AARON'S / BOB ESTES ABILENE JUNIOR
Abilene Country Club
Abilene, Texas • July 18 - 21

Media Score ABILENE, Texas -- First Round results from the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Abilene Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 6305. Rating: 70.1. Slope: 125
Girls Par: 35-35--70. Yardage: 5655. Rating: 73.5. Slope: 124

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Cody Byford
2013
Round Rock, Texas 33-32--65
T2 Barrett Hennington
2013
Seabrook, Texas 33-33--66
2 Connor Davis
2012
Olive Branch, Miss. 32-34--66
2 Cole Buck
2013
Pampa, Texas 31-35--66
T5 Kalen Vos
2011
Weslaco, Texas 34-33--67
5 Luke Kwon
2011
Carrollton, Texas 34-33--67
T7 Jonathan Vasquez
2014
Bryan, Texas 31-37--68
7 Kirk Thomas II
2012
Bossier City, La. 32-36--68
7 Daniel De La Garza
2013
Monterrey, Mexico 34-34--68
7 Dan Wagner
2012
Dallas, Texas 36-32--68
7 Isaiah Huerta
2012
Duncanville, Texas 34-34--68
7 Klein Klotz
2013
Austin, Texas 33-35--68
T13 Javier Villanueva
2012
Atizapan, Mexico 36-33--69
13 Michael Durio
2012
The Woodlands, Texas 34-35--69
13 Ian Gallagher
2012
Highland Village, Texas 33-36--69
13 Chad Meador
2012
Lubbock, Texas 34-35--69
13 Connor Murphy
2013
Searcy, Ark. 34-35--69
13 Richard Le
2012
Bellaire, Texas 34-35--69
13 Jack Vanderburg
2013
Lubbock, Texas 36-33--69
13 Frederick Wedel
2012
Houston, Texas 34-35--69
13 Patrick Bailey
2012
Houston, Texas 35-34--69
13 William Wilder
2013
Henderson, Texas 35-34--69
13 Vincent Whaley
2013
McKinney, Texas 36-33--69
T24 Jake Potter
2014
Dallas, Texas 34-36--70
24 Carson Greathouse
2012
El Paso, Texas 37-33--70
24 Eli Armstrong
2013
Edmond, Okla. 36-34--70
24 Leighton Greer
2011
Madison, Miss. 35-35--70
24 Brandon Roberts
2012
Clayton, Calif. 33-37--70
24 Matt Porter
2011
Seymour, Texas 36-34--70
24 Joseph Abella
2012
Plano, Texas 36-34--70
24 Andrew Reynolds
2014
Houston, Texas 34-36--70
24 Cullen Stahl
2012
Lawton, Okla. 35-35--70
T33 Trent Mewbourn
2012
Oklahoma City, Okla. 33-38--71
33 Matthew Rufca
2012
The Woodlands, Texas 34-37--71
33 Stewart Gray
2011
Auckland, New Zealand 37-34--71
33 Gavin Mastell
2013
Oklahoma City, Okla. 32-39--71
33 Steven Doeling
2012
Houston, Texas 33-38--71
33 Blake Lyle
2013
Argyle, Texas 34-37--71
33 David Cha
2012
Carrollton, Texas 35-36--71
33 Micah Rodgers
2012
Odessa, Texas 38-33--71
33 Chester Wang
2014
The Woodlands, Texas 35-36--71
33 Michael Culin
2011
Plano, Texas 36-35--71
33 Pedro Ramon Arguindegui
2012
Laredo, Texas 37-34--71
33 Papito Gonzalez
2013
McAllen, Texas 36-35--71
33 Jake Goodman
2013
San Antonio, Texas 36-35--71
33 Trevor Vega
2012
Victoria, Texas 37-34--71
33 Wehman Hopke
2012
Austin, Texas 37-34--71
T48 Alex Lyssy
2012
Midland, Texas 38-34--72
48 Austin Wylie
2012
Boerne, Texas 37-35--72
48 Mauricio Lira
2013
Mexico City, Mexico 38-34--72
48 Carlos Pena
2012
Mission, Texas 35-37--72
48 Wess Webb
2012
Eldorado, Ark. 35-37--72
48 Cole Bradford
2013
Plano, Texas 37-35--72
48 Benjamin Baxter
2014
Flower Mound, Texas 36-36--72
T55 Edwin Hyslop
2012
Del Rio, Texas 34-39--73
55 Tyler Dunbar
2013
Lufkin, Texas 36-37--73
55 Kyle Francis
2013
San Antonio, Texas 35-38--73
55 Rustin Purser
2012
Edmond, Okla. 40-33--73
55 Nicholas Meads
2012
Tyler, Texas 36-37--73
55 Dennis Godoy, Jr.
2014
Hideaway, Texas 39-34--73
55 Thomas Scaff
2012
Houston, Texas 36-37--73
55 Aaron Guanlao
2014
Haslet, Texas 37-36--73
55 Clarke Hudgins
2014
Amarillo, Texas 40-33--73
55 Michael Hodson
2015
Amarillo, Texas 38-35--73
55 Jordan Hawkes
2012
Driftwood, Texas 34-39--73
T66 Eric Kline
2012
Ponca City, Okla. 38-36--74
66 Scott Tredo
2012
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 35-39--74
66 Ryan Mercer
2012
Sweetwater, Texas 38-36--74
66 Brandel Woodman
2012
Dumas, Texas 38-36--74
