2016 Results – Boys

Onishi Comes From Behind to Claim Sea Pines Junior Heritage

Kaito Onishi (Bradenton, FL) had the round of the day to claim the Championship.  In wind gusted up to 25 miles an hour and temperatures hovered at 45 degrees, Onishi was able to fire the only round of even par. His two day total of 145 was one shot clear of J.J. Gresco (Scottsdale, AZ) and Doc Redmond (Raleigh, NC ) who both finished three over par.  Day one leader, Shiso Go (Bluffton) was six over par on his last six holes to let the title slip out of his grasp, finishing two off the pace at four over for the tournament.

Boys (Interactive Scoring)

Pos Player R1 R2 Total (+/-)
1 Kaito Onishi, Bradenton, FL 74 71 145 2
T2 Doc Redman, Raleigh, NC 74 72 146 3
T2 J.J. Gresco, Scottsdale, AZ 72 74 146 3
4 Shiso Go, Bluffton, SC 69 78 147 4
5 Hunter Fry, Dacula, GA 75 74 149 6
T6 Chandler Eaton, Alpharetta, GA 73 77 150 7
T6 Spencer Ralston, Gainesville, GA 73 77 150 7
T8 Christian Salzer, Sumter, SC 75 76 151 8
T8 Patrick Golden, Murrells Inlet, SC 73 78 151 8
T10 Alan Smith, Hilton Head Island, SC 76 76 152 9
T10 Alec Weary, Bluffton, SC 73 79 152 9
T12 Taiga Fujii, Clermont, FL 76 77 153 10
T12 Jordan Warnock, Roebuck, SC 77 76 153 10
T12 Logan Sowell, Kershaw, SC 75 78 153 10
T15 Justin Kim, Rome, GA 76 78 154 11
T15 Christian Park, Charlotte, NC 75 79 154 11
T15 Brady Hinkle, Lancaster, SC 78 76 154 11
T15 Jamie Wilson, Mount Pleasant, SC 74 80 154 11
T19 Ryan Hines, Woodstock, GA 78 77 155 12
T19 Caleb Proveaux, Lexington, SC 74 81 155 12
T19 Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, SC 74 81 155 12
T22 Viraj Garewal, Raleigh, NC 78 78 156 13
T22 Aman Gupta, Concord, NC 78 78 156 13
T22 Andy Spencer, Prairie Village, KS 79 77 156 13
T22 Grant Drogosch, Windermere, FL 81 75 156 13
T26 Nick Willis, Cowpens, SC 75 82 157 14
T26 Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, NC 75 82 157 14
T26 Kanata Irei, Bluffton, SC 80 77 157 14
29 Matthew Sharpstene, Asheville, NC 79 79 158 15
T30 Spenser Slayden, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 77 82 159 16
T30 Nathan Chuwait, Herndon, VA 78 81 159 16
T30 Nicholas Russell, Hilton Head Island, SC 79 80 159 16
T30 Arjun Puri, Bluffton, SC 74 85 159 16
T34 Cooper Sears, Old Hickory, TN 79 81 160 17
T34 Mason Elmore, Charlotte, NC 79 81 160 17
T36 Zack Gordon, Gaffney SC 76 85 161 18
T36 Daniel Azallion, Hilton Head, SC 78 83 161 18
T36 Eric Bae, Pinehurst, NC 80 81 161 18
39 Kent Lawrence, Mount Pleasant, SC 83 79 162 19
T40 Jake Carter, Aiken, SC 80 83 163 20
T40 Drew Weary, Bluffton, SC 80 83 163 20
T40 Walter Brinker, Sanford, NC 81 82 163 20
T40 Kurtis Grant, Herndon, VA 81 82 163 20
44 William Harwood, Columbia, SC 82 82 164 21
T45 Travis Mancill, Hilton Head, SC 76 89 165 22
T45 Hunter Dunagan, Martinez, GA 78 87 165 22
T45 Aidan McCloskey, Hilton Head Island, SC 80 85 165 22
T45 George Eubank, Spartanburg 85 80 165 22
T49 Alex Markham, Dacula, GA 77 89 166 23
T49 Avery Price, Gastonia, NC 79 87 166 23
T49 Stuart Fuller, Winston-Salem, NC 82 84 166 23
T49 Jonathan Brightwell, Charlotte, NC 82 84 166 23
T53 Reed Bentley, Wellford, SC 77 90 167 24
T53 Wil Sheppard, Mt Pleasant, SC 86 81 167 24
T55 Bumin Choi, Hilton Head Island, SC 82 88 170 27
T55 Walker Campbell, Hilton Head Island, SC 83 87 170 27
57 Tom Crow, Virginia Beach, VA 84 88 172 29
JWD Brady Keran, Canton, GA 7
JWD Jack Parrott, Columbia, SC 19

