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Augusta Christian's Harrison finishes 2nd in Vaughn Taylor Tourney

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Augusta, GA (WJBF) -- Augusta Christian's Sarah Harrison was the best local finisher at the EZ-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship at Jones Creek. She shot a final round and finished in 2nd place. Dylan Kim of Winter Garden, Fla., secured the victory with a final-round 1-over-par 73 and tournament total of 2-over-par 218.

On the boys side, Connor Smith of Shoal Creek, AL won his 2nd straight Vaughn Taylor Championship and 4th AJGA title overall.

This week has been like a walk down memory lane for Smith. It was just last year when Smith won his first AJGA title and met the college coach he intends to play for.  

Smith led the field by 10 strokes heading into the final round and wanted to finish strong.

"I had one goal in mind for this round and it was to beat Bobby Wyatt's tournament record of 205," Smith said. "My dad gave me a few words of advice this morning, ‘Don't try to protect your lead, just go out there and do what you have to do.'"

Marcus Byrd of Dunwoody, Ga., carded a 2-under-par 214 to finish second. Tied for third were Jack Comstock of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tyler Bakich of Valrico, Fla., at 1-under-par 215. Kevin Slayden of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., came in fifth with a tournament total of 2-over-par 218.

Kim started the day with a four-stroke lead. She credited her five-stroke victory to her consistent short game and mental perseverance throughout the round.

"Today went really well, I hit several close shots onto the green and I didn't miss any short, crucial putts," Kim said. "For me to play as well as I did this week, I knew I had to stay away from playing too conservatively. I had to play aggressively."


Boys Division

Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Connor Smith
2014
Shoal Creek, Ala. 64-68-70--202

2 Marcus Byrd
2015
Dunwoody, Ga. 73-72-69--214

T3 Tyler Bakich
2015
Valrico, Fla. 70-73-72--215

3 Jack Comstock
2015
Jacksonville, Fla. 68-74-73--215

5 Kevin Slayden
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 73-71-74--218

6 Austin Zoller
2014
Summerville, S.C. 74-71-74--219

7 Will Duma
2015
Atlanta, Ga. 75-72-73--220

T8 Hunter Dunagan
2016
Martinez, Ga. 74-74-73--221

8 John Yi
2014
Marietta, Ga. 70-77-74--221

T10 Ryan Stachler
2015
Alpharetta, Ga. 73-75-74--222

10 Matt Cheng
2014
Taipei, Taiwan 77-73-72--222

T12 Brennan Bogdanovich
2015
Suwanee, Ga. 72-75-76--223

12 Tyler Pearson
2015
Richmond, Ind. 76-76-71--223

12 Caleb Proveaux
2016
Lexington, S.C. 75-72-76--223

12 Benjamin Shipp
2016
Duluth, Ga. 75-77-71--223

16 Tyler Barker
2015
Evans, Ga. 72-78-75--225

T17 Pablo Gutierrez
2014
Santiago, Mexico 76-76-74--226

17 S.M. Lee
2015
Buford, Ga. 70-74-82--226

17 Michael Sheahan
2014
Marietta, Ga. 77-77-72--226

T20 Ryan Dornes
2015
Lancaster, Pa. 77-77-73--227

20 Emmanuel Kountakis
2013
Augusta, Ga. 81-74-72--227

T22 David Hemann
2013
Evans, Ga. 73-79-76--228

22 Jay Mobley
2016
Waynesboro, Ga. 76-82-70--228

22 Spenser Slayden
2017
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 79-77-72--228

T25 Kavan Eubank
2014
Bradenton, Fla. 72-79-78--229

25 BK Choi
2014
(South Korea) Jacksonville, Fla. 77-78-74--229

T27 Zachary Tully
2014
Evans, Ga. 72-78-80--230

27 Billy Johns
2014
Johns Creek, Ga. 73-80-77--230

27 Jared Bettcher
2013
Auburn, Ala. 81-75-74--230

27 Albano Valentino
2013
San Juan, Argentina 79-76-75--230

27 Charles Huntzinger
2015
Duluth, Ga. 79-75-76--230

27 Chandler Blanchet
2014
Gainesville, Fla. 76-75-79--230

33 Andrew Orischak
2017
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 78-77-76--231

T34 Park Brady
2014
St. Simons Island, Ga. 77-78-77--232

34 Salil Ghamande
2016
Evans, Ga. 75-82-75--232

34 Hoyeong Kim
2015
Jin Ju, South Korea 79-75-78--232

T37 Gustavo Romero
2014
Mexico City, Mexico 75-80-78--233

37 Andrew Arft
2014
Casselberry, Fla. 75-79-79--233

T39 Tennoshin Ogawa
2017
(Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C. 75-80-79--234

