OU commit Dalke first, OSU commit Stevens in second at Junior PGA Championship

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. –  Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., and Brad Dalke of Hobart, Okla., enjoyed the ideal weather conditions in Northern Virginia Tuesday at Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C., grabbing the opening-round leads at the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness. 
Dalke opened with a flawless 6-under-par 65 for a one-stroke advantage in the boys’ division. His round featured six birdies, including a near eagle on his final hole, the par-5 10th. The two-tee start had players teeing off from the 1st and 11th holes.
 
“I played really well all day and hit a whole lot of fairways and a lot of greens,” said Dalke, 15. “I missed some medium-length putts and could have gone lower, but I’m happy with a 65 for sure.”
 
Dalke, playing in his second Junior PGA Championship, is looking to build on the experience of playing in an elite junior championship. He finished in a tie for fourth in 2012 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. Dalke made national news when he committed to play at the University of Oklahoma when he was just 12 years old.
 
“The first time I played in this event it was fun, but it was a real wake-up call because of the strong field,” said Dalke. “I shot a 65 in the final round last year at the Junior PGA Championship and it was the lowest round of my career. That round really gave me the experience of being able to go low.”
 
Sam Stevens of Wichita, Kan., is alone in second after an opening-round 66. Stevens gave a verbal commitment to Oklahoma State this year. He was one year left in high school.
 
Cameron Champ of Sacramento, Calif., who finished as the runner-up in 2012, is in a group of three players just three strokes back of Dalke.
 
In the girls’ division, Wagner, a rising high school junior who has already committed to the University of Florida, opened with a birdie on her first hole, the par-4 11th, and added four more birdies en route to a 67. She owns a two-stroke lead over Kuriko Tsukiyama of West New York, N.J., who opened with 69.
 
“It was nice to birdie my first hole and that gave me a boost heading into the rest of the round,” said Wagner. “When I needed to get up and down today I did, and when I had a birdie chance I was able to make it.”
 
Wagner, 16, is competing in her second Junior PGA Championship, having finished alone in second place in 2012 at Syacmore Hills. She also played at Sycamore Hills last week at the 2013 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, losing in the round of 16.
 
“I love both golf courses [Trump National and Sycamore Hills] and they actually play pretty similar for me,” said Wagner. “I really want to win this tournament, and after finishing second last year, it makes me want to win that much more.”
 
A group of five players are tied for third, two strokes behind Wagner; Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass.; Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas; Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va.; Robynn Ree of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and Morgan Gonzales of Chandler, Ariz.; are tied for third and two strokes back of Wagner.
 
The unique routing of holes, dubbed the “Championship Tournament Course” being used for the Junior PGA Championship this year, has never been used previously in competitive play. Therefore both Wagner and Dalke now own the female and male competitive course record, respectively.
 
The 72-hole Championship will feature a 54-hole cut to the low 30 boys and 30 girls, including ties.
 

38th Junior PGA Championship
Trump National Golf Club – Washington, D.C.
Potomac Falls, Va.
Girls’ Division – 6,130 yards
Boys’ Division – 7,040 yards
 