2016 Results – Girls

Moosa Goes Wire to Wire

Blustery and cold conditions greeted the field at Harbour Town Golf Links for the final round of the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage.  Madison Moosa (Charlotte, NC) held onto her first day lead to claim the Championship.  Conditions were extremely tough on the 84 competitors as wind gusted up to 25 miles an hour and temperatures hovered at 45 degrees.

Moosa birdied the short par four ninth hole for the only birdie on her opening nine.  Bogies on 11 and 12 allowed the field to get as close as six strokes but never any closer.  Gracyn Burgess (Lexington, SC) made a charge and posted 78 over the difficult layout.  Moosa held on in the tough conditions to win by seven shots.

Results (Interactive Scoring)

Player R1 R2 Total
1 Madison Moosa2017, Charlotte, NC 73 74 147 4
2 Gracyn Burgess2018, Lexington, SC 76 78 154 11
3 Kathleen Sumner2017, Daniel Island 78 77 155 12
T4 Holly McCann2019, Raleigh, NC 78 80 158 15
T4 Claire Hodges2017, Sorrento, FL 78 80 158 15
T6 Ashley Czarnecki2016, Greenville, SC 82 77 159 16
T6 Caroline Curtis2019, Richmond, VA 81 78 159 16
T6 Hanna Kiefer2017, Hilton Head Island, SC 76 83 159 16
9 Ankita Kedlaya2016, Bluffton, SC 83 79 162 19
10 Savanah Goodman2016, Easley, SC 81 82 163 20
T11 Anna Eddy2017, Hilton Head Island, SC 81 83 164 21
T11 Kate Harper2016, Isle of Palms, SC 80 84 164 21
T13 Delaney Shah2016, North Potomac, MD 87 78 165 22
T13 Kayla Kozak2017, Bluffton, SC 82 83 165 22
T13 Victoria Huskey2016, Greenville, SC 80 85 165 22
T13 Emily Cox2017, Lancaster, SC 78 87 165 22
17 Hailey Cleary2016, Lexington, SC 84 82 166 23
18 Melany Chong2016, Bluffton, SC 82 85 167 24
19 Rei Nakatani2016, Howey in the Hills, FL 81 87 168 25
T20 Sera Tadokoro2017, Bluffton, SC 85 84 169 26
T20 Sophia Trombetta2018, Independence, OH 81 88 169 26
22 Meredith Wipper2016, Hilton Head, SC 84 86 170 27
23 Jodee Tindal2017, Rock Hill, SC 87 85 172 29
24 Anna Grace Brock2019, Greenwood, SC 91 84 175 32
25 Carly Lyvers2018, Simpsonville, SC 84 95 179 36

2015 Results – Boys

Local Nimmer Claims Title

After 36 holes of very competitive golf on two world class venues, Bryson Nimmer of Bluffton sat atop the leaderboard at even par, 143.  Joining him ahead of the field was local resident Andrew Orischak.  Both players were within three shots of the lead after day one.  Nimmer sat one shot back at even par and Orischak three back at two over.  When the scorecards were turned in, Orischak posted a two-under par, bogey free round of 70.  Nimmer made it interesting, posting a bogey and three birdies in the final five holes, including holing out for birdie from the greenside bunker on the final hole.

Nimmer and Orischak proceeded to head to the par-four 18th hole once all the scores had been turned in to start their playoff.  Nimmer stuck an eight iron inside of six feet on his approach shot and made the birdie putt to claim his title, joining the likes of many PGA Tour players who have been champions of The Sea Pines Junior Heritage!

