GENESIS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Sycuan Resort - Willow Glen Course
El Cajon, Calif. • August 22 - 25

Media Score EL CAJON, Calif. -- First Round results from the Genesis Junior Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sycuan Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6657. Rating: 72.4. Slope: 130
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6058. Rating: 75.4. Slope: 134

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
T1 Michael Moorhead
2012
Newport Beach, Calif. 31-36--67
1 ZeCheng Dou
2015
Beijing, China 34-33--67
T3 Walker Huddy
2012
Studio City, Calif. 34-34--68
3 Robert Palacios
2012
Chino Hills, Calif. 34-34--68
3 Drew Miller
2012
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 35-33--68
T6 Corey Shaun
2014
Encinitas, Calif. 36-33--69
6 Luke Park
2013
Fullerton, Calif. 33-36--69
6 Gordon Neale
2015
Dove Canyon, Calif. 33-36--69
T9 Charlie Benell
2012
Pacific Palisades, Calif. 33-37--70
9 Matthew Negri
2011
El Cajon, Calif. 34-36--70
9 Ryan Books
2012
Seattle, Wash. 36-34--70
9 Hayden Shieh
2014
Fremont, Calif. 33-37--70
9 Charlie Danielson
2012
Osceola, Wis. 33-37--70
9 Ricky DeSantis
2013
San Marcos, Calif. 35-35--70
9 Kevin Ko
2012
Coquitlam, British Columbia 36-34--70
9 Skyler Finnell
2012
Carmel, Calif. 33-37--70
9 Michael D'Angelo
2012
Redondo Beach, Calif. 34-36--70
9 Beau Hanson
2012
Frazee, Minn. 35-35--70
T19 Alberto Sanchez
2012
Nogales, Ariz. 36-35--71
19 Danny Ochoa
2013
San Diego, Calif. 37-34--71
19 Andrew Morgan
2012
Long Beach, Calif. 34-37--71
19 Alex Angard
2013
Encino, Calif. 36-35--71
19 Ben Doyle
2014
La Jolla, Calif. 33-38--71
T24 Li Wang
2013
Sammamish, Wash. 34-38--72
24 Shearn Chua
2012
Beaumont, Calif. 36-36--72
24 Jason Semthiti
2011
Los Angeles, Calif. 38-34--72
24 Blake Fierro
2012
Manhattan Beach, Calif. 35-37--72
24 Tyler Moore
2015
Escondido, Calif. 35-37--72
24 Matt Murphy
2013
Coto de Caza, Calif. 36-36--72
24 Josh Iverson
2012
Lakewood, Calif. 34-38--72
24 Connor Campbell
2012
Seal Beach, Calif. 37-35--72
24 Michael Choe
2012
Brea, Calif. 35-37--72
24 Benjamin Skogen
2013
Onalaska, Wis. 37-35--72
24 Chris Tedesco
2012
Gig Harbor 34-38--72
24 Soungjae Baek
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 37-35--72
T33 Spencer Mikles
2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. 38-35--73
33 Peter Kyo Won Koo
2014
Tucson, Ariz. 36-37--73
33 Blake Cannon
2013
Scottsdale, Ariz. 37-36--73
33 Louis Kim
2014
Brea, Calif. 38-35--73
33 Sagar Shah
2012
Cerritos, Calif. 39-34--73
33 Sean Searls
2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. 36-37--73
33 Justin Chong
2015
Granada Hills, Calif. 37-36--73
T36 Andrew Namkoong
2012
Villa Park, Calif. 35-38--73
36 Luis Navarrete
2014
Guadalajara Mexico 38-35--73
36 Sebastian Crampton
2014
Pacific Grove, Calif. 37-36--73
36 Wonseok Oh
2012
Irvine, Calif. 38-35--73
36 Thayer White
2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. 36-37--73
T40 Edwin Yi
2015
Beaumont, Calif. 36-38--74
40 Daniel Yang
2012
San Diego, Calif. 38-36--74
40 Christopher Chu
2013
Fullerton, Calif. 36-38--74
40 Tzu Hsuan Tseng
2012
Taipei, Taiwan 37-37--74
40 Derek Castillo
2016
Yorba Linda, Calif. 38-36--74
40 Peiyun Zhao
2013
Alhambra, Calif. 34-40--74
46 Won Je Choi
2013
San Diego, Calif. 36-39--75
47 Joseph Ahn
2012
Camarillo, Calif. 35-41--76
T48 Matthew Borja
2012
Spring Valley, Calif. 36-38--74
48 Clayton Madey
2013
West Linn, Ore. 38-36--74
48 Cole Madey
2015
West Linn, Ore. 36-38--74
48 Barrett Taylor
2012
Yorba Linda, Calif. 38-36--74
48 Jeffery Cheung
2015
Coto de Caza, Calif. 37-37--74
48 Lane Fuller
2012
Goleta, Calif. 42-37--79
T59 Landon Brown
2013
Santa Maria, Calif. 39-36--75
59 Brian Mull
2012
Newport Beach, Calif. 34-41--75
59 Eric Peng
2012
San Diego, Calif. 36-39--75
59 Zane Thomas
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 39-36--75
59 Nahum Mendoza
2013
Chula Vista, Calif. 38-37--75
T65 Lawrence Fu
2012
Piedmont, Calif. 39-37--76
65 William Chae
2013
(South Korea) Torrance, Calif. 40-36--76
65 Leven Simon-Seay
2013
Los Angeles, Calif. 38-38--76
T69 Clayton Yamaguchi
2012
Los Angeles, Calif. 43-34--77
69 Troix Tonkham
2012
Arleta, Calif. 40-37--77
69 Hansel Suharli
2015
Fullerton, Calif. 39-38--77
69 Christopher Choi
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 38-39--77
69 Steven Frigo
2012
Orange, Calif. 37-40--77
T74 Kabir Nanar
2012
(Canada) Henderson, Nev. 41-37--78
74 Ahmed El Tamami
2012
Irvine, Calif. 36-42--78
74 David-wookyeon Won
2013
La Mirada, Calif. 37-41--78
74 Grant Prescott
2013
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 39-39--78
74 Lucas Kinan
2012
Yorba Linda, Calif. 38-40--78
74 Tailin Song
2015
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 38-40--78
74 Donald Qiu
2014
Surrey, British Columbia 39-39--78
T81 Kevin Cullen
2012
Venice, Calif. 39-40--79
81 Cole Young
2012
Carlsbad, Calif. 42-37--79
81 Gus Lundquist
2012
Parker, Colo. 40-39--79
81 Michael Almonte
2012
Fircrest, Wash. 38-41--79
81 Seth Nickerson
2012
Olympia, Wash. 42-37--79
81 Dylan Mitchell
2013
Breckenridge, Colo. 39-40--79
T88 Andre Vu
2013
Fountain Valley, Calif. 39-41--80
88 Andrew Pak
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 39-41--80
90 Christian Rajcic
2012
Ramona, Calif. 45-36--81
T91 Andrew Rudy
2013
San Diego, Calif. 39-43--82
91 Jeffrey Coffeen
2012
Yuma, Ariz. 39-43--82
T93 Sebastian Ugalde
2012
Merida, Mexico 44-39--83
93 Royce Ryu
2012
Beverly Hills, Calif. 46-37--83
95 Daryl Suharli
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 40-44--84
96 Kyan Palmer
2013
Gilbert, Ariz. 43-43--86
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Alexandra Kaui
2013
Las Vegas, Nev. 34-33--67
2 Jenny Hahn
2012
Henderson, Nev. 35-34--69
3 Marissa Hinchman
2012
Lodi, Calif. 35-36--71
4 Wanasa Zhou
2013
Beaumont, Calif. 34-38--72
5 Alexandra White
2013
Fort Worth, Texas 35-38--73
6 Alice Jeong
2013
Gardena, Calif. 39-35--74
T7 Jennifer Peng
2014
San Diego, Calif. 36-39--75
7 Hee Wook Choi
2013
San Diego, Calif. 39-36--75
T9 Elizabeth Doty
2013
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 38-38--76
9 Andrea Unson
2013
Murrieta, Calif. 38-38--76
9 Katelyn Reynolds
2014
Los Angeles, Calif. 39-37--76
9 Amanda Kahn
2013
Carlsbad, Calif. 38-38--76
9 Minjia Luo
2013
San Diego, Calif. 39-37--76
9 Raegan Bremer
2012
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 36-40--76
9 Marianne Li
2015
Bellevue, Wash. 37-39--76
9 Haley Moore
2016
Escondido, Calif. 38-38--76
T14 Euna Pak
2014
Irvine, Calif. 38-39--77
14 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 42-35--77
T16 Katia Joo
2011
Rolling Hills, Calif. 41-37--78
16 Xian Mei Jin
2013
Beaumont, Calif. 43-35--78
T17 Lydia Choi
2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. 39-38--77
17 Alison Lillie
2013
Fullerton, Calif. 39-38--77
18 Hannah Kim
2014
Chula Vista, Calif. 43-36--79
T21 Marissa Borja
2012
Spring Valley, Calif. 43-35--78
T24 Kimberly Santiago
2012
Lynnwood, Wash. 39-40--79
24 Linda Brown
2011
San Leandro, Calif. 40-39--79
T27 Natalia Ugalde
2013
Mérida Yucatan, Mexico 42-38--80
27 Michelle Yom
2014
Torrance, Calif. 40-40--80
27 Riley Leming
2012
Murrieta, Calif. 38-42--80
27 Angella Then
2016
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 42-38--80
31 Blair Lewis
2011
La Mesa, Calif. 40-41--81
T32 Betty Chen
2012
Castro Valley, Calif. 43-39--82
32 Sarah Thomas
2013
Henderson, Nev. 40-42--82
34 Amy Lee
2012
Irvine, Calif. 43-40--83
35 Sarah Archuleta
2014
West Linn, Ore. 41-44--85
36 Katherine Guo
2012
Arcadia, Calif. 44-42--86
 

