AJGA FLORIDA JUNIOR
Weston Hills Country Club
Weston, Fla. • June 27 - 30

Media Score WESTON, Fla. -- First Round results from the AJGA Florida Junior conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Weston Hills Country Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6987. Rating: 74. Slope: 135
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6095. Rating: 75.5. Slope: 137

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kristian Caparros
2015
Hollywood, Fla. 36-31--67
2 Edward Figueroa
2012
Naples, Fla. 35-34--69
3 Austin Powell
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 35-35--70
T4 Remec Carlson
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 33-38--71
4 Carlos Pena
2012
Mission, Texas 36-35--71
4 Jorge Garcia
2015
Miami, Fla. 38-33--71
T7 Zachary Toste
2012
Pembroke Pines, Fla. 38-34--72
7 Tyler Gentilella
2012
Parkland, Fla. 33-39--72
7 Andrew Ettinger
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 36-36--72
7 Danny Walker
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 37-35--72
T11 Daniel De La Garza
2013
Monterrey, Mexico 36-37--73
11 Jared Carver
2012
Weston, Fla. 37-36--73
11 Alejandro Romero
2012
Bogota, Colombia 35-38--73
11 Michael Perez
2012
Weston, Fla. 36-37--73
11 Nicholas Pandelena
2012
Atkinson, N.H. 35-38--73
11 Ramsey Touchberry
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 37-36--73
11 Michael Visacki
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 37-36--73
11 Austen Truslow
2014
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 36-37--73
T19 Brandon Smith
2012
Parkland, Fla. 37-37--74
19 Jeffrey Meltzer
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 36-38--74
19 Joey Kron
2011
Coto de Caza, Calif. 38-36--74
19 Ryan Henry
2012
Weston, Fla. 37-37--74
19 Eliott Azoulay
2013
Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 35-39--74
19 Irvin Matutina, Jr.
2012
Miami, Fla. 35-39--74
19 Ryan Celano
2014
Naples, Fla. 35-39--74
19 Nicolas Cavero
2012
Doral, Fla. 38-36--74
19 Jake Sherwin
2012
Cape Coral, Fla. 37-37--74
T28 Gabriel Ormachea
2012
Aventura, Fla. 37-38--75
28 Jacob Ross
2013
Brookhaven, Miss. 39-36--75
28 Christopher Gonzalez
2013
Coconut Creek, Fla. 37-38--75
28 Craig Hornberger
2013
Lancaster, Pa. 34-41--75
28 Osten Waite
2012
Ocala, Fla. 38-37--75
T33 Spencer Ciesla
2012
Naples, Fla. 37-39--76
33 Bernardo Curbelo
2015
(Venezuela) Bradenton, Fla. 38-38--76
33 Andrew Mangini
2011
Margate, Fla. 39-37--76
33 Josh Lieberman
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 38-38--76
T37 Christopher Ingham
2011
Miami, Fla. 39-38--77
37 Michael Primavera
2012
Naples, Fla. 37-40--77
37 Jose Vega
2012
(Colombia) Miami, Fla. 38-39--77
37 Jace McCarron
2012
Hokinton, Mass. 40-37--77
37 James Dornes
2012
Lancaster, Pa. 36-41--77
T42 Benjamin Davis
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 42-36--78
42 Harley Abrams
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 37-41--78
42 Esteban Rodriguez
2012
Bogota, Colombia 40-38--78
42 Oliver Vaidis
2012
(Czech Republic) Bradenton, Fla. 42-36--78
42 Derron Peyton
2012
Boynton Beach, Fla. 37-41--78
T47 Jesse Perkins
2012
West Babylon, N.Y. 39-40--79
47 Stefano Diaz
2012
Key Biscayne, Fla. 41-38--79
47 Michael Heda
2013
Weston, Fla. 40-39--79
47 Ryan Haxel
2012
St. Louis, Mo. 41-38--79
51 Brendan Frasier
2013
Encinitas, Calif. 39-42--81
52 Richard Zhang
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 42-42--84
53 Brock Drogosch
2013
Windermere, Fla. 44-41--85
54 Raleigh Chapin
2012
Doylestown, Pa. 48-44--92
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Natalia Forero
2014
Cali, Colombia 35-34--69
2 A.J. Newell
2011
Tampa, Fla. 36-35--71
3 Yvonne Zheng
2013
(China) Bradenton, Fla. 38-34--72
T4 Christina Ocampo
2012
Delray Beach, Fla. 37-36--73
4 Nicole Ferre
2012
Weston, Fla. 38-35--73
T6 Robbi Howard
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 38-36--74
6 Marissa Kay
2013
Delray Beach, Fla. 37-37--74
6 Sierra Brooks
2016
Sorrento, Fla. 38-36--74
T9 Aliea Clark
2014
Carlsbad, Calif. 35-40--75
9 Kristine Odaiyar
2013
Ocala, Fla. 37-38--75
T11 Vivian Hsuan Chen
2013
(Taiwan) Bradenton, Fla. 37-39--76
11 Kailey Walsh
2012
Boca Raton, Fla. 37-39--76
11 Anna Sophia Bohmer
2013
Cali, Colombia 38-38--76
T14 Maggie Chio
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 36-41--77
14 Anna Newell
2014
Tampa, Fla. 38-39--77
14 Martina Bertuccioli
2013
Cordoba, Argentina 39-38--77
17 Giovana Maymon
2014
Huixquilucan, Mexico 38-40--78
18 Madison Lellyo
2014
Windermere, Fla. 39-40--79
T19 Maria Maymon
2012
Huixquilucan, Mexico 38-42--80
19 Ashley Malinchak
2014
Parkland, Fla. 42-38--80
19 Rosanna Lederhausen
2013
Hinsdale, Ill. 41-39--80
19 Shane Crutchfield
2012
St. Petersburg, Fla. 43-37--80
23 Stefanie Mitchell
2012
Sarasota, Fla. 43-38--81
24 Alison Eleey
2012
Quincy, Mass. 44-39--83
 