The event is hosted by The Sea Pines Resort and competed over Harbour Town Golf Links for the first round. The final round was contested on the Pete Dye designed Heron Point course, Sunday, February 8.  Two talented players will walk away with the Lighthouse Trophies befitting of their respective championships. The SC Junior Golf Association would like to recognize The Sea Pines Resort for presenting and hosting this prestigious event along with Nike Golf, Coca-Cola, and the Heritage Classic Foundation for making this must play tournament.

The 2015 Sea Pines Junior Heritage consisted of an 84 player field.  Six players were derived from local qualifying and the rest of the field was set with 78 invited players.  Thirteen states and multiple countries were represented in the 24th edition of the nationally renowned junior championship.

Boys Division                    

Player R1 R2 Total (+/-)
T1 Bryson Nimmer 71 72 143 E*
T1 Andrew Orischak 73 70 143 E
T3 Tom Crow 74 71 145 2
T3 Shiso Go 71 74 145 2
T5 Patrick Stephenson 74 72 146 3
T5 Aaron Terrazas 71 75 146 3
T7 Doc Redman 74 73 147 4
T7 Benjamin Shipp 70 77 147 4
T9 Coleman Self 75 73 148 5
T9 William Voetsch 79 69 148 5
T11 Justin Kim 76 73 149 6
T11 Eric Bae 74 75 149 6
T11 Stephen Franken 74 75 149 6
T14 Matt Cheng 75 75 150 7
T14 Bobby Bai 77 73 150 7
T14 Will Miles 77 73 150 7
T14 Jake Carter 73 77 150 7
T18 Jordan Warnock 76 75 151 8
T18 Ryoto Furuya 77 74 151 8
T18 Philip Loeb 78 151 8
T21 Ritwik Jain 76 76 152 9
T21 Trace Crowe 77 75 152 9
T21 Zachary Bauchou 74 78 152 9
T21 Spencer Ralston 78 74 152 9
T21 Will Thomson 78 74 152 9
T21 Jamie Wilson 72 80 152 9
T27 Colin Bowles 77 76 153 10
T27 Alec Weary 78 75 153 10
T29 Austin Harrill 77 77 154 11
T29 Henry Shimp 75 79 154 11
T29 Logan Sowell 78 76 154 11
T29 David Mackey 78 76 154 11
T29 Aaron Walker 70 84 154 11
T34 Alex Smalley 76 79 155 12
T34 Jonathan Phillips 76 79 155 12
T34 Andrew Spiegler 80 75 155 12
T34 Youxin (Robin) Wang 81 74 155 12
T38 Zach Seeler 76 80 156 13
T38 Nicholas Cortez 77 79 156 13
T38 Christian Salzer 80 76 156 13
T38 Geuntae Kim 81 75 156 13
T42 Dwight Cauthen 79 78 157 14
T42 Preston Ball 81 76 157 14
44 Caleb Proveaux 82 76 158 15
T45 Ryan Stachler 81 78 159 16
T45 Min Ho Oh 83 76 159 16
T45 Graham Hutchinson 83 76 159 16
T48 Cole Patterson 77 83 160 17
T48 Jason Stokes 79 81 160 17
T48 Wil Sheppard 80 80 160 17
T48 Jack Parrott 80 80 160 17
T48 Nick Willis 82 78 160 17
T48 Justin Hood 87 73 160 17
T54 Tennoshin Ogawa 84 79 163 20
T54 McCullough Pickens 76 87 163 20
56 Blake Wagoner 88 82 170 27
57 Charles Musto 90 82 172 29

 

2015 Results – Girls

Perfect weather conditions greeted the field for the final round of the 24th Sea Pines Junior Heritage played at the Pete Dye designed Heron Point Sunday. Defending champion Ana Paula Valdes claimed her second straight title.

Valdes, started the final round one shot back of day-one leader Annika Bovender of Mt. Pleasant.  Valdes finished strong with a one-under par 35 on the back nine at Heron Point.  What was equally as strong was Bovender making a birdie on the final hole to push the competition into a playoff, also on 18.  A wayward tee shot for Bovender, left her scrambling and unable to make par.  Meanwhile, Valdes made a routine two-putt par and repeated as Junior Heritage Champion.