 
First-Round Scores
 
Girls’ Division

 
Samantha Wagner, Windermere, Fla. 33-34–67
Kuriko Tsukiyama, West New York, N.J. 32-37–69
Shannon Brooks, Vienna, Va. 36-34–70
Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass. 37-33–70
Morgan Gonzales, Chandler, Ariz. 35-35–70
Robynn Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. 35-35–70
Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas 35-35–70
Brittany Fan, Pearl City, Hawaii 35-36–71
Abbey Carlson, Lake Mary, Fla. 35-36–71
Rinko Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga. 36-35–71
Jessica Porvasnik, Hinckley, Ohio 34-37–71
Jordan Webb, Frankfort, Ky. 36-35–71
Amy Lee, Brea, Calif. 33-38–71
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii 35-36–71
Gabrielle Barker, Caldwell, Idaho 35-37–72
Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii 35-37–72
Katy Harris, St. Simons Island, Ga. 35-37–72
Emma Albrecht, Ormond Beach, Fla. 34-38–72
Binny Lee, Frisco, Texas 37-35–72
Shawn Rennegarbe, Addieville, Ill. 34-39–73
Sirene Blair, South Jordan, Utah 36-37–73
Kylee Sullivan, Colorado Springs, Colo. 34-39–73
Madison Kerley, Scottsdale, Ariz. 35-38–73
Taylor Coleman, San Antonio, Texas 35-38–73
Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif. 36-37–73
Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla. 34-40–74
Hannah O’Sullivan, Paradise Valley, Ariz. 38-36–74
Shannon Gramley, Sharon, PA 36-38–74
Anni Heck, Eagan, Minn. 36-38–74
Kathleen Gallagher, Greenwood, Miss. 36-38–74
Shania Berger, Socorro, N.M. 40-34–74
Kelly Whaley, Farmington, Conn. 35-40–75
Haylee Harford, Leavittsburg, Ohio 39-36–75
Bailey Tardy, Peachtree Corners, Ga. 37-38–75
Rachel Dai, Milton, Ga. 36-39–75
Erica Herr, New Hope, Pa. 37-38–75
Samantha Griffith, Ootlewah, Tenn. 36-39–75
Brooke Ferrell, Edgerton, Wis. 37-38–75
Gigi Stoll, Beaverton, Ore. 37-38–75
Emily Goldenstein, Chesterfield, Mo. 36-40–76
Nikki Long, San Antonio, Texas 38-38–76
Maddy McDanel, Aliquippa, Pa. 37-39–76
Yu Liu, CHINA 38-38–76
Phoebe Mattana, Demarest, N.J. 34-42–76
Celia Kuenster, Mendota Heights, Minn. 38-38–76
Aya Johnson, North Muskegon, Mich. 41-35–76
Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, Pa. 39-37–76
August Kim, St. Augustine, Fla. 38-39–77
Lauren Waller, Canonsburg, Pa. 40-37–77
Katie Page, Louisville, Ky. 37-40–77
Shannon Aubert, FRANCE 38-39–77
Clare Amelia Legaspi, Temecula, Calif. 38-39–77
Maddie Luitwieler, Katy, Texas 40-38–78
Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, Pa. 38-40–78
Maddie Rose Hamilton, Louisville, Ky. 40-38–78
Michelle Xie, Palo Alto, Calif. 38-40–78
Cheyenne Knight, Aledo, Texas 37-42–79
Jordy LaBarbera, Allen, Texas 39-40–79
Katie Kim, Riverwoods, Ill. 39-40–79
Elaine Wood, Spanish Fort, Ala. 42-37–79
Jessie Sindlinger, Charles City, Iowa 40-40–80
Haley Thiele, Wahoo, Neb. 41-39–80
Annika Bovender, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 38-42–80
Emma Allen, Broken Arrow, Okla. 39-41–80
Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, Md. 38-43–81
Kasey Torres, Los Angeles, Calif. 39-42–81
Morgan Nadaline, Anderson, Ind. 38-43–81
Felicia Davenport, Columbus, Ohio 39-42–81
Marissa Grillo, Avon, Conn. 41-42–83
Anna Zhou, Palo Alto, Calif. 43-40–83
Rachel Corry, Ridgefield, Conn. 42-41–83
Miranda Greene, Bellbrook, Ohio 41-42–83
Madison Frerking, Blue Springs, Mo. 38-46–84
Jenny Buchanan, Loudonville, N.Y. 42-44–86
Elizabeth Gudas, Osterville, Mass. 45-41–86
Valentina Haupt, Weston, Fla. 40-47–87
Marissa Del Monaco, Little Valley, N.Y . 41-46–87
Emily Doyle, Horseheads, N.Y. 45-47–92
 
Boys’ Division
 
Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. 32-33–65
Sam Stevens, Wichita, Kan. 32-34–66

