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Local Teens Set To Compete In Golf Competition

Santa Clarita teens will represent California in golf competition


The Hanmi Bank Junior Open is coming up at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course in Santa Clarita, California.  Many local teens are set to represent the state at the competition, which takes place July 16-19. 

Players to Watch…

TOM LO  • Los Angeles, Calif.-Class of 2008
Lo earned his first AJGA victory at the 2005 Hanmi Bank Junior Open when it was held at the Black Gold Golf Club after shooting an 8-under-par 208 tournament total…Lo earned a second victory that same year at the Greater Hartford Jaycees Junior presented by St. Paul Travelers…Finished second at the 2006 Mission Hills Desert Junior

JOHNNY MAC ARTHUR • Santa Clarita, Calif.-Class of 2008
Local junior Mac Arthur finished eighth at the Hanmi Bank Junior Open in 2006 after rounds of 72-77-69–218…Low AJGA tournament round came in 2007 at the ReBath Heather Farr Classic over Easter Weekend after shooting a 4-under-par 68…Finished second at the Newhall Land Cup/Foothill League Final to Nick Delio, a 2006 Rolex Junior All-American.

TYLER WEWORSKI  • Carlsbad, Calif.-Class of 2008
Finished sixth at the 2006 Hanmi Bank Junior Open with rounds of 70-72-75–217…Has an additional top-10 finish in AJGA competition from the 2007 Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship presented by Meadow Gold Dairy where he tied for second after rounds of 67-66-73–206

LALITA PATIPAKSIRI  • Cypress, Calif.-Class of 2008
Has 10 top-10 finishes in AJGA competition…Top showing came in 2006 at the Pinnacle Communities Junior Championship where she finished second with rounds of 77-74-73–224…Named a 2006 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American

NARA KIM  • Diamond Bar, Calif.-Class of 2009
Has six top-10 finishes in AJGA competition… Her top finish came in 2005 at the Junior All-Star at Redhawk where she shot 76-79-72–227 to finish second…In 2006, finished fourth in two events (Fidelity Investments Junior Open, CORE Realty Holdings Junior Classic)

DANIELLE KANG • Oak Park, Calif.-Class of 2010
Qualified to play in the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at the age of 14…Finished second at the 2006 Pacific Northwest International Junior presented by Jeff Troesch with rounds of 69-73-75–217

Several Santa Clarita-area juniors will be making an appearance at the Hanmi Bank Junior Open. Included in those are juniors from Valencia (Max Homa, Daniel Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Alison Lee, Lady Samson), Santa Clarita (Johnny Mac Arthur), Tarzana (Jordan Lee), Stevenson Ranch (Jay Lim), Saugus (Corey Lind), Canyon Country (Grace Nam), Camarillo (Adam Carter, Robin Lee), Torrance (Rak Cho, Demi Frances Runas), Los Angeles (Maxwell Cohen, Tom Lo, Daniel Park, Samantha Martin), Beverly Hills (Eli Cole), Moorpark (Brent Duclos), Lancaster (Michael Gideon), West Covina (Lawrence Hsu), Montrose (John Huh), Westlake Village (Jason Rosenkranz, Chris Russo), La Canada (Fletcher Sams, Eunice Yim), Manhattan Beach (Jake Sarnoff) and Thousand Oaks (Cole Seeger).

Quick Facts

• Now in its third year, the Hanmi Bank Junior Open will be a 54-hole stroke play competition held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course.

• The tournament field is made up of 99 players – boys and girls ages 12-18 – representing eight states (California, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington).

