Results from Under ArmourHunter Mahan Championship

By Ajga StaffApril 26, 2010, 9:40 pm

Boys Division

Rank

Name

Class

Hometown

Score

1

Marcel Puyat

2011

Bradenton, Florida, United States

72-74-70--216

2

Will Zalatoris

2014

Plano, Texas

70-76-71--217

T

3

Lee McCoy

2012

Palm Harbor, Fla.

73-77-68--218

3

David Lee

2012

Houston, Texas

69-72-77--218

3

AJ McInerney

2012

Henderson, Nev.

68-76-74--218

T

6

Johannes Veerman

2010

Sugar Land, Texas

74-72-73--219

6

Taylor Moore

2012

Edmond, Okla.

73-75-71--219

T

8

Joseph Winslow

2011

Overland Park, Kan.

75-74-71--220

8

Jonathan Garrick

2012

Atherton, Calif.

74-75-71--220

10

Patrick-Reilly McMahon

2012

Santa Maria, Calif.

72-77-72--221

11

Wyndham Clark

2012

Greenwood Village, Colo.

73-76-73--222

T

12

Carl Jonson

2011

Bainbridge Island, Wash.

74-73-76--223

12

Ryann Ree

2012

Redondo Beach, Calif.

71-75-77--223

12

Stuart Smallwood

2010

Paris, Texas

70-75-78--223

T

15

Tad Darland

2011

Henderson, Nev.

73-75-76--224

15

Connor Black

2014

Katy, Texas

73-78-73--224

15

Nick Tremps

2011

San Antonio, Texas

77-72-75--224

15

Chun-Ji Kim

2010

Chandler, Ariz.

73-80-71--224

T

19

Spencer Lawson

2010

Raleigh, N.C.

75-75-75--225

19

Kevin DeHuff

2011

Coto de Caza, Calif.

76-76-73--225

19

Tyler Dunlap

2011

Westlake, Texas

82-70-73--225

19

Fletcher Johnson

2011

Belden, Miss.

74-78-73--225

19

Brian Campbell

2011

Irvine, Calif.

73-73-79--225

24

Brandon Wilhide

2010

Richmond, Texas

76-76-74--226

25

David Lowe

2011

Scottsdale, Ariz.

78-77-72--227

T

26

Sarosh Adi

2011

Frisco, Texas

74-75-79--228

26

Sean Romero

2011

Texarkana, Ark.

78-77-73--228

T

28

Patrick Ross

2010

Dunmore, Pa.

74-75-80--229

28

Boo Timko

2011

Girard, Ohio

79-71-79--229

28

Chad Merzbacher

2012

Dublin, Ohio

76-77-76--229

28

Matthew Mabrey

2011

Little Rock, Ark.

78-75-76--229

T

32

Austin Romeo

2011

Erie, Pa.

77-78-75--230

32

Ben Bankhead

2010

McKinney, Texas

79-74-77--230

32

Greg Polledri

2010

Southlake, Texas

74-77-79--230

32

Cameron Harrell

2011

Colorado Springs, Colo.

81-74-75--230

32

Ben Cooley

2011

Rydal, Pa.

78-79-73--230

32

Wyatt Robson

2013

Ada, Okla.

80-73-77--230

32

Tyler Kato

2010

Seattle, Wash.

75-77-78--230

T

39

James Yoon

2012

Bradenton, Fla.

77-78-77--232

39

Michael Kim

2011

Del Mar, Calif.

76-76-80--232

T

41

Davis Schaller

2011

Celebration, Fla.

78-82-73--233

41

Jay Cox

2010

Paris, Texas

80-80-73--233

41

Henry Todd

2011

Trophy Club, Texas

77-77-79--233

44

Brandon Lau

2011

Sugar Land, Texas

77-80-78--235

45

Dylan Murray

2010

Westport, Conn.

77-80-80--237

46

Brandon Pederson

2011

Austin, Texas

80-78-81--239

47

Alberto Sanchez

2012

Nogales, Ariz.

79-85-76--240

48

W. Coalter Paxton IV

2011

Wilson, N.C.

80-84-77--241

49

Chipper Hughes

2010

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

80-79-87--246

50

Marcus De La Rosa

2015

Cypress, Calif.

92-87-88--267

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Matthew Negri

2011

El Cajon, Calif.

76-DQ Rule 6-6d

Girls Division

Rank

Name

Class

Hometown

Score

1

Kristen Park

2011

Buena Park, Calif.

71-71-76--218

2

April McCoy

2011

Carrollton, Texas

73-71-74--218

3

Michelle Lee

2010

Mississauga, Ontario

70-75-74--219

4

Gabriella Then

2013

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

71-78-72--221

5

Grace Na

2011

Oakland, Calif.

73-75-74--222

6

Bonnie Hu

2010

Fremont, Calif.

73-77-73--223

7

Gabriela Lopez

2012

Heroes de Padierna, Mexico

74-74-76--224

8

Casey Grice

2010

College Station, Texas

72-76-78--226

T

9

Hana Lee

2011

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

71-78-80--229

9

Mikayla Harmon

2013

Gilbert, Ariz.

78-79-72--229

11

Jessica Vasilic

2013

Anaheim Hills, Calif.

75-80-75--230

12

Rui Li

2010

Kent, Wash.

76-77-78--231

T

13

Sierra Sims

2013

Austin, Texas

74-78-80--232

13

Morgan Thompson

2011

Tualatin, Ore.

75-82-75--232

15

Kayli Quinton

2012

Cypress, Texas

78-78-77--233

16

Mariana Sims

2012

Austin, Texas

79-81-76--236

17

Marissa Dodd

2011

Allen, Texas

79-84-77--240

T

18

Jane Dong

2010

Fremont, Calif.

