Written by Jeremy Beale

MAPGA Cherry Blossom Classic: Pizzano soars to victory, McIlvain and Suh Compete in Final Round Playoff for Girls Overall

The 3rd Annual MAPGA Cherry Blossom Classic, June 16-17, at the University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park, Maryland was surely an exciting event as the field was overflowing with superb competition on what proved to be a challenging course.

Carlo Pizzano of College Park, Maryland (Boys 16-18) finished as Boys Overall Champion with a tournament total score of 144 (74-70). Carding a final round 1-under-par, Pizzano was the only competitor to shoot a round under par during the tournament. In his final round, he finished with six birdies on the day.

Going into the final day Pizzano described a brief conversation he had with his coach after the first day of competition. They determined carding a 69 would win the tournament and that was his goal. He fell one stroke short of his goal but felt good about his round overall. Pizzano attributed putting to his success.

2018 Cherry Blossom Classic: Carlo Pizzano soars through second day, finishing as Boys Overall Champion

Carlo Pizzano of College Park, Maryland (Boys 16-18) finished as Boys Overall Champion with a tournament total score of 144 (74-70). Carding a final round 1-under-par, Pizzano was the only competitor to shoot a round under par during the tournament. In his final round, he finished with six birdies on the day.

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“My coach always said putts don’t just go in by themselves—you have to will it,” Pizzano said after describing his success stringing together three straight birdies between Hole No. 9 and No. 11.

This was the mentality Pizzano took with him onto the course and the mentality that helped him surpass day one leader and runner-up James Shin of Brambleton, Virginia. Shin shot a final round, 4-over-par to put him at a tournament total of 148.

One of the most exciting highlights of the day was when 15-year-old Faith McIlvain of Ellicott City Maryland and day one leader Danielle Suh (Girls 16-18) of Herndon, Virginia went into a playoff for Girls Overall Champion. The playoff went on for two holes before McIlvain captured the victory by making par on Hole No. 9, while Suh’s approach missed just left of the hole. Overall both girls performed outstandingly in their individual age divisions, McIlvain finishing at tournament total of 150 (77-73) and Suh finishing 150 (72-78). Each beat their respective age divisions by at least five strokes.

2018 Cherry Blossom Classic: Faith McIlvain wins playoff to be named Girls Overall Champion

One of the most exciting highlights of the day was when 15-year-old Faith McIlvain of Ellicott City Maryland and day one leader Danielle Suh (Girls 16-18) of Herndon, Virginia went into a playoff for Girls Overall Champion. The playoff went on for two holes before McIlvain captured the victory by making par on Hole No. 9, while Suh’s approach missed just left of the hole. She was very thankful to have so much support from her friends, family and fellow teammates. The final day marked her first career playoff.

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Staying motivated was essential to McIlvain’s success. She was very thankful to have so much support from her friends, family and fellow teammates. The final day marked her first career playoff and she said, “I couldn’t have been more nervous.” She battled her nerves by deciding early on to focus on her game, taking each shot one at a time.

In the Boys 14-15 Division, Nicholas Barros of Bethesda, Maryland, finished first shooting a tournament total of 151 (76-75). There was a tie for second place with Christopher Lee (Ijamsville, Maryland) and day one boy’s overall leader Zachary Maloy (Potomac, Maryland) who finished with a tournament total of 154.

In the Boys 13 and Under Division 12-year-old, Matt Moloney pulled off an upset in what could have been a three-way playoff for first place. Moloney finished even par during his final round, finishing the tournament at 148 (77-71). He beat his fellow competitors Peter Barros (Bethesda, Maryland) and Benjamin, Newfield (Arlington, Virginia) by one stroke. Coming into the day he was tied for fourth. He answered the deficit by birdieing his first three holes of the day.

2018 Cherry Blossom Classic: Matt Moloney stays "even-headed", capturing the 13 and Under Division

In the Boys 13 and Under Division 12-year-old, Matt Moloney pulled off an upset in what could have been a three-way playoff for first place. Moloney finished even par during his final round, finishing the tournament at 148 (77-71). He beat his fellow competitors Peter Barros (Bethesda, Maryland) and Benjamin, Newfield (Arlington, Virginia) by one stroke. Coming into the day he was tied for fourth. He answered the deficit by birdieing his first three holes of the day.

