Thorseth claims first AJGA win by four strokes at Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions

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BRYAN, Texas- A nearly two-hour weather delay brought rain, thunder and lightning, but did not put a damper on Peter Thorseth’s first AJGA tournament win, a four-stroke victory at the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions. In the Girls Division, Karen Chung, who entered the final round three shots back of the lead, fired a 4-under-par 68 to take home her fifth AJGA win at the Traditions Club at Texas A&M with a 5-under-par 211.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Traditions Club at Texas A&M was a 54-hole stroke play competition, with a 36-hole cut, played on the par-72 Traditions Club at Texas A&M. The event featured 90 boys and 42 girls, ages 12-18, from 23 states, and six countries. The Boys Division played the course at 6,978 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 6,096 yards.
Thorseth, who lives in Virginia Water, United Kingdom, shot even par in the final round to finish with a tournament total of 6-under-par 210.
His final round lead looked to be in jeopardy early in the round when he hit into a hazard, double-bogeying the 183-yard, par-three second hole. But, for the second day in a row, Thorseth's consistent short game kept him on top of the leader board.
“Each time I dropped a shot, I was able to bounce back with some birdies, which was huge,” said Thorseth, who birdied four holes Sunday.
The Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions was Thorseth's first AJGA tournament win in four years of AJGA play. It could not have come at a better time for the college hopeful, who is moving back to the Houston area with his family this summer.
“I've come close a few times, it feels good to finally take it to the next level, especially at such a great event,” said Thorseth, a high school junior. “It feels good that I've finally proven to myself that I could win.”
Jonathan Vasquez of Bryan, Texas and Austin Connelly of Irving, Texas also shot final rounds of 72 to tie for second at 2-under-par 214. Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill. and Connor Black of Humble, Texas tied for fourth with final rounds of 71 and a tournament total of 1-under-par 215.
In the Girls Division, Chung, of Livingston, N.J., took a 1-stroke lead over Jordan Lippetz of Bradenton, Fla. midway through her round on Sunday after an even-par 36 on the front nine. She never relinquished that lead, birdying four times in her final nine holes to seal the victory.
“Honestly, I wasn't really thinking of winning today because I was three shots behind Jordan, but I got lucky towards the end,” Chung said. “On the back nine, after I made my second birdie, I kind of looked at the scoreboard and thought that maybe I had a chance.”
For Chung, who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at University of Southern California, the victory was many years in the making.
“This is my fifth year here at Traditions, and every year I've played horribly, so this is pretty significant for me,” she said.
Lakareber Abe of Angleton, Texas shot a 2-under-par 70 to finish second at 1-over-par 217. Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas posted a 1-under-par 71, placing third with a tournament score of 2-over-par 218.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
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AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Britney Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.
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Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions - Round 3

BRYAN, Texas -- Final results from the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Traditions Club at Texas A&M.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6978. Rating: 73.9. Slope: 149
