THE PING INVITATIONAL
Karsten Creek
Stillwater, Okla. • October 7 - 10

Media Score STILLWATER, Okla. -- Final results from the The PING Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Karsten Creek.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7388. Rating: 77.1. Slope: 152
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6291. Rating: 78.5. Slope: 146

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 AJ McInerney
2012
Henderson, Nev. 74-69-71--214
2 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 75-74-67--216
3 Matthew NeSmith
2012
North Augusta, S.C. 73-74-71--218
4 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 69-80-70--219
5 Taylor Moore
2012
Edmond, Okla. 74-73-74--221
6 Scott Scheffler
2014
Dallas, Texas 75-75-73--223
7 Brad Dalke
2016
Hobart, Okla. 78-75-72--225
T8 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 74-76-76--226
8 Vincent Martino
2012
Southlake, Texas 73-76-77--226
T10 Jonathan Sanders
2012
Chatsworth, Calif. 80-76-71--227
10 David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas 81-75-71--227
T12 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 75-78-75--228
12 Daniel Chian
2012
Covina, Calif. 79-74-75--228
12 Jim Liu
2013
Smithtown, N.Y. 80-80-68--228
12 Doug Ghim
2014
Arlington Heights, Ill. 78-74-76--228
12 Nicolas Echavarria
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 75-79-74--228
17 Chase Koepka
2012
Lake Worth, Fla. 76-76-77--229
18 Matt Gilchrest
2013
Southlake, Texas 75-79-76--230
19 Cameron Champ
2014
Sacramento, Calif. 78-78-75--231
T20 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 76-79-77--232
20 Henry Do
2013
Canton, Mich. 81-77-74--232
20 Zachary Wright
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 79-76-77--232
T23 Jacob Fair
2012
Monett, Mo. 84-77-72--233
23 Stratton Nolen
2013
Austin, Texas 82-74-77--233
23 John Lee
2012
Los Alamitos, Calif. 75-80-78--233
T26 Jordan Niebrugge
2012
Mequon, Wis. 88-73-73--234
26 Lee McCoy
2012
Clarkesville, Ga. 82-75-77--234
26 James Yoon
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 79-77-78--234
26 Chad Cox
2012
Charlotte, N.C. 83-75-76--234
26 Beau Hossler
2013
Mission Viejo, Calif. 79-76-79--234
26 Nicolo Galletti
2013
Phoenix, Ariz. 79-78-77--234
T32 Joshua Lee
2013
Orange Park, Fla. 83-77-76--236
32 Sawyer Shaw
2014
West Palm Beach, Fla. 77-81-78--236
32 Robert Geibel
2013
Pembroke Pines, Fla. 84-78-74--236
T35 Hank Lebioda
2012
Winter Springs, Fla. 92-73-72--237
35 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 76-80-81--237
37 Jake McBride
2013
Hartville, Ohio 76-80-82--238
T38 Michael Pisciotta
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 83-75-81--239
38 Eric Ricard
2013
Shreveport, La. 78-76-85--239
T40 Luke Park
2013
Fullerton, Calif. 84-76-81--241
40 Parker Derby
2013
Columbus, Ga. 79-90-72--241
T42 Connor Black
2014
Humble, Texas 79-77-86--242
42 John Boehme
2012
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 81-80-81--242
44 Kyle Kochevar
2012
Glen Ellyn, Ill. 88-77-82--247
45 Conor Richardson
2012
West Palm Beach, Fla. 86-85-79--250
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Jaye Marie Green
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 76-70-68--214
2 Ariya Jutanugarn
2014
Bangkok, Thailand 81-72-66--219
3 Shannon Aubert
2014
Champions Gate, Fla. 75-73-72--220
4 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 77-71-73--221
T5 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 75-70-77--222
5 Annie Park
2013
Levittown, N.Y. 78-72-72--222
T7 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 78-72-73--223
7 Kaitlin Park
2012
Tustin Ranch, Calif. 77-70-76--223
9 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 76-75-74--225
10 Gabriella Then
2013
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 77-69-80--226
T11 Jenny Hahn
2012
Henderson, Nev. 74-76-78--228
11 Allisen Corpuz
2016
Honolulu, Hawaii 75-76-77--228
11 Alexandra Kaui
2013
Las Vegas, Nev. 80-74-74--228
T14 Esther Lee
2013
Norwalk, Calif. 79-70-80--229
14 Andrea Lee
2016
Hermosa Beach, Calif. 78-76-75--229
14 Yu Liu
2013
Beijing, China 77-75-77--229
17 Casie Cathrea
2013
Livermore, Calif. 83-77-71--231
T18 Moriya Jutanugarn
2013
Bangkok, Thailand 78-76-79--233
18 Amy Lee
2015
Brea, Calif. 82-75-76--233
T20 Jessica Vasilic
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 77-78-80--235
20 Summar Roachell
2013
Conway, Ark. 77-78-80--235
22 Talia Campbell
2012
Dallas, Texas 83-78-75--236
T23 Taylor Coleman
2015
San Antonio, Texas 84-80-75--239
23 Rinko Mitsunaga
2015
Roswell, Ga. 80-80-79--239
23 Céline Boutier
2012
Montrouge, France 82-82-75--239
26 Maddie Szeryk
2014
Allen, Texas 85-84-78--247
27 Simin Feng
2013
Windermere, Fla. 84-82-93--259
 

