Cooper's Casey Wins AJGA Event In Southlake

Published 08/07 2014 10:03PM

Updated 08/07 2014 10:07PM

SOUTHLAKE, Tex.-After three rounds and 54 holes, two new champions have been crowned at the Goodman Networks Junior at Timarron. Riley Casey of Abilene, Texas, won the Boys Division after a sudden-death playoff at 9-under-par 207. In the Girls Division, Hailee Cooper held on to her two-day lead to win at 6-under-par 210.

Going into the final round, Casey was tied for seventh place at 3-under-par 141, three strokes behind the leader. During the final round he carded an impressive seven birdies during the round and moved his way up the leader board to end the round tied for first with Triston Fisher of Southlake, Texas. The two went into a sudden-death playoff, and Casey ultimately took the title winning by one stroke with a birdie on par 5 No. 18.

"Today I played really smart," Casey said. "I took my chances and didn't make many mistakes; I gained momentum coming off No. 17 which helped me stay confident through the end of the round. Going into the playoff I felt nervous, but I just went out there and tried my best to win and it paid off."
Aside from winning his first AJGA championship title, Casey also took home the Scotty Cameron putter cover award for lowest final-round score. He carded a final-round total of 6-under-par 66.

Coming in second place was Triston Fisher of Southlake, Texas, at 9-under-par 207. Colin Kober of Southlake, Texas, won third at 8-under-par 208. Zander Lozano of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, walked away with fourth place carding 7-under-par 209. There was a three-way tie for fifth place between Micahel Anthony Rome of Austin, Texas, Willie Hammond of Southlake, Texas, and Collin Clark of Mansfield, Texas, each at 6-under-par 210.

In the Girls Division, Cooper maintained her lead to win the AJGA Championship title. Going into the final round she sat in first place at 4-under-par 140. She ended today's round at 2-under-par 70, notching six birdies. Winning by three strokes, she also took home the Bridgestone Award for lowest first-round score with a total of 5-under-par 67, as well as the Scotty Cameron putter cover award for lowest final-round score.

"It means the world to win this event," Cooper said. "I've never had the lead for three straight days and it feels so great to know that I can be consistent with my game and play three really good rounds in a row."

Second place went to Jennie Park of Carrollton, Texas, carding a three-day total of 3-under-par 213, and Erica Lautensack of Arlington, Texas, won third place at 2-under-par 214.

For more information about the Goodman Networks Junior at Timarron, contact AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.
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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.
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