• The field consists of 71 players from the state of California.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, July 15: 1 p.m. (shotgun)
Srixon Qualifier
Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course

Monday, July 16: 8 a.m. (shotgun)
Practice Round
Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course

Monday, July 16: 1:30 p.m. (shotgun)
Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament
Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course

Monday, July 16: 7:30 p.m.
Players Registration
Hyatt Valencia

Monday, July 16: 7:30 p.m.
Parents Meeting
Hyatt Valencia

Monday, July 16: 8 p.m.
Players Meeting
Hyatt Valencia

Tuesday, July 17: 7-11:48 a.m.
First Round off No. 1 tee
Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course

Tuesday, July 17: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Tournament Cookout
Robinson Ranch Golf Club

Tuesday, July 17: 6:30 p.m.
Care Fore the Course Party
Robinson Ranch Golf Club

Wednesday, July 18: 7-11:48 a.m.
Second Round off No. 1 tee
Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course

Thursday, July 19: 7-11:48 a.m.
Final Round off No. 1 tee
Robinson Ranch Golf Club – Valley Course

Thursday, July 19: 5 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
Tournament Scoreboard

Hanmi Bank Junior Open Tournament Field                 
Boys Division
Mark Alvarez    Pomona, Calif.
James Back    Brea, Calif.
Benjamin Bauch    Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Bodin Bhanaraksa    Chino, Calif.
Graham Brockington    Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Alex Bungert    Orange, Calif.
Danny Cacho    Fairfield, Calif.
Pono Calip    Pahoa, Hawaii
Adam Carter    Camarillo, Calif.
Yi Keun Chang    Walnut, Calif.
Rak Cho    Torrance, Calif.
Nolan Clark    Coto de Caza, Calif.
Case Cochran    Paducah, Ky.
Maxwell Cohen    Los Angeles, Calif.
Eli Cole    Beverly Hills, Calif.
Brent Duclos    Moorpark, Calif.
Evan Emerick    Oceanside, Calif.
Joseph Filia III    Big Bear Lake, Calif.
Michael Gideon    Lancaster, Calif.
Bryce Greeley    Newport Beach, Calif.
Austin Green    Upland, Calif.
Tenzan Hashimoto    Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Max Homa    Valencia, Calif.
Tim Honeycutt    Placerville, Calif.
Parker Houston    Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Lawrence Hsu    West Covina, Calif.
John Huh    Montrose, Calif.
Alex Kang    Oak Park, Calif.
Taylor Keddington    Newport Beach, Calif.
Albert Kilgore III    Corona, Calif.
Daniel Lee    Valencia, Calif.
Eugene Lee    Temecula, Calif.
Jordan Lee    Tarzana, Calif.
Tain Lee    San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
David Liebhart    Chino Hills, Calif.
Jay Lim    Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
Corey Lind    Saugus, Calif.
Michael Liu    Tustin, Calif.
Tom Lo    Los Angeles, Calif.
Johnny Mac Arthur    Santa Clarita, Calif.
Alex Marry    San Clemente, Calif.
Robert Nicanor    San Diego, Calif.
Shaun O’Meara    Windermere, Fla.
Daniel Park    Los Angeles, Calif.
Henry Park    Waikoloa, Hawaii
Ji Park    Fullerton, Calif.
Jeff Petroff    Tualatin, Ore.
Niall Platt    Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sam Rogers    San Diego, Calif.
Jason Rosenkranz    Westlake Village, Calif.
Chris Russo    Westlake Village, Calif.
Fletcher Sams    La Canada, Calif.
Jake Sarnoff    Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Cole Seeger    Thousand Oaks, Calif.
William Sjaichudin    Bradenton, Fla.
Jeffrey Stevens    Del Mar, Calif.
Bogart Strauss    Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Ryan Takasugi    La Mirada, Calif.
T.J. Vogel    Cooper City, Fla.
Joe Webber    Sandy, Utah
Jeremy Wendelken    Sammamish, Wash.
Tyler Weworski    Carlsbad, Calif.
Charles Windon    Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Girls Division
Lillian Boettcher    Tulsa, Okla.
Jasmine Chean    Irvine, Calif.
Laura Fitzsimmons    San Ramon, Calif.
Danielle Kang    Oak Park, Calif.
Ji Eun Kim    Valencia, Calif.
Nara Kim    Diamond Bar, Calif.
Alison Lee    Valencia, Calif.
Robin Lee    Camarillo, Calif.
Samantha Martin    Los Angeles, Calif.
Grace Nam    Canyon Country, Calif.
Denyse Neville    Riverside, Calif.
Michelle Park    Los Angeles, Calif.
Lalita Patipaksiri    Cypress, Calif.
Michelle Piyapattra    Corona, Calif.
Demi Frances Runas    Torrance, Calif.
Lady Samson    Valencia, Calif.
Beverly Vatananugulkit    Cerritos, Calif.
Eunice Yim    La Canada, Calif.

