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February 24, 2014 | 3:20 p.m.

Player of the week: Doug Ghim

Golfweek Staff

Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., notched his first AJGA invitational victory, winning the CB&I Boys Championship Feb. 15-17 at the Club at Carlton Woods' Fazio Course in The Woodlands, Texas. Ghim shot 70-68-66 to finish at 12-under 204 and break the tournament scoring record previously held by Jordan Spieth. Ghim, a Texas signee, won by five shots over co-runners-up Andy Zhange and Carl Yuan.

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Doug Ghim hits a tee shot during the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship.
Doug Ghim hits a tee shot during the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship.

Doug Ghim was taught the importance of hard work and patience at a young age.

Ghim's father, Jeff, didn't let Doug play in a tournament until he felt his son was ready – Doug learned the game at 5 years old. Seven years after that, he played his first tournament.

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Those early lessons paid off many more times throughout Ghim's junior golf career – especially in 2013, when Ghim notched six top-10 finishes in major junior events but couldn't record a victory. Ghim's ...

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February 17, 2014 | 12:50 p.m.

Player of the week: Sachin Kumar-Kelingaiah

Golfweek Staff

Sachin Kumar-Kelingaiah won the AJGA Junior All-Star on Feb. 15-16 at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., by defeating Justin Kim and Harry Xue in a three-hole playoff. It was the first AJGA start for Kumar-Kelingaiah, a Trinidad and Tobago native.

February 16, 2014 | 7:11 p.m.

Ghim, Yuan share lead at CB&I Boys Championship

Doug Ghim hits a tee shot during the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship.
Doug Ghim hits a tee shot during the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship.

Doug Ghim and Carl Yuan fired rounds of 68 in the second round of the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. The identical round put the golfers in a tie for first heading into the final round of the event.

Ghim, who is heading to Texas in the fall, and Yuan, a class of 2015 golfer, are both 6-under for the tournament.

Andy Zhang (3-under), Aaron Terrazas – the first round leader – (3-under) and Sam Burns (2-under) round out the top five.

Ghim birdied his first three holes of the day and has yet to record ...

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February 15, 2014 | 6:13 p.m.

Terrazas leads CB&I Boys Championship by 2

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Aaron Terrazas of Mexico shot a 4-under 68 in the first round of the CB&I Boys Championship.
Aaron Terrazas of Mexico shot a 4-under 68 in the first round of the CB&I Boys Championship.

Aaron Terrazas of Mexico shot a 4-under 68 in the first round of the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, on Saturday.

Terrazas, an Oklahoma commit for 2015, bogeyed his second hole of the day and then made consecutive birdies on Nos. 3-5, and added birdies at Nos. 8 and 12.

Doug Ghim, Carl Yuan and Wilson Furr are all tied for second at 2-under.

Another three players are tied for fifth at 1 under, which include Brady Price, Austin Connelly, who lost in a playoff at the Jones Cup last month and Andy Zhang ...

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Brad Dalke during the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif.
Brad Dalke during the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif.

Brad Dalke will look to defend his title at the AJGA CB&I Boys Championship, which starts Saturday at the Club at Carlton Woods' Fazio Championship Course in The Woodlands, Texas.

Dalke, of Hobart, Okla., won last year's event, then called the HP Boys Championship, by a shot over Scottie Scheffler and Peter Kim. It was Dalke's second AJGA invitational victory – he would add a third later in the year at the 2013 Ping Invitational.

Neither Kim or Scheffler are in this year's field. Kim is now in college while Scheffler is opting to play mostly amateur ...

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Austin Connelly finished runner-up at the 2014 Jones Cup.
Austin Connelly finished runner-up at the 2014 Jones Cup.

After hitting his tee shot on the first hole of his playoff against Kent State's Corey Conners at the Jones Cup, Austin Connelly picked up his tee and started to hand his driver to his caddie.

"I went to give him the club and he said, 'What are you doing? That went in the water,' " Connelly recalled. "It wasn't perfect, but I thought it was a decent drive. The ball was down the left side and kicked about 2 inches into the water."

The bad break ended up costing Connelly the victory as Conners would two-putt from 6 ...

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February 10, 2014 | 2:16 p.m.

Player of the week: Garett Reband

Golfweek Staff

Garett Reband carded a final-round 6-under 66 en route to a victory at the Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship, held Feb. 8-9 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas). Reband, of Cleburne, Texas, carded rounds of 72-66 to finish three shots ahead of second-place Zach Tracy.

