Weekly junior golf round-up


Emerson Junior Golf Classic
Maderas Golf Club (Poway, California)

Jonathan Sanders of Chatsworth, Calif., made a six-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to edge Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., for the Boys Division championship at the Emerson Junior Golf Classic. Having won his previous two AJGA starts, Hossler erased a one-shot deficit with a final-round 70 and posted a 4-under-par 212 to force the playoff. For Sanders, the win was his second AJGA top 10 of the season.

Esther Lee of Los Alamitos, Calif., tied the women’s course record at Maderas Golf Club with a final-round 5-under-par 67 to claim an eight-shot victory at 5-under-par 211. Her win comes one month after her victory at the Trader Joe’s Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst. Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., finished second at 3-over-par 219, and Gabriella Then of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., placed third at 5-over-par 221.

AJGA Junior at Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Kingsmill Resort & Spa (Williamsburg, Virginia)

Tyler Wingo of Fairfax, Va., made a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to edge out Evan Russell of Essex Junction, Vt., for the win at the AJGA Junior at Kingsmill Resort & Spa. Wingo posted a 5-under-par 208 to secure his first AJGA victory by one shot.

In the Girls Division, Kelly Shon of Port Washington, N.Y., used a bogey-free 4-under-par 67 to overcome a two-shot deficit and claim the win by a four-shot margin. The Princeton-bound Shon has three career AJGA victories and eight top-five finishes since 2007. Daniela Lendl of Vero Beach, Fla., finished second with an even-par 213.

Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch
Marshallia Ranch Golf Course (Vandenberg AFB, California)

Lawrence Ree of Redondo Beach, Calif., claimed his first AJGA win after posting a 4-under-par 212 total at the Junior All-Star at Marshallia Ranch. Tae Wan Lee of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., finished second at 3-under-par 213, while Lawrence Tu of Irvine, Calif., took third at 2-under-par 214.

Minjia Luo of San Diego finished her last Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star series event with a win. Birdies on Nos. 1 and 4 helped Luo protect her second-round lead and led to a final-round 3-over-par 75. Luo's 2-over-par 218 total was one shot better than Jocelyn Chia of La Crescenta, Calif.