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“I actually told myself coming in that if I shot 71, I would win the tournament,” Moloney said. “And that’s what I did.”

Sydney Hackett of Ashburn, Virginia maintained her lead from the first day, winning the Girls 13 and Under Division by shooting a tournament total of 149 (73-76). Hackett’s main goal was to focus on her game—as it wasn’t about winning or losing, but bettering herself. She said, she hit some good drives during her final day but struggled with her lag putting. Nevertheless, she felt this was a great start to the summer season and she looks forward to future competitions.

A huge thanks goes out to the University of Maryland Golf Course for hosting the event and helping the MAPGA put together a great and challenging event.

View full results: https://mapgajr.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mapgajr18/event/mapgajr185/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

Written by Jeremy Beale

First Round Cherry Blossom Classic: Danielle Suh Cards Lowest Round of the Day, 14-year-old Zachary Maloy Leads Boys Overall

After much anticipation, the 3rd Annual MAPGA Cherry Blossom Classic is finally underway at the University of Maryland Golf Course, in College Park Maryland. Rescheduled due to rain, the golfers were eager to get out and compete.

Leading in the Girls 16-18 Division and carding the lowest score of the day in the Girls Overall division was Danielle Suh of Herndon, Virginia with a 1-over-par, 72. Trailing Suh by seven strokes is Jacqueline Cherry.

Suh’s mental game proved to be a huge proponent of success as she got off to a rocky start after a double-bogey on the first hole. She said this forced her to focus on her game from the start rather than worrying about her opponents. However, the most important factor of her success was her putting and short game. Over the past year, Suh has been working on these shots and felt she has improved in her last two tournaments.

She did not find that the course played as difficult as many of her fellow competitors. She attributed this to improved length and consistency with her driver, which resulted in shorter second shots.

“My plan is not to think of the rest of the field and to play my game,” Suh said about her strategy tomorrow. “My goal is to play more conservative, while still getting after it.”

Leading the Boys Overall (14-18) division is 14-year-old Zachary Maloy of Potomac, Maryland. “It was really the putting that did it for me today—the fairways and greens were really hard and rolled a lot,”Maloy said.

Maloy’s strategy was to land the ball short of the green, which proved crucial to his success. He attributed his putting to his success, allowing him to make the turn at even par. Rallying back from the triple on 13, he finished with two birdies. Maloy hopes to roll in more putts tomorrow to keep his lead.

Trailing Maloy in his age division is Nicholas Barros (Bethesda, Maryland) carding a 76 (5-over-par).

In the Boys 16-18 Division, James Shin of Brambleton, Maryland is leading carding a First Round 73 (2-over-par), which ties him with Maloy in the Boys Overall. There are two golfers in Shin’s division trailing his lead by one stroke—Carlo Pizzano (College Park, Maryland) and Yida Wang (Potomac, Maryland).

In the Boys 12-13 Division, there was a three-way tie for the lead with Peter Barros (Bethesda, Maryland), Arya Grayeli (Vienna, Virginia) and Benjamin Newfield (Arlington, Virginia) carding 4-over-par, 75.

In the Girls 14-15 Division, there is a three-way tie for the lead, Emma Chen (Rockville, Maryland), Alyssa Cong (Germantown, Maryland) and Faith McIlvain (Ellicott City, Maryland) all of which carded, 6-over-par, 77.

In the Girls 12-13 Division, Sydney Hackett (Ashburn, Virginia) leads with a 2-over-par, 73.

Thank you, University of Maryland Golf Course for hosting the event. To view the rest of today’s results, visit: https://bit.ly/2LXC3FV. Tune in for an exciting finish tomorrow.

Written by Jeremy Beale

National PGA Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2018 National PGA Scholarship Winners were announced, May 31. Congratulations to the nine students (listed below) that were selected from the MAPGA Section! A total of $402,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 186 students.