McInerney claims first major victory at PING Invitational
Green cards final-round 68 to win second AJGA Invitational

STILLWATER, Okla. — A stretch of four consecutive birdies lifted AJ McInerney of Henderson, Nev., to a final-round 71 and a two-shot victory Monday at The PING Invitational. In the Girls Division, Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., claimed her second AJGA Invitational crown by firing a 4-under-par 68 en route to a 2-under-par total.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, The PING Invitational was a 54-hole stroke play event held at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. The 72-player field featured players from 21 states, Colombia, France, Thailand, China, South Korea, Sweden, Hong Kong and Mexico. The Boys Division played the par-72 layout at 7,388 yards, while the Girls Division played at 6,291 yards.

Calm wind and soft greens led to the best scoring conditions of the week, and the top four boys and top two girls took advantage by carding rounds under par. Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., scorched the course for 10 birdies and a tournament-record tying 67, but bogeys on both back-nine par 5s prevented him from overtaking McInerney in the end.

McInerney made birdies on Nos. 8-11 to maintain his 36-hole lead, but it was his 50-foot putt on No. 15 that may have saved the tournament. The curling par save preserved his two-shot lead, which ended up being the final margin of victory.

“I've been playing Invitationals for a couple years now and they definitely help you with your nerves, and it feels good to finally close the deal,” said McInerney, who finished with scores of 74-69-71. “The course was playing hard and I know a lot of guys that were at the top tried to make a move today and that made it pretty fun.”

Hak finished second at even-par 216, while Matthew NeSmith of North Augusta, S.C., shot 71 and finished third at 2-over-par. Future Oklahoma State Cowboy Wyndham Clark of Greenwood Village, Colo., carded a final-round 70 and finished fourth at 3-over-par, and Taylor Moore of Edmond, Okla., finished fifth at 5-over-par.

In the Girls Division, Green navigated 54 holes on Karsten Creek's treacherous greens without a three-putt. During the final round, she carded three birdies and zero bogeys on the back nine en route to a 68 and a five-shot victory.

Having won the 2010 Polo Golf Junior Classic, Green said that this victory gives her more confidence because she has now won a major stroke play event.

“It feels a lot different because in match play you're taking it hole by hole, person by person,” Green said. “But here I have to play against everyone and it just feels good because now I know I can win a stroke play event.”

Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand, soared to her eighth top-two finish of the season (four wins, four second-place finishes) by recording a course-record 66. An opening-round 81 kept her out of the winner's circle this week, but her seven birdies Monday kept the pressure on Green.

“I knew so many people could go low so I never counted anyone out,” Green said. “I knew I should have been close to the lead, and when I heard (Ariya) shot 66 I was like ‘wow,' but you have to expect that from Ariya.”

Shannon Aubert of Reunion, Fla., posted a top-three finish for the second year in a row and finished third at 4-over-par. Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., finished fourth at 5-over-par, while Kyung Kim of Chandler, Ariz., and Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., finished tied for fifth at 6-over-par.

For more information on The PING Invitational, please contact Kristi Bradley (kbradley@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (585) 245-2782.

About PING

The tournament title partner, PING, designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 by the late Karsten Solheim. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.ping.com.

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Boys
Total
1
Harrison Ott
213
T
2
Michael Abrahamson
216
T
2
Patrick Flavin
216
Girls
Total
1
Sienna Chapman
222
2
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith
226
T
3
Bing Singhsumalee
227
T
3
Dana Gattone
227
Will Claxton Junior presented by TestDrive.com
Boys
Total
1
Ben Fuller
216
2
Reese Ramsey
219
T
3
Michael Brown
220
T
3
Matt Liddon
220
Girls
Total
1
Kayley Marschke
218
2
Michaela Owen
227
3
Athena Yang
228
Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open
Boys
Total
1
Sutherland Stith
207
2
Mason Greenberg
208
3
Riley Casey
209
Girls
Total
1
Cheyenne Knight
212
2
Hillary Hernandez
219
3
Evelyn Arguelles
221
AJGA Annapolis Junior
Boys
Total
1
John Pak
214
T
2
Bennett Buch
216
T
2
Kyle Berkshire
216
T
2
Charles Musto
216
Girls
Total
1
Julia Calbi
217
2
Nikolette Schroeder
219
3
Jiayu Kong
221
AJGA Junior at Mayacama
Boys
Total
1
*Eddy Lai
214
2
Isaiah Salinda
214
3
Jack Ireland
219
Girls
Total
1
Marianne Li
217
2
Beth Lillie
219
3
Kathleen Scavo
220
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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