Aug. 9, 2010

My Scotty Cameron Moment

Zach Zaback receives his Scotty Cameron putter cover from Vermont Governor Jim Douglas at the Killington Junior Golf Championship.
Each week, the AJGA honors one boy and one girl at every AJGA tournament who shoot the low final-round score. Below we hear from players at recent events as they recount the defining moment of their round.

Randy Wise Junior Open


“I made putts on the front nine,” said Jake McBride of Hartville, Ohio, after posting a 5-under-par 67. “I almost aced No. 3. The ball flew into the bottom of the cup and then popped out about 20 feet. I had a great birdie putt on No. 4 which definitely kick started my round. I ran in a 45-50 footer on No. 6 and then birdied Nos. 7 and 9 to go 4-under-par on the front. I made some close wedge shots on the back and made some quality shots. I am really excited about getting the Scotty Cameron cover because I don’t even have a putter cover, so I definitely have been wanting one.”

"My putting was consistently good all week,” said Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor, Ill.,
after a 1-over-par 73. “My irons were good today, I was able to utilize them well."

"My putting saved me today,” said Lauren Grogan of Columbus, Ohio. “No. 9 was really hard, especially with the wind and the narrow fairway, but I was able to make a birdie. It was great to shoot 1-under-par on the front nine."

Killington Junior Golf Championship


"I hit the ball well and made a lot of putts,” Zach Zaback of Farmington, Conn., said after a 5-under-par 66 and third-place finish. “I also had a little bit of luck. I was 5-under-par on the front so I was just trying to grind it out on the back. It feels good to shoot my personal best in a tournament like this. My best hole was No. 6. I holed out from 30 or 40 yards for eagle. It got me excited and I wanted to keep that momentum going."

 

"My best hole was No. 17,” said Jacquelyn Eleey of Quincy, Mass., of her 1-over-par 72 round. “I made a 30-foot putt for birdie to get back to even. It felt good and I was excited."

Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open

“I reached my goal of getting a win this summer and it feels nice to now have two,” Boys Division Champion Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., said after a final-round 5-under-par 67.  “Coming from behind, I had no expectations to win."


“I was just trying to treat this like any other round and stay focused,” said Girls Division Champion Hannah O’Sullivan of Cupertino, Calif., who became the fourth-youngest player to win an AJGA event. ”I just took one shot at a time and didn’t want to worry about scores or rankings.”


 
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Weekly Results
EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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