Results from the Exide Technologies Junior Open

By Ajga StaffMay 7, 2010, 7:03 pm
Boys Division
Rank
Name
Class
Hometown
Score
 
1 Stephen Behr, Jr.
2011
Florence, S.C. 36-33--69
 
2 Billy Kennerly
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 37-34--71
T
3 Drew Czuchry
2010
Auburn, Ga. 35-37--72
 
3 Stewart Jolly
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 33-39--72
T
5 JD Tomlinson
2011
Gainesville, Fla. 38-35--73
 
5 Clancy Waugh
2013
North Palm Beach, Fla. 36-37--73
 
5 Tom Lovelady
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 37-36--73
T
8 Daniel Berger
2011
Jupiter, Fla. 37-37--74
 
8 Smylie Kaufman
2010
Birmingham, Ala. 36-38--74
 
8 Jordan Janico
2010
Duluth, Ga. 39-35--74
 
8 Sepp Straka
2011
Valdosta, Ga. 37-37--74
 
8 Sam Straka
2011
Valdosta, Ga. 40-34--74
 
8 Cody Shafer
2011
Evans, Ga. 36-38--74
T
14 Andrew Goodman
2010
Palm City, Fla. 37-38--75
 
14 Rocky Khara
2010
Sebring, Fla. 38-37--75
 
14 Franco Castro
2010
Alpharetta, Ga. 37-38--75
 
14 Ben Fogler
2011
Elgin, S.C. 37-38--75
T
18 Davis Womble
2012
High Point, N.C. 41-35--76
 
18 Landon Lyons
2010
Baton Rouge, La. 38-38--76
 
18 M.J. Maguire
2011
St.Petersburg, Fla. 36-40--76
 
18 Hunter Stewart
2011
Nicholasville, Ky. 36-40--76
T
22 Henry Mabbett
2011
Griffin, Ga. 39-38--77
 
22 Jason Zhou
2011
Skillman, N.J. 41-36--77
 
22 Dylan Shepard
2011
Crestwood, Ky. 40-37--77
 
22 Patrick Grahek
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 41-36--77
T
26 Andrew Decker
2011
Greenville, N.C. 39-39--78
 
26 Nicholas Maruri
2010
Miami, Fla. 39-39--78
 
26 Michael Werenski
2013
South Hadley, Mass. 36-42--78
 
26 Parker Page
2010
Louisville, Ky. 36-42--78
 
26 Jimmy Beck
2011
Columbus, Ga. 40-38--78
T
31 James  Chapman
2010
Gastonia, N.C. 40-39--79
 
31 Lucas Kim
2011
Toronto, Ontario 37-42--79
T
33 Myles Lewis
2011
Metairie, La. 44-36--80
 
33 Christian Hawley
2010
Kernersville, N.C. 41-39--80
 
33 Lucas Armstrong
2010
Church Hill, Tenn. 39-41--80
 
33 David Snyder
2011
Somerset, Ky. 38-42--80
T
37 Michael Garretson
2011
Acworth, Ga. 41-40--81
 
37 Max Van Dresser
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 34-47--81
 
37 John Boehme
2012
Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 42-39--81
 
37 Brandon Dalinka
2011
Newtown, Pa. 40-41--81
 
37 Michael Johnson
2011
Birmingham, Ala. 42-39--81
T
42 Charlie Marshall
2012
Lake Forest, Ill. 42-40--82
 
42 Sean Kelly
2011
Staten Island, N.Y. 39-43--82
T
44 Sam Love
2010
Trussville, Ala. 42-41--83
 
44 Elton Chang
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 40-43--83
 
44 Jack Maguire
2013
St. Petersburg, Fla. 39-44--83
T
47 Christopher Ingham
2011
Miami, Fla. 45-40--85
 
47 William Herring
2011
Lillington, N.C. 42-43--85
T
49 Miller Capps
2012
Denver, N.C. 44-42--86
 
49 Cody Proveaux
2012
Leesville, S.C. 47-39--86
 
51 Charles Clifton III
2011
Alpharetta, Ga. 44-43--87
 
52 Michael Decker
2013
Pebble Beach, Calif. 45-43--88
 
53 Kevin Jorden
2011
Juno Beach, Fla. 41-48--89
 
54 A.J. Crouch
2012
Jacksonville, Fla. 44-47--91
 
     
Girls Division
Rank
Name
Class
Hometown
Score
 
1 Simin Feng
2013
Orlando, Fla. 33-38--71
 
2 Samantha Wagner
2015
Clermont, Fla. 37-35--72
 
3 Mariah Stackhouse
2012
Riverdale, Ga. 38-37--75
T
4 Aurora Kan
2011
Boothwyn, Pa. 38-39--77
 
4 Stephanie Meadow
2010
Jordanstown, Northern Ireland 38-39--77
 
4 Annie Park
2013
Levittown, N.Y. 38-39--77
T
7 Ally McDonald
2011
Fulton, Miss. 39-39--78
 
7 Ri Hyang Park
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 41-37--78
 
7 Emma Talley
2012
Princeton, Ky. 38-40--78
T
10 Taylor Manning
2011
Brentwood, Tenn. 37-42--79
 
10 Collins Bradshaw
2012
Columbia, S.C. 41-38--79
 
10 Robbi Howard
2013
Bradenton, Fla. 36-43--79
 
10 Hally Leadbetter
2011
Bradenton, Fla. 38-41--79
 
10 Jacqueline Calamaro
2010
Newtown Square, Pa. 38-41--79
 
10 McKenzie Talbert
2013
North Augusta, S.C. 42-37--79
 
10 Minami Levonowich
2011
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 38-41--79
T
17 Irene Jung
2011
Jacksonville, Fla. 36-44--80
 
17 Samantha Swinehart
2010
Lancaster, Ohio 35-45--80
T
19 Amira Alexander
2012
Alpharetta, Ga. 38-43--81
 
19 Ginger Howard
2012
Bradenton, Fla. 39-42--81
 
19 Sophia Schubert
2014
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 41-40--81
 
22 Hannah Collier
2010
Birmingham, Ala. 39-44--83
 
23 Harin Lee
2010
Bayside, N.Y. 39-45--84
 
24 Nicole Quinn
2011
Windermere, Fla. 46-43--89
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McIlroy 'happy to be back', can 'empathize' with Tiger

By Associated PressJanuary 16, 2018, 3:50 pm

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – After a long layoff from golf, Rory McIlroy has some newfound sympathy for Tiger Woods.

