Rolex Tournament of Champions results

By Ajga StaffJuly 6, 2010, 7:08 pm

Boys Division


Name

Grad

Hometown

Score

1

Anthony Paolucci

2011

Del Mar, Calif.

71-74-70-72--287

2

Patrick Rodgers

2011

Avon, Ind.

71-74-69-75--289

3

David Lee

2012

Houston, Texas

75-74-72-73--294

T4

Shun Yat Hak

2012

Lake Mary, Fla.

70-72-80-73--295

4

Drew Czuchry

2010

Auburn, Ga.

70-70-76-79--295

6

Shugo Imahira

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

74-75-74-73--296

T7

Tanner Kesterson

2011

Plano, Texas

73-74-76-75--298

7

Gavin Hall

2013

Pittsford, N.Y.

75-73-73-77--298

T9

Will Zalatoris

2014

Plano, Texas

73-75-70-81--299

9

Lucas Bjerregaard

2011

Frederikshavn, Denmark

78-76-70-75--299

9

Tom Lovelady

2011

Birmingham, Ala.

77-73-76-73--299

T12

Nicholas Reach

2011

Moscow, Pa.

71-74-81-74--300

12

Taylor Moore

2012

Edmond, Okla.

75-74-75-76--300

T14

Daisuke Matsubara

2013

Osaka, Japan

81-72-74-74--301

14

Jay Hwang

2011

San Diego, Calif.

77-74-75-75--301

T16

Kramer Hickok

2011

Plano, Texas

81-74-76-71--302

16

Shane Lebow

2010

Santa Barbara, Calif.

70-70-83-79--302

T18

David Mills

2010

Evansville, Ind.

73-73-77-80--303

18

Michael Kim

2011

Del Mar, Calif.

75-76-80-72--303

20

Sam Straka

2011

Valdosta, Ga.

69-66-87-82--304

T21

Preston Valder

2011

Yorba Linda, Calif.

76-74-74-82--306

21

Sean Bosdosh

2010

Clarksburg, Md.

79-75-73-79--306

21

AJ McInerney

2012

Henderson, Nev.

73-79-77-77--306

21

Blake Biddle

2010

St. Charles, Ill.

76-79-72-79--306

25

Emiliano Grillo

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

80-72-81-74--307

T26

Zachary Olsen

2013

Cordova, Tenn.

78-77-73-80--308

26

Thomas Stewart

2011

St Augustine, Fla.

76-73-81-78--308

26

Jason Roets

2011

Howey in the Hills, Fla.

72-72-84-80--308

26

Sean Kelly

2011

Staten Island, N.Y.

74-78-82-74--308

30

Billy Kennerly

2011

Alpharetta, Ga.

79-76-84-72--311

T31

Cyril Suk

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

75-80-78-79--312

31

Jeffrey Lee

2010

Overland Park, Kan.

75-79-79-79--312

33

Chad Merzbacher

2012

Dublin, Ohio

82-73-80-78--313

34

Jeff Wibawa

2010

Encino, Calif.

79-72-87-77--315

35

Drew Johnson

2013

Oak Ridge, N.C.

74-76-80-86--316

36

Wesley McClain

2010

Diboll, Texas

78-77-83-81--319

37

Kolton Crawford

2011

Mansfield, Texas

80-75-88-78--321

38

Zachary Coats

2012

Springdale, Ark.

80-73-80-91--324

39

Jordan Janico

2010

Duluth, Ga.

74-80-90-85--329

Missed Cut

MC

Hunter Stewart

2011

Nicholasville, Ky.

76-80--156

MC

Clancy Waugh

2013

North Palm Beach, Fla.

80-77--157

MC

Macgregor Hoobery

2011

Santa Maria, Calif.

81-76--157

MC

Bryce Chalkley

2010

Richmond, Va.

76-81--157

MC

Zachery Munroe

2011

Charlotte, N.C.

83-75--158

MC

Rocky Khara

2010

Sebring, Fla.

81-77--158

MC

Cody Proveaux

2012

Leesville, S.C.

75-83--158

MC

Jack Perry

2010

Santa Barbara, Calif.

80-79--159

MC

Payne Denman

2010

Riverwatch, Tenn.

85-74--159

MC

Kyle Lewis

2010

Shawnee, Okla.

77-82--159

MC

Nick Tremps

2011

San Antonio, Texas

85-75--160

MC

Alex Lloyd

2012

Virginia Beach, Va.

79-81--160

MC

Blake Soni

2010

Bradenton, Fla.

80-80--160

MC

Tyler Dunlap

2011

Westlake, Texas

80-82--162

MC

Will Pearson

2010

Memphis, Tenn.

88-74--162

MC

James Monnerville

2011

Vero Beach, Fla.