39 Aaron Purviance
2014
Winston Salem, N.C. 77-81-76--234

39 Austin Harrill
2016
Hickory, N.C. 78-76-80--234

39 Daniel Dimaculangan
2015
Irvine, Calif. 79-75-80--234

43 Campbell Fisher
2015
Suwanee, Ga. 82-76-77--235

T44 Drew Minner
2014
Alpharetta, Ga. 76-82-79--237

44 Spencer Yi
2014
Johns Creek, Ga. 77-81-79--237

44 Russell Sabol
2014
Martinez, Ga. 81-79-77--237

T47 Carter Mobley
2015
Waynesboro, Ga. 83-80-76--239

47 Chase Cale
2014
Simpsonville, S.C. 79-81-79--239

49 Christian Salzer
2016
Sumter, S.C. 77-87-76--240

T50 Richard Allen
2014
Evans, Ga. 82-78-81--241

50 Drew Duffie
2016
Evans, Ga. 80-84-77--241

T52 Luke Tetreault
2014
Horsehead, N.Y. 79-81-83--243

52 Lucas Rhea
2014
Plano, Texas 75-78-90--243

T54 Zach McLain
2016
Gilbert, S.C. 80-82-82--244

54 Thomas Burnett
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 83-79-82--244

54 Leo Rich
2016
Johns Creek, Ga. 78-86-80--244

54 Jacob Kennedy
2014
Mt. Ulla, N.C. 85-76-83--244

54 Fletcher Morgan
2014
Chattahoochee, Fla. 79-83-82--244

T59 Hanks Massey
2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 75-80-90--245

59 Ashton Nix
2013
Auburn, Ala. 79-84-82--245

61 Alex Wells
2016
Evans, Ga. 82-87-78--247

62 Andrew MacMillan
2014
Scottsdale, Ariz. 89-83-77--249

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Patrick Albanesi
2014
Avon, Conn.
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Girls Division

Name
Grad
Hometown
Score
1 Dylan Kim
2015
Winter Garden, Fla. 74-71-73--218

2 Sarah Harrison
2015
Martinez, Ga. 76-73-74--223

3 Michaela Owen
2015
Suwanee, Ga. 75-78-73--226

4 Natalie Srinivasan
2016
Spartanburg, S.C. 75-76-76--227

5 Emmy Martin
2014
Odessa, Fla. 77-79-72--228

6 Rei Nakatani
2016
(Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C. 82-75-73--230

7 Tatum Jackson
2014
Mountain Brook, Ala. 81-78-74--233

8 Khushboo Thiagaraj
2014
(India) Haymarket, Va. 74-77-83--234

T9 Anne Taylor Hough
2015
Spartanburg, S.C. 75-80-80--235

9 Phyllis Tang
2014
(Singapore) Bluffton, S.C. 76-81-78--235

11 Cheleen Cousins
2015
Plano, Texas 84-79-73--236

12 Daniella Castañeda
2014
(Colombia) Howey in the Hills, Fla. 81-81-76--238

T13 Claire Hodges
2017
Sorrento, Fla. 77-76-86--239

13 Anna Redding
2015
Concord, N.C. 80-78-81--239

15 Madison Caldwell
2015
Dawsonville, Ga. 83-82-75--240

T16 Amanda Doherty
2016
Atlanta, Ga. 80-78-83--241

16 Megan Sabol
2016
Martinez, Ga. 83-79-79--241

16 Anna Buchanan
2015
Athens, Ga. 78-84-79--241

19 Gracie Henderson
2014
Norcross, Ga. 84-84-84--252

T20 Tatiana Pineda
2014
Bogota, Colombia 86-88-85--259

20 Zora Gittens
2018
Parkland, Fla. 83-89-87--259

FINAL ROUND OF EZ-GO VAUGHN TAYLOR CHAMPIONSHIP AT JONES CREEK..
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  AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN'S SARAH HARRISON WAS FOUR SHOTS BACK TO START THE DAY.. SHE GETS THE BIRDIE PUTT TO DROP ON 16.. TO INCH UP THE LEADERBOARD, BUT IT WASN'T ENOUGH..
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  DYLAN KIM FROM FLORIDA WAS YOUR WIRE TO WIRE WINNER ON THE GIRLS SIDE.. FINISHING 2 OVER FOR THE TOURNAMENT..
  AS FOR THE JUNIOR BOYS... IT WAS ALL ABOUT DEFENDING CHAMP CONNOR SMITH.. HE SHOT HIS HIGHEST ROUND OF THE TOURNAMENT ON THURSDAY BUT IT WAS STILL ENOUGH FOR A 12 STROKE WIN.. AND BACK TO BACK TITLES AT JONES CREEK

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