Newsmakers: July 30, 2007

Junior Round-up

Cory Whitsett

Cory Whitsett of Houston, won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, defeating fellow Texan Anthony Paolucci 8 and 7. Whitsett had birdies on Nos. 7 and 9 and parred Nos. 8, 10 and 11 in the morning portion of the 36-hole match play final to turn a 2-up deficit to a 3-up advantage. He finished with five birdies and just two bogeys in becoming only the second lefty to ever win the championship.

Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., captured the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, defeating Ayaka Kaneko of Honolulu, 4 and 3. The match was tied after the first 18 holes, but Park went 1-up on the 19th hole and never let the lead slip. The 14-year-old is the fourth-youngest winner in the championship's history.

Amateur Round-up

Brian Harman, the 2003 and 2004 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, won the Porter Cup with a 22-under-par 258, shattering the previous tournament scoring record by seven strokes. The University of Georgia junior defeated former Bulldog teammate Chris Kirk by nine strokes.

Alison Walshe defeated Jenny Suh 3 and 2 to capture the North & South Women's Amateur.

Professional Round-up

Jim Fuyrk defended his title at the Canadian Open, firing a final-round 7-under-par 64 to claim a one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh. Furyk started the day three strokes back of Singh, but he captured the lead with two birdies on his first three holes and a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.

Ronald Thatcher shot a final-round 6-under-par 65 to capture the Nationwide Tour's Cox Classic. Thatcher shot all four rounds in the 60s for his second Nationwide Tour victory.

 

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Weekly Results
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Boys
Total
1
Parker Coody
69
T
2
Joseph Kirkland
70
T
2
Mason Weld
70
T
2
Andrew Fernandes
70
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
70
2
Hillary Hernandez
73
T
3
Madison Kidd
74
T
3
Brielle Ward
74
T
3
Brooke Tyree
74
AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford
Boys
Total
1
Joseph Pagdin
67
T
2
Karl Vilips
68
T
2
Brian Terlesky
68
Girls
Total
T
1
Katie Hallinan
72
T
1
Mikayla Fitzpatrick
72
3
Jessica Yuen
73
JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship
Boys
Total
T
1
Rij Patel
70
T
1
Bennett Buch
70
T
3
Ethan Ng
71
T
3
Brent Ito
71
T
3
Ethan Uken
71
T
3
Will Halamandaris
71
Girls
Total
1
Pasinee Sritragul
74
T
2
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith
76
T
2
Ana Paula Ramirez
76
T
2
Isabella DiLisio
76
T
2
Sydney Mills
76
T
2
Josephine Jung
76
LA Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Dan Erickson
205
T
2
Cameron Henry
209
T
2
Ben Albin
209
Girls
Total
1
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
206
2
Katherine Muzi
213
T
3
Beth Lillie
217
T
3
Alisaundre Morallos
217
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