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Middle Atlantic Junior PGA Championship Recap

Temperatures and tee shots soared today at the final round of the Middle Atlantic Junior PGA Championship hosted by Piedmont Golf Club in Haymarket, Virginia. In the final round of competition was extremely competitive as contestants battled the heat and each other in their pursuit to take home The Nordlinger Cup. The competition was full of highlights including a hole-in-one on the 16th Hole by Caleb Taylor of Woodbine, Maryland.  Benjamin Cooper of Woodbridge, Virginia completed his back nine with two birdies and an eagle to finish with a round of 69, 3-under-par. The Middle Atlantic PGA would like to thank Head Golf Pro Sean Doland of Piedmont Golf Club and his staff for allowing us to host our event at their prestigious golf course.

In the Boys 16-18 Division Carlo Pizzano of College Park, Maryland took First Place with a first-round score of 69 and a second round score of 73 for a two-day total of 142, 2-under-par. Pizzano is having an outstanding year, this being his second victory after taking home the Overall Boy’s title at The Cherry Blossom Classic a few weeks ago. The second place finisher in the older boys division was Hunter Jewett from McLean, Virginia.  Jewett shot even par, 72, in his first round and shot a 71 on the second day of competition for a two-day total of 143, 1-under-par. The Third-place finisher was Kyle Nordheimer who had a first and second round score of 72 for a two-day total of 144, even par for the competition. Congratulations to all the winners in the 16-18 Division.

David Luo was the winner of the Boys 13-15 Division as well as the Overall Boy’s winner. Luo carded a first round score of 71 (1-under-par), coming into the second day of competition two shots off the leader. At the conclusion of competition Tuesday, we had three competitors tied at the top of the leaderboard. Reeve Felner, David Lou and Carlo Pizzano. They competed in one playoff hole resulting in Luo taking home the victory, and Pizzano emerging victorious over Felner one playoff hole later. Luo and Pizzano will represent the Middle Atlantic PGA at the National Boy’s Junior PGA Championship in Lexington, Kentucky. Felner took home second place in the Boy’s 13-15 division after shooting a 71 both days of competition for a two-day total of 142, 2-under-par. Third Place was taken by Zachary Maloy of Potomac, Maryland. Maloy shot carded a 69 (3-under-par) on the first day of competition and shot a 75 (3-over-par) on the second day for a two-day total of 144, even par for the competition.

The winner of the Girl’s 16-18 Division was Danielle Suh from Herndon, Virginia. Suh shot a first round 75 and came into the second day of competition four strokes off the leader. Suh had an outstanding round finishing with a 69, 3-under-par. She made six birdies along the way. Her two-day tournament total was 144, even par for the competition. Second place was claimed by Skylar Sload of Ashburn, Virginia. Sload played well in the first day of competition finishing her round with a score of 71 (1-under-par), leading the competition in her division after the first round. She then carded a second round 76 (4-over-par) which wasn’t enough to take first place, as she finished with a two-day total of 147 (3-over-par). Third Place went to Rebecca DiNunzio of Norfolk Virginia, who shot a 75 (3-over-par) and 73 (1-over-par) for a two-day tournament total of 148. Excellent work, ladies!

Bailey Davis of White Plains, Maryland was the winner of the Girls 13-15 Division as well as the Overall Girl’s winner.  Davis finished her first round with a score of 72 strokes, even par and was two strokes off the leader. Entering the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, Davis had the lowest score in her division shooting a final round of 70 (2-under-par). Her two-day total of 142 (2-under-par) was the best of the weekend. Sophie Simon of Potomac, Maryland finished second with a first round total of 74 (2-over-par) and a second round total of 71 (1-under-par) for a tournament total of 145. Simon had an excellent start to her second round, making four birdies on the front nine. The Third Place finisher for the Girls 13-15 Division was Faith Choi of Fredrick, Maryland. Choi finished with an exemplary first round score of 70, 2-under-par and rounded out the second day of competition with a score of 76 (4-over-par) for a tournament total of 146. Great job out there this weekend, girls.

In the Boys’ 12 and Under Division Matt Moloney of Vienna, Virginia finished in first place with a tournament total of 141 (3-under-par). Argyle Downes from Charles Town, West Virginia came in second with a two-day total 155.  Ryan Slonaker was the Third Place finisher with a tournament total of 159 strokes. Excellent job, gentlemen!

In the Girl’s 12 and Under Division, the First Place finisher was Irene Kim of Fort Meade, Maryland. Kim put together two great rounds this weekend shooting a 76 on the first day and a 74 on the second day for a tournament total of 150 (8-over-par). Second Place and Third Place was decided by a tiebreaker between Catherine Qui of Great Falls, Virginia and Helen Yeung of Clarksville, Maryland, whom both had tournament totals of 157. Yeung immerged victorious after a nine-hole scoring tiebreaker leaving Qui to take third place. Excellent work, ladies.

