CLUBCORP MISSION HILLS DESERT JUNIOR
Mission Hills Country Club
Rancho Mirage, Calif. • June 21 - 24

Media Score RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- First Round results from the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Mission Hills Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7101. Rating: 74.4. Slope: 137
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6177. Rating: 76.2. Slope: 140

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Alexander Forss
2010
Temecula, Calif. 34-35--69
1 Jonah Texeira
2014
Porter Ranch, Calif. 33-36--69
1 Xander Schauffele
2011
San Diego, Calif. 33-36--69
4 Daniel Covrig
2010
Modesto, Calif. 34-36--70
T5 Kevin Lee
2011
Cerritos, Calif. 35-36--71
5 Brian Alle
2011
Pacific Palisades, Calif. 35-36--71
5 Brian Campbell
2011
Irvine, Calif. 34-37--71
5 Alex Angard
2013
Encino, Calif. 34-37--71
5 J.J. Holen
2011
Castaic, Calif. 34-37--71
5 Ben Steinen
2011
La Quinta, Calif. 33-38--71
T11 Beau Hossler
2013
Mission Viejo, Calif. 36-36--72
11 Preston Valder
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 33-39--72
11 Sagar Shah
2012
Cerritos, Calif. 36-36--72
T14 Charlie Benell
2012
Pacific Palisades, Calif. 37-36--73
14 Michael Haeri
2011
Huntington Beach, Calif. 37-36--73
14 Won Je Choi
2013
San Diego, Calif. 36-37--73
T17 Mo Bardovi
2011
Monte Nido, Calif. 36-38--74
17 Matthew Ogden
2010
Salinas, Calif. 37-37--74
17 Robin Jang
2011
Los Angeles, Calif. 37-37--74
17 Mark Jensma
2011
Aliso Viejo, Calif. 35-39--74
17 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 38-36--74
17 KK Limbhasut
2014
Loma Linda, Calif. 37-37--74
17 Drew Miller
2012
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 36-38--74
17 Thomas Baik
2012
Cordoba, Argentina 36-38--74
T25 Chris Capo
2010
Woodland Hills, Calif. 33-42--75
25 Daryl Suharli
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 41-34--75
25 David Smith
2010
San Diego, Calif. 34-41--75
25 David Gazzolo
2011
Riverside, Calif. 37-38--75
25 Brett Silvernail
2010
Ventura, Calif. 36-39--75
25 MJ Morin
2011
Bakersfield, Calif. 38-37--75
T31 Mark Hicks
2010
Bermuda Dunes, Calif. 36-40--76
31 Jake Knapp
2012
Costa Mesa, Calif. 35-41--76
31 John Davenport
2012
Newport Beach, Calif. 39-37--76
31 Matthew Fliss
2011
Bellflower, Calif. 35-41--76
31 Tyler Schwanz
2010
Oak Park, Calif. 36-40--76
31 Matt Pinizzotto
2011
Salinas, Calif. 36-40--76
T37 Tyler Williams
2012
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 36-41--77
37 Ki Taek Lee
2013
La Quinta, Calif. 41-36--77
37 Shearn Chua
2012
Beaumont, Calif. 38-39--77
T40 Jae Kang
2011
Irvine, Calif. 37-41--78
40 Corey Gard
2010
Villa Park, Calif. 39-39--78
40 Yifan Liu
2011
Guangzhou, China 37-41--78
T43 Joshua Park
2010
Diamond Bar, Calif. 39-40--79
45 Tyler Little
2011
Corona, Calif. 40-40--80
T46 Troix Tonkham
2012
Arleta, Calif. 41-40--81
46 Chris Blystone
2010
Santa Maria, Calif. 41-40--81
T48 Michael Hong
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 39-43--82
48 Robert Palacios
2012
Chino Hills, Calif. 40-42--82
T50 Andrew Cho
2012
La Crescenta, Calif. 38-45--83
50 Kevin Lee
2011
Irvine, Calif. 42-41--83
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Matt McClure
2011
Tucson, Ariz.
79-JWD
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Veronica Valerio
2010
Temecula, Calif. 34-36--70
T2 Alison Lee
2013
Valencia, Calif. 34-38--72
2 Gabriella Then
2013
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 35-37--72
2 Kaitlin Park
2012
Tustin Ranch, Calif. 36-36--72
5 Paige Spiranac
2011
Scottsdale , Ariz. 35-38--73
T6 Beverly Vatananugulkit
2011
Cerritos, Calif. 37-37--74
6 Monica Umpant
2011
Cerritos , Calif. 35-39--74
6 Paige Lee
2013
Folsom, Calif. 36-38--74
6 Sarah Baek
2011
Encinitas, Calif. 35-39--74
6 Yang Yue Hill
2012
Palm Desert, Calif. 37-37--74
6 Amy Lee
2015
Brea, Calif. 37-37--74
T12 Kristen Park
2011
Buena Park, Calif. 38-37--75
12 Monica Petchakan
2011
Encino, Calif. 38-37--75
12 T.J. Kliebphipat
2010
Panorama City, Calif. 38-37--75
T15 Raychelle Santos
2012
La Quinta, Calif. 38-38--76
15 Tisha Alyn Abrea
2011
Murrieta, Calif. 36-40--76
15 Seri Lee
2011
Orange, Calif. 36-40--76
T18 Han Wu
2011
La Mirada, Calif. 37-40--77
18 Jessica Vasilic
2013
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 37-40--77
18 Kendall Dusenberry
2012
Newhall, Calif. 38-39--77
21 Cha Cha Willhoite
2012
Palm Desert, Calif. 36-42--78
22 Katia Joo
2011
Rolling Hills, Calif. 41-38--79
23 Robynn Ree
2015
Redondo Beach, Calif. 40-40--80
24 Jordanne Barr
2011
Bakersfield, Calif. 38-44--82
25 Lexie Hall
2011
Austin, Texas 41-44--85
26 Bow-Kay Salotti
2011
Palm Desert, Calif. 43-43--86
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Tiffany Gu
2012
San Marino, Calif.
92-DQ - Rule 6-3a
 

