Go runs away from Girls Division with five-stroke victory
Scottsdale local Camden Nierman edged the Boys Division by one stroke on the Lakes and Arroyo Courses at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club Sunday, June 24th in the PBE Qualifier — Scottsdale. In the Girls Division, Lois Kaye Go of Cebu City, Philippines separated herself from the pack, winning by a margin of five strokes and earning medalist honors.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the PBE Qualifier - Scottsdale was an 18-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72, Gainey Ranch Golf Club - Arroyo and Lakes Courses. The event featured 76 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 14 states and 2 countries. The Boys Division played the course at 6,702 yards while the Girls Division played the course at 5,841 yards.
Nierman won his four performance stars after posting a 4-under-par 68. He had a total of five birdies on his round, just enough to take medalist honors by himself.
Brandon Bauman of Las Vegas took second alone at 3-under-par 69. Kaito Onishi of Irvine, California, Daniel Dimaculangan of Irvine, California, and Brandon Ahn of Glendale, California, all finished for third at 2-under-par 70.
Go racked up 14 pars, three birdies, and only a single bogey as she recorded a Girls Division-best 2-under-par 70 on Sunday in the PBE Qualifier — Scottsdale. For earning medalist honors in this PBE Qualifier, Go will receive four PBE Stars.
Waverly Whiston of San Diego, California, finished in second at 3-over-par 75, while Brianna Vogel of Green Valley, Arizona, Brooke Graebe of Yorba Linda, California, and Patricia Wong of Walnut, California, tied for third at 4-over-par 76.