Connelly runs away from the field:Austin Connelly wins the FJ Invitational by six strokes

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from Stephanie Dittmer with the American Junior Golf Association:

FJ INVITATIONAL
Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course
Greensboro, N.C.
June 9 – 13, 2014

Connelly notches fourth AJGA win at FJ Invitational

Connelly wins the FJ Invitational by six strokes

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Austin Connelly of Irving, Texas, posted a final-round 3-under-par 67, for a tournament total of 271 to win the FJ Invitational by six strokes.

Connelly, a rising senior, ran away from the field in the final round, starting off hot on the front nine shooting 3-under-par 32. On No. 2, the four-time AJGA Champion was up only one stroke, but quickly changed that, posting four birdies on Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 9. Connelly seemed to be unflappable on the back nine, rolling in pars on seven of nine holes. He would finish the back nine at even-par 35. This win is Connelly’s first AJGA Invitational win.

“I won my first two when I was fourteen, it’s a lot different,” Connelly said. “This win is so much better, it just feels good. The AJGA is the best junior golf organization in the world and this means so much.”

“[To win] is awesome, especially on Father’s Day [weekend],” Connelly said. “It was just a great time and I can’t remember my parents ever missing a tournament.”

KK Limbhasut of Loma Linda, California, posted a 3-under-par 67 and a tournament total of 277 to finish in solo second. Limbhasut tried to mount a comeback on the back nine with birdies on Nos. 10 and 13, but ended up six strokes off the lead.

Limbhasut, Connelly, Cooper Dossey of Austin, Texas, and Cameron Champ of Sacramento, California, each earned Scotty Cameron Putter Cover Awards for finishing with low final-round scores of 3-under-par 67s.

Champ, Tyler Moore of Escondido, California, Jose Montano of Bradenton, Florida, Benjamin Griffin of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Isaiah Logue of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and Nick Hardy of Northbrook, Illinois, all tied for third with 281 tournament totals.

Dean Sakata of Diamond Bar, California, and Norway’s Andreas Halvorsen of St. Augustine, Florida, both tied for 10th with tournament totals of 282.

For more information about the FJ Invitational 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 more than 6,000 members from all 50 states and more than 45 foreign 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 Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

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FJ INVITATIONAL
Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross Course
Greensboro, N.C.
June 9 – 13, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Final results from the FJ Invitational conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Sedgefield Country Club.
Boys Par: 35-35–70. Yardage: 7110. Rating: 75. Slope: 143

Boys Division – Donald Ross Course

Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas (2015) 66-68-70-67–271 -9
KK Limbhasut, Loma Linda, Calif. (2014) 69-74-67-67–277 -3
Cameron Champ, Sacramento, Calif. (2014) 75-67-72-67–281 +1
Tyler Moore, Escondido, Calif. (2015) 71-68-73-69–281 +1
Jose Montano, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 71-70-71-69–281 +1
Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2014) 66-73-72-70–281 +1
Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, Pa. (2014) 67-71-72-71–281 +1
Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill. (2014) 68-68-70-75–281 +1
Dean Sakata, Diamond Bar, Calif. (2014) 64-73-76-69–282 +2
Andreas Halvorsen, St. Augustine, Fla. (2015) 69-69-72-72–282 +2
Andrew Orischak, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2017) 69-73-69-72–283 +3
Benjamin Baxter, Flower Mound, Texas (2014) 66-68-76-73–283 +3
Wes Artac, Kingwood, Texas (2014) 72-69-69-73–283 +3
William Register, Burlington, N.C. (2014) 68-70-68-77–283 +3
Edwin Yi, Beaumont, Calif. (2015) 73-77-64-70–284 +4
Spencer Soosman, Westlake Village, Calif. (2016) 71-73-67-73–284 +4
Charles Kim, Cedar Park, Texas (2015) 65-75-70-74–284 +4
Cooper Dossey, Austin, Texas (2016) 70-72-76-67–285 +5
Kyle Sterbinsky, Yardley, Pa. (2015) 72-71-71-71–285 +5
Gray Townsend, Winston-Salem, N.C. (2014) 73-67-72-73–285 +5
Cheng Jin, Singapore, Singapore (2016) 66-76-70-73–285 +5
Davis Shore, Knoxville, Tenn. (2017) 71-71-73-71–286 +6
Andy Ogletree, Little Rock, Miss. (2016) 76-74-66-70–286 +6
Scott Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn. (2015) 71-70-73-72–286 +6
Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. (2016) 70-66-75-75–286 +6
Thomas Walsh, High Point, N.C. (2015) 73-72-72-70–287 +7
Ryoto Furuya, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2016) 74-75-67-71–287 +7
David Kim, Buena Park, Calif. (2014) 68-71-74-74–287 +7
Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. (2014) 73-73-73-69–288 +8
Chandler Phillips, Huntsville, Texas (2015) 66-76-75-71–288 +8
Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (2017) 72-72-70-74–288 +8
Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. (2015) 71-70-72-75–288 +8
Justin Kim, Fullerton, Calif. (2016) 71-78-70-70–289 +9
Patrick Martin, Birmingham, Ala. (2015) 76-73-70-70–289 +9
Dylan Wu, Medford, Ore. (2014) 72-73-71-73–289 +9
William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. (2015) 74-70-72-73–289 +9
Varun Chopra, Champaign, Ill. (2017) 72-72-70-75–289 +9
Luis Gerardo Garza, Leon, Mexico (2016) 77-67-69-76–289 +9
Kristian Caparros, Hollywood, Fla. (2015) 73-74-73-70–290 +10
Youxin (Robin) Wang, Lake Mary, Fla. (2017) 72-77-67-74–290 +10
Qi Wen Wong, Bradenton, Fla. (2014) 74-71-69-76–290 +10
David Mackey, Bogart, Ga. (2015) 72-71-74-74–291 +11
Tyler Joiner, Leesburg, Ga. (2015) 70-71-78-73–292 +12
Andrew Walker, Battle Creek, Mich. (2016) 74-71-69-78–292 +12
Anton Serafini, Lake Mary, Fla. (2016) 69-71-73-79–292 +12
Chandler Blanchet, Gainesville, Fla. (2014) 72-71-77-74–294 +14
Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017) 75-75-71-73–294 +14
Mark Lawrence, Richmond, Va. (2015) 70-73-78-74–295 +15
Daniel Wetterich, Cincinnati, Ohio (2015) 76-72-73-74–295 +15
Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La. (2017) 76-74-68-77–295 +15
Luis Gagne, Orlando, Fla. (2015) 69-78-74-76–297 +17
Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Okla. (2015) 75-75-69-78–297 +17
Caleb Proveaux, Lexington, S.C. (2016) 71-71-77-80–299 +19

