PETERSBURG, Va. -- After a phenomenal second-round 4-under-par 68, Denny McCarthy, 15, of Burtonsville, Md., managed to do it all over again in the final round of the Junior All-Star at Petersburg. His final-round 68 gave him a tournament total 8-under-par 208 and a three-stroke victory in the Boys Division. In the Girls Division, Yueer Cindy Feng, 12, of Orlando, Fla., maintained her second-round lead to finish in first place at 3-over-par 219.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Junior All-Star at Petersburg was a 54-hole stroke play event at the Country Club of Petersburg. The 95-player field featured juniors from 23 states and Canada. The Boys Division played the par-72 Country Club of Petersburg at 6,786 yards, while the Girls Division played the course at 6,004 yards.
McCarthy carded five birdies en route to victory; four of which were on the back nine.
"I had a solid front nine but I got hot [again] on the back nine," McCarthy said.
This victory is McCarthy’s first in his AJGA career and he attributed it to having a good support system.
"This experience was awesome," McCarthy said. "I stayed with friends of my family and they made it fun. So, I was relaxed and calm each day and able to play my game."
Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., finished in second at 5-under-par 211. Kyle Wilshire of Georgetown, Ky., and Motin Yeung of Orlando, Fla., finished in third and fourth respectively at 4-under-par 212 and 3-under-par 213. Ben Fogler of Elgin, S.C., Daniel Berger of Jupiter, Fla., and David Saka of Waipahu, Hawaii, all finished tied for fifth at 2-under-par 214.
Feng’s round was steady and included birdies on Nos. 4 and 18.
"I drove the ball okay and putted okay," Feng said. "I had long putts and not a lot of birdie chances so I just kept making par."
Looking ahead, Feng aims to stay focused on improving her game.
"I go into each event expecting to beat myself," Feng said. "I just want to work on being better."
Finishing in second, five strokes off the lead at 8-over-par 224, was Shannon Aubert of Augusta, Ga. Rounding out the top three were Janie Jackson of Huntsville, Ala., and Linda Luo of Richmond, British Columbia who tied at 14-over-par 230.
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PETERSBURG, Va. -- Final results from the Junior All-Star at Petersburg conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Country Club of Petersburg. Par: Boys: 36-36-72; Girls: 36-36-72. Yardage: Boys: 6,786; Girls: 6,004. Rating/Slope: Boys: 72.9/137; Girls: 75.2/133.
Denny McCarthy, Burtonsville, Md. 72-68-68-208
Grayson Murray, Raleigh, N.C. 71-71-69-211
Kyle Wilshire, Georgetown, Ky. 72-73-67-212
Motin Yeung, Orlando, Fla. 73-69-71-213
Ben Fogler, Elgin, S.C. 70-73-71-214
Daniel Berger, Jupiter, Fla. 71-72-71-214
David Saka, Waipahu, Hawaii 73-73-68-214
Tucker Wadkins, Dallas, Texas 72-74-69-215
Davis Womble, High Point, N.C. 75-70-70-215
Gavin Hall, Pittsford, N.Y. 73-72-70-215
Alex Ehlert, Raleigh, N.C. 71-70-75-216
Andrew Lister, Haymarket, Va. 75-70-72-217
Adam Ball, Richmond, Va. 70-71-77-218
Billy Kennerly, Alpharetta, Ga. 74-69-75-218
Thomas Stewart, St Augustine, Fla. 74-72-73-219
Reeves Zaytoun, Raleigh, N.C. 77-72-70-219
Jason Zhou, Skillman, N.J. 76-71-73-220
Staton Pruitt, Columbia, S.C. 76-70-75-221
Jack Gibbs, Evans, Ga. 78-73-70-221
Austin Wilson, Eden Prairie, Minn. 73-71-77-221
John Boehme, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 73-74-74-221
Kurtis Straw, Johnstown, Pa. 75-70-77-222
