Underdog makes a case
Saturday, July 25, 2009
So much for the underdog.
Sure, top-ranked Jordan Spieth reached the finals of the U.S. Junior, but Jay Hwang is proving there is no such thing as a favorite in match play.
Hwang, who hasn’t even played enough events to be listed officially in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, is all square with Spieth after the first 18 holes.
Just as Tiger Woods lost to Tim Clark in his comeback at the WGC-Match play earlier this year, Hwang is going toe-to-toe with the seemingly unbeatable Spieth.
We’ll see what happens in the second 18.
For Megan Khang, an AJGA title seemed long overdue. Khang will turn 16 this week, but the petite player from Rockland, Mass., seems as if she’s been on the junior golf scene forever.
Taylor Coleman was the talk of Las Colinas after storming to the top of the leaderboard as a little-known Texas teenager.
Two spots have been reserved for top junior girls in this month’s North Texas LPGA Shootout.
Yvonne Zheng has earned a spot in the Symetra Tour’s next Florida stop, the Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay, to be played April 26-28 in Sarasota, Fla.
Janice Moodie had a bit of sage advice for European Junior Solheim Cup hopefuls in advance of the Spanish International Ladies’ Amateur.
Sweden's Linnea Strom could be the next international sensation. The 16-year-old has her eye on playing college golf in the U.S.
Defending champion Alison Lee won't attempt a title defense at this weekend's AJGA Annika Invitational, but <em>Golfweek's</em> top-ranked junior still has a full summer schedule planned.
By the time Sierra Brooks had completed her first AJGA Wyndham Cup on July 26, she had compiled an individual record of 3-1-0 and was celebrating on Bay Hill’s 18th green with the winning East team.
Casey Danielson has yet to see the Golden Gate Bridge this week. There will be time for that later – a lot of time.
There are perks to sleeping in your own bed during a national championship, and the ability to stick to a routine is one of them.
When Megan Khang plays the U.S. Women’s Open in July, she’d like to be paired with someone who matches her 5-foot-1 stature. Among the candidates is LPGA player Ai Miyazato.
For now, Sarabande Golf Club looks more like a motocross track than a golf course. But by the end of August, Ben Pauluhn hopes it will provide students at Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy a one-of-a-kind practice experience.
Before the Americans and Europeans duel at Medinah, the world’s best junior players will compete at the eighth annual Junior Ryder Cup on Sept. 24-25 at Olympia Fields (Ill.).
Cody Proveaux isn’t a prototypical AJGA All-American. He’s not a product of a golf academy; the nearest course is 25 miles from his home in Leesville, S.C.
Emma Talley’s junior golf days may be waning, but she hasn’t slowed in her collection of accolades. The Alabama commit won her fourth consecutive AJGA event Monday at the AJGA Girls Championship, setting the record for most victories in succession on the elite junior circuit.
Scottie Scheffler (pictured), Connor Black and Will Zalatoris have a stranglehold on the top of the 2014 rankings, but <strong>Ryan Lavner</strong> says they have bigger goals.
Not long ago, the junior golf circuit was all 17-year-old Ginger Howard knew.
Adam Ball played his final five holes in SIX under par to close out Juan Yumar and move into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur. <strong>Ryan Lavner</strong> recaps that and the rest of the day's action.
Quick hits from the first round of match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur: