THE PING INVITATIONAL
Karsten Creek
Stillwater, Okla. • October 8 - 11

Media Score STILLWATER, Okla. -- Final results from the The PING Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Karsten Creek.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7379. Rating: 77.1. Slope: 152
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6306. Rating: 79.1. Slope: 147

Boys Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Jordan Spieth
2011
Dallas, Texas 69-69-70--208
2 Emiliano Grillo
2011
(Argentina) Bradenton, Fla. 73-72-72--217
3 Beau Hossler
2013
Mission Viejo, Calif. 75-71-72--218
T4 Oliver Schniederjans
2011
Powder Springs, Ga. 68-80-72--220
4 Yi Keun Chang
2012
Walnut, Calif. 70-77-73--220
4 Gavin Hall
2013
Pittsford, N.Y. 73-75-72--220
7 Shun Yat Hak
2012
Lake Mary, Fla. 72-75-75--222
8 Patrick Rodgers
2011
Avon, Ind. 77-77-71--225
9 Zachary Wright
2012
Phoenix, Ariz. 74-78-74--226
10 Michael Johnson
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 73-79-75--227
T11 Michael Kim
2011
Del Mar, Calif. 82-75-71--228
11 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 78-78-72--228
T13 J.J. Holen
2011
Castaic, Calif. 79-70-80--229
13 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 75-77-77--229
13 Matt Pinizzotto
2011
Salinas, Calif. 80-75-74--229
T16 JD Tomlinson
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 73-81-76--230
16 Brendan Connolly
2011
Castle Rock, Colo. 74-81-75--230
16 Nicholas Grubnich
2011
Crown Point, Ind. 78-75-77--230
19 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 76-79-76--231
T20 Wyndham Clark
2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. 73-80-79--232
20 Byron Meth
2011
San Diego, Calif. 78-74-80--232
20 Nicholas Scott
2011
Union, Ohio 81-77-74--232
20 Jimmy Beck
2011
Columbus, Ga. 78-75-79--232
20 Tyler Dunlap
2011
Westlake, Texas 82-78-72--232
T25 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 80-73-80--233
25 Motin Yeung
2012
Orlando, Fla. 77-78-78--233
T27 Joseph Winslow
2011
Overland Park, Kan. 77-80-78--235
27 Tolver Dozier
2011
Dothan, Ala. 78-80-77--235
29 Will Zalatoris
2014
Plano, Texas 74-82-80--236
30 Zachary Olsen
2013
Cordova, Tenn. 77-78-82--237
T31 Andrew Lister
2011
Coronado, Calif. 80-77-81--238
31 Andrew Fogg
2011
Greenwood, Ind. 81-79-78--238
31 Andrew Levitt
2012
Ladera Ranch, Calif. 79-81-78--238
T34 Jonathan Garrick
2012
Atherton, Calif. 80-79-80--239
34 Tanner Kesterson
2011
Plano, Texas 78-82-79--239
36 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 85-81-76--242
T37 Jonathan Sanders
2012
Chatsworth, Calif. 81-83-80--244
37 Chase Koepka
2012
Lake Worth, Fla. 81-78-85--244
T39 Brian Campbell
2011
Irvine, Calif. 76-94-82--252
39 Carter Page
2012
Waynesville, N.C. 79-87-86--252
39 Zane Thomas
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 88-82-82--252
42 Charlie Saxon
2011
Tulsa, Okla. 86-88-81--255
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Matthew Ceravolo
2011
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
83-JWD
-
David Lee
2012
Houston, Texas
85-JWD
-
Taylor Moore
2012
Edmond, Okla.
-DQ - 6-6d
         
Girls Division
Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Kristen Park
2011
Buena Park, Calif. 74-70-67--211
T2 Kyung Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 67-74-75--216
2 Shannon Aubert
2014
Champions Gate, Fla. 73-71-72--216
T4 Yueer Cindy Feng
2014
Orlando, Fla. 74-72-72--218
4 Ariya Jutanugarn
2014
Bangkok, Thailand 71-72-75--218
4 Moriya Jutanugarn
2013
Bangkok, Thailand 70-72-76--218
7 Lindsey Weaver
2012
Scottsdale, Ariz. 72-75-75--222
8 Victoria Tanco
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 79-70-76--225
T9 Karen Chung
2013
Livingston, N.J. 74-78-75--227
9 Tiffany Lim
2011
San Jose, Calif. 73-74-80--227
9 Doris Chen
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 79-75-73--227
T12 Irina Paulin Gabasa
2011
Cebu, Philippines 78-75-75--228
12 Esther Lee
2013
Norwalk, Calif. 79-74-75--228
T14 A.J. Newell
2011
Tampa, Fla. 74-77-78--229
14 Gabriella Then
2013
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 76-75-78--229
T16 Ginger Howard
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 77-77-78--232
16 Erynne Lee
2011
Silverdale, Wash. 79-81-72--232
18 Samantha Wagner
2015
Windermere, Fla. 82-74-79--235
T19 Kaira Martin
2011
Paradise Valley, Ariz. 78-78-80--236
19 Lauren Kim
2012
Los Altos, Calif. 79-76-81--236
21 Ashlan Ramsey
2013
Milledgeville, Ga. 81-74-82--237
22 Stephanie Liu
2015
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 77-82-79--238
23 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 78-80-81--239
T24 Marijosse Navarro
2014
San Antonio, Texas 81-79-80--240
24 Anna Kim
2012
Chandler, Ariz. 80-80-80--240
26 Jennifer Yang
2011
Coquitlam, British Columbia 85-76-81--242
27 Patricia Lee
2012
Lone Tree, Colo. 80-92-85--257
 

