
42 Anibal Kim
2011
(Paraguay) Bradenton, Fla. 81-79-76--236
T43 Aaron Whalen
2015
Ephrata, Wash. 80-80-77--237
43 Cristobal Del Solar
2012
Viña Del Mar, Chile 84-76-77--237
45 Jose Hernandez
2013
Dominican Republic 75-83-80--238
T46 Andrew Baez
2013
Guaynabo, P.R. 81-79-80--240
46 Brock Bolton
2012
Salem, Ill. 78-80-82--240
T48 Mark Reilly
2013
Babylon, N.Y. 79-83-79--241
48 Woody Woodward
2013
Fairmont, W.Va. 79-81-81--241
48 Kevin Foley
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 84-81-76--241
T51 Andrew Whalen
2012
Ephrata, Wash. 78-78-86--242
51 Edward Figueroa
2012
Naples, Fla. 78-83-81--242
51 Jared Carver
2012
Weston, Fla. 90-79-73--242
54 Charles Valluzzo
2011
Charleston, S.C. 82-81-81--244
55 Oliver Vaidis
2012
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 82-83-80--245
T56 Zach Botts
2013
Jonesborough, Tenn. 80-77-89--246
56 Matthew Plunkett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 81-82-83--246
58 Michael Hocker II
2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. 84-80-83--247
59 Jose Cardona
2015
Guaynabo, P.R. 79-87-83--249
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Preston Flick
2012
Douglasville, Ga.
76-82-DQ - Rule 6-6d
  * Won via sudden-death playoff
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Monifa Sealy
2011
(Trinidad and Tobago) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 73-71-74--218
T2 Giovana Maymon
2014
Huixquilucan, Mexico 73-72-74--219
2 Patricia Garcia
2011
Guaynabo, P.R. 73-75-71--219
T4 Nicole Quinn
2011
Windermere, Fla. 74-73-75--222
4 Maria Torres
2013
San Juan, P.R. 75-76-71--222
6 Kailey Walsh
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 74-77-75--226
T7 Elizabeth Doty
2013
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 79-73-76--228
7 Paola Robles
2012
Aguadilla, P.R. 77-75-76--228
9 Ashley Holder
2013
Orlando, Fla. 79-77-73--229
10 Kayli Quinton
2012
Cypress, Texas 79-74-77--230
11 Tatiana Pineda
2014
Bogota, Colombia 78-78-75--231
12 Aliea Clark
2014
Carlsbad, Calif. 76-76-80--232
13 Yingzhou Yun
2012
(China) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 77-79-78--234
14 Catherine Herrera
2011
Houston, Texas 84-76-76--236
15 Christina Ocampo
2012
Delray Beach, Fla. 78-83-78--239
16 Julie Steinbauer
2013
Doral, Fla. 85-85-80--250
17 Yudika Rodriguez Borras
2015
Salinas, P.R. 86-82-87--255
18 Gabriela Santini
2014
San Juan, P.R. 87-97-94--278
 

Roets, Sealy Claim Titles at Inaugural Puerto Rico Junior Open
South African's playoff victory secures invitation to PGA TOUR's Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Jason Roets of South Africa survived a sudden-death playoff Monday to win the inaugural Puerto Rico Junior Open, while Monifa Sealy of Trinidad & Tobago won the Girls Division at Trump International Golf Club’s Championship Course. Both players are students of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, official partner of the American Junior Golf Association.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Trump International Golf Club's Championship Course, the Puerto Rico Junior Open was a 54-hole stroke play competition. The field featured 78 juniors from 17 countries and 15 U. S. states, as well as 10 players from Puerto Rico. The par-72 Championship Course played to 7,198 yards for the boys and 6,087 yards for the girls.

Roets and Julian Lerda of Buenos Aires, Argentina, finished 54 holes tied at 1-over-par 217 and went to a sudden-death playoff to determine the champion. After Lerda's six-foot par putt skirted the hole, Roets sank a three-footer to seal the victory.

“I don't really have words,” Roets said. “It's a great feeling.”

With his victory, Roets receives an invitation to play in the PGA TOUR's Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com, scheduled for March 10-13. Roets will play the same golf course, set up with the same yardages and hole locations as he saw this week at the Puerto Rico Junior Open.

“It's a dream come true early for me,” Roets said. “I'd have never dreamed of it before, but now that it's happening, I'm ready for the TOUR event.”

Getting to the playoff took some excellent play by Roets and Lerda. Roets shot a final-round 75 to come from three shots back, while Lerda shot the tournament-low round of 5-under-par 67 to erase an 11-stroke deficit.

Second-round leader Wilson Bateman of Spruce Grove, Alberta, and George Cunningham of Litchfield Park, Ariz., finished one shot back in a tie for third at 2-over-par 218. Emiliano Grillo of Argentina finished fifth at 3-over-par 219.

In the Girls Division, Sealy began the final round with a one-stroke lead, but found herself trailing Patricia Garcia of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, late in the day. That changed quickly, however, as Sealy made birdie at 17, while Garcia bogeyed the 18th. The two-shot swing gave Sealy a one-shot cushion, which she held with a par at 18 to finish at 2-over-par 218.

Of her crucial birdie at 17, Sealy said, “I hit it to two feet. I was in the fairway, 115 yards out, and I thought ‘It's all or nothing now.' When I heard everyone clapping I was like, ‘Yes!'”

After fighting her way out of a recent slump, Sealy was thrilled with her first AJGA victory.

“I feel 100 pounds lighter today,” Sealy said. “I feel relief and happiness. I was playing great last year, but my last three tournaments my game was in a rut.”

Sealy also was glad to pick up a win near her home in Trinidad & Tobago.

“I'm really happy because Trinidad and Puerto Rico have a big rivalry,” she said. “Last year, Patricia (Garcia) beat me by one at the Caribbean Amateur Junior.”

This time, Garcia finished one behind Sealy, where she tied for second with Giovana Maymon of Huixquilucan, Mexico, at 3-over-par 219. The three girls all shared the lead after the first round, and they stayed close throughout the weekend.

Tied for fourth were Maria Torres of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and Nicole Quinn of Windermere, Fla., at 6-over-par 222.

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2
Norman Xiong
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T
3
Cole Madey
69
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69
T
3
J. Michiel Eyre
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Girls
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T
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70
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Boys
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140
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Girls
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142
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144
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3
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146
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3
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146
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3
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146
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