MONTVERDE ACADEMY JUNIOR ALL-STAR INVITATIONAL
Bella Collina
Montverde, Fla. • October 7 - 10

Media Score MONTVERDE, Fla. -- Final results from the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Bella Collina.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6784. Rating: 73.2. Slope: 135
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5890. Rating: 74.6. Slope: 135

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Sam Burns
2015
Shreveport, La. 74-35-72--181
2 Dylan Wu
2014
Medford, Ore. 77-34-71--182
3 Jorge Garcia
2015
Miami, Fla. 76-33-74--183
T4 Carter Patterson
2015
The Woodlands, Texas 74-38-72--184
4 William Brueckner
2014
Walnut Creek, Calif. 73-36-75--184
6 Jacob Joiner
2014
Leesburg, Ga. 80-37-69--186
T7 Matthew Plunkett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 78-38-71--187
7 David Mackey
2015
Bogart, Ga. 73-38-76--187
7 Osama Khan
2014
(Canada) St. James, Barbados 75-39-73--187
T10 Bernardo Curbelo
2015
(Venezuela) Bradenton, Fla. 76-38-74--188
10 Ryan Celano
2014
Naples, Fla. 78-37-73--188
10 Jack Comstock
2015
Jacksonville, Fla. 76-42-70--188
13 Philip Barbaree
2017
Shreveport, La. 79-40-70--189
T14 Shintaro Ban
2014
San Jose, Calif. 79-39-72--190
14 Corey Carlson
2015
Green Cove Springs, Fla. 71-43-76--190
T16 Jake Shuman
2014
Needham, Mass. 79-36-76--191
16 Zachary Healy
2014
Peachtree Corners, Ga. 78-37-76--191
16 Matt Lemay
2014
Waterloo, Ontario 79-36-76--191
19 Yidong Zhang
2015
(Canada) Orlando, Fla. 76-41-75--192
T20 Johan Werge
2014
San Luis Potosi, Mexico 78-34-81--193
20 Brandon Mai
2014
Poway, Calif. 84-36-73--193
20 David Kim
2014
Buena Park, Calif. 80-40-73--193
23 Santiago Lopez
2014
Boca Del Rio, Mexico 82-38-74--194
T24 Timothy Colanta
2015
Reunion, Fla. 80-38-77--195
24 Alejandro Lopez
2016
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 84-37-74--195
T26 Matthew Marquez
2013
(Trinidad and Tobago) Windermere, Fla. 80-40-76--196
26 Justin De los Santos
2013
Chatsworth, Calif. 83-37-76--196
26 Austin Connelly
2015
Irving, Texas 84-38-74--196
26 Luis Gagne
2015
Orlando, Fla. 80-39-77--196
26 Camilo Mexsen
2016
Howey In The Hills, Fla. 83-38-75--196
26 Zachary Hoskins
2015
Orlando, Fla. 83-40-73--196
T32 Joshua Whalen
2013
Napanee, Ontario 86-41-70--197
32 Kristian Caparros
2015
Hollywood, Fla. 85-36-76--197
34 Randall Herriott
2013
Brandywine, Md. 80-39-79--198
T35 Kameron Williams
2013
Braselton, Ga. 82-43-75--200
35 Conor Rodrigues
2014
Kingston, Ontario 80-38-82--200
35 Jin Ho Chung
2014
Cerritos, Calif. 88-40-72--200
T38 Pablo Andres Torres
2012
Bogota, Colombia 80-41-80--201
38 Andrew Priest
2014
Houston, Texas 78-40-83--201
40 Franklin Huang
2014
Poway, Calif. 89-36-77--202
T41 Thadd Obecny II
2014
Wheeling, W.Va. 86-41-76--203
41 Rafael Barnoya
2014
Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 84-42-77--203
41 David-wookyeon Won
2013
La Mirada, Calif. 84-42-77--203
44 Remec Carlson
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 90-43-74--207
T45 Luis Enriquez
2014
Howey in the Hills, Fla. 84-47-78--209
45 James Trevino
2014
Fresno, Calif. 83-44-82--209
45 Jack Little
2016
Montgomery, Texas 86-40-83--209
48 Van Thomas
2015
Las Vegas, Nev. 87-45-78--210
49 Brandon Wu
2015
Danville, Calif. 93-43-76--212
50 Dong-Jun Kim
2014
(South Korea) Waxhaw, N.C. 93-42-79--214
51 Bradley Keyer
2014
Henderson, Nev. 105-40-81--226
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Sierra Brooks
2016
Sorrento, Fla. 74-41-67--182
2 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 77-37-70--184
3 Abbey Carlson
2016
Lake Mary, Fla. 78-36-71--185
4 Anna Newell
2014
Tampa, Fla. 79-36-72--187
5 Kristen Gillman
2016
Austin, Texas 77-37-76--190
T6 Grace Park
2014
San Jose, Calif. 77-38-78--193
6 Laura Sojo
2014
Winter Garden, Fla. 79-38-76--193
T8 Stephanie Lau
2015
Fullerton, Calif. 80-37-77--194
8 Jessica Hoang
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 80-37-77--194
T10 Ana Ruiz
2014
(Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico 79-40-77--196
10 Kelly Whaley
2015
Farmington, Conn. 79-38-79--196
12 Marianne Li
2015
Bellevue, Wash. 80-44-73--197
T13 Giovana Maymon
2014
Huixquilucan, Mexico 83-39-77--199
13 Kayla Jones
2014
Milton, Ga. 80-39-80--199
13 Mai Dechathipat
2015
(Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 83-37-79--199
13 Muni He
2017
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 80-41-78--199
17 Isabella Skinner
2014
Cumming, Ga. 83-39-78--200
18 Courtney Dow
2016
Frisco, Texas 80-42-79--201
T19 Patricia Wong
2015
Walnut, Calif. 85-41-77--203
19 Sarah Cho
2014
San Diego, Calif. 84-41-78--203
19 Janet Mao
2015
Johns Creek, Ga. 86-41-76--203
T22 Sabrina Long
2015
Alpharetta, Ga. 86-40-78--204
22 Katharine Patrick
2015
West University Place, Texas 83-37-84--204
24 Taylor Tomlinson
2014
Gainesville, Fla. 91-42-75--208
25 Jordy LaBarbera
2014
Allen, Texas 88-44-82--214
26 Libby Thomas
2013
Midland, Texas 91-45-80--216
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Jamie Freedman
2014
Miami, Fla.
-DQ 6-6D
 

