TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS GOLF JUNIOR ALL-STAR AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN
Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. • April 21 - 24

Media Score BRASELTON, Ga. -- First Round results from the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Château Élan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 6654. Rating: 72.2. Slope: 133
Girls Par: 36-35--71. Yardage: 5745. Rating: 73.6. Slope: 132

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Connor Smith
2014
Birmingham, Ala. 36-33--69
2 Ross Robison
2014
Wilmington, N.C. 34-36--70
T3 Alejandro Lopez
2016
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 36-35--71
3 David Kocher
2014
Charlotte, N.C. 37-34--71
T5 Luis Enriquez
2014
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 34-38--72
5 David Mackey
2015
Bogart, Ga. 37-35--72
5 Gustavo Morantes
2014
Caracas, Venezuela 35-37--72
T8 Ryan Najim
2014
Johns Creek, Ga. 36-37--73
8 Brendon Doyle
2014
Louisville, Ky. 36-37--73
T10 Sam Burns
2015
Shreveport, La. 39-35--74
10 Trevor Phillips
2016
Inman, S.C. 37-37--74
10 Drew Lagan
2014
Roanoke, Va. 39-35--74
10 Derek Bard
2013
New Hartford, N.Y. 37-37--74
10 Kyle Sterbinsky
2015
Yardley, Pa. 36-38--74
10 Benjamin Griffin
2014
Chapel Hill, N.C. 38-36--74
10 Alex Green
2015
Point Clear, Ala. 35-39--74
10 Corey Carlson
2015
Green Cove Springs, Fla. 37-37--74
10 John YounSung Kim
2014
(South Korea) Toronto, Ontario 39-35--74
10 Salvador Rocha
2015
Mexico City, Mexico 37-37--74
T20 Carter Mobley
2015
Waynesboro, Ga. 36-39--75
20 Zachary Hoskins
2015
Orlando, Fla. 38-37--75
20 Andres Gonzalez
2015
Boca del Rio, Mexico 37-38--75
20 Matt Lemay
2014
Waterloo, Ontario 37-38--75
20 Zachary Healy
2014
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 37-38--75
20 William Rainey
2013
Charlotte, N.C. 38-37--75
20 Andrew Jacobe
2015
Houston, Texas 38-37--75
20 Michael Pisciotta
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 37-38--75
20 Jack Comstock
2015
Jacksonville, Fla. 36-39--75
20 Bryce Burke
2015
Orlando, Fla. 39-36--75
20 Cole Newman
2013
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 38-37--75
31 Elliott Grayson
2014
Shelby, N.C. 38-38--76
T32 Edric Wung
2014
McLean, Va. 37-40--77
32 Anthony Perrino
2015
Mooresville, N.C. 39-38--77
32 David Snyder
2016
McAllen, Texas 39-38--77
32 Sean Crocker
2014
Westlake Village, Calif. 39-38--77
32 Tailin Song
2015
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 38-39--77
32 Colin McCaffrey
2014
Wheaton, Ill. 37-40--77
32 Archer Price
2014
Gastonia, N.C. 36-41--77
32 Thomas Walsh
2015
High Point, N.C. 39-38--77
32 Dillon Woods
2013
Jacksonville, Fla. 38-39--77
32 Matthew Plunkett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 38-39--77
32 Thadd Obecny II
2014
Wheeling, W.Va. 39-38--77
32 Caulen Coe
2013
Gulfstream, Fla. 39-38--77
32 Luke Miller
2015
Venetia, Pa. 38-39--77
T45 Wyatt Larkin
2014
Morganton, Ga. 39-39--78
45 Remec Carlson
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 39-39--78
45 Nathan Pirtle
2015
Sullivan, Ind. 37-41--78
45 Yidong Zhang
2015
(Canada) Orlando, Fla. 38-40--78
45 Joe Philaphet
2014
Riverdale, Ga. 41-37--78
45 Erick Alonso
2014
Haworth, N.J. 40-38--78
45 Rafael Barnoya
2014
Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 39-39--78
45 Joshua Seiple
2014
Castle Rock, Colo. 39-39--78
45 Patrick Moriarty Jr.
2013
Rockville, Md. 40-38--78
45 Saravit Kerdsinchai
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 40-38--78
45 Matthew Lowe
2014
Farmingdale, N.Y. 39-39--78
45 Nathan Jeansonne
2015
Keithville, La. 37-41--78
T57 Sebastian Sojo
2014
Barranquilla, Colombia 42-37--79
57 Bruno Balcazar
2014
Puebla, Mexico 40-39--79
57 Jacob Joiner
2014
