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Park, Calubid capture AJGA wins

Both junior golfers led after the second round and couldn’t be caught.

by Southland GolfPublished: July, 2012

Kaitlin Park, of Tustin, has won the Girls Division of the American Junior Golf Association Junior Challenge tournament finishing with an 11-under-par 205.

Harold Calubid, of Long Beach, won the Boys Division, with a 6-under-par 210.

The 54-hole match was played over the Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont.

“This win means a lot because it is one of the last events of my junior career,” Park said in an interview. “The fact that I will be able to go off to college with this gives me a lot of confidence. I have been really worried about how I am going to compete with the girls in college. I hope that by bringing these kinds of scores to the team, my coach and my team will be happy and at least I will be a good addition.”

The tournament includes 95 boys and 48 girls, ages 12-18 from six states and 10 countries.

Calubid said his putting helped him capture the win.

“This was my first win and it is definitely special,” Calubid said. ”Just to know that I worked hard for this and I have people supporting me, it feels good.

“I putted really well this week,” Calubid said. “It has been awhile since I did that, but I was hitting the ball well and clean.”


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