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Nam and Menne Win BMO Invitational

By February 17, 2016No Comments

Scottsdale’s Mason Nam and Ashley Menne of Surprise took top honors at the BMO Invitational, the second of eight Junior Masters Series tournaments, held Feb. 13-14, at Raven Golf Club – Phoenix.
Menne, class of 2020, entered the field on the girl’s side after a win in the first Junior Masters Series event in January, the Wigwam Invitational, by a seven-stroke margin. At the BMO Invitational, she outlasted Samantha Sandland of Phoenix and Jenny Bae of Chandler with an even-par, 73-71—144 performance. Plus, Menne and her four-ball partner, Lauren Metcalf, also recently qualified to play in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship to be contested in May.

On the boy’s side, Nam posted a win in his first start for the 2016 season to go along with two T12s and a T3 in the 2015 season. He started out hot with a six-under-par 66 that earned him a share of the lead after the opening round. Then, despite posting a four-over-par 40 in the final nine holes, Nam held on to finish tied for the lead after regulation play with a score of three-under par (66-75—141). He went on to top second-place finisher, Ali Hameed of Gilbert, on the second playoff hole.
“The Junior Masters Series gives our top-ranked junior golfers an opportunity to compete locally without need for travel,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA. “Ashley and Mason are two good examples of top-ranked junior golfers from Arizona that benefit from this hotly contested tournament series.”