Results from the Preseason Junior at Oak Valley

By Ajga StaffMay 7, 2010, 7:27 pm
Boys Division
Rank
Name
Class
Hometown
Score
T
1 Andrew Rudy
2013
San Diego, Calif. 78-69--147
 
1 Bobby Gojuangco
2012
San Diego, Calif. 74-73--147
 
1 Zane Thomas
2012
Las Vegas, Nev. 72-75--147
T
4 Justin Pagila
2013
Dublin, Calif. 77-71--148
 
4 Brett Silvernail
2010
Ventura, Calif. 76-72--148
 
6 Kyle Perettine
2011
Boca Raton, Fla. 71-79--150
T
7 Will Scarlett
2011
Woodland, Calif. 76-75--151
 
7 Michael Timpson
2010
Montrose, Calif. 76-75--151
 
7 Tyler Little
2011
Corona, Calif. 77-74--151
 
10 Ricky DeSantis
2013
Carlsbad, Calif. 74-78--152
T
11 Kameron Kubis
2011
San Diego, Calif. 77-76--153
 
11 Corey Shaun
2014
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 75-78--153
T
13 Kyle Nakazaki
2010
Manhattan Beach, Calif. 73-81--154
 
13 Colin McCarty
2011
Sierra Vista, Ariz. 77-77--154
 
13 Blake Meek
2013
Pasadena, Calif. 80-74--154
T
16 Jeremy Musgrove
2011
Ventura, Calif. 80-75--155
 
16 John Louie
2011
Salinas, Calif. 81-74--155
 
16 Sammy Cole
2011
Aliso Viejo, Calif. 82-73--155
T
19 Bobby Holden
2011
Simi Valley, Calif. 79-77--156
 
19 Preston Wtulich
2011
Rancho Murieta, Calif. 77-79--156
 
19 Sean Gill
2012
Vancouver, British Columbia 77-79--156
 
19 Jack McGuinness
2011
Vancouver, British Columbia 76-80--156
 
19 Sean Hickey
2012
Carlsbad, Calif. 80-76--156
 
19 Matthew Briggs
2013
Novato, Calif. 77-79--156
T
25 Christopher Chu
2013
Fullerton, Calif. 79-78--157
 
25 Mark Gravbrot
2011
Yakima, Wash. 81-76--157
 
25 Justin Choi
2011
Torrance, Calif. 79-78--157
 
25 Harold Buchanan
2012
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 78-79--157
 
25 Eric Cross
2012
Riverside, Calif. 81-76--157
T
30 Andrew Sirowy
2011
Antioch, Calif. 80-78--158
 
30 Andrew Whalen
2012
Ephrata, Wash. 74-84--158
 
30 Taylor Knoll
2011
El Dorado Hills, Calif. 77-81--158
 
33 Ryan Rhee
2016
Fullerton, Calif. 82-77--159
T
34 Chris Ramirez
2010
Northridge, Calif. 82-78--160
 
34 Shohei Yamawaki
2013
Encinitas, Calif. 86-74--160
 
34 Anthony Estes
2011
San Pedro, Calif. 84-76--160
 
34 Josh Iverson
2012
Lakewood, Calif. 83-77--160
 
34 Kevin Weber
2011
Coto De Caza, Calif. 81-79--160
T
39 Danny Angelucci
2011
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 80-81--161
 