Leesburg, Ga. 42-37--79
57 Chris Yeom
2015
New Hyde Park, N.Y. 40-39--79
57 Philip Barbaree
2017
Shreveport, La. 41-38--79
57 Cole Berman
2014
Rosemont, Pa. 40-39--79
57 Bret Howey
2014
Nazareth, Pa. 37-42--79
57 Osama Khan
2014
(Canada) St. James, Barbados 40-39--79
T65 Jason Rhodin
2013
Asheville, N.C. 40-40--80
65 Landon Albert
2015
Hendersonville , Tenn. 42-38--80
65 Alec Palen
2014
Rogersville, Mo. 39-41--80
65 Noah Edmondson
2015
Davidson, N.C. 42-38--80
65 Matthew Beringer
2014
Macon, Ga. 43-37--80
65 Bernardo Curbelo
2015
(Venezuela) Bradenton, Fla. 42-38--80
65 Jackson Wendling
2015
Effingham, Ill. 40-40--80
65 Jalen Ledger
2015
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 38-42--80
65 Hartej Gill
2014
Monroe Township, N.J. 42-38--80
65 Vincent Palazzolo
2014
Colts Neck, N.J. 40-40--80
65 Sean Murphy
2014
Decatur, Ga. 40-40--80
65 Jake Leffew
2015
Vero Beach, Fla. 41-39--80
65 Nathan Chuwait
2016
Herndon, Va. 39-41--80
65 Fischer Priestley
2016
Birmingham, Ala. 39-41--80
T79 Joseph Kremer
2013
Toronto, Ontario 38-43--81
79 Austin James
2013
Bath, Ontario 44-37--81
T81 Orion Yamat
2015
Niles, Ill. 39-43--82
81 Sean Wilcox
2016
Frisco, Texas 43-39--82
81 Steven Setterstrom Jr.
2014
Mobile, Ala. 41-41--82
81 Todd Alan McDonald
2013
Little Rock, Ark. 38-44--82
81 Joshua Keating
2015
Noblesville, Ind. 42-40--82
T86 Keenan Huskey
2014
Greenville, S.C. 43-40--83
86 William Gordon
2015
Davidson, N.C. 43-40--83
T88 Douglas Kulikowski
2014
Pittsford, N.Y. 40-44--84
88 Harrison Brown
2014
Roswell, Ga. 41-43--84
T90 Austin Rose
2014
Tupelo, Miss. 44-41--85
90 Matthew Marquez
2013
(Trinidad and Tobago) Windermere, Fla. 41-44--85
92 Michael Phan
2015
Newport Coast, Calif. 46-40--86
93 Jonathan MacDonald
2014
Mississauga, Ontario 44-43--87
94 Roberto Quinones
2015
Guadalajara, Mexico 43-45--88
T95 Evaristo Rubio
2015
Howey In The Hills, Fla. 45-44--89
95 Drew Langan
2013
Winnetka, Ill. 43-46--89
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Laura Sojo
2014
Winter Garden, Fla. 36-36--72
T2 Taylor Tomlinson
2014
Gainesville, Fla. 36-37--73
2 Jessica Hoang
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 38-35--73
4 Kayla Jones
2014
Milton, Ga. 36-38--74
T5 Sierra Brooks
2016
Sorrento, Fla. 37-39--76
5 Shannon Brooks
2015
Vienna, Va. 38-38--76
5 Lacie York
2013
Kingsport, Tenn. 36-40--76
5 Janet Mao
2015
Johns Creek, Ga. 39-37--76
9 Dree Fausnaugh
2015
Maitland, Fla. 37-40--77
T10 Kayley Marschke
2016
Suwanee, Ga. 39-39--78
10 Abbey Carlson
2016
Lake Mary, Fla. 39-39--78
T12 Diana Gonzalez
2014
Bogota, Colombia 41-38--79
12 Anna Hack
2015
Murray, Ky. 39-40--79
12 Brooke Alford
2014
Marion, Ark. 42-37--79
T15 Lauren Stephenson
2015
Lexington, S.C. 41-39--80
15 Alexandra Farnsworth
2014
Nashville, Tenn. 38-42--80
15 Madison Kerley
2015
Scottsdale, Ariz. 40-40--80
T18 Mallory Etcheberry
2013
Wesley Chapel, Fla. 44-37--81
18 Shawn Rennegarbe
2014
Addieville, Ill. 40-41--81
18 Bailey Tardy
2015
Norcross, Ga. 40-41--81
T21 Anna Buchanan
2015
Athens, Ga. 39-43--82
21 Kathleen Scavo
2015
Benicia, Calif. 39-43--82
21 Tatum Jackson
2014
Mountain Brook, Ala. 41-41--82
21 Ailin Li
2015
(China) Windermere, Fla. 40-42--82
21 Rachel Oates
2014
Rye, N.Y. 42-40--82
T26 Jacklyn Van Meter
2013
Bowling Green, Ky. 42-41--83
26 Katie Dalton
2014
Vidalia, Ga. 41-42--83
28 Samantha Spencer
2014
Georgetown, Ontario 40-44--84
T29 Claire Hodges
2017
Sorrento, Fla. 41-44--85
29 Maddie Luitwieler
2015
Katy, Texas 42-43--85
31 Kensington Wieland
2013
Loudon, Tenn. 43-43--86
T32 Malia Valder
2013
Yorba Linda, Calif. 42-45--87
32 Cecily Overbey
2014
High Point, N.C. 46-41--87
34 Lauren Waller
2015
Canonsburg, Pa. 47-41--88
35 Sara Riascos
2014
Bogota, Colombia 46-44--90
36 Leighann Cabush
2013
Waukesha, Wis. 45-46--91
 
