My Scotty Cameron Moment - August 18, 2008

Each week, the AJGA honors the boy and girl junior golfers who shoot the lowest round during the final tournament round. Each of these players will be presented with one of this year's new Scotty Cameron putter covers in silver or gold. In this feature, we will hear from the players each week who take home this honor and what helped them get there.

PING Phoenix Junior

“No. 8 was my special hole this week,” said James Back of Cerritos, Calif., who carded a 5-under-par 67 to win the event. “I had an eagle on it during both the second and final rounds. Overall, my putting was really good, I only had 29 during the final round.”

“Today was a great ball-striking day,” said Kevin Gillick of Scottsdale, Ariz., who carded a 5-under-par 67. “I kept it in play and made putts, but I think my highlight was a 30-foot putt on No. 10.”

“My day started out really good,” said Sejun Yoon of Oceanside, Calif., who was the co-medalist during the qualifier and then fired a final-round 67. “I made three birdies, but my favorite hole was No. 8 where I put it to about 15 feet on my second shot.”

“I was in control of my game today,” said Nicholas Losole III of Scottsdale, Ariz., who carded a final-round 67. “I birdied No. 18, and with the flagstick where it was, that was a big deal for me. I also made a 25-foot putt on No. 12 that really got me going.”

“There were some really tricky hole locations, but it was easy to make birdie if you were hitting the ball straight,” said Victoria Sungmin Park of Irvine, Calif., who fired a 4-under-par 68 to earn her first AJGA victory. “I struggled with that at first, but really worked on it over the two days and pulled it together during the final round.”

Golf Pride Junior Classic

“I made everything inside of 10 feet,” said Michael Cromie of Cary, N.C., who carded a final-round 68. “That really helped me shoot low.”

“On No. 5 I hit a 4-iron to about two feet at that right pin and made birdie,” said tournament champion Evan Beck of Virginia Beach, Va., who also fired a final-round 68.

Dalhousie Junior Championship

"I had an eagle on No. 18,” said Josh Alford of Marion, Ark., who carded a 4-under-par 68. “I hit a 5-wood from 230 yards to about 12 feet."

"On my No. 18 tee shot I hit it in the fairway, that made me happy,” said tournament champion Ani Gulugian of Irvine, Calif., who fired a 4-under-par 68 during the final round to take home her second victory in as many weeks. “I hit it in the bunker the other two days."

Scissortail Junior Championship

"I hit 17 fairways today and the one I missed I still made par,” said Jade Scott of Daingerfield, Texas, who fired a final-round 4-under-par 68. “It was a great day."

"I chipped in for birdie on No. 16, so that was a highlight toward the end," said Kayli Quinton of Cypress, Texas, who carded a 2-under-par 70 to finish out the tournament.

CorseMax/Philadelphia Runner Junior

“I bogeyed the thirteenth hole which I wasn’t too happy about,” said Grant Martens of Pittsburgh, Pa., who finished the tournament with a 2-under-par 68. “But then I lipped my approach shot out from the fairway on No. 14 for eagle, so I had a tap-in birdie.”

“I played eight really bad holes, but then I stuck it to four feet on No. 18,” said Marisa Kamelgarn of Mahopac, N.Y., of who carded a final-round 75. “I made birdie so that was a good way to end my round."

Past My Scotty Cameron Moments

AJGA New Mexico Open
Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Junior Championship
AJGA Knoxville Junior Open
Emerson Junior Golf Classic
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Blumberg Group Junior Classic
Randy Wise Junior Open

Stanford Financial Junior Championship hosted by David Gossett
Lockton/Capitol Federal Kansas City Junior
AJGA Arkansas Junior at Blessings
Lessing's AJGA Classic
TEE UP Junior Challenge

Junior All-Star at Petersburg
Old Second Bank Junior Championship at Aurora
Junior All-Star at Lubbock hosted by Randy Smith
Fidelity Investments Junior Classic at the Bay Club

Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament
The Club Car Junior hosted by Charles Howell III
Hanmi Bank Junior Open
Trader Joe's Junior Championship
Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout
Future Legends
McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship
Dodge/Bob Estes Abilene Junior
AJGA Junior at New Castle
CORE Realty Holdings Junior presented by TomatoBank
HP Boys Junior Championship

Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
Rolex Tournament of Champions
Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch
Junior All-Star at Nemacolin

ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic
SAP Junior Open
Elbit Systems of America Junior Golf Classic
First American Title Junior Classic

Heritage Junior Championship
Sta-Green® Junior All-Star Championship
Aldila Junior at Oak Tree
AJGA Las Vegas Junior
Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior

Junior All-Star at Lake Havasu
John Deere Classic Junior Open
Junior All-Star at Aspen
Medicus Preseason Junior at Callaway Gardens
AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T
Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic

Thunderbird International Junior

Junior All-Star at Harmony

Medicus Preseason Junior at Rochester presented by Wegmans LPGA and Xerox Classic
Golf World/Medicus Preseason Junior at Rancho Mirage

I.R.I./Srixon Mixed Team Championship hosted by Jim Furyk
Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland

Medicus Preseason Junior at Texarkana
AJGA Cliffs Championship

Medicus Preseason Junior at Walnut Creek
Horseshoe Bend Junior Classic