87-75--162

MC

Nick McLaughlin

2012

New Castle, N.H.

83-80--163

MC

Lorens  Chan

2012

Honolulu, Hawaii

76-88--164

MC

Zachary Herr

2013

New Hope, Pa.

80-84--164

MC

Curtis Thompson

2011

Coral Springs, Fla.

77-87--164

MC

Sam Bernstein

2010

Riverdale, N.Y.

84-81--165

MC

Blake Morris

2011

Waterbury, Conn.

82-83--165

MC

Eli Juren

2011

Austin, Texas

78-87--165

MC

Sean Romero

2011

Texarkana, Ark.

83-82--165

MC

Theodore Lederhausen

2010

Hinsdale, Ill.

81-85--166

MC

Ben Itterman

2010

Carlsbad, Calif.

81-87--168

MC

Lee McCoy

2012

Palm Harbor, Fla.

86-82--168

MC

Simon Miller

2011

Albuquerque, N.M.

88-80--168

MC

Matthew Mabrey

2011

Little Rock, Ark.

88-80--168

MC

Daniel De La Garza

2013

Monterrey, Mexico

87-85--172

MC

Patrick Winther

2010

Howey in the Hills, Fla.

90-90--180

MC

Brandon Pederson

2011

Austin, Texas

90-94--184

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Alejandro Villasana

2013

Hacienda Las Misiones, Santiago, N.L., Mexico

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Girls Division


Name

Grad

Hometown

Score

1

Kristen Park

2011

Buena Park, Calif.

73-73-73-71--290

2

Emily Tubert

2010

Burbank, Calif.

74-72-75-73--294

3

Marijosse Navarro

2014

San Antonio, Texas

77-75-71-73--296

4

Moriya Jutanugarn

2013

Bangkok, Thailand

75-80-67-75--297

5

Gabriella Then

2013

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

73-76-78-73--300

6

Victoria Tanco

2012

Bradenton, Fla.

83-66-75-77--301

7

Rachel Morris

2010

Carlsbad, Calif.

74-74-73-81--302

T8

Yueer Cindy Feng

2014

Orlando, Fla.

73-80-74-76--303

8

Ariya Jutanugarn

2014

Bangkok, Thailand

80-73-73-77--303

10

Erynne Lee

2011

Silverdale, Wash.

77-73-82-72--304

11

Emma Talley

2012

Princeton, Ky.

77-75-75-80--307

12

Luz Alejandra Cangrejo

2010

Bogota, Colombia

76-76-78-78--308

13

Sammi Stevens

2010

Hereford, Texas

73-76-82-78--309

14

Ani Gulugian

2010

Irvine, Calif.

78-78-80-74--310

15

Irina Paulin Gabasa

2011

Cebu, Philippines

78-78-80-78--314

T16

Amira Alexander

2012

Alpharetta, Ga.

79-75-82-80--316

16

Michelle Piyapattra

2010

Corona, Calif.

76-81-76-83--316

T18

Kaira Martin

2011

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

73-81-79-84--317

18

Mariana Sims

2012

Austin, Texas

84-70-77-86--317

T20

Sierra Sims

2013

Austin, Texas

74-81-83-80--318

20

Samantha Wagner

2015

Clermont, Fla.

72-85-81-80--318

22

Ally McDonald

2011

Fulton, Miss.

84-73-83-81--321

23

Emily Collins

2010

Colleyville, Texas

77-79-83-83--322

24

Anna Kim

2012

Chandler, Ariz.

81-72-90-81--324

Missed Cut

MC

Seo Hee Moon

2010

Mukilteo, Wash.

79-79--158

MC

Doris Chen

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

78-80--158

MC

Chessey Thomas

2010

Spokane, Wash.

78-80--158

MC

Karen Chung

2013

Livingston, N.J.

80-78--158

MC

Jessica Vasilic

2013

Anaheim Hills, Calif.

82-76--158

MC

Jordan Lippetz

2013

Bradenton, Fla.

81-77--158

MC

Ri Hyang Park

2011

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

84-75--159

MC

Gabriela Lopez

2012

Heroes de Padierna, Mexico

80-80--160

MC

Anne Cheng

2013

Torrance, Calif.

80-80--160

MC

Hana Lee

2011

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

82-79--161

MC

Briana Mao

2011

Folsom, Calif.

81-80--161

MC

Portland Rosen

2010

Sugar Land, Texas

77-85--162

MC

Elizabeth Breed

2010

Waynesboro, Pa.

78-84--162

MC

Beverly Vatananugulkit

2011

Cerritos, Calif.

81-81--162

MC

Amy Ruengmateekhun

2010

Garland, Texas

81-82--163

MC

Harin Lee

2010

Bayside, N.Y.