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6096. Rating: 77.5. Slope: 149
Boys Division
Peter Thorseth, Virginia Water, United Kingdom (2014) 71-67-72--210 -6
Jonathan Vasquez, Bryan, Texas (2014) 71-71-72--214 -2
Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas (2015) 71-71-72--214 -2
Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. (2014) 71-73-71--215 -1
Connor Black, Humble, Texas (2014) 71-73-71--215 -1
Matthew Perrine, Austin, Texas (2014) 75-69-72--216 E
Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017) 69-71-76--216 E
Ben Baxter, Flower Mound, Texas (2014) 73-72-73--218 +2
Benjamin Arnett, Houston, Texas (2014) 74-72-73--219 +3
Miguel Collado, Xalapa, Mexico (2014) 74-73-72--219 +3
Stratton Nolen, Austin, Texas (2013) 77-73-70--220 +4
Samuel Kim, Irvine, Calif. (2015) 74-75-71--220 +4
Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. (2015) 76-74-71--221 +5
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (2014) 78-72-71--221 +5
Klein Klotz, Austin, Texas (2013) 77-74-70--221 +5
Gavin deFisser, Gilbert, Ariz. (2015) 69-74-78--221 +5
Brandon Smith, Frisco, Texas (2015) 75-72-74--221 +5
Andrew Minton, Houston, Texas (2013) 74-77-71--222 +6
Jake Judkins, San Antonio, Texas (2013) 75-74-73--222 +6
Mitchell Meissner, San Antonio, Texas (2014) 70-79-73--222 +6
Cody Byford, Round Rock, Texas (2013) 74-74-74--222 +6
William Martinez, Austin, Texas (2014) 78-72-73--223 +7
Miguel Delgado, Novato, Calif. (2015) 77-72-74--223 +7
Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (2017) 73-75-75--223 +7
Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017) 77-72-74--223 +7
Peyton Dix, Bartlett, Tenn. (2016) 73-72-78--223 +7
Paul Saad, Lexington, Ky. (2013) 74-73-76--223 +7
Michael Werenski, South Hadley, Mass. (2013) 75-72-76--223 +7
Wes Artac, Kingwood, Texas (2014) 69-77-78--224 +8
Barrett Hennington, Seabrook, Texas (2013) 77-71-77--225 +9
Devin Jackson, Longview, Texas (2014) 74-74-77--225 +9
Joshua Gliege, Eagle, Idaho (2016) 76-74-76--226 +10
Grant Bennett, Prosper, Texas (2013) 76-75-75--226 +10
Ryan Gronlund, Pleasanton, Calif. (2014) 75-75-77--227 +11
Taylor MacKay, Houston, Texas (2013) 76-75-76--227 +11
Blaine Hale Jr., Dallas, Texas (2015) 75-74-78--227 +11
Mason Weld, Helotes, Texas (2015) 73-78-76--227 +11
Preston Harrington, Dallas, Texas (2013) 77-75-75--227 +11
Garrett May, Hope, Ark. (2015) 76-74-78--228 +12
Trevor Komenda, Plano, Texas (2014) 76-76-77--229 +13
Chris Minton, Houston, Texas (2014) 72-74-83--229 +13
Tripp French, Dayton, Ohio (2014) 77-73-80--230 +14
Andrew Liu, Austin, Texas (2014) 81-71-79--231 +15
Ashton Radvansky, Sienna Plantation, Texas (2015) 79-73-81--233 +17
Missed Cut
Cameron Champ, Sacramento, Calif. (2014) 81-72--153 +9
Ben Fernandez, Southlake, Texas (2015) 78-75--153 +9
Raul Hernandez, League City, Texas (2014) 76-77--153 +9
Hayden Wood, Edmond, Okla. (2014) 76-77--153 +9
Dennis Godoy, Jr., Hideaway, Texas (2014) 77-76--153 +9
Jake Goodman, San Antonio, Texas (2013) 77-76--153 +9
Preston Fleenor, Mission Hills, Kan. (2015) 77-77--154 +10
Andrew Hudson, Burleson, Texas (2013) 78-76--154 +10
Johan Werge, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (2014) 78-76--154 +10
Zach Partin, Lewisville, Texas (2014) 79-75--154 +10
Jack Little, Montgomery, Texas (2016) 77-77--154 +10
Charles Kim, Cedar Park, Texas (2015) 80-74--154 +10
Diego Trevino, The Woodlands, Texas (2013) 80-75--155 +11
David Bae, Round Rock, Texas (2017) 77-78--155 +11
Zander Lozano, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas (2014) 78-77--155 +11
Eduardo Coghlan, Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico (2013) 79-76--155 +11
Dylan Godfrey, College Station, Texas (2015) 80-75--155 +11
Andrew Paysse, Temple, Texas (2014) 80-75--155 +11
Carter Patterson, The Woodlands, Texas (2015) 79-77--156 +12
Grant Hirschman, Collierville, Tenn. (2014) 82-74--156 +12
Andy Germann, Austin, Texas (2013) 80-76--156 +12