Jacob Solomon, Dublin, Calif. 33-35–68
Cameron Champ, Sacramento, Calif. 34-34–68
Austin Connelly, Irving, Texas 34-34–68
Dylan Meyer, Evansville, Ind. 35-34–69
Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. 35-35–70
Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, Pa. 34-36–70
Tyler McDaniel, Manchester, Ky. 34-36–70
Sam Humphreys, Edmond, Okla. 38-32–70
John Oda, Honolulu, Hawaii 33-37–70
Spencer Reed, Louisville, Ky. 34-36–70
William Gordon, Davidson, N.C. 32-38–70
Thomas Johnson, Norman, Okla. 34-36–70
Ryan Gronlund, Pleasanton, Calif. 35-36–71
Will Grimmer, Cincinnati, Ohio 36-35–71
Kristian Caparros, Hollywood, Fla. 34-37–71
Josh Gliege, Eagle, Idaho 35-36–71
Doug Ghim, Arlington Heights, Ill. 35-36–71
Sean Murphy, Decatur, Ga. 36-35–71
Dawson Armstrong, Brentwood, Tenn. 36-35–71
Qi  Wen Wong, SINGAPORE 38-34–72
Thaddeus Obecny II, Wheeling, W.Va. 34-38–72
Jake Leavitt, Woodstock, Md. 34-38–72
Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. 35-37–72
Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. 35-37–72
Addison Coll, Arlington, Va. 35-37–72
Benjamin Griffin, Chapel Hill, N.C. 39-33–72
Michael Perras, Pasadena, Texas 36-36–72
Braden Thornberry, Olive Branch, Miss. 36-36–72
Jeremy Paton, ENGLAND 34-39–73
Clark Tiller, Zionsville, Ind. 36-37–73
Zac Dittmer, Kansas City, Mo. 36-37–73
Isaac Merry, Las Cruces, N.M. 37-36–73
James Siegfried, Town and Country, Mo. 36-37–73
Nathan Zhao, Fullerton, Calif. 39-35–74
Timothy Conover, Holly Springs, N.C. 38-36–74
Pureun Kim, Gainesville, FL 36-38–74
Edwin Yi, Beaumont, Calif. 38-36–74
Andrew Morrison, Edgerton, Wis. 36-38–74
Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas 37-37–74
Nathan Jeansonne, Keithville, La. 37-37–74
Jacob Henny, Norwalk, Conn. 38-37–75
Solomon Park, Chandler, Ariz. 35-40–75
Matthew Cioffi, New Castle, Pa. 33-42–75
Connor Flach, Ellicott City, Md. 35-40–75
Charlie Duensing, Sandy, Utah 36-39–75
Jefferson Kao, Walnut, Calif. 37-38–75
Jacob Joiner, Leesburg, Ga. 41-34–75
Zachary Bauchou, Forest, Va. 35-40–75
Eric Ansett, Spokane, Wash. 36-39–75
Kenneth "Wesley" Hunter, Mobile, Ala. 36-40–76
Christian Zimm, Naples, Fla. 37-39–76
Blake Prince, East Liverpool, Ohio 39-37–76
Dirk Kuehler, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 39-37–76
Matthew Walker, Ottumwa, Iowa 38-38–76
Kenny Mleko, Arlington Heights, Ill. 34-42–76
Curren Mody, Monmouth Junction, N.J. 39-37–76
Charles Griffin, Martinez, Ga. 38-39–77
Jordan Bohannon, Southfield, Mich. 40-37–77
Rylee Reinertson, Gibbon, Neb. 39-38–77
Max Rispler, Alto, Mich. 38-39–77
Mark Reilly, Babylon, N.Y. 34-43–77
Charles Musto, Sterling, Va. 39-38–77
George Qian, Bettendorf, Iowa 39-38–77
Michael Lee, Manlius, N.Y. 40-38–78
Trey Winstead, Baton Rouge, La. 40-38–78
John Lazor, Westwood, Mass. 40-38–78
Jacob Bishop, Edmond, Okla. 39-39–78
Kyle Mitsunaga, Boise, Idaho 42-36–78
Jack Holmgren, Wayzata, Minn. 36-43–79
Corey Lockridge, Lexington, Ky. 39-40–79
Trey Petitt, Lincoln, Neb. 37-42–79
Patrick Hinkson, Lyndonville, N.Y. 38-41–79
Aaron Simone, Niskayuna, N.Y. 44-35–79
Rovonta Young, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 40-40–80
Christian De La Cruz, San Antonio, Texas 43-38–81
Benjamin Moore, Englewood, Colo. 44-41–85
 

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