WOODMERE, N.Y. -- Dong Su of Richmond, British Columbia won the Boys Division at the Lessing’s AJGA Classic by firing a 5-under-par 135 tournament total. Kelly Shon of Port Washington, N.Y., won in the Girls Division with a 1-over-par 141 tournament total.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Lessing’s AJGA Classic was a 36-hole stroke play event held at The Woodmere Club. The 98-player field featured players from 22 states and 3 countries. The par-70 course played at 6,269 yards for the Boys Division and 5,725 yards for the Girls Division.
Su said he used his driver to hoist him atop the leaderboard this week. Hitting the green from the tee on the par-4 No. 7, Su eagled the hole and used that momentum to win the tournament.
“I just came out to play the best I can,” Su said. “I hit my driver pretty good and played pretty solid, so it worked out.”
Su birdied Nos. 2, 3, 5, and eagled No. 7 for a 3-under-par 32 on the front nine. He then drove the green again on No. 10 en route to birdie for a back nine score of 1-over-par 36 and a 2-under-par 68 on the day.
Michael Kania of Haverford, Pa., finished in second place with a 4-under-par 136 tournament total. Minghao Wang of Reunion, Fla., placed third carding a 1-under-par 139 tournament total, while Cameron Wilson of Rowayton, Conn., finished fourth posting an even-par 140. Tied for fifth recording 2-over-par 142 tournament totals were Brendan Doyle of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Juan Pablo Hernandez of Mexico City.
In the Girls Division, Shon said after changing putters last week, she must have made the right decision.
“I haven’t had two days of 28 putts in a long time,” Shon said.
With birdies on Nos. 7, 8, 10, and 17, Shon said she was consistently playing well, finishing with an even-par 70 final-round total.
Brittany Altomare of Shrewsbury, Mass., finished in second posting a 3-over-par 143 for the week. Marina Alex of Wayne, N.J., recorded a 7-over-par 147 two-day total to finish third.
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WOODMERE, N.Y. — Final results from the Lessing's AJGA Classic conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Woodmere
Club. Par: Boys: 35-35—70; Girls: 35-35—70. Yardage: Boys: 6,269; Girls: 5,725. Rating/Slope: Boys: 71.4/130; Girls: 73/125.
Dong Su, Richmond, British Columbia 67-68—135
Michael Kania, Haverford, Pa. 67-69—136
Minghao Wang, Reunion, Fla. 70-69—139
Cameron Wilson, Rowayton, Conn. 73-67—140
Brendan Doyle, Beverly Hills, Calif. 72-70—142
Juan Pablo Hernandez, Mexico City, Mexico 69-73—142
Mateusz Jedrzejczyk, Warsaw, Poland 74-69—143
Andrew Tursky, Hillsborough, N.J. 70-74—144
Michael Coriasso, Grand Blanc, Mich. 76-69—145
Anthony Aloi, Plainsboro, N.J. 73-72—145
Dane Voss, Jonesborough, Tenn. 71-74—145
Josh Bamberger, Waterloo, Ontario 75-71—146
Stephen Scialo, New City, N.Y. 72-74—146
Joseph Lovas, Manhasset, N.Y. 71-76—147
Alexander Andruskevich, New York, N.Y. 74-74—148
Chandler Smith-Stetson, Albuquerque, N.M. 74-74—148
Donald DeNyse III, Albany, N.Y. 71-77—148
Drew Baity, Greenwich, Conn. 78-71—149
Devin Komline, Dorset, Vt. 75-74—149
Gene Yang, East Brunswick, N.J. 74-75—149
Brian Czarnecki, Greenwich, Conn. 72-77—149
