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Homa ties for fourth in Vegas

Shoots even-par in AJGA tournament

Posted: June 18, 2008 1:43 a.m.
Updated: August 19, 2008 5:02 a.m.

Max Homa from Valencia High plays golf on the eighth hole of the Valencia Country Club.

Valencia's Max Homa competed in the first round of the American Junior Golf Association tournament on Tuesday.

Homa posted an even-par 71 and was in a tie for fourth place.

The tournament, which took place at the Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev., will continue with round two today and round three Thursday.

"I did pretty good," Homa said. "I doubled on the first hole, if I hadn't of done that I probably could have finished in second."

Homa said he feels good about entering into today's round and is looking to improve his score.

"I just have to clean some things up, but I feel pretty good," he said.

Homa has been apart of the AJGA for three years with the hopes of receiving a college scholarship.

"I knew it was a good opportunity for colleges to scout and get a good look at me." Homa added,

Homa, the Foothill League's No. 2 golfer, recently competed in the CIF-SCGA Southern Regional High School Championship where he shot at 75.

The soon-to-be senior will join the Vikings squad next season. Valencia finished No. 2 in league this season behind West Ranch.

Next up for Homa is the Hammi Bank Jr. Open at Robinson Ranch in July.

The top five finishers in the AJGA tournament will receive full exemptions for upcoming tournaments they enter.

The winner of the event will be invited to the AJGA Invitationals later this year.

The AJGA is a nonprofit organization that gives young golfers an opportunity to develop and progress in hopes of receiving college scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Another SAnta Clarita golfer, Alison Lee of Valencia, finished the first round with a two-over 73.


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