The Middle Atlantic Junior PGA Championship was a qualifier for both the National Junior PGA Championship in Kentucky as well as the Virginia vs. Maryland Capital Cup, August 17-19 at Kingsmill Resort. A Capital Cup roster will be posted in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to all National Junior PGA Championship qualifiers and good luck in the next level of competition.

Thank you Piedmont Club for helping the MAPGA put on a spectacular event.

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Day 1-Middle Atlantic Junior PGA Gets Off to Blazing Start

Round One of the Middle Atlantic Junior PGA Championship has concluded from Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Virginia. The competition is fierce, as the region’s top players compete for the chance win the Nordlinger Cup. They are also fighting to advance to the National Junior PGA Championship, and the right to represent their state in the Capital Cup.

The Boys Overall Division is being headed by a trio of 69’s (-3) from Zachary Maloy, Carlo Pizzano, and Brad Riley. Defending champion Marshall Meisel is currently in fourth place after shooting a 70. The Boys 12 & Under Division also has a tie at the top. Matt Moloney and Ryan Slonaker both shot a one over par 73.

Faith Choi is leading the Girls Overall Division at two under par, shooting a 70. Skylar Sload sits in second with a 71. Leading the Girls 12 & Under Division are Irene Kim and Catherine Qiu who finished the round shooting 76.

Zachary Maloy, a resident of Potomac, MD, is coming off of a top five overall finish at the Cherry Blossom. He is leading the Boys 13-15 division with Marshall Meisel right on his tail. Carlo Pizzano, the 2018 Boys Cherry Blossom Classic Champion, shot the only bogey-free round of the day and is currently leading the Boys 16-18 division alongside Brad Riley. Brad came out of the turn on fire, with birdies on holes ten, eleven, and twelve. His key to winning the event is pretty straightforward, “just trying to play like I did today. Keep hitting fairways, keeping [the ball] on good spots on the green below the hole, and just give myself the best chance.” He mentioned grinding out some par saves on the front nine, but the three straight birdies to open up the back turned the round in the direction he wanted it. There are nine players within three strokes of Brad, Carlo, and Zachary.

Faith Choi of Frederick, MD is not only leading the Girls 13-15 Division but also the Overall Girls Division. She finished the round strong with two birdies in her last six holes. She qualified for the Championship by winning her qualifier on May 6th at Cattail Creek Country Club and she looks to add another win to her resume. Right behind her in the Overall Division and leading the Girls 16-18 Division is Skylar Sload, who finished her round with birdies on two of her final three holes. Skylar says her goal for tomorrow is to “keep moving forward one hole at a time.” She wants to focus on hitting the fairways and greens and to stay calm during the round. Skylar said that making it to the Junior PGA Championship would be a huge accomplishment for her, as since she only started playing four years ago. Both Skylar and Faith will be up against Bailey Davis and 2018 Girls Cherry Blossom Classic Champion Faith McIlvain, who both sit at even par.

Tomorrow’s final round kicks off at 7:30 AM at Piedmont Club. Full results of today’s round can be found at: https://bit.ly/2lRCAhQ.

Below are the results from round one.

Middle Atlantic Junior PGA Championship

Jul 2 , 2018
Overall Girls Division Media Results

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 1   Faith Choi        Frederick, MD       2021  36-34--70 -2  
 2   Skylar Sload      Ashburn, VA         2018  36-35--71 -1  
 T3  Faith McIlvain    Ellicott City, Md   2020  36-36--72 E   
 T3  Bailey Davis      White Plains, MD    2021  34-38--72 E   
 T5  Emma Chen         Rockville, MD       2022  37-36--73 +1  
 T5  Julie Shin        Brambleton, VA      2022  35-38--73 +1  
 T7  Elizabeth Coffren Owings, MD          2020  37-37--74 +2  
 T7  Sophie Simon      Potomac, MD         2021  38-36--74 +2  
 T9  Rebecca DiNunzio  Norfolk, VA         2019  35-40--75 +3  
 T9  Danielle Suh      Herndon, Virginia   2020  39-36--75 +3  
 T11 Sue Lee           Lorton, VA          2022  37-39--76 +4  
 T11 Kaylin Yeoh       Potomac, MD         2021  40-36--76 +4  
 T13 Paris Fieldings   Suffolk, VA         2023  39-38--77 +5  
 T13 Hannah Hankim     Potomac, MD         2021  41-36--77 +5  
 T15 Jinny Park        Fairfax, VA         2019  40-38--78 +6  
 T15 Amanda Levy       Bethesda, MD        2019  40-38--78 +6  
 T15 Alyssa Wang       Rockville, MD       2021  42-36--78 +6  
 T15 Sydney Hackett    Ashburn, VA         2022  40-38--78 +6  
 19  Lauren Artis      Upper Marlboro, MD  2019  42-37--79 +7  
 T20 Vynie Chen        Centreville, VA     2020  39-41--80 +8  
 T20 Alice Zou         Potomac, MD         2022  43-37--80 +8  
 T22 Paula Moon        Bel Air, MD         2020  40-42--82 +10 
 T22 Katie Park        Fairfax, VA         2022  40-42--82 +10 
 T24 Savannah Scott    Quantico, MD        2019  40-43--83 +11 
 T24 Allie LeeHoffman  McLean, VA          2019  41-42--83 +11 
 26  Ester Choi        Midlothian, VA      2021  47-37--84 +12 
 27  Andrea Chen       Rockville, MD       2019  42-44--86 +14 
 28  Niva Sainju       Burke, Virginia     2019  42-45--87 +15 
 29  Vivian Hui        Charlottesville, VA 2023  44-44--88 +16 
 30  Megan Miguel      Towson, MD          2021  49-43--92 +20 