Level Name Scholarship Type Amount Member
High school Christopher Forgash National $2,000 Craig Forgash, PGA
High school Noah Gyscek National $2,000 Peter Gyscek, PGA
High school Sydney Pulliam National $2,000 Timothy Pulliam, PGA
High school Chloe  Sass National $2,000 William Sass, PGA
High school Nina Smith National $2,000 James Hiskey, PGA
College Skylar Foister National $2,000 Arthur Foister, PGA
College Anna Haught National $2,000 Gary Haught, PGA
College Katelyn Schuh National $2,000 Bob Schuh, PGA (Grandfather)
College Olivia Zachman National $2,000 Jeffrey Zachman, PGA

Please note the PGA Financial Assistance Fund is able to grow solely through investment earnings and contributions from PGA Members. Members are given the option of contributing to the PGA Financial Assistance Fund on their Member Dues each year. Any contribution will help grow the fund and, in turn, provide more PGA Scholarships to Member’s children and grandchildren in the future.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the PGA Scholarship Program, please reach out to me at vjohnson@pgahq.com, or via phone at (561)624–7654. Thank you.

Christopher Forgash

Christopher Forgash, son of Craig Forgash, PGA, at the Golf Club at Lansdowne is expected to graduate this spring from Tuscarora High School with a 3.98 GPA. During his academic career he participated in his high school band playing, competing in competitive hockey and being an active member of his school’s Math club, team and honor society. In his spare time he also volunteered tutoring elementary school children in mathematics while holding a part-time job.  He also scored a 1430 out of a possible 1600 on his SAT and 30 out of 36 on his ACT. Forgash plans to major in Computer Science and Engineering in college.

Noah Gyscek

Noah Gyscek son of Peter Gyscek, PGA – Head Golf Coach Washington & Lee University will graduate from Rockbridge County High school this year with a 3.4 GPA. During his high school career, he was in the Advanced Placement Program, French Club, Ski Club, Running Club and Model UN. He also competed on his school’s golf and tennis team. On top of all of these clubs, he was also the leader and organizer behind his school’s Boxing Club which now boasts 17 members. He scored a 30 on his ACT and plans to major in Business Management and Computer Science in college.

Chloe  Sass

Chloe Sass, daughter of William Sass, PGA, of Ocean City Golf Club will graduate from Stephen Decatur this year. She was in the Advanced Placement Program at her school while participating in an array of clubs and athletic programs. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Clubs/Team/Honors Society, School Newspaper, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, school Basketball and Lacrosse team and the Students Against Destructive Decisions program.  She did all of this while managing a part-time job and maintaining a 3.86 GPA. She plans to attend Washington College, where she will major in Engineering and Pre-Medical studies. Sass scored 1250 on her SAT.

Nina Smith

Nina Smith will graduate from Druid Hills High School with a 3.94. She was in her schools Advanced Placement Program, Beta Club, Choir, Computer Club/Team/Honors Society Female Empowerment Movement Club, French Club, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Science Clubs/Team/Honors Society and Service Clubs. She also served as Class Officer in Student Government. In her spare time she attended St. Bartholomew’s Youth group, took after school electives in Ornithology and Oceanography and competed on her high school softball team. She scored 1480 on her SAT and plans to study engineering in college. James Hiskey, PGA professional in Annapolis, MD recommended her for the scholarship.

Sydney Pulliam

Sydney Pulliam daughter of Timothy Pulliam, PGA, in Richmond, Virginia, will graduate from Douglas S. Freeman High School this year with a 4.0 GPA. She was in the school’s Advanced Placement Program and also was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Clubs/Team/Honors Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. When she wasn’t keeping a perfect academic transcript she volunteered at Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s Shelter. Pulliam also interned for the Supreme Court of Virginia as well as participated in Model United Nation and Model Congress addressing the issues facing the nation and world. She also served as the Rebelettes Class of 2018 Service Club President, Secretary, and Historian during her High School career and participated in Relay for Life and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Outside of academics, she competed on her high school softball team. After high school, she plans to study Law and Political Science.

Skylar Foister

Skylar Foister daughter of Arthur Foister, PGA, at The Golf Club at Lansdowne is a junior at Florida State University studying Criminology. She maintained a 3.89 GPA while participating in Amnesty International and the school’s Rock Climbing club.

Anna Haught

Anna Haught, is now a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship award. She is the daughter of Gary Haught, PGA, Head Professional at Blue Hills Golf Course. Now a sophomore at Virginia Tech she has maintained a 3.98 GPA, studying engineering. This past year she was able to participate in her school’ s Engineering Expo. When she isn’t literally running around campus you can find her participating in Relay for Life events or volunteering with Rescue Mission an organization that provides assistance to the homeless.