Spieth, Park Finish Strong to Win The PING Invitational
Champions are only players under par at Karsten Creek

STILLWATER, Okla. — Jordan Spieth dominated the Boys Division to return to the winner's circle at The PING Invitational, while Kristen Park tied the women's course record in Monday's final round, claiming the girls' title at the fifth annual AJGA event at Karsten Creek.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, The PING Invitational was a 54-hole stroke play event held at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. The 72-player field featured players from 19 states, Canada, the Philippines and Thailand. The Boys Division played Karsten Creek at 7,379 yards, while the Girls Division played at 6,306 yards.

Spieth, the 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, entered the final round with a seven-stroke lead and continued to distance himself from the field after a phenomenal 5-under-par 31 on the front nine. Spieth's lead grew as large as 11 shots, ensuring there would be no drama as he sought his second PING Invitational title in three years.

“I wanted to continue to stay aggressive like yesterday,” Spieth said about his front nine. “I wanted to stay below the hole, but still be aggressive. It paid off and I got some putts to drop, and all of a sudden I got in a routine; I got in a zone.”

The wind kicked up on the back nine, and despite giving a few shots back, he cruised to a nine-shot victory, shooting a 2-under-par 70 to finish the week at 69-69-70—208. Spieth was the only boy to finish the week under par.

Spieth is best known for being among the leaders in the final round of the PGA TOUR's HP Byron Nelson Championship this summer. But in the AJGA, he has long been among the top players, reaching the height of junior golf in 2009 when he was named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year.

He now has four AJGA victories and a win at the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

In second place was defending champion Emiliano Grillo, an Argentinian who resides in Bradenton, Fla. Grillo finished at 1-over-par 217. Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., finished 10 off the lead to take third place at 2-over-par 218.

Tied for fourth at 220 were Yi Keun Chang of Diamond Bar, Calif., Gavin Hall of Pittsford, N.Y., and Oliver Schniederjans of Powder Springs, Ga.

In the Girls Division, Park tied the course record set by Kyung Kim in the first round, allowing her to overcome the three-stroke gap between her and Kim at the start of the day.

“My first two days I was struggling with my putting, but my shots made up for it,” Park said. “But today, everything just came together.”

Park bogeyed her first hole, but then the birdies began pouring in as she birdied four of her next six holes, taking over the lead in the process. Adding two more birdies on her back nine, she never looked back en route to a five-stroke victory. Her closing score of 5-under-par 67 was the only girls' final-round score under par. Park won the Rolex Tournament of Champions earlier this year.

“I've been working hard this year, and this is one tournament I've always wanted to win,” she said.

Kim, of Chandler, Ariz., finished tied for second place with Shannon Aubert of Orlando, Fla., at even-par 216. Tied for fourth place at 2-over-par 218 were Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., and sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand.

This week's tournament title partner, PING, designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment including metal woods, irons, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 by the late Karsten Solheim. Solheim is the only person to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a golf club manufacturer. Today, the Phoenix-based company is under the direction of Solheim's youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.pinggolf.com.

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 30 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.

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For more information on The PING Invitational, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

 
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Boys
Total
T
1
Harrison Ott
70
T
1
Derrick Villarreal
70
3
Michael Abrahamson
71
Girls
Total
1
Sienna Chapman
70
T
2
Riley Rennell
71
T
2
Madeleine Garay
71
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Boys
Total
1
Reese Ramsey
143
2
Connor Coffee
146
T
3
Michael Brown
147
T
3
Davis Thompson
147
Girls
Total
1
Kayley Marschke
148
2
Mai Dechathipat
151
T
3
Michaela Owen
153
T
3
Anneke Strobach
153
T
3
Athena Yang
153
Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open
Boys
Total
1
Sutherland Stith
135
T
2
Noah Goodwin
137
T
2
Riley Casey
137
Girls
Total
1
Cheyenne Knight
141
2
Hillary Hernandez
142
3
Karen Miyamoto
144
AJGA Annapolis Junior
Boys
Total
1
John Pak
139
2
Cole Hand
142
3
Bennett Buch
143
Girls
Total
1
Jiayu Kong
143
T
2
Julia Calbi
147
T
2
Nikolette Schroeder
147
AJGA Junior at Mayacama
Boys
Total
1
*Eddy Lai
214
2
Isaiah Salinda
214
3
Jack Ireland
219
Girls
Total
1
Marianne Li
217
2
Beth Lillie
219
3
Kathleen Scavo
220
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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