The event is hosted by The Sea Pines Resort and competed over Harbour Town Golf Links for the first round. The final round was contested on the Pete Dye designed Heron Point course, Sunday, February 8.  Two talented players will walk away with the Lighthouse Trophies befitting of their respective championships. The SC Junior Golf Association would like to recognize The Sea Pines Resort for presenting and hosting this prestigious event along with Nike Golf, Coca-Cola, and the Heritage Classic Foundation for making this must play tournament.

Results

Player Hometown R1 R2 Total (+/-)
T1 Ana Paula Valdes Morelia, Mexico 75 73 148 5*
T1 Annika Bovender Mt Pleasant, SC 74 74 148 5
3 Rei Nakatani Hilton Head Island, SC 74 78 152 9
4 Kayla Kozak N Myrtle Beach, SC 78 75 153 10
5 Anna Redding Concord, NC 80 74 154 11
6 Jacqueline Twitty Chapin, SC 77 78 155 12
7 Kayley Marschke Suwanee, GA 80 77 157 14
8 Clementina Rodriguez Hilton Head Island, SC 82 76 158 15
T9 Sera Tadokoro Hilton Head Island, SC 79 80 159 16
T9 Cake Phuchanbanchob Chiang Mai, TH 77 82 159 16
T11 Delaney Shah N Potomac, MD 85 78 163 20
T11 Claire Cameron Martinsville, IN 81 82 163 20
T11 Claire Hodges Sorrento, FL 79 84 163 20
14 Gabriela Teran Managua, NI 81 83 164 21
T15 Kathleen Sumner Daniel Island, SC 83 82 165 22
T15 Alix Lowe Farmingdale, NY 82 83 165 22
T17 Savanah Goodman Easley, SC 85 81 166 23
T17 Jensen Castle West Columbia, SC 83 83 166 23
T19 Kaitlin Milligan Norman, OK 89 78 167 24
T19 Ankita Kedlaya Bagalore, IN 80 87 167 24
21 Anita Uwadia Lagos, NG 85 83 168 25
T22 Gracyn Burgess Lexington, SC 87 83 170 27
T22 Kasidy Beckel Okatie, SC 77 93 170 27
24 Victoria Huskey Greenville, SC 87 84 171 28
25 Hailey Cleary Lexington, SC 92 82 174 31
26 Warissara Puangcharoen Chonburi, TH, 86 90 176 33
27 Morgan Cox Easley, SC 92 89 181 38

2014 Results – Boys

Huskey captures 2014 Sea Pines Junior Heritage.

Keenan of Greenville, SC captured the boy’s division on the first hole sudden death over Ben Schlottman of Advance, NC.

Huskey, a high school senior, started the day poorly with a pair of opening bogies. Two-over-par after two holes was not what he envisioned when he stepped on the first tee one shot behind the leaders.

Despite the early nerves, he settled down and all that washed away with an eagle three on the par five fifth hole. From there he made five straight pars before jumping into a share of the lead with back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th.

