News

Three things for Sunday at #AJGAThunderbird

9650-three-things-for-sunday-at-ajgathunderbird.jpg
  • Kaiwen Liu of San Diego leads the Boys Division after firing a first-round 6-under-par 66. This is his second time at Thunderbird International Junior and he is chasing his second AJGA championship. Liu tees off No.1 at 9:15 a.m. with William Moll of Houston and Ryan Grider of Lewisville, Texas. Rachel Heck of Memphis, Tennessee, is the Girls Division leader after carding a 4-under-par 68. She is also competing in her second Thunderbird after finishing fifth in 2016. Heck tees off No.1 at 8:45 with Alyaa Abdulghany of Newport Beach, California, and Youngin Chun of Gainesville, Florida.
  • 26 players turned in first-round scores of under par. The 18 boys include:
    • Kaiwen Liu (-6)
    • William Moll (-5)
    • Ryan Grider (-5)
    • Eugene Hong (-5)
    • Ricky Castillo (-3)
    • Will Thomson (-3)
    • Cole Hammer (-3)
    • Wocheng (Aden) Ye (-3)
    • Sampson-Yunhe Zheng (-2)
    • Josh Armstrong (-2)
    • Travis Vick (-2)
    • Karl Vilips (-2)
    • Parker Coody (-1)
    • Pierceson Coody (-1)
    • Noah Norton (-1)
    • Won Jun Lee (-1)
    • Agustin Errázuriz (-1)
    • Ryan Gerard (-1)
  • The eight girls include:
    • Rachel Heck (-4)
    • Alyaa Abdulghany (-3)
    • Youngin Chun (-2)
    • Sophie Guo (-2)
    • Zixuan (Jennifer) Zhou (-1)
    • Aubree Jones (-1)
    • Yealimi Noh (-1)
    • Michaela Morard (-1)
  • After the first round, players competed in the Glo-Birds Putting Competition. Players were challenged on a six-hole track made up of over 1,000 glow sticks.