DID NOT FINISH

 WD  Heather Donnelly  Chantilly, VA       2018  +7            
 WD  Rayab Lee         Springfield, VA     2021  +8            
 WD  Mia Diamond       Chevy Chase, MD     2021                

Boys 12 & Under Media Results

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 T1  Matt Moloney       Vienna, VA       2024  37-36--73 +1 
 T1  Ryan Slonaker      Penn Laird, VA   2024  39-34--73 +1 
 3   Argyle Downes      Charles Town, WV 2023  38-40--78 +6 
 4   Benjamin Siriboury Clarksville, MD  2024  39-40--79 +7 

DID NOT FINISH

 JWD Will Butkiewicz    Chevy Chase, MD                     

Girls 12 & Under Media Results

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 T1  Catherine Qiu            Great Falls, VA 2024  36-40--76 +4  
 T1  Irene Kim                Fort meade, MD  2026  37-39--76 +4  
 T3  Josephine Nguyen         Springfield, VA 2024  37-43--80 +8  
 T3  Helen Yeung              Clarksville, MD 2024  38-42--80 +8  
 5   Kaitlyn Robles-Patterson Potomac, MD     2023  50-45--95 +23 

Overall Boys Division Media Results

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 T1  Brad Riley          Olney, MD          2018  36-33--69 -3  
 T1  Carlo Pizzano       College Park, MD   2019  35-34--69 -3  
 T1  Zachary Maloy       Potomac, MD        2021  35-34--69 -3  
 4   Marshall Meisel     Chevy Chase, MD    2021  35-35--70 -2  
 T5  Pieter DeGroot      Potomac, MD        2019  34-37--71 -1  
 T5  Reeve Felner        Vienna, VA         2020  35-36--71 -1  
 T5  David Luo           Centreville, VA    2020  38-33--71 -1  
 T8  Hunter Jewett       McLean, VA         2018  37-35--72 E   
 T8  Josh Brown          Poquoson, VA       2019  34-38--72 E   
 T8  Kyle Nordheimer     Bethesda, MD       2020  34-38--72 E   
 T8  Mehrbaan Singh      Ashburn, VA        2022  37-35--72 E   
 T8  Tommy Morrison      Pinehurst, NC      2023  36-36--72 E   
 T13 Patrick McCarthy    Bethesda, MD       2019  36-37--73 +1  
 T13 Leonard Park        Virginia beach, VA 2019  36-37--73 +1  
 T15 George Clark        South Riding, VA   2020  37-37--74 +2  
 T15 Austin Barbin       Elkton, MD         2019  39-35--74 +2  
 T15 Caleb Choe          Virginia Beach     2019  36-38--74 +2  
 T15 Sam Jung            Centreville, VA    2018  40-34--74 +2  
 T15 Elliot Haas         Dickerson, MD      2019  39-35--74 +2  
 T15 Griffin Winn        Chesterfield, VA   2022  35-39--74 +2  
 T21 Chase Goff          Annapolis, MD      2018  40-35--75 +3  
 T21 Jaron Leasure       Virginia Beach, VA 2020  37-38--75 +3  
 T21 Coley Hunter        Rockville, MD      2019  38-37--75 +3  
 T21 Quint Dingledine    Richmond, VA       2021  39-36--75 +3  
 T21 Joseph Hemsley      Bethesda, MD       2021  39-36--75 +3  
 T21 Edward Coffren V    Owings, MD         2021  38-37--75 +3  
 T21 Akash Marakath      Ellicott City, MD  2021  39-36--75 +3  
 T28 Max Edminster       Takoma Park, MD    2019  37-39--76 +4  
 T28 Mitchell Hummel     Haymarket, VA      2019  38-38--76 +4  
 T28 John Schindler      Vienna, VA         2018  37-39--76 +4  
 T28 Benjamin Kruper     Woodbridge, VA     2020  36-40--76 +4  
 T28 Jae Song            Arlington, VA      2019  39-37--76 +4  
 T28 Meade Slonaker      Penn Laird, VA     2020  36-40--76 +4  
 T28 Nicholas Barros     Bethesda, MD       2021  37-39--76 +4  
