Golf News for Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Tournaments

Doug Ghim wins AJGA's CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Going bogey-free for 53 holes, Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., closed the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods with a 6-under-par 66 to capture his first AJGA Invitational victory. The Texas commit finished the tournament at 12-under-par 204 to break Jordan Spieth's 54-hole tournament record of 10-under-par 206 set in 2011.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods was a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72, 7,311-yard Fazio Championship Course at The Club at Carlton Woods. The 72-player field featured players from 20 states, Colombia, China, Bolivia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Zimbabwe. The field included 12 of the top 25 boys in the Polo Golf Rankings and 32 Rolex Junior All-Americans.

Ghim began the day tied with Carl Yuan of Lake Mary, Fla., at 6-under-par. His pursuit of the title started early as he birdied six of the first eight holes, posting a front-nine 30. Irons were on Ghim's side, hitting 17 out of 18 greens in regulation. The highlight of his round came on No. 7, when he nearly holed out from 85 yards to leave a 12-foot birdie putt.

"I embraced the fact that there was going to be a lot of pressure," said Ghim, a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. "I wasn't caught up in each stroke. I got into such a zone that I forgot where Carl and Andy where."

Ghim made the turn with a four-stroke lead over Yuan, and six strokes ahead of China's Andy Zhang of Reunion, Fla. With one back-nine birdie on No. 13, Ghim held a six-shot lead going into No. 18.

Ghim hit his final drive into the left side fairway bunker. He missed the green short, resulting in a poor lie in the front greenside bunker. Needing an up-and-down for par, Ghim hit his bunker shot to 20 feet and missed just right for his only bogey of the tournament.

"I just told myself to 'keep your head up'," said Ghim, who needed a par to tie the course record at 65. "I told my dad that my goal was to shoot 66. When I walked off the green, my dad said 'you take your promises way too seriously'."

Yuan and Zhang finished in a tie for second at 7-under-par 209. Yuan finished strong, making a clutch putt for birdie on No. 18.

"My putting didn't work that well today, but I still played tough," Yuan said. "To make that birdie on the final hole and to finish in a tie for second was great."

Zhang pulled within four shots of the lead after birdies on Nos. 11 and 12, two of his six in the round.

"I thought I played really well, but obviously Doug played better," Zhang said. "I definitely wanted to win this tournament. I went out there and played my best today. If that's all I could have done, I'm happy."

Ghim credited his final round to the performance of his fellow competitors.

"You never want to win a tournament off of someone else's mistakes," Ghim said. "You want to be better than everyone else when they are at their best. You realize when others are playing their best, it makes you play your best."

In a two-way tie for fourth were Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico, and Cameron Champ of Sacramento, Calif., at 4-under-par 212.

With a final-round 66, Champ tied Ghim for the low round of the day. With eight birdies on the day, he strung together consecutive birdies on Nos. 6-8, highlighted by a tap-in birdie on No. 6 after a 155-yard carry into the wind.

"No. 6 got me started and went on to birdie the next holes," Champ said. "I finished better each day. I'm putting great and I just need to try and finish better, so I'm going to work on that."

For more information on the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.

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 12-18) of approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

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

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Final results from the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Club at Carlton Woods.

Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7311. Rating: 76.2. Slope: 145