Boys

Player R1 R2 Total (+/-)
1 Keenan Huskey2014, Greenville, SC 72 70 142 -1
2 Ben Schlottman2014, Advance, NC 73 69 142 -1
T3 Matt Lowe2014, Farmingdale, NY 73 70 143 E
T3 Andrew Orischak2017, Hilton Head, SC 71 72 143 E
5 Shota Ozaki2014, Tokyo 74 70 144 1
6 Joshua Martin2015, Pinehurst, NC 74 72 146 3
T7 Andreas Halvorsen2015, St Augustine, FL 75 72 147 4
T7 Aaron Terrazas2015, Veracruz 71 76 147 4
T9 Matt Cheng2015, Taiwan 77 71 148 5
T9 S.M. Lee2015, Buford, GA 74 74 148 5
T9 Trent Phillips2017, Inman, SC 74 74 148 5
T9 Benjamin Griffin2014, Chapel Hill, NC 73 75 148 5
T9 Justin Hood2015, St Matthews, SC 74 74 148 5
T14 Austin Zoller2014, Summerville, SC 77 73 150 7
T14 Dwight Cauthen2016, Columbia, SC 75 75 150 7
T16 Eddie Wadja2014, Brookfield, WI 77 74 151 8
T16 Bryson Nimmer2015, Bluffton, SC 78 73 151 8
T18 Phillip Loeb2015, Ponte Vedra, FL 77 75 152 9
T18 Thomas Walsh2015, High Point, NC 76 76 152 9
T18 Caleb Proveaux2015, Lexington, SC 79 73 152 9
T18 Jonathon Keppler2015, Marietta, GA 80 72 152 9
T18 Tennoshin Ogawa2017, Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, SC 73 79 152 9
T23 Travis Mancill2016, Hilton Head, SC 77 76 153 10
T23 Spencer Ralston2016, Gainesville, GA 78 75 153 10
T23 Coleman Self2015, Greenwood, SC 78 75 153 10
T23 Trevor Phillips2016, Inman, SC 79 74 153 10
T23 Geuntae Kim2015, Daugu, S Korea 80 73 153 10
T28 Will Miles2015, Hilton Head, SC 76 78 154 11
T28 Blake Fiest2015, Huntersville, NC 78 76 154 11
T28 Trace Crowe2015, Bluffton, SC 80 74 154 11
T28 Benjamin Shipp2016, Duluth, GA 81 73 154 11
T32 Jamie Wilson2016, Mt Pleasant, SC 76 79 155 12
T32 Drake Cassidy2014, Hartsville, SC 75 80 155 12
T32 Andrew Alligood2015, Saint Johns, FL 74 81 155 12
T32 Ryan Stachler2015, Alpharetta, GA 72 83 155 12
T36 Lewis Reid2016, Hilton Head, SC 77 80 157 14
T36 Kyle Mueller2014, Watkinsville, GA 78 79 157 14
T36 Alex Smalley2015, Wake Forest, NC 80 77 157 14
T39 Austin Harrill2016, Hickory, NC 78 80 158 15
T39 Jerry Wall2014, Brielle, NJ 81 77 158 15
T41 Tyler Young2014, Kennesaw, GA 79 80 159 16
T41 Peter Mathison2014, Jupiter, FL 81 78 159 16
T41 Josh Fickes2014, Beaufort, SC 84 75 159 16
44 Will Voetsch2015, New Vernon, NJ 81 79 160 17
45 Zach Ruhlin2015, Hilton Head, SC 84 77 161 18
46 Harrison Rhoades2015, Raleigh, NC 82 79 161 18
47 Gavin Lindstrom2014, Hilton Head, SC 82 79 161 18
48 Toks Pedro2012, Hilton Head, SC 87 75 162 19
49 Zach McLain2016, Gilbert, SC 81 81 162 19
50 Sawyer Shaw2014, West Palm Beach, FL 85 81 166 23
51 Daniel Wetterich2015, Cincinnati, OH 90 76 166 23
52 Bumin Choi2019, S Korea 87 87 174 31
53 John Deganova2017, 82 94 176 33
WD Jake Carter2016, Aiken, SC
WD Thomas Eldridge2014, Raleigh, NC
WD Matthew Lavery2014, Peoria, IL
WD Ryan Lumsden2015, London
WD Fred Allen Meyer2014, Nicholasville, KY
WD Archer Price2014, Gastonia, NC
WD Ross Robison2014, Wilmington, NC
WD Matthew Weber2014, Saint Charles, IL
JWD Wes Simmons2016, Goldsboro, NC

 

2014 Results – Girls

Congratulations Ana!

Ana Paula Valdes of Morelia, Mexico claimed the girl’s division. 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.

