13 year old Stephanie Lau of Fullerton, California, finished in a tie for 4th place at the Aldila Junior All-Star played at Robinson’s Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. Stephanie shot rounds of 77-74-84 235. Stephanie was in a good position at the beginning of the third and final round, to challenge for a top 3 position. She finished the front 9 at 1 over par and was in a strong position to finish the back nine with a similar score. Unfortunately for Stephanie, it was an uphill battle on the back nine. Her swing did not hold up and her putter faltered during the inward nine. Stephanie finished the back nine, 11 over par that put her in a tie for 4th place with her 84.
This was Stephanie’s first top 5 finish and although she was disappointed with the back nine, she learned a lot and gained more experience on closing and finishing strong late in the round.