39 Kyle Blatchford
2011
Valenica, Calif. 84-77--161
 
39 Michael Bonicatto
2011
Yorba Linda, Calif. 83-78--161
 
39 Joey Pickels
2012
Yuma, Ariz. 76-85--161
 
39 Austin Solis
2011
Glendora, Calif. 79-82--161
T
44 Mason Atkins
2011
Newbury Park, Calif. 77-85--162
 
44 Andrew Paulson
2011
Sandy, Utah 83-79--162
 
44 Marcus Potter
2012
Tualatin, Ore. 79-83--162
T
47 Richard Kim
2010
Beverly Hills, Calif. 84-79--163
 
47 Tyler Smith
2012
Yorba Linda, Calif. 85-78--163
 
47 Jordan Baroody
2011
Davis, Calif. 84-79--163
 
47 Michael Stone
2012
Rolling Hills, Calif. 80-83--163
 
47 Andrew Pak
2012
Fullerton, Calif. 78-85--163
 
52 Roy Cootes
2015
Rolling Hills, Calif. 84-80--164
T
53 Cole Young
2012
Carlsbad, Calif. 85-80--165
 
53 Eric Taylor
2011
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 78-87--165
 
55 Joseph Ko
2013
Studio City, Calif. 82-84--166
T
56 Royce Ryu
2012
Beverly Hills, Calif. 82-85--167
 
56 Eli Rogers
2012
Hamilton, Mont. 83-84--167
 
58 Aaron Whalen
2015
Ephrata, Wash. 90-78--168
T
59 Kenny Duford
2011
Kingman, Ariz. 78-91--169
 
59 Brandon Harris
2011
Fontana, Calif. 89-80--169
 
61 Bryce Haynes
2012
Camarillo, Calif. 86-84--170
 
62 Matthew Imbrogno
2011
Westlake Village , Calif. 86-86--172
 
63 Rusty Furth
2012
Bainbridge Island, Wash. 84-91--175
 
64 A.J. McCartney
2012
Coto de Caza, Calif. 86-90--176
 
65 Adrian Chia
2013
La Crescenta, Calif. 87-91--178
 
66 Ahmed ELTamami
2012
Irvine, Calif. 86-93--179
 
67 Gene Park
2010
South Pasadena, Calif. 89-94--183
 
68 Samuel Kim
2012
Los Angeles, Calif. 107-90--197
 
69 Curtis Wang
2014
Torrance, Calif. 107-96--203
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Derek Patao
2011
La Canada, Calif.
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Carson Torchia
2011
San Diego, Calif.
80-JWD
  
     
Girls Division
Rank
Name
Class
Hometown
Score
 
1 Lilia Vu
2015
Fountain Valley, Calif. 76-70--146
 
2 Raegan Bremer
2012
Anaheim Hills, Calif. 73-77--150
 
3 Alexia Gariepy
2016
Murrieta, Calif. 73-81--154
 
4 Mareon Smit
2012
Santa Maria, Calif. 77-78--155
 
5 Brittani Ferraro
2011
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. 80-76--156
 
6 Sara Scarlett
2013
Woodland, Calif. 79-78--157
 
7 Carolane Gariepy
2013
Murrieta, Calif. 77-81--158
 
8 Grace Park
2014
Cupertino, Calif. 81-79--160
 
9 Erin Choi
2014
Torrance, Calif. 81-82--163
 
10 Tess Jennings
2012
Portland, Ore. 81-83--164
 
11 Maggie Yang
2011
Chino, Calif. 81-84--165
 
12 Ravipa Losakul
2012
Burbank, Calif. 87-82--169
 
13 Katherine Pimpanit
2012
Corona, Calif. 80-91--171
T
14 Kelsey Kawaguchi
2014
Los Altos, Calif. 87-85--172
 
14 Rachel Lewis
2012
Gig Harbor, Wash. 83-89--172
T
16 Malia Valder
2013
Yorba Linda, Calif. 84-90--174
 
16 Stephanie Bush
2012
Porter Ranch, Calif. 90-84--174
 
18 Nicolette Bondura
2011
El Dorado Hills, Calif. 87-88--175
 
19 Emily Podlesny
2010
Green River, Wyo. 83-95--178
 
20 Morgan Salm
2012
Lompoc, Calif. 88-91--179
 
21 Jacqueline Cootes
2012
Rolling Hills, Calif. 91-89--180
 
22 Sophia Brahos
2014
South Pasadena, Calif. 98-94--192
 
23 Jacqueline Wang
2016
Torrance, Calif. 110-107--217
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Taylor Shweiki
2012
Fresno, Calif.
99-WJ
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Langer not playing to pass Irwin, but he just might

By Tim RosaforteJanuary 16, 2018, 1:40 pm

Bernhard Langer goes back out on tour this week to chase down more than Hale Irwin’s PGA Tour Champions record of 45 career victories. His chase is against himself.

“I’m not playing to beat Hale Irwin’s record,” Langer told me before heading to Hawaii to defend his title at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. “I play golf to play the best I can, to be a good role model, and to enjoy a few more years that are left.”

Langer turned 60 on Aug. 27 and was presented a massage chair by his family as a birthday gift. Instead of reclining (which he does to watch golf and football), he won three more times to close out a seven-win campaign that included three major championships. A year prior, coming off a four-victory season, Langer told me after winning his fourth Charles Schwab Cup that surpassing Irwin’s record was possible but not probable. With 36 career victories and 11 in his last two years, he has changed his tone to making up the nine-tournament difference as “probable.”

