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Torrance junior wins title

Erin Choi takes the AJGA Genesis Championship in playoff.

by Southland Golf

Erin Choi of Torrance, CA., has won the American Junior Golf Association Genesis Junior Championship Girls Division after a 4-hole sudden-death playoff.

Choi began her final round three strokes out of the lead, but finished with a 2-under-par 69, good enough to vault into a tie with Daniela Darquea of Ecuador, and Danielle Lee of La Mirada, CA.

Choi sank a seven-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win.

“Everything was pretty consistent,” Choi said. “All I had in mind was to just play the best I could, as always, and I guess it worked.”

In the Boys Division, Cheng Jin of Singapore, carded a 6-under-par 65 to win.

Chase Wheatley, of Corona del Mar, CA., finished the tournament in second at 7-under-par 206. Danny Ochoa, of San Diego, CA., finished third at 6-under-par 207.

The championship was a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-71, Sycuan Resort - Oak Glen Course. The event featured 90 boys and 41 girls, ages 12-18, from 10 states and 8 countries.

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