80-83--163

MC

Hally Leadbetter

2011

Bradenton, Fla.

84-79--163

MC

Collins Bradshaw

2012

Columbia, S.C.

84-80--164

MC

Lauren Kim

2012

Los Altos, Calif.

82-82--164

MC

Monica Umpant

2011

Cerritos , Calif.

82-82--164

MC

Alison Lee

2013

Valencia, Calif.

78-87--165

MC

April McCoy

2011

Carrollton, Texas

85-80--165

MC

Annie Park

2013

Levittown, N.Y.

79-87--166

MC

Mayko Chwen Wang

2011

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

88-78--166

MC

Lauren Coughlin

2011

Chesapeake, Va.

86-82--168

MC

A.J. Newell

2011

Tampa, Fla.

92-76--168

MC

Sun Gyoung Park

2010

Vail, Ariz.

88-82--170

MC

Suzie Lee

2010

East Northport, N.Y.

90-81--171

MC

Maria Maymon

2012

Huixquilucan, Mexico

84-87--171

MC

Morgan Ransom

2012

Columbus, Ohio

90-82--172

MC

Gianna Misenhelter

2010

Overland Park, Kan.

86-87--173

MC

Frida Castillo

2011

Cordoba, Mexico

83-92--175

MC

Alicia Malagon

2011

Tampico Mx, Mexico

90-88--178

MC

Monica Petchakan

2011

Encino, Calif.

95-89--184

MC

Jacqueline Calamaro

2010

Newtown Square, Pa.

99-97--196

MC

Olivia Lavy

2012

Fayetteville, Ark.

105-98--203

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Top-ranked amateur Niemann one back at LAAC in Chile

By Nick MentaJanuary 21, 2018, 8:44 pm

Argentina’s Jaime Lopez Rivarola leads the Latin America Amateur Championship at 5 under par following a round of 3-under 68 Saturday in Chile.

The former Georgia Bulldog is now 36 holes from what would be a return trip to Augusta National but his first Masters.

"The truth is that I crossed off on my bucket list playing Augusta [National], because I happened to play there," Rivarola said. "I've played every year with my university. But playing in the Masters is a completely different thing. I have been to the Masters, and I've watched the players play during the practice rounds. But [competing would be] a completely different thing."

He is followed on the leaderboard by the three players who competed in the playoff that decided last year’s LAAC in Panama: Joaquin Niemann (-4), Toto Gana (-4), and Alvaro Ortiz (-3).


Click here for full-field scores from the Latin America Amateur Championship


Chile’s Niemann is the top-ranked amateur in the world who currently holds conditional status on the Web.com Tour and is poised to begin his career as a professional, unless of course he takes the title this week. After a disappointing 74 in Round 1, Niemann was 10 shots better in Round 2, rocketing up the leaderboard with a 7-under 64.

“Today, I had a completely different mentality, and that's usually what happens in my case," Niemann said. "When I shoot a bad round, the following day I have extra motivation. I realize and I feel that I have to play my best golf. The key to being a good golfer is to find those thoughts and to transfer them into good golf."

Niemann’s fellow Chilean and best friend Gana is the defending champion who missed the cut at the Masters last year and is now a freshman at Lynn University. His second-round 70 was a roller coaster, complete with six birdies, three eagles and a double.

Mexico’s Ortiz, the brother of three-time Web.com Tour winner Carlos, was 6 under for the week before three back-nine bogeys dropped him off the pace.

Two past champions, Matias Dominguez and Paul Chaplet, sit 5 over and 7 over, respectively.

The winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship earns an invite to this year’s Masters. He is also exempt into the The Amateur Championship, the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open sectional qualifying, and Open Championship final qualifying.

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McIlroy gets back on track

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 21, 2018, 3:10 pm

There’s only one way to view Rory McIlroy’s performance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship:

He is well ahead of schedule.

Sure, McIlroy is probably disappointed that he couldn’t chase down Ross Fisher (and then Tommy Fleetwood) on the final day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. But against a recent backdrop of injuries and apathy, his tie for third was a resounding success. He reasserted himself, quickly, and emerged 100 percent healthy.

“Overall, I’m happy,” he said after finishing at 18-under 270, four back of Fleetwood. “I saw some really, really positive signs. My attitude, patience and comfort level were really good all week.”

To fully appreciate McIlroy’s auspicious 2018 debut, consider his state of disarray just four months ago. He was newly married. Nursing a rib injury. Breaking in new equipment. Testing another caddie. His only constant was change. “Mentally, I wasn’t in a great place,” he said, “and that was because of where I was physically.”

