Golf News for Monday, July 7, 2008 | Tournaments

Patrick Grimes emerges victorious at Junior All-Star tournament

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. -- Patrick Grimes of Palo Alto, Calif., carded a 3-over-par 75 in the final round of the Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch to claim his first ever AJGA win, with a tournament total of 2-over-par 118. Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., shot a 4-over-par 76 to win the Girls Division tournament title by two stokes.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch was a 54-hole stroke play event held at the Marshallia Ranch Golf Course. The tournament field consisted of 93 boys and 27 girls, ages 12-15, from 13 states and Canada. Eighty-seven hailed from the home state of California. The Boys Division played the par-72 layout at 6,743 yards, while the Girls Division played at 5,669 yards.

Grimes continued his second round strategy of not using his driver as much on tee shots because of the windy conditions.

“My tee time today was a big change from the last two days, so I had to adjust,” said Grimes. “I finally got comfortable on the back nine, and I knew that if I avoided any big mistakes, I’d be okay with the lead that I had.”

Grimes tallied three birdies, including a 20-foot putt for birdie on No. 1 to start his day.

Cameron Palmer of Gilbert, Ariz., finished two stokes behind Grimes, in second place with a tournament total of 4-over-par 220. Jake Katz of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., both shot 5-ove­r-par 221s to tie for third. Nicholas Schafer of Rocklin, Calif., carded a 6-over-par 222 on the week to put himself in the fifth place spot in the Boys Division.

Feng, 12, said that she wasn’t keeping track of scores until she got to No. 17.

“I had four bogies on the front nine so I tried to erase that from my mind once I got to No. 10,” Feng said. “I had a great drive on No. 10 and my second shot ended up being two feet from the hole. I putted for birdie and that helped me get going on the back nine.”

Ma Andrea Unson of Murrieta, Calif., shot a 5-over-par 77 in her final round for a tournament total of 12-over-par 228, putting her in second place. Marissa Borja of Spring Valley, Calif., and Rochelle Chan of Carson, Calif., both carded tournament totals of 14-over-par 230s to tie for third in the Girls Division.

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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information on the Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch, please contact AJGA Headquarters at (770)-868-4200 or visit the AJGA Web site at ajga.org.

VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. -- Final results from the Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at

Marshallia Ranch. Par: Boys: 35-37—72; Girls: 35-37—72. Yardage: Boys: 6,743; Girls: 5,669. Rating/Slope: Boys: 72.9/129; Girls: 74/127.

BOYS DIVISION

Patrick Grimes, Palo Alto, Calif. 70-73-75—218

Cameron Palmer, Gilbert, Ariz. 78-71-71—220

Beau Hossler, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. 77-70-74—221

Jake Katz, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 75-72-74—221

Nicholas Schafer, Rocklin, Calif. 76-71-75—222

Brian Campbell, Irvine, Calif. 73-76-74—223

Austin Roberts, Carmichael, Calif. 74-75-74—223

Bjorn Kallerud, Moraga, Calif. 74-79-73—226

Patrick-Reilly McMahon, Santa Maria, Calif. 72-74-80—226

Preston Valder, Yorba Linda, Calif. 75-74-77—226

Nick Thomas, Westlake Village, Calif. 77-73-77—227

Jason Chen, Brea, Calif. 78-72-77—227

Zachary Wright, Phoenix, Ariz. 74-74-79—227

Troix Tonkham, Arleta, Calif. 78-75-75—228

Michael Decker, Dallas, Texas 84-75-70—229

Li Wang, Sammamish, Wash. 78-75-76—229

Brian Alle, Pacific Palisades, Calif. 76-77-76—229

Matt Crawford, Redwood City, Calif. 77-77-75—229

David Lee, Houston, Texas 80-75-75—230

Paul Smith, Turlock, Calif. 83-74-74—231

Matthew Borja, Spring Valley, Calif. 78-73-80—231

Byron Meth, San Diego, Calif. 76-77-78—231

Ryann Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. 79-75-78—232

Michael Culin, Plano, Texas 81-73-78—232

Grant Natori, Honolulu, Hawaii 78-76-78—232

Richard Sunghee Jeong, Arcadia, Calif. 78-75-79—232

Joseph Choi, Bakersfield, Calif. 77-76-79—232

Crescencio Ancheta III, Lancaster, Calif. 76-71-85—232

Michael Lai, Redlands, Calif. 80-76-77—233

Kevin Carnegie, Oceanside, Calif. 71-79-83—233

Preston Walker, Oak Park, Calif. 81-77-75—233

Kraig Mcleod, Pebble Beach, Calif. 74-80-80—234

Robert Palacios, Chino Hills, Calif. 81-75-78—234

Michael Schoolcraft, Englewood, Colo. 80-77-77—234

Chris Babcock, Shoreline, Wash. 85-75-74—234

Nick Tremps, San Antonio, Texas 74-80-80—234

Robert Ricci III, Carlsbad, Calif. 79-77-78—234

Thomas Lim, Moorpark, Calif. 81-82-72—235

Andrew Cornella, Colorado Springs, Colo. 82-77-76—235

Charlie Kern, Mercer Island, Wash. 81-80-76—237

Alex Angard, Encino, Calif. 84-77-76—237

Connor Kurtz, Edmond, Okla. 83-76-79—238

Bhuvan Potluri, Irvine, Calif. 81-78-79—238

Gregory Rochna, Houston, Texas 78-79-81—238

Danny Angelucci, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 81-77-80—238

