News and Notes: PING Phoenix Junior at ASU Karsten

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by Torrin Westwood, AJGA Communications

This year the PING Phoenix Junior is back at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., for the first time since 2005. The event features 57 boys and 21 girls, ages 12-18, from 15 states, Colombia, Mexico and Thailand.

WEAVER FEVER: Scottsdale local Lindsay Weaver is trying to add to her AJGA resume that boasts eight wins with a victory in her third PING Phoenix Junior, an event which she has not yet conquered. In last year’s event, Weaver lost to Jenny Hahn in a one-hole playoff.

HAKUNA SAKATA: Dean Sakata of Diamond Bar, Calif. leads the Boys Division after a six-birdie round on Wednesday. Playing in his eighth AJGA event, Sakata only has one top-20 finish, and his round of 4-under-par 66 Wednesday is his best round in any AJGA event by the giant margin of seven strokes.

LITTLE DEVILS: Playing in this week’s tournament located on the Arizona State University campus are two aspiring “Devils.” Senior Blake Cannon of Villa Park, Calif., and Mikayla Harmon of Gilbert, Ariz., have both verbally committed to ASU.

 

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One thought on “News and Notes: PING Phoenix Junior at ASU Karsten

    parking at sky harbor airport said:
    August 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Four juniors introduced themselves to the AJGA win column last week by claiming their first career victories.

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