ROLEX TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Sunriver Resort -
Sunriver, Ore. •
June 27 - July 1
SUNRIVER, Ore. --
results from the Rolex Tournament of Champions conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sunriver Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7542. Rating: 75.9. Slope: 144 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6463. Rating: 77.9. Slope: 146
Hak takes control at Rolex Tournament of Champions Then holds slim lead at Sunriver Resort - Crosswater Course
SUNRIVER, Ore. — Shun Yat Hak of Lake Mary, Fla., posted a 1-under-par 71 to take the lead in the third round at the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., fired a 1-under-par 71 to maintain sole possession of the lead in the Girls Division.
The Rolex Tournament of Champions is a 72-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sunriver Resort - Crosswater Course in Sunriver, Ore. The tournament field features 77 boys and 66 girls from 31 states, Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Martinique, the Philippines, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 7,542 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 6,463 yards.
Hak carded five birdies on the day and played consistently to bring his tournament total to 4-under-par 212. Despite a double bogey on No. 16, back-to-back birdies on Nos. 11 and 12 kept Hak atop the leaderboard.
“I tried to make few mistakes and balance my round out,” Hak said. “Everyone is trying to survive and I can't think about a win too early.”
After playing in invitationals for three years and finishing fourth at the 2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions, Hak said he is ready for a win.
Tied for second place are David Faraudo of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Kyle Kochevar of Glen Ellyn, Ill., with a tournament total of 1-under-par 215. Sharing fourth place are Lee McCoy of Clarkesville, Ga., and Cody Proveaux of Leesville, S.C., with an even-par 216 tournament total.
In the Girls Division, Then recorded four birdies, improving her tournament total to 6-under-par 210. Then, who will be playing in the U.S. Women's Open next week, discussed her strategy going into the final round.
“I want to keep hitting fairways and try to get on every green,” Then said. “I need to avoid silly mistakes and keep playing solid.”
Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., shot a 1-under-par 71, bringing her tournament total to 5-under-par 211, putting her in second place. Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand, is in third place after shooting even-par to bring her tournament total to 4-under-par 212.
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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.