Mark McMillen Jr., Smithfield, N.C. 73-76—149
David Pastore, Greenwich, Conn. 76-74—150
Brian Murphy, Wilton, Conn. 74-76—150
Michael Furci, Sayville, N.Y. 80-71—151
Bryce Chalkley, Chester, Va. 75-76—151
Andrew Cho, Howey in The Hills, Fla. 76-75—151
Darren Saqui, Cerritos, Calif. 74-77—151
Gabriel Lainez, Fairfax, Va. 80-72—152
Kyle Stucklen, Sayville, N.Y. 78-74—152
Matthew Porter, Cortland, N.Y. 78-74—152
Michael Cheng, Woodbury, N.Y. 76-76—152
John David Hunter, Bluefield, Va. 77-76—153
Karsten Majors, Bixby, Okla. 73-80—153
Max Bichsel, Cranbury, N.J. 78-76—154
John Lessing, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 78-77—155
Joshua Goldstein, Liberty, N.Y. 78-77—155
Tom Shin, Moorestown, N.J. 78-77—155
Richard Sung, Closter, N.J. 76-79—155
John Nurczynski, Newtonville, Mass. 77-78—155
James Pleat, Nashua, N.H. 81-75—156
Hunter Stone, South Deerfield, Mass. 79-77—156
Rand Araskog, Locust Valley, N.Y. 78-78—156
Justin Deitz, Cllifton Park, N.Y. 78-78—156
Daniel Walker, Earlysville, Va. 75-81—156
Russell Burke, Pinehurst, N.C. 78-79—157
Tyler Brown, Lee's Summit, Mo. 78-79—157
Michael McCarthy, Tolland, Conn. 77-80—157
Nick Urso, Lake Worth, Fla. 81-77—158
Chris Ortiz, Rio Rancho, N.M. 81-77—158
Brandon Meltzer, Melville, N.Y. 80-78—158
Jisoo Park, Dix Hills, N.Y. 79-79—158
Timothy Rosenhouse, Dix Hills, N.Y. 82-77—159
Chris Ferraro, Hurley, N.Y. 74-85—159
Jordan Meltzer, Melville, N.Y. 77-83—160
Neil Dufford, Midland, Texas 77-83—160
Hudson Hansard, Austin, Texas 84-77—161
Connor Monaghan, Garden City, N.Y. 78-83—161
Oscar Neubauer, Bethlehem, Pa. 78-83—161
Bobby Krueger, Denville, N.J. 83-79—162
Sean Van Aken, Monroe, Mich. 80-82—162
Sam Weiss, Rye, N.Y. 85-78—163
Nicholas Gunthorpe, Ovid, Mich. 84-80—164
Michael Kamargo, Bethesda, Md. 79-85—164
Matthew Broome, Barrington, R.I. 78-86—164
Sean Hogan, Moorestown, N.J. 87-78—165
Kurt Brey, Farmingdale, N.Y. 85-81—166
Harry Russell, Lawrence, N.Y. 83-83—166
Kevin Doyle, Coto De Caza, Calif. 83-84—167
Mark Alvarez, Pomona, Calif. 81-86—167
Scott Busch, West Lafayette, Ind. 83-85—168
Brooks Price, Worthington, Ohio 81-87—168
Christopher Critelli, Garden City, N.Y. 91-84—175
Tom Gliozzo, Colts Neck, N.J. 85 JWD
Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y. 71-70—141
Brittany Altomare, Shrewsbury, Mass. 70-73—143
Marina Alex, Wayne, N.J. 72-75—147
Amelia Lewis, Jacksonville, Fla. 72-76—148
Julie Yang, Phoenix, Ariz. 77-72—149
Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla. 74-75—149
Annie Park, Levittown, N.Y. 72-78—150
Sarah Brown, Stewartsville, N.J. 73-77—150
Sara Jackson, Sound Beach, N.Y. 76-75—151
Nara Shin, Avon, Conn. 78-75—153
Christine Cho, La Crescenta, Calif. 77-77—154
Hunter Ross, Manakin-Sabot, Va. 74-80—154
Tracy Martin, Tyngsboro, Mass. 78-78—156
Marisa Kamelgarn, Mahopac, N.Y. 80-76—156
Victoria Fallgren, Lakewood, Calif. 82-77—159
Dani Mullin, West Islip, N.Y. 82-77—159
Eunae Jo, Ridgewood, N.J. 78-82—160
Michele Chun, Ontario, Calif. 82-79—161
Kelly Rohrbach, Greenwich, Conn. 85-79—164
Caroline Sweet, Bowie, Md. 85-81—166
Kaitlin Coons, Wilbraham, Mass. 85-82—167
Sarah Guarascio, East Setauket, N.Y. 88-82—170
Christina Hall, Wall, N.J. 86-87—173
Michelle Winkler, East Granby, Conn. 84-92—176
** JWD=Justified WD