And so he hit the reset button, taking the longest sabbatical of his career, a three-and-a-half-month break that was as much psychological as physical. He healed his body and met with a dietician, packing five pounds of muscle onto his already cut frame. He dialed in his TaylorMade equipment, shoring up a putting stroke and wedge game that was shockingly poor for a player of his caliber. Perhaps most importantly, he cleared his cluttered mind, cruising around Italy with wife Erica in a 1950s Mercedes convertible.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


After an intense buildup to his season debut, McIlroy was curious about the true state of his game, about how he’d stack up when he finally put a scorecard in his hand. It didn’t take him long to find out. 

Playing the first two rounds alongside Dustin Johnson – the undisputed world No. 1 who was fresh off a blowout victory at Kapalua – McIlroy beat him by a shot. Despite a 103-day competitive layoff, he played bogey-free for 52 holes. And he put himself in position to win, trailing by one heading into the final round. Though Fleetwood blew away the field with a back-nine 30 to defend his title, McIlroy collected his eighth top-5 in his last nine appearances in Abu Dhabi.

“I know it’s only three months,” he said, “but things change, and I felt like maybe I needed a couple of weeks to get back into the thought process that you need to get into for competitive golf. I got into that pretty quickly this week, so that was the most pleasing thing.”

The sense of relief afterward was palpable. McIlroy is entering his 11th full year as a pro, and deep down he likely realizes 2018 is shaping up as his most important yet.

The former Boy Wonder is all grown up, and his main challengers now are a freakish athlete (DJ) and a trio of players under 25 (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm) who don’t lack for motivation or confidence. The landscape has changed significantly since McIlroy’s last major victory, in August 2014, and the only way he’ll be able to return to world No. 1 is to produce a sustained period of exceptional golf, like the rest of the game’s elite. (Based on average points, McIlroy, now ranked 11th, is closer to the bottom of the rankings, No. 1928, than to Johnson.)

But after years of near-constant turmoil, McIlroy, 28, finally seems ready to pursue that goal again. He is planning the heaviest workload of his career – as many as 30 events, including seven more starts before the Masters – and appears refreshed and reenergized, perhaps because this year, for the first time in a while, he is playing without distractions.

Not his relationships or his health. Not his equipment or his caddie or his off-course dealings.

Everything in his life is lined up.

Drama tends to follow one of the sport’s most captivating characters, but for now he can just play golf – lots and lots of golf. How liberating.

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Crocker among quartet of Open qualifiers in Singapore

By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 2:20 pm

Former amateur standout Sean Crocker was among four players who qualified for the 147th Open via top-12 finishes this week at the Asian Tour's SMBC Singapore Open as part of the Open Qualifying Series.

Crocker had a strong college career at USC before turning pro late last year. The 21-year-old received an invitation into this event shortly thereafter, and he made the most of his appearance with a T-6 finish to net his first career major championship berth.

There were four spots available to those not otherwise exempt among the top 12 in Singapore, but winner Sergio Garcia and runners-up Shaun Norris and Satoshi Kodaira had already booked their tickets for Carnoustie. That meant that Thailand's Danthai Boonma and Jazz Janewattanond both qualified thanks to T-4 finishes.


Full-field scores from the Singapore Open


Crocker nabbed the third available qualifying spot, while the final berth went to Australia's Lucas Herbert. Herbert entered the week ranked No. 274 in the world and was the highest-ranked of the three otherwise unqualified players who ended the week in a tie for eighth.

The next event in the Open Qualifying Series will be in Japan at the Mizuno Open in May, when four more spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs. The 147th Open will be held July 19-22 in Carnoustie, Scotland.

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Got a second? Fisher a bridesmaid again

By Will GrayJanuary 21, 2018, 1:40 pm

Ross Fisher is in the midst of a career resurgence - he just doesn't have the hardware to prove it.

Fisher entered the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a share of the lead, and as he made the turn he appeared in position to claim his first European Tour victory since March 2014. But he slowed just as Tommy Fleetwood caught fire, and when the final putt fell Fisher ended up alone in second place, two shots behind his fellow Englishman.

It continues a promising trend for Fisher, who at age 37 now has 14 career runner-up finishes and three in his last six starts dating back to October. He was edged by Tyrrell Hatton both at the Italian Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in the fall, and now has amassed nine worldwide top-10 finishes since March.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


Fisher took a big step toward ending his winless drought with an eagle on the par-5 second followed by a pair of birdies, and he stood five shots clear of Fleetwood with only nine holes to go. But while Fleetwood played Nos. 10-15 in 4 under, Fisher played the same stretch in 2 over and was unable to eagle the closing hole to force a playoff.

While Fisher remains in search of an elusive trophy, his world ranking has benefited from his recent play. The veteran was ranked outside the top 100 in the world as recently as September 2016, but his Abu Dhabi runner-up result is expected to move him inside the top 30 when the new rankings are published.