AJGA Preview at Bentwater (Ages 12-15)
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AJGA Preview at Bentwater (Ages 12-15)

Beveridge mounts comeback for first AJGA win

Escobedo, Shim Co-Medal
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  • Jason Beveridge of Houston, recorded his first AJGA victory in comeback fashion. Beveridge finished the first round eight strokes off the lead, but clawed his way back for a final-round 5-under-par 67 and a tournament total of 2-under-par 142.
  • “I think just a few more putts dropped,” the 13-year-old said. “I was hitting the ball quite similar. I just got a few more putts to drop on the back [nine].”
  • “I haven’t won in a while, and coming off a bad tournament [performance] last week, it felt great.”
  • The 2016 Little Linksters – Fall Series Championship winner carded six birdies and only one bogey to claim the championship by one stroke over Benjamin Sluzas of Lockport, Illinois.
  • The 15-year-old from Lockport fired a final-round 2-under-par 70, totaling four birdies and ending the tournament with a 1-under-par 143.
  • Truett Burns of Fredericksburg, Texas, finished third after a final-round 5-over-par 77. The 15-year-old ended the tournament with a total score of even-par 144.
  • Noah Koshi climbed up to fourth place after recording a 1-over-par 73 in the final round that gave the Pearl City, Hawaii, native a tournament total of 2-over-par 146. Three of Koshi’s four birdies for the round came on the back nine.
  • Three players finished the tournament T5 at 3-over-par 147. Brady Wilson of Gilbert, Arizona; Jose Ramirez of Medellin, Colombia; and Alejandro Murakami of (Mexico) Cincinnati, Ohio. Each golfer carded four birdies during the final round.
  • Eubin Shim of Waco, Texas, and Alexis Escobedo of Amarillo, Texas, fired matching scores on both days to finish the tournament as Co-Medalists. Shim and Escobedo finished T1 after a final-round 1-over-par 73 that left them both with a tournament total of 5-over-par 149. The two high school freshmen carded six birdies between them.
  • “I knew that I would have to go low today, and I knew that I was really gonna’ have to up my game and drop a lot more putts than I did yesterday,” said Escobedo, who found herself in the same grouping with first-round leader Jennifer Gu.
  • “It was nice because I could keep an eye on her scores, and really focus on my game instead of worrying about hers. It was nice to be able to play with such a good competitor.”
  • The Girls Division had three players finish T3. Natalie Cao of Sugarland, Texas; Paola Rosario-Sauri of Crestview, Florida; and Tzunami Polito of (Mexico) Franklin, Tennessee, finished with a two-day total of 7-over-par 151 that included 10 birdies between them.

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The AJGA Preview at Bentwater (Ages 12-15) is one of 15 events held as part of the Junior Golf Hub Preview Series. The Junior Golf Hub Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet played/been accepted to an AJGA tournament. This series, conducted during the spring, offers these new and returning members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and ACDS Junior All-Star Series events.

About the AJGA

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 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 910 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.