Orischak and Stephenson Win AJGA Titles in the Lowcountry

Orischak and Stephenson Win AJGA Titles in the Lowcountry (Image 1)




Chechessee Creek Club
Okatie, S.C.
June 17 – 20, 2013


Orischak shoots final round 1-under-par 69 to win Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open

Stephenson takes fourth AJGA victory with 4-under-par 206

OKATIE, S.C. —Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head Island, S.C., shot a final-round 1-under-par 69, posting a tournament total 1-under-par 209, to claim his first AJGA tournament victory at the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open on Thursday. In the Girls Division, Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., also fired a 1-under-par 69 in the final round, carrying her lead from first round to victory, with a tournament total 4-under-par 206.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open was a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-70 course at Chechessee Creek Club. The event featured 57 boys and 19 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states, Canada, Japan and Thailand. The Boys Division played the course at 6,502 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 5,779 yards.

Starting the day two strokes back of the lead, Orischak played the first nine holes at 1-under-par 34. He ran into trouble early on the back nine when he played his second shot over the No. 12 green, but relied on his putter to keep him in contention.

“I made a lot of really good putts,” he said. “I made that long par putt on No.12 which really kicked me off on the back nine.”

Orischak was in a three-way tie headed into the final four holes, but made birdie on No. 15 to take the lead he would never relinquish.

“I tried to just keep making pars, really,” Orischak said.  “I've been real focused these last three days, even off the course, and I'm finally relieved to be done with it and have the victory.”

Logan Lanier of Saint Augustine, Fla., shot a final-round 68 to tie with Davis Morrison of Charlotte, N.C., in second at 1-over-par 211. Kobdech Rodrat of Bangkok, Thailand, was the Scotty Cameron low final-round award winner, firing a 3-under-par 67 for a tournament total 212. Ryan Dornes of Lancaster, Pa., finished in fifth at 3-over-par 213.

In the Girls Division, Stephenson took a three-shot lead into the final round. She continued her steady play with 15 pars and only one bogey on the final day, coupled with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 12 and 13.

“I hit the ball just as good when I shot 66 on the first day, I just didn't make as many putts, ,” said Stephenson, who is a Clemson University commit. “I probably hit the ball the best I've hit it in a long time this weekend, and it gives me really good confidence knowing I'm striking the ball really good.”

Aliea Clark of Carlsbad, Calif., shot a final-round 1-under-par 69 to finish second with a tournament total 1-under-par 209. Clementina Rodriguez of Venezuela, playing out of Hilton Head Island, S.C., finished in third at 74-71-70 for a tournament total 5-over-par 215.

For more information about the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.


About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.





OKATIE, S.C. — Final results from the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Chechessee Creek Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 6502. Rating: 72.1. Slope: 136
Girls Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 5779. Rating: 73.7. Slope: 128

