Explore Lompoc Preview at La Purisima
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Explore Lompoc Preview at La Purisima

Greaser bottles lighting at La Purisima

Tang, Mission share Girls Division title
  • Austin Greaser of Vandalia, Ohio, entered Sunday with a four-stroke advantage over two players. In his final round, Greaser shot out of the gate birding three of his first four holes, however Greaser gave a few back on the back nine enroot to a 1-under-par 71. The Ohio junior ended his tournament with a final round score of 4-under-par 140. Greaser was the only player in the field to shoot rounds under par. This is Greaser’s first victory with the AJGA.
  • Brian Arnold of La Canada, California, carded a 3-over-par 75 in his final to finish in second with a 36-hole score of 4-over-par 148. Arnold carded six birdies over the course of the two-day tournament and even recorded an eagle at No. 4 on Saturday.
  • Christian Lee of Bellevue, Washington finished in third with a two-round total of 5-over-par 149. Lee ended with back-to-back birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to finish his tournament.
  • Joseph Chun of Irvine, California and Ian Fritz of Las Vegas finished T4 at 7-over-par 151.
  • Selena Tang of Fremont, California and Riana Mission of Las Vegas finished T1 after carding 10-over-par 154 in each of their final rounds.
  • Tang weathered the storm throughout her last round rolling in thirteen pars. Tang held the lead for most of the tournament being careful not to make any major mistakes and ride the wave of momentum to a final round 5-over-par 77. Overall, it was a strong showing for the class of 2023 grad.
  • Mission went back-and-forth with Tang in the final group of the day. She put pressure on Tang all the way to the end of the round rolling in a birdie on No. 15 to cut Tang’s lead to one stroke. With a par on No. 18, Mission found herself in a tie with Tang after 36 holes leading her to the podium alongside her playing partner.
  • Jiya Dalal of San Diego finished in solo third with a two-round total of 11-over-par 155. Dalal also carded the low round of the day for the girls with a 3-over-par 75.

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About the Junior Golf Hub Preview Series

The AJGA Preview at La Purisima presented by Explore Lompoc 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. Some notable Preview Series alumni include the PGA TOUR’s Xander Schauffele and the LPGA’s Alison Lee.

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.