Wednesday, August 09, 2006

STPGA Junior Championship

The Southern Texas PGA Junior Tour Championship has wrapped up at the Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring. And the winners are:

  • Boys 16-18: Brandon Reyna, Mission
  • Boys 14-15: Jacob Broussard, Beaumont
  • Boys 12-13: Gregory Rochna, Houston
  • Girls 16-18: Caitlyn Jeffery, San Antonio
  • Girls 12-14: Jessica Tamen, Edinburg

Here's the recap from the STPGA:

Mission’s Brandon Reyna set a goal for this year’s Southern Texas PGA Junior Tour Tour Championship, and he achieved it.

“I lost this tournament by one shot last year, and I was trying to redeem myself,” said Reyna, who carded a 36-hole total of 77-74—151 on the Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring to win the Boys 16-18 Division of the 2006 tournament.

“I just played solid today,” said Reyna. “I was two behind when the day started, but I caught up after two holes and I was two or three strokes ahead after nine. I knew I would be hard to catch.”

Michael Oates of Pflugerville took the runner-up spot, two strokes back at 153, while Justin Hill of McQueeny finished third at 157.

“This is my first out of town win, so I’m pretty happy,” said Jacob Broussard of Beaumont after winning the tournament’s Boys 14-15 Division. Broussard posted a two-day total of 72-75—147 for a 5-shot edge over Austin’s Tim Mitchell, in second place at 152.

“I wasn’t hitting the ball that well, but my short game saved me on a few holes,” said Broussard, who sealed his win with a birdie on the 17th hole.

Austin’s Pierce Chilton finished in third place at 153.

Houston’s Gregory Rochna was a five-stroke winner in the Boys 12-13 Division, shooting a 74-70—144 total for the title.

“I didn’t think I’d win, but I shot my best round ever (in the final round),” said Rochna. “Everything was working . . . it feels really good to win.”

Hayden Cortez of Vidor finished in second place in the Boys 12-13 group at 77-72—149, followed by Brandon Peterson of Austin in third place at 76-74—150.

“This is a great way to end my summer and start my junior year,” said Caitlyn Jeffery of San Antonio after her 1-shot win in the Girls 16-18 Division.

Jeffery, who said she “didn’t play that well today,” after an 82 left her with a total of 160, held off Edinburg’s Melinda Uriegas, the runner-up at 81-80—161, for the title. Four girls finished in a third-place tie.

Edinburg’s Jessica Tamen was a runaway winner in the Girls 12-14 Division, posting a 36-hole total 81-86—167 and finishing 11 shots ahead of Austin’s Christine Lin, who finished in second place at 94-84—178. Samantha Garcia of Edinburg took third place at 91-97—188.

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