Schauffele, Texeira, Forss Tied After First Round of the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
Valerio leads the Girls Division at Dinah Shore Tournament Course

Rancho Mirage, Calif. — In triple-digit temperatures, a trio of boys managed to shoot 3-under-par 69 in the first round of the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior. Xander Schauffele of San Diego, Jonah Texeira of Northridge, Calif., and Alexander Forss of Temecula, Calif., are tied for the first place position. In the Girls Division, Veronica Valerio of Temecula, Calif. sits atop the leaderboard with a 2-under-par 70.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, The ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior is a 54-hole stroke-play event held at Mission Hills Country Club on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course. The 78-player field features 51 boys and 27 girls from five states, Argentina, and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing from 7,101 yards and the Girls Division is playing from 6,177 yards.

Schauffele has been working on his shot routine to allow him to make shots under pressure. His iron play led him to four birdies during his round. Schauffele says he is confident going into tomorrow's round.

“My short irons were good today. I had good distance control,” Schauffele said. “I was able to make my birdies because of my iron shots.”

Forss, who will attend Pepperdine University in the fall, is excited to be a leader in what he says is his favorite junior golf tournament. He tallied five birdies on Nos. 6, 8, 10, 11 and 18. Forss had an overall solid round; he attributed his performance to his steady short game and taking one shot at a time.

“I didn't have any crazy good shots, I was just putting well and made everything I saw,” Forss said. “I have been leading on this tour before and know what I need to do to execute my game.”

In fourth place in the Boys Division with a 2-under-par 70 is Daniel Covrig of Modesto, Calif. There is currently a six-way tie for fifth place. With a score of 1-under-par 71 are Kevin Lee of Cerritos, Calif., J.J Holen of Casatic, Calif., Brian Alle of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Brian Campbell of Irvine, Calif., Alex Angard of Encino, Calif., and Ben Steinen of La Quinta, Calif.

In the Girls Division, Valerio, the 2008 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior Champion, had three birdies and only one bogey. She hopes to hit more greens in the upcoming rounds, and to keep making putts. She was able to get out of some bad situations to save par and generate a low round.

“On No. 15 I hit my chip too far, but my putting saved me,” Valerio said. “When I was in the trees a few times, I had some good shots to save par.”

There is a three-way tie for second place in the Girls Division. Kaitlin Park of Tustin Ranch, Calif., Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., and Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., all sit at even-par 72.

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For more information about the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior at Mission Hills Country Club, please contact tournament headquarters at 678-617-2424.

 
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