66 Cole Matthews
2014
Edmond, Okla. 38-36--74
T71 Grant Bennett
2013
Prosper, Texas 38-37--75
71 Peter Fox
2012
Mission, Texas 37-38--75
71 Andrew Paysse
2014
Temple, Texas 36-39--75
71 John Krapf
2013
The Woodlands, Texas 40-35--75
71 Jacob Garcia
2012
Wink, Texas 39-36--75
71 Kenneth Fadke II
2012
Hobbs, N.M. 40-35--75
71 Sean Crisp
2012
Austin, Texas 39-36--75
T78 Grant Griffin
2013
Fort Worth, Texas 40-36--76
78 Tyler Elbrecht
2012
Austin, Texas 38-38--76
78 Andrew Scamardo
2014
College Station, Texas 38-38--76
78 Jackson Stuteville
2012
Durant, Okla. 37-39--76
78 Troy Vela
2013
Mansfield, Texas 36-40--76
78 Joey Hearn
2013
Austin, Texas 39-37--76
78 Matt Woolslayer
2013
Tulsa, Okla. 41-35--76
78 Ricardo Del Rio
2012
San Antonio, Texas 36-40--76
78 Paxton Elliott
2012
Atlanta, Ga. 38-38--76
78 Michael Cotton
2014
Katy, Texas 41-35--76
78 Justin Newby
2012
Parker, Texas 38-38--76
78 Logan Hess
2013
Spring, Texas 39-37--76
78 David Schack
2013
The Woodlands, Texas 38-38--76
78 Taylor Thompson
2013
Rankin, Texas 40-36--76
78 Tanner Thompson
2015
Rankin , Texas 35-41--76
78 Bryce Cooper
2012
Houston, Texas 39-37--76
T94 Matthew Hance
2012
Montgomery, Texas 36-41--77
94 Alessandro Bissaro
2012
San Antonio, Texas 38-39--77
94 Phil Coelho
2012
San Antonio, Texas 41-36--77
94 Cal Arrott
2012
San Angelo, Texas 39-38--77
94 Kyle Kennedy
2013
Dallas, Texas 38-39--77
94 Michael Chen
2013
The Woodlands, Texas 37-40--77
94 Howard Lee
2013
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia 39-38--77
T101 TJ Egeland
2012
Grapevine, Texas 40-38--78
101 Christian Welsh
2012
McKinney, Texas 40-38--78
101 Jake Judkins
2013
San Antonio, Texas 41-37--78
101 Brandon Reed
2012
Houston, Texas 38-40--78
101 Colin Morris
2012
Plano, Texas 40-38--78
101 Nicholas Johnson
2012
Haslet, Texas 39-39--78
T107 Cody Bishop
2013
Magnolia, Texas 43-36--79
107 J.D. Kiesewetter
2014
Katy, Texas 37-42--79
107 Michael Pipkin
2012
Dallas, Texas 41-38--79
T110 Nicholas Reisch
2012
Thornton, Colo. 41-39--80
110 Patrick O'Neil
2013
Colleyville, Texas 41-39--80
112 Logan Dent
2013
Brownwood, Texas 39-44--83
113 Drake Turnbull
2015
Dallas, Texas 42-43--85
-
Harrison Mahon
2016
Plano, Texas
-DQ - Rule 4-3b
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kirsten Pike
2013
Ovilla, Texas 36-33--69
T2 Alex Neal
2011
Baird, Texas 37-35--72
2 Kristen Gillman
2016
Austin, Texas 36-36--72
4 Alexandra White
2013
Fort Worth, Texas 35-38--73
T5 Anna Kim
2014
Broken Arrow, Okla. 36-38--74
5 Mackenzie Boydston
2012
Keller, Texas 38-36--74
5 Nicole Autrique
2013
Club De Golf La Hacienda, Mexico 35-39--74
T8 Laken Trahan
2011
The Woodlands, Texas 40-36--76
8 Grace Choi
2013
Dallas, Texas 40-36--76
8 Maria Fernanda Lira
2014
Mexico City, Mexico 38-38--76
8 Gentry Carveth
2012
Lincoln, Neb. 38-38--76
8 Kelsie Sanborn
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 39-37--76
T13 J'Lynn Vacek
2013
Frisco, Texas 38-39--77
13 Cheleen Cousins
2015
Plano, Texas 42-35--77
13 Nicole Budnik
2012
The Woodlands, Texas 39-38--77
13 Madeline Davis
2014
Houston, Texas 39-38--77
13 Alisa Chong
2015
Carrollton, Texas 39-38--77
13 Elisabeth Rau
2013
Irving, Texas 37-40--77
T19 Mary Cathryn Rau
2011
Irving, Texas 39-39--78
19 Mia Ayer
2016
Waco, Texas 42-36--78
21 Paola Aviles
2012
Satelite, Mexico 40-39--79
T22 Kelly McGovern
2013
The Woodlands, Texas 40-40--80
22 Libby Thomas
2013
Midland, Texas 40-40--80
T24 McCandren Lewis
2012
Guthrie, Okla. 41-40--81
24 Eji Kwon
2013
Dallas, Texas 42-39--81
24 Taylor Hernandez
2015
El Paso, Texas 42-39--81
27 Meg Healy
2012
AUSTIN, Texas 41-42--83
28 Lauren Langford
2012
Abilene, Texas 50-41--91
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Aja Zarrehparvar
2012
Coppell, Texas
-JWD
 

