CAPTURES FIRST AJGA VICTORY IN COLUMBUSWeaver wraps up wire-to-wire win at the Scarlet Course
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cameron Wilson of Rowayton, Conn., captured
the Boys Division title at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course
with a closing-round 3-over-par 74. Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale,
Ariz., fired a final-round 2-over-par 73 to
coast to a five-shot victory in the Girls Division at the Nationwide Insurance
Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament.
Conducted by the American Junior
Golf Association, the Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial
Tournament was a 54-hole stroke play event held at The Ohio State University
Golf Club – Scarlet Course. The tournament field featured 75 boys and 24 girls,
ages 15-18, from 24 states, Mexico,
Canada and Taiwan.
The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 7,017 yards, while the Girls
Division played the layout at 6,061 yards.
Wilson finished as the only player under par in the
Boys Division with a tournament total of 3-under-par 210. Wilson’s 2-under-par 34 on the front nine gave him
a large cushion and despite carding a 5-over-par 40 on his final nine, the 2010
graduate eased his way to a five-shot win.
“It’s big to finally win one,” Wilson
said. “I’ve been knocking on the door for so long. Everyone I knew had already
won one of these and for some reason or another I hadn’t. I had a good first
round and never had to chase anyone this week.”
Jordan Janico of Duluth,
Ga., and Chad Merzbacher of Dublin, Ohio,
finished tied for second at 2-over-par 215. Ross Frankenberg of Barrington,
Ill., finished in fourth at 3-over-par 216,
while Daniel Stringfellow of Roselle, Ill.,
and Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky.,
rounded out the boys top five with 4-over-par 217s.
With a 3-over-par 216 tournament
total, Weaver captured her fourth AJGA win and her first since the AJGA Las
Vegas Junior in 2008. She carded a double bogey at the sixth and a 2-over-par
38 on the front nine to allow her pursuers to draw within one. However, birdies
at Nos. 14 and 16 led to an even-par 35 on the back nine. The Nationwide
Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament was her third AJGA event
in the last month.
“It’s hectic being on the road so
much,” Weaver said. “I got kind of home sick staying in hotels all the time,
but it’s worth it to play all these tournaments.”
Emma Talley of Princeton,
Ky., finished in second with an 8-over-par
221 tournament total after signing for a final-round 3-over-par 74. Lauren
Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
finished third with an 11-over-par 224 tournament total.
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 largest Association of its
kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more
than 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA's National
Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's
success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA,
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. More than 200 former AJGA juniors
currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 wins.
AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis
Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel
and Julieta Granada.
For more information about the Nationwide Insurance
Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament, please contact AJGA National
Headquarters at (770) 868-4200