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Elimination bracket set under shadow of Lady Liberty at Polo Jr.
Lucy Li (USGA photo)
Lucy Li (USGA photo)

The elimination bracket is set at the Polo Golf Junior Classic – a long-running AJGA that features a little bit of a new look this week. The end of pool play on Wednesday at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., included several close matches and surprising finishes.

Luke Potter of Encinitas, California, defeated Gavin Noble of Ringgold, Georgia, winning 3 and 1. Potter and Noble were neck-and-neck for most of the front-nine of their match, however an eagle on the par-5 No. 6 would give Potter the momentum to take the lead on the back-nine. After his performance in the Pool Play rounds of competition Potter moves into the elimination round of competition with a record of 3-0-0.

Trey Bosco of Austin, Texas, defeated Carson Bacha of York, Pennsylvania, winning 1-up. Bosco, currently ranked No. 67 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, started off his match with a double-bogey on the par-4 No. 1 but quickly followed it up with an eagle and two birdies. He found his stride on the back-nine, where he led for eight of the nine holes. Bosco’s Pool Play record of 2-1-0.

Lucy Li of Redwood Shores, California, defeated Camille Boyd of Shanghai, China, winning 6 and 5. Li, a two-time Rolex Junior All-American went undefeated in the Pool Play portion of the competition. Li led for the entire round after carding three birdies and only one bogey.

Therese Warner of Kennewick, Washington, and Amari Avery of Riverside, California, halved their match. Warner, a University of Arizona signee, led for 14 holes until a string of bogeys would give Avery the chance to battle back. A bogey on the par-3 No. 18 made by Avery would lead to the match being halved and Warner moving on to the elimination rounds with a record of 2-0-1.

Second-Round Results

Polo Division - Boys
Leopoldo Herrera III, (Venezuela) Doral, Fla. (2020), def. Michael Thorbjornsen, Wellesley, Mass.(2020), 1-up
Bo Jin, (China) Encinitas, Calif. (2020), def. David Rogers, Neeham, Mass. (2019), 3&2
Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020), def. Ian Siebers, Bellevue, Wash. (2020), 4&3
Adam Thorp, Canberra, Australia (2019), def. Jeewon Park, (South Korea) Lake Mary, Fla. (2020), 2&1
Canon Claycomb, Bowling Green, Ky. (2020) and Drew Salyers, Howard, Ohio (2020), halved
Luke Potter, Encinitas, Calif. (2022), def. Gavin Noble, Ringgold, Ga. (2019), 3&1
Jackson Van Paris, Pinehurst, N.C. (2021) and Maxwell Moldovan, Uniontown, Ohio (2020), halved
Tucker Clark, Phoenix, Ariz. (2020), def. Gordon Sargent, Birmingham, Ala. (2021), 2&1
Stephen Campbell Jr., Richmond, Texas (2020), def. Nicholas Dunlap, Greer, S.C. (2022), 2&1
Trey Bosco, Austin, Texas (2020), def. Carson Bacha, York, Pa. (2020), 1-up
Taehoon Song, (South Korea) Buena Park, Calif. (2020), def. J. Holland Humphries, Austin, Texas (2021), 4&3
Jay Nimmo, Benton, Ky. (2021), def. Drew Miller, Memphis, Tenn. (2020), 2&1
Bo Peng, (China) Lake Mary, Fla. (0219), def. Vishnu Sadagopan, Pearland, Texas, (2020), 4&3
Jonathan Griz, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (2022), def. Kelly Chinn, Great Falls, Va. (2021), 1-up
Alexander Yang, Carlsbad, Calif. (2021), def. Connor Creasy, Abingdon, Va. (2019), 3&1
Andi Xu, (China) San Diego, Calif. (2020), def. Frankie Harris, Boca Raton, Fla. (2021), 5&4

Liberty Division – Girls Division

Xin (Cindy) Kou, (China) Windermere, Fla. (2021), def. Caroline Curtis, Richmond, Va. (2019), 2&1 Savannah Grewal, (Canada) Mississauga, British Columbia (2020), def. Megan Furtney, South Elgin, Ill. (2019), 1-up
Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif. (2020), def. Camille Boyd, Shanghai, China (2020), 6&5
Catherine Park, Irvine, Calif. (2022), def. Grace Ni, Cypress, Texas (2019), 4&2
Kaleiya Romero, San Jose, Calif. (2020), def. Euna Han, (Canada) Coquitlam, British Columbia (2020), 6&5
Christine Wang, Houston, Texas (2020), def. Bohyun Park, (South Korea) Farmers Branch, Texas (2021), 3&2 Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn, (2020), and Brooke Seay, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2019), halved
Ashely Gilliam, (Manchester, Tenn. (2019), def. Alice Hodge, Larchmont, N.Y. (2020), 5&3
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. (2020), def. Kailie Vongsaga, Diamond Bar, Calif. (2019), 6&5
Taylor Roberts, Parkland, Fla. (2020), def. Monet Chun, (Canada) Richmond Hill, Ontario (2019), 3&1
Ty Akabane, Danville, Calif. (2019), def. Anne Chen, (Australia) Sugar Land, Texas (2020), 1-up
Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C. (2019), def. Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J. (2022), 2&1
Zoe Antoinette Campos, Valencia, Calif. (2021), def. Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, (China) Encinitas, Calif. (2021), 4&3
Amari Avery, Riverside, Calif. (2022), and Therese Warner, Kennewick, Wash. (2019), halved
Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, Del. (2020), def. Sophie Guo, (China) Orlando, Fla. (2019), 3&1
Yoon Min Han, (South Korea) Bradenton, Fla. (2021), def. Yu Wen Lu, Shanghai, China (2021), 2&1

ABOUT THE Polo Junior Classic

Sixty-four top junior golfers will be invited to compete in a round-robin style match play event. Based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings, an equal field of 32 boys (Polo Division) and 32 girls (Liberty Division) will be divided into eight groupings of four players each to compete in three guaranteed singles matches. The top eight Polo Division boys and Liberty Division girls from each group after pool play will advance to single- elimination matches.

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