Girls

Player R1 R2 Total (+/-)
1 Ana Paula Valdes, Morelia, Mexico 73 75 148 5
T2 Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, NC 78 71 149 6
T2 Clementina Rodriguez, Venezuela 75 74 149 6
T4 Carly Burkhardt, Greenville, SC 75 77 152 9
T4 Isi Quevedo, Hilton Head, SC 74 78 152 9
T4 Ana Ruiz, Chihuahua, Mexico 74 78 152 9
T7 Anna Redding, Concord, NC 82 71 153 10
T7 Alix Lowe, Farmingdale, NY 81 72 153 10
T7 Reona Hirai, Summerville, SC 74 79 153 10
T7 Natalie Srinavasan, Spartanburg, SC 73 80 153 10
T11 Claire Hodges, Sorrento, FL 82 72 154 11
T11 Rei Nakatani, Tokyo, Japan 77 77 154 11
T13 Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, PA 78 77 155 12
T13 Delaney Shah, North Potomac, MD 76 79 155 12
15 Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand 74 82 156 13
16 Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, MD 82 75 157 14
T17 Phyllis Tang, Hong Kong, China 81 78 159 16
T17 Shannon Brooks, Vienna, VA 79 80 159 16
19 Kelli Murphy, Elgin, SC 80 80 160 17
T20 Jacqueline Twitty, Chapin, SC 87 74 161 18
T20 Sydney Legacy, Lexington, SC 81 80 161 18
T20 Anita Uwadia, Hilton Head, SC 81 80 161 18
T20 Kari Bellville, Granger, IN 80 81 161 18
24 Anne Taylor Hough, Spartanburg, SC 85 78 163 20
25 Samantha Huang, Shenzhen, China, SC 81 83 164 21
T26 Madison Moosa, Charlotte, NC 82 83 165 22
T26 Annika Bovender, Mt. Pleasant, SC 85 80 165 22
28 Cake Phuchanbanchob, Chiang Mai, Thailand, SC 87 80 167 24
T29 Gianna Tomeo, Bradenton, FL 89 80 169 26
T29 Victoria Huskey, Greenville, SC 91 78 169 26

2012 Results – Girls

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.”

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

2012 Results – Boys

Koepka: How Junior Golf is Done!

Chase Koepka, playing in the last tournament of his junior career started the day three strokes back and two-over-par. Before he started he told his friend Ashlan Ramsey, “Let’s get it done.”

Chase posted the second lowest round of the day, a one-over-par 72. The key point in the round was a clutch up-and-down on Harbour Town’s waterfront 18th.

That was good enough to  join a three-way playoff that he won on the first extra hole with a par. Chase reflected, “How better way to go out? On top, winning one of the best junior tournaments in the country.”

Name Today Thru Total R1 R2 Score
2012 Champion Chase Koepka 1 18 3 74 72 146
Benjamin Griffin 0 18 3 75 71 146
Hank Lebioda 3 18 3 72 74 146
Zecheng Dou 5 18 4 71 76 147
Matt Cheng 4 18 5 73 75 148
Sawyer Shaw 2 18 5 75 73 148
Joshua Martin 2 18 5 75 73 148
Aaron Terrazas 0 18 6 78 71 149
Ewen Ferguson 4 18 8 76 75 151
Robert Geibel 3 18 8 77 74 151
Richard Hubbard 9 18 8 71 80 151
Zack Jaworski 8 18 8 72 79 151
Chad Merzbacher 6 18 8 74 77 151
William Starke 6 18 8 74 77 151
Harrison Shih 3 18 9 78 74 152
Ben Balter 4 18 10 78 75 153
Daniel Chian 4 18 10 78 75 153
Maclain Huge 9 18 10 73 80 153
Will Blalock 6 18 10 76 77 153
Jake Knapp 8 18 10 74 79 153
John Voetsch 4 18 10 78 75 153
Drew Johnson 8 18 11 75 79 154
Jared Carver 7 18 12 77 78 155
Prem Samritpricha 4 18 12 80 75 155
Keagan Cummings 4 18 12 80 75 155
Kyle Kochevar 7 18 13 78 78 156
Juan Yumar 8 18 14 78 79 157
William Register 9 18 15 78 80 158
Austin Langdale 9 18 15 78 80 158
Ben Dietrich 14 18 16 74 85 159
Theo Humphrey 3 18 16 85 74 159
Jackson Moore 8 18 16 80 79 159
Andrea DeBono 13 18 16 75 84 159
Davis Womble 11 18 18 79 82 161
Andrew Whalen 9 18 18 81 80 161
Blake Cannon 6 18 19 85 77 162
Ryann Ree 6 18 19 85 77 162
Stuart Thomas 11 18 20 81 82 163
Derek Bard 14 18 20 78 85 163
William Rainey 10 18 20 82 81 163
Johan Werge 17 18 25 80 88 168
Andrew Morgan 16 18 28 84 87 171
Matthew Gerard 13 18 36 95 84 179
Will LongDQ 0 0 1 73 73
Woody Woodward WDI 9 9 14 77 77

2011 Results – Boys

All eyes may be on the Super Bowl but not in the small South Carolina town of North Augusta. Two of their own,  Matthew NeSmith and McKenzie Talbert, took on the best junior golfers country and won the boys and girls titles respectfully at the Sea Pines Junior Heritage. The two-day event was held February 5-6th at the picturesque Ocean Course and the Famed Harbour Town Golf Links in The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island South Carolina.