 T28 Trey Elder          Oakton, VA         2021  39-37--76 +4  
 T36 Nathan Kim          Potomac, MD        2019  40-37--77 +5  
 T36 Zachary Valdes      Chesterfield, VA   2020  42-35--77 +5  
 T36 Cameron DeIuliis    Highland, MD       2020  37-40--77 +5  
 T36 Joshua Reeder       Falling Waters, WV 2022  39-38--77 +5  
 T36 Esteban Knorr       Arlington, VA      2022  38-39--77 +5  
 T36 Garnet Manley III   Lynchburg, VA      2020  36-41--77 +5  
 T36 Ethan Chelf         North Potomac, MD  2021  38-39--77 +5  
 T36 Jack Pogorelc       Bethesda, MD       2022  37-40--77 +5  
 T44 Matthew Feinstein   McLean, VA         2018  40-38--78 +6  
 T44 Casey Lim           Vienna, VA         2022  42-36--78 +6  
 T44 Caleb Taylor        Woodbine, MD       2021  41-37--78 +6  
 T44 Suneil Peruvemba    McLean, VA         2022  39-39--78 +6  
 T44 Dustin Stocksdale   Ellicott city, MD  2023  38-40--78 +6  
 T49 Bryce Leazer        Warrenton, VA      2020  36-43--79 +7  
 T49 Luke McNabb         Ashburn, VA        2020  37-42--79 +7  
 T49 Tanner Koons        Centreville, VA    2019  40-39--79 +7  
 T49 Cole Pollard        Manakin-sabot, VA        40-39--79 +7  
 T49 Christopher Lee     Ijamsville, MD     2021  42-37--79 +7  
 T49 Bach Ngo            Frederick, MD      2022  39-40--79 +7  
 T55 Alex Pak            Ellicott City, MD  2018  39-41--80 +8  
 T55 Benjamin Newfield   Arlington, VA      2023  38-42--80 +8  
 T55 Garrett Kuhla       Richmond, VA       2022  40-40--80 +8  
 T55 Josh Duangmanee     Fairfax, VA        2023  39-41--80 +8  
 T59 Nikita Gubenko      Great Falls, VA    2020  42-39--81 +9  
 T59 Nicklaus Foster     Columbia, MD       2018  40-41--81 +9  
 T59 James Shin          Brambleton, VA     2019  40-41--81 +9  
 T59 Luis Park           Virginia beach, VA 2021  41-40--81 +9  
 T59 Alexander Maloy     Potomac, MD        2023  37-44--81 +9  
 T59 Reece Tydings       Catonsville, MD    2021  41-40--81 +9  
 T65 Brandon Wilson      Perry Hall, MD     2019  42-40--82 +10 
 T65 Jonathan Zou        Vienna, VA         2020  41-41--82 +10 
 T65 Noah Siman          Rockville, MD      2019  41-41--82 +10 
 T65 Rohan Saxena        Ashburn, VA        2021  35-47--82 +10 
 T65 Charlie Bundy       Bethesda, MD       2021  40-42--82 +10 
 T70 Addison Wells       Severna Park, MD   2019  43-40--83 +11 
 T70 Matthew Kinsey      Berlin, MD         2018  40-43--83 +11 
 T70 Rohan Bhansali      Ashburn, VA              44-39--83 +11 
 T73 Yuvraj (Yuvi) Singh Rockville, MD      2020  41-43--84 +12 
 T73 Terry Kim           Centreville, VA    2022  42-42--84 +12 
 T75 Branden Nguyen      Columbia, MD       2020  45-40--85 +13 
 T75 Peter Barros        Bethesda, MD       2023  43-42--85 +13 
 T77 Aryan Vuradi        Brambleton, VA     2022  44-42--86 +14 
 T77 Tristan Schommer    Leesburg, VA       2021  44-42--86 +14 
 T77 Brian Shen          Potomac Falls, VA  2021  45-41--86 +14 
 T77 T.J. Burkom         Pikesville, MD     2021  47-39--86 +14 
 81  Vijay Powell        Midlothian, VA     2022  44-43--87 +15 
 82  Andrew Wilkinson    Ashland, VA        2021  45-43--88 +16 
 83  Mason Jones         Burke, VA          2020  48-41--89 +17 

DID NOT FINISH

 JWD Corey Minkoff       Gathersburg, MD    2022  +5            
 JWD Ryan Feldman        Rockville, MD      2021  +11