Missed Cut

Zach Tracy, Houston, Texas (2015) 78-70-74–222 +12
Jeremy Wall, Brielle, N.J. (2014) 70-80-72–222 +12
Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2015) 74-76-72–222 +12
Bennett Baker, Tallahassee, Fla. (2015) 73-71-78–222 +12
Brandon Smith, Frisco, Texas (2015) 75-75-73–223 +13
Charlie Kennerly, Jupiter, Fla. (2016) 79-69-75–223 +13
Spencer Ralston, Gainesville, Ga. (2016) 71-76-76–223 +13
Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017) 73-73-77–223 +13
Michael Graboyes, Watchung, N.J. (2014) 78-74-71–223 +13
Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2016) 69-75-79–223 +13
Taisei Negishi, San Diego, Calif. (2016) 73-74-77–224 +14
Eduardo Carrete, Queretaro, Mexico (2016) 79-74-71–224 +14
Jack Comstock, Jacksonville, Fla. (2015) 74-76-74–224 +14
Maxwell Miller, College Station, Texas (2015) 80-69-76–225 +15
Payton Taylor, Vero Beach, Fla. (2014) 72-76-77–225 +15
Camilo Mexsen, Howey In The Hills, Fla. (2016) 75-74-76–225 +15
Kevin Conners, Downingtown, Pa. (2015) 81-70-75–226 +16
Jonathan Rector, Hendersonville, N.C. (2015) 77-77-72–226 +16
Collin Morikawa, La Canada Flintridge, Calif. (2015) 76-78-74–228 +18
Roberto Lebrija, Mexico City, Mexico (2016) 73-82-73–228 +18
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (2014) 73-78-78–229 +19
Jackson Lang, Lexington, Mass. (2015) 76-77-76–229 +19
John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016) 81-72-76–229 +19
Justin Chong, Granada HIlls, Calif. (2015) 80-74-76–230 +20
Derick Kelting, Amarillo, Texas (2015) 78-77-75–230 +20
Connor O’Brien, Rowayton, Conn. (2015) 76-78-77–231 +21
Sean Yu, Beaumont, Calif. (2015) 75-80-76–231 +21
Joshua Seiple, Castle Rock, Colo. (2014) 75-77-79–231 +21
Peter Griffith, Westlake Village, Calif. (2015) 72-83-76–231 +21
Graham Gosselin, Knoxville, Tenn. (2015) 81-75-76–232 +22
Jens Verhey, Reno, Nev. (2014) 79-73-81–233 +23
Matt Cheng, Taipei, Taiwan (2015) 78-76-82–236 +26
Will Minton, Raleigh, N.C. (2015) 80-79-78–237 +27
Conor Rodrigues, Kingston, Ontario (2014) 80-76-82–238 +28
Zach Partin, Lewisville, Texas (2014) 80-76-82–238 +28
Jake Leavitt, Woodstock, Md. (2014) 81-81-80–242 +32


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