February 4, 2014 | 6:06 p.m.

Junior golf: 2014 competition schedule

Golfweek Staff

Here is the 2014 junior golf competition schedule, consisting of Golfweek-ranked events only (Note: missing events will be added once available; *-boys event only; #-girls event only):

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JANUARY

  • Jan. 1-3: Innisbrook Christmas Junior, Palm Harbor, Fla. (Scores: Boys | Girls)
  • Jan. 2-4: San Diego Junior Amateur, San Diego (Scores: Boys | Girls)
  • Jan. 4-5: FCWT at Doral, Fla. (Scores: Boys | Girls)
  • Jan. 11-12: TJGT Traditions Fall Invitational at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas (Scores: Boys | Girls)
  • Jan. 11-12: FCWT at Half Moon Bay (Scores: Boys | Girls)
  • Jan. 11-12: FCWT at Reunion (Fla.) Resort (Scores: Boys | Girls)
  • Jan. 18-19: FCWT at ...

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Austen Truslow
Austen Truslow

Austen Truslow outlasted Jonathan Rector in a four-hole playoff to win the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open Monday and earn an exemption into a PGA Tour event.

Truslow, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., will now be invited to play in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open after his victory at Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

“It means everything,” Truslow said. “That is ultimately what I want to do, to play on Tour. To have the opportunity to go out and play against the best players in the world is going to be incredible, really a ...

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Ryoto Furuya will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the AJGA's Puerto Rico Junior Open.
Ryoto Furuya will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the AJGA's Puerto Rico Junior Open.

Florida native Ryoto Furuya fired a second-consecutive, 3-under 69 to take a two-shot lead at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open on Sunday in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The tournament will conclude on Monday at the par-72 Trump International Golf Club – Championship Course.

Furuya, 16, used back-to-back birdies to finish his second round to take the outright lead, capping off a bogey-free day.

“The last two holes gave me a lot of confidence, especially with my putting,” said Furuya. “I made a couple 15-20-footers the last two holes for birdie. It really makes me ready for tomorrow and has my ...

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Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia carded an opening-round 4-under 68 Saturday to grab a one-shot lead at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open at Trump International GC in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Garcia, a Venezuelan native who is the defending champion of this event, made five birdies in windy conditions. He is a shot clear of second-place Ryoto Furuya of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and two shots ahead of four other players, including Austen Truslow of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

"It gives me confidence from what I did last year,” said Garcia, who is making his third appearance in this event. He also made ...

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Carson Young was the 2013 Junior Invitational winner and went on to play college golf at Clemson.
Carson Young was the 2013 Junior Invitational winner and went on to play college golf at Clemson.

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley looks to separate itself from other junior tournaments in everything it does – from its invitation to its invitees.

The notable invitations have been sent – packaged in an elaborate wooden box – and have caught the eye of at least one of the top junior golfers in the world.

Andy Zhang, the No. 4 golfer in the Golfweek/Sagarin junior rankings, said, if nothing conflicts, he plans to be among the 54-golfer field on April 24.

“I’m excited. It’s one of those junior tournaments that everybody looks up to and wants to play,” Zhang ...

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Samantha Wagner was one of the six girls to play on the United State Junior Ryder Cup team in 2012.
Samantha Wagner was one of the six girls to play on the United State Junior Ryder Cup team in 2012.

The 2014 Junior PGA Championship and U.S. Junior Amateur will have a little more meaning with the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup on the horizon.

The PGA of America announced on Wednesday a selection process for the American team, which will face off with Europe Sept. 22-23 in Perthshire, Scotland at Blairgowrie Golf Club.

The team, which will consist of six boys and six girls, will be selected through the following process:

• The first- and second-place finishers from the Junior PGA Championship for both boys and girls will earn selections.

• The 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion and the 2014 ...

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Jorge Garcia won the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open with a 10-under-par 206 total.
Jorge Garcia won the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open with a 10-under-par 206 total.

Winning the AJGA Puerto Rico Open is one way to make a dream come true.

For the 72 boys junior golfers preparing to tee off Jan. 18-20 at the Trump International Golf Club (Championship course) in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, the goal is to win and earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open on March 6-9.

It wasn’t just a dream for Jorge Garcia last year – he did it. Garcia made the cut at the Puerto Rico Open after firing two rounds of 70. He finished 1-under and in 75th place.

Garcia returns as the ...

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