Chris Han, Carrollton, Texas 77-82-80—239

Jay Burlison, Salinas, Calif. 79-80-80—239

Michael Johnson, Birmingham, Ala. 81-80-78—239

Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. 81-78-81—240

Chase Dinsmore, Ladera Ranch, Calif. 87-78-75—240

Daryl Suharli, Fullerton, Calif. 83-78-80—241

Ki Taek Lee, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 81-83-78—242

Michael Johnson, Eagle, Idaho 83-83-77—243

Kalena Preus, Honolulu, Hawaii 81-85-77—243

Lawrence Fu, Piedmont, Calif. 81-80-83—244

David Gazzolo, Riverside, Calif. 78-86-80—244

Lawrence Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. 81-82-82—245

Nick Russell, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 80-84-81—245

Elliot Horst, Rockford, Ill. 85-81-79—245

Kyan Palmer, Gilbert, Ariz. 84-79-84—247

Justin Choi, Torrance, Calif. 85-82-80—247

Michael Yi, Goleta, Calif. 76-81-90—247

Brandon Liu, St. Albans, Mo. 82-80-85—247

Brian Song, Beverly Hills, Calif. 83-81-83—247

Nicolo Galletti, Clayton, Calif. 82-82-84—248

Kyle Code, Mercer Island, Wash. 82-78-88—248

Peter Olah, Sherman Oaks, Calif. 86-79-83—248

Jeremy Choi, Bakersfield, Calif. 87-79-83—249

Michael Clapp, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 83-80-86—249

Spencer Rowley, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 84-83-82—249

Walker Huddy, Studio City, Calif. 89-81-82—252

Michael Haeri, Huntington Beach, Calif. 85-84-84—253

Jacob Knapp, Costa Mesa, Calif. 82-85-86—253

Jason Kuo, Milpitas, Calif. 80-84-89—253

Kevin Weber, Coto De Caza, Calif. 88-83-83—254

Ernie Zaferis, Los Angeles, Calif. 85-87-83—255

Jefferson Yee, Honolulu, Hawaii 86-83-87—256

Kyle Bowser, Danville, Calif. 88-84-84—256

Edward Lin-Wattanachai, Arcadia, Calif. 89-91-79—259

James Wallace, Orange, Calif. 84-88-87—259

Spencer Mikles, Santa Barbara, Calif. 84-89-89—262

Richard Le, Bellaire, Texas 88-93-81—262

Scott Owen, Irvine, Calif. 88-86-89—263

Kevin Liu, St Albans, Mo. 82-83-100—265

Rob Puskedra, Ogden, Utah 87-93-88—268

Gary Clifton, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. 89-92-88—269

Tyler Henry, Indio, Calif. 87-92-90—269

Michael Hong, Fullerton, Calif. 103-86-82—271

Alan Hong, San Marino, Calif. 91-84-97—272

JJ Qualkenbush, La Quinta, Calif. 84-95-93—272

Neal Donahue, Coto de Caza, Calif. 89-94-91—274

Anton Arboleda, La Canada, Calif. 85-85 DQ - Rule 6-3a (NS)

GIRLS DIVISION

Yueer Cindy Feng, Orlando, Fla. 74-76-76—226

Ma Andrea Unson, Murrieta, Calif. 77-74-77—228

Rochelle Chan, Carson, Calif. 75-78-77—230

Marissa Borja, Spring Valley, Calif. 75-78-77—230

Jessica Vasilic, Anaheim Hills, Calif. 81-77-74—232

Tiffany Lim, San Jose, Calif. 79-75-78—232

Joyce Kim, Carlsbad, Calif. 81-75-78—234

Amanda Corr, Newhall, Calif. 82-78-75—235

Courtney Hooton, Del Mar, Calif. 80-83-76—239

Sarah Baek, Encinitas, Calif. 78-79-82—239

Caroline Beebe, Daphne, Ala. 78-81-81—240

Han Wu, Norwalk, Calif. 80-82-80—242

Dana Finkelstein, Chandler, Ariz. 80-85-77—242

Alice Lee Kwon, Buena Park, Calif. 82-83-78—243

Sarah Schmelzel, Phoenix, Ariz. 82-81-82—245

Taylor Yoshitake, Playa del Rey, Calif. 80-78-88—246

Kristen Rue, Gig Harbor, Wash. 82-83-85—250

Makayla Mier, Santa Maria, Calif. 81-80-89—250

Pei-Chun Chen, Los Angeles, Calif. 87-86-79—252

Kendall Dusenberry, Newhall, Calif. 88-82-82—252

Tiffany Nichols, Castro Valley, Calif. 85-85-84—254

Monica Umpant, Cerritos , Calif. 88-83-84—255

Lauren Diaz-Yi, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 83-89-83—255

Sara Handa, Poway, Calif. 84-86-90—260

Mareon Smit, Santa Maria, Calif. 86-99-88—273

Ellen Handa, Poway, Calif. 100-95-92—287

Katherine Pimpanit, Corona, Calif. 93-97-100—290

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