Rodriguez wins Deutsche Bank Junior Shootout

Nick Rodriguez (Class of 2013) of Shrewsbury, Mass. and Samantha Marks (Class of 2012) of Maitland, Fla. were the winners of the third-annual Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out, a three-round, 54-hole American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournament that was played Tuesday through today at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth, Mass. Rodriguez shot a final-round, 1-under-par 68 to overcome a six-shot deficit entering Thursday and win the Boys Division by two strokes with a score of 5-over-par 212 (71-73-68). Ben Balter (Class of 2013) of Wayland, Mass. finished at 7-over 214 (68-71-75) and was one of two runners-up.

Complete results for the Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out can be found here. The tournament field consisted of 96 players (72 boys and 24 girls) from 18 states, Ontario, Canada and Mexico. Thirty golfers from Massachusetts and 12 from Connecticut played in the tournament. The Boys Division played the par-69 Plymouth Country Club course at 6,228 yards, while the Girls Division played at 5,855 yards.

The Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out is one of two events that comprise Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Week, which is organized in conjunction with the PGA TOUR’s Deutsche Bank Championship, a FedExCup Playoff tournament Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.