Smith shoots 2-under-par 69 to lead at Château Élan
Sojo leads Girls Division at TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan

BRASELTON, Ga. — Connor Smith of Hoover, Ala., fired a 2-under-par 69 in the first round of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan to lead the Boys Division by one stroke. In the Girls Division, Laura Sojo of Barranquilla, Colombia, recorded a 1-over-par 72 to claim the first-round lead.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan is a 54-hole stroke play competition held on the par-71 Château Course at Château Élan. The course is playing to 6,654 yards for the boys and 5,745 for the girls. The 132-player field features players from 25 states and 10 foreign countries.

The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan is one of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments.

Smith credits his strong play to his consistency, only missing one fairway and hitting 13 greens. His round featured four birdies, two of which were made back to back on Nos. 3 and 4. Smith will take home the Bridgestone Pole Position award, given to the player with the lowest first-round score.

“It means a lot to me to get the Bridgestone Pole Position Award,” Smith said. “I've never gotten an award for a low round and it would give me some confidence for tomorrow.”

Sitting in second behind Smith is Ross Robison of Wilmington, N.C., with a 1-under-par 70. Tied for third are Alejandro Lopez of Boca Del Rio, Mexico, and David Kocher of Charlotte, N.C., each posting even-par 71.

Sojo, playing in her first AJGA tournament, found her groove on the Château Course's par-3 holes, going three under par on the four holes.

“This is my first AJGA tournament, so I am happy and honored to be leading after the first round, “ Sojo said. “I putted really well and made three birdies in a row on Nos. 6-8.”

Tied for second one stroke behind Sojo are Jessica Hoang of North Augusta, S.C., and Taylor Tomlinson of Gainesville, Fla.

GARY GILCHRIST GOLF ACADEMY, a full-time signature golf instruction program located in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., began as an Official Partner of the AJGA in 2009. The partnership features an endowment of an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant and naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series for juniors ages 12-15.

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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. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.

For more information regarding the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan, call AJGA tournament headquarters at (678) 425-1802.

 
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