Valdes Takes Girls’ Title

Paula ValdesAna Paula Valdes of Morelia, Mexico claimed the 2014 Sea Pines Junior Heritage. Valdes started the day with concern, she explained, “Every time I play Harbour Town, I am expecting the worst. Today I played my best.”

Valdes played, as she described it, was terrible at the IJGT IJGA Invitational back in December here at Harbour Town. She came into the round looking for revenge.

The day started with a pair of pars and then a double on the third. Instead of getting flustered, Ana dug in and played the rest of her front nine level par.

Ana carded a couple early bogies on the back but settled down with the lead in hand and played the tough finishing six holes with all pars.

“It feels amazing! Realizing that hard work does pay off… all that extra time being away from home paid off.” she explained.

Ashlan used blinders to claim the 2012 Ladies’ title!

Ashlan Ramsey, a Junior out of Milledgeville, GA, was eight strokes back with 10 holes left. The last time she looked at the leaderboard, first round leader Bryana Nguyen was three-under-par for the day and eight strokes ahead.

Ashlan turned to her back nine with one goal, just play well for herself. That she did with a one-under-par 35 on Harbour Town’s front nine; all pars with a lone birdie on the par-three forth.

She never looked at a leaderboard and did not know she won until she walked off the last hole. As she reflected, it was “an unexpected surprise.”

Name Today Thru Total R1 R2 Score
2012 Champion Ashlan Ramsey 1 18 3 74 72 146
Clementina Rodriguez 2 18 5 75 73 148
Mika Liu 1 18 5 76 72 148
Sierra Brooks 4 18 6 74 75 149
Bryana Nguyen 7 18 6 71 78 149
Yu  Liu 2 18 9 79 73 152
Yueer “Cindy” Feng 7 18 9 74 78 152
Ana Ruiz 4 18 10 78 75 153
Kaitlyn Dambaugh 5 18 10 77 76 153
Cindy Ha 10 18 11 73 81 154
Sierra Sims 4 18 12 80 75 155
Elyse Smidinger 7 18 12 77 78 155
Mariana Sims 6 18 14 80 77 157
McKenzie Talbert 8 18 14 78 79 157
Jessica Hoang 9 18 15 78 80 158
Lauren Stephenson 10 18 15 77 81 158
Emily Campbell 10 18 16 78 81 159
Rinko Mitsunaga 14 18 17 75 85 160
Ayaka Nakayama 6 18 17 83 77 160
Robynn Ree 11 18 18 79 82 161
Sarah Harris 5 18 18 85 76 161
Moyu Sasaki 12 18 18 78 83 161
Kelli Murphy 10 18 18 80 81 161
Michaela Owen 9 18 20 83 80 163
Victoria Allred 11 18 20 81 82 163
Lakareber Abe 15 18 21 78 86 164
Laura Restrepo 16 18 22 78 87 165
Taylor Totland 8 18 22 86 79 165
Yvonne Zheng 12 18 23 83 83 166
Kelly Grassel 15 18 24 81 86 167
Stephanie Liu 16 18 27 83 87 170
Amira Alexander 17 18 32 87 88 175
Jessica Rouillard 22 18 38 88 93 181