81-82-78--241

18

Christina Stringham

2011

Pasadena, Texas

81-81-79--241

T

20

Grace Choi

2013

Dallas, Texas

84-79-79--242

20

Rachel Mulkey

2011

Flower Mound, Texas

78-85-79--242

 

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Hadwin returns to site of last year's 59

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 11:04 pm

Adam Hadwin had a career season last year, one that included shooting a 59 and winning a PGA Tour event. But those two achievements didn't occur in the same week.

While Hadwin's breakthrough victory came at the Valspar Championship in March, it was at the CareerBuilder Challenge in January when he first made headlines with a third-round 59 at La Quinta Country Club. Hadwin took a lead into the final round as a result, but he ultimately couldn't keep pace with Hudson Swafford.

He went on to earn a spot at the Tour Championship, and Hadwin made his first career Presidents Cup appearance in October. Now the Canadian returns to Palm Springs, eager to improve on last year's result and hoping to earn a spot in the final group for a third straight year after a T-6 finish in 2016.

"A lot of good memories here in the desert," Hadwin told reporters. "I feel very comfortable here, very at home. Lots of Canadians, so it's always fun to play well in front of those crowds and hopefully looking forward to another good week."

Hadwin's 59 last year was somewhat overshadowed, both by the fact that he didn't win the event and that it came just one week after Justin Thomas shot a 59 en route to victory at the Sony Open. But he's still among an exclusive club of just eight players to have broken 60 in competition on Tour and he's eager to get another crack at La Quinta on Saturday.

"If I'm in the same position on 18, I'm gunning for 58 this year," Hadwin said, "not playing safe for 59."

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Rahm: If I thought like Phil, I could not hit a shot

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 10:39 pm

When it comes to Jon Rahm and Phil Mickelson, there are plenty of common bonds. Both starred at Arizona State, both are now repped by the same agency and Rahm's former college coach and agent, Tim Mickelson, now serves full-time as his brother's caddie.

Those commonalities mean the two men have played plenty of practice rounds together, but the roads quickly diverge when it comes to on-course behavior. Rahm is quick, fiery and decisive; Mickelson is one of the most analytical players on Tour. And as Rahm told reporters Wednesday at the CareerBuilder Challenge, those differences won't end anytime soon.

"I don't need much. 'OK, it's like 120 (yards), this shot, right," Rahm said. "And then you have Phil, it's like, 'Oh, this shot, the moisture, this going on, this is like one mile an hour wind sideways, it's going to affect it one yard. This green is soft, this trajectory. They're thinking, and I'm like, 'I'm lost.' I'm like, 'God if I do that thought process, I could not hit a golf shot.'"


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The tactics may be more simplified, but Rahm can't argue with the results. While Mickelson is in the midst of a winless drought that is approaching five years, Rahm won three times around the world last year and will defend a PGA Tour title for the first time next week at Torrey Pines.

Both men are in the field this week in Palm Springs, where Mickelson will make his 2018 debut with what Rahm fully expects to be another dose of high-level analytics for the five-time major winner with his brother on the bag.

"It's funny, he gets to the green and then it's the same thing. He's very detail-oriented," Rahm said of Mickelson. "I'm there listening and I'm like, 'Man, I hope we're never paired together for anything because I can't think like this. I would not be able to play golf like that. But for me to listen to all that is really fun."

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DJ changes tune on golf ball distance debate

By Will GrayJanuary 17, 2018, 9:16 pm

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is already one of the longest hitters in golf, so he's not looking for any changes to be made to golf ball technology - despite comments from him that hinted at just such a notion two months ago.

Johnson is in the Middle East this week for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and he told BBC Sport Wednesday that he wouldn't be in favor of making changes to the golf ball in order to remedy some of the eye-popping distances players are hitting the ball with ever-increasing frequency.

"It's not like we are dominating golf courses," Johnson said. "When was the last time you saw someone make the game too easy? I don't really understand what all the debate is about because it doesn't matter how far it goes; it is about getting it in the hole."

Johnson's rhetorical question might be answered simply by looking back at his performance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions earlier this month, an eight-shot romp that featured a tee shot on the 433-yard 12th hole that bounded down a slope to within inches of the hole.

Johnson appeared much more willing to consider a reduced-distance ball option at the Hero World Challenge in November, when he sat next to tournament host Tiger Woods and supported Woods' notion that the ball should be addressed.

"I don't mind seeing every other professional sport, they play with one ball. All the pros play with the same ball," Johnson said. "In baseball, the guys that are bigger and stronger, they can hit a baseball a lot further than the smaller guys. ... I think there should be some kind of an advantage for guys who work on hitting it far and getting that speed that's needed, so having a ball, like the same ball that everyone plays, there's going to be, you're going to have more of an advantage."

Speaking Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, Johnson stood by the notion that regardless of whether the rules change or stay the same, he plans to have a leg up on the competition.

"If the ball is limited then it is going to limit everyone," he said. "I'm still going to hit it that much further than I guess the average Tour player."

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LPGA lists April date for new LA event

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 17, 2018, 8:18 pm

The LPGA’s return to Los Angeles will come with the new Hugel-JTBC Open being played at Wilshire Country Club April 19-22, the tour announced Wednesday.

When the LPGA originally released its schedule, it listed the Los Angeles event with the site to be announced at a later date.

The Hugel-JTBC Open will feature a 144-player field and a $1.5 million purse. It expands the tour’s West Coast swing, which will now be made up of four events in California in March and April.

The LPGA last played in Los Angeles in 2005. Wilshire Country Club hosted The Office Depot in 2001, with Annika Sorenstam winning there.