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Sanders and Lee victorious at AJGA Emerson Junior Golf Classic

Six-foot birdie putt on first sudden-death hole propels Sanders past Hossler.

BY ELI MILLERPublished: August, 2010

Jonathan Sanders of Chatsworth and Esther Lee of Los Alamitos won their respective divisions at the American Junior Golf Association's Emerson Junior Golf Classic, which was held August 24-26 at Maderas Golf Club in Poway.

Sanders finished the 54-hole stroke-play event tied with Beau Hossler at 4-under-par 212. On the first sudden-death playoff hole, Sanders seized the title with a six-foot birdie putt against the Rancho Santa Margarita resident.

San Diego's Byron Meth posted a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to climb into third place overall at 1-under 215, while Matthew Negri of El Cajon was one of two golfers finishing in fourth place at even par.

On the girls side, Esther Lee surged to victory with a 5-under-par 67 in the final round, tying the women's course record at Maderas. Her 5-under 211 total for the event was eight shots clear of Brea resident Amy Lee, and Rancho Cucamonga's Gabriella Then finished third at 5-over par.

For complete results, visit the AJGA website.


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