Katelyn Schuh

Katelyn Schuh, granddaughter to the late Bob Schuh, PGA, at Pleasant Valley Golf Course is now a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship. She has maintained a 4.00 GPA while attending Clemson University, majoring in Environmental Science. She is an active member of her sorority and enjoys participating in Relay for Life events.

Olivia Zachman

Olivia Zachman daughter of Jeffrey Zachman, PGA, at Piney Branch Golf & Country Club, is a junior at St. Lawrence University, majoring in history and maintaining a 3.63 GPA. Zachman played golf, tennis and basketball at North Carroll High School and currently competes on her collegiate golf team. When not on the course or hitting the books she is an active member of an Acapella Group on campus and is a part of the Arabic Club. She also volunteers in the campus kitchens serving meals to the impoverished community members. She is also employed part-time and participates in Relay for Life events. She is a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship Award.

Written by Jeremy Beale

MAPGA Spring Fling: Sload scores low, Gubenko battles for win

After braving through the tough conditions during the 2018 MAPGA Spring Fling, at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia, Nikita Gubenko, from Great Falls, Virginia, capturing first place in the Boys Overall competition, finishing with a two day total of 2-over-par 144 (69-75), and a one-stroke victory over day one leader Mitchell Hummel (68-77), with Benjamin Kruper not far behind finishing with a final round 5-over-par (147).  Due to wet conditions the first day, and the blustery conditions down the stretch on day two, players were forced to not only outsmart their opponents but the course as well.

MAPGA Spring Fling Recap: Gubenko fights for win

Nikita Gubenko, from Great Falls, Virginia, captured first place in the Boys Overall category, during the MAPGA Spring Fling at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia. He not only braved through two days of tough weather conditions but also tight competition. Gubenko shot a two day total of 2-over-par, 144 (69-75), and had a one-stroke victory over day one leader Mitchell Hummel (68-77), with Benjamin Kruper not far behind finishing with a final round 5-over par (147). He attributed his success to playing safe, shooting for par and trying to keep his mistakes minimal. Results: https://bit.ly/2GCEDC9

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Where some succumbed to the harsh conditions at Laurel Hill, Skylar Sload from Ashburn, Virginia was the only competitor to finish under par, scoring a total two day round of 4-under-par (138) and capturing the Girls’ Overall championship.

Coming into the day, Sload trailed by two after day one leader Jinny Park carded a 3-under-par 68 during the first day of competition. Sload said she had to battle every hole to maintain her position in the tournament. Sload overcame a double -bogey on the second day with five birdies—nine in total for the tournament. She attributed her success this weekend to her approach shots, which she was sticking close, allowing her the ability to make putts.

MAPGA Spring Fling: Skylar Sload scores 4-under-par

Competiton was stiff during the 2018 MAPGA Spring Fling at Laurel Hill Golf Club, in Lorton, Virginia. Between wet course conditions and heavy winds, the juniors golfers battled for their first wins of the season.Where some succumbed to the harsh conditions at Laurel Hill, Skylar Sload from Ashburn, Virginia was the only competitor to finish under par, scoring a total two day round 4-under-par (138) and capturing the Girls’ Overall championship.Sload trailed by two to coming into the day, after day one leader Jinny Park carded a 3-under-par 68 during the first day of competition. She overcame a double -bogey on the second day with five birdies—nine in total for the tournament. She attributed her success this weekend to her approach shots, which she was sticking close, allowing her the ability to make putts. Results: https://bit.ly/2GCEDC9

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In the Boys 14 to 15-year-old category, Tristan Schommer of Leesburg, Virginia, finished first with a two day total of (75-77). Trailing behind Schommer were David Luo and Trey Elder (154). In the boys 13 -and-under division, Alexander Maloy distanced himself from the rest of the field with a final round one under par 70 to finish at 147.

