AJGA Preview at Osprey Point
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AJGA Preview at Osprey Point

Christensen III storms back for AJGA win

Llarena, DeAngulo, Shanahan co-medal
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  • Thomas Christensen III of Coral Springs, Florida, torched Osprey Point for eight birdies in the final round for a 7-under-par 65 to win the Boys Division with a tournament-total 6-under-par 138. The 16-year-old began the final round four strokes off the lead after carding a 1-over-par 73 in the first round that included an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole. Christensen III came storming back with four birdies on the front nine and four on the back that helped secure his first AJGA win as well as the low round in the Boys Division.
  • “Just coming out here and being able to make as many birdies as I did and limiting the mistakes just felt good on the inside,” said the Pompano Beach High School junior.
  • Alan Klenor of (Czech Republic) Longboat Key, Florida, and Britt Pero of Dunedin, Florida, finished T2 at 4-under-par 140 after each player shot final-round scores of 3-under-par 69 and 2-under-par 70, respectively. Klenor carded four birdies during the final round, while Pero totaled six.
  • Two players also finished tied for fourth place in the Boys Division. Atsyua Oishi of (Japan) Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Matthew Bruton of Bradenton, Florida, each fired a tournament-total 2-under-par 142. Oishi eagled the par-4 fourth hole during the final round, and recorded two other birdies on the front nine to finish 1-under-par 71. Bruton carded a pair of birdies for a final-round score of 1-over-par 73.
  • Three juniors finished tied for first place in the Girls Division. Maika Llarena Cervantes of Puebla, Mexico; Rachel DeAngulo of Miami, Florida; and Kelly Shanahan of Coral Springs, Florida, finished as Co-Medalists with a tournament-total 3-over-par 147.

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The AJGA Preview at Osprey Point 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.