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AJGA Under Armour: Jones, Riedel take home top spots after playoffs
23 Apr 2017
by American Junior Golf Association

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Winners Hailey Jones (L) and Matthew Riedel (R) <br>(AJGA Photo)
Winners Hailey Jones (L) and Matthew Riedel (R)
(AJGA Photo)

FRISCO, TX (April 23, 2017) - Matthew Riedel of Houston, claimed the Boys Division of the AJGA Under Armour with a playoff victory over Michael Anthony Rome of Austin, Texas.

Riedel entered the day at Stonebriar Country Club's Fazio Course T13, but worked his way into the playoff after firing a final-round 4-under-par 68. Rome carded a final-round 2-under-par 70. Both players finished with a tournament-total 2-under-par 142. The pair started their playoff at the par-5 No. 18, where Riedel claimed victory with a birdie to Rome’s par.

Riedel got the ball rolling early with birdies on the par-4 No. 1 and the par-5 No. 3. He made a late charge for the lead with birdies on three of his final six holes. This is the high school sophomore’s first-career victory.

Rome, who signed a letter of intent with University of Texas at San Antonio, birdied three of his first six holes and ended his round with an eagle on the par-5 No. 18 to get into the playoff.

Hailey Jones of Dallas, won the Girls Division after defeating Brianna Navarrosa of San Diego, in a playoff. Jones shot a final-round 4-under-par 68, while Navarrosa carded the lowest round of the tournament, a 5-under-par 67. Both players finished with a tournament-total 5-under-par 139. The two started their playoff on the par-4 No. 1, with both players making par. Jones and Navarrosa then headed to the par-4 No. 2, where Jones claimed victory with a birdie to Navarrosa’s par.

Jones managed to keep her scorecard clean during the round with no bogeys, and she finished the round with back-to-back birdies on the par-4 No. 17 and the par-5 No. 18 to get herself into the playoff. She carded four birdies during her round. This is the high school sophomore’s fourth career win, including the 2014 Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf, and back-to-back victories last year at the David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior and the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship.

Navarrosa opened her round with a birdie on the par-4 No. 1, but caught fire at the turn. The high school freshman birdied the first five holes of the back nine, and added another birdie at the par-4 No. 16 to finish with eight total birdies. Navarrosa owns one career victory, which came earlier this year at the Tathata Golf Junior All-Star Championship.

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