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Nicholas Kling and Ashley Menne Post Wins at the Scottsdale Junior Championship

By August 20, 2018August 21st, 2018No Comments
Kling breaks through in 10th event of this season; Menne posts six wins in last six events entered on JGAA schedule.

Contested August 18-19, Nicholas Kling of Paradise Valley fired a pair of 2-under-par 69s (138) on TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course to win the Boys Championship division by two strokes over Alexander Yu of Gilbert, who finished at 2-under-par 140 (72-68) for the tournament. With the win, Kling breaks through for his first victory of the season in his 10th start. Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler finished in third place at 1-under par (72-69—141). Fresh from a historic Arizona team win at the Hogan Cup, Chirravuri posted a clean 4-under 32 on the final nine holes of the tournament for his fifth top-3 finish of the season.

After a first round 74, Menne followed with a 2-under-par 69 to finish at 1-over-par 143 for the tournament, five shots clear of Avondale’s Carly Strole who finished at 6-over-par 148 (71-77). Menne’s latest win marks her sixth in six consecutive starts on the JGAA schedule. Kyla Wilde of Phoenix finished in third place at 7-over-par 149 (76-73).

In the Boys 15-18 division, hosted on TPC’s Stadium and Champions Courses, Torin Dezzani of Honolulu, Hawaii took first-place honors in a 72-76—148, 6-over-par performance. Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert blistered the field with a 7-under-par 137 (70-69) on McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Pine courses in the Boys 13-14 division. Derick Pedrosa of Goodyear posted a win in the Boys 11-12 division (38-40—78, +6) at McCormick Ranch, and Pierson Huyck of Phoenix posted a win in the Boy 10 and Under division with a 17-over-par 89 (44-45).

Joy Callinan of Makawao, Hawaii won in the Girls 15-18 division at 9-over par (76-75—151). Samantha Olson of Phoenix claimed victory in the Girls 13-14 Division with a score of 8-over par 78-74—152. Ailis Tribolet of Chandler prevailed in the Girls 11-12 division at 6-over par (38-40—78). And Alexis Lamadrid of Phoenix posted 44-44—88 to win in the Girls 10 and Under division.