Nick McLaughlin, New Castle, N.H. 74-74-75-223
Austin Romeo, Erie, Pa. 74-73-76-223
Jack Maguire, St. Augustine, Fla. 76-74-73-223
Andrew Wong, Deerfield Beach, Fla. 76-74-73-223
M.J. Maguire, St. Augustine, Fla. 73-75-76-224
Christopher Ingham, Pinecrest, Fla. 75-73-76-224
Parker Davis, Salem, Va. 75-77-72-224
Kalena Preus, Honolulu, Hawaii 74-72-78-224
Jesse Perkins, North Babylon, N.Y. 74-71-79-224
Beau Teal, Myrtle Beach , S.C. 80-72-73-225
Jonathan Gerrard, Highland Park, Ill. 73-76-76-225
Kory Webb, Knoxville, Tenn. 75-77-73-225
Chris O'Neill, Glen Allen, Va. 78-75-72-225
Preston French, Lexington, Ky. 73-79-75-227
Robert Boyce, Raleigh, N.C. 75-74-78-227
Garrett Rodgers, Cambridge Springs, Pa. 73-80-75-228
Sam Stewart, Reisterstown, Md. 74-76-78-228
Andrew Hans, Birmingham, Ala. 71-75-82-228
Thomas Dunne, Dublin, Ohio 72-76-81-229
Daniel Pizetoski, Davidson, N.C. 73-75-81-229
Michael Zausmer, West Bloomfield, Mich. 77-80-72-229
Kyle Kochevar, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 76-76-79-231
Luke Haithcock, Burlington, N.C. 78-74-79-231
GriffinClark, Colonial Heights, Va. 75-76-80-231
Connor Walters, Salem, Va. 80-78-73-231
Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. 79-75-78-232
Hayden Garrett, Easley, S.C. 80-77-75-232
Cody Shafer, Evans, Ga. 80-79-73-232
Michael Werenski, South Hadley, Mass. 77-78-77-232
Jose Labastida, San Ysidro, Calif. 77-81-75-233
Jonathan Lilly, Evans, Ga. 75-80-79-234
Stanhope Johnson, Jr., Greensboro, N.C. 76-80-78-234
Brian McCormick, Kensington, Md. 79-80-75-234
Tyler Williams, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 78-78-79-235
Ben O'Geary, Henderson, N.C. 79-78-78-235
Josh Taylor, Crescent, Pa. 75-77-83-235
Joo-Young Lee, Hilliard, Ohio 78-81-76-235
S. Louis Kelly, Jr., Sewell, N.J. 81-77-77-235
Blake Hadden, North Augusta, S.C. 82-79-75-236
Ty Palmer, Kernersville, N.C. 77-81-78-236
Chipper Hughes, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 79-80-77-236
Ralph Blasey, Kensington, Md. 78-80-79-237
Richard Hubbard, Mt Pleasant, S.C. 82-75-80-237
Benjamin DeForest, Cottekill, N.Y. 85-79-75-239
J. Harrison Vance, Richmond, Va. 76-79-86-241
Austin Kramer, Knoxville, Tenn. 83-81-77-241
Jack Maerki, Brightwaters, N.Y. 79-84-79-242
Ross Nicewonder, Bristol, Va. 85-75-82-242
John David Sanderson, Suffolk, Va. 83-85-75-243
Mikey Cantor, Glen Allen, Va. 80-81-83-244
DJ Tozier, Clifton Park, N.Y. 76-86-88-250
Yueer Cindy Feng, Orlando, Fla. 76-71-72-219
Shannon Aubert, Augusta, Ga. 75-75-74-224
Janie Jackson, Huntsville, Ala. 78-76-76-230
Linda Luo, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 74-78-78-230
Megan Wilshire, Georgetown, Ky. 78-72-81-231
Amira Alexander, Alpharetta, Ga. 80-74-77-231
Amy Alston , Mission Viejo, Calif. 80-79-74-233
Crystal Lee, Mahwah, N.J. 81-75-78-234
Shannon Pak, Kenner, La. 78-78-79-235
Caroline Beebe, Daphne, Ala. 80-78-78-236
Taylor Ramsey, Augusta, Ga. 80-79-77-236
Gabriella Dimarco, West Chester, Pa. 74-77-86-237
Lyberty Anderson, Chesterfield, Va. 78-81-81-240
Collins Bradshaw, Columbia, S.C. 87-81-76-244
Victoria Newbury, Williamsburg, Va. 74-81-91-246
ScotlandPreston, Mountainside, N.J. 83-85-82-250
Alexandra Hershberger, Basking Ridge, N.J. 85-89-79-253
Brooke Kochevar, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 90-83-87-260
Allie Knight, Knoxville, Tenn. 92-90-89-271
Morgan Schultz, Raleigh, N.C. 93-92-88-273
Christina Paulsen, Ridgewood, N.J. 98-100-85-283
Julie Hwang, Langley, British Columbia 76-80 JWD
** JWD=Justified WD