On the boys’ side of the event, NeSmith, a high school junior, started the day with share of the lead. He knew the field was world class but wasn’t really nervous. What nerves he did feel he described as a “good nervous.”  And although he lost the lead to an opening hole birdie by first round co-leader  Trey Valentine, NeSmith said he was most worried about “Stephen (Behr) making a run.” An event he explained he had become accustom to.

That never happened and Matthew gained possession of the lead on the third hole and never looked back. He explained that everyone needs to learn how to play for themselves and he did last fall. He approaches every round like one at home with friends. “I focus on playing golf and making shots.  I am not competitive like Tiger Woods… but I have found my game.”

NeSmith’s even par 71 was good enough for a four-under-par finish and a three stroke margin of victory.

Finishing in second place was Valentine.  Although it was not a win, the Melbourne, FL player’s 74 today and one-under par finish was respectful for the challenging Harbour Town Golf Links.

Finishing out the top 5 where: Stephen Behr at even-par 143, James Yoon 144 and defending champion Jim Liu at 145.

Player R1 R2 Total (+/-)
Matthew NeSmith ( North Augusta, SC) 68 71 139 -4
Trey Valentine ( Melbourne, FL) 68 74 142 -1
Stephen Behr ( Florence, SC) 69 74 143 0
James Yoon ( Bradenton, FL) 69 75 144 1
Blake Morris ( Waterbury, CT) 75 70 145 2
Jim Liu ( Smithtown, NY) 72 73 145 2
Chase Koepka ( West Palm Beach, FL) 73 73 146 3
Ben Dietrich ( Bluffton, SC) 72 75 147 4
M.J. Maguire ( St. Petersburg, FL) 69 78 147 4
Sawyer Shaw ( West Palm Beach, FL) 75 72 147 4
Charles Valluzzo ( Mount Pleasant, SC) 71 77 148 5
Aaron Terrazas ( Alvardo, Mexico) 73 76 149 6
Billy Kennerly ( Alpharetta, GA) 73 76 149 6
Carl Jonson ( Bainbridge Island, WA) 73 76 149 6
Brannan Hudson ( Columbia, SC) 77 73 150 7
Cody Proveaux ( Leesville, SC) 75 75 150 7
Davis Womble ( High Point, NC) 74 76 150 7
Jason Roets ( Howey, FL) 75 75 150 7
Ryann Ree ( Redondo Beach, CA) 71 79 150 7
Cory Taylor ( Greer, SC) 73 78 151 8
Jordan Niebrugge ( Mequon, WI) 72 79 151 8
Zack Jaworski ( Alpharetta, GA) 73 78 151 8
Keagan Cummings ( Bradenton, FL) 71 81 152 9
Matthew Gerard ( Rocky River, OH) 76 76 152 9
Carter Page ( Waynesville, NC) 76 77 153 10
Taylor Zoller ( N. Charleston, SC) 75 78 153 10
Miguel Solorzano Amaya ( Hilton Head Island, SC) 78 76 154 11
Rigel Fernandes ( Bradenton, FL) 75 80 155 12
Blake Kennedy ( Moore, SC) 78 78 156 13
Michael Werenski ( South Hadley, MA) 73 83 156 13
Nicholas Reach ( Moscow, PA) 80 76 156 13
Stan Gautier ( Paris, France) 71 85 156 13
Branson Davis ( McKinney, TX) 75 82 157 14
Maclain Huge ( Lovettsville, VA) 75 82 157 14
Dylan Healey ( Franklin, TN) 79 79 158 15
John Voetsch ( New Vernon, NJ) 73 85 158 15
Matthew Rushton ( Hilton Head Island, SC) 77 81 158 15
Thomas Strandemo ( Fargo, ND) 75 83 158 15
Chandler Fischer ( Nicholasville, KY) 75 84 159 16
Joshua Martin ( Pinehurst, NC) 81 78 159 16
Cory Sciupider ( Etowah, NC) 84 76 160 17
Sean Kelly ( Bradenton, FL) 77 84 161 18
Hank Lebioda ( Winter Springs, FL) 77 85 162 19
Michael Chen ( Bradenton, FL) 79 85 164 21
Zheng Liang ( Bradenton, FL) 80 84 164 21