Caparros takes the lead at the AJGA Florida Junior
Forero leads by two strokes at Weston Hills Country Club - Tour Course

WESTON, Fla. — Kristian Caparros of Miami Lakes, Fla., carded a 5-under-par 67 to lead after the first round of the AJGA Florida Junior at Weston Hills Country Club — Tour Course. Natalia Forero of Cali, Colombia, sits atop the leaderboard in the Girls Division after shooting a 3-under-par 69.

The AJGA Florida Junior is a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Weston Hills Country Club — Tour Course. The event features 54 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from nine states and 10 countries. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,987 yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 6,095 yards.

Caparros completed the front nine at even-par. Despite the rain delay, Caparros made 5 birdies on the back nine at Weston Hills Country Club — Tour Course, to finish with a total of six birdies for the day.

“I birdied No. 11, then also birdied No. 12 and just kept it together,” Caparros said. “I was just waiting for the day to come when I made everything and I guess today was the day I made everything.”

In second place Edward Figueroa of Naples, Fla., carded 3-under-par 69, and Austin Powell of Jupiter, Fla., is in third with 2-under-par 70. Carlos Pena of Mission, Texas, Jorge Garcia of Miami, Fla., and Remec Carlson of Bradenton, Fla., carded 1-under-par 71 to tie for fourth place.

Forero finished fourth at the AJGA Florida Junior in 2010. Tuesday's first round included five birdies, which built her confidence.

“On No. 10 I had some difficulties in the practice round, but today I was able to birdie that hole and it gave me confidence to keep going further for the rest of the holes,” Forero said. “I am going to think I am starting from zero tomorrow and that it is my first day of the tournament.”

In the Girls Division, A.J. Newell of Tampa, Fla., is in second after the first round carding a 1-under-par 71. Yvonne Zheng of Bradenton, Fla., shot even-par 72 and is in 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.

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 AJGA Florida Junior please contact AJGA Headquarters at (678) 315-3446 or visit the AJGA website at ajga.org.

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