*Field as of June 26, 2007

Hanmi Bank Junior Open Tournament History
Boys Division  Tournament Total
2006    Sam Chien, San Diego, Calif.    68-71-72–211
2005    Tom Lo, Los Angeles, Calif.      70-70-68–208

Girls Division  Tournament Total
2006    Rachel Morris, Carlsbad, Calif.            76-73-70–219
2005    Jennie Lee, Huntington Beach, Calif.    70-73-69–212

Low 18-hole total: Boys – Alex Shi Yup Kim, James Lee, Erik Coover (67), 2005 / Girls – Won Joo Choi (68), 2005
Low 54-hole total: Boys – Tom Lo (208), 2005 / Girls – Jennie Lee (212), 2005

Hanmi Bank Junior Open 2006 Tournament Results
1    Sam Chien, San Diego, Calif.    68-71-72–211
T2    Nick Delio, Valencia, Calif.    71-70-72–213
T2    Austin Graham, San Clemente, Calif.    70-74-69–213
4    Jason Kang, Valencia, Calif.    72-73-69–214
5    Alex Kang, Oak Park, Calif.    72-75-68–215
T6    Tyler Weworski, Carlsbad, Calif.    70-72-75–217
T6    Spencer Anderson, Pacific Palisades, Calif.    75-71-71–217
T8    Alex Shi Yup Kim, Fullerton, Calif.    72-78-68–218
T8    Johnny Mac Arthur, Santa Clarita, Calif.    72-77-69–218
10    Matthew Ouimet, Coto de Caza, Calif.    72-74-73–219

1    Rachel Morris, Carlsbad, Calif.    76-73-70–219
2    Glory Yang, Murrieta, Calif.    75-74-74–223
3    Victoria Sungmin Park, Irvine, Calif.    74-75-76–225
T4    Grace Chung, Fullerton, Calif.    70-77-80–227
T4    Jenny Shin, Torrance, Calif.    76-77-74–227
T6    Nara Kim, Diamond Bar, Calif.    79-75-75–229
T6    Kristen Park, Buena Park, Calif.    75-76-78–229
T8    Brittany Tallman, Issaquah, Wash.    77-74-79–230
T8    Sarah Salvo, Glendale, Calif.    76-79-75–230
T8    Nicole Ferrero, Lodi, Calif.    70-81-79–230

Hanmi Bank Junior Open Media Accommodations
The AJGA is prepared to make covering the Hanmi Bank Junior Open an enjoyable experience. Whether it be on-site professional communications staff or timely results, the AJGA is ready to honor all media requests. At the event, the AJGA will provide:

    • Information about the tournament and its participants leading up to the event
    • Assistance with player interviews before, during and after the tournament
    • A golf cart to make covering the tournament as easy as possible
    • Assistance locating players on the course
    • A recap with results after each tournament round in a timely manner

During the week of the tournament, the AJGA will have three communications representatives on hand to assist the media. These media officials will write an AP style recap and produce agate results each tournament day. These will then be faxed and/or e-mailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors can be conducted before/after every round.

The AJGA Web site, , is a tremendous media resource. The tournament Web site, which is linked from the AJGA homepage, includes recaps, results, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, scorecards and sponsor information.

Local Teens Set To Compete In Golf Competition

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