Boys Division 

Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      70-70-69–209     -1 
Logan Lanier, Saint Augustine, Fla. (2013)      71-72-68–211     +1 
Davis Morrison, Charlotte, N.C. (2013)      70-69-72–211     +1 
Kobdech Rodrat, Bangkok, Thailand (2017)      72-73-67–212     +2 
Ryan Dornes, Lancaster, Pa. (2015)      74-67-72–213     +3 
Stefano Butti, Palm City, Fla. (2014)      72-73-69–214     +4 
Stanton Schorr, Columbus, Ga. (2015)      70-75-70–215     +5 
Will Miles, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      73-72-70–215     +5 
Billy Johns, Johns Creek, Ga. (2014)      77-68-70–215     +5 
Shota Ozaki, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan (2014)      69-69-77–215     +5 
Luke Tetreault, Horsehead, N.Y. (2014)      73-74-70–217     +7 
Zach Seeler, Marion, Ind. (2015)      73-71-74–218     +8 
Philip Kelley III, Advance, N.C. (2014)      74-69-76–219     +9 
Steven Wysocki, Hoschton, Ga. (2015)      73-71-76–220     +10 
Patrick Hallisey, Wethersfield, Conn. (2014)      77-76-68–221     +11 
Matthew Plunkett, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      70-75-76–221     +11 
Drew Minner, Alpharetta, Ga. (2014)      75-74-72–221     +11 
Richard Allen, Evans, Ga. (2014)      72-79-71–222     +12 
Matthew Giles, Louisville, Tenn. (2015)      73-71-78–222     +12 
Cody Solomon, Norcross, Ga. (2013)      72-76-74–222     +12 
Jonathan Hsu, Atlanta, Ga. (2015)      78-70-74–222     +12 
Andrew Eunice, Moultrie, Ga. (2014)      73-75-74–222     +12 
Austin Morrison, Charlotte, N.C. (2013)      79-72-72–223     +13 
Taiga Fujii, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2016)      68-76-79–223     +13 
Jeffrey Alexander, Port Charlotte, Fla. (2014)      76-72-75–223     +13 
Bryson Nimmer, Bluffton, S.C. (2015)      71-77-75–223     +13 
Andrew Arft, Casselberry, Fla. (2014)      74-75-74–223     +13 
Aaron Purviance, Winston Salem, N.C. (2014)      77-73-74–224     +14 
Kyle Mueller, Watkinsville, Ga. (2014)      72-79-74–225     +15 
Raj Ghosh, Duluth, Ga. (2015)      72-79-74–225     +15 
Jacob Lehman, Guelph, Ontario (2014)      79-74-72–225     +15 
Cody Lissner, Ellicott City, Md. (2014)      74-76-75–225     +15 
Saravit Kerdsinchai, Bluffton, S.C. (2014)      73-74-78–225     +15 
Thomas Hoemeke, Suwanee, Ga. (2013)      78-74-74–226     +16 
Philip Loeb, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      75-77-74–226     +16 
Harrison Rhoades, Raleigh, N.C. (2015)      77-75-74–226     +16 
Nic Vandeventer, Bristol, Tenn. (2015)      73-77-76–226     +16 
Zach McLain, Gilbert, S.C. (2016)      71-78-77–226     +16 
Evan Grenus, Glastonbury, Conn. (2014)      76-74-77–227     +17 
Alec Weary, Bluffton, S.C. (2016)      72-76-79–227     +17 
Joshua Allen, Wilson, N.C. (2015)      75-74-78–227     +17 
Brennan LeBlanc, Baton Rouge, La. (2014)      71-75-83–229     +19 
Tennoshin Ogawa, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      70-78-81–229     +19 
Thomas Burnett, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2015)      75-78-77–230     +20 
Walker Wise, Montgomery, Ala. (2015)      76-73-81–230     +20 
Parker Gillam, Cary, N.C. (2017)      74-79-78–231     +21 
Andrew Purcell, Salisbury, N.C. (2013)      73-79-80–232     +22 
August Beisel, Savannah, Ga. (2014)      77-79-76–232     +22 
Brandon Greenplate, York, Pa. (2014)      79-79-74–232     +22 
Rives Fleming, Richmond, Va. (2014)      77-74-82–233     +23 
Evan Norfleet, Durham, N.C. (2014)      79-76-79–234     +24 
Aaron Persily, Charleston, W.Va. (2014)      85-76-75–236     +26 
Jim Beatty, Stephens, Ga. (2013)      77-78-83–238     +28 
Austin Maher, Bluffton, S.C. (2013)      77-77-85–239     +29 
Will Franzen, Raleigh, N.C. (2014)      84-78-79–241     +31 
Spencer Turner, Amelia Island, Fla. (2014)      80-98-84–262     +52 
Francisco Contreras (2013),  Davie, Fla.  79-78-DQ 15-3

Girls Division 

Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (2015)      66-71-69–206     -4
Aliea Clark, Carlsbad, Calif. (2014)      69-71-69–209     -1
Clementina Rodriguez, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2015)      74-71-70–215     +5
Ji Eun Baik, Newnan, Ga. (2013)      77-68-71–216     +6
Anne Taylor Hough, Spartanburg, S.C. (2015)      68-78-72–218     +8
Thamonpat Siriko, Bangkok, Thailand (2014)      77-70-74–221     +11
Ana Paula Valdes, Bluffton, S.C. (2016)      77-72-72–221     +11
Lauren Gros, Windermere, Fla. (2014)      74-72-75–221     +11
Rei Nakatani, Hilton Head Island, United States (2016)      73-75-75–223     +13
Claire Hodges, Sorrento, Fla. (2017)      74-77-74–225     +15
Maggie Ashmore, Kingston, Ga. (2014)      78-72-76–226     +16
Katy Harris, St. Simons Island, Ga. (2013)      77-73-76–226     +16
Nikki Long, San Antonio, Texas (2014)      72-80-76–228     +18
Phyllis Tang, Bluffton, S.C. (2014)      76-79-77–232     +22
Kasidy Beckel, Okatie, S.C. (2015)      76-85-72–233     +23
Sarah Harrison, Martinez, Ga. (2015)      81-77-76–234     +24
Kate Harper, Isle of Palms, S.C. (2016)      74-80-87–241     +31
Anna Eddy, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017)      79-82-84–245     +35
Sophie Riegel (2014),  Cary, N.C.  104-JWD 

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