“If I could continue a few more years on that ratio, I could get close or pass him,” Langer told me from his home in Boca Raton, Fla. “It will get harder. I’m 60 now. It’s a big challenge but I don’t shy away from challenges.”


Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin at the 1991 Ryder Cup (Getty Images)


Langer spent his off-season playing the PNC Father/Son, taking his family on a ski vacation at Big Sky in Yellowstone, Montana, and to New York for New Year’s. He ranks himself as a scratch skier, having skied since he was four years old in Germany. The risk of injury is worth it, considering how much he loves “the scenery, the gravity and the speed.”

Since returning from New York, Langer has immersed himself into preparing for the 2018 season. Swing coach Willy Hoffman, who he has worked with since his boyhood days as an as assistant pro in Germany, flew to Florida for their 43rd year of training.

“He’s a straight shooter,” Hoffman told me. “He says, 'Willy, every hour is an hour off my life and we have 24 hours every day.'"

As for Irwin, they have maintained a respectful relationship that goes back to their deciding singles match in the 1991 Ryder Cup. Last year they were brought back to Kiawah Island for a corporate appearance where they reminisced and shared the thought that nobody should ever have to bear what Langer went through, missing a 6-footer on the 18th green. That was 27 years ago. Both are in the Hall of Fame.

"I enjoy hanging out with Hale," Langer says.

Langer’s chase of Irwin’s record is not going to change their legacies. As Hoffman pointed out, “Yes, (Bernhard) is a rich man compared to his younger days. He had no money, no nothing. But today you don’t feel a difference when you talk to him. He’s always on the ground.”

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McIlroy: Ryder Cup won't be as easy as USA thinks

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 16, 2018, 1:18 pm

The Americans have won their past two international team competitions by a combined score of 38-22, but Rory McIlroy isn’t expecting another pushover at the Ryder Cup in September.

McIlroy admitted that the U.S. team will be strong, and that its core of young players (including Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler) will be a force for the next decade. But he told reporters Tuesday at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship that course setup will play a significant role.

“If you look at Hazeltine and how they set the course up – big, wide fairways, no rough, pins in the middle of greens – it wasn’t set up for the way the Europeans like to play,” McIlroy said, referring to the Americans’ 17-11 victory in 2016. “I think Paris will be a completely different kettle of fish, so different.”

At every Ryder Cup, the home team has the final say on course setup. Justin Rose was the most outspoken about the setup at Hazeltine, saying afterward that it was “incredibly weak” and had a “pro-am feel.” 

And so this year’s French Open figures to be a popular stop for European Tour players – it’s being held once again at Le Golf National, site of the matches in September. Tommy Fleetwood won last year’s event at 12 under.

“I’m confident,” McIlroy said. “Everything being all well and good, I’ll be on that team and I feel like we’ll have a really good chance.

“The Americans have obviously been buoyant about their chances, but it’s never as easy as that. The Ryder Cup is always close. It always comes down to a few key moments, and it will be no different in Paris. I think we’ll have a great team and it definitely won’t be as easy as they think it’s going to be.” 

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Floodlights may be used at Dubai Desert Classic

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 16, 2018, 12:44 pm

No round at next week’s Dubai Desert Classic will be suspended because of darkness.

Tournament officials have installed state-of-the-art floodlighting around the ninth and 18th greens to ensure that all 132 players can finish their round.

With the event being moved up a week in the schedule, the European Tour was initially concerned about the amount of daylight and trimmed the field to 126 players. Playing under the lights fixed that dilemma.

“This is a wonderful idea and fits perfectly with our desire to bring innovation to our sport,” European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said. “No professional golfer ever wants to come back the following morning to complete a round due to lack of daylight, and this intervention, should it be required, will rule out that necessity.”

Next week’s headliners include Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson. 

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Ortiz takes Web.com Tour clubhouse lead in Bahamas

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:19 am

Former Web.com Tour Player of the Year Carlos Ortiz shot a bogey-free, 4-under-par 68 Monday to take the clubhouse lead in The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Four other players - Lee McCoy, Brandon Matthews, Sung Jae Im and Mark Anderson - were still on the course and tied with Ortiz at 6-under 210 when third-round play was suspended by darkness at 5:32 p.m. local time. It is scheduled to resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Ortiz, a 26-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, is in search of his fourth Web.com Tour victory. In 2014, the former University of North Texas standout earned a three-win promotion on his way to being voted Web.com Tour Player of the Year.

McCoy, a 23-year-old from Dunedin, Fla., is looking to become the first player to earn medalist honors at Q-School and then win the opening event of the season.