Byford leads Boys Division with 5-under-par 65 first round
Pike sits atop Girls Division leader board at Abilene Country Club - Club Course

ABILENE, Texas — Cody Byford of Round Rock, Texas, fired a 5-under-par 65 in Tuesday's first round of the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior to lead the Boys Division by one stroke. Kirsten Pike of Ovilla, Texas, leads the Girls Division by three strokes after carding a 1-under-par 69.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior is a 54-hole stroke play event with a 36-hole cut at Abilene Country Club — Club Course. The tournament field consists of 96 boys and 39 girls from eight states and Mexico. The Boys Division plays the par-70 course at 6,305 yards while the Girls Division plays at 5,655 yards.

Byford carded back-to-back birdies on his front nine, propelling him to his first lead in an AJGA Open event.

“I was putting really well - I didn't miss anything inside 10 feet all day,” Byford said. “I made a big putt on No. 16 for par from about 12 feet, so that really got my momentum going for the rest of the round.”

Cole Buck of Pampa, Texas, Connor Davis of Olive Branch, Miss., and Barrett Hennington of Seabrook, Texas, are tied for second at 4-under-par 66. Kalen Vos of Weslaco, Texas, and Luke Kwon of Carrollton, Texas, are tied for fifth after shooting a 3-under-par 67.

Pike credits her low first round score to solid putting and a consistent short game around the green.

“I pitched in for an eagle on No. 12 so that was definitely the turning point in my game,” Pike said. “I'm so excited to be leading after the first round; it's my first time leading any AJGA event.”

Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, and Alex Neal of Baird, Texas, are tied for second after carding 2-over-par 72.

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The second round of the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior will tee off No. 1 at 7:45 — 9:24 a.m. and No. 10 from 7:48 — 9:27 a.m for the first wave. The second wave tees off on No. 1 from 12:15 — 1:54 p.m. and No. 10 from 12:18 — 1:57 p.m. For more information, please contact Tournament Director Katie Wilson at (352) 302-4842, or visit tournament headquarters located in the Board Room at the Abilene Country Club.

 
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Tyler Strafaci
66
2
Won Jun Lee
68
3
Eugene Hong
69
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
70
T
2
Amy Zhang
73
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73
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
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67
T
2
J. J. Gresco
68
T
2
Zach Norris
68
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
66
2
Angella Then
71
3
Abigail Heck
72
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
68
T
1
Jacob Bergeron
68
T
3
Logan Watkins
70
T
3
Drew Jones
70
Girls
Total
T
1
Mia Ayer
74
T
1
Sydney Youngblood
74
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Kie Purdom
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Boys
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1
Conner Koberg
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Andrew Beckler
71
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3
Tanner Owen
72
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3
Aaron DeNucci
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Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
71
T
2
Alison Chang
73
T
2
Meiqi Gao
73
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Marc Toma
69
T
1
Henry Cassriel
69
T
3
Mason Glinski
70
T
3
Taisei Negishi
70
T
3
Eric Ghim
70
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
67
T
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
68
T
2
Alyaa Abdulghany
68
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Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
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Madelein Herr
235
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Amy Ding
236
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