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Parsells edges out Chen at NJSGA Junior

HILLSBOROUGH _ Christina Parsells didn't think about Alice Chen's recent dominance of girls and women's golf in New Jersey when she was paired with her for the second and final round of the NJSGA Junior Girls Championship. Parsells, of Bernardsville, certainly was aware of Chen's accomplishments yet kept them out of her head, telling herself "to take it one shot at a time and hit the fairways, hit the greens, make the putts."

Chen wins NJSGA Public Links

PARSIPPANY _ A bogey on the 17th hole, the result of a missed putt, irked Alice Chen. Chen was in a tight battle with Noelle Maertz and the bogey, only one of two in her ultra steady round at the Knoll West Country Club on Tuesday, July 1, left her one stroke behind Maertz, the 2012 NJSGA Women's Public Links Champion.

Lewis is No. 1 again

GALLOWAY _ Stacy Lewis noted that the swings of emotion between her and Christina Kim were "wild" over the last nine holes of the final round at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. "We'd hit good shots and we'd hit terrible shots," Lewis said. "It was actually a little bit up and down. It was kind of exhausting coming in."

Alex misses cut at ShopRite

GALLOWAY _ Swirling winds and unpredictable greens made the going tough for golfers with afternoon tee times at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Wayne native Marina Alex, who teed off at 12:04 p.m. in the LPGA event at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club on Saturday, May 31, was one of many on the course trying to cope with those unpleasant conditions.

Madison's Hopton does it again

FLANDERS _ Stephanie Hopton sensed her daughter, Carley, was stressing in the days and hours leading up to the Morris County Girls Golf Tournament. "I think Carley felt the pressure of what people were expecting from her," Stephanie Hopton said. "She didn't want to mess up."

Locals excel at NJSGA Women's Am

FLORHAM PARK _ Wendy Ferrara not only bears the weight of Taryn Anderson's golf bag as a caddy, she knows - and has witnessed - the progression of her game from the beginning. Ferrara and the 19-year-old Anderson, a Branchville resident, traversed the the course at Brooklake Country Club for three days this week while Anderson competed in the 88th New Jersey State Golf Association Women's Amateur Championship.

Alex has eyes on LPGA

GALLOWAY TWP. _ Marina Alex chose her car, a 2013 Lincoln MKZ, for comfort and spaciousness, both important considerations for someone who spends a significant amount of time engaging in two types of driving. Her vehicle is crucial to her livelihood - playing golf in hopes of becoming a regular on the LPGA Tour.

Chatham's Howard-Johnson fires an 83

SKILLMAN _ Carley Hopton had every reason to feel good about her first nine holes at the NJSIAA Girls Golf Tournament of Champions. Hopton, a sophomore from Madison, was steady. Her putts were falling and her drives were consistently down the middle. She was 1 over par.

Madison's Hopton is MCT champ

FLANDERS _ There was an incentive for Carley Hopton to go to the driving range with her father as a youngster. Each time Hopton hit the ball 100 or more yards at Anchor Golf Land in Whippany, her father, Brad, would buy her a Barbie doll.