MAPGA Spring Fling Recap: Day 2, Alexander Maloy shoots one-under

During the MAPGA Spring Fling at Laurel Hill Golf Club, Alexander Maloy distanced himself from the rest of the Boys 13-and-under Division after scoring a final round one-under-par 70 to finish at 147. Maloy attributed his success to a solid short game and solid putting. On Hole No. 7, Maloy nearly holed out for eagle from 110 yards out and made the putt for birdie. Results: https://bit.ly/2GCEDC9

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Julie Shin from Brambleton, Virginia, won the Girls 12-14 division. Shin put on a dominant performance, finishing at 151 (72-79), 9 shots clear of second place finishers Sydney Hackett and Katie Park (160).

Special thanks to Laurel Hill Head PGA Professional Gene Orrico and his staff for their hospitality, and congratulations to our winners. See you at the next event.

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Written by Ethan Brady

Seumanutafa & Baker Win Denny McCarthy Invitational

The Inaugural Denny McCarthy Invitational at Argyle Country Club finished with Aneka Seumanutafa and Lou Baker atop the leaderboard after the second round of play Sunday.

Leading after the first round by five strokes, Seumanutafa extended her lead by shooting 71 on Sunday. She finished the tournament with a two-day total 143 and defeated second place finisher Amanda Levy by 14 strokes.

Seumanutafa had nine birdies during the tournament and led the field with 28 holes of par or better.

In the Boys Overall Division, Baker finished the first round two strokes behind the leader, Michael Brennan. On Sunday, Baker shot a tournament-low 69 to move to first place and defeat second place finisher Will Mullally by two strokes.

Baker tied Brennan with eight birdies and finished atop the leaderboard with 30 holes of par or better.

The round one leader, Brennan, finished T2 with Mullally at 3-over-par.

Denny McCarthy was on-hand to award the tournament’s winners Sunday. A Takoma Park, Md. native, this was McCarthy’s first namesake tournament for junior golfers.

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Brennan & Seumanutafa Lead at McCarthy Invitational

The Inaugural Denny McCarthy Invitational at Argyle Country Club ended its first day with Michael Brennan holding a two-stroke lead in the Boys Overall and Aneka Seumanutafa leading the Girls Overall Division by five strokes.

Seumanutafa shot an even-72 during the first round, recording five total birdies on the day. She currently leads Amanda Levy and Emma Chen by five with 18 holes left to play tomorrow.

Brennan had three birdies on the day and leads four players by two strokes. Lou Baker, Brad Whitaker, Will Mullally and James Taylor will look to catch him tomorrow at Argyle.

Denny McCarthy started the tournament with an opening tee-shot before welcoming the juniors to his Inaugural Invitational at Argyle Country Club. McCarthy’s two brothers competing in the event, Michael and Patrick, are currently T6 and T24.

The second round will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Pictures From Day 1 

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Written by Ethan Brady

2017 Junior Tour Players of the Year

The 2017 Junior Tour Players of the Year were finalized Friday at Laurel Hill following the Junior Tour Championship.

Junior Tour Players of the Year are determined by the total points acquired from the highest five finishing positions throughout the season.

Boys 16-18: Brandon Wilson with 515 points.

Girls 15-18: Vynie Chen with 590 points.

Boys 14-15: Luke McNabb with 560 points.

Girls 12-14: Alyssa Wang with 630 points.

Boys 12-13: Chase Nevins with 570 points.

Girls 10-11: Irene Kim with 204 points.

Boys 10-11: Benjamin Siriboury with 650 points.

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2017 Junior Tour Championship Results

Mehrbaan Singh had the lowest round of the year in the Boys 12-13 Division today when he finished with a 64 to claim the Junior Tour Championship for his age group. 

“I hit everything where I wanted it,” said Singh, of Ashburn, Va. after shooting a two-day total 135. “It’s great winning this especially after coming back from a two-stroke deficit and then winning by five.”

Chase Nevins finished second in the Boys 12-13 Division with a 140 and Aryan Vuradi finished third with a 147.

Matthew Kinsey, of Berlin, Md., claimed the top spot in the Boys 16-18 Division following his score of 74 in the second round. He finished with a two-day total 150 and had 27 holes of par or better during the tournament.

“This course definitely fit me well as a long hitter,” Kinsey said. “I took the bunkers out of play and had wedges into the green where my short game was really strong. I didn’t make any big numbers and stayed close throughout the tournament.”

Kinsey was in a three-way tie for first after the first day with Brandon Wilson and Eddie Coffren. Wilson finished second and Coffren third in the Boys 16-18 Division.