2011 Results – Girls

All eyes may be on the Super Bowl but not in the small South Carolina town of North Augusta. Two of their own,  Matthew NeSmith and McKenzie Talbert, took on the best junior golfers country and won the boys and girls titles respectfully at the Sea Pines Junior Heritage. The two-day event was held February 5-6th at the picturesque Ocean Course and the Famed Harbour Town Golf Links in The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island South Carolina.

On the girl’s side of the event, Talbert found herself in a similar position to last year. Like 2010, the high school sophomore started the final round two strokes back.   Fortunately, she finished this year’s run at Harbour Town  four strokes better with a three-over-par 74 and three over for the tournament.

McKenzie made the turn to her back nine, still two strokes back. She credits birdies on the final two par threes for the victory but real the key was her approach shot into the final hole.

Talbert was sitting about 100 yards out with the wind at her back. Her normal wedge for this shot was not in the bag – taken out to make room for it on the long golf course. Sierra Sims was tight and just a stroke back. Talbert, with wrong club and coming off a bogie, played the shot of her career. She staked it and went on to make par and claim the girl’s title.

Sierra Sims of Austin, TX was not able to make the putt on final hole to force a playoff but she did pick up a share of runner-up and her second top five finish in the tournament. Sims shares the runner-up finish with Annie Park of Elmhurst, NY.

First round leader Monifa Sealy did not have a good day on the course. The Trinidad and Tobago player could not find her way around the tree lined course and post a ten-over-par 81 and alone in fourth place.

Player R1 R2 Total (+/-)
McKenzie Talbert (N. Augusta, SC) 72 74 146 3
Annie Park (Elmhurst, NY) 73 74 147 3
Sierra Sims (Austin, TX) 72 75 147 4
Monifa Sealy (Trinidad and Tobago) 70 81 151 10
Nicole Quinn (Windermere, FL) 77 75 152 4
Allison Emrey (Charlotte, NC) 74 79 153 8
Cindy Ha (Demarest, NJ) 76 78 154 7
Pailin Ruttanasupagid (Hilton Head Island, SC) 76 78 154 7
Olivia Landino (Hilton Head Island, SC) 75 80 155 9
Taelor Rubin (Raleigh, NC) 76 79 155 8
Irene Jung (Jacksonville, FL) 73 83 156 12
Katie Kirk (Davidson, NC) 76 80 156 9
Kayli Quinton (Cypress, TX) 78 78 156 7
Mariana Sims (Austin, TX) 75 81 156 10
Samantha Marks (Maitland, FL) 76 80 156 9
Samantha Wagner (Windermere , FL) 77 79 156 8
Amira Alexander (Alpharetta, GA) 81 76 157 5
Michaela Owen (Alpharetta, GA) 76 81 157 10
Janie Jackson (Huntsville, AL) 74 84 158 13
Jordan Lippetz (Bradenton, FL) 76 82 158 11
Simin Feng (Orlando, FL) 80 78 158 7
Kailey Walsh (Boca Raton, FL) 79 80 159 9
Katelyn Dambaugh (Goose Creek, SC) 80 79 159 8
Minami Levonowich (Hilton Head Island, SC) 75 84 159 13
Rika Park (Hilton Head Island, SC) 76 83 159 12
Clara Teixeria (Bradenton, FL) 83 77 160 6
Ayaka Nakayama (Kangawa, Japan) 81 80 161 9
Laura Restrepo (Hilton Head Island, SC) 76 85 161 14
Mayko Chwen Wang (Hacienda Hts. , CA) 80 83 163 12
Collins Bradshaw (Columbia, SC) 78 86 164 15
Rachel Dai (Suwanee, GA) 80 84 164 13
Hally Leadbetter (Bradenton, FL) 77 92 169 21
Daniela Lendl (Vero Beach, FL) – WDI