Daniel Martinez, Austin, Texas (2017) 82-75--157 +13
Chester Wang, The Woodlands, Texas (2014) 72-85--157 +13
Aaron Guanlao, Haslet, Texas (2014) 77-81--158 +14
Reid Rathburn, Alpharetta, Ga. (2014) 83-75--158 +14
Grant Griffin, Fort Worth, Texas (2013) 77-81--158 +14
Christian De La Cruz, San Antonio, Texas (2014) 79-79--158 +14
Kyle Hodges, Argyle, Texas (2013) 78-80--158 +14
Reese Ramsey, Austin, Texas (2017) 83-75--158 +14
Mario Carmona, Houston, Texas (2014) 77-81--158 +14
Chad Ahn, Richardson, Texas (2013) 81-78--159 +15
Maxwell Miller, College Station, Texas (2015) 83-76--159 +15
Matthew Naumec, Wilbraham, Mass. (2015) 80-80--160 +16
Michael Hodson, Amarillo, Texas (2015) 80-80--160 +16
Jeffrey Alexander, Port Charlotte, Fla. (2014) 80-80--160 +16
Jean Hache, Santiago, Dominican Republic (2016) 86-75--161 +17
Donald Stimble, Shell Knob, Mo. (2014) 79-83--162 +18
Andrew Jacobe, Houston, Texas (2015) 84-80--164 +20
Bryant Evans, Flower Mound, Texas (2014) 82-83--165 +21
Josh Radcliff, Coppell, Texas (2013) 85-80--165 +21
Benjamin Skogen, Onalaska, Wis. (2013) 87-79--166 +22
Joshua Keating, Noblesville, Ind. (2015) 82-84--166 +22
Jace Guthmiller, Yankton, S.D. (2015) 90-76--166 +22
Jose Hernandez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2013) 81-87--168 +24
Samuel Uhland, Jacksonville, Fla. (2015) 87-83--170 +26
Johnny Jones (2015), Flower Mound, Texas -DQ 6-6d
Girls Division
Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. (2013) 72-71-68--211 -5
Lakareber Abe, Angleton, Texas (2014) 72-75-70--217 +1
Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas (2016) 73-74-71--218 +2
Kathleen Scavo, Benicia, Calif. (2015) 73-74-74--221 +5
Jordan Lippetz, Bradenton, Fla. (2013) 72-68-81--221 +5
Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas (2017) 75-76-72--223 +7
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii (2016) 76-74-73--223 +7
Sierra Sims, Austin, Texas (2013) 75-71-77--223 +7
Cheyenne Knight, Aledo, Texas (2015) 76-75-73--224 +8
Emily Campbell, Carrollton, Texas (2015) 76-74-75--225 +9
Haley Mills, Tyler, Texas (2013) 75-78-72--225 +9
Jordy LaBarbera, Allen, Texas (2014) 73-76-78--227 +11
Erica Lautensack, Arlington, Texas (2014) 75-75-78--228 +12
Giovana Maymon, Huixquilucan, Mexico (2014) 73-80-75--228 +12
Robynn Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. (2015) 79-75-74--228 +12
Marijosse Navarro, San Antonio, Texas (2015) 80-73-76--229 +13
Greta Bruner, Conroe, Texas (2016) 77-77-75--229 +13
Alexandra Harkins, Crystal Lake, Ill. (2014) 77-76-78--231 +15
Maddie McCrary, Wylie, Texas (2014) 76-77-78--231 +15
Maddie Szeryk, Allen, Texas (2014) 79-73-80--232 +16
Kirsten Pike, Ovilla, Texas (2013) 76-78-79--233 +17
Missed Cut
Mia Ayer, Waco, Texas (2016) 73-82--155 +11
Emma Ballard, Humble, Texas (2015) 79-77--156 +12
Taylor Coleman, San Antonio, Texas (2015) 80-76--156 +12
Landrie Grace, Canton, Ohio (2015) 81-76--157 +13
Madison Kidd, Lake Jackson, Texas (2016) 80-78--158 +14
Ashley Malinchak, Parkland, Fla. (2014) 75-83--158 +14
Stephanie Liu, Hardeeville, S.C. (2015) 78-81--159 +15
Alisa Chong, Carrollton, Texas (2015) 80-79--159 +15
Kelly McGovern, The Woodlands, Texas (2013) 78-81--159 +15
Allie Andersen, The Woodlands, Texas (2014) 82-77--159 +15
Cheleen Cousins, Plano, Texas (2015) 77-83--160 +16
Maddy Rayner, Southlake, Texas (2014) 80-82--162 +18
Elizabeth Doykan, Houston, Texas (2015) 81-81--162 +18
Madison Luitwieler, Katy, Texas (2015) 85-77--162 +18
Elsa Maria Diaz, San Antonio, Texas (2014) 83-81--164 +20
Lauren Gros, Windermere, Fla. (2014) 84-81--165 +21
Kenzie Wright, Frisco, Texas (2016) 82-84--166 +22
Annie Songeun Lee, Surrey, British Columbia (2014) 82-85--167 +23
Sarah Pravecek, Omaha, Neb. (2013) 90-81--171 +27
Tiffany Kuroki, West Covina, Calif. (2014) 87-91--178 +34
Binny Lee (2017), Frisco, Texas -DQ 6-6d




 
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