Branden Nguyen, of Columbia, Md. won the Boys 14-15 Division with a two day total of 147. Nguyen had 28 holes of par or better, best in the tournament.

“I hit a lot of fairways and it made it easier on me both days,” Nguyen said. “Winning the Tour Championship is a great feeling. I only won once during the season, but winning this big of an event feels good heading into high school season.”

Luke McNabb finished in second with a 8-over-150 and Christopher Lee took third with a 12-over-154.

The Girls 10-11 nine-hole Division finished with Josephine Nguyen atop the leaderboard after a two-day total 84. Nguyen shot 42 both days.

“I had a few problems finishing, but overall it was a great round,” Nguyen said. “I started the year shooting in the 100’s and now I’m into the 40’s for my nine hole scores and I’m really happy with my improvement this season.”

In the Boys 10-11 Division, Benjamin Siriboury, of Clarksville, Md., finished with a two-day total of 72. Siriboury shot 36 on both of his nine hole rounds and claimed the Boys 10-11 Junior Championship.

“It was tough on some holes, but depending on where you put the ball you could make it a lot easier on yourself and I think I did that,” Siriboury said. “I’m so proud and happy to win the Junior Tour Championship.”

Finishing in second place was Matt Moloney, of Vienna, Va. with a 76 and in third, Argyle Downes of Charles Town, W. Va. had a 79.

In the Girls 15-18 Championship, Niva Sainju, of Burke, Va. won with a two-day total 148.

“I did really well on the front nine and had some memorable putts over 15 feet,” Sainju said. “I’ve been playing with the MAPGA for three years and it’s really great to win the Tour Championship today.”

Vynie Chen finished in second with a 149 and Jordan Kohler finished third with a 158.

The Girls 12-14 Division ended with Alyssa Wang finishing first with a 146. Sue Lee finished second with a 152 and Emma Chen in third with a 154.

The next MAPGA Junior Golf event is the 2017 Capital Cup at Old South Country Club in Lothian, Md.

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Junior Tour Championship Day 1 Recap

Written by Tajma Brown
The MAPGA Junior Tour Championship featured 55 of the MAPGA’s best juniors at the Laurel Hill Golf Club.

In the boys 16-18 division, round one of competition ended with a three way tie at 5-over-par from Eddie Coffren, Matthew Kinsey, and Brandon Wilson. In the boys 14-15 division, Branden Nguyen lead the pack with 1-over-par. In the boys 12-13 division, Chase Nevins led the day with a two-under-par. Nevins had 16 holes of par or better and he was bogey free! Finally closing out the boys, Benjamin Siriboury led the 10-11 division with 36.

In the girls 15-18 division, round one of competition ended with a 3-over-par from Vynie Chen. Alyssa Wang pulled away in the girls 12-14 division with an even par. Wang had 11 holes of par or better. Closing out the girls division, Josephine Nguyen led the way with a 42.

Round two will begin tomorrow with tee times starting at 9:00 a.m.

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Root & Shaw Win Billy Hurley III Jr. Championship

After the second day of competition at the U.S. Naval Academy, Amelia Root and West Shaw have won the Inaugural Billy Hurley III Junior Championship.

Shaw, of Alexandria, Va, shot 72 the second day for a two-day total of 143 to win the Overall Boys Division by one stroke over Round 1 leader Ben Kruper, of Woodbridge, Va. Shaw made a 15ft. par putt on the last hole to finally pull ahead of Kruper.

The low round of the day came from 14-year old Kelly Chinn, of Great Falls, Va., who shot a 1-under-70.  Chinn

birdied holes 3 and 4 to shoot a front-nine 34.

Amelia Root, of Jacksonville, Fla., cruised to a nine shot victory in the Overall Girls Division.  Root used a first round 76 to open up a commanding lead and never looked back, firing a second round 78.  Coming in second place was Elizabeth Coffren, of Owings, Md., who shot a  second day 78 and a two-day total of 163.

Special thanks to US Navy Golf Club for hosting the inaugural Billy Hurley III Junior Championship.  Also a

huge thank you for Billy Hurley III for hosting the event and attending both days of the competition.  The juniors were provided with a shirt, hat, sunglasses, and also a 2016 signed Quicken Loans flag from BHIII.

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