MALVERN, Pa. --
results from the CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at .
Boys Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6960. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 141 Girls Par: 35-36--71. Yardage: 6048. Rating: 75.7. Slope: 138
McLaughlin wins second CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior title Cheng goes wire-to-wire at White Manor Country Club
MALVERN, Pa. — Nick McLaughlin of New Castle, N.H., finished with a 7-over-par 220 to win the CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior. Anne Cheng of Torrance, Calif., carded a 9-over-par 222 to win in the Girls Division.
The CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior was a 54-hole stroke-play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa. The event featured 78 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 14 states and three countries. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 6,960 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 6,048 yards.
This is McLaughlin's second win at the CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior having won the event in 2009. He made only one bogey in the final round, carding an even-par 71.
“Every win is special,” McLaughlin said. “It is so hard out here with so many good players on such a tough course. To come back this year and win again is nice, because I may not be able to play this event next year when I'm starting college.”
Tied in second place were Harrison Shih of Saddle River, N.J., and Derek Bard of New Hartford, N.Y., each with an 8-over-par 221. Chris Houston of Gilford, N.H., finished fourth at 11-over-par 224, and in a tie for fifth were David Long of Catonsville, Md., and Kyle Martin of Ambler, Pa., at 12-over-par 225.
Cheng, a 2010 Rolex Junior All-American, led the Girls Division all three rounds. She hit every fairway in the final round and made four birdies, going back-to-back on Nos. 11 and 12.
“During that period of time my putting was really good,” Cheng said. “I wasn't nervous today; I was just trying to play as I did yesterday and the day before.”
In second place was Taylor Totland of Tinton Falls, N.J., with a 14-over-par 227, and finishing in third was Kuriko Tsukiyama of West New York, N.J., at 16-over-par 229.
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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.