Talley Sets Two Records At AJGA Huntsville Event
Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky., broke two Girls Division scoring records when she won the AJGA Huntsville Junior presented by The Huntsville Athletic Club. Talley's 15-under-par 198 total broke the AJGA 54-hole
scoring record, which was a 16-under-par 200 total by Virada Nirapathpongporn in 1999. Talley's 22-shot victory also shattered the old record of 18 shots, which was set by Maria Piccio in 2008.
Tolver Dozier of Dothan, Ala., birdied the third playoff hole to defeat Tyler Thomas of Beaumont, Tex., to claim the Boys Division title. Dozier and Thomas both carded even-par 213.
Svensson Rules The World Championships
Sixteen-year-old Adam Svensson of Canada backed up his third-round 66 with a 72 to overtake Jorge Fernandes Valdez of Argentina and win the Callaway Junior World Championship. Svensson won the duel by one stroke at Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego.
The young Canadian eagled the ninth hole to complete a front nine of 32 and took a one-shot lead on Fernandes Valdez heading into the final nine holes. But Svensson quickly gave the lead right back as he dropped five shots over the next eight holes while Fernandes Valdez lost only two.
When the players arrived at the 72nd hole, Fernandes Valdez held a two-shot lead, but a double-bogey gave Svensson an opening, and he seized the moment by making birdie 4 to take the title.
Gabriela Lopez of Mexico romped to a seven-stroke victory in the girls division with rounds of 74-70-68-70 on the par-74 North Course (finishing at 14-under-par 282).
For the first time in the tournament's 19-year history, a pair of San Antonio, Texas players won in their hometown at the Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout. Andrew Carreon carded a 4-under-par 209 winning total while, in the Girls Division, Marijosse Navarro recorded a 4-over-par 217 total to become just the second back-to-back champion in the event's history (Brittany Lang, 2001-2002).
Grubnich, Weaver Conquer In Colombus
Nicholas Grubnich of Crown Point, Ind., fired a 6-under-par 210 and survived a four-way playoff to claim the Boys Division title at The Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament. Grubnich's birdie on the fifth playoff hole secured the victory. Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., recorded an 11-under-par 205 total and notched a 12-stroke victory in the Girls Division.
Timothy Colanta of Monroe Township, N.J., and Katelyn Reynolds of Los Angeles, went wire-to-wire to win their respective divisions at the Aldila Junior All-Star. Colanta came out firing in the first round with a 5-under-par 67 and steadied with two consecutive rounds of 73 to finish with a comfortable six-stroke victory. Reynolds won by a margin of two strokes after making birdie on her final hole of the tournament.
Lee 15th At Junior Open
David Lee of the U.S. tied for 15th at Junior Open at Lundin Golf Club in Scotland, shooting 75-78-76 – 229.