The 28-year-old Northern Irishman is making a comeback at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after ending his season early last year. He has not played a round since the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Oct. 8.

McIlroy, a four-time major champion who has slipped to No. 11 in the world rankings, last won the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour in September 2016. He injured a rib in his first outing of 2017 – at the South African Open – and felt its after-effects throughout the year.

McIlroy, who has seven top-five finishes in his last eight starts in Abu Dhabi, said Tuesday he felt mentally low because of his physical issues.

''Honestly, I was excited to be done. I could have shut it down after the PGA Championship very easily and taken the rest of the year off, but I didn't. I played six events after that, played OK and had a chance to win one of them,'' McIlroy said. ''But I was just excited to take that time off and get myself just sort of a re-set.''

Last week, McIlroy also revealed that he has a minor, non-threatening heart condition that needs regular check-ups.

''After that 3-plus months of a re-set, I'm very happy to be back. I felt like I needed it physically and mentally. I just felt like it was a little bit of a sabbatical. I've been out here for 10 years, and I want to get ready for the next 10.''

McIlroy compared his situation to what Woods has been going through.

''I've only been through, maybe, not even 5 percent of what he's had to go through. And you can tell from where he was to where he is now mentally, because of physically where he is ... he's a totally different person,'' McIlroy said. ''Of course, I empathize with him, and I know he was in a dark place there for a while. It's just so great to see him out of that and back and excited to be playing golf again.''

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship will be the first of back-to-back events for McIlroy, who is also playing next week in Dubai.

''I think the next two weeks will be a big learning curve, just to see where I'm at,'' McIlroy said. ''I'm obviously coming into the events trying to play as well as I can and trying to compete and trying to win, but I think there will definitely be things I'll have to work on going into that stretch in the States.''

The tournament, which starts Thursday, has attracted some big names, including top-ranked Dustin Johnson, No. 6 Justin Rose, No. 9 Henrik Stenson, No. 14 Paul Casey and No. 15 Matt Kuchar. No. 18 Tommy Fleetwood is the defending champion.

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Pre-tourney caution be damned: Stenson rides camel

By Grill Room TeamJanuary 16, 2018, 3:29 pm

If you were under the impression Henrik Stenson's days of engaging in pre-tournament hijinks at HSBC-sponsored events were over, then you don't know the Swedish Superman.

Ahead of this week's HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, the 2016 champion golfer of the year decided to have some fun riding (and pretend-spanking) a camel:

If you can't imagine any reason Stenson wouldn't get on a camel, we will point you to the WGC-HSBC Champions back in October, when Stenson, Dustin Johnson, Haotong Li and Hideki Matsuyama took place in this hire-wire act:

Two weeks later, Stenson revealed a rib injury, and a report from the U.K.'s Telegraph stated "that not only was the Shanghai caper to blame, but that Stenson is annoyed about being persuaded to do it in the first place."

Stenson brushed back at that report in this Instagram post, saying that his "comment about not being Superman was a sarcastic way of saying that I am susceptible to injury like any other athlete and sometimes these things happen when you least expect them. I was pleased to help promote the HSBC Champions and to continue my string of success at the event and I was never forced to do anything. HSBC is a great sponsor to golf worldwide and I am not happy to see them being made responsible for my withdrawal."

I’m disappointed to have to pre-emptively withdraw from the Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player, I was looking forward to this important year-end event on the European Tour. At this point I am back home in Orlando waiting to do a scan on my ribs and get the necessary rest. I am still hoping for a quick recovery and have not ruled out playing in Dubai next week at this point. My comment about not being Superman was a sarcastic way of saying that I am susceptible to injury like any other athlete and sometimes these things happen when you least expect them. I was pleased to help promote the HSBC Champions and to continue my string of success at the event and I was never forced to do anything. HSBC is a great sponsor to golf worldwide and I am not happy to see them being made responsible for my withdrawal. The plan as of now will be to participate in the DP World Championship if my body is back to 100%. H

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And it would appear he genuinely meant those comments, at least enough to get on a camel.

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Spieth, McIlroy to support Major Champions Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:25 pm

Nick Faldo announced Tuesday the creation of the Major Champions Invitational.

The event, scheduled for March 12-14, is an extension of the Faldo Series and will feature both male and female junior players at Bella Collina in Montverde, Fla.

Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy, Annika Sorenstam, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Jerry Pate and John Daly have already committed to supporting the event, which is aimed at mentoring and inspiring the next generation of players.  

“I’m incredibly excited about hosting the Major Champions Invitational, and about the players who have committed to support the event,” Faldo said. “This event will allow major champions to give something back to the game that has given them so much, and hopefully, in time, it will become one of the most elite junior golf events in the world.”

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Rosaforte: Woods plays with Obama, gets rave reviews

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:15 pm

Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte reports on Tiger Woods’ recent round at The Floridian in Palm City, Fla., alongside President Barack Obama.

Check out the video, as Rosaforte says Woods received rave reviews from instructor Claude Harmon.