Boys Division - Fazio Championship Course
Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (2014) 70-68-66--204 -12
Yechun (Carl) Yuan, Lake Mary, Fla. (2015) 70-68-71--209 -7
Andy Zhang, Reunion, Fla. (2016) 71-70-68--209 -7
Cameron Champ, Sacramento, Calif. (2014) 75-71-66--212 -4
Alvaro Ortiz, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico (2014) 74-71-67--212 -4
Wilson Furr, Jackson, Miss. (2017) 70-75-68--213 -3
Davis Riley, Hattiesburg, Miss. (2015) 72-72-69--213 -3
Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas (2015) 71-72-70--213 -3
Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (2015) 73-69-72--214 -2
David Mackey, Bogart, Ga. (2015) 73-71-71--215 -1
Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (2014) 72-72-71--215 -1
Jacob Solomon, Dublin, Calif. (2015) 77-71-68--216 E
Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. (2016) 74-71-72--217 +1
Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. (2014) 72-72-73--217 +1
KK Limbhasut, Loma Linda, Calif. (2014) 73-74-71--218 +2
Aaron Terrazas, Mexico, Mexico (2015) 68-73-77--218 +2
Gordon Neale, Dove Canyon, Calif. (2015) 75-73-71--219 +3
Mario Carmona, Houston, Texas (2014) 73-72-74--219 +3
Chandler Phillips, Huntsville, Texas (2015) 74-76-70--220 +4
Luis Gerardo Garza, Leon, Mexico (2016) 76-73-71--220 +4
Jose Montano, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 73-73-74--220 +4
Luis Gagne, Orlando, Fla. (2015) 73-71-76--220 +4
Qi wen Wong, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 74-75-72--221 +5
Jonah Texeira, Porter Ranch, Calif. (2014) 78-68-75--221 +5
Wes Artac, Kingwood, Texas (2014) 77-72-73--222 +6
Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. (2014) 78-70-74--222 +6
Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif. (2015) 80-68-75--223 +7
Ben Doyle, La Jolla, Calif. (2014) 76-78-69--223 +7
Hidetoshi Yoshihara, Irvine, Calif. (2016) 73-72-78--223 +7
Sean Crocker, Westlake Village, Calif. (2014) 72-77-75--224 +8
Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind. (2014) 79-70-75--224 +8
Kristian Caparros, Hollywood, Fla. (2015) 81-70-73--224 +8
Taisei Negishi, San Diego, Calif. (2016) 72-76-76--224 +8
Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2016) 77-73-75--225 +9
Grant Hirschman, Collierville, Tenn. (2014) 76-75-74--225 +9
Sam Stevens, Wichita, Kan. (2014) 78-73-74--225 +9
Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. (2015) 78-73-74--225 +9
Derek Castillo, Yorba Linda, Calif. (2016) 75-78-72--225 +9
James Clark, III, Columbus, Ga. (2014) 76-71-78--225 +9
Jonathan Rector, Hendersonville, N.C. (2015) 75-75-76--226 +10
Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan (2015) 75-75-76--226 +10
Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017) 72-78-76--226 +10
George Cunningham, Tucson, Ariz. (2014) 77-76-73--226 +10
Ryoto Furuya, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2016) 81-72-73--226 +10
Austin Zoller, Summerville, S.C. (2014) 75-74-78--227 +11
Chester Wang, The Woodlands, Texas (2014) 72-76-79--227 +11
Brady Price, The Woodlands, Texas (2015) 71-80-76--227 +11
John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016) 76-78-73--227 +11
Carter Thompson, Tallahassee, Fla. (2014) 77-80-70--227 +11
Danny Walker, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 79-70-79--228 +12
Patrick Martin, Birmingham, Ala. (2015) 76-75-77--228 +12
Will Grimmer, Cincinnati, Ohio (2015) 79-78-71--228 +12
Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo. (2014) 78-74-77--229 +13
Camilo Mexsen, Howey In The Hills, Fla. (2016) 80-72-78--230 +14
Sean Foley, The Woodlands, Texas (2015) 72-76-83--231 +15
Corey Shaun, Encinitas, Calif. (2014) 78-75-78--231 +15
Matthew Perrine, Austin, Texas (2014) 81-79-72--232 +16
Tyler Moore, Escondido, Calif. (2015) 75-81-77--233 +17
Jonathan Vasquez, Bryan, Texas (2014) 75-83-75--233 +17
Daniel Wetterich, Cincinnati, Ohio (2015) 81-77-75--233 +17
Braden Thornberry, Olive Branch, Miss. (2015) 85-75-73--233 +17
Joshua McCarthy, Danville, Calif. (2016) 81-72-81--234 +18
Samuel Kim, Irvine, Calif. (2015) 77-77-80--234 +18
Justin Kim, Fullerton, Calif. (2016) 77-79-78--234 +18
Will Chandler, Atlanta, Ga. (2016) 79-80-75--234 +18
Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017) 82-77-77--236 +20
Martin Jaramillo, Bradenton, Fla. (2017) 83-81-73--237 +21
Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (2015) 79-80-80--239 +23
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (2014) 80-81-80--241 +25
Connor Black, Humble, Texas (2014) 84-81-80--245 +29
Jens Verhey, Reno, Nev. (2014) 83-86-83--252 +36
Jackson Cain, The Woodlands, Texas (2014) 77-80-98--255 +39