Dou, Moorhead start off strong at the Genesis Junior Championship
Kaui sets course record, takes first-round lead at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course

EL CAJON, Calif. — Zecheng Dou of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Michael Moorhead of Newport Beach, Calif., tied for the first-round lead at 5-under-par 67, Tuesday at the Genesis Junior Championship. In the Girls Division, Alexandra Kaui of Las Vegas, fired a 5-under-par 67, setting the competitive course record and taking the lead at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course.

The Genesis Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course in El Cajon, Calif. The tournament field features 96 boys and 36 girls from nine states and seven countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,657 and the Girls Division is playing at 6,058 yards.

Dou fired seven birdies on the day, including four consecutive on the front nine. As a first year AJGA player, Dou has secured two third-place finishes at the AJGA Junior Challenge and the Emerson Junior Golf Classic.

Recording five birdies and an eagle, Moorhead got his round off to a strong start, making birdie on Nos. 1 and 2.

“I kept the same strategy throughout the round and will bring it tomorrow,” Moorhead said. “Be less aggressive and more conservative.”

Walker Huddy of Studio City, Calif., Drew Miller of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Robert Palacios of Chino Hills, Calif., are tied for third at 4-under-par 68.

Kaui carded four birdies and an eagle on the day to take the first-round lead. Kaui said her eagle on No. 17 kept her confident as she finished her round. Taking a two-stroke lead into the second round, Kaui said she's going to keep the same mindset.

“I'm going to take it easy on myself tomorrow,” Kaui said. “Not try too hard but let it come naturally.”

In second place for the girls is Jenny Hahn of Henderson, Nev., at 3-under-par 69. Marissa Hinchman of Lodi, Calif., recorded 1-under-par 71 for third place.

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.

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Second-round tee times for the Genesis Junior Championship will run from 7:15 — 9:05 a.m. and noon — 1:40 p.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees, Wednesday at Sycuan Resort's Willow Glen Course. For more information about the Genesis Junior Championship, contact Tournament Director Casey Ceman at (678) 327-6982 or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

 
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