Burns earns first AJGA win at Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational
Brooks fires 5-under-par 67, captures first Invitational win

Montverde, Fla. — Second-round co-leader Sam Burns of Shreveport, La., shot a final-round 72 to outlast the field in the Boys Division and notch his first AJGA victory at Bella Collina Monday. In the Girls Division, Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Fla., overcame a one-stroke deficit with her final-round 5-under-par 67 to finish atop the leaderboard for the third time in 2011.

The Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational was a 45-hole stroke play event held at Bella Collina. The 78-player field consisted of junior boys and girls, ages 12-15, who have had success in this season's Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. In all, 15 states were represented along with players from 11 foreign countries. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,784 yards while the Girls Division played at 5,890 yards.

After finding himself in a five-way tie for the lead entering the final two holes, Burns knew he had to perform well to bring home the champion's trophy. He stuck his second shot on the par-4 No.8 to four inches and tapped in for birdie to take sole possession of the lead. His tournament total of 1-over-par 181 is his first win and fourth top-10 finish of the year.

“It's the first tournament I've played in a few months, and I've really been looking forward to it and working hard to get ready for it,” Burns said. “It means a lot to win here and get my first AJGA win.”

In second, one shot behind Burns, was Dylan Wu of Medford, Ore., and in third was Jorge Garcia of Miami. In a two-way tie for fourth was Carter Patterson of The Woodlands, Texas, and William Brueckner of Walnut Creek, Calif.

Brooks began the final round one shot behind the second-round leaders, but after a 1-under-par front nine, she knew she could be back on top. She began her back nine by holing out for eagle on the par-4 tenth, and followed it with birdies on Nos. 12, 15 and 16. Her tournament total of 2-over-par 182 gave her a two-stroke advantage and her first Invitational victory.

“My putting was really on today,” Brooks said. “I knew that if I kept making putts and stayed on the right track that I could win.”

Finishing in second, two shots behind Brooks, was Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley, Calif., with a tournament total of 4-over-par 184. Alone in third was Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla., with a 5-over-par 185.

Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an independent college preparatory school located in Montverde, Florida. The Academy prepares junior golfers, student athletes and students from across the world with world-class academics and nationally-recognized athletic programs.

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 the naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series.

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.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

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 on the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200 or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

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1. Sam Burns
Shreveport, LA
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Miami, FL
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Irving, TX
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Boys
Total
1
Sam Horsfield
140
2
Nathan Jeansonne
141
3
Austin Connelly
142
Girls
Total
1
Robynn Ree
